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The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrenace candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.
The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-
(They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).
The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-
Large, Medium and Small Jars
Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
It was a Medium Tumbler I decided to buy as they looked a good size for the money.
Presentation, Packaging and Price
I purchased my Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses from yankeedirect.co.uk after they came up on a google search. On this website these cost between £7 and £10 each.
The Yankee Candle I bought was a Regular size costing £7.09 with free delivery. When delivery - 2 days after ordering - it arrived in a brown cardboard box. On this box was the Yankee Direct information along with the words "Ohhh it's arrived". This was a nice touch I though and I couldn't wait to tear into it. I opened the box and nestled inside surround by poly pieces was my beautiful Yankee candle.
The Regular Tumblers are a good sized candle presented in a glass jar with a brushed metal lid. On the front there is an image of Roses. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. On the lid the 'Yankee Candle' name is embossed on the top. The whole design is very simple but still looks stylish and luxurious.
The Candle fills the glass jar about 3/4 of the way up the jar. My Cut Roses is a pink red and as soon as you take the lid off the jar the smell hits you immediately. As the glass jar is clear you can see the colour of the the candle all the way to the bottom which is a nice touch and mans you could colour coordinate the candles to your home decor. The regular tumblers are said to have a burning time of 35-45 hours which when you put in perspective of the price means the pricing it more reasonable than you may first think. Many of the cheaper fragrance candles will set you back around £5 and only burn for less than half of the Yankee candle range.
The fragrance is fab, just like roses and strong enough to fill a room with its delicate scent!
I love Yankee candles but whenever I buy them I tend to buy them in wax tart form as this is the most affordable way of buying them in my opinion. The tumblers and jars are usually pretty expensive which is why I rarely buy them, however when I came across some on offer in Brigg garden centre I decided to treat my self to a couple of them and I chose two different fragrances.
I chose lilac blossoms and fresh cut roses. I will be reviewing the fresh cut roses fragrance as this is the one that I have been burning for the past few days. The average price for a large Yankee tumbler is around £20 depending on where you buy it from and they're very widely available from gift shops, card shops, some supermarkets, Boots, amazon and so on. I paid £11 for each of mine and the price before they were reduced was £18.50 so I made a very good saving!
I think that even at the substantially reduced price of £11 this was quite an expensive candle but I do love the fragrance and even though it has been burning for the past few days for a couple of hours per day the wax does not look like it has worn down very much so it is obviously good value for money. The tumbler itself is glass and feels really sturdy and good quality, and the overall look of the candle is quite posh and expensive looking and because of the Yankee candle label it is obvious that it is a Yankee candle.
The baby pink wax can be seen through the transparent glass which I like, it's a pretty shade and the tumbler is much nicer looking than an average cheap candle. The lid is easy to remove and put back on and there are two wicks. I'm not sure why there are two wicks but I find them easy to light. The smell of this fragrance is lovely, it smells of roses and has a nice sweet edge to it so it doesn't have that mature granny kind of smell to it like some floral fragrances can have. The smell of the roses is realistic rather than artificial smelling which is nice.
It is a pretty strong fragrance though and I think some people might find it a bit too overpowering. I love the smell though and my fiancé has commented on it too and said it smells nice, he's not complained about it being too girly or anything either so he must like it. It is a nice summery fragrance and not the cosiest scent from the Yankee candle range but it is still a nice scent and it doesn't feel out of place burning this during November as the fragrance is quite versatile.
The smell is fresh, clean, light and homely, the fragrance fills my home within 10-15 minute of been lit but almost as soon as it is lit the smell is noticeable and my living room is full of the fragrance within 5 minutes. The great thing about this is that the fragrance lingers for ages after I've blown the candle out so I only need to burn it for a couple of hours and then I'll blow it out an hour or so before I go to bed and the smell hangs around for ages which is good as it means that the candle will obviously last longer.
