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Last winter despite being lucky enough to miss most of the flooding, we experienced several power cuts, mainly for a few hours at a time in the evenings.
As this meant we needed an alternative light source to electric lighting, we soon powered through our emergency candle stash when I remembered I had a couple of scented candles in a cupboard that I had been given.
One of them was a Yankee Candles Lavender & Lemon, a perfect gift for me as a lover of both fragrances, supplied in a little jar reminiscent of a sweetshop jar, the candle is a pleasing mauve colour and the lavender in particular hits you when the jar is opened. I lit my candle and waited for the light to build and the scent to spread. Designed to give out a fragrance, I was disappointed in the light level from the candle, however I am probably in the minority using it for this purpose and it did bring a nice ambient light to the room.
The candle is actually called Lemon and Lavender, I have deliberately placed the names around the other way because the lavender is the strongest scent and the candle is lavender coloured! I love the smell of real lavender and the fresh clean fragrance of lemons. The lavender fragrance seemed to be sweet as if it were fake in some way and the lemon scent made me think of cleansing. The fragrance is nice, however it seems too clinical for my liking. I use Lemon for cleaning a lot and I do sometimes use a lavender fragranced tin polish and that is what the fragrance reminded me of. Now, I don''t know about you, but I don''t relax to the fragrance of furniture polish and cleaning products.
The strength of the fragrance was impressive though and I have sought out other YC products to try. The fragrance is a good strength and lasts after the candle is extinguished.
We burned the candle for anything from 20 minutes to about 2 hours on several occasions and there is still burn time left now, from a longevity point of view the candle represents good value.
As a gift, this was lovely to receive, the jar is reusable with a good stiff stopper and the candle looks nice and should smell wonderful. However, maybe my love of natural cleaning products is the downfall rather than the Yankee Candle, for me it is too reminiscent of cleaning products to enable me to seriously recommend it or enjoy it myself.
Would I seek this fragrance out to buy? No, however, as mentioned I will be trying some other fragrances and indeed have used 2 others already which I prefer to this version.
Price & Availability: I have seen these priced between 8-12 GBP depending on where you buy. I bought some in Waitrose along with some other candles.
Thank you for reading & I look forward to catching up with reviewing the other fragrances I have too.
I was pleased to receive several gifts from the Yankee Candle range at Christmas time, as I enjoy burning the scented candles and Wax Tarts within my home on a regular basis. I received a couple of candles in the Small Glass Jar format, with this review outlining my experiences of trying the "Lemon Lavender" fragrance.
The Small Glass Jars are my preferred way to sample the gorgeous scents from Yankee Candle, as really like the appearance of the Glass Jars, and have several of them dotted around my home.
The little Jar is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
Yankee always present their candles and Tarts in attractive packaging that always displays a label with a pretty picture on. In the case of the Lemon Lavender fragrance, the image on the picture shows a basket of bright yellow lemons, with a generous bunch of lavender appearing in front. (The picture on my jar looks slightly different to that shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here.) Likewise, Yankee always colour their wax products in a shade that matches its scent, so it's no surprise that the Lemon Lavender candle is a pretty shade of purple. The candle's appearance is lovely, and it really made a very attractive gift.
The Lemon Lavender scent is entirely true to its name; even before the candle was lit, I could detect the strong citrus notes of the lemon scent along with the delicate lavender. This partnership did strike me as being quite unusual, but experience has taught me that the Yankee Candle Company know what they are doing when it comes to pairing scents with each other, so I didn't feel cautious as I lit the candle's wick.
To be honest, I was surprised at how 'subdued' the candle's aroma was at first - considering how strong I find both the scents contained within it, I had expected the scent to burst out into the room as the wax melted. This wasn't really the case at all, and it took a wee while for the scent to really take hold. When it did, I found that the strong scent of lemon was the first to make an appearance, and I found this really felt quite refreshing and crisp. I liked how the familiar 'acidic' tone that lemon fragrances can often contain wasn't present on this occasion, and the lemon fragrance felt much more 'balanced' overall, which allowed it to feel light and summery.
The Lavender seemed to take a little more persuasion to come forward, but when it did I found it felt subtle and gentle, with it offering a pleasant balance to the strong lemony fragrance. The floral Lavender scent didn't become 'heady' as the candle burned which was something that had concerned me slightly; I really like the scent of Lavender, but only in products of a very high quality, as some Lavender scents - particularly those that are produced in cheap or inferior products - can feel sickly and heady. This feels as though it is swamping me, and it can really put me off from floral scents altogether.
