Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A tart that smells good enough to eat!
Yankee Candle Fruit Salad
Member Name: hh1983
Yankee Candle Fruit Salad
Advantages: smell and price
I have been hearing lots of good things about Yankee candle products recently, so thought id give the tarts a go. Firstly due to their cost, but secondly, the abundance of different scents.
Yankee candles sell a multitude of products, from tea lights, to pillar candles, to these delights. The tarts are designed to sit in the top of an oil burner and as they melt, the aroma from the candle disperses into the air. I bought mine from House of fraser on offer for a bargain 69p per tart!! These were on sale though i have to add and retail between £1- £1.50 per tart depending on the scent. These candles are widely sold and can be bought over the internet too. As well as the tarts and candles, the oil burners themselves can be bought, but they are a little pricey, and i have used oil burners that i have already got at home. Not sure that this is overly advisable but i have never had a problem, so use with caution!
The tarts themselves are packaged in shrink wrapping and of a clear plastic with the yankee candle logo and 'flavouring' on the top of the candle. The fruit salad candles are a deep yellow in colour and are almost corrugated around the edge, making it look like a little tart. You will not find a wick, so dont be fooled. The idea is that the whole candle melts. As with all candle like products, these are very hot, and this product becomes a wax like liquid and will cause injury if not used properly.
You will need a tealight to place in the base of the burner, as the heat from this will melt the tart. I had made the mistake of attempting to half the tart as the capacity of one of my oil burners is quite small, and quickly found out that the inside of the candle is not solid, but full of tiny beads. At first i thought the wax had crumbled, but then realised that it was actually tiny little pieces!
Nevertheless, the tart looks pretty and smells fragrent both as a solid tart but also melting in the burner. I have been burning the same tart for roughly 4 hours and still have some left. it simply solidifies once cooled, so easy to store. The fruit salad smell is both sweet and fruity. I wouldnt liken it to a real fruit salad, but more the sweet and has an odd 'tang' to the scent. I dont feel that it lingers once the burner is off, but smells edible when burning, yum!
I am very tempted to stock up and buy burners for christmas pressies this year, and the price of these candles, it is certainly worth the money!
Definately worth a go!
Thankyou for reading!
Summary: worth a go