The burn time of the large tumbler is 70 to 90 hours so you certainly get your money's worth, however I still wouldn't pay the full price and I'm glad I got this on offer as I just can't justify spending nearly £20 on a candle. I'm knocking a star off because of the pricing - even at the reduced price it was a little expensive, but other than that I'm happy with my purchase, the tumbler is good quality and I really like the fragrance.
My friend bought me a selection of Yankee Candle wax tarts and I am still working my way through them. One of the wax tarts that she bought for me was the fresh cut roses scent and this is my review of that product.
I am sure that most people are now aware that a wax tart is a wickless piece of wax which is designed to be melted in a tart burner over the heat of a tea light candle and which will then fragrance your room. It was through Dooyoo that I actually became aware of the wax tarts and I have tried many fragrances now and they are my favourite way to fragrance my home. Whilst I have tried a couple of other branded wax tarts it is always Yankee Candle that I come back to as I have found them to be the best quality by a mile.
The fresh cut roses wax tart comes wrapped in a tight clear plastic wrapping. On the front of the plastic wrapping there is a sticker which has the Yankee Candle name as well as the fragrance name. There is also a picture of some various coloured roses which helps despict the fragrance. I have to say that this isn't a fragrance that I would have chosen for myself as I tend to associate the smell of roses with my Grandma but I was willing to try this pink coloured wax tart as it was given to me as a gift.
I placed the wax tart in my tart burner and lit a tea light underneath it and as always I then go off and do a few things to allow the tart to melt and the fragrance to fill the room. When I returned to the room the scent was strong and really floral. If I am honest the scent was initially too strong although it was quite authentic smelling I thought. I left the tea light burning under the wax tart for a couple of hours before blowing it out and I have to say the sweet smell of roses did linger for a couple of hours after that. The second time I came to light the tea light I noticed that the smell of the wax tart wasn't quite as strong but for me it was much better as it was a sweet scent which although obviously still floral wasn't as intense and so suited me better. I actually enjoyed the scent of this wax tart much more when the scent had eased down a little bit and although it wasn't as strong it still filled the room and so suited my needs.
A wax tart lasts around eight hours burning in terms of giving off fragrance and I think this wax tart has given me around that amount of time already. The scent is weaker now but I do think that it has a few more hours of scent in it. As a wax tart costs around £1 to £1.20 I think that it offers good value in terms of fragrance and as always a wax tart is a good way to test fragrances to see if you want to buy it in a larger format or something. I would recommend this fragrance to fans of strong floral fragrances and whilst I wouldn't go out and buy it again for myself if I were to receive this as a gift again I would happily burn it as once the fragrance settled it was more pleasant for me.
Thank you for reading my review!
I love Yankee Candles but I usually stick to the wax tarts and the samplers as there are so many to choose from that I want to try as many as possible and it would be far too expensive to keep buying the jars. I save the jars for those scents that I really like and want to last.
I received a Fresh Cut Roses jar for Christmas off a friend from work as she knows how much I like and enjoy Yankee candles. I have tried a couple of rose scented candles before and they aren't my favourite fragrances as I find them too flowery and a bit sickly so I was a little dubious to try this one in case I didn't like it.
Luckily for me this is a nicer smelling roses fragrance than the other ones that I have tried and although I wouldn't buy it myself I did appreciate and enjoy it for the time it took me to burn it down and for people who usually generally enjoy rose fragrances then I would highly recommend this one to them because as I said it is a nicer and more subtle rose fragrance than a load of others I have smelt.
Fresh cut roses comes in a glass jar and the wax is a lovely delicate pink colour that really gives you an idea of the type of fragrance this is. It is very feminine but as it is quite a light fragrance it isn't too girly and sickly. I think it smells very true to life and not too artificial which is the biggest problem that I have with rose fragranced products. Usually they exaggerate the smell too much and it ends up smelling nothing like real roses whereas with this one I think it actually does smell more like fresh roses do.
