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The product I am reviewing is a wax tart by Yankee Candle. I recently purchased a Yankee burner so treated myself to lots of wax tarts, some of which were part of bundles and some I just thought I would try them because they sounded nice. The tart I am reviewing is called 'Fireside Treats' which has the sweet scent of delicious toasted marshmallows. I quite like some of the slightly sweeter scented wax tarts and this one sounded delicious which is why I purchased this particular one. The wax tart is around 1cm thick and although its round in shape it has a nice scalloped edge to it. Each wax tart is individually wrapped in clear cellophane. There should be a label on the top which tells you the scent of the wax tart and there's also always a picture which represents the scent of the tart. In this case the picture is of 2 marshmallows on sticks that look as though they are being toasted over a fire. On the bottom is a round label which shows picture where you should and shouldn't place the wax tart. As obvious as it may be this wax tart is only for use with Yankee burners or other suitable burners. I always gently snip the cellophane with some scissors and then peel the wrapper off. If the wax tart has been battered a little whilst in the packaging you may find some small bits of wax come off with the packaging. Due to this I always tend to remove the packaging over the top of a bin to prevent any mess that it may make. If you don't want to use the full wax tart it can be broken in half. I have never done this so I am unsure how easily the wax tart breaks. You can also use half of the wax tart with another half of a different wax tart to create your own scent. I have never done this either as I prefer to just use the wax tarts on their own. Each wax tart has around 8hrs burning time.
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I purchased this wax tart along with lots of other from the Yankee Direct website (www.yankeedirect.com). The wax tart is priced at £1.20 or you can purchase a mixture of wax tarts 10 for the price of 8 which I think is quite good. You can also purchase various other items in this scent as well including:
* Large Jar - £19.49
* Medium Jar - £16.49
* Small Jar - £7.99
* Tea Lights (Set of 12) - £5.06
* Sampler - £1.20
You can also purchase Yankee products from www.yankeecandle.co.uk and various other places on the internet. The Yankee range is also available to buy at most garden centres and also from Clinton Cards stores. I don't think there is much difference in the price of the items.
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Using the Wax Tart
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Before burning the wax tart I could smell a nice sweet scent from it; however I didn't find this too sweet or overpowering. The scent did remind me a little of light, fluffy marshmallows. I placed the wax tart into the top of the burner and lit a small tea light and placed it in the bottom of the burner. Within around 5mins the wax tart started melting and the scent started to be released from the tart. The scent was quite sweet but it wasn't too strong so wasn't overpowering. To me I didn't think the scent of the wax tart smelt much like toasted marshmallows but the scent was still pleasant and I still liked it anyway. The scent of the wax tart filled my bedroom and the smell was very noticeable when walking into my bedroom. The scent from the wax tart didn't really drift out of my bedroom like some other scents have. I had the tea light burning for at least an hour and I didn't find it overpowering or so sweet that it was sickly. When asking my mother what she thought it smelt of her reply was that she thought it smelt like vanilla. When I told her that it was meant to smell like toasted marshmallows she agreed with me that it didn't quite smell like this. After blowing the tea light out the scent from the tart lingered a little but not for very long. It had disappeared within 3-4 minutes.
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this wax tart as I think it's a slightly unusual scent, although that's nothing new with Yankee. The wax tart did smell quite pleasant before I had even lit the tea light and I like the sweet scent that the wax tart seemed to have to it. It didn't take long to smell the scent from the wax tart shortly after it melted. The scent started off quite weak but then got slightly stronger, although it didn't get so strong that it was overpowering. This tart definitely has a sweet scent to it but I don't really think it smells much of marshmallow. There is a slight vanilla scent to the wax tart which is really nice. The scent doesn't really linger for long after blowing out the tea light, although this isn't something that really bothered me too much. In terms of value I think the wax tart is good value and it is a nice scent despite the fact that I didn't really think it smelt of toasted marshmallows. Although this is a nice scent and I did like it, it's not a favourite scent of mine. I would probably purchase the wax tart again although it wouldn't be my first choice. If you like slightly sweet scents than you will probably really like this one.
(review will also appear on ciao)
'The joys of camp...mesmerized by the fire, singing and laughing while toasting marshmallows to rich, gooey perfection'.
Fireside Treats is a 2013 Yankee Candle release and is available in various formats including housewarmer jars and tealights. The cheapest way to experience this scent is by purchasing a wax tart.
A wax tart is a disc of solid wax which contains natural extracts. The tart should be melted in an appropriate tart burner and can be reused until the scent completely disappears. Each tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent. This particular tart is white in colour and is simply packaged within a clear, plastic wrapper. The label on the front illustrates marshmallows toasting over a fire - yum!
~Where To Buy~
Fireside Treats wax tart can be purchased from your local Yankee Candle supplier. It can also be bought online from www.yankeescents4u.com. Expect to pay around £1.15-£1.25 per tart.
Whilst browsing around a local department store, I spotted a range of Yankee scents that I hadn't tried before. I decided to treat myself and replenish my stock of wax tarts. I was drawn to Fireside Treats because of the tempting marshmallow picture on the label - it looked delicious and I was intrigued. I paid £1.25 for my wax tart but you can pick them up cheaper on eBay if you are willing to purchase quite a few at the same time.
This tart is ideal for melting in the evening in my opinion. I have been melting tarts more frequently in the evening again as the weather has turned quite dull and wet up here. I just love the cosy atmosphere created by this wax tart. I popped the full tart into my electric burner bowl and within 20 minutes or so, the tart was fully melted. I knew I was going to like Fireside Treats from the moment I unwrapped it. It had a delicious sweet scent to it which I couldn't quite place but I loved it.
The strength of this wax tart is quite impressive. With my tart burner placed in the alcove of my living room, the scent filtered perfectly well and a gorgeous sweetness was evident in my hallway and kitchen. I was able to experience the full 'flavour' of this scent in the living room and whilst this scent won't be to everyones tastes due to how sweet it is, I found it to be gorgeous and not at all sickly. It left my home smelling amazing and very welcoming to any visitors as well as eliminating any homely odours. It is rich and inviting.
Fireside Treats filled my home with the most delightful, food-y aroma. This is the closest I will probably get to toasting marshmallows around an open campfire if I am being honest but I have previously toasted marshmallows at home! A warm, heavenly sweetness is evident - mainly a creamy vanilla with a gorgeous sugary, marshmallow undertone. At times, the depth of the scent changes to reflect the 'toasted' aspect of the marshmallows - a slight warm, burnt undertone which gives the scent a very authentic feel. I was very impressed by how well Yankee Candle captured this scent and was pleased that it didn't appear too sickly sweet. I found myself licking my lips at the moreish aroma that filled the air.
Fireside Treats appeals greatly to me as I love sweet aromas. It is well layered and the different sweet notes have been selected well. If you aren't keen on the smell of vanilla, you are unlikely to appreciate this one. I melted this tart for a few hours at a time over a few evenings and found that the main body of scent lasted around 10 hours with a faint sweetness being evident for a short while after this time. I was pleased that the sweet aroma remained in the air in my living room for a good 30 minutes after turning my tart burner off. For £1.25, this tart is very much a treat and I would highly recommend this scent. It is warm and succulent - perfect for cold Autumn or Winter evenings.
Thanks for reading :)