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I have always been aware of Yankee candles but until a couple of years ago, I had never been the owner of one. At Christmas, my partners Mum bought us a large Yankee candle and we fell in love with them. On a recent visit to out local designer outlet, we decided to visit the Yankee Candle shop and treat ourselves to some candles.
I am usually quite tight with my money and I have to admit that I was quite surprised by just how expensive Yankee candles are! For the largest size one, you are looking at about £25 which seems silly for just a candle. However, having said that, they do smell amazing and last an awful long time too.
We were quite pleased when we went to our local Yankee store as there was a sale on and we got two large candles for £20 the pair! One of the scents we picked was Fruit Fusion.
The jar that the candle comes in is pretty large and has a flat see through lid which pops on and off the container. The lid is very useful as it helps to retain the scent of the candle. Where the scent of the candle is so strong, if you leave the lid off, the whole room can end up smelling of the candle, even when it hasn't been lit.
The candle inside the container is a deep orange colour and quite rightly smells rather fruity! On the front of the candle container Yankee provide details of the scent of the candle, along with a picture. The picture shown next to fruit fusion is a selection of fruit including orange, lime and strawberries. The description for fruit fusion states that this candle is "summer-licious with a fusion of berries, orange and lime".
Once the candle is lit, it took around five minutes for the scent to filter out across the room. The first smell that hits me is the orange, it smells almost spicy. Shortly afterwards you can smell the sharpness of the lime and berries. The combination of these ingredients is wonderful and makes our living room smell fresh but homely at the same time which I am sure is down to some kind of spicy ingredient.
Yankee candles are renowned for being really strong but I have found that the scent is in no way overpowering. It just seems to hang in the air and can always be smelt without it being the first thing you think about when entering the room.
The candle itself seems to burn equally the whole way down which is very useful as I have found other candles burn more one side than the other which can cause problems. This particular size of candle is meant to burn for 100 to 150 hours which I could well believe as we have had ours a few months now and burn it regularly and still have over half left.
Yankee candles are sold in Yankee shops (obviously!) as well as being sold in various garden centres so you should find that they are easy enough to get hold of. My advice would be to go to an actual Yankee shop as our nearest one always seems to have special offers on which makes the candles a bit more affordable.
Overall I have to say that I am very impressed with our Yankee Fruit Fusion candle. The scent
is warm and spicy and fills the room with a lovely aroma which seems to linger for hours. Personally, we keep the Fruit Fusion candle in the living room as with it being quite a warm aroma; I don't think it would be suited to a bedroom or bathroom where you would aim for a more relaxing aroma.
I still can't quite get my head around how much these candles cost because after all the are just candles but I think that if you manage to take advantage of the special offers that they have in store then it certainly makes then better value for money. I can't say I would by then again unless I found them on special offer. Although I love the scent of the Yankee candles and think they are a decent brand, I still think £20 for a candle is a bit steep.
Yankee candle Fruit Fusion Sampler
I received this yankee candle sampler as part of a birthday gift last month - I have tried quite a lot of yankee candle samplers and I think they are a great way of trying new scents without buying jars or tumblers.
- Product description (from yankeecandle.co.uk)
"Summer-licious ... berries, orange and lime make this sunny fruit blend refreshingly tart and sweet. Sold individually, each one comes wrapped and labelled. Each provides up to 15 hours of fragrance."
- About the product
Each sampler is wrapped and it has a sticker on the front with a visual representation of the scent - this image was of a numerous fruits and the sampler does look very summery which is why I wanted to burn it as soon as possible as I am already buying autumn/winter candles now. The sampler should burn for about 15 hours but I find that this differs dramatically between samplers.
- Using the product
You have to cut the wick almost in half with these yankee candle samplers because the wick is usually so long and if the wick is too long then the flame will be bigger and it can cause black smoke so the best length is about 0.5cm. The candle is bright orange and it looks like in my clear sampler holders. The candle took about half an hour for the scent to become slightly noticeable although I found that it took a while for the scent to intensify and disperse which is a bit disappointing especially because before it was burnt the wax did smell really quite strongly of numerous fruits - the scent is definitely fruity but it is also really musky, in my opinion. From the name I expected the scent to be fresh, uplifting and very summery and it is summery but the scent is quite musky and overall it definitely reminds me of potpourri which isn't great! I expected a bowl of fruits but I received old potpourri - disappointing from yankee candle. The scent was fairly nice but it was really subtle and it didn't disperse far at all which is also disappointing. The candle also didn't take that long to burn fully. Overall, not the scent I expected or the quality I am used to from yankee candle.
- Price and availability
This sampler can be bought from numerous yankee candle stock lists online such as yankeecandle.coluk for around £1.80 which in my opinion is a usual price for yankee candle samplers. This sampler is also available on ebay.
