Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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I didn't drift away with this..
Yankee Candle Drift Away
Member Name: supersonic75
Yankee Candle Drift Away
Advantages: Smells very aquatic and relaxing
Disadvantages: Scent disappears quite quickly
Please note that this is the wax tart format.
*~*Introduction and reason for purchase*~*
Just before Christmas last year I finally got around to buying myself a wax tart burner after reading lots of mainly positive reviews on Yankee Wax Tarts. Since then I have been like a child in a sweet shop buying wax tarts whenever funds allow me to and I tend to order from Ebay if I have any spare funds in my paypal account. After receiving a payment last week from a survey site into my paypal I decided to treat myself to some wax tarts that I hadn't tried before. I was amazed that the day after my order arrived but unfortunately they made a mistake and sent me the wrong items, though after complaining they told me to keep what they had mistakenly sent as a good nature token and the following day I received my original order.
One of the 'mistake' wax tarts was this - 'Drift Away' which my review will now focus on.
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
The wax tart comes in the same style packaging as all Yankee wax tarts being in a 22g circular disc with fluted style edges. It is covered by a clear plastic wrapping which is sealed all the way around and on the front is a small sticker depicting an image connected to the particular fragrance that has been chosen. As this is entitled Drift Away it seems quite apt that the picture associated here is one of a lonesome rowing boat tide up to a dock. The picture is blue orientated as is the wax tart which is a deeper ocean blue in colour and looks very inviting so I had high hopes it's aroma would live up to it's image.
These tarts are widely available and range in price depending on where you choose to shop. I buy mine online through an official Yankee store on Ebay where I pay anything from 90p to £1.20 (inc P&P) but they can be bought in many card shops and my local Hallmark factory shop often stocks them from as little as 60p each so it's worth hunting around.
The official burning time given is 8 hours though with every different fragrance of tart I have used I have had different times scales but this is given as an average.
*~*My experience of burning this*~*
As this wasn't a fragrance I would normally have picked I was quite in awe of it's ocean fragrance and was actually very pleased that the company had mistakenly sent me it. I have been buying more warmer and fruitier scented tarts as that is just my preference so this was the first 'water' scent that I had ever tried. The initial aroma escaping from the sealed tart was a very fresh and aquatic one and I have to admit it did offer an inviting albeit somewhat strong scent so I was keen to see how this would fare when melted.
On placing my lit tea light underneath the holder I then placed my unwrapped Drift Away tart in the pot of my burner. On unwrapping the wax tart I noticed that the fragrance was really quite strong though very pleasant and hoped it would come across just as strong when burning.
The wax tart started to melt within about 10 minutes of it being placed above the tea light and the fundamental thought that popped into my head was how much it reminded me of the Davidoff fragrance 'Cool Water'. Personally I'm not a fan of the perfume though that didn't put me off burning this aquatic based tart.
My wax burner is normally placed in my kitchen which is the most central room in my little cottage and not only is it safely 'out of the way' perched on my window ledge, but also any fragrance I choose to burn can waft equally into my other rooms.
I found once the tart began to melt into it's liquid form the fragrance intensified and started to spread from my kitchen to my other rooms within minutes being very strong indeed. It wasn't a scent that gave me a headache like some have but certainly seemed quite overpowering at times, particularly when I was in close proximity to where it was burning.
This isn't the type of fragrance that I would normally go for though that's just my own personal choice as I much prefer muskier or fruitier fragrances to fill my home, though I have to point out that there is nothing wrong at all with this fragrance. The initial aqua scent intensifies when being burned and is at it's strongest after about 2 hours I would say though after that the scent does start to fade away until after hour 6 there is only the slightest hint of an aroma.
Drift Away is a very soothing scent that reminds me of walking along the beach as there is a very prominent 'sea' aroma with a salty undertone and it's certainly relaxing. I prefer uplifting scents myself so I don't think I would choose this particular one again though as I keep stating that is just down to personal preference as it's a very easy going and sedate scent. It's only real negative is it didn't seem to last very long and as I used this around 2pm it could no longer be detected around 8pm despite changing the tea light.
A nice enough fragrance if you are a fan of aquatic scents though it's not for me personally but as it was free then I can't complain too much really.
Summary: Nice enough aroma though it doesn't last