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I wish my homemade fruit salad smelled this good!
Yankee Candle Fruit Salad
Member Name: chrisandmark
Yankee Candle Fruit Salad
Advantages: Gorgeous delicate fragrance
Disadvantages: None at all
After reading lots of gushing-with-praise reviews about Yankee Candle's wax tarts I finally took the plunge and ordered a wax tart burner plus a selection of the tarts. I'd been put off the brand by their appalling (as in not fit for purpose) tealights, but after burning a couple of tarts I've got to say I'm converted.
A wax tart is a great invention; it looks like a small fluted candle and in fact has the shaping and appearance of a sweet edible tart. You pop the wax tart into the bowl of the burner and light a tealight underneath it, the wax melts into a beautifully scented oil which honestly is stronger and spreads further through my house than any other air fragrancing product I've ever used.
Fruit Salad was the second fragrance I sampled, the first one being the cloyingly intense (but oh-so gorgeous) Pomegranate Cider. Fruit Salad is quite a light fragrance; before lighting the tart just smells generally fruity, delicious but not as exciting as I'd hoped it would be. I couldn't pick any specific fruits out but decided to burn it anyway as I was curious as to how this under-scented (in my opinion) little tart would perform.
It performs beautifully, I'm more than impressed with the Fruit Salad fragrance which is refreshing and delicious throughout the life of the tart. It takes a bit longer for the scent to come through than it did the stronger Pomegranate Cider, but once you start noticing it you'll be surprised at how it manages to be both delicate and intense at the same time. If I stand close to the burner the tart smells just like Fruit Salad sweets, but moving away this fragrance widens into a more natural fruity aroma which is absolutely delicious.
There are all sorts of different notes in the tart's fragrance - the slight tang of citrus fruit, a more mellow 'English' fruit (apple, pear etc.) and the fairly distinct aroma of strawberries. This last item is the one scent my daughter picked out, I'd already noticed the sweet and juicy strawberry fragrance but it must be more pronounced than I thought for Alice to spot it. I think the more casual observer to the Fruit Salad wax tart would just see it as an overall fruity fragrance, but as I've read so much about Yankee Candle that I was really searching for the specialness of each of the tarts I've burned so far.
To begin with I admit I was a bit disappointed by the weaker aroma of this one, but it was Mark who convinced me with 'just because it's not choking you [with it's strength] doesn't mean it's no good' - there's wisdom in this (don't EVER tell Mark I said that) as this is just as good as the much heavier Pomegranate Cider, it's just a completely different type of fragrance. Fruit Salad has a summery scent which should be enjoyed for its light fruitiness, rather than criticising it for lacking a strength it never claimed to have in the first place!
Once melted into the oil, Fruit Salad will fragrance your home for around six useful hours. After this the level of fragrance released into the air becomes less and less until suddenly you realise it's not there anymore at all, although if you go out even once the tealight has been extinguished you'll be enveloped in the aroma of Fruit Salad as soon as you walk back through the door. I adore this about this particular fragrance as even when my own nose becomes attuned to it I know my visitors will still notice it when they come in, as will Mark and the kids' when they get back from work and school.
I'd recommend this tart to anyone who is looking for a light scent for their home, I have to keep remembering that not everyone likes a full-on nasal assault when it comes to fragrances and Fruit Salad could certainly never be called one of those. It's a mish-mash of fruitiness so not one to pick up if you have a particular favourite fruit fragrance, but it definitely lives up to it's name.
Summary: One of the more subtle Yankee Candle offerings