*Fairly nice scent overall
*Subtle scent and poor dispersion of scent
*Scent was not what I expected - fruity potpourri!
*Burnt relatively quickly, in my opinion
Thank you for reading my review
I am sitting upstairs watching TV as my wife has decided to watch X Factor. This is my safe place away from the hell that is X Factor (please don't mark me down). I however thought it would be a good time to write about this Yankee Candle, Fruit Fusion. Why? Because I can smell it from here even though its being burn in the living room.
With the dark nights slowly creeping in on us, I discussed it with my wife that we needed a new yankee candle but the jar form this time and not the tarts. We wanted to look at something glow, that is going to last a good while and smell good.
I looked through all the different fragrances and my wife wanted something smelling of fruit. There was various choices to choose from, but what could be best than Fruit Fusion? Its a mixture of berries, oranges and lime. So you cannot get more fruity than that can you?
I received the large charge the other day, and opened the lid. A smell of fruit just lifted out, and hit you straight away. A good sign that you can smell it before lit. It gave a smell of skittles (the sweets) I found. At the time, my wife and her friends were around and they all had a smell and all agreed it was a "lovely" smell.
I have lit it tonight. A tip is to let it burn for at least three hours at the start, that way you don't run the risk of it starting to burn all wonky. I am just coming into hour 2 and we are 3/4 of the way across the surface. The smell can be smelt from upstairs, and having gone downstairs, the living room is a lovely fruit smelling orchard. The orange is really coming out among all the smells. Putting my nose close to the candle, the smell is strong but not over powering. Its just right.
All I am very happy with my purchase. A fruity, not to strong smell that can be smelt around the house. Keeping the house cosy. Although not in winter, this also makes a great summer smell aswell.
Burn time is upto 150hrs. Price was £15.99 including postage.
=Yankee Candle Fruit Fusion=
Yankee Candles are a favourite of mine, and I tend to treat myself to one Yankee tart at a time to see how I get on with them, then I have a little address book, which I use with what brought as to whether I would buy again.
This is the fruit fusion from the fruity scents and this is quite a strong aroma, which I personally I the stronger aromas.
The tart is a disc shape, it has a fluted edge, and is shrink wrapped, on the top sticker it has a picture of strawberries, orange and lime.
I break my in half so I get double the benefit, and have never had any problems with this, I burn mine over a few evenings and this aroma I felt really impressed with as I got about 9 hours fragrance, from each half, Yankee estimate an 8 hour burn for a tart.
The tarts retail at around £1.25, and are available from most retailers.
The aroma of the wax is lovely, from the moment it starts to melt the air suddenly has the most beautiful aromas of the fruit, from the strawberries, oranges, even a zesty lime gets equal billing.
This brings the simmer to the forefront of my mind, with summer days, exotic beaches, cocktails, holiday memories.
=All Year round=
Although this is a fruity fragrance, i would use it all year round, the summer to enhance the warm weather feel and for the winter to bring the feel of summer back to us
=Would I recommend=
A big yes, I would consider buying a large jar in this for the winter.
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
This fragrance is one that I came across whilst I was recently visiting a friend. She had a tart in the burner and it smelt absolutely delicious, and I asked her which fragrance it was - turns out it was 'fruit fusion' which isn't a fragrance I had heard of before. Pretty much as soon as I got home I ordered it in the form of several wax tarts, and I was tempted to buy the large glass jar too but in the end I decided against it because the jars are so expensive!
It also comes in the form of tea lights and tumblers but as I said before I purchased it in wax tart form which are just discs of wax with pleated edges. I bought my tarts from amazon as this fragrance is out of stock on the Yankee candle website and I paid £2 for each one. The retail price is usually £1.20 but I didn't mind paying a little more and it is still good value as each tart provides (on average) eight hours of fragrance.
This particular tart is a nice orange colour and it comes wrapped in cellophane with a little plastic label. The label has the name of the fragrance written on it with pictures of several different fruits on it - oranges, limes and strawberries. Burning the wax tart is simple, but if you have never used a wax tart before you may find the lack of wick a little confusing, so I should probably explain how to burn it! You need a tart burner and you simply place the tart into the burner's bowl then a place a tea light underneath.
The bowl will quickly heat up and the tart will begin to melt and release the fragrance. Yankee candle describe this fragrance as a sunny fruit blend which is refreshing, tart and sweet. From their description I think people will be expecting a well balanced fragrance, but it is actually more on the sweet side. It does have a citrusy undertone but I find that this can be easily overpowered by the strong smell of the sweet strawberries and surprisingly the lime is a really sweet scent - kind of like how fruit flavoured sweets smell.
