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Yankee Candle Juicy Peach Sampler
In some of my past reviews for Yankee Candles I've mentioned that I tend to buy a lot of my products from Yankeedoodle's website where they sometimes offer collections of fragrances put together in what they call a 'megapack'. These tend to either be end of season fragrances or older stock and whilst you generally don't know what you're going to get they always work out to be a lot cheaper than if you were to purchase the items separately and I like to take advantage of the offers when they are available as they stock up my own stash of candles and wax tarts and allow me to experience some fragrances that I wouldn't necessarily choose to buy if I saw them on the high street. This review covers one of Yankee's early fragrance, Juicy Peach and was included in my last order with Yankeedoodle, I received a couple of the sampler candles and as I do tend to like the fruity scents that Yankee produce I was eager to see what this one was like. So what do I think?
As many regular readers of my reviews will know Yankee Candles produce a variety of different wax products and Sampler candles are one of the cheapest in their range. They all share the same characteristics being a short, squat candle measuring around 2 inches in height and all come with a single wick that once lit allows the essential oils and fragrance infused wax to melt which in turn releases an authentic, true to life fragrance in the air around the candle. They generally cost around £1.60 these days and burn for around 15 hours but the strength of aroma they produce depends on what you buy with some Sampler candles being subtle and others strong and whilst Juicy Peach wasn't one of the strongest smelling candles I've had from Yankee it still managed to add a little interest to my kitchen and produced enough aroma to be noticeable.
As dooyoo's picture shows, Juicy Peach is light orange in colour and the sampler candle is packaged with an illustration of cut and whole peaches on its trunk, given the design of the image and the font of the lettering I suspected that this was one of Yankee's early fragrance releases as over the past couple of years their designs have changed a little and when I first saw my sampler candles I expected them to be a couple of fragrance-free duds that would have probably lost all their scent being quite old stock. As I use candles not only for the fragrance they provide but for the effect they give I still went ahead and lit both of my sampler candles at the same time, I do like looking at a flickering flame but to be honest I expected these to be more decorative than fragrant so I was prepared to be disappointed. Positioning them both in my kitchen and allowing 15 minutes or so to pass I was surprised to notice that did begin to release a recognisably fruity aroma and that they were peach-like in fragrance. Yankee claim that these are "Practically dripping with the mouth-watering scent of luscious, crisp orchard peaches.." in their product description and whilst I wouldn't go so far as to say they were 'dripping' in scent they soon began to gain in intensity and did bring to mind the aroma of fresh peaches.
I do think that replicating Peach in candle form is quite a tricky thing to do as the fragrance is used a lot in Air Fresheners and can be quite a cloying scent I find but rather than being too heavy or sticky I think that Yankee have managed to get this one just right. "Juicy Peach" is an uncomplicated, light fragrance that benefits from just being what it's supposed to be, there are no additions to this one, it is supposed to be a Peach fragrance and that's what it is and I would expect that anyone who is fond of the fruity scents that Yankee produce would find great appeal with this one too. The only let down for me with my sampler candles were their longevity as they didn't provide anywhere near the 10-15 hours worth of fragrance that some others do but I do think that this is probably because mine were older stock and perhaps a little past their prime. I only got around 2 hours worth of fragrance from mine which was disappointing but I did expect this to be the case when I first started to burn them and whilst I enjoyed the fragrance they did release I do think that they should have been a lot better. That said for the amount I paid for mine (around 40p as opposed to £1.60 that sampler candles can retail for) I can't be too critical of them really and I realised that they were old stock when I saw the packaging so I probably did get my monies worth for what I paid for them.
As for recommending this one to other people, I would if you can find it cheap enough - the fragrance is light and fruity and provides enough strength to gently fragrance the air around the candle. It's not a room-filling fragrance but I don't think that Peach is suited to being a strong scent anyway as it could be far too cloying and reminiscent of Air Freshener if it was too intense so the subtler the better in my opinion as far as this one is concerned. I think 3 stars as a rating is fair, for the money I paid for mine I can't complain too much, my samplers didn't have the longevity I've come to expect from Yankee but I do think that mine were old stock and the fragrance that they did provide was noticeable enough to add a little fragrance my kitchen for a couple of hours. It is a fragrance that would suit a kitchen or conservatory and is light enough to gently provide some interest without being overpowering and overall there's just enough going for it for me to recommend this one so long as you can find it cheap enough. Ebay or online stockists are probably your best bet in finding Juicy Peach as I don't think this one will be available in the high street any more but it isn't really one to track down I don't think unless it's available on offer and you can get it at a really cheap price.
Thanks for reading my review.
I'm a big fan of Yankee candles and wax tarts and regularly use them to fragrance my home. I recently bought some reduced to half price in a local shop, they were clearing them ready for the Christmassy candles and at 50p per tart I was happy to take them of their hands. One of the wax tarts I bought was Juicy Peach, one I had never tried before as I do tend to favour the floral smells.
