Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Fruit Fusion
Member Name: ask_eve
Yankee Candle Fruit Fusion
Advantages: smells beautiful, lasts quite well both burning and the lingering smell
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.
Summary: A lovely candle bought by accident.