In this case, however, the floral Lavender is more subdued than the Lemon fragrance, so both scents seem to 'meet' together and culminate into a refreshing fruity scent, with a delicate floral edge that allows it to be softened. The end result is quite delicious, and I've found that it feels extremely refreshing, as most fruity scents do, but with a notable 'quieter' overall scent that has allowed it to feel quite mellow and relaxed. This little 'personality trait' of this particular Yankee fragrance has meant that it's felt just ideal when it has been burned during a cosy winter evening, and I've become quite fond of the quietly uplifting feel that is notable from the candle's gorgeous scent. True, I think that both fruit and floral scents are extremely well suited to the warmer summer months, but there's been something comforting in the lovely aroma when I've experienced it recently, and I do therefore feel that it is perhaps one of the more 'versatile' scents that is available from Yankee Candle. This only adds to its appeal, in my opinion, and is another valid selling point for me personally, particularly as many other scents feel like they are 'seasonal' for either the winter or summer months. I confess that I do like those scents that are slightly more 'flexible' in their fragrances, and the Lemon Lavender Jar fits the bill perfectly.
In terms of the longevity of the fragrance, I did find that it was evident for several hours after the candle had been extinguished, but I found that it was really only the Lemon in the scent that I could detect at this time. A short time afterwards, it had faded so much that I could no longer detect it, and there was certainly no evidence of the scent notable into the following day. I am happy with this result to be honest, and whilst it is true that there are other fragrances that perform a little better than this, I can't say that I feel disappointed at any aspect of this particular scent.
Overall, I really recommend the Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender scent, and I will definitely repurchase it again in the future. I can confirm too that the candle makes a really lovely gift for a friend or loved one, and I do feel that this scent would perhaps appeal to a wider audience than some of the other scents available.
There is a whole variety of different scented products, including Glass Jar Candles and Wax Tarts, available from the Yankee Range, and with over 180 fragrances to choose from I would have thought there would be something suitable for most tastes. You can purchase a selection of the Candles and Tarts from branches of Clinton Cards, or online at www.yankee.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk or www.ebay.co.uk. You can expect to pay around £8 for a Small Glass Jar Candle, although some scents are rarer and so are considerably more expensive.
I received a Yankee large jar candle in Lemon Lavender for my birthday this year as a gift. Lavender as a general rule has always been a smell I detested but seen as it was a present I thought I'd give it a go (my living room had recently been decorated in purple and my guess would be this is why my mother in law chose it for me- not that she knows my feelings on lavender candles!)
Yankee large jar candles are the more expensive products in the Yankee range. On the official website they retail at £19.99 but I have seen them sell a lot cheaper than this (eBay and Amazon are good places to start!)
The jars are very self explanatory, you simply lift the lid off, light the wick inside and the candle will burn releasing the fragrance. I found Lemon Lavender extremely overpowering. It does exactly what it says on the tin, 'a powdery fresh blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers' (www.yankeecandle.co.uk), may sound appealing to some but just not for me. The fragrance is strong and filled my house within ten minutes, which I usually love about Yankee candles but this became very sickly very quickly. The first time I used it I ended up with a headache which I thought was just coincidence but it happened every time. Once I'd blown the candle out and the fragrance was just in the air and had faded a little that wasn't so bad but the lit candle was just far too much. I did however have lots of compliments of the fragrance when guests would visit so it did have many fans I just wasn't one of them!
It is a shame that I disliked this so much as these candles are so huge and provide up to 150 hours of enjoyment. In the end I had to give mine away because it was just going to waste.
I recommend this to any lavender fan who wants a twist on their favourite fragrance, just unfortunately it was never going to suit me. I give this fragrance two stars, purely out of loyalty to the Yankee brand because everything else I've ever had from them has been fantastic and this would suit a lavender lover.
This is my last wax tart, the lemon lavender fragrance. With the winter closing it, its time to head back to candles, so this weekend, before a family friend came around, I decided to burn it.
Opening these tarts, is always abit of an unknown. They are so sealed that you just cannot smell what its like unless you find the candle version. I am not really a fan of flower scents or garden scents. So Lavender really I felt does not do anything for me I am afraid. I purchased this as part of a 10 pack on ebay so did not have much of a choice.
