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I made a purchase from Yankee direct the other week and picked the Cinnamon Stick. A day later I had an email from them telling me that they had replaced it with Honey & Spice. Abit unsure exactly what I would be expecting, but I felt that the replacement would be similar.
I wanted a winter scent, something that was going to smell nice during Christmas and through the winter months.
So what is the "spice" then? Well its golden nectar and sugar cane mingle with cinnamon stick and cocoa. Mixed together and you can see why they replaced Cinnamon Stick with this.
Taking the lid off, like all Yankee Candles, produce a strong fragrance and the cinnamon is fairly evident compared with the other scents. Upon lighting it, it does take a while for you to really start smelling the Honey and Spice and for it to disperse all around the room. Give it nearly half an hour though and walk into the room and once again, Yankee does not disappoint. A really nice warm smell and making your room just that little extra special. The smell is not over powering however. Some fragrances I have burnt could be smelt from other rooms, but this will just cover the room that you have the candle in.
Its the Cinnamon with the honey that stand out most from this candle. But its nice to have a couple of fragrances.
My sister gave the thumbs up when she walked in the other week whilst it was burning. So it has recommendations aswell.
Best used in winter, not so much for the summer.
Large Yankee Candle:
They are meant to last between 110-150hrs. Make sure you keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 of an inch at all times. When you first light it then let it burn for at least 3hrs to allow the wax to burn across the top all the way. If you notice black smoke coming from the flame then blow it out, trim and relight.
=Yankee Candle Honey and Spice=
Yankee candles are one of my favourites, although they have been around for a while I only discovered them about three years ago.
Yankee candles are sold in a variety of formats from tea lights, wax tarts, sampler candles, glass jars, to name but a few of the products available.
=Price and Availability=
I tend to mainly buy the Yankee Candles in the tart format, and pay between £1 and £1.50 for them, they are available from most retailers, both online and in stores.
=The Honey and Spice Wax Tart=
These are designed to be used in a oil burner, and average an 8 hour fragrance from each tart, although I break mine in half to get double the use.
The tart is wrapped in a shrink wrapped plastic, and the front has a sticker saying that it is a Yankee Candle, and Honey and Spice Wax tart. The tart itself is a deep honey brown colour, and the aroma is described by Yankee as Golden Nectar and Sugar Cane mingled with cinnamon stick and cocoa.
=The proof is in the melting=
I was really looking forward melting this wax as the aroma from the tart was an amazing smell, it reminded me of a Golden Rum, and my holiday in the Dom Rep, the brown sugar, the cinnamon, honey, it was just like being whisked away,
I could also get a smell of the cocoa from the aroma, although this became apparent about 10 minutes after the main smells.
This reminded me of Christmas with a Christmas cake smell, and it also reminded me of Easter, from the smell of Hot cross buns, and all year round with toasted teacakes,
So to me this is an all year round smell, and there is nothing more relaxing than having a beautiful aroma in an evening of a Yankee Tart
I usually use a half a tart over 4 nights with about 2 hours burning time each time I use it, I found this to be a constant aroma of the spices, and the sugar smell, and after I had blown out the tea light, I could smell the aroma for a good 2 to 3 hours afterwards, it was a warm homely smell.
=Anyone selling a house=
I would recommend this for anyone selling their house, as it would give the prospective buyer a home baked smell to the house.
I would give this a 5/5 and I have added this to the I want a glass jar of this fragrance, which for me it must be good as so far there is only about 2 or 3 that I would warrant buying in a glass jar.
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
I have a real passion for scented candles, which I enjoy burning for both their ambience and relaxing aroma. A brand that I have been purchasing for well over ten years is the American Yankee Candle, as the majority of their products offer an authentic and long lasting scent due to their inclusion of pure, natural extracts. I adore musky and spicy scents for the cold winter months with my choice for the warmer weather being a fruity or floral aroma. During one of my far too regular Yankee Candle spending sprees my attention was drawn to their 22g Honey and Spice wax tart with this review discussing my experience.
