Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Garden Hideaway
Member Name: newby2
Yankee Candle Garden Hideaway
Advantages: strong and floral
Disadvantages: Not for everyone
==Yankee Candle Garden Hideaway Wax Tart==
Not having a garden at the moment although our house move is only a matter of weeks away I long for the scents of the garden and when I came across this Yankee scented Wax Tart I couldn't help myself but to pick this up and add it to the collection of already far too many others I had in my mitts!
==Price and Availability==
I bought this tart from my local stockist who had a whole collection of new scents that they didn't have before and I think this particular fragrance is relatively new to the whole Yankee Candle range. My local shop sell all the tarts at 90p which I the cheapest price that I have come across so far as the RRP of the tarts are £1.10 and the price will vary from shop to shop. The Yankee range is widely available and there are tons of little shops that stock their products plus online there is a wider range of new scents and old ones that are really worth checking out.
==Look and Design==
The flower shaped wax tart is wrapped within a tin layer of plastic cellophane which protects the tart but doesn't' give that much of information and I would like to see a short sentence of a description of the fragrance that the tart lets out and I think they would just about be able to squeeze this on if they made the label a slight bit bigger.
This Garden Hideaway tart has a lime green colouring to it and this is really rather appealing. The photo on the sticky label on the front shows a garden bench surrounded by lovely blue and red flowers and does give the impression that if you were sat on the bench you would well be "hidden away" thus the name of the tart.
Through the packaging the scent of the tart is very obvious and compared to a lot of the recent tarts I have bought strong even before I begin to use it. This of course is very nice as I always want these tarts to be potent enough to spread throughout the whole flat rather than just the one room and this one seemed like it would be fragrant enough to be able to do this.
As usual I used only a small amount of the tart so that I can always change scents quicker than if I were to use the entire tart in one go. The tart is easy to cut open and just to use a slice of the wax as the product seems to crumble into small beads and this makes the wax melt quicker and the smell spread through the room faster.
The scent of this Garden Hideaway is very true to its name and the smell is so very natural and it is quite nice. I couldn't get over how strong this one was and it was speedy to spread through the flat and fill it with a very outside fresh scent. There are floral smells that work together with a kind of fresh cut grass scent and this seems to remind me of mornings in the garden during the spring months. I am sure I can smell the aromas of sweet pea flowers mixed with hydrangeas and the like and as a whole the fragrance is really nice and natural.
The more the tart burnt the smell didn't seem to fade at all and it was so strong I couldn't' keep it burning for as long as some of the other tarts I have been using lately and it seems a little burn does go a long way to giving a full and strong smell. There is however a little feeling of old lady about it and I don't know what it is but possibly a mix of lavender and sweet pea that reminds me of an old lady which of course was not entirely pleasing.
==My Overall Opinion==
On the whole though I do like this scent and I especially like the way it is strong and works to fill the air with the natural and outdoor smells which I was first appealed by. The floral "earth mother" smell of course will not to be to everyone's tastes and this is not one that I would like to have on the go constantly but to replace the other tarts the I like such as the fruity or sweet ones this does again make for a nice change.
The smell is very true to real life and smells natural which is always a plus and really what the Yankee Candles are famed for. I like this tart and all in all rate it highly at 4 out of 5 stars. I do recommend it and the only downside is the slight resemblance to old lady I occasionally find but I guess this is the floral aspects of the tart.
Overall a scent I like.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A nice tart