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I was chuffed to receive several Wax Tarts from some of my friends at Christmas time, most of which were from the well-known Yankee Candle range. I was pleased too that some of the fragrances were new to me, having not tried them out before. One such Tart was the Yankee Candle Pink Dragon Fruit, with this review discussing my experiences of trying it out.
I do regularly burn Wax Tarts in my home, and my favourite scents are those that are fruit or citrus-based, so I was pleased to receive the Pink Dragon Fruit scented Tart. I could easily smell it's fruity fragrance before it was opened, and I was keen to try it out.
As with all Yankee Wax Tarts, it was presented in a shrink-wrapped cellophane cover, which required the use of scissors to remove. The Tart itself is fluted at the edges, so it resembles a little pastry cake or something similar. The Yankee branding is embossed in the Tart's top layer, although this soon disappears as the Tart melts quite quickly.
Wax Tarts are not candles, so do not have a wick, and so they need to be placed in a deep-bowled burner with a lit tea light candle underneath. Doing this will allow the wax to melt, and the enclosed fragrance will easily escape into the surrounding atmosphere.
I have found that the Yankee Wax Tarts are always attractively presented, and the Pink Dragon Fruit version is no exception to this, with the product's label depicting the image of the odd - but unique! - looking fruit. In addition, Yankee always colour their Tarts to correspond with their name/scents, and in this case the Tart has been coloured in a bright pink shade, as you would expect. The whole appearance of the Tart is attractive, and I think it is quite pretty.
As soon as the Tart was unwrapped, I could detect it's lovely sweetness, and it struck me that this scent was quite 'natural' as it was without the tell-tale 'sickly' edge that many sweet scents can carry. Instead of feeling synthetic, I felt the sweetness in the Dragon Fruit scent felt more 'genuine' which is probably down to the fragrance having a sort of 'zingy' edge to it that I find many fruity fragrances will often carry. In the case of the Pink Dragon Fruit, I can't say for certain whether this 'zing' is a citrus 'note' that has been added within the overall scent, or whether this is what 'real' Dragon Fruit actually smells like, but either way, I find that the sweetness in the scent is met with a refreshing 'tang' at its edge that allows it to feel quite balanced, meaning that it never gains too much 'strength' or becomes overpowering. This is ideal for me, as I do feel that some sweet scents can become heady or sickly, and I find this extremely off-putting.
As the Dragon Fruit Tart melted, I was able to note that the scent took on more 'body' to it as time went on; true, I couldn't claim that the fragrance was understated at first, but I did note that it gained in strength as it burned. I found too that as the Tart melted, its fruity scent took on an extremely refreshing edge to it that I really liked, and it struck me that the lovely scent would be perfectly suited to a warm summer evening thanks to its sweet, fresh notes. In saying that, I didn't feel that the fragrance was entirely unsuitable for use at this time of year either, and I liked that the fruity scent felt so versatile - much more so than other scents that I've been using recently that have felt VERY 'wintery', thanks to their spice or musk. No, the Pink Dragon Fruit felt very pleasant as it burned in my home on a windy, cold January night, allowing a little refreshing fruitiness to whisper into the cosy atmosphere - just lovely.
I do think that the Dragon Fruit scent would appeal to a whole host of age groups and tastes as there is something 'just right' about the scent's lovey sweet, fruity scent; it's difficult to imagine how this couldn't be appreciated or loved.
I felt that the Pink Dragon Fruit Tart performed rather well in terms of its longevity, and I was able to enjoy its lovely aroma for a couple of hours at a time, on several occasions, before I felt the fragrance had become too faint to enjoy it any more. This is really a rather good result, and is certainly superior to some of the other Yankee Tarts that I have purchased before that have scents that are really only strong enough to survive for the first two uses or so. I felt that the Dragon Fruit Fragrance is much more robust than this, and I was pleased to be able to achieve so much use out of the small Tart.
Overall, I did really like the Pink Dragon Fruit scent, and I have already repurchased it for myself, having purchased a Yankee Candle Glass Jar containing the gorgeous aroma on www.ebay.co.uk for around £6 recently. I have nothing negative to report about this particular Yankee fragrance, and it comes with my full recommendation as I feel it is so light and refreshing and suitable for a whole range of age groups and tastes.
There is a whole variety of different scented products, including Glass Jar Candles, scented Tea Lights and Wax Tarts available from the Yankee Range, and with over 180 fragrances to choose from I would have thought there would be something suitable for most tastes. You can purchase a selection of the Wax Tarts from branches of Clinton Cards, or online at www.yankee.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk or www.ebay.co.uk. You can expect to pay around £1.20 for a Wax Tart, although some scents are rarer and so are considerably more expensive.
