Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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An extremely sweet orange
Yankee Candle Mandarin Cranberry
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Yankee Candle Mandarin Cranberry
Advantages: Smells nice, great price
Disadvantages: There are nicer scents
I started using Yankee Candles last year but had only tried a few from the wide range and so for Christmas I asked for a selection from the brand.
We have a small shop in our village that sells lots of decorative items and she carries some of the range and I was surprised to find these in our Local Asda Living store, my Mam sent away for a selection for me from the yankee shop but there are a huge number of online retailers the only drawback of course being that you cannot have a smell of them before your purchase although if you know what it is you want you can buy them cheaper if you are prepared to buy a few.
In 1969 Mike Kittredge was trying to make his mother a gift and so he tried to melt down some crayons, somebody saw what he had made his mother and requested they buy the item from him, he allowed them to buy it and made more from supplies bought with the money and the Yankee Candle was born.
Yankee candles come in many different shapes and sizes which all carry relevant price tags, there are over 100 different fragrances and new ones are released throughout the year for different occasions, my guess is valentines day will be the next target.
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
I like to stick to the wax tartlets as it allows me to change my fragrance frequently.
Description from Yankee Candle "bursting with the vibrant, fruity sensation of sweet, sunny oranges and crisp, tangy cranberries."
This particular tartlet is called Mandarin Cranberry which personally I think sounds like a pretty strange combination, the tartlet is a deep red in colour and I felt had a strange smell to it before burning sweet but musty. The tartlet is packaged in the usual way, a vacuum packed thin plastic wrapper which can be a pain to get into and so I find a pair of scissors to make a little snip the easiest way to open it. The tartlet is the shape of a jam tart which I would gather is where it got it's name from except that this jam tart is full to the top. The tart is about 5cm in diameter so you wouldn't expect to get 8 hours burning time from it but you do if not more although the wax lasts longer than the smell. The front of the packaging has a small sticker on it displaying the name of the tartlet and a picture of two rows of mandarins with an abundance of cranberries in the middle, on the back there is a further sticker and as the tartlet is so small you have some warnings but instead of being in words they are in picture form,
Do not add water
Don't melt in a frying pan - who is really that stupid?
The tart is 22g and will burn for 8 hours - I believe some of these burn for more than 8 hours and some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up.
Do not use with electric
Do not leave unattended
Do not use near curtains
Keep 10cm between candles
Keep away from children
You can smell the scent of the candle through the wrapper and so if you are buying any of them in person you do have a good idea what the candle is going to smell like once it is burning.
Once the tart is burning it smells sweet and smells like oranges to me, I wouldn't really know what a cranberry would smell like only the likes of cranberry juice. I personally cannot smell anything but orange but I do quite like the smell. This smell makes me think of Christmas for some reason although i'm not actually sure why. The smell of this tratlet lasted well and I would say I did get the 8 hours burning time promised, i'm not sure I would buy this one again as it wasn't one of my favourites and I think there are much nicer smelling tartlets on the market.
Summary: Reminds me of Christmas
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