I continue my reviews of Yankee Candles. If you read them then you will know that recently I purchase 10 tarts for £6.50 including postage from ebay. It works out at £0.65p per tart (yes I used a calculator). These should sell for at least £1 in stores.
Todays review is for Farmers Market. Again something I did not pick and have a say. But hey, I am open to trying new things once. Honestly though, we have a farmers market come to our housing development every month and when I think of farmers market, I think of meat and fresh bread. Not really the type of fragrance that you want floating around your bedroom/living room.
What is Farmers Market then? Looking at the front image, its boxes of fruit. Apples and grapes etc. I was going to stick my neck out then and think it was going to be a fruity scent. I opened up the package to reveil the tart and straight away I could not really smell any fruit. It was more of a spice. I broke it in half and asked my wife to sniff, she said it was cinnamon in smell. She was right. There was a very strong smell of cinnamon. Now don't get me wrong, its a nice winter fragrance to have, but it seems that Yankee are putting more and more cinnamon into their candles now.
So to burn the tart, you get a tart burner. Stick a tea light at the bottom which heats up the tart burner and the plate at the top becomes warm and burns the tart. The tart turns into an oil and the fragrance then fills the room. The fragrance should be enough for 8hrs burning before you then smell nothing.
Anyway back to Farmers Market. It melted down and your asking how was it? Well it wasn't unpleasant, its perfectly nice. But the smell of cinnamon is quite evident and trying to smell the fruits is difficult. It is meant to berries, apples and peaches. I do struggle to find them. Moving onto the duration, this was 8hrs of fragrance and the room smelt nicely of sweet cinnamon.
Yes its another lovely fragrance but don't think that what you getting on the label is what you will smell. That cinnamon really does make a difference.
Great for this time of year, a really nice winter fragrance.
Out of the many Yankee Candle products I have bought, the best and most recent candle I found by accident was a candle that I thought was "Orchard Pear," a deliciously vibrant candle that smells of sweet pears and dark cherries. The golden yellowness of the candle's colour made me accidently stumble across a scent that I have often thought was an American market only scent called "Farmers Market," and as such has the same kind of colour with a very different label! This is all very well if you are looking at jars but I found this one nestled in the Yankee Candle Orchard Pear tart drawer at the local shop I buy from and if you have a shop like this near you that has the obligatory country style kitchen cabinets with Yankee Candle slogan at the top, you'll know exactly what I mean if you trust in the colours of the candles and don't read the label!
The "Farmers Market" scent is available in standard varities of Yankee Candle family ranges. Therefore you can buy it in the following versions:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p each.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2)
Small housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-99)
Medium housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £13-99)
Medium 2 wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99)
Large housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99)
Large 2 wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99)
Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99)
Car tab housewarmer jar cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99)
Car air vent gel pack (4-6 weeks duration £2-85, 3 pack additional at £5-98)
Car Pump 'n' Go clip on air vent freshener (4-6 weeks, £7-20)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99)
On-The-Go Travel scented air freshener pen (£5-99, 65 sprays duration, contains odour eliminator additive.)
There are so many wonderful varities of this scent available online, it seems a pity that a real trip to a Yankee Candle stockist is out of the question for some, and especially in the ranges given above, they are not always available if you pay a visit to a Yankee Candle stockist, never mind the poor fact that in some product lines, Yankee Candle UK don't even stock the products on their main website, especially the car accessories! You don't have to overspend on the scented fragrances for example when there are so many other cheaper varieties you can buy such as the fun travel pens or car air vent types. The air vent gels and travel pens are rare finds, so it does pay to know what you're looking for! However, you can also sometimes find "Farmers Market," housewarmer "Car Jars," in a bonus three pack of cardboard tabs just below £6. They are most ideal for closed spaces like cars and closets or drawers for fabric freshening. The labeling for this range in all the varieties however shows a country table brimming with all sorts of colourful fruits and literal "farmers market" produce and the scent on offer seems to conjure up almost all of the fruits and vegetables on offer when it comes to lighting up the candles.
The scent that comes out of the wax tart candle is truly divine and only takes about 15 minutes to come alive. This is quicker than most scented Yankee Candle products! On the top level it is clear that there is a juicy pear scent mixed with sweet red cherries. The middle tone has a rich apple (Yankee Candle state "red apples) but I'd say there is more of a mix of apples and red melon whilst the base tone has a distinctive peach scent that emanates and mixes well with the rest of the very tempting fruits on offer. A very sweet formula that seems to work well but when lit and left, doesn't induce the usual coughing or sneezing as the sweet scent fills the home! It may not be Christmassy, but it does hold a golden ripeness by the thick aura clouds of scent on offer and a beautiful look when the golden yellow candle is lit. Like a lot of Yankee Candles, this scented product also feels very warming when sitting near it and beckons a welcoming approach.
Well, the moment I tried my initial scented wax tart, I knew I had to go out and buy some more since my mum and a lot of her friends fell in love with my candle collection. I had bought 2 of the tarts and one mysteriously went missing before having to go out and buy a lot more. The beauty of the tarts is that, coupled with a tea light fitted burner (or electric), you can really control the amount of scent and at times that are convenient to you as well as dabbling in other scents and then gambling with two different scented tarts at the same time. The downside (but not to me) with this fragrance is that, although it is fresh and inviting, it is quite a heavy, thick fragrance that covers tobacco smells and kitchen pongs (such as burnt bacon) reasonably well. Chopping or slicing the tart in two and only using half will give you a better spread of the scent however, if you don't like heavy scented candles in general. I tried to mix one half of the "Farmers Market," with "Mackintosh Spice," and promptly stank out the home with the combination of spices and sweetness going down! It's a darn shame that the yellow and dark red colouring just changed to an even darker red colouring when the two scents were comvined! It did however work quite well on the basis that Farmers Market already has apples in it just as the latter scent.
There are very few downsides to Farmers Market with the only slight disappointment that the scent will start to die down after a week when using the wax tart format. It isn't as long-lasting as "Mountain Lodge" for example, but this isn't a bad aspect given that "Autumn Fruit," was a total disaster. As an autumnal fruity candle, Farmers Market is a much better alternative with an obviously stronger outcome that is economical of its 90p single priced cost.
In tart wax form you get a solid wax tart, crimpled at the edges and you must have a tart or potpourri oil burner that has at least a 4cm depth in which the tart can be placed after disregarding the cellophane wrapper, in order for it to melt down into a hot oil. Supported by either the matched fragranced tea light candles or unscented types, a potpourri oil burner is an essential accessory to any scented wax tart since the tart doesn't have a wick. Therefore, if you want to keep things cheap at the time of purchase as well as begin a hobby of collecting the scented candles, I would advise an electric oil burner with a removable dish. After the candle has finished, it only takes 15 minutes minimum time when left to cool and placed in a freezer or fridge for the tart wax to harden up again and literally fall out the top when turned over. This makes the tart wax usable to check if there is still scent on the bottom of it so that it can be reused another time or if no scent exists, it's time to dispose of!
If you love the scent of fresh melon, pears, peaches and dark juicy cherries, then you will absolutely adore "Farmers Market," by Yankee Candle. Thick, wild and very potent, the fruity scent is at least mouth watering and at large, golden hues of fresh flavours that will freshen a home completely whilst basking in a luxurious golden yellowness that lights up a home. It is another winner from Yankee Candle that I strongly recommend! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2010