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Last Easter I bought a candle burner because I wanted to try some Yankee candle tarts because I have read so many positive reviews on how nice they smell and because I have the Yankee plug in. I didn't know which tarts to buy because when I sniffed them I quite liked them all but I chose this fragranced tart as one of my first purchases because I do love the smell of Sweet pea flowers.
The tart is a circular tart shape with a ridge edge. Is blue in colour. Most people will already recognise them in shops or online. It has a plastic wrapper sealing the tart and just has the name clearly on the front. Once I removed the wrapper I could smell a strong smell of tart. Has a strong floral fragrance and has an added perfume smell too. Also has a fairly strong aroma before even lighting the tea light which is placed under the burner.
Once I lit the tea light, I watched it slowly melt the wax tart. Takes around 10 minutes or so to begin the process of melting the tart. After around 20 minutes or so the wax begins to melt faster and it releases a beautiful floral fragrance in the room. I placed the burner in my bedroom and kept checking on it to see how it was melting etc and how the fragrance appeared after a couple of hours or so. I closed the door and when I entered my bedroom after a hour I could most definitely detect the fragrance and how a beautiful aroma was in my room. It was however a stronger smell than I expected it to be and although I imagined it would be strong since I have read so many reviews on Yankee tarts, it was far stronger than I imagined and I was delighted I had bought this fragrance as my first one to try in my home.
It melts into a pool of a kind of oil. I waited until the tea light had fully burned and I didn't light another one that night because it was almost bedtime. The next morning I checked the tart and it has become solid again and just a circular shape inside the top of my burner. But it did still have a nice floral scent to it and quite a strong fragrance. I lit another tea light and left it to melt again.
From this little tart it produces around 8 hours burning time. I think this is a lot of hours considering the tart is really cheap to buy. I paid just £1 for the tart from a garden centre who stocked Yankee candles, tarts and tea lights etc. I think for the price of the tart and the fragrance it produces to help a room smell gorgeous I think it is an extremely good value for money purchase in my opinion and I am really pleased I bought this fragrance. I am really happy with the floral smell in my bedroom and it suits my mood because I do love floral fragrances and the smell of fresh flowers. This tart is like smelling a bunch of freshly cut flowers.
I was pleasantly surprised how strong the tart was after it had become solid again, I didn't imagine it would be such a strong smell but I was wrong. The solid tart isn't strong enough for my liking to just have placed on the burner without having not using a tea light but the fragrance is still apparent and pleasant when I sniff it. I imagine the fragrance would be far stronger the smaller a room is which it is being placed. My bedroom isn't particularly large but it is a fair size and not tiny. I am going to buy this one again in the future but the next time I am going to place it into one of my smaller rooms to see if it smells stronger. I didn't want to move the burner once I had lit it because the oil I think may have tipped from the burner and I didn't want to take a chance of it spilling onto my hands or onto the floor etc. As we all know we have to be very careful with wax candles because if they burn the skin, it can be dangerous and cause a nasty burn etc.
I highly do recommend this fragranced tart from Yankee candle and I am really pleased I gave this one a go as my first purchase and I have tried a few different fragrances since my first purchase and found I love the range.
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I give this fragrance tart from Yankee 5 stars.
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I virtually always get my regular Yankee Wax Tart fix via tarts I've purchased from either Ebay or Amazon in bulk, selected at random. My reasoning for having my tarts selected at random by a stranger is perfectly summed up with this Garden Sweet Pea tart. This isn't a scent I'd have even bothered to try if I were picking it myself. If I saw this in a store I probably wouldn't even bother picking it up to sniff out of curiosity. As a general rule, floral scents are not to my liking so I ignore them. Needless to say I was a little disappointed to receive this one in my latest pack, how silly I was being! Garden Sweet Pea is definitely one of my favourite scents out of those I have tried so far!
A wax tart is circular, almost flower head shaped, chunk of scented wax. It contains not wick, these tarts are burned in an oil or tart burner above a tea light which gently melts the tart and releases its lovely fragrance. Usually these cost around £1-£1.20 and can be purchased from a few independent local stores, Ebay, Amazon, House or Frasier, Debenhams, Clintons and, most recently, Asda.