Wax tarts as by now I'm sure most people know are little discs of oily feeling wax that you melt in a burner to release the gorgeous fragrance. They are shaped like little jam tarts with fluted edges and are approximately 5 cm's in diameter and 1 cm high. Each tart comes wrapped tightly in cellophane although you can still smell them through the wrapping giving you a good idea of what you will be getting. They also have a label on the top with a picture depicting the fragrance. My tart has a picture of peaches on it and the words Yankee Tart Wax Potpourri ( the tarts are sometimes called wax potpourri). My juicy peach wax tart is a pinky peach colour as you would expect.
To use a wax tart you do need a burner, although they can be used as they are to scent drawers or linen cupboards, a burner is the best way to get the fragrance from them. You don't have to buy a Yankee burner any make will do and they are widely available.
I decided to melt my juicy peach wax tart in the daytime, I lit a tea light in my burner on my kitchen windowsill, unwrapped the tart and popped it in the little dish. Within 15 minuets I could smell the peach fragrance travelling around my kitchen. I loved this wax tart, the peach smell is fresh and fruity, a very clean smell and as Yankee only use real fruit extracts there's nothing chemical or fake about it, it really does smell of fresh juicy peaches. As my home is open plan I find the fragrance of wax tarts soon filters around this particular wax tart left my home smelling clean and fresh. Juicy peach in my opinion is definitely a daytime fragrance.
Yankee state their wax tarts will give up to 8 hours of continuous fragrance and on the whole I would agree with this. Personally I find it best to melt the wax tart for n hour at a time as the smell lasts for a good while. I always leave the wax in the burner to set and then another day just re melt it. You can do this as many times as you like until all the fragrance has gone.
I have been pleased with the juicy peach wax tart, although it is sold as a summer fragrance I found the smell of lovely fresh peach very uplifting when its cold and damp outside.
Wax tarts are approximately £1.00 each and can be bought at several online store, Amazon being one of them, and a few department and independent stores. If you fancy trying juicy peach but don't have a burner Yankee sell all of their fragrances in both tarts and candle form.
I would recommend juicy peach, I know its mainly a summer fragrance but the smell is lovely all year round.
I love having candles burning as they create a lovely ambiance, and if they give my home a lovely fragrance that's a bonus. My favourite range of scented candles (as if you couldn't guess!) is Yankee Candle. I buy the wax tarts regularly and will occasionally splash out on a jar or tumbler too. The reason I love the brand is that they have a huge variety of fragrances, and they are all very true to life.
When I spotted that Yankee Candle had a 'Juicy Peach' fragrance in their collection I couldn't resist picking one up to try out, as I love the smell of peaches. Whilst I think this is more of a summer fragrance and we're only just heading into spring, I couldn't resist trying it out this week.
Yankee candles are most recognisable in their jar format, but as the jars tend to cost around £8 upwards, I usually buy the wax tarts instead. A wax tart is a disc of wax with a fluted edge which needs to be melted in a tart burner. Yankee sell a range of these and they cost from about £5 upwards.
The Juicy Peach tart is, not surprisingly, peach in colour. The label on the front differs slightly from the one pictured and it now shows halved peaches and tells us that this is made with pure, natural extracts.
I stored this in my candle drawer (yes, I have so many candles they need there own drawer!) with lots of other Yankee tarts and found that the scents seemed to mingle. That meant in the wrapper, I couldn't really smell this, and I worried I had somehow contaminated it! When I actually unwrapped it however, I was relieved to be hit by the scent of peaches!
This is a lovely fragrance and very accurate and true to life. It actually reminded me ever so slightly of one of my favourite ever Yankee scents, Orchard Pear, so if you're a fan of Orchard Pear I'd recommend trying this one.
Although the tart began to melt fairly quickly, I found that it took a while for the scent to filter around the room. Normally the Yankee Candle scents are so intense you can smell them quite quickly. I'd say it was around half an hour before I began to notice a peachy scent in the air.
The scent this produced was the same as when it was solid (sometimes they smell a bit different when they're burning) and it did fill the whole room. To me, this particular fragrance is more of a background scent as isn't as strong or 'in your face' as other Yankee fragrances can be.
One of the best things about it was that the scent lingered. I think I had burned this for around two hours one night last week and when I came home the next day (over 24hrs later) I could smell it the moment I walked into the room, which I thought was quite impressive. It also gives me confidence that any guests will be greeted by a nice scent when they walk through the door.
The tarts can be re-used, and are said to give 8 hours of fragrance each. I would say this one lasted a little bit longer than that - I've been burning it regularly over the last week and although I haven't gone as far as timing it, it seems like it's been longer than 8 hours and it still has fragrance to it.
Of course this is also available in a jar format, and prices, burn times and sizes are listed below. All prices taken from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk
Large Jar - 110-150 hours - £17.99
Medium Jar - 65-90 hours - £15.45
Small Jar - 25-40 hours - £7.75
Votive - 15 hours - £1.60
Wax Tart - 8 hours - £1
Overall I was quite pleased with the Juicy Peach fragrance and it is one I used again. If you like light, fruity scents I would definitely recommend giving this a try.