It isn't the most natural smelling Yankee candle fragrance in my opinion, but it isn't overly artificial either. The fragrance reminds me of being a lot younger and eating sweet so with friends at my old house during the summer holidays - strange what memories certain smells bring back isn't it! My fiancé doesn't like this smell as he thinks its too girly so I tend to burn it when he's at work but because it lingers for so long he can still smell it when he gets home even if I've distinguished the tea light several hours previously.
It is perfect for making the house smell homely and fresh and it completely masks smells which makes it perfect for burning after I have cooked and it stops the room from smelling like stale food. The smell travels through most of the house and I find that I can easily get around three to four days of use out of it, burning it for 2 or so hours at a time so it is great value for money.
All in all I recommend this fragrance but the strongness, girliness & sweetness of it may not appeal to some people. I am going to knock one star off because it does smell a little artificial and my fiancé doesn't like it.
I love picking up new scents to burn in the house, a while ago I came across the Fruit Fusion Yankee Wax Tart in the Yankee Store and just could not resist taking it home and trying it out.
How It Burns
*I have explained this in other reviews but I will just add it in case you have not read them before*
These wax tarts burn in the wax tart burners, you simply take them out of their plastic packaging, light a tea light in the bottom compartment and then allow the wax tart to melt and the scent is then released.
I have found that the wax tarts are a little bit more economical than the candles as they are so cheap to buy and last ages. Also if you fancy a change of scent, they are only £1.25 to change.
Changing scents however is a little messier than the candles which are just thrown away. To change your wax tart when the scent is all used up in it, you tap the bottom of you wax burner lightly until the wax tart releases.
I find that it can be quite tough to get the wax tart changed, but eventually they do pop out. Then I like to give the base of the wax tart holder a bit of a wipe and then it is ready to be used again.
I really like this scent, I had sniffed it a bit in the Yankee store before buying it, but when I actually got it home and melted it in my burner I loved it even more. It is probably one of the fruitiest wax tarts that I have bought from Yankee and has a really sweet yet zingy scent to it. On the picture there is pictures of strawberries, limes, lemons and oranges, I would say that this represents the scent perfectly as there is a real fruit salad mix scent to it.
What I Thought
I really liked this Yankee Wax Tart, it is a lovely bright orange colour and looks well burning in my living room.
Most importantly it smells amazing, it does not take long for the scent to fill the room with this candle and there is a quite strong, but not too overpowering scent that lingers in the room whenever I burn it. Also sometimes I notice it when I am not burning this wax tart, the scent still lingers about the room.
I think that because this is such a fresh and fruity scent that it is perfect to use in the summer/spring time, it brightest up the room in a way and makes the air smell amazing.
These wax tarts are advertised to give 8 hours burn time from them, I have found however that I seem to get much more out of them and this wax tart was no exception. I am very pleased with how long it burns for and keeps its scent.
Price and Availability
You can buy these candles in a range of different sizes, here is a list of the sizes and prices:
Wax Tart (burn time up to 8 hours)- £1.25
Sampler (burn time up to 15 hours)- £1.75
Small Jar (burn time 25-40 hours)- £7.99
Medium Jar (burn time 65-90 hours)- £15.99
Large Jar (burn time 110-150 hours)- £18.99
I bought this wax tart last year for around the £1.25 mark and will definitely stock up again for spring/summer time this year. I think that this is a fantastic price and would recommend it to anyone who loves fruity candles.
I think that this is a fantastic wax tart, it leaves a beautiful aroma in my living room and provides a lovely fruity spring scent. I have got lots of burning time out of this wax tart and would definitely recommend it. Overall I would give this wax tart 5 out of 5 stars.
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Its Sunday night and there's three hours until Top Gear - there's only one thing for it. Time for a new Yankee tart.
Mr Rarr took the reins with this one and declared that Midnight Jasmine had done her thing and the end was nigh for this dark-blue tart; he announced that we were trying a newbie but when I asked which one it was clearly didn't know that Mother Rarr and I had enjoyed many a pleasant evening watching Midsomer Murders with Fruit Fusion. So I smiled as he popped the bright orange tart into the burner and set the tealight underneath it.
I'm not giving you the life story of Yankee again. We've heard it all before and in the Google-blessed era, if you haven't then you can find it out fairly easily yourself. At this stage the Yankee love on Dooyoo is so strong that I worry repeating this story of American success might cause mass aneurysms amongst our strongest writers and nobody want that, do they?
