Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Bursting with fruitiness!
Yankee Candle Fruit Fusion
Member Name: ms_123
Yankee Candle Fruit Fusion
Advantages: smells lovely and orangey, carries well, lasts for a while after burning
Disadvantages: I find it a bit strong so can only burn for short periods of time
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.
Summary: A fruity delight!