It was the brown coloured wax of the 5½ cm circular fluted edged tart that drew me in together with the colourful label depicting the aroma with its display of a honey pot and cinnamon sticks. However, it was only when I arrived home with my purchase that I became aware of the inclusion of vanilla, which is a fragrance that doesn't appeal to me in the least. Despite the tart being tightly wrapped in transparent plastic packaging, the wax emits the most stunning aroma, which was my reason for purchase, as I was able to detect a delicate sweetness intermingled with cinnamon, which conjured up images of warmth and comfort. Whilst I don't generally opt for sweet fragrances, I found the initial scent extremely favourable and couldn't wait to try it out.
In order to enable my wax tarts to last a little longer, I always snap them in half, which is an easy task. I placed one of the pieces into the bowl of my oil burner with a burning tea light situated below and within just a few minutes, the wax had transformed into a glistening pool of liquid. The aroma of honey was immediately evident without being overly sweet and was soon accompanied by the rich spiciness of cinnamon, which always makes me think of the festive season. I would never previously have considered the scent of honey to be favourable, particularly as I cannot bear eating the stuff, as it's far too sweet for my liking. However, its aroma works perfectly well within this scent with it being the perfect accompaniment to the cinnamon.
Despite my hatred of the aroma of vanilla, its presence within Honey and Spice was more than welcomed, as it offered a slight creaminess to the overall fragrance deeming this to be a perfect candle for burning during a cold winter evening. In addition, the candle delivers the aroma of cocoa, which is another fragrance I had not anticipated I would find favourable. However, it offered a real sense of warmth without being cloying and as a result, I find this to be yet another excellent Yankee Candle offering.
Yankee Candle claim that their candle tarts will offer eight hours of continuous fragrance and I would totally agree, as the aroma of Honey and Spice rapidly filled my living room with the scent lingering for a good couple of hours after the tea light had been distinguished. I found that the fragrance easily travelled up the stairs of my home with its presence continuing to be evident in the living room the following morning albeit a little delicate. As I snap my tarts into two pieces I am able to achieve sixteen hours of fragrance, which as far as I am concerned, represents excellent value for money.
Due to the reasons discussed above, Honey and Spice comes with my full recommendation and as a result, receives five stars from me. Whilst the fragrance is available in a variety of formats, such as glass jars and votives, I generally tend to opt for the 22g candle tarts, which retail at around £1.25, as this gives me the opportunity of trying out a new fragrance without parting with too much cash.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Yankee candle Honey and Spice wax tart
I decided to burn this tart the other day out of my collection of Yankee tarts that I have amassed recently.
Yankee make a huge variety of these tarts and are constantly bringing out new cents so that people like me are tempted to buy more and more. They are sold in many places such as Clintons Cards, Amazon, Ebay, garden centres, B&Q and many other outlets. The price varies from around 50 p if you are really lucky, to around £1.50. The most usual price is about £1.25.
Now Yankee make a variety of candles from tarts through to various sizes of candle in glass jars and they also make car freshener, mini personal air fresheners and many other variations. They are not the cheapest brand around but they do generally have scents that carry well and they are constantly creating new scents. They are the 'Lush' of candles rather than toiletries.
The little tarts are one of the cheapest ways to enjoy Yankee candles and I also think they give off the best scents and are value for money. The tarts have no wick and you melt them on a burner using a night/tea light under the burner.
This little tart is a dull caramel colour with a photo of a couple of cinnamon sticks and some honey on the front. As I unwrapped it the aroma was quite strong, sweet and creamy with a hint of cinnamon and the honey coming through strongest. I tend to break my tart up into quarters as I find that way I get four times as much scent burning time. I put a quarter in each of my burners and place them in different rooms as this way the scent is spread throughout the house and gives a lovely warm welcoming scent to everyone as they move around the house.
This melts to a deep brownish colour and gives off a lovely sweet honey aroma with a definite hint of cinnamon. It reminds me a bit of a chai drink but with less sandalwood and Indian ness about it. It is very sweet but a honey wetness rather than sugar and the sort of bees wax hint that comes with honey. It is perfect to burn in the kitchen as it sort of smells foody and a bit like you have been baking. Cakes from the oven but with no calories.
The quarter tart lasted the full 4 hours of my tea light twice so I can't say I have any complaints about the length of time it lasted. The scent traveled well around the house and was strong but not over whelming in any way. It was sweet but not cloying and enough spice to make it interesting. I think it was a scent that would go well in any room but was specially great for the kitchen.
