Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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I wish I had tried this one sooner!
Yankee Candle Macintosh Spice
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Macintosh Spice
Advantages: Strong fruity and spicy fragrance with great longevity.
Macintosh Spice is a Yankee fragrance I wasn't sure I would like, due to it having cinnamon included in its fragrance and my past experiences with the Yankee fragrances which include cinnamon, clove or pine have not always been too favourable.
So Macintosh Spice was a wax tart I avoided when looking through the vast amount available in my local branch of Collectables. Aware of its existence, I never bothered to pick one up and smell the fragrance.
On a recent trip into town however, I made a conscious effort to have a look through the fragrances I had not yet tried instead of going for my favourites and this decision led to me picking up a Macintosh Spice wax tart for the first time.
Not expecting to like this one at all, I was pleasantly surprised when on holding it up to my nose I actually quite liked its scent. Whilst the cinnamon fragrance was evident, it was not as strong as I feared it would be and instead it was the scent of apples mixed with a subtle cinnamon scent which I could smell and I found it very appealing. I love the fruity Yankee scents and suitably impressed with this one I decided I would purchase the wax tart.
Macintosh Spice is an attractively packaged wax tart, as the orange-red wax compliments the apples and cinnamon on the label. An autumnal or festive fragrance springs to mind as you smell Macintosh Spice and it conjures up images of cosy dark evenings in front of a fire with this spicy apple fragrance melting in a burner.
Yankee describe this particular fragrance as simply delicious... crisp, slightly tart apple slices sprinkled with freshly ground cinnamon and indeed this is one of the occasions where I can say that Yankee have named one of their candles appropriately as the name and packaging matches the fragrance perfectly.
I placed the tart into my burner and lit a tealight underneath. As soon as the wax began to melt the aroma from the wax began to fill the room with a spicy fragrance. The cinnamon was evident right away and I hoped it wasn't going to be too overpowering, but then the apple scent began to filter through and together they blended to provide a strong fruity apple scent with subtle hints of cinnamon.
I could smell the scent from my wax tart in my downstairs rooms and it also wafted up the stairs a little too. The fragrance also hangs in the air for a long time after you extinguish the tealight or when it has burned out.
In terms of longevity, I found the fragrance released from this wax tart exceeded the eight hours suggested by Yankee and I found I actually achieved around ten hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance began to fade. It is definitely a great value for money fragrance.
By buying these wax tarts or the tealights or votive sampler candles from Yankee, it is an inexpensive way to sample the many fragrances Yankee offer, before splashing out on the more expensive glass jar candles and tumblers. I personally prefer buying the wax tarts to the glass jars as I think they represent great value for money.
I also find that these wax tarts make ideal drawer scenters too. If you leave them in their packaging and place them in a drawer they will provide long-lasting fragrance.
Overall, 'Macintosh Spice' is a fragrance I am happy to recommend and I shall certainly be buying this one again. I wish I had actually tried it sooner instead of thinking I wouldn't like it. It just shows how wrong you can be.
Yankee wax tarts and other candles are available to buy at branches of Clinton cards and Collectables as well as other card and gift shops and department stores. They can also be found online at many retailers including www.yankeedirect.com and Amazon.
Summary: I wish I had tried this one sooner! Another great quality Yankee product.