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Yankee Candle Paradise Spice
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Paradise Spice
Advantages: Long lasting spicy fragrance.
When I was in town having a look around Debenhams a couple of weeks back I noticed they had a promotion offering 20% off in the various departments. I knew they stocked Yankee candles and decided to take advantage of this offer and stock up on some wax tarts.
The offer meant that most wax tarts were only £1.00 each after the discount was applied. The usual price is £1.20 - £1.30 per tart and whilst it was not the greatest bargain, it was still better than paying full price. I do try to stock up on wax tarts whenever I see them reduced anywhere.
After choosing a few, I discovered when I went to pay that some were actually reduced to 75p although it did not say this on the shelves. If I had noticed this I might have bought a couple more, but didn't have time to go back.
Paradise Spice is one of the new releases by Yankee and so this was one I had not already tried. Described by Yankee as "An exotic island treasure ... perfectly ripe banana and creamy vanilla, unexpectedly spiced with prized cinnamon and cloves", I looked forward to trying this one. In fact, as soon as I spotted it on the shelf with the word "spice" in its name I picked it up to have a sniff of the scent whilst still in its packaging, as I do love the spicy fragrances. Indeed my favourite Yankee scents to date have all been woody and spicy scents along with a few fruity ones.
As I held Paradise Spice up to my nose I could immediately smell the cinnamon and cloves. I must admit there has actually been one or two Yankee scents which have been very strongly scented with cloves, so much so that they were too much for me, but with this one they seem to have got the balance just right. I could detect a faint vanilla scent too, but can't say I could detect any banana at this point. The wax was a creamy colour with a picture of the spices on the label.
Overall, it appeared to be a very appealing fragrance and I looked forward to using it. I also thought that being so strongly fragranced it would provide me with great longevity too.
When I came to melt my tart one evening, I placed it in the well of my burner and placed a tealight underneath. As the tart began to melt, I could immediately detect the spicy fragrance appearing and then a minute or two later, I could detect the scent of vanilla slowly filtering through.
Just as in the shop, I can't say I noticed any banana scent, although there was definitely another scent evident, blending with the cloves, cinnamon and vanilla, but I couldn't say what it was. Maybe it was the banana, but I couldn't detect an actual banana scent at any point. It was however, a really nice fragrance coming from my burner and one which filled the room and wafted out into the hallway and up the stairs. It was quite a strong fragrance too and instead of letting the tealight burn out, I actually extinguished it after around 90 minutes and the fragrance hung in the air the rest of the evening.
I could actually still smell the scent hanging in the air the next morning too and when arriving home from work later in the day, I could still smell the scent faintly as I came through the door.
I had thought in the shop that Paradise Spice was going to be a strong Yankee fragrance which gave good longevity and I was not disappointed. Yankee state you can expect to achieve 8 hours of fragrance from one of their wax tarts and I actually find that most of the time, my wax tarts exceed these 8 hours and I can eke out a few more hours of fragrance, before it disappears altogether.
This is exactly what happened with Paradise Spice, as I achieved around 11 hours of fragrance before it began to weaken. I eked out another couple of hours of weakened fragrance after this too, as although the scent was nowhere near as strong, it was still enough to create a nice aroma in the room.
I will definitely be buying Paradise Spice again and if you like strong and spicy fragrance then this is one you must try. It is one of the best fragrances Yankee have released for a while in my opinion.
As mentioned earlier, I purchased my wax tart from Debenhams, but you can also find Yankee candles in branches of Clintons and Collectables as well as other department stores. You can also purchase online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon.
Summary: A great new fragrance from Yankee
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