Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Macintosh Spice
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Macintosh Spice
Advantages: smells lovely, good quality, long lasting
I have used both the Yankee Candle Macintosh and the Yankee Candle Macintosh Peach fragrances in the past with differing results. The Macintosh fragrance was nice enough, but I couldn't smell it when burning and the Macintosh Peach smelled amazing and was strong and vibrant. When I spotted Macintosh Spice, I was intrigued and wanted to know how it measured up.
I bought this fragrance in the form of a wax tart. For those uneducated in the ways of Yankee Candle, I should explain that this is a wickless disc of scented wax which should be placed in a 'tart burner' (think oil burner but with a deeper cavity) and melted under the flame of a tea light. If this doesn't sound like it's for you, you can also purchase a votive candle, a glass wax filled jar (3 sizes are available), tea lights or glass tumblers, all carrying the same fragrance.
The colour of the Macintosh Spice candle is beautiful. It's a very deep and intense red and it immediately makes me think of Christmas. The label on the front of the candle tells me that this is from the 'Food and Spice' range and it depicts juicy red apples alongside cinnamon sticks.
When I first took a sniff of this candle I was impressed. It does just smell like apple and cinnamon and I feel that I can smell both of these things in equal measure. Somehow Yankee has yet again managed to capture the smell of Macintosh apples - not just any old apple scent, but specifically Macintosh apples. Despite the spiciness of the cinnamon, I don't feel it overpowers the apple at all, and the two scents compliment each other well. The overall scent, like the colour, reminds me of Christmas and I do think this is a perfect warming scent to use over the winter months.
When I lit the tea light, I found that the scent of the candle took a while to come out. After around fifteen minutes of it burning I realised that I could smell it. The intensity of fragrance was perfect - I could clearly smell it, but it wasn't sickly or overpowering. The smell when burning was the same as when solid. The scent did travel quite a bit and even though I was burning it in my living room, I could smell it in the neighbouring kitchen and hallway. The tarts are designed to give approximately eight hours of fragrance and I found that to be an accurate estimate in the case of this one.
The wax tarts have an RRP of £1.10, but can be found slightly cheaper if you look around. For those who would like to try the fragrance but do not like the idea of a wac tart, I have included a list of approximate prices and burn times below.
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
I would definitely recommend Macintosh Spice. It is a beautifully fragranced candle and the apple and cinnamon combination makes it perfect for Christmas.
Summary: A great idea for a Christmas gift