The tarts retail for approximately £1 and once burning, will last for between 6-10 hours, depending on the type of fragrance you have. They burn into an oil which gives off the fragrance. You simply burn them by putting them into a wax tart holder (available from Yankee or on ebay), place a tea light candle underneath which then in turn melts the wax down. Simple.
So the fragrance, a fantastic smell upon opening the wrapper, quite powerful but pleasant to the noise. I had a feeling this could be a good one. I was right, once burning, wow the smell was delightful. It filled the living room with a wonderful fragrance that did smell of Lemon and the Lavender, and together was a great mix (well done Yankee). This really did cover all parts of the living room and stayed in the air many hours after it had finished burning. But lets not be fooled to think this might be too strong. Its just right if you fancy a fragrance in your room.
The lemon stood out the most in my opinion (which is a good thing)
Burn time, excellent. Well over 8hrs and still going. I am very impressed with this. I have struggled with some scents but you don't find many that go over 8hrs.
Overall, I am very tempted to buy the candle version of this. My wife loves it also.
Official Description: Clean and inviting ... a powdery fresh blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers.
=Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender=
I love Yankee Candles, and the Wax tarts are my favourite. I discovered them about 3 years ago and have never looked back.
I received this for my birthday from my daughter, bless her she had been on eBay and ordered me a selection of the tarts.
Had I of had an input, I would not have brought this fragrance, as I don't really like Lavender, but I was still going to give it a go.
=Split my tarts in half=
So that I can get double the benefit from them.
The tart is wrapped in a shrink wrap, and has the sticker on the front that says it is a Yankee candle, and the fragrance, as well as a picture, relating to the product, this was Lavender and a slice of lemon. The sticker on the back has the burn instructions and the contact details.
As soon as I picked up the candle I could smell both the lavender and the lemon, it was a nice contrast of fragrances, as they do complement each other beautifully, but I did feel the lavender was the strongest of the two fragrances
I tend to burn half a wax tart and have it burning for 2 hours in the evening, and over 4 nights, this I was pleasantly pleased, as yes there was lavender, but again the lemon just complimented it, you have the calming element of the lavender and the zest of the lemon. This is quite a strong fragrance, which I like the stronger fragrances and even after the tea light had been blown out I still had the aroma for a couple of hours afterwards, and without sounding daft I actually felt calm, as the one evening I had an awful headache, but didn't want to resort to popping a pill unless I had to but the lavender seemed to ease the headache, so a bonus point for this.
For me I would say this is a seasonal candle, I feel it is better suited to spring, summer as I feel it would get lost as an aroma at Christmas time.
I would give this a 4/5, this was based on the Lavender being the stronger of the two fragrnaces.
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
~ Why I Bought It ~
I am always buying new wax tarts because I enjoy trying out the different yankee candle fragrances. Lemon Lavender is one of my all time favourites and every time that I place an order on the Yankee candle website I will always buy a couple of the lemon lavender wax tarts. I buy the fragrance in tart form because it is great value for money.
~ Price ~
I usually buy my wax tarts directly from the Yankee candle website and each tart costs £1.25. The fragrance is also available in the form of jarred candles, pillar candles and tea lights. A large jar will set you back by around £20 while a pillar candle is priced at £15. As I said before, buying the fragrance in tart form is a much more affordable way of enjoying Yankee candles.
~ Appearance ~
Like all wax tarts, this is basically a round disc with pleated edges. It comes with a thin, clear wrapper on it and a paper label. This particular tart is a pretty pale lilac shade.
~ How To Use ~
When I first started using wax tarts, I was really confused because there was no wick! You don't actually light wax tarts though - you melt them. Simply remove the wrapper and put it into a tart burner, and place a lit tea light underneath. The tart will begin to melt within a couple of minutes, releasing the aroma.
~ What Yankee Candle Say ~
Yankee candle state on their website that each tart provides up to eight hours of fragrance. They describe the smell as being a 'powdery fresh blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers'.
~ The Smell and My Opinion ~
This is one of my favourite fragrances from Yankee candle! It is very versatile and I usually burn it during the day when I am expecting visitors as in my opinion it makes my home smell welcoming and it masks the smell of dog/food etc and keeps my homesmelling lovely and fresh and clean. I love that the smell is very inoffensive and not overpowering or too in your face.