Although the fragrance itself is subtle it actually fills a room really well with the scent and it projects well. The fragrance also lingers for a long time after I have burnt the candle and I can smell it for hours afterwards. It is a good smell for helping to mask general household smells such as my dog and cooking but it doesn't smell so strong that it becomes cloying and overpowering. One other thing that puts me off rose smelling products such as candles is that I do think they can end up smelling very 'old' but this is light enough that it doesn't have that old lady smell and doesn't remind me of my nanas drawer liners.
This is a pleasant smelling candle and I am glad that I got to try it. I probably wouldn't buy this for myself again but that is only because there are so many other fragrances that I want to try but I did think it was nice and delicate and the fragrance of rose was one of the better ones that I have tried as it was a lot more true to life than some others.
If you generally tend to like rose then this is definitely one that you should try as I think that you will like and appreciate its light delicate fragrance. If rose is something that you hate then stay away but if like me rose is something you want to like but are used to the more artificial smelling products then you might be surprised by this particular candle and its scent.
I got this in a medium glass jar but it is also available in wax tarts, samplers and larger glass jars. The price for the medium one that I got seems to be about £15 and this is about usual for Yankee candles. It is expensive but the quality is there and the candles burn for absolutely ages before burning out so even if you burn it an hour a day the candle should still last you for at least a couple of months.
I was introduced to the brand Yankee Candles through reading reviews, and over the past 15 months or so I have experimented with a few different varieties to see where my preference lies.
This Fresh Cut Roses variety was an impulse purchase. I was browsing birthday cards in WH Smiths when I saw a shelf full of yankee candles, and I decided to get myself a couple of votives to try out. If I remember correctly, the price was around £1.10 or £1.15 for a 49g candle. The votives are about the same diameter as a tea light candle, but a couple of inches tall, and you really need a holder to burn them in to get the best effect.
The thing that attracted me to this particular variety was the lovely baby pink colour to the candle. All votives are wrapped in cellophane, and in the case of this scent, I could not smell any scent through the packaging before I bought this.
The label on the cellophane shows a lovely picture of a bunch of roses up close. Rather than sticking to pink like the candle itself, there are yellows and different shades of pink, and it was very appealing to me.
The scent of this one was quite pungent as soon as I took the cellophane off. I am not a huge fan of floral scents, and this had a bit of an acrid edge to it. It reminded me more of cleaning products like air freshener rather than a bunch of flowers. I have to say I was rather disappointed.
The scent to this is quite strong while the candle is burning. It travels round the room well and lingers when the candle is extinguished, but I found I couldn't burn it that long near me as it has the sort of scent that I can taste at the back of my throat and I found it a bit unpleasant. I think if my nose was feeling a little sensitive when my hayfever is playing up that this would really aggravate me.
The candle burned nicely like all the other votives I have experienced. The wax melted evenly, and there was not any smoke or soot from the candle to spoil my experience.
While not completely horrible, I cannot see me purchasing this one again. The strength is there to the scent, but it overpowers me and I haven't really enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. I am coming to the conclusion that I am not a fan of the floral scents that Yankee candle produce, and perhaps I should stick to the spice and food based scents that do appeal to me.
Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses tart
I do really like my house to smell nice and a week or so ago I had some vouchers for our local garden centre , a very clever ploy as I always spend far more than the voucher is worth, and so a friend and I went up there to have a look around. We started with a coffee and a cake to get our energy up then went an looked around all the lovely and rather expensive things they had for sale. I spent quite some time sniffing all the Yankee candles trying to limit my selection. I find that I can smell them better in the candles as you can take the lids off then I buy the tarts as they are cheaper and also I find the scent carries better too.
The garden centre isn't the cheapest place to buy these as they are £1.20 but as I had a voucher for £1 I did buy a couple, this was one of them.