*Note: Also posted on ciao
I'm getting quite in to my Yankee Candle fruity tarts at the moment and have already reviewed the strawberry one, today folks I will be reviewing Yankee's sweet offering of juicy peach. Yankee do true to life fragrances ever so well and manage to capture the natural sweet scent of peaches down to a tee. Close your eyes and let your sense of smell take over and imagine yourself walking through an orchard adorned with peach trees, their fruit ripe and juicy just waiting to be sampled.
Juicy Peach by yankee is quite truly a juicy fragrance, it is sweet and mouth watering without being overly strong or overpowering. The fragrance is that of a soft ripe peach and smells so natural, there's nothing synthetic about it what so ever.
Once the tart started to melt and the fragrance had dispersed I was left with the glorious smell of peaches all day, as a rule each tart will give you 8 hours of fragrance but even as it is starting to set again, the wax still emitts the gorgeous peachy smell. The only way to describe the fragrance is that of a real peach, it's so life like and juicy.
Another corker from Yankee!
Of all the scents I've tried so far from the Yankee Candle company, I do try and avoid the sweet scents as much as possible. There have only been a handful scents out of their 150 ranges available that I've truly liked or continue to shop around for and for 2011, the most surprising scent so far has been that of an old favourite scent that is no longer being made called "Juicy Peach." After all, I'm still getting through all the spicy ones given as gifts like "Sparkling Cinnamon," "Pomegranate Cider," and a few "Welcome Christmas," jars. I wanted something rather different, and along with a few new scents on the market that I couldn't resist trying, "Juicy Peach," appealed to me less because of its brighter peach pink colour but more because of its vibrant and irrestible scent.
Juicy Peach has a lovely ripened and as Yankee Candle put it, "succulent" scent of just cut Peach, mixed with a hint of vanilla to make it longer lasting and possibly non sugar crave inducing. The last scent I ever had from the YC range that reminds me of this new scent is Island Mango, a lovely creamy candle that smells exactly like Walls Solero ice cream, and of course not to forget the actual fruit! What does "Juicy Peach," smell like? It smells like a lovely wave of fresh peaches, nothing too sinister, and nothing too strange. But, of course there's always something extra with Yankee Candle scents.
The top scent that comes out of Juicy peach is like a citrus orange flavour before peach starts to emanate as the middle tone. YC also produce a scent called "Juicy Oranges," and this scent isn't that far off! Juicy Peach is a very refreshing scent before the candle is lit but when it is lit and left burning for an hour, this is a very subtle candle that rings out the scent of sweet peaches bit by bit which eventually becomes subtle and detectable. Juicy Peach comes across rather understated than the glowing appeal of Mandarin Cranberry, which is louder and more vibrant. Juicy Peach is fairly understated, not able to travel to other parts of the home, only becoming apparent if you leave the door open and you walk towards the golden scent as the room approaches. It fills a room, no doubt about that, but expect it to scent a home on its own and it isn't quite there, by one candle alone. The exciting base tone has a hint of pears, similar to the likewise named product YC also sells and the vanilla is apparent for allowing this to come through without being too prickly. This additive is more apparent as the peach extends its scent over a matter of time rather than straightaway.
One aspect that Juicy Peach can do is mask odours but it isn't strong enough to mask strong scents like cooking smells or tobacco in open air spaces- unless you leave the candle to burn for four to eight hours, but then I feel that is wasting the scent. Give it a room of pongs with windows and doors closed over and the Peach livens up the room easily. This candle scent therefore makes an apt scent for a bedroom or bathroom because of its warm and delicious creamy aroma. In wax tart format, the candle takes an age to warm up, particularly if using it the second or third time. Once it is up and running however, the fragrance stays in the air for quite a while after the candle jar or wax tart has been extinguished.
There are of course other kinds of formats available in this scent from Yankee Candle and it goes without saying it would be rude of me not to put the formats available. Since this is an old scent fragrance, it is quickly disappearing from the Yankee Candle ranges. As such not all formats are available and prices here are minimum on average:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p each.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2)
Small housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-99)
Medium housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £13-99)
Medium 2 wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99)
Large housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99)
Large 2 wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99)
Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99)
Car tab housewarmer jar cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99)
Car air vent gel pack (4-6 weeks duration £2-85, 3 pack additional at £5-98)
Car Pump 'n' Go clip on air vent freshener (4-6 weeks, £7-20)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99)
Without a doubt, "Juicy Peach," is a lovely candle that has a wonderful refreshing wave of scent on offer. Purchased either in the economical wax tart form or candle jar, it is a wonderful reminder of summer time let alone spring! At most times, it is not too sweet or headache inducing which is a bonus factor as not all sweet scents or fruity scents Yankee Candle sell or produce can sustain this aspect. Well worth looking out for, "Juicy Peach," is a must for peach fans of peach fragrance. 'Just a pity that it's a bit of a Peach to find since it is no longer made! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2011