I rarely burn this particular fragrance at night times as I prefer warmer, cosier, spicier fragrances when I am relaxing rather than a refreshing scent but I do tend to burn it in the evenings if I have been cooking as it gets rid of the smell of food and replaces it with a clean and fresh smell.
The smell is surprisingly fruity and back when I first tried this fragrance I was expecting it to be mainly a floral lavender scent, but it is actually a mix of sweetness and tanginess with the lemon scent overpowering the lavender but the lavender is still noticeable and it stops the lemon scent from being too strong. The two fragrances work well together in my opinion.
The smell is not too feminine or girly like some Yankee candle fragrances can be, which is good because my fiancé never complains that the house smells like a perfume shop when I'm burning this! The smell is not the strongest - it is quite light and subtle, but it does fill the room quickly and I like that it isn't too strong as sometimes strong scents can become overpowering. I usually keep the flame under the wax tart for around three hours a day, sometimes longer and after about five days there is no scent left when I burn the wax. I think for £1.20 this is really good value for money.
~ Overall ~
One of my favourites! It is a light, fresh fragrance which really freshens up a room and makes it smell homely and clean. I highly recommend this fragrance and I give it give out of five stars.
I'm reviewing the LEMON LAVENDER fragranced Yankee Candle.
Yankee are the first name that crops up in the scented candle market,and have a hugely devoted fan base. Some say they are the best while others advocate other brands,but for price,availability & choice I think Yankee the leaders.
They produce .....
Wax Tarts, Votive candles, Small house warmer jar candles, Standard lidded glass tumblers, Medium house warmer jar candles, Large house warmer jar candles. Plus accessories for candle and tart burning and lots of gift sets geared round their candles,especially at Christmas.
The burn times range from 6 hours to 150 hours, depending on which format you buy.
Prices range from £1.20 for the small wax tarts to £20 + (depending on where you buy) for the really large jar.
I'm reviewing the large jar.
***WHY I BOUGHT THIS***
I bought this in a card shop that was closing down last November and was delighted to get this large jar which normally costs around £20 for just £12.50.
Smelling the jar in the shop I really liked it,because while definitely smelling of lavender it was a really light lavender fragrance and not the heavy one some lavender infused items tend to have.Plus, the lemon fragrance was quite evident from sniffing the jar and I think lemon always adds a zingy freshness in candles . So I bought two. One for me and one for my sister who is a Yankee Candle fan as well.
***USE AND OPINION***
I must say the first time I used it I was really pleased with the aroma ,but as the evening wore on I found it a bit cloying and put it out earlier than I normally would. I liked it but something was amiss, not quite right, and I couldn't put my finger on it .....then it hit me. It actually smells of furniture polish, albeit the high quality 'proper' wax furniture polish rather than a pound shop spray.
The lemon is there alright,but just barely, as a sort of back up to the main lavender smell, and as I noted in the shop,the lavender is a rather sweet lavender. I have a huge English lavender bush at my front door and a french butterfly lavender one in my back garden and neither smell like this. I wonder if it is just TOO sweet actually, hence the cloying effect. I won't blame the lemon, because lemon is a sharp tangy aroma, and if anything the candle benefits from the added lemon in that it cuts through the sweetness of the lavender at times and lifts it a tad just when it is getting boringly sweet.
The next time I used it I left it lit for less than an hour rather than my usual two, and I found that sufficient to get the fragrance wafting through the house without being as oppressive as it was on it's first use.
My verdict on this one is that it isn't one I'd buy again unless it was vastly reduced in a sale........but on the other hand I wouldn't be offended to get it as a gift either. Yes, I am just that ambivalent regarding it .
I really don't mind my home smelling of high quality furniture polish, but only by choice rather than by default from an expensive (at full price) Yankee Candle.
On the plus side, because I leave it lit for less time it has lasted me longer than ones I burn for two hours at a time so I can't complain in that respect and I've had my money's worth from it.
Would I recommend it ? No, not with a clear conscience. It is pleasant enough for me in smaller doses ,and my sister likes it as well, but she doesn't LOVE it either and wouldn't seek it out.
Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful ~~~myloh.