The 'Fresh Cut Roses' scented one I used in our little room where we spend most of time. It is warmer in there as the fire is in the room next door sharing the wall and in the room is our TV, computer and a comfortable chair and of course at least one cat to share the sofa with me. I had recently been burning the wonderful 'Cherry blossom' tart and really loved that so was hoping this would provide the same sort of vibe as that one.
I love the sweet smell of roses and I so often find nowadays that roses look beautiful but have so little scent. I love a good old fashioned English rose full of rosy scent. Lush have captured this scent in their perfume 'Imogen Rose' and the bubble bar 'Rose Jam' but all so often rose scents are false and cloying.
Yankee describe Fresh Cut Roses as 'an intoxicating English garden of fragrant heirloom roses' andI am happy to say that indeed it does smell of good old fashioned English roses! I find Yankee fragrances can be hit and miss but this one is a hit as it smells exactly as it says of fresh roses, the cut part is irrelevant as I can sniff them just as easily on the bush as freshly cut. It doesn't have that Avon floral smell that some of their old perfumes had but rather more the Lush smell so obviously the essential oils they use must be genuine
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here . They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a big Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby and despite the fact that I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive I do occasionally buy from there. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few. Now I have found them in B&Q too , I bought one of their 'Simply Home ' range but I think they had others too not 'Simply Home'.
I had to cut the very tightly sealed plastic wrap from the outside then as I took the tart out I had a good sniff. It smelled quite wonderfully rose like. In fact had I just sniffed and had my eyes shit I would have thought that it was a rose under my nose rather than the little tart, it was so fresh and real rose like. There was none of that false strong scent that you get in cheap rose scented stuff like Avon talc or the like so I would happily buy this again.
This little tart is a such a pretty girly pink colour that melts to a clear deep pink colour in my burner. On the front is a picture of a a huge bunch of roses in pastel colours mainly but they all look like the sort of roses that you grow for scent rather than what they look like in neat buds, these are fully out and really pretty.
I popped the tart onto my nice white new burner and I put a lighted tea light underneath and waited. The tart began to melt quite quickly and then the scent began to fill the room. Despite the fact that I chose to light this on a really miserable day the scent filled my with a feeling of happiness, I could close my eyes and sniff and imagine I was sitting on our patio in the sun with our lovely climbing rose in full bloom wafting rosy loveliness over me. It wasn't that heavy scent but more light and fresh and with a hint of summer too.
As the tart melted the scent became stronger and now there was definitely a wonderfully rose scented garden in summer sort of smell filling the room. This I feel is one of Yankee' s lighter more fresh and summery sort of scents and therefore better for that time of year though it could lift your sprits in those dismal dark days we have in winter too.I am now one of Yankee's biggest fans and I do love this scent it goes up there with the Cherry Blossom one as one of my favourite floral scents from Yankee.
I put this one in the small room we sit in on the windowsill as ours is a tiled sill so there is no danger of the heat burning anything through the burner. Even though tea lights have the wax safely within their aluminium foils they can still create a massive amount of heat that will damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put my burners either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a burner with melted wax as they are very hot and melted wax can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings.
Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I am absolutely delighted with this fragrance it is my sort of scent. I can sit in the room and close my eyes and imagine I am in the garden enjoying the roses in the summer instead of looking out of the window to see my poor chery blossom being blown around in the wind and the rain spoiling it when it was coming to be looking at its best. The scent does not knock you out with its strength but it was plenty strong enough to fill the room with its aroma.
Thank you Yankee candles for this lovely scented tart, I will certainly be buying this one again as it smells so wonderfully fresh and natural. This will be one that I will buy over and over again as it is just perfect in my view. I do love the heavy sweet scents of pumpkin and sandalwood but if the floral scent is natural and light then these make perfect summery scents. This is one that my husband commented on how nice it smelled and he isn't one to notice usually. The nice thing is that it smells natural and the sort of scent you could have in the bedroom or even for a lovely relaxing bath teamed with Lush's 'Rose jam' bubble bar but maybe not in the kitchen as it isn't really a kitchen sort of smell.