The only thing I would say is that candles made from petroleum based wax could potentially be carcinogenic and as Yankee don't say anywhere that there candles are bees wax or soy wax I presume they are made from petroleum based wax. However I would also add that if there was really a major concern then surely something would be done about it as most times the government and health authorities are pretty quick to ban things that are too risky. That said I have made you aware so make you own decision and do your own research into this if you are concerned. Yankee do seem to avoid this question as it is nowhere on their website's Q&A s nor is it on their labels anywhere.
Some further research on line and I found this :
"Yankee Candle Company does not provide complete ingredient lists for their candles, and they are not legally required to do so at this time. However, the company does offer some basic information about their candles, some of which may set some consumer's minds more at ease.
* They do not use lead wicks.
* All of their wicks are made from pure cotton and are thus completely safe.
* They use fragrance extracts and real essential oils to scent their candles.
* A direct call to the company confirmed that Yankee uses refined paraffin wax in their candles."
Anyway I enjoy my candles and feel that provided I don't sit in a tiny unventilated room with one burning I should not come to too much harm but it is something to be aware of.
I really liked this wax tart and the smell was perfect for my kitchen. As our house in up for sale this made a perfect one to burn when we had some people looking around our house. It made the kitchen smell as though I had been baking but saved my hips as I didn't have to eat any cake I had had to bake. A lovely sweet smelling honey and cinnamon scented wax tart from Yankee.
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Anything Yankee I tend to love and I often buy the wax tarts as they only cost about £1.20 usually in places like Homebase and Clinton Cards and from Amazon. I bought this one in a small local shop for £1.20 as I hadn't seen it before and basically wanted to try it.
The Packaging of a tart is very simple and easy to tear off. It comes in a see-through plastic wrapper and on the front of it there is a picture shown of some spices and we are told that it is Yankee and that it is Honey And Spice then on the bottom of the wax tart there is another label listing do's and don'ts in diagram form, we are told that it weighs 32g, that it should burn for 8 hours and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
What you get with this wax tart is round lump of tan coloured wax which is fluted to the edges and to the top of it the word Yankee is inscribed. You pop the whole tart in the top of an oil burner or easily snap it into as many pieces you want to mix it if you prefer then you need to light a little tealight underneath it to get it to melt and to release the fragrance.
This quickly melts into a pool of hot liquid and I really like this one! What I think this smells of is honey for the most part which is sweet, natural and delicious with a hint of cinnamon to help give the tart an edge but that cinnamon isn't too noticeable. If up close to the tart I can detect a hint of cocoa too but for the most part this is just a honey and sweet smelling scent...and I love it. I burnt this one in my kitchen and although I didn't feel this scented my whole, large flat due to it not being a heavy scent I did find my kitchen to smell wonderful and I burnt this on and off over a couple of days and found that I got more like nine hours of burn time than the promised eight so I was really pleased.
I do give the thumbs up to this one. I love the scent though do wish it was just a tad stronger however it is a yummy scent and I like to burn it whilst I'm around it anyway and it just banish any nasty niffs too!
Try it, this is available in many different sized candles to buy direct from Yankee.com though do shop about for the best prices of course!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Yankee Candle's "Honey and Spice" comes from Yankee Candle's 2012 Summer/Autumn collection designed to sit alongside all the other specialist seasonal ranges that have already been released such as "Camomile Tea." Whilst I bought my candle way back in July 2012, I have continued to buy it from time to time sometimes confusing it for Yankee Candle's previous scent "Tea & Honey." Yankee Candle "Honey & Spice," doesn't smell like "Tea & Honey," although they are quite similar in their light brown colours and reassuringly made with the same kind of 100% natural oils that all Yankee Candles are produced with.
What Does It Smell Of?
The first tone that comes off the wax tart is that of golden honey that is strong to the nose, potent and powerful, able to relax with and full of sweet promise. The promise here is heightened somewhat by a chocolatey edge of undeniable woody cinnamon, an additive I love with most of Yankee Candle's spicy scents but from the first day of use, I couldn't put my finger on where I had sampled the scent before.