Towards the end of last year I received a thankyou gift from O2 for being with them on contract for a year. I had a choice of £10 gift vouchers and one of these included Debenhams. Having recently discovered Yankee candles I decided to head down to my local branch and pick a selection. I tend to burn wax tarts rather than the candles themselves as they are cheaper and mean that I can experiment with the different scents and if I don't like one it's not an expensive loss. One of the ones that I added to my basket was the Lemon Lavender scent. I was intrigued by the combination - I like citrusy scents but lavender is also one of my favourite scents as it reminds me of the lovely few days I spent in Nice at the end of the summer a couple of years ago.
If you're not familiar with Yankee candles, wax tarts are basically small circular pieces of wax with a fluted edge, rather like a tart you'd bake in the oven. Unlike conventional candles they have no wick and so have to be placed in a tart burner to melt and release their fragrance. At around £1.20 Wax tarts are much cheaper than full sized candles and allow you to try fragrances without making a commitment. Each wax tart releases around 8 hours of fragrance.
The Lemon Lavender tart is a lilac in colour and has a picture of lemons in a basket surrounded by sprigs of lavender. Yankee describe this scent as clean and inviting... a powdery fresh blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers. The tart comes in a clear cellophane wrap. I usually smell the tart through the wrap to get an idea of what the tart may smell like when burnt. However in this case this didn't give much away and to be honest I was a bit sceptical that this would in fact be quite a weak scent.
I often tend to burn tarts for a couple of hours in the evening whilst relaxing in front of the TV or straight after cleaning the flat I live in. I think this scent is more of a day time scent and suited to the spring and summer months as it is quite fresh and airy. It took about 15 minutes of burning the tart in the burner before I noticed the scent start to waft around the room. I would describe the scent as quite zesty, rather like fizzy lemon sherbets. Really lovely and mouth-watering! The scent was predominantly of lemon, although there were undertones of lavender, which cut through some of the sharpness of the lemons. However, it wasn't as strong as I would have hoped for and sitting at the other end of the room, I only got a slight whiff of it, even when it had been burning continuously for a couple of hours. It was only as I got close to the burner that the scent became strong. This was a little disappointing, although perhaps I just got one from a dodgy batch. After burning the scent became undetectable after around half an hour.
Overall I have mixed feelings about this particular Yankee candle. I really like the scent - it's citrusy and mouth-watering, but was disappointed with the strength of the scent. It's weak and I had trouble detecting this sitting just a few metres away from the tart burner. Perhaps I was just unlucky and got a tart from a dodgy batch and I will probably buy this again just to see, as I really did like the scent. However based on this particular experience I can't award this any more than 3 stars.
Up until Christmas last year, I was a complete Yankee Candle virgin. I have read many a good review on various Yankee Candle fragrances, but having not tried them myself I had started to want to sample one, just to see what all the fuss was about. Luckily, a few stocking fillers later and I had my own tart burner together with a range of tarts with which to choose from. One of these was this lemon lavender tart, a neatly wrapped little tart that promised great things. Having now used this tart, my review is as follows:
~The Product and Packaging~
Each tart within the Yankee range comes individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper and measures around 6cm in diameter with a depth of around 1.5cm. This lemon lavender option is a pale mauve in colour and the wrapper illustrates a basket of lemons placed next to a bunch of lavender. I could smell a hint of the fragrance of this tart through the wrapper and this was a sure indication of the strength of scent that this small little tart could produce. The tart smells highly lavender with a hint of citrus, a nice combination being that the lemon gives the traditional lavender scent a bit of an edge. This also makes this tart entirely suitable, in my opinion, for both a male and female user as the lavender which could be associated as a ladies scent is jazzed up a bit with the lemon ingredient.
~Set Up and Use~
To use this tart you must first be in the possession of a tart burner, that being a ceramic or glass dish with which to place the wax tart warmed by a small tea light underneath. My tart burner in place, and a tea light ready to go, I then simply unwrapped my tart from its packaging and placed it into the dish of the burner lighting the tea light afterwards. The tart sat rather snugly into the top of my burner when cool and then as the tea light began to omit heat the tart began to melt and release some of the lovely fragrance into my living room. After a few minutes the tart had completely melted and sat in a liquid pool within the dish. The smell, although not obvious at first, gradually filled the room before spreading throughout our house giving a wonderful lemony scent which really smelt lovely.
This tart lasts for up to eight hours of fragrace time and in between use you can simply allow it to cool and set within the burner ready for the next time. At the point in which the tart begins to lose fragrance or should you for any reason not like the fragrance once you have started to burn it, you can simply warm up the base of the tart and then remove it in one solid lump.