I would definitely recommend this 'Fresh Cut Roses' scent as a fresh natural floral fragrance which captures the essence of an English Rose garden in June. I am impressed with the smell and its ability to freshen the room and would thoroughly recommend these tarts from Yankee candle. The scents are all quite different and all smell pleasant and natural as opposed to synthetic and unpleasant.
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When it comes to the brand that is Yankee whenever I see the little wax tarts I usually buy a couple every time I see them. For £1.20 in my local shop (each) I get a high quality fragrance that usually lasts me about 8 hours when burned, and to me thats excellent value for money.
The packaging as always is very simple on the wax tarts. See through plastic with a picture of different coloured roses is on the front and we are told that it is of course a Yankee product and that it is indeed Fresh Cut Roses in scent then on the back of it there is another label on there and we are shown diagramns of don't and contact details for Yankee are given.
The Tart Itself:
Well this little tart is a lovely baby pink colour and is of course a thick round shape of wax that is fluted to the edges of it. You can of course burn this on its own in an oil burner, part of it or even pop a bit of this in with another scent of your choice though I'm a purist and don't do that to be honest with you.
I could smell the lovely and real smell or roses this has to it before I placed a lit tealight under it and within 5 minutes it had melted really well and was letting off a real nice and distinctive, natural aroma or roses. I thought this may be a little cloying and heavy but it really isn't though in my opinion this is one that slightly more maturer ladies will appreciate and its a mature fragrance thats very feminine.
It scents the air wonderfully and once I've blown my tealight out I can still smell the scent lingering in my flat for a good hour or so and of course you can simply burn it till used or choose and blow your candle out to which the wax firms back up for next time and I did get about 7 and half hours of fragrance from this which pleased you greatly.
I like this one in my bedroom and I do recommend it for women out there!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I am a big candle lover, and love Yankee Candle, even though they are the top end of the market on price. However, this one was purchased for me as a present, and I was pleased to see that it was a small sampler, as there is no room for any more big candles in my room at the moment!
I however, was expecting a small candle, so a lot of confusion came with the fact that a votive is actually a wick-less candle you put into an oil burner. Thankfully, I had an oil burner, but not a very big one for the size of the votive, so I would suggest purchasing the actual Yankee Candle one if possible.
The candle is a 22g small round disc , with jagged edges, and this one is a lovely baby pink colour. It is tightly sealed in plastic to keep the votive fresh. The smell? Unfortunately this was a bit off putting for me. Along with the fact I am not much of a flower lover, it was quite perfumed and false. However, I didn't purchase the candle and figured it would not only be rude but a waste of an expensive candle to not give it a try.
Without thinking I did just place the whole votive on top of the oil burner, which turned out to be a bit of a mistake as as I returned in five minutes, I had a nice coating of wax across my dressing table. However. the wax is not ridiculously hot as it is not directly being heated and after scraping it up from the dressing table, I just popped it back into the oil burner, in which is turned back into liquid within minutes. The votive burns very quickly and despite my original thoughts, leaves a very gentle and soft, feminine scent around the room. Although small, if used in small amounts you can make this little votive last forever. When the candle is blown out the votive will set in the top on the oil burner and all you need to do is re-light the candle again to turn the votive back into oil. I have also used once, and have 80% of the votive left (Had to take out of the oil burner after bout 5 minutes, as it was about to overflow, so saved the rest) Definitely 5+ uses.
Overall I liked the scent and the idea of using a votive a lot more than I thought I would. I would definitely recommend and will jump at the chance of purchasing more smells. A tip from a personal point of view would be to cut up the votive into segments, a lot of wax produced from such a small candle.
**Please note that this review is for the Votive version of Fresh Cut Roses**
Fresh Cut Roses was a radical change of direction for me when it came to placing my last order with yankeedoodle as I generally don't like the floral scents that Yankee Candles produce and mention that fact in pretty much every review I write on their products, What on earth possessed me to buy this votive still remains a mystery to me though I suspect I was swayed by the fact it was only 70p as opposed to it's 'proper' price of £1.60 and as I'm a sucker for a bargain I concluded that it wouldn't hurt to give this one a try and perhaps change my opinion on floral scents in general. Well, that's my excuse for buying this one anyway...