This particular tart is a lovely shade of blue with a hint of purple hidden in there (it isn't turquoise like the dooyoo picture shows). When melting it goes a much deeper, but just as lovely, shade of blue and looks rather pretty sat in my burner. It's covered by a plastic wrapping containing a sticker on front displaying the Yankee Candle logo, scent name and a picture of some fully bloomed flowers sat in a field. I don't know anywhere near enough about flowers to even take an educated guess as to what those might be but there's a few pale blue ones with some deeper purple ones in the background.
The tart starts to release its scent after about ten minutes and, after about twenty minutes it seems to be full swing. It is a typical floral type scent but it had a slight twist to it which I couldn't quite but my finger on. It was certainly making the tart smell absolutely gorgeous and was a scent a recognised; I just couldn't think what it was so out came Google.
Turns out that hint of non-floral scent I could detect was peach. The scents of rosewood, pear and freesia are apparently in there too which, when smelling out for them, I could detect slightly in the mix of things but it was definitely a fruity, sweet peach aroma I was trying to place when I could smell that mysterious undertone the tart had.
This tart never becomes overbearing but always remains strong enough for a constant flow of scent. Yankee's promise of an eight hour burn time seems to be accurate with this tart too which is lovely. I've tried a few tarts which haven't met anywhere near that amount of burn time and the longer it burns for, the more I can use and the better value for money I feel I am getting.
Once I've finished burning this tart its scent lingers in the air for hours. The first few hours it remains powerful and obviously noticeable however starts to die down leaving a subtle floral scent as it does so, I'd say it takes a good four or five hours for all traces of this scent to no longer be detectable which I feel is perfectly adequate.
This is an absolutely beautiful scent, a lovely sweet and fruity twist on a usually (in my opinion) boring floral scent. It burns strong for a good eight hours and leaves its scent lingering for ages without ever becoming overpowering. A scent which I so quickly scoffed at once discovering turns out to be one of my favourites!
I adore burning scented candles and for well over twelve years, I have been repeatedly purchasing those produced by the American brand, Yankee Candle with my loyalty being due to the authentic and long lasting scents. In amongst my huge stash was Garden Sweet Pea; a scent that I have burned on dozens of occasions with this review discussing my thoughts.
The scent of sweet pea always transports me back to my childhood when I used to help my father in the garden and I have vivid recollections of sniffing the highly aromatic multi-coloured flowers. Consequently, it feels magical for me to be able to recreate those wonderful memories in my home. Whilst I have previously purchased Garden Sweet Pea in a glass jar format, my recent usage was with one of Yankee Candle's 22g circular fluted tarts, which offers a pretty blue wax. The tart offers further appeal with its colourful label displaying the pretty flowers.
On removing the transparent packaging, I am met with the stunning and extremely authentic waft of sweet pea and due to its intensity in a solid wax format I anticipated that the scent would deepen during use. I generally tend to snap my candle tarts in half, particularly those that offer a high level of strength, as I am able to achieve double the usage.
Within just a few minutes of placing one of the pieces into the bowl of my oil burner with a flickering tea light situated below, the scent begins to filter its way around my living room. Whilst I am not generally a fan of sweet fragrances due to the fact that they often make me feel nauseous and are headache inducing, I would describe sweet pea as being sweet although it is not at all cloying. The floral fragrance is perfectly balanced with a very delicate spiciness and due to the inclusion of pure, natural extracts, Yankee Candle have produced a stunning summery fragrance.
The delightful aromatic tones of Garden Sweet Pea rapidly permeate my living room and enable me to remember those happy times spent with my father in the garden. I find the aroma extremely uplifting and if I close my eyes I could easily be sat in a garden surrounded by the colourful flowers, as they gently blow in the breeze. The staying power of Garden Sweet Pea most certainly loves up to the claim of eight hours and obviously as I snap my tarts into two pieces, I can achieve double the enjoyment.
I cannot recommend Garden Sweet Pea highly enough and as a result, it receives five stars from me. You can purchase this fragrance from all good Yankee Candle stockists and whilst I vowed I would not purchase any more candles until my existing stock has been exhausted, I couldn't believe my eyes whilst out shopping a couple of days ago when I discovered the entire Garden Sweet Pea range at half price. Well, I'd be silly not to buy some wouldn't I?