In my opinion this is an easy and relaxing way to fill the house with a lovely fragrance and to really freshen up the rooms particularly if we have people coming over and we have just eaten. I have really enjoyed the scent of this tart, being that it combines two of my favourite smells those being lavender and citrus fruit and fell that the combination of the two creates a lovely ambience in our home. The scent is strong enough to be noticeable when entering a room and yet not so overpowering that you feel like your nose is going to explode, a reaction I can sometimes have for example in our local Lush store. My only word of caution is to make sure that the tart burner is placed in the centre of a table or shelf, as should it get knocked over I pity the person who has to try and scoop up all the warm wax.
~Price and Availability~
I have seen these tarts in various stores including our local Yankee Candle store, Clintons Cards and online and you should expect to pay around £1.20 for one. They can also often be found as part of a deal. This makes these tarts a reasonable purchase in my opinion, particularly when you consider the hours of fragrance they bring.
As my first introduction to Yankee Candle, this tart has left me suitably impressed and I love the fragrance as well as the ease with which to burn this tart. As a result this tart scores an excellent five stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
Yankee candles make a wide wide range of lovely smelling candles and I have never bought one until I bought my grandmother in-law one. I bought her a little tart first, as the bigger jar candles are massively expensive.
Why I wanted one.....
My fiancé kept going on about the candles and how great they smelt. To me a candle was a candle. Romantic, great mood, slight scent. Until I bought this.
It comes in a cellophane type packaging with a picture of lavender and lemons on the front, on the back there is a sticker that gives you safety information. Basically, don't set your house on fire.
It's just a little tart, bigger than a tea light.
It's patterned around the sides, a kind of wavy pattern. A beautiful lavender colour like a pastel colour.
I wouldn't say it smells of lemons and lavender, it has it's own individual smell, it's beautiful.
The tarts burn for hours, but once they are gone they are gone I'm afraid!!!
When I lit this candle, oh wow it was amazing. It is much better and longer lasting than a air freshener. It fills the whole house with a fabulous aroma that is clean fresh and fruity.
You can buy the tarts online and in th shops, the shops that do sell Yankee candles are Hallmark and Past times, I haven't seen them anywhere else but I am on the look out.
Online they are around £1.20 for the tarts and they are about the same in the shops, if your wanting the jars, the big ones are around £20.
Would rather buy the Yankee candles than air freshener
The tarts are quite cheap, but buying the jars will last much longer.
When your buying them they don't half burn through your money.
Great smelling candle, you get the romance as well as a beautifully smelling home.
Would I recommend.
Without a doubt.
Yankee candles are a well known USA brand which has been going since the late 1960s.
Disc of light licac coloured wax wrapped in cellophane.
Called 'Lemon Lavender' with an image of lemons in a basket and lavender on the front.
Made with pure natural fruit extracts.
The back has a round sticky label which details lots of basic safety advice.
£1.20 from Ebay - but wax tarts are around that price in most places.
This tart is an attractive lilac colour and I do like quite a few lavender fragrances so I was looking forward to using this one.
I have just been watching Yankee candles on sale on QVC and they were really enthusing about the aroma from this variety.
Like other tarts this soon fills the room with its smell. However this is quite a weird fragrance as although it is a blend of lemon and lavender I could not actually detect either specifically.
Once this had been lit for a little while it does give off a good strong fragrance - however unfortunately this is not one that I am that keen on. To me it does not smell of either of the ingredients, but is a bit sickly sweet. So much so in fact that I at first moved it from the living room to the kitchen thinking it might be more suitable there. However I still did like it much there either so the remaining wax tart is being used up in the bathroom - I do not like it there much either but I suppose it is a good way to use it up a I have no intention of throwing it away and it obviously suits some people but is just not one I would want to buy again.
I think I may try another of the lavender versions which may be more to my liking. I was surprised by this aroma and a bit disappointed as well but it is only by trying the different tarts that you get to know which ones you like.
3 Stars. The aroma lasts just like all the other tarts but the smell is just not one I like much.
===Would I Recommend?===
~ Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender ~
First of all I have to mention that I never usually go for lavender scents as I have always felt that it is more of an older womans scent, I have fond memories of my Nan's bathroom being filled with posh lavender scented products that I was not allowed to touch! I do however quite like the scent of fresh lavender, whenever I walk past a big bush of lavender I can't resist the urge to rub it between my fingers! But still I never thought I would go for a lavender scented product.