But I will elaborate on the individual product: Fruit Fusion is, as you probably can see coming a merry country miles away, a fruity tart that's great for spring and summer. With the first sign of sun for approximately 3657 months occurring through the garden doors of Rarr Towers today, I can see my the man of the house went for this scent - the sun made me feel proactive today after a period of illness and a nasty, stressful incident at work so whilst we tackled various housey tasks the benefits of the vitamin D were self-evident - and with Fruit Fusion we get to carry on that vibrant, fresh spring feeling into the evening as well.
Fruit Fusion is an orange wax product that you can get in seemingly all the standard Yankee forms - tarts right through to blimmin' great jars of scenty wax goodness. So you can indulge on whatever budget you like and still have it as a good option as a gift. This was part of a group buy from an ebay seller so I paid roughly £1, but these tend to retail in tart from at about £1.20.
***ANY GOOD THEN?***
Well this has been used in my house about three times now - clearly Mr Rarr forgot but then he is one of these man creatures you hear about and we all know that they are 'challenged' when it comes to remembering the important things in life! (Sorry chaps.)
I have also bought this for my mother as a gift in autumn last year. She loved it so I have repurchased it for her as well.
Very quickly, the first strands of the scent reach you as the tart melts. I have never really paid attention to the label before but the dooyoo image clearly includes lime - this comes through strongly as when I decided to write this review it was inspired by the sharpness of the lime. For me, the tart could be too strong and overbearing but that lovely sharp lime - a favourite scent or flavour of mine - really whips through it and makes it refreshing, invigorating and hugely pleasant.
The base of the scent is clearly citrus - orange is in there, but also the sweetness of berries. But that lime scent stops the berries making it too sweet or cloying - it is a lovely, charming and very inviting scent that I would happily use when asking people around rather than some of the more "you love it or you don't" scents that Yankee have to offer. I would consider it a perfect gift and was thinking it could be a Mothers day present this year if I can just ascertain whether or not Mother Rarr has another favourite first...
I can honestly say that I find this scent invigorating - sitting here with it melted merrily away I could quite happily write about three reviews (I won't subject you poor people to that, honest). But it has taken this early spring-like day, which reminded me in its sunshine, temperature and freshness that it is nearly March, planting season and blossoms are only around the corner, and extended that into a relaxed and happy evening in Rarr Towers. So yes, thoroughly recommended and one of the scents I would be devastated to lose if Yankee ever discontinued. So be warned Yankee. Do it, and you're going on the list.
I'm a fan of candles in my house as I like the low light they give off and also the smell of scented candles. I've been reading loads of reviews about Yankee candles which I hadn't heard much about. All of the reviews that I've read on Dooyoo praise the candles for their quality and nice aroma's so I've joined the club and bought a few.
Yankee have made a variety of products including diffusers, car air fresheners and plug in air freshseners so you can spread the nice smells at home without having to use a candle, ideal if you've got little ones running around.
The candle itself is quite small. It's a round, flat circle shape, about an inch or so thick with a nice round pattern around the edge. Almost like its been made with a cake shape cutter. The wax is a nice bright orange colour and it's sealed with plastic. The label is quite basic the the Yankee candle logo, some fruity images and the scent, Fruit Fusion on the bottom.
I was a bit annoyed when I bought this as I thought it was a normal candle but it isn't. You have to put it in an oil burner and melt it by putting a candle underneath but I hadn't realised when I bought it. Luckily, I own a variety of oil burners thanks to my candle obsession so was able to use my candle that night. I put the Yankee 'candle' on top of my oil burner then lit a tea candle which I placed in the burner beneath the candle.
I chose the fruit fusion as I'm a fan of all things fruity from my drinks to my perfume as you'll know from my reviews. The idea of a fruity scented candle was enough to make me purchase it quickly, hence my mistake. Once the candle was lie beneath the Yankee candle, it began to melt quite quickly and you could already smell the lovely sweet smell. It's really fruity, a mixture of strawberry and lime which smells divine. The smell is bold and fills the room much to my delight as it smells great though my daughter wasn't as enthusiastic and said it was sickly. It isn't an over-powering smell though but it lingers after the candle's been blown out. I blew it out to go out for a while and when I returned home, my house still smelt sweet and warm which was really nice.
I let the candle burn for a few hours in the evening before blowing it out to go out. I then continued to burn it the following evening until all of the wax had melted. I thought I'd wait for it to solidify before cleaning it out, so left it until morning. It was a bit of a nightmare getting the wax out of the top of my candle burner but it wasn't too difficult and had dried fairly soft.
I wasn't too sure where to get the Yankee range from so searched on google on ended up getting them off their website. I bought this one, the white christmas one and a watermelon scented one. The White christmas one is in the sale, presumably because it was christmas stock so I only paid 63p for that. The other two were £1.25 which I thought was expensive at first being as they're quite small but after discovering the lack of wick and their true purpose, I think they're underpriced!