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Garden Sweet Pea is one of the first yankee fragrances that I tried. It is one of my favourite fragrances and I tend to buy it in wax tart form whenever I place an order on the Yankee candle site, although I have also bought it in the form of tea lights.
Although the fragrance is obviously the same, I will be reviewing the wax tart form of it in my review as this is the form that I currently have it in. I paid £1.25 for it which is the full retail price, and in my opinion it is very affordable and good value for money.
The wax tart came wrapped in a thin plastic sort of material along with a label with a picture of brightly coloured flowers and the scent name written underneath. The packaging was easy to remove and once unwrapped I popped it into my tart burner with a lit tea light underneath - wax tarts don't have wicks, so rather than burning them you need to melt them in a tart burner.
Yankee candle describe the fragrance of garden sweet pea as a 'sweet perfume of delicate blossoms' with notes of pear, peach, fressia and rosewood. The smell is strong and it fills the room very quickly and it has a lovely fresh floral scent. The mix of pears and flowers in the fragrance are most noticeable but the fragrance blends together well. As the name suggests, it is a very sweet, perfumey kind of fragrance which is probably due to the fruity notes. It does smell slightly artificial in my opinion, and I think that some people may find it a little sickly, however I really like it.
It is definitely quite a girly fragrance because it is sweet and floral, and although it isn't a particlarly light fragrance it is not too heavy and it makes my home smell fresh and clean. I find the fragrance quite uplifting yet at the same time comforting and relaxing and I have had several compliments from visitors about the smell whilst it has been burning. The smell even once I have distinguished the tea light stays noticeable for a good couple of hours.
All in all I love this fragrance but it definitely won't be to everyone's taste due to how strong it is as well as the slightly artificial tinge that it has, but I personally like it so I am going to give it five out of five stars and I highly recommend it.
Last year whilst on holiday, I went to a department store which I knows stock these with my mum, Its kind of a traditional thing where whenever we pass a shop selling Yankee Candles, we have to go in and spend a good 10 minutes picking up different candles and commenting whether or not we like them. This time however there were quite a few of the tarts reduced by 50%, this being one of them so after quickly deciding that I liked them, we picked up nearly a full box worth!
If, like I was (until I discovered Dooyoo), you are not aware of how to use a tart, they are really simple. All you need to do is remove all the wrapping and place on to the top of an oil burner (in the bit where you would normally put the oil), light a tea light in the bottom as normal. The tart then starts to melt which is when you start to smell the product. Once the tea light has been extinguished, the tart hardens ready to be used again. The tarts are widely available for around £1 to £1.50, you can also buy them from EBay for this price with free postage.
Also in the same fragrance, Yankee also sell the tarts in multi=packs and also sell sets of tea lights, tester candles (votive), reed diffusers, large glass jar candles etc. Prices can range up to around £20 depending upon which product you buy. Over the last couple of years, I have received the large candles and a couple of read diffusers as presents but for me, they just don't have the same staying power or strength that a tart does, and although they might last longer, I will definitely be sticking to just purchasing tarts in the future.
According to Yankee, this is a sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood. I never tend to look at the description when I am buying, just give them a good old sniff and decide whether to buy or not. This one didn't disappoint, I didn't have to hold too close to know that this was going to be just to my liking; nice, sweet and strong!
Within less than 10 minutes of the wax melting, the room was filled with the fragrance, I would say this is quite a strong one in comparison to previous ones I have brought, so much so that I did the first time I lit move the burner to the dining room as the other half was moaning it was a bit too strong for him! Although I couldn't pick out the exact elements of the fragrance, it was definitely a lot more fruit than floral.
Yankee state that the fragrance of the tart lasts for around eight hours of burn time, I find this isn't very generous for this fragrance, although after reading some reviews on here, I now snap my tarts in half and burn a bit at a time, the current half I am using has been burnt for at least 4 tea lights (which normally last about 4 hours), admittedly, the fragrance isn't as strong as it was when I first burned but if I light in my kitchen at the back of the house, I can smell upstairs within about 20 minutes.
