Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A minty Christmas candle
Yankee Candle Jack Frost
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Jack Frost
Advantages: smells ok, long burn time
Disadvantages: not the most special of candles, didn't think it was very festive, didn't like the label
The latest of the Christmas Yankee Candles I have used is Jack Frost. I bought this online during the summer as website www.yankeedoodle.co.uk had a selection of Christmas scents reduced and I wanted to stock up in preparation for the festive season!
The official description of Jack Frost is as follows:
'Spread winter cheer with Yankee Jack Frost. This playful winter fragrance blends icy cool peppermint and a generous helping of sweet vanilla snow cream to refresh you and your home in a flash'
I must admit I did not read that description before purchasing, but I think it sounds quite nice and would have been enough to tempt me.
==Appearance and formats==
The Jack Frost candle is available in the form of a wax tart, a votive, scented tea lights, glass tumblers and the signature style housewarmer jars (like a sweet jar filled with wax).
I bought this in the form of a wax tart. The wax tarts are probably my favourite format of Yankee Candle as they are cheap and so give me the opportunity of trying lots of scents since I get bored very easily. For those not familiar with the Yankee brand, they are discs of scented wax which should be melted in a 'tart burner' under the flame of a tea light.
The Jack Frost candle is white in colour and the label depicts a cartoon snowman. I must admit, that while in wax tart or votive form I'm not bothered by this as I can simply discard the wrapper, I do feel the label is quite child-like and for that reason probably wouldn't want the full size jar on display.
==What I thought==
Since I did not read the description before purchasing, I was actually really surprised when I opened this and found that it smelled of mint. Although I don't mind the smell of mint in general I thought this smelled slightly stale. It's a hard smell to describe - a sort of sweet, peppermint aroma, but it seems to have an edge to it which was a little odd and I was quite unsure about the fragrance when I placed this into my burner.
As this burned, I'm pleased to say that the fragrance was much nicer than when it was solid. It is still minty and reminds me of those old fashioned red and white mint flavoured sweets you can buy. The intensity of the fragrance is just right - it's fairly subtle, but I think that's good as I could imagine it being quite sickly if it was any stronger. I can only really smell this in the room it is burning - the scent doesn't travel - but I don't really mind that too much.
I suppose one of my main complaints would be that I don't think this smells very festive, for a Christmas Candle. I personally don't associate mint with Christmas and the name Jack Frost makes me think of snow and icicles, not mints!
The estimated burn time for a wax tart is eight hours. I think that was probably quite accurate and this one stayed fairly strong until the end.
==Price and Availability==
I was quite surprised to find that Jack Frost is no longer listed on the Yankee.co.uk website, so that leads me to believe it must have been discontinued. It is still widely available online and I would recommend checking out www.yankeedoodle.co.uk and www.scentedcandleshop.com which both have this listed
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Tea Lights (pack of 16) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£5.99
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.25
Medium tumbler - Burn time 45-50 hours -£14.49
Large tumbler - Burn time 70-90 hours -£17.99
Overall I thought this was OK but I would not buy it again. The scent was nicer when burning than when solid, but still mediocre on the whole. I also didn't think it was particularly Christmassy and so I don't think I would recommend it - there are much nicer Yankee Christmas scents available.
Summary: OK but not great