I have to admit I am impressed and so far, I see what all the fuss is about. I haven't used the other two candles yet but the one that I did use smelt heavenly and was a lovely 'candle' to have burning in the livingroom as I still got the flickering candlelight from the tea light beneath it. I want to try the candles in the jars next but I'm looking for a scent I really like before I buy a big one. I'd definitely recommend this scent if you're a fan of fruity things and I'd recommend the brand as it was really good quality and the smell lasted for ages.
After reading many reviews about Yankee Candle products decided that it was time to try them. I had ordered some of the Yankee wax tarts on Amazon for around £1.20 but was out at a local garden centre and saw them. Being unable to wait for delivery I decided to purchase some. I stood for ages taking in the beautiful aroma, even though the packaging these have an amazingly strong scent. I looked at a few of the candle and other products but found them fairly expensive and having never tried them before thought that I wouldn't risk spending a huge amount and then finding them not to my liking. So after a lot of indecisiveness decided to buy more of the tarts. They cost around £1.45, although as I said previously I have purchased them on Amazon for around the £1.20 mark. Then I had to choose which scent, easy you might think, but there are endless scents available and it's difficult not to want to try them all. Well choices made, I went to the till with my son saying "finally" under his breath.
The tarts are scented wax discs for want of a better description, with a fluted edge. It is not a candle though, so you need to melt it using a tea light. I used an oil burner for the purpose, however you could opt to buy a tart burner, but I thought this a waste of money considering I have hundreds of oil burners at home that are currently unused.
Well the fruit fusion tart was the second tart I burned. I placed it in the oil burner with the tea light underneath. The packet claims eight hours of burning but both this and my previous wax tart lasted a good ten hours of burning. Although not continuously. This tart like the previous one I burned didn't fail to impress. The scent being strong and lasting, this particular tart was beautifully fruity but not to sickly, but if you don't like very strong fruity smells then I would opt for the other a scents as this is not subtle by any means. I find this very pleasant. The aroma stays strong throughout the burning process and also when not being burned returns to a solid piece of wax until you wish to burn again. The wax also releases a much more subtle aroma when not being burned which I think is fantastic. These would be ideal for bathrooms and toilets. I burned mine in my front room but the whole house was soon filled with the wonderful berries, orange and lime smell. After burning the wax the aroma stays for a good hour or so, which is an added bonus. All in all a fantastic buy.
The fruit fusion wax tart is a wonderful orange colour and like all the tarts is wrapped in plastic to keep the smell from fading whilst stored and it weighs 22g. the obvious precautions apply when burning candles, keep away from curtains and any other flammable fabrics, also I would be extra cautious when burning around children as not only is the tea light a danger but the wax gets incredibly hot.
The tarts are about one and half inches in diameter with a pretty fluted edge and are produced in the USA.
Now I can't wait to try all the other scents, particularly the Christmas ones. I would recommend to anybody and have started stocking up to add to Christmas presents as a little extra for friends and family. I'm sure they will love them and become addicted like me.
Yankee Candle Europe BS32 0BF
Telephone number: 01454 454 500
If you've read some of my recent reviews you'll know that I have recently become a bit of a Yankee candle fan and I am currently working my way through the huge array of scents that are on offer. A few weeks ago I received a thankyou gift from O2 for being with them on contract for a year. I had a choice of £10 gift vouchers and one of these included Debenhams. Having recently discovered Yankee candles I decided to head down to my local branch and pick a selection. I tend to burn wax tarts rather than the candles themselves as they are cheaper and mean that I can experiment with the different scents and if I don't like one it's not an expensive loss.
If you're not familiar with Yankee candles, wax tarts are basically small circular pieces of wax with a fluted edge, rather like a tart you'd bake in the oven. Unlike conventional candles they have no wick and so have to be placed in a tart burner to melt and release their fragrance. At around £1.20 Wax tarts are much cheaper than full sized candles and allow you to try fragrances without making an expensive commitment. Each wax tart releases around 8 hours of fragrance. One of the tarts that I picked up was the fruit fusion wax tart.
The Fruit Fusion tart is bright orange in colour and like all Yankee tarts come packaged in a cellophane wrap. It has pictures of various summer fruits on the front including orange, lime and berries. It certainly looks very summery! I'm not a huge fan of sweet, fruity smells, preferring tangy, citrusy ones instead, so given its citrus ingredients this particular variety seemed promising. This is a strong smelling tart and the fruity scent can be smelled even through the cellophane wrap. I tend to burn tarts for a couple of hours in the evening whilst relaxing in front of the tv or on a weekend morning after I have cleaned my flat.