Now Yankee Candle claim that this candle has a "gourmand" collection of cocoa, sweet nectar, cinnamon and sugarcane, but I don't seem to be able to pick up on many of its claimed tones, rather finding that by the third day when this candle was left to burn to its fullest duration of 8 hours before it dies out, that the scent very much reminds me of "Mountain Lodge," with a cinnamon base tone.
Now if you have ever sampled "Mountain Lodge," Yankee Candle, it is a love/loathe scent, not just trying to come across with a flowers of the forest concoction, but definitely tones of Abercrombie & Fitch aftershave, much of which is underlying in this candle, once the honey additives begins to peter out. Sometimes as a result this scent works and sometimes it isn't welcome.
Strength & Longevity
In terms of delivery, Yankee Candle "Honey & Spice," takes some time for it come alive. After about five minutes, my room was beginning to smell quite strongly of the nectar honey and the woodiness of "Mountain Lodge." However, it took a few more minutes before the steaming oil of the melted tart really came alive - and it did possess a reassuring tone rather than a candle that will freshen a whole home.
Sadly just like "Camomile Tea," by Yankee Candle, I've so far found this candle to die out after burning for 8 hours straight. You see, at a cost of £1-20/£1-30 individually, I ended up buying 5 of these tarts for a seller package deal of £5, knocking off £1 for the selected quantity and as much as I like the scent, it is very understated and dies off quickly, leaving rooms with a staid scent of normal wax tinged with the slightest touch of its heady perfume before dying out totally.
The good sign of this candle however is that the scent is most relaxing, comfortable to be around, warming to the heart and extremely cosy. Not only that but I found that the candle, like so many other Yankee Candle products lacks any inducing coughs or sneezes with the tones of the scented oils. The scent however, only comes alive around a heated room as opposed to a cold home and in terms of strength; the wax tart can only manage to travel up to two rooms at the very most. However, the cinnamon content is quite understated, so don't be afraid if you don't like this particular root - YC have toned it down to the base of the candle's scent and as such it's a lovely tone to finish off with.
To freshen a home though, YC "Honey & Spice," isn't an appropriate candle. It will mask mild odours well, but put it a room full of smokers and it just smoulders on without much strength to mask the odour. Heavy food odours however get absorbed easily by the honey content, but the candle needs to be left burning for a few more hours than needed for combating cooking prep odours. This kind of scent isn't really appropriate for covering up or replacing bad odours and there are 200 or more scents from Yankee Candle that could probably offer a better job, here.
One of the joys of being a fan of Yankee Candles is being able to find not just one type or format of America's number one company for scented candles. Yankee Candle have been producing their scented candles in so many types or formats, that the best way of sampling any new scent on the market is to try out any one of their Housewarmer glass jars in a shop before you buy your chosen format. Whilst the glass jars can be expensive to buy, the cheapest and one of the better ways of buying Yankee Candle is the use of the wax tart format, so-called because it resembles a small pastry tart, round and fluted and will require an additional tealight fuelled candle and hot oil/potpourri burner to use the wax tart since it lacks a wick and will eventually melt down into a hot, steaming fragrant oil. Like standard candles then, Yankee Candle Wax tarts are not for inquisitive children or pets and safety has to be taken at every level whenever these candles are used.
Compared to their votive/sampler candles which have a wick through them, the Yankee Candle wax tart concept has 8 hours of fragrance duration compared to 15 hours in the votive - but the votive candles in America aren't called "Sampler" for nothing - and hence with the title, they are usually far lower in strength of scent when lit, individually.
Like most candles, when the tart or votive is lit, both holders will get extremely hot - and you need to be aware of the wax tart when it is being used - so it's just like a candle where logic and safety need to be taken. Once you have used up all the scent in the wax tart and NOT the tealight candle because you may go through quite a few, removing the wax tart is very easy simply by removing the tealight candle and waiting for the burner to cool. Place in a freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Afterwards turn the holder over, and the tart should fall out of the burner, easily. If this doesn't happen, touch the solid tart and try moving it with your finger - you will find that the disc is fairly easy to remove. Sniff the base of it however and if there's scent left, the candle has more to give and can be used again, if you wish.
This process is a lot safer than pouring the hot wax down your kitchen drain, thus increasing the chances that it will block your drain, or pouring it out into kitchen towel, also running the risk of ruining a worktop or floor. A damp hot cloth can also remove excess wax from the sides of burners should any wax spill over and solidify in use, so at best the wax is at least water friendly.
