Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Island Guava Wax Potpourri Tart
Member Name: joshuas-mummy
Yankee Candle Island Guava Wax Potpourri Tart
Advantages: Strong, Lovely Scent
Disadvantages: Not one!
My latest Yankee tart shopping spree bought 'Island Guava' to my front door. I recently bought about thirty different varieties online as I always like to have a tart burning in my home. So when found a great seller on ebay, I have to admit I did go a bit over the top buying everything I liked the sound of!
As always I buy my tarts on ebay. They cost me approximately 89p each when bought as part of a ten mix and match pack. The great thing is I'm such a regular customer now the guy lets me pick my scents which is great at letting me try new ones! This Yankee Candle Island Guava tart is froma recent range so only costs 89p on ebay and I've noticed in shops it retails for about 90p to £1.40. This is quite normal for a current scent from Yankee. You will pay more though for older varieties that are harder to get hold of.
When this one arrived because it came with so many I couldn't smell it individually as the plastic had been paced with thirty other scented tarts so it just smelt of a combination of these! However as I began to remove the plastic wrapping I got a really exotic scent hitting me-it was divine!
As I always recommend you need to remove the plastic wrapping with scissors over the bin or the sink. This is because if you remove it over the counters or table they do tend to shed flakes of wax which is a real pain to remove!
The tart itself is a very creamy yellow colour, very pale looking but once the plastic had been removed I was pleasantly suprised to notice how intense it's scent was and I couldn't wait to get it burning!
After half an hour or so the tart had fully melted and very oddly it had gone a yellowy see-through colour and looked like someone had erm...peed in my tart burner!! This did make me laugh as was very unexpected! However aside from the wierd colour the scent was beautiful! It was fruity and exotic and very powerful and this had started very quickly!
As time went on I noticed the level of the scent intensified and was very powerful. The scent didn't change which I like as some tarts often morph from one scent to another while they burn but this one didn't at all so it was very tropical right from the start! It also filled the room very evenly and the further you got away from the burner, the smell didn't vary which meant that even by my front door at the other end of the house I could still smell the beautiful guava scent as strongly as in the kitchen where it was burning!
It's scent also powerfully scented the entire house within a few hours and it didn't smell weaker the further away it was, just slightly less dominant in the bedrooms etc. I liked the fact that each room smelt the same just to different levels and I have to admit that it's ability to scent the whole house is one I've not found often froma small wax tart. I always assumed I would need a large candle to scent the entire house! This little tart prooved me wrong!
Yankee Candle say their wax tarts have approximately 8 hours of scent time when burning. I've found this to vary massivly depending on the tart and this tart was no less suprising! I would say I got 16 hours of strong scent from this single tart alone! Each tea-light I use has about 4 hours of burning time and I got through over 4 of these before I noticed the scent level was decreasing. However even by the fifth tea-light I could still smell the same exotic and tropical guava scent, but only in the room it was being burnt it. To me that length of time from an 89p tart is great value for money and further increases my oppinion that I don't need to shed out £20 for a glass jar version just yet!
Overall this tart gets five stars from me as I will deffinately purchase it again and again! It's strength and power to scent the whole house was amazing and one of the best I've tried for this. And I personally loved the fruity scent which was exotic and tropical and although a little summery it was very pleasant to be around and very easy and enjoyable so I would still use it in the winter for a little pick me up from the bad weather!
I can't recommend this tart enough so Yankee lovers get out there and buy one!
Summary: Worth trying for yankee lovers!!!