Once placed in the tart burner it takes around 10 minutes for the scent to become noticeable. The wax tart melts to form a bright orange pool of wax. The scent is really pleasant, dominated by the orange. It smells just like freshly squeezed orange juice and not at all synthetic. It is bursting with flavour and makes my mouth water. The scent of the orange is so strong I can't really detect any of the other fruits depicted on the label - I suppose the lime combined with the orange would still just smell citrusy but the berries are lost in this.
I really quite like the scent - it travels around the living room well and I can even detect this in my hallway and bedroom. However after about 45 minutes of burning I find that the scent can get a bit much and so I tend to burn this for only short bursts. After burning the scent lasts for several hours before fading away and I can even detect some of the scent lingering in the air the next day. I have so far burnt this for around 6 hours and the scent is still as strong as it was initially so I am confident that this will last at least the 8 hours, if not more.
Overall I really quite like this scent -it's bursting with orangeness and really smells mouthwatering. The scent is quite strong though and for this reason I can only burn this for short periods of time before it gets too much. The scent also carries well and lasts for several hours after extinguishing the tea light. It's one that I would recommend and it's definitely one that I will purchase again.
When I lived at home my mum always had scented candles or wax tarts to fragrance the house and since I've had my own home I like to do the same, most of the time I use Yankee products with wax tarts being my favourite, they are very reasonably priced at approximately £1.20 each and give up to 8 hours of fragrance. One of the tarts I have been using is Fruit Fusion, I bought it from Amazon where it cost me just 99p.
Fruit Fusion is made from bright orange oily wax and comes wrapped tightly in clear cellophane, as with all Yankee wax tarts there is a small label stuck to the front displaying the scent of the wax in a picture. In the case of Fruit Fusion the picture shows a delicious fruit cocktail of orange, lime and red berries. To remove the cellophane is easy I just snip the edge with scissors and peel it off. Once removed from the cellophane the wax smells lovely with the citrus fruits being the strongest.
I was keen to use this one and I soon had it in the dish of my oil burner with an unscented tea light gently melting the wax, as with all Yankee wax tarts the wax doesn't take many minuets to melt and I soon had a pool of clear orange wax. Within minuets I could smell the fruity fragrance gently filtering around my room. Fruit Fusion is a very apt name for this wax tart, the smell is a delicious mix of sweet fruits with bursts of citrus adding a lovely sharpness to the mix.
I always melt the wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, the fragrance lingers long after the tea light has been extinguished and I personally find this is the best way to get the most fragrance from the tart. I do this until the all the fragrance has gone and then simply prise the set wax from the dish,
I really like Fruit Fusion, it has a fresh clean smell that leaves my home smelling gorgeous, the aroma from this one although not overpowering is strong enough to filter all around my home.
In my opinion this is a daytime fragrance, its clean fresh fragrance is summery and in my opinion gives a lovely sunny atmosphere to my home.
If you are a fan of scented wax in any form or you simply want something to get rid of cooking or pet smells then I certainly recommend Yankee Fruit Fusion Wax Tarts, for just a small amount of money it will give you 8 hours of clean fruity freshness, which will leave your home smelling delicious.
Yankee Wax Tarts are available from a lot of major department stores and Clinton Cards if you still have one in your area, they are also available from many online shops too such as www.yankee.co.uk.
Fruit Fusion is available not only in wax tarts but candles too.
When it comes to fragrancing my home there is only one range of products that I really do like and thats Yankee Candles. I buy the Yankee Candle Wax Tarts most often as at £1.25 each (from places such as Clinton Cards and from Amazon) with a burn time of around 8ish hours as I love the fact that they are so cheap and such good quality let alone being gorgeous scents most of the time!
The packaging of a Yankee Wax Tart is as ever simple and easy to remove and dispose of as its simply wrapped in see through plastic. It's a fluted and a large lump of bright orange coloured wax and on that we are told what it is on the front of it with a photograph of oranges, red berries and limes on there too then on the back of it do's and dont's are shown in the form of diagrams and contact details for the Yankee company are given.
Well to use a wax tart you simply place it in the top of an oil burner and when a tea light is burning under it it melts to a transparent orange liquid that releases the scent and within a couple of minutes of using this the scent is released rather strongly
The main scent of this is juicy oranges with the bease notes being red berries and a hint of lime and mixed spice to lift it. Its a really fresh, summery and uplifting fragrance this one and in my large flat I have been burning this in bathroom and it scents, freshly my whole home and once I have put the candle out the scent of this lingers in my home a good hour too.
I found with this one that although it was only meant to have an estimated burn time of 8 hours I got over 9 hours from it and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing this one again time and time again in the future.