Sampler candles, or votives as they are also known are one of the range of wax products that Yankee Candles produce. They're small in size and are a fragrance-infused candle which when lit give off an aromatic scent and are designed to gently freshen and fragrance the area around it. Yankee produce a wide ranging selection of scents to suit the vast majority of tastes and it should be pretty obvious by now that I have an addiction to these candles and also the wax tarts Yankee produce. Sampler candles are generally not as strong as Yankee's other products but can act as an introduction to the scents on offer, they burn for around 15 hours and depending on which one you choose determines how much fragrance you are likely to get with some providing a good deal of fragrance and others a disappointing amount. As mentioned, Fresh Cut Roses was recently available on sale and expecting very little from it I lit this one this morning when the sun made an unexpected appearance and it has been gently fragrancing my living room for much of today.
Fresh Cut Roses
In its wrapper Fresh Cut Roses is probably one of the most feminine looking candles I've ever seen from Yankee. It's baby pink in colour and has a illustrative sticker of roses on its trunk, to say that this really doesn't suit me or my personality is an understatement but as I often mention when writing about these things it's the fragrance that's important for me not how it looks and once out of its wrapper it's safely hidden in a votive holder anyway so I can (almost) forgive how it's packaged and presented.
There's no denying that Yankee have once again managed to recreate an authentic aroma with Fresh Cut Roses and after a few minutes of its wick being lit I was able to detect its light and fragrant top notes of something best described as 'flowery'. I'm no expert when it comes to picking out how individual flowers smell so can't really say if this did smell of roses except to say that it was as floral as I thought it was going to be but wasn't as cloying or as heavy as I anticipated. Instead this was actually quite nice if I'm being honest, it's a light fragrance which gently hung in the background of my living room and unlike some other Yankee 'floral' productions this didn't remind me of "old ladies". That doesn't mean I'm converted to the floral scents though, this one still reminded me of generic air freshener which I usually despise and whilst it wasn't particularly strong in votive format that can only be seen as a positive thing in my opinion. I would imagine that Fresh Cut Roses could be far more pungent in another format though and for a change I'm actually quite pleased that its intensity in votive form wasn't that great, it is pleasant enough and certainly aromatic but it's not to my taste and I really should have known better when I bought this one as I knew it wasn't going to appeal to me really.
This does, once again, come down to individual tastes and as an experiment I was quite pleased with Fresh Cut Roses as it has demonstrated that Yankee can produce light floral fragrances rather than them all being heavy and cough-inducing. For the right person I would imagine that this would hold a great deal of appeal and it's no surprise to see that others have raved about this one in their reviews. It's just not my 'thing' and floral scents are so removed from what I'm like as a person that I don't think I'll ever find one that I really enjoy however I did appreciate the fact that this one was light and airy and did have a 'nice' aroma. 'Nice' isn't really what I go for in fragrances though as I prefer something with a kick or added interest so I will, in the future, stick to what I know I'm going to like and not be swayed by any low prices that I find on the internet.
My votive has been burning on and off for the past few hours and the initial flourish of fragrance has all but evaportated now so I'm left with a candle that is purely decorative. I do keep getting a whiff of something from it though, but it's not that noticeable anymore and again in votive format this is rather disappointing if not unexpected. This isn't one that you should buy if you want something to fragrance your home for hour after hour but as far as candles go it looks nice and I'm sure many people will appreciate its colour. If the fragrance is important to you then I would suggest investing in a tart burner and buying the wax tarts that Yankee produce as their intenstity is a lot greater and overall you do get better value for money from them and at around a pound each they are a inexpensive way of getting an idea of the fragrances on offer. Votives are probably best suited to those who like the look of candles and want something that gently produces a light fragrance so again it comes down to individual choice and tastes. I wouldn't buy Fresh Cut Roses again in any format as it's fragrance wasn't one that appealed to me even though I did think it was nice, it's just too feminine and too floral for me and didn't change my mind about this range of Yankee products.