Downsides & Other Formats
Being such a new scent from Yankee Candle automatically means you may not be able to get a 25% off discount price, which only occurs with scents of the month. However, some sellers are offering 5 or 8 tarts bought together for a bargain price, so it is always better to seek out high street stockists or shops like Clintons that can sell these special deals, as you may not be able to get them online.
The other versions or formats of this scent are available in the following range against sprays, plug in scents and reed diffusers from Yankee Candle's classic ranges:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, £1.15 to £1-30 each.)
Single metal lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99 to £14-49.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-60 to £2.)
Small Housewarmer jar (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-49 to £8-99.)
Medium Housewarmer jar (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £14-99 to £15.)
Large Housewarmer jar (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £18-45.)
Large 2-wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £17-99.)
Medium lidded glass tumbler (12 oz 40-50 hours duration £14-99.)
Regular lidded glass (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99 to £14-49.)
Tealight scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £6-25 & upwards - they also float in water!)
Despite the lack of strength and duration compared to a lot of other fresher scents that Yankee Candle produce, I'll probably purchase "Honey & Spice," by Yankee Candle, again - but only as a gift as it isn't a scent that I would necessarily go out of my way to find. There's nothing wrong with a honey laced candle, but mixing it with aftershave is going a bit too far. Thus, although there is a fair amount of homely honey in this candle, the spice aspect isn't quite what I expected, lacking a peppery edge and instead replacing it with a slightly warmer quality with a sweet cinnamon on hand. Despite my love for cinnamon, its aftershave tones are too overpowering at times and it is more of a candle to relax rather than refreshen. The name of the candle may well look simple, but when it comes to actual experience, there's a bit more to this candle scent than meets the nose! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2013.
A little bit uncertain...
Of all the Yankee Tarts I have used, this is probably one of the ones I the most unsure of! For anyone who doesn't know, Yankee is a company founded in the US that produces a wide range of scented candles. The wax tarts are slightly different as they don't have wicks - instead you pop them into a tart or oil burner and light a tealight underneath. Then when the wax melts, a scent is dispersed!
This is the official description of this wax tart: "Golden Nectar and sugar cane mingle with cinnamon stick and cocoa to create this gourmand concoction." Buying this online, I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I was quite curious to try it out.
Musky and sweet
In the packaging, this had a musky and slightly sweet scent, and I could detect a hint of vanilla. Once it was lit, it reminded me of baking, and it was more of a sweet scent than anything - I expected a hint of cinnamon but didn't really get this at all.
At first I found the smell of this quite boring - it was a bit too subtle for me and just didn't excite me that much, but after a while it grew on me quite a lot. It filled the rooms with a nice sweetness and, as I say, did remind me of a baking scent, which is always pleasant!
So at first I didn't like it, but then I did. But then .... I stopped liking it again! I found it became a bit sickly and the sweetness became slightly cloying. There is also a slight musky scent in there somewhere that reminded me of men's aftershave - this didn't really work for me with the sweet smell of the tart.
I think that overall I have to say I am not completely sold on this tart. Although it has a nice sweetness to it, this sweetness threatens to become sickly at times, and the other elements of the scent don't work well. Although I didn't hate this, I definitely wouldn't be buying it again.
As with all Yankee tarts, you can pick this up for about £1.20 from various retailers. Expect around 8-9 hours burning time.
I was in town having a look around Debenhams last week as they had a promotion offering 20% off. I knew they stocked Yankee candles and decided to take advantage of this promotion and buy some wax tarts. I go through a lot of wax tarts as I am a Yankee addict and so any opportunity to stock up when promotions or sales appear on Yankee products is welcomed by me.
The promotion in Debenhams meant that most wax tarts were only £1.00 each after the discount was applied. The usual price is £1.20 - £1.30 per tart and so whilst not a big reduction, every little helps.
I assumed they would all be the same price as it did not say otherwise, but I discovered on paying for the few tarts I selected that a couple of them were actually reduced and I was charged 75p each for those two. I wish I had realised this before buying as would have bought more, but I was still happy with my purchases.