Overall, I would really recommend this fragrance and I will definitely be re-purchasing when my current stock runs low. I would give this fragrance 5 out of 5 stars.
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One of my favourite smells , particularly in the spring-summer months is that of sweet pea flowers, so much so that last year I attempted to grow several bunches of them in my garden with limited success. That being said, when I saw these sweet pea wax tarts from Yankee Candle at the weekend, I immediately bought a couple to see how well the scent would compare with the real thing. The smell should be particularly nice now that spring is finally on its way and I hoped that they would fill my home with an uplifting scent that would ultimately make summer feel just around the corner.
These wax tarts are a pale blue in colour and slightly shimmery looking through their translucent wrapper. On the front of each tart wrapper is a sticker which tells us that these are 'Garden Sweet Pea' in fragrance and illustrates a range of sweet pea flowers looking lovely and summary with their red, white and blue flowers against a backdrop of green. Sniffing the wrapper, I can detect the faint smell of sweet pea which is a lovely fresh floral scent and this smell only gets stronger as you unwrap the tart from its packaging.
Holding a tart in my hand without its wrapper, I can smell the strong smell of sweet peas and I must agree that this tart is entirely true to its namesake. The tarts provide up to eight hours of fragrance and therefore I immediately put one in my burner to spread the fragrance throughout my house. Having cleaned my house at the weekend, I hoped that the sweet scent would only add to the already clean smell in my home and true to form they did. To use one of these tarts, a tart burn is required and I have one in a cream shade which blends in with the rest of my colour scheme in my home. Putting the tart in the top of the tart burner, a lit tea light was then required to gently melt the tart and release its fragrance.
After a matter of minutes the tart was reduced to a pool of pale blue liquid. An hour later I re-entered my home after taking some trash out and could really smell the tart in all its glory. The smell was fresh and sweet and really like a garden on a summers day. The nice thing about using fragrance in this way, in my opinion, is that it really fills the house with scent but in a gentle and not heady way. After a couple of hours, and determined to make the most of my tart on another day, I simply blew the tea light out and allowed the wax to cool and harden. The fragrance remained however for a good couple of hours.
Whilst these tarts are a lovely addition to any tea light burner, they could also be used to fill little bags to scent cupboards. As a result, I have put my second tart unwrapped into a little bag inside my wardrobe and it has produced a lovely floral smell within, keeping (I hope) my clothes smelling fresh.
All in all, I have been very pleased with my sweet pea wax tarts. As my previous reviews will show, these tarts can currently be purchased online or from Yankee Candle and Clinton Card shops and you should expect to pay around £1.20 for them. This is a price which I believe is more than reasonable given the lovely smell that these tarts produce.
These was tarts come highly recommended from me and as a result they score five stars from me.
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Review of Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea Wax Tart
As I am sure most people will know, Yankee Candle is a popular manufacturer of scented candles, votives, wax tarts, car air fresheners and similar products. The range seems to be sold in a wide range of store sand shops nowadays.
Just before Christmas 2012, I was in my local Dunelm Mill store when I noticed they had a clearance sale of Yankee products. My bargain hunting eye lighted on the wax tarts and I took advantage of the lower than usual price to stock up, this fragrance was one of my purchases.
**The Garden Sweet Pea Wax Tart**
Wax tarts are not candles at all; they are solid discs of scented and coloured wax which is designed to be melted in a special tart or oil burner. I sometimes store my unopened wax tarts in my clothing drawers where they gently fragrance the contents, making them dual purpose in my house. This particular wax tart was used almost straightaway however.
Yankee Candle wax tarts weigh 22g and they should burn for around 8 hours. You can of course re-melt your wax tarts, but the fragrance will not be as strong after time.
The picture on the wrapping of this wax tart is of a bunch of pretty sweet pea stems, one of my favourite summer flowers.
I paid a very pleasing 45p for my Garden Sweet Pea wax tart.
I sometimes break my wax tarts prior to burning deliberately in order to get a longer period of the fragrance, however this one I melted whole as I considered the fragrance to be a fairly delicate one in comparison to other scents in the range.
