Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle French Lavender
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle French Lavender
Date: 03/02/12, updated on 03/02/12 (131 review reads)
Advantages: Good longevity, strong fragrance.
Disadvantages: If you're not keen on Lavender then don't buy it as it is quite strong.
Browsing the Yankee section in Clintons since Christmas there have been a number of Yankee candles reduced in their sale. I used this opportunity to stack up on wax tarts which were reduced from £1.20 to just 55p each.
The first purchase I made in the sale, I literally just grabbed a few of the wax tarts which were there and to be honest there wasn't a lot of variety as many had already been sold. There was however, a number of these French Lavender scented wax tarts remaining on the shelves and whilst I am not a big fan of Lavender, I decided to buy a couple just because they were a bargain price.
It is worth me pointing out here though that on susbsequent visits to Clintons, the last one being a couple of days ago, there has been many other wax tarts available at half price or less and so it seems Clintons did not put all the stock out in the sale in one go. Indeed I have made further purchases over the weeks in January of a few different fragrances, all at a reduced price.
The French Lavender wax tart is a lilac coloured wax as you would expect with the photograph on the packaging depicting Lavender too. The wax tart had quite a strong smell of Lavender before I even removed it from its packaging and so I thought this would maybe be one of the stronger smelling scents and I was right.
Placing the tart in my burner, I lit a tealight underneath and waited for the wax to begin to melt. As it did, the smell of Lavender began to appear and fill my room.
I can't say I loved the fragrance but I didn't dislike it either at first. I think if you are a fan of Lavender scents then you will love this. My partner thought it was ok and didn't mind it, but I found it was getting a bit sickly after a while and so just used this in short bursts and gave the other one to my daughter.
French Lavender was quite a strong fragrance and it hung in the air for a while after the tealight was extinguished. I achieved the 8 hours of fragrance Yankee state you can expect when burning a wax tart, it was maybe a little longer to be exact and so French Lavender offers good longevity and a decent fragrance release.
To be honest, I know I only bought this because it was reduced and I couldn't resist the bargain price. I know I would never have purchased this one if it had been full price, but if you really like the fragrance of Lavender, you will love this and therefore I am not going to be negative about it as it does what it is meant to do: provide a decent fragrance release with good longevity and smells just like you would expect it to given its name.
This wax tart is still available at branches of Clintons for just 55p, though I think I will resist the bargain prices from now on and only buy the ones which really appeal to me.
French Lavender is also available in votive, tealight and glass jar format from Yankee stockists such as Clintons, Collectables and Debenhams, as well as online retailers such as Amazon and www.yankee.co.uk.
Summary: A good quality waxt tart from Yankee, but the scent wasn't for me.
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