I took the opportunity to purchase a couple of wax tarts which I know I love, but also three which I had not yet tried and this Honey & Spice wax tart was one of them.
I always like to smell the different wax tarts before buying them and on holding this up to my nose whilst still in its packaging, I could smell a lovely spicy and musky fragrance with a hint of sweetness which I thought must be the honey. It was definitely one which appealed to me and I looked forward to trying it.
Yankee describe Honey & Spice as 'golden nectar and sugar cane mingle with cinnamon stick and cocoa to create this gourmand concoction'.
The tart is a tan coloured wax to match its spice and honey description and has such a lovely scent, I had high hopes for this one.
As the tart began to melt in my burner after I placed a tealight underneath, it was only two or three minutes before the scent began to appear and it was just as lovely as I expected. I could detect the spicy notes first and then it blended with a sweeter sugary scent to create this gorgeous musky fragrance with hints of sugar and spice. Sometimes spicy scents from Yankee can be a little overpowering and have too much cinnamon or clove for my liking, but the cinnamon is just right here and my thoughts were that this time Yankee have created a perfect fragrance with Honey & Spice.
Now Yankee state you can expect to achieve 8 hours of fragrance from one of their wax tarts and I am happy to report that most of the time, I find I exceed these 8 hours and eke out a few more hours of fragrance, as even though the scent weakens, it is usually still enough to create a nice aroma around the room before it disappears altogether.
What surprised me with Honey & Spice however was that although the fragrance was really nice at first, it seemed to be weakening after just 3 hours. Although I could still detect the fragrance I did expect it to remain strong for a while longer. After 6 hours it had weakened considerably and then by 8 hours I could not smell it at all, which was a little disappointing given the longevity of many other wax tarts I have used.
Despite this, I would still purchase Honey & Spice again, but it isn't one of the stronger scented wax tarts and did not give as good longevity as many others.
I think this one will be one I will purchase if I see it on offer at a reduced price. If I am paying full price then I will look to purchase wax tarts which give me the greatest longevity.
It was a shame this one didn't perform quite as I expected, but the fragrance when I could smell it, was really lovely.
I purchased my wax tart from Debenhams, but you can also find these in branches of Clintons and Collectables as well as other department stores. You can also purchase online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon.
Review of Yankee Candle Honey and Spice Wax Tart
Unless you have been living in a box for the past few years, I am sure you will know that Yankee Candle is a popular manufacturer of scented candles, votives, wax tarts, car air fresheners and similar products.
The range is sold in a wide range of store sand shops nowadays. I tend to buy mine either from the local Ponden Mill store or if I happen to be visiting the MacArthur Glen Designer outlet village in Ashford, Kent which is fairly close to us, I often pop in the Yankee Candle Shop to see what bargains I can find, as the prices here are very much lower than elsewhere. I do appreciate of course, that this is sometimes because the scents on offer are 'dated' or old stock.
The subject of this review however was purchased in a large B&Q DIY store, I hadn't realised that they stocked the Yankee range so it was a nice surprise.
==The Honey and Spice Wax Tart==
Wax tarts are not candles at all, they are solid discs of scented and coloured wax designed to be melted in a special tart or oil burner. Unlike some of the oils that are sold to be warmed, you must not add water to the burner as this will cause the wax to spit and splutter. I have burned tarts in an oil burner before but I was lucky enough to be given a proper Yankee Candle Petal tart burner by one of my reviewing friends and I tend to use this all the time now.
A Yankee Candle wax tart weighs approximately 22g and they should burn for around 8 hours. You can of course re-melt your wax tarts over and over, but the fragrance will not be as strong after time.
The picture on the wrapping of this wax tart is of jar of honey, cinnamon sticks, star anise and other spices. The wax is a warm, deep honey brown colour and the fragrance is poetically described by Yankee as 'Golden nectar and sugar cane mingled with cinnamon stick and cocoa'.
I often break my wax tarts prior to burning deliberately in order to get a longer period of the fragrance, however this particular one I melted whole. As always with Yankee Tarts, the wax melted evenly and the scent began to become apparent almost as soon as the wax became warm.
The scent is really lovely, a sweet, warm scent which becomes increasingly spicy as the wax melts. I thought the cinnamon scent definitely came through very strongly and this mixed with the warm, sweet honey element of the fragrance made for a really pleasing effect. I cannot in all honesty say that I could detect the cocoa element of this fragrance though.
