Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... light the wick inside and the candle will burn releasing the fragrance. I found Lemon Lavender extremely overpowering. It does exactly wha... more
Lemon to the rescue
Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender
Disadvantages: Not my favourite
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.