This scent comes in candles as well in different sizes and cost up to over £18.00 but I think that the wax tarts offer me the best value for money and means I can change scents cheaply and easily!
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Fruit Fusion Wax Pot Pourri Tart by Yankee Candle
~~~ History ~~~
Let me tell you a little of the story behind Yankee Candles. Almost 42 years ago a 17 year old boy melted his childhood crayons to make a candle to give to his Mother for Christmas. She was overjoyed and showed a neighbour what he had done. This neighbour asked to buy it and placed orders for further candles and so Yankee Candles was born.
Since then, they have expanded into different types of home fragrancing, moving with the times. The range now includes tarts which fragrance the home so much faster, car fragrances, electric plug ins and a more recent addition - the reed diffuser. Looking at the website, I see they are branching into personal care products such as lip balms and Anti-bacterial hand sanitizers. I think they have their aims set on world domination as Yankee products are sold wherever you go.
~~~ Tart ~~~
The star of this review is a Tart, A circular disc of highly fragranced wax, which is instantly recognisable by its fluted edges. Saying that though, you usually smell them before you can see them. The fragrance is usually intoxicating.
The Fruit Fusion is my tartlet of choice at the moment. These have no wick to light, and instead are melted using a tart burner with a lit candle underneath. You could use a non-Yankee branded oil burner, but please make sure that the well at the top is deep, as when melted, they give a surprising amount of wax, and I wouldn't want you to ruin any furniture that your burner is sat upon.
Although I prefer a candle lit burner in the winter, as it casts off a comforting glow, and makes for a warm and cosy feel to the room. There are electric burners available that you can can leave it running and not worry about it. I feel these are safer when you have children in your home.
I much prefer the stronger scents that Yankee supply, be they fruity, floral or foodie scents. These are usually defined by the stronger colouring of the tart. The paler ones being much more subtle, think of baby powder, and freshly washed towels. They are subtle and gentle - the exact opposite of Fruit Fusion.
~~~ Fruit Fusion ~~~
Yankee are experts of going with a theme and changing it ever slightly. This way they keep things fresh, and their customers hooked, and so they keep coming back for more. There are many fruity scents available and even fruity combinations such as the Fruit Punch that I recently reviewed (not one of Yankee's best, I'm afraid). Fruit Fusion delivers on all aspects; it has a vibrant appearance and also a vivid and vibrant scent.
The strong fruitiness of this tart can even be detected while still in the plastic coating if the truth be told. After unwrapping, you will see the Yankee embossing on the top of the tart. This looks to add a premium touch, but it's not on every tart I buy, perhaps it's just on the newer fragrances to the range.
~~~ Fragrance ~~~
This tart doesn't take long to melt, and the scent is released immediately. This gives a sudden, intense fragrance straight from the off. The label depicts, strawberries and oranges, these sweet scents are offset by zingy citrusy lime. One would think these three would be an odd combination but they work perfectly, providing an explosion of fruity, mouth-watering scents.
There is no artificial sugariness to this one; I can't detect any vanilla notes, which seem to be a theme throughout Yankee branded candles. I'm glad really as I think this would tone down its vibrancy and effervescentness. By describing the scent of this tart, you are also describing the colour, a tropical orangey red, that's just like over ripe fruit and absolutely bursting with flavour.
These tarts usually cost just over one pound, so if you see them cheaper, snap them up, they're a bargain. They burn for usually give off scent for around eight hours, and this is true for this particular tart too, although as always, towards the end, the fragrance weakens a little. It becomes a little less dominant, but just as alive.
~~~ Top Tip ~~~
When the fragrance starts to fade, you will still be left with a lot of oil in your bowl. Wait for this to cool and solidify and then pop the bowl in the freezer for ten minutes or so. This will enable the remainder of the wax to be disposed of much more easily, as it will simply slide out, and you won't have to get a knife to prise the remainder out. Let the bowl come back to room temperature and you're ready to go with your next fragrance.
~~~ In Summary ~~~
Of all the varieties of Yankee products, I am passionate about them all, but my favourite are the tarts. This fragrance is a fruity yet zesty, tropical, warming scent and I wholly recommend it; it would be perfect for a summers day, but especially good on a dark, cold, autumn afternoon; it brings back memories of tropical cocktails by the beach.
Five Dooyoo stars from me and my highest recommendation.
A little Yankee info ...
Like scented candles? Yankee is a company that is based in the US and produces a wide range of candles in assorted sizes and fragrances. The candle I am reviewing here is a wax tart and probably should't technically be described as a candle as it has no wick. Instead, you pop the tart into a special tart burner - or you can just use a normal oil burner as I do - and light a tealight underneath to melt the wax and release the fragrance. You can generally get up to ten hours use out of the tarts as you can re-use them.