My Nan was bought a large jar of this scent for Christmas by one of my cousins and after having a sniff I didn't really think much of it if I am honest but after reading a few good reviews on this I decided to go ahead and buy a tart even though my Nan had said she wasn't overly impressed with it ... But I think that could just be my Nan being fussy!
I have recently been on a bit of a Yankee Candle splurge and have bought quite a few different scents, I happened to come across this one on ebay and bought it on a buy it now for 90p with a postage price of 45p ... Bargain!
I know what scents I like but I am always open to trying new scents and for me the best way of doing this I find is to buy a tart form of the scents.
I have bought votives in the past and haven't been very impressed with the small amount of scent they give off so I don't bother with them now and if I am unsure as to how the scent will fare I won't buy a jar candle, I think the best and cheapest option is the tarts.
A tart is a simple round piece of highly scented wax with nice fluted edges, there is no wick to burn so it has to be popped into a burner where it will melt into a pool of glistening liquid and give off a strong scent.
I have yet to find a tart that doesn't give off a brilliant amount of scent so I am more than happy with these.
The Lemon Lavender tart is a lilac coloured wax disc, after unwrapping the shrink type plastic wrap you will see the top of the tart is stamped with the Yankee Candle logo. As I have said before I break the tarts in half to use them as I find one half is ample enough to fit in my burner and also gives off hours of scent. A tart will give you 8 hours of fragrance yet I find I can burn one half with two tealights which last for approx 3.5 hours each so I am getting approx 7 hours from one half meaning they last me around 14 hours, which for the low price I think is very fair.
Anyway, I popped the one half into my burner and left it for a short while (5 mins or so) to melt down and straight away I could smell a really lovely scent travelling around my living room, the wax melted from it's solid lilac colour into a pale clear lilac and looked nice.
I went upstairs to the toilet and obviously closed the bathroom door, upon opening it I could smell the Lemon Lavender scent which had traveled upstairs in a short amount of time.
The lemon and lavender compliment each other brilliantly, the lemon adds a sherbety scent whist the lavender gives a nice floral hint.
It really is a gorgeous fresh scent that I will be buying again. For something I didn't think I would like I am so impressed, it's a lovely fresh uplifting scent, that makes the house smell clean and fresh.
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I have had this Yankee tart sitting in the cupboard for a while now but wasn't particularly desperate to use it. I bought it in a mixed pack from ebay and as I had also received a lavender scent which to be honest I'm not particularly fond of this got shoved to the bottom of the pile and forgotten about.
However, thanks to the recent rise in Yankee reviews I learned that someone (sorry, I can't remember who) was also initially skeptical about this fragrance but was surprised to find that it actually was a pleasant fragrance. As a result of this review I opened my wax tart last night and have been burning it again this evening.
I'm sure you all have a rough idea of how you can experience the Yankee range by now but just incase someone is unsure Yankee produce a range of different candles and other scented products. Wax tarts can be bought for use in special burners for around £1.20 each and you can also buy tealights in boxes of 12 for between £6 and £8 and then of course their famous jar housewarmer candles, these are available in numerous sizes and can be priced up to around £25.
I have a few select fragrances that are personal favourites but I'm a bit of a slapper when it comes to these little wax tarts - the more I get through the better as I just love experiencing the different scents.
After reading the review mentioned above I did have quite high hopes for this wax tart. I popped it in my burner and waited for the fragrance to be released. Within 10 minutes or so of lighting the tealight underneath the wax tart began to melt, releasing its lemon lavender aroma.
I was surprised with this scent. It is nicer than I had initially imagined. There is definitely base tones of lavender and this is quite a heavy scent but is lifted by the citrus smell of lemon. The lemon is quite powerful but is not at all overpowering or chemical like. The lemon really helps to tone down the lavender and the result is a lavender scent brightened with a dash of lemon.
I have been burning this tart for around 4 hours now and I still have well over half of it left. However I imagine when the tart gets smaller the scent will become less powerful.
I do like this scent but its not one of my favourites purely because I'm not a big fan of lavender and I always feel a bit grannyish when buying it! However, the lemon does help to brighten up the lavender and makes the scent a lighter and more summery fragrance. I wouldn't be opposed to using it again, definitely not but I personally prefer the fruitier fragrances.