I'm awarding 3 stars as a rating which is an average score. Fresh Cut Roses will appeal to plenty of people and I can understand its popularity, its longevity in votive format is once again a disappointment though and I wouldn't recommend it in this format unless you are someone who does like the look that candles create. I wouldn't buy this fragrance again but I wouldn't put anyone else off from buying it if they are fond of lightly floral scents.
Thanks for reading, please note that this review originally appeared on ciao under my username.
I have always loved the smell and look of Yankee Candles but the price of them put me off a little. That is, until I discovered that Yankee Candle make candle 'tarts', which are fragranced wax tarts with no wick and are designed for use with oil burners. The tarts are disc shaped, they measure around 5cm and come in a huge amount of fragrances. The best part is that they only cost £1.05 which are a fraction of the cost of the Yankee Candles which come in glass jars! All of the candle tarts come packaged in a clear plastic wrapper with the Yankee label on the front. They are easy to use, just place the tart on an oil burner and light an unscented tea light below and wait for the tart to melt and release it's fragrance.
I love rose scented products so when I found Fresh Cut Roses in my local card shop, I brought it without hesitation! I placed mine in my oil burner and as with all Yankee tarts, it started to melt quickly. Yankee describe Fresh Cut Roses as 'an intoxicating English garden of fragrant heirloom roses' and it really does smell of a garden of roses! I find Yankee fragrances to smell authentic and not fake and Fresh Cut Roses is no exception, it really does smell of a real rose and it fills my room with scent that is not overpowering or sickly sweet. I believe Yankee candles contain natural extracts which may explain why their candles smell so good. Fresh Cut Roses is my favourite Yankee scent so far and I would recommend it to anyone (unless they didn't like the smell of roses)!
The tarts fit into any standard oil burner but I have found that you can cut the tart in half and still have plenty to burn, making them even more economical! Each tart is meant to last for 8 hours scent-wise but I have been burning my tart for a couple of months and it still smells great.
I brought my tart from Clinton Cards but you can buy them from many garden centres, yankee.co.uk, ebay and many other online retailers where they can often be found a few pence cheaper but bear in mind postage costs.
I would really recommend Yankee Candle tarts to anyone, especially those who are looking to try Yankee at a low cost.
Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses has got to be one of the most popular in the range and a very classic, feminine floral scent that will remind you of strolling through a rose garden after the rain has just come down. It smells perfectly of its name sake and unlike those other cheap candles available out there it doesn't smell fake and chemically, you know those candles that I'm talking about. The ones with the acrid smell that is overpowering and completely knocks your nostrils for six, not this fragrance by Yankee - their Fresh Cut Roses tart smells completely authentic and natural, a fresh and floral aroma that smells of newly cut roses.
The fragrance is sweet and natural smelling, certainly not heavy or old fashioned. The aroma starts to filter quickly into the room as the tart begins to melt and soon the room is filled with a light natural smell that is reminiscent of spring and summer. I find that the fragrance isn't sickly in the slightest, it is beautifully floral and gives a good 8 hours of fragrance which I think is very good for a little wax tart that costs just over £1.00.
In my view it is undoubtedly another fabulous fragrance from Yankee.
Like a lot f people I love Yankee Candles. They are by far the best when it comes to scented candles. I like to use their wax tarts to fragrance my home. They come in many different fragrances, fruity, floral and several other. My favourite scents are the floral ones. The latest one I've been burning is Fresh Cut Roses. I was drawn to this one because not only is it floral but its also a lovely shade of pink.
