Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Honey and Spice
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Honey and Spice
Advantages: pleasant and cosy scent, price
Disadvantages: not overly strong
~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.
Summary: nice enough but not my favourite!