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The smell of Home Sweet Home
Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home
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Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home
Advantages: Warming fragrance
I was browsing the Yankee Doodle website recently as we needed to buy a birthday present for our sister in law, we know she likes scented candles so this was the ideal place to look. Once I had decided on her present, I began looking at the wax tarts as I haven't bought myself any for a while.
The Yankee Candle Wax Tarts are an ideal way to sample new scents without the worry of wasting money if you don't particularly like the scent you have chosen. Costing around £1 for one with eight hours burn time, it's a lot more economical than buying a Housewarmer jar which cost upwards of £7.
I chose the scent 'Home Sweet Home' as it was on offer at the time for just 60 pence. I didn't really pay attention to how the fragrance was described, so I knew it would be a surprise when it was delivered.
The wax tart is a disc shaped piece of wax which looks like a little flat and wide candle but it does not have a wick to light it, instead you place it in a tart burner which looks like a an oil burner and is heated by tealight candles. The tart is just over 2" diameter and about 1" thick in a dusky pink colour, it is wrapped in cellophane which you have to remove before putting this in your tart burner. Pictured on the label is a comfy armchair with a mug on a tray. The picture is very warm and cosy feeling.
The fragrance of this wax tart is described as being "A heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea."
The first thing I noticed about this tart was how strongly fragranced it seemed to be. I wasn't ready to try it straight away as I already had a tart in my burner which still had some fragrance left, so I placed the tart on my mantel piece until I wanted to use it. The mantel piece is a good 8 or 9 feet away from where I sit in the living room but I could smell the tart from the settee even though it was still in it's wrapper (and I was bunged up with a cold!). I was bit concerned that this might be a bit overpowering for me as strong fragrances can give me a headache.
When I was ready to use the tart I unwrapped from the cellophane and placed it in my burner, it didn't take too long for the aroma to be released once the tart had begun to melt after about ten minutes.
The fragrance this tart gives off is lovely, spicy, it's very autumnal and warm. I think this is a great one now that the weather is getting chillier. I couldn't really detect the tea in the scent but the spices were really apparent, they remind me of the spices used when making Christmas cake. Fortunately the scent from this wax tart wasn't too over powering as I thought it might be, and was actually quite gentle in comparison to how strong it smelled when it was still in the wrapper. This is great for me as over fragranced things can give me a headache.
According to the information label on the wrapping the tart will give eight hours of continuous fragrance and I find that they usually slightly underestimated this.
I do find that when the wax tart has cooled down again and solidified you can still smell the scent for a couple of hours afterwards.
I really like this fragrance and think I will invest in one of the Housewarmer Jars in this scent. I also think that this would be a great one to buy someone as a housewarming gift.
You can also use the wax tart with an electric tart warmer if you'd prefer not to use one which needs candles. Alternatively you can unwrap the tart and place it in a drawer or cupboard to fragrance it, although I don't know how long the scent would last for if you did this.
When the tart has lost it's fragrance you should put the burner into a freezer for a few minutes and it should come out quite easily although it might need a little persuasion which should be done with something plastic which won't damage the burner.
You can also buy this fragrance in Small, Medium & Large Housewarmer Jars and Tumblers, Car Air Fresheners, Reed Diffusers, Tealights, Room Spray, Electric Plugin and Sampler.
The RRP for a Yankee Candle Wax Tart is £1.05, this particular fragrance is from the Food & Spice Collection. Other fragrances available from this range are:
Brown Sugar and Spice
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Coconut Cookie Bar
Fig and White Plum
Ginger and Green Tea
Ginger Spice Cookie
Jasmine Green Tea
Pear and Vanilla Bean
Sugar Cane and Vanilla
Tea and Honey
Vera Cruz Vanilla
Vintage Wine Range
Summary: A lovely scent from Yankee Candle
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