“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Scented Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
I bought Yankee Candle's Moonlight Harvest in the form of a tart online some time ago, but it has sat in a drawer as this was a fragrance I just never fancied using. I wasn't completely sure what to expect from this fragrance...Moonlight Harvest to me sounds like it would be autumnal and maybe smell like vegetables! The official description of this actual describes it as smelling like 'spiced pumpkin pie' and I wasn't overly sure if I would like it as I couldn't smell it much in the wrapper.
The tart is a deep purple in colour and the label depicts what appears to be a forest lit up by a full moon. I quite like both the design of the label and the dark purple colour of the candle, which leads me to believe I will be getting a deep, dark scent.
For those not familiar with Yankee Candle, I should tell you that they make each scent in a range of different formats. These range from wax tarts to votives, jar candles, tumblers and tea lights. I usually buy the wax tarts which are fragranced discs of wax infused with fragrance. They don't have a wick, you simply melt them in a burner under the flame of a tea light to release the fragrance.
When I unwrapped the tart and took my first proper sniff of this, I liked the scent, although it wasn't really what I had been expecting. I would describe it as being a lightly spicy scent with a fruit berry twist. It is quite a deep scent and whilst I found it quite pleasant it obviously wasn't everyone's taste. My fiancé walked in and said 'What on earth is that smell, it smells like Soreen' and complained for the entire duration I had the candle lit. I do see his point to some degree...I wouldn't have said Soreen myself, but the scent was reminiscent of a rich fruit cake in some ways.
Given that this didn't seem to have much of a smell when it was in the wrapper, I found the intensity of the candle to be quite strong. I had only been burning it for around five minutes before the scent started to come out and I found the fragrance quite prominent. It filled the living room where it was burning really quickly and I could smell it next door in the kitchen too. Despite this, I personally didn't find it overpowering or heady, although the whinger in the corner ('if I wanted the place to stink of melted Soreen, I'd shove some under the grill') would disagree!
The wax tarts are designed to give eight hours of fragrance. Whilst this was intense at first, I found that by around the six hour mark the scent was fading and barely detectable, which was a shame, but still not overly disappointing as I still feel six hours is a decent return for the price you pay.
On the subject of price, one of these little tarts will set you back around the £1.10 mark, although you can often pick them up cheaper depending on where you shop. The following gives a list of average prices and burn times...
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 bought this one online from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk, but you can also find Yankee Candles on the high street at Clintons Cards.
Overall I found that I liked this candle more than I expected to. If you're looking for a deep fruity scent or a fruit based scent which is more suited to burning in the evenings than during the day then I would recommend this one.
*also posted on ciao under username pink_champagne