Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Sweet strawberries reminds me of summer
Yankee Candle House Warmer Sweet Strawberry Tart
Member Name: catsholiday
Yankee Candle House Warmer Sweet Strawberry Tart
Date: 01/09/11, updated on 01/09/11 (59 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely real strawberry scent
Disadvantages: None for me
Yankee Candle Sweet Strawberry Tart
I am a recent convert to the Yankee candle scene and as such I am going mad buying any I see. The most recent purchase is this Sweet Strawberry tart. I popped into a shop and was instantly drawn to the Yankee candle display. They were not especially cheap but as they were so very lovely looking and smelled wonderful I bought myself four at the price of £1.10 per tart.
I have had a number of scented candles over the years and do like the wonderful scents that fill my rooms but I can't ever remember buying one of these tarts before. Having read so many reviews on here and Dooyoo about the tarts I was well aware that they had no wick and gave off their scent by being melted in a burner with a tea light candle underneath.
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here . They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a big Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby but I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive so tend to see if I can get bargains elsewhere. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few.
I had to cut the very tightly sealed plastic wrap from the outside then as I took the tart out I had a good sniff. It smelled quite powerfully sweet with a hint of strawberry. It was a lovely reddish .dark pink strawberry colour with a picture of gorgeous fresh red strawberries on the front.
I popped the tart onto my brand new burner that I'd recently acquired from Wilkinsons. I popped a lighted tea light underneath and waited. The tart began to melt quite quickly and then I decided to write this review so I rushed to take a photo mid melt and a few others came later.
As the tart melted the scent became stronger and now there was definitely a wonderfully strong fresh squashed strawberry smell. It smelled just exactly like when I squash fresh strawberries for making deserts and not at all unnatural. It really smells good enough to eat and I immediately rushe out to buy fresh strawberries for our desert that night. Delicious!
As I said this is my second tart experience and so far I am impressed. I put this one in the kitchen on the windowsill as ours is a tiled sill so there is no danger of the heat burning anything through the burner. Even though tea lights have the wax safely within their aluminium foils they can still create a massive amount of heat that will damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put my burners either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a burner with melted wax as they are very hot and melted wax can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I was very pleased with my sweet strawberry tart and love the smell. As it burns I get hunger pangs and cravings for strawberries and cream. It is a very summery fragrance and quite evocative. The scent is not one of Yankee's strongest but it nicely fills my kitchen with the gorgeous strawberry smell
Thank you Yankee candles for this lovely scented tart, I will certainly be buying this one again as it smells so natural and fresh. It will be a lovely reminder of summer when the days are not so warm and sunny.
Yankee has this fragrance in a variety of forms
Wax Tart - lasts 8 hour duration costs 90p to £1-05 each.
Tea light scented candles which last about 4-6 hours per candle, you get 12 in a box for about £5-99
Votive candle lasts 15 hour duration costs £1-75 to £2
Small house warmer jar candle lasts about 25-40 hours costs about £7-99
Standard lidded glass tumbler lasts about 35-45 hours and costs about £8-99
Medium house warmer jar candle lasts about 60-75 hours and costs about £13-99
Medium 2 wick tumbler lasts about 45-50 hours and costs about £13-99
Large 2 wick tumbler last about 70-90 hours and costs about £17-50
Large house warmer jar candle which lasts about 100-150 hours and costs about £17-99
Sometimes different scents are offered in other formats as well so if you are really interested in this scent then go onto the Yankee candle website and see the many different possibilities you can choose from
The prices do vary from store to store so it does pay to look around if you are lucky enough to have more than one shop that sells them or try on line. Personally I think the little tarts give you a great trial of the scent, if you really like it then you may choose to get a candle which last longer. The only thing I find is that once the candle has burned down a bit it doesn't really look as nice as the wax is up the edges and it just looks tatty. With these little tarts once they have done their job you just remove the wax from the burner. A tip I have learned from Nar on here to put them in the freezer then the wax pops out easily - so thanks Nar for that it is a really handy tip. Then you just throw the wax away. If you were really into crafty stuff you could melt them and make your own candles if you saved them up and bought some wicks from a craft shop. I might even give that a try and let you know how they work!
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Summary: Lovely strawberry scented candle from Yankee