The wax is a delicate pinky/mauve colour, the picture provided by Dooyoo looks much darker than the tart I bought. The fragrance is described by Yankee as 'a sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood'.
The wax melted evenly and the scent was as light and delicate as I had suspected and it became apparent almost as soon as the wax became warm. The scent is very light, the fruity floral blend created a pleasing room fragrance.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
I quite liked this Yankee Candle fragrance; it is a light floral scent , but not one I would go out of my way to buy again as sadly it was not as long lasting as others I have tried.
In contrast to other Yankee Candle fruity or floral scents, I feel that this wax tart is a little bit of a let-down, it is in no way unpleasant, just weak!
In fairness, as this was clearance stock, perhaps it had been on display for some time and the fragrance had diminished over time.
I think this would appeal mainly to women; as it is predominantly a feminine scent.
I am awarding this Garden Sweet Pea Yankee Candle Wax Tart a 3* rating and would recommend to others who like a floral fragrance.
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©brittle1906 January 2013
N.B. The title of this review is taken from the lyrics of 'Sweet Pea', a song written by Tommy Roe.
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===Why I Bought This===
I enjoy using wax tarts but had not tried this one.
Yankee candles are a well known USA brand which has been going since the late 1960s.
Disc of mid-blue wax wrapped in cellophane.
Called 'Garden Sweet Pea' with an image of white sweet peas on the front.
Made with pure natural extracts.
The back has a round sticky label which details lots of basic safety advice.
£1.20 from Ebay - but wax tarts are around that price in most places.
Also available as votive candles and in the larger jars.
I do not like using synthetic air fresheners so I will often just light up a wax tart for 10 minutes to give a little waft of fragrance through the house. I usually snap these into halves or quarters as you do not need to melt the whole tart in one go - or I will divide it between two tart burners in different rooms.
I had not had many of the floral fragrances before so this one was new to me. Even in the cellophane it had a good refreshing aroma coming through. I only used half of this tart at a time and like other tarts this soon fills the room with a glorious smell. I would not say it is actually the same as having fresh flowers, but it does give off a good floral aroma which does not smell synthetic. This is nice and refreshing for the living room but I have also used it in the bathroom. Possibly more a Spring/Summer aroma, but I have been using it in Autumn and found it very pleasant.
It is not masculine in any way but my husband. who does not really like candles and 'smelly' things has not complained about this at all - which is definitely a good sign.
Even when not lit I find the tart fragrances the room. I tend to leave the half I am not using on top of our TV for the warmth to release the aroma. I also find that just having the tart in the bedroom unlit does give a great background smell - I have some on my bedside table at the moment.
I find that using the tarts for just 10 minutes or so at a time these tarts seem to last for many weeks and are great value - I much prefer to use these than the large candles and they are more economical. Even the cellophane wrappers smell so nice it is a shame to throw them away.
===Would I Recommend?===
I am one of those people who love to have a candle burning in their home. I find it incredibly relaxing and when at the end of a long day to relax on the sofa with a burning candle nearby I find this soothing. I also find it relaxing to have a candle in the bathroom when I can find at least half an hour to have a long soak in the bath, a little luxurious yes but I find it an essential aid in de-stressing after a long day at work. My Yankee collection has grown considerably since my latest Yankee Doodle order most of which I ordered from recommendations on Dooyoo.
My latest candle to help relax me in the bathroom was Yankee Garden Sweet Pea in the sampler size. I like a lot of people like to try samplers first before spending a larger amount on a jar or tumbler as at less than £2.00 you won't have emptied your bank account on a not so nice candle should it not be to your taste. Garden Sweet Pea seemed to have a lot of high rating reviews so I was eager to add it to my order that an the smell of sweet pea flowers are absolutely beautiful.
Yankee Garden Sweet Pea Sampler comes individually wrapped in clear plastic wrapping which easily shows off it's blue colour which has hues of purples and lilacs which does make the candle appear different colours in different lights. The front label is typical of Yankee having the Yankee logo over the gorgeous image of multi-coloured sweet pea flowers together with the product name. As with all samplers you don't get any other information on the packaging other than the front label.
