Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... I did quite like this fragrance. I think anyone who likes jasmine scents - in particular Yankee Candle's Midnight Jasmine fragrance - b... more
A beautiful, slightly unusual Yankee scent
Yankee Candle Jasmine Green Tea
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Jasmine Green Tea
Advantages: Smells lovely when burning, not too strong or overpowering
Disadvantages: not widely available, smells rather unusual before burning
When I spotted the Yankee Candle Jasmine Green Tea fragrance online, I couldn't decide whether or not I would like it. I like the smell of jasmine, and I've used a few green tea toiletries which I liked the smell of, but whenever I actually have a cup of green tea, I tend not to like the smell so much. As it was reduced in the sale, I decided to buy myself a wax tart and not worry too much if I didn't like it.
A wax tart is a disc of fragranced wax with a fluted edge, hence the name tart. Unlike regular candles it doesn't have a wick - instead it should be melted in a 'tart burner' which is similar to an oil burner. Doing this releases the fragrance, giving the same effect as a scented candle, except that you get a cleaner scent as the candle isn't actually burning, it's melting.
When the tart arrived, the first thing I noticed was that it had the old style round label on it (the new labels are square). It seems that this fragrance has actually been discontinued, hence why I hadn't heard of it, but it is still available to purchase online.
When I actually smelled the tart, I wasn't really sure if I liked it or not. The scent was rather accurate - I felt I could smell both the green tea and the jasmine in equal measures. The overall fragrance however, whilst not terrible, was not one I was sure I wanted to fill my home with.
I placed the sage green tart in my burner and lit a tea light underneath. It took a while for the fragrance to start coming out, but when it did I found it to be more pleasant than it had been when solid. The jasmine seemed to come out a little more, but it was gentle and quite sweet when combined with the scent of the green tea. I thought it smelled fresh on the whole and made the house smell quite nice and inviting, with a subtle scent that lingered, rather than a strong fragrance that hit you when you walked in.
The wax tarts are designed to give eight hours of fragrance and I would suggest that this is about right. I noticed that at around the 6-7 hour mark the fragrance seemed to lose its strength a little and by the time the second tea light candle had gone out at around 8 hours, the tart had lost its fragrance completely.
I paid around 80p for this in the sale from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk. As mentioned earlier in the review, it seems that this fragrance has been discontinued now, but as well as yankee doodle, I have also found it online at www.tjreiki.co.uk where a tart costs 99p.
Of course, you can buy this fragrance in other formats, but expect to pay around £1.60 for a votive candle and the jar candles range from £7.99 for a small one, up to £18.99 for a large size.
Overall, despite my initial doubts I did quite like this fragrance. I think anyone who likes jasmine scents - in particular Yankee Candle's Midnight Jasmine fragrance - but would like a subtle aroma of jasmine, would like this and if you can manage to find this one, then yes, I would recommend it.
*Also posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
Summary: Nicer than I thought it would be