“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Scented Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
A while ago I purchased a Yankee Candle wax tart in the Macintosh fragrance. I love apple scents and had been looking forward to using it, especially as it had smelled so yummy in the wrapper. When I actually tried it however, I found that the fragrance was very weak and I could barely smell it at all. When I saw the Macintosh & Peach fragrance online, I was interested to try it out, but at the same time slightly apprehensive given my previous experiences with the Macintosh tart. Still, the wax tarts are relatively cheap at around £1.10 each so I decided that I would give it a chance.
When the tart arrived it was red in colour and the label depicted a basket of apples and peaches. The scent through the wrapper smelled very sweet and apple-like...in fact I felt it smelled very similar to the original Macintosh fragrance and couldn't detect any peach at all. Still, I was keen to use it, so got it unwrapped straight away and into my tart burner.
I will quickly explain, before I go any further, that a wax tart, is simply a wickless disc of wax which rather than burning, is melted under the flame of a tea light. You will need a tart burner for this and these can be purchased from Yankee in a range of designs, the cheapest ones having an RRP of around £5.
It didn't take long for the scent of this candle to filter around the room once it was in the burner. It had a very light apple fragrance, but with a slightly tangier edge which presumably must have been the peach. My fiancé walked into the room when this was burning and said 'hmm, peachy' (which presumably related to the candle!) but for me the apple scent was the main fragrance and the peach was simply a gentle undertone. I have to say, one thing this scent reminded me of a lot was the Nina perfume by Nina Ricci. If you, or anyone you know, is a fan of that fragrance I would strongly recommend this candle.
The intensity of the scent was, for me, perfect. I could smell it in the room, but it wasn't too strong or overpowering. I also found that the scent travelled to neighbouring rooms, making them smell fresh and welcoming. Each tart is designed to give a maximum of eight hours fragrance and I found that this was about accurate, as it was around this point the scent seemed to fade.
As mentioned earlier in the review, the wax tarts have an RRP of £1.10, but you can buy them in many formats. Below is a list of approximate burn times and prices, but of course these will vary depending on where you shop. I normally get mine from Collectables or Clintons Cards, or if buying online www.yankeedoodle.co.uk
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
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
Overall I was very pleased with this fragrance and there is no doubt that I would purchase it again. It smells fresh and fruity, whilst staying light and not too overpowering. It scores highly for me on scent, intensity and longevity and I would thoroughly recommend this fragrance as I can't think of anything bad to say about it!
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