Even before removing the clear plastic wrapping I can easily smell the floral perfume that this candle contains which is absolutely beautiful. Once the wrapping is off this floral aroma is more intense but with sweet notes to it. According to Yankee not only does the candle have the essence of "delicate blooms" as well as "hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood" which is obviously where I am picking up the sweet notes. I really did have high hopes from this candle before even lit considering its fragrance is actually quite strong.
The Yankee Garden Sweet Pea has been my candle of choice for my bathroom for the past week and it has been lit every day for at least an hour and I still have quite a lot of candle left but then with a burn time of up to 15 hours I would expect so. I do find that it does take quite a while to almost warm up and to release its fragrance so after the first timing lighting it I was a little disappointed but determined not to put it aside in the "never buy again pile" I used it again the second night but lit it about 30 minutes before actually being in the bathroom to see if the fragrance simply needed to develop into something more fragrant.
Fortunately this candle managed to fill my entire bathroom with its gorgeous florally sweet fragrance which rather than being quite sickly it was incredibly light and fragrant and definitely had more of a floral edge to it than anything else which was for me incredibly relaxing. Despite not being a warming fragrance so probably more suited to a spring day rather than a wet October evening it gave me the relaxing scent I wanted without being made to feel tired and slightly drowsy which is sometimes what I find with rich, warming scents when in the bath!
I don't think this sampler candle would have managed to have filled my living room as it is quite a large open space but for the bathroom and bedroom it manages well being smaller spaces which for me isn't a major problem but no doubt if I bought the candle as a large jar it would be absolutely fine in a larger room. However, the fragrance it produces once it warms up is delicate and light without being too intense or potent which for me is a lovely balance.
Overall, I am very pleased I opted to try the Yankee Garden Sweet Pea sampler/votive as it really does have a great fragrance and by the looks of things it will last a bit longer than the 15 hours burn time which is another plus. A floral scent that is relaxing and fragrant which I just cannot fault. Definitely a recommendation if you haven't tried it already. 5 stars from me.
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Price: £1.75 - Sampler/Votice
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I am a fan of the high quality scented candles that the yankee candle company make. I made quite a large order last year before Christmas, and I was lucky enough to receive some free gifts. One of these was the Garden Sweet Pea candle in small jar format, which would have cost me around £7.99 at the time of purchase, though it is on sale at Yankee Direct for £5.99 currently.
The little jars really appeal to me. The candle is designed to be burned inside the jar. The jar does not get that hot when you are burning the candle even if you burn it for a good while, and the jar looks really quite cute. It is about 4 inches tall, and is shaped a bit like a kilner jar. The lid has a rubberised stopper, and I feel when I use the jar candles it is a really safe way to use candles in a house with pets and children. When I put the lid on, I am pretty sure the candle will not relight when I blow it out. The only negative is that I can't really smell the scent through the glass, as it is trapped inside the jar till you remove the lid.
This one immediately appealed as it was a gorgeous blue colour, slightly purple in its appearance. Although floral scents are not top of my list, and I wouldn't rush to buy these scents if I was choosing (though would never turn them down as a freebie) this one smells absolutely deliscious in the jar. It is a little bit sweet, but not overpoweringly so. It is not an artificial scent at all, and not sickeningly floral.
Yankee direct describe this as 'The sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood.' I don't have the sort of nose that can pick out lots of individual scents, but I did feel this was indeed more food/sweet based than floral, and my nose can be sensitive to floral scents when my hayfever is playing up, and this did not aggravate my nose in any way.
I found that this one was a similar high quality to other candles I have bought in this range. I was a little disappointed that this one was not that apparent in the air when I was burning the candle, but when I put it out the scent was stronger and I did find it lingered for the rest of the evening. I am comparing this to my experience of using sampler candles though, which do seem to release more scent in my opinion, so perhaps I am being a bit unfair to judge this one.
My usual preference is for candles that pack a punch by releasing their scent far and wide after a short burn time. This one is a bit more subtle than that for me. While I don't think I would have rushed to buy this myself I find after using it I would be more than happy to buy this one again, and I think it would have universal appeal to men and women. It is not an overly feminine smell, just a pleasant smell that I find very pleasant to use.