The tart is a small flatish wax disc. It has crimped edges and resembles a jam tart. Its about the same size as one too. They come wrapped tightly in plastic with a label on the front. This usually has a picture of whatever fragranced tart you have bought. The Fresh Cut Roses one has a picture of roses on it as you would expect.
You can smell the tart through the plastic wrapper and this gives you a bit of an idea as to weather you will like it.
Wax tarts are quite soft and feel slightly oily to touch. To use them you will need a burner. You can use all of the tart at once on the burner or break it in half. I tend to melt it all at once.
As soon as the tart starts to melt the fragrance filters round the room. Yankee only use pure natural extracts in their wax. The Fresh Cut Roses tart really does smell of fresh roses, theres nothing artificial about it. Within 10m minutes of melting it you could almost imagine you were in a rose garden, it's a lovely sweet smell, not too strong and overpowering either.
When I'm burning the wax tarts I can smell the fragrance all over my house.
Each tart should fragrance your room for 8 hours. I would say this is pretty accurate. The wax tarts cost roughly a pound each, so good value for money in my opinion.
Yankee products can be found on several websites
You often find they do muliti packs of the wax tarts, this sometimes works out cheaper than buying them individually.
I would recommend the Fresh Cut Roses wax tart. It has a lovely real rose fragrance that's warm, sweet and delicate. One I shall be buying again.
If you have read any of my previous reviews then you will probably know that I have a bit of a passion/obsession for Yankee Candles. I always find it very hard to choose between scents, so at the moment I am mainly buying the Yankee tarts as using them means I can buy lots of different scents to suit my mood rather than just one large candle.
The most recognisable Yankee Candles are the jar candles which look like large sweet jars filled with wax. These are usually priced at anything between £7 and £18 which is fairly expensive, so I tend to buy either the small votive candles or the wax tarts which is what I will be reviewing here. I believe you can also get the Fresh Cut Roses scent in the form of a tumbler, room spray and plug in air freshener.
The latest Yankee scent I have tried is the fresh cut roses. This is one I have been meaning to try for quite some time now, but I somehow hadn't quite got round to it. I know this is definitely one of the more popular Yankee fragrances, and I remember around Mother's Day seeing Fenwick's had a huge table of Yankee Candles in only this fragrance.
The tarts don't have a wick, they're simply discs of fragranced wax and to use them you will also need a tart burner. The basic ones cost from around £5 but if you want something more elaborate expect to pay a lot more. A tart burner is similar to an oil burner...you simply put the wax tart in the top and light a candle underneath to melt it and release the fragrance into your room.
One of the best things about Yankee Candles for me is the strength and accuracy of the fragrances. Fresh cut roses smells exactly as the name would suggest. It is to me a very natural rose smell, not too over the top or synthetic. I think most people like the smell of roses, and I think a Yankee Candle in this scent would be a lovely alternative gift to a bunch of flowers - and it would no doubt last much longer too. The colour of the wax is a pale pink, so very feminine and I'd think probably one that would appeal more to women than men.
When I lit the tea light underneath the tart burner I found that the wax started to melt very quickly. The smell began to filter round the room within only about 5 minutes and it stayed strong for the duration the tealight was lit (and a little while after). I found that the scent was strong and filled the whole room, and it smelled fresh and wasn't too heavy. I was worried the rose scent might smell a little old fashioned, but it wasn't at all, it was simply light and summery.
The wax tarts have a burn time of 8 hours, after which they lose their fragrance. If you want to use it for a few hours and then change to a new scent or simply use the rest at a later date that's fine - just wait for the tart to cool, remove it from the burner and store in a plastic freezer bag. You can also break tarts up and 'cocktail' the fragrances to make your own unique scent.
These tarts tend to cost between 99p and £1.15. I buy mine from www.yankeedoodle.com where they are priced at £1 each.
Overall I was very pleased with this fragrance. It made my home smell lovely and was a strong scent that filled the room without being sickly or overpowering. This is definitely a Yankee fragrance that I would recommend.
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