I actually bought a bulk lot of wax tarts on ebay recently, so this cost me £1. I recommend shopping around online as the prices do vary but you should be able to pick this up for around the £1-£1.50 mark.
Spicy and fruity
This particular tart is an intense orange colour. I unwrapped this and popped it into my oil burner hours before I actually lit it, and every time I walked past I could smell the quite strong, almost spicy scent of the fruit. The scent is described as "summer-licious" with a fusion of berries, orange and lime. For me, I would say that the orange fragrance was the most obvious...
Eventually I lit the nightlight in my burner, and as with all the wax tarts this melted rapidly, leaving me with a pool of orange deliciousness in my burner! The smell filled the room within minutes and I find it quite unusual. Although it is very fruity, there is more to it than that and for me there is definitely a slight spiciness - almost like cinnamon - in there somewhere! It is a really lovely scent, and I love how it makes my home smell! The smell really does drift around the downstairs of my house nicely and you can smell it the second you walk in the room - even after only a short time of burning.
I love this wax tart. It is a lovely fresh fruity scent but it isn't at all sickly - the slight hint of spice stops it from being too sweet or cloying. It is great value as you don't need to burn it for long at all for the scent to start drifting around. So if you like fruity scents then I would highly recommend this!
Additional Yankee info....
The average prices of Yankee candles are as follows...
Tea lights - £6 for a pack of 12 (each burns for 4-6 hours)
Wrapped samplers - £1.50 each (burns for around 15 hours in a proper sampler jar)
Wax tarts - £1-1.20 each (these are wickless candles that burn in an oil or tart burner (with a tea light underneath) for around 8 hours)
Small jar candles - £7.75 (105g - burn for 25-40 hours)
Medium jar candles - £16 (411g - burn for around 65-90 hours)
Large jar candles - £18.45 (625g burn for 110-160 hours)
After reading some great reviews of Yankee's Fruit Fusion, I was looking forward to burning the wax tart version of this fragranced wax which my daughter bought me recently. As a fan of fruity fragrances, I was confident this was going to be one of my Yankee favourites.
Fruit Fusion seems to be an ideal fragrance for the summer months. Described as 'Summer-licious' this wax tart is a fusion of berries, orange and lime. Sweet and tangy with an inviting warm orange coloured wax, this tart appealed immediately on all counts.
You can expect to achieve around 8 hours of fragrance from burning a wax tart and I have found this varies from fragrance to fragrance. Whilst most wax tarts will provide you with the 8 hours fragrance or even longer on some occasions, there have been times when I have also experienced the odd poor fragrance here and there which has disappointed me and fallen way short of providing 8 hours of fragrance.
Thankfully this has been rare and I have mostly found these Yankee wax tarts to be a quality product and from the strength of fragrance from this Fruit Fusion wax tart before I had even removed it from its packaging, I had high hopes that this would be another strong, long-lasting quality wax tart from Yankee.
When placing my Fruit Fusion wax tart into my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it was only around two minutes later when I began to detect the fruity fragrance filling the air. It was initially very strong and emitted a lovely citrus scent which I could smell around my home.
It was just as nice as I expected and the fragrance wafted out into my hallway and up the stairs.
After extinguishing the tealight the citrus scent hung in the air for some time after, which I was also pleased about.
Usually when burning wax tarts I find the fragrance begins to fade gradually after the initial few hours, however with this one, it just seemed to disappear all of a sudden. This is something I have came across once or twice before but I was very surprised that this happened with this particular fragrance, as usually the stronger ones do not do this in my experience.
Indeed it seemed as if one minute the citrus fragrance was there and then suddenly it disappeared and I couldn't smell it anymore. A few minutes later, my partner also commented that he couldn't smell the fragrance anymore.
The fact that I had read great reviews praising Fruit Fusion has made me wonder if my wax tart was a flawed one and I plan to purchase another just to see what happens next time.
I achieved around six and a half hours of fragrance before it suddenly disappeared and whilst it is not the worst wax tart I have used, it fell short of being one of the better ones. I was looking forward to this one maybe being one of my favourites and so ultimately it was a little bit of a disappointment to me.
As I mentioned earlier, my wax tart was a gift purchased from a branch of Collectables and so I am not sure of the price paid, but you can expect to pay around £1.20 for wax tarts from branches of Clintons and Collectables as well as department stores and prices start from around 99p online from www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon, although stores such as Clintons seem to have regular sales of Yankee candles and you can pick up some bargains.
Although I was a little disappointed by the performance of my Fruit Fusion wax tart, I will be buying another to see if it performs any better next time around, as it is such a lovely fragrance whilst it lasts.