Being a huge fan of anything Yankee Candle, when I saw a wax tart in a fragrance called Sweet Pea I was unable to resist it. I usually like floral fragrances in my home and at just £1.25 for a wax tart with a usual burn time of about 8 hours and me usually liking all of the wax tarts I have ever came across from Yankee I quickly snapped one up in this fragrance to try.
The packaging of a wax tart is simple see through plastic and on the top of that there is a label and on there is a picture shown of pretty sweet peas and we are told simply what it is then on the back of the tart do's and don'ts are shown concerning how to use a wax tart, we are told the weight which is 22g and that it should fragrance for eight hours and contact details for Yankee are given. Its easy enough to pull off and dispose of the packaging and your ready to use it.
Using A Wax Tart:
All you do to use one of these is simply pop it in the top of an oil burner instead of traditional oils and burn a tealight under it. Within a few minutes the tart turns into a transparent liquid, releasing its fragrance wonderfully. You can of course snap off less tart if you have a small oil burner, some people even place pieces of the tart in drawers to fragrance those!
In appearance this is a round lump of blue coloured wax with fluted edges and you can smell this through the wrapped it comes in before even burning it!
This has a wonderful, rich and very natural fragrance of sweet peas to it. Its a strong tart this one but is really floral with a sort of fruity undertone to it which lifts the fragrance rather alot. In my large flat I burnt this in my kitchen and it fragranced my whole home beautifully and made it smell really fresh and even when I put the tealight out I could still smell the fragrance for a good hour after that.
When not in use the liquid hardens back up for next use and you can still smell this in the oil burner when it isn't lit and all in all I rate this one highly!
Available from Clinton Cards, Amazon and of course the Yankee website and it is also available in different sized candles and so on!
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I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I like my home to smell lovely and fresh and I also love scented candles but find many of them rather disappointing. So when I began to read the almost always excellent reviews of Yankee candles and wax tarts on Dooyoo I thought I would give them a go and have been hooked since. One of my last purchases was of the Garden Sweet Pea wax tart which I purchased along with a few other from House of Fraser in the sale. This was a fragrance which I had not purchased before and a bit of a change too as I normally purchase more fruit based scents rather than floral ones but thought I would have a change and have been pleasantly surprised.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles/wax tarts can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores and some independent stores. I actually paid just £0.50 for the Garden Sweet Pea wax tart in House of Fraser as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer with an extra 20% off so I could not resist stocking up.
The Garden Sweet Pea wax tart comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of beautiful in bloom sweet pea flowers on the front to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has an 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a medium blue colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the gorgeous light floral fragrance of the tart through the wrapper. The fragrance is quite a light floral one and is not too overpowering or artificial smelling. According to the Yankee website the scent of the tart is of 'delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood.'
As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Garden Sweet Pea is a fairly strong fragrance and when burning it I did find that it only took a few minutes for it to start to fill my front room with the glorious fragrance making it remind me of a lovely spring day and the sweet peas my granddad used to grow rather than a cold autumn evening. The fragrance although floral does have a fruity undertone which takes the edge off the floral notes giving it a lovely balanced smell. Even the morning after burning I could still lightly smell this wax tart in my living room area which was very pleasant indeed. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again back into a tart, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Overall this is another lovely scent from Yankee and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It's floral fragrance certainly makes my home smell wonderful and makes me feel bright and energised even on the gloomiest of evenings.
Our nickname or pet name for our little girl is sweet pea, I usually end up just calling her pea so on Mothers day this year she bought me (well, Daddy supervised) a Yankee Candle Sweet Pea jar. She knows I love Yankee Candles and have a number of them around the home as I absolutely love the colours, fragrances and the packaging they come in and think they are a really nice way of decorating around the home without spending too much money. In fact, even Yankee Candle say that the candles are, "Long lasting, true to life premium scented candles that make your house a home."
I hadn't smelt the sweet pea fragrance before but I absolutely the smell of sweet pea flowers so was hoping that when I opened the jar it would smell the same. I think Yankee Candle definitely captured this fragrance well as this definitely has a lovely fresh flowery smell like the actual flowers do and is strong too like they are so your house really gets that lovely flowery aroma when you open the lid to the jar.