I do sometimes find that Yankee's food type fragrances are a little cloying and overpowering for my taste, but, this Honey and Spice scent is in no way sickly, it is a really comforting and warm fragrance which I can detect for ages after the wax has re-set.
The rich spiciness of this fragrance would make it a lovely scent to fragrance your home with over Christmas in my opinion.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
I really liked this Yankee Candle fragrance; it is a warm sophisticated kind of scent and it reminds me of my Grandmother's baking days of my childhood. The scent puts me in mind of fresh hot cross buns or toasted tea cakes.
I do not often buy Yankee Candles in the glass jars as they are rather expensive, but Honey and Spice is one that I really would like in the larger, candle jar format. That said I find the wax tarts are an inexpensive way of experimenting with Yankee fragrances, after all if you find you don't like a particular wax tart scent, you have not wasted too much money by trying it.
I do feel that this wax tart would appeal to both men and women; it is not an overly feminine scent as some of the Yankee products can be.
This is a scent that really pleased me; it filled my home with fragrance and was very long lasting. I actually kept re-melting the wax until all the scent was gone, well, I do like to get my money's worth!
I am awarding this Honey and Spice Yankee Candle Wax Tart a 5* rating and would happily recommend it to others.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 March 2013
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~Honey and Spice~
Honey and Spice is an Autumn 2012 released fragrance from American company Yankee Candle. Honey and Spice is available in different formats including candle jars, tealights, samplers and wax tarts.
The cheapest way to experience Honey and Spice is by purchasing the wax tart. A wax tart is a disc of scented wax which should be melted in a tart burner. Honey and Spice is a golden brown coloured tart with a clear wrapper. The label on the front shows some spices and some honey. Each tart can be reused until the scent disappears. Expect to receive around 8 hours of fragrance from each tart.
The official Yankee Candle description of Honey and Spice is...
'Golden nectar and sugarcane mingle with cinnamon stick and cocoa to create this gourmand concoction'.
~Price and Availability~
This fragrance will be available in all good Yankee stockists on the high street. It can also be purchased online from stores such as www.yankeescents4.com and eBay. The average price per tart is £1.20 but you may be able to obtain a wholesale discount price.
During my recent Yankee splurge, I purchased all four of the new Autumn scents. I am a huge fan of the wax tarts and like to vary which scents I use on a day to day basis. Yankee have created four perfect fragrances to tie in with the Autumn release and this review discusses my use of the Honey and Spice wax tart.
I do love spicy scents but honey is a scent that I can take or leave as it can come across as very sickly sweet in my opinion. I was unsure if I would appreciate this particular tart but I must say that I do quite like it - it isn't my favourite though. I popped the whole tart in my deep tart burner and lit the first tealight. Visually, the melted appearance of this tart isn't the most appealing being brown but it is the scent that counts.
I chose to use this particular tart in my kitchen when my sister was visiting for lunch as I am aware of her love for honey scents. Unlike some other Yankee scents, Honey and Spice takes a good half hour to reach a favourable strength. Honey and Spice, despite the spice element, isn't a home filling scent. It had a pleasant strength in the immediate area and could be detected in my adjoining living room but failed to travel any further around our flat.
The actual scent offered by this wax tart is more appealing that I had originally expected. It is the perfect scent for melting on a cold Autumn evening as it is beautifully warming and comforting in my opinion. The different scents in this wax tart blend together perfectly. The honey is sweet and syrupy without becoming overpowering or cloying. The cinnamon doesn't come through very strongly but you can tell it is there as it adds a spicy edge to the scent. I can detect the cocoa if I am standing near my tart burner and the whole honey and chocolate with a spicy undertone does really make for a delicious treat.
Honey and Spice hangs in the air in a fairly subtle way whilst eliminating cooking odours and the likes. Around an hour and a half into my third tealight, I noticed the scent dropping dramatically so my tart gave around 8 hours of scent. I do like this scent - it flows smoothly but those who are a fan of honey/cinnamon may prefer a richer aroma. It isn't one I would buy in jar format but I would consider it again in tart format as it a nice enough scent.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally written for Ciao Sept 2012.