I am not a big fan of the smell of lavender and to be honest fruity scents aren't my favourites in smells in candles either as I much prefer the more fresh and clean fragrances but there is something about the mix of lavender and lemon in this particular Yankee fragrance that I absolutely adore.
I don't buy this as a housewarmer as I save that for a select few of my absolute favourite Yankee scents but I do buy it regularly as a tart. For those not in the know tarts are little discs of wax that you put in an oil burner and when they melt they release the fragrance. It isn't as intense as the housewarmers but they are really cheap and can be bought for as little as a pound so they are a great way to experiment with new scents without breaking the bank.
That is actually how I came across this particular fragrance as I would never have bought it as I would have thought straight away that I wouldn't like the mix of scents in it. I got it as part of a bundle of tarts I got off ebay. When I first seen it I immediately put it to the side and only got around to using it when I had gone through all the other fragrances in the set.
As soon as I lit it though and it released its fragrance throughout my room I couldn't believe that I had been so quick to dismiss it previously.
It smells so summery and the lemon comes through really strongly but not in an artificial or sharp way. The two scents mix together really lovely and it really evokes a feeling of being in the countryside in summer. I know lavender is more of an English fragrance but the feel I get from it is Italy and I can imagine being in Tuscany which I think must be the lemon.
Although the lemon is powerful the lavender also comes through and although lavender isn't my favourite scent I like it here and the herby smell of the lavender mixes so well with the lemon. It is quite a powerful fragrance and one that I know scent an entire room without being feeble and it is great at neutralising cooking and dog smells around the house.
Because I really liked it I still buy it in the tart variety and I also occasionally buy the tea lights as I find these are just that little bit more fragrant than the tarts. The tea lights scent the room even stronger and the intensity of the fragrance is rached up a little bit more. The tea lights cost around about £6 for a pack of twelve and are well worth buying as they last for around about 5 or 6 hours of continuous burning. Try the tart first and see if you like it then get the tea lights or even a housewarmer. I'd like this in a housewarmer as it is lovely but unfortunately I have a budget for housewarmers and I already have my favourites that I buy in that size.
I have become a huge fan of the Yankee wax tarts over the last few months and although I do like the scent of lavender when I have picked up the plain lavender fragranced tart in the past I have found it a little too strong so have always dismissed it. But recently when stocking up on the wax tarts in the House of Fraser sale where they were priced at just £0.50 each I came across the Lemon Lavender tart which when I gave it a little sniff through the wrapper seemed to have a great balance between the two fragrances so I decided for the bargain price it was worth a try.
The Lemon Lavender wax tart is a lovely pale lilac colour and comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of basket of fresh lemons with a bunch of lavender stems on it to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has an 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. The scent of this tart is quite subtle and although you can smell it through the wrapper it is not one of the strongest but is very light and pleasant.
As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance of the essential oils contained within the wax to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from most Yankee stockists in store or online.
The Lemon Lavender tart in my opinion is absolutely gorgeous the lemon and the lavender work perfectly together to give a zesty but lightly floral calming fragrance. I have always loved the fragrance of Lavender as it reminds me of my gran who has only ever worn Yardley's lavender water as a scent and always sprays some on me when I visit it her. Lavender is also known for its calming properties and I do admit that I do find the smell of Lavender very relaxing. But Lavender can be a very strong fragrance so mixing it with the lemon is a wonderful idea from Yankee and they complement each other fantastically. It didn't take long for the scent of this tart to begin to waft through my front room, I found the scent both calming but also fresh and uplifting with the mix of the fruity lemon and relaxing, floral lavender. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again back into a disc of wax, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Once the tart I have used begins to lose its fragrance I simply place the bowl of the tart burner in the freezer for a few minutes which allows the remaining wax to simply be lifted out. Also if you want to vary your scents from night to night you can also break the tarts in half and just use half at a time.
Overall this is another lovely scent from Yankee and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It is a beautiful fragrance and will suit people who normally prefer the fruity and the more floral scents as it combines the two. I also think that it is a fragrance that is suitable for all year round use as it has its zesty lemon scent which reminds me of a lovely summers day sitting in the sun drinking fresh lemonade but also has the soothing scent of lavender which makes me feel relaxed and cosy.