Yankee Candle describe this fragrance as a sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood. My daughter bought me one of the large jar candles and when I really want my room to smell I take off the lid and let the aroma of this candle really fill up the room. Like I've said above this fragrance is definitely very strong and really nice and sweet smelling and you can also detect a bit of the fruity fragrance as well which I think gives this candle its lovely distinctive smell.
The large jar is a beautiful piece of decoration in itself. It is modelled on famous iconic apothecary jars and I love the thick, chunky glass that they use. The stopper in the top of the candle is nice and heavy and creates quite a secure lid when you have it on so it keeps the fragrance in. I have had Yankee Candles for years that I keep the lids on and they still smell as strong as the day I bought them. If you actually want to burn the candle you just take the lid of and let it burn. The large jar has a burn time of up to 100 - 115 hours.
This sweet pea candle is a lovely light sea blue colour and has a picture of sweet pea flowers on the front of it. Its wonderful if you have blue decoration in your room as it will match this perfectly.
A lovely gift from my sweet pea.
Sometime last year I went on a bit of a scented candle kick, and somehow one day went into Clinton Cards to buy a birthday card and came out having compulsively bought a medium-sized jar of this candle, Garden Sweet Pea by Yankee Candles.
Yankee are definitely my brand of choice as far as candles go, as they have a huge range and the scent is quite strong, which I like, as let's face it you buy scented candles to smell and there's nothing worse than having one that you don't notice in the room.
This particular scent is, obviously, part of the floral fragrance family which normally aren't one I tend to go for. Whilst I will admit to not being all that sure what a real life sweet pea actually smells like, I can vouch for the fact that this scent is definitely sweet! It is vaguely floral, but the most overpowering scent is of sweetness, and it reminds me of fabric softener a little. In fact, I'll admit that even though I loved the scent when sniffing the jar in the shop, having used about half of this up I've found I have to be in the mood for this one, and can't burn it too long, as it is a tad sickly. The scent is perhaps slightly more "mature" than the bakery or fresh fruity ones I tend to choose.
As I've said, all Yankee Candles have great scent throw and they also burn very evenly. The top layer of the candle becomes clear upon burning, and sets evenly so there is no "tunnelling" which I find with cheaper candles and of course means that you end up wasting a lot and not using the entire thing up. The higher quality does come at a price, with Yankee's products ranging from about 90p for a wax tart up to approximately £18 for a large jar candle which will last FOREVER, trust me! Because they burn so nicely, I do feel that it's worth the money because they last so long and I have repurchased a couple of my favourite scents.
Unfortunately this isn't one I'll be buying again. While the scent is nice, it can be a bit overwhelming in its sweetness. I think perhaps a smaller jar may have been better as I've found with a couple of other scents that they give me a headache in large jars, due to them being so strong. If you really like floral and very sweet scents, I'd recommend trying this one, but maybe in a small jar or wax tart first! You can find Yankee Candle at Clinton Cards, Hallmark Stores or online, but I mostly buy mine at a Hallmark Outlet shop where they are generally half price.
I have recently been burning the Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea which is something I bought after sniffing it in House of Fraser and thinking it smelled really nice. I bought the small sized jar which cost me £8.39 which I thought was kind of expensive but I have bought Yankee Candles before and I know that they tend to last for much longer than other candles I have tried.
The Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea that I have comes in a nice glass jar that is transparent and which it's possible to see the lovely blue colour of the candle wax through the glass. The fragrance name is stuck on the front of the jar, although I've peeled this off because I think it looks nicer without it. Once lit, the candle burnt for about 50 hours - which is pretty amazing quality for such a small candle - and as I've said before, this is why I really rate the Yankee Candle range.
The scent was very floral and sweet, and while it was in the wax for without being lit I thought it smelled quite subtle but also very distinctive. However, once the candle had been lit and had been burning for a little while I found the fragrance a little overpowering and sickly and I only liked it to be burning for about an hour at a time. It is a strong fragrance that lingers for hours after the candle has been blown out and once the candle has been blown out I think the residual fragrance is just a lot nicer than when it's actually burning.
Overall, I like this fragrance, but I suggest lighting it for an hour or so when you are not in the room and then enjoying the residual fragrance.