=Yankee Candle Pink Dragon Fruit=
I treated myself to a set of 10 tarts from Amazon, and I choose 5 and my daughter choose the other 5, this is one of my choices, as I love the fruit based candles.
Yankee products are a fixture on the shelf in many retailers, both in store and online, generally a single tart retails at around £1.25.
One of the first things that attracted me to this tart was not just the name, "Pink Dragon" but the shade of pink as is a lovely shade of pink.
The tart comes wrapped in a shrink wrap and has the sticker on the front which tells us it is a Yankee candle, and the fragrance, as well as a picture of the exotic fruit, and on the rear sticker is the care instructions, how to use and the contact details for Yankee.
I always break my tarts in half, so I get double the value and double the fragrance. Once I have lit the tea light, the wax starts to melt and within about 5 minutes, I can smell the aroma of the fruit, I wasn't sure what to expect as this was the first time trying this one.
Yankee describe the scent as being colourful, adventurous, intriguing and tropical.
=My Thoughts on the aroma=
I could identity with some of this descriptions, it was defiantly a colourful tart, the fragrance was slightly sweet, defiantly fruity and had a aroma of the exotic. I found the smell to be uplifting, slightly sweet, but not as sweet as I expected, but it did have a floral undertone, not enough to pick on heavily, I would say as a background element to it.
I would say this is defiantly a summer fragrance, this is due to the fruit the floral undertones and the uplifting element of the candle.
A tart has an average of 8 hours, but with this one I found the fragrance lasted about 10 hours, I have mine burning for a couple of hours on an evening, then the aroma is still there for another couple of hours, not as strong as when it is burning, but a nice smell
Although I liked the candle, I don't know if my expectations were to high with the pretty colour, and the exotic name, but I found that when burning yes it was nice, and I would buy it again, but it was a bit of a let down to the build up, so based on that I have knocked 1 star off this.
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
I am a huge fan of fruity aromas when it comes to home fragrances and at Christmas, both myself and my sister receive so many different Yankee Candles, I am sure we would set up out own shop. My mum also loves Yankee so for her birthday last year, I decided to buy her a selection of tarts (and also added a couple extra to my basket for me). This was one of the fragrances that I decided to purchase.
Up until about a year ago, I wasn't really sure how these tarts worked as I couldn't understand where the wick was, but they are actually really easy to use; just remove all the wrapping and place on to the top of an oil burner (in the bit where you would normally put the oil), light a tea light in the bottom as normal. The tart then starts to melt which is when you start to smell the product. Once the tea light has been extinguished, the tart hardens ready to be used again. The tarts are widely available for around £1 to £1.50, you can also buy them from EBay for this price with free postage.
The colour of the wax is a nice bright pink colour and Yankee describes it as "Colourful and intriguing ... there's a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit". Well from reading that, it doesn't really tell me much about the actual fragrance! And to be honest, when burning, it was still quite hard to establish if this smelt just like a dragon fruit, what I will say is that it definitely has a tropical feel to it. I find that depending upon whereabouts I am in the house depicts what notes I can smell; close up, the fragrance is overpoweringly fruity, buy moving into different rooms, I get a few floral notes, mixed in with tropical fruits (imagine opening a bag of Starburst, and that's how I would describe the mixture of notes).
I can always tell how strong I think the aroma will be by doing the 'sniff test', by this I mean how close to my nose do I have to put the tart before I could smell and then decide whether I like it. With this one, I didn't have to get this one too closed before I could tell this was going to be quite a strong fragrance and that it was going to be one of my favourites.
I would describe this as one of the strongest fragrances I have used from Yankee, I normally have my burner in the living room however I had to move this to the dining room as it was a little too overpowering the first time I burned it (and the other half did his usual moaning trick!). I found that even with this in the other room, the fragrance quickly drifted around the whole of the downstairs and made every room smell wonderful.
Yankee state that the burn time is up to 8 hours, I find Yankee under estimate themselves on this fragrance and it lasts a lot longer, its just isn't as strong. I must admit, whenever I get a new tart out now, I always break in half to get double the usage but even doing this, I would say at get at least 20 hours from it.
At Christmas when I received a large candle of this and because I had already experienced (and enjoyed) the fragrance, I couldn't wait to get it lit at home. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with the actual candle; although the fragrance was identical, unless I am sat at the side of it, I can hardly detect it at all.
Overall, I would recommend this fragrance, particularly if you prefer fruit orientated fragrances however I would stick with the tarts as the aroma is a lot stronger and works out better value for money. The fragrance gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Since receiving a Yankee Candle tart burner for Christmas a couple of years ago I have to say I have become a little addicted to the Yankee Candle range and now burn candles or tarts every evening. After I was bought a jar for my birthday as a different option to the tarts I have been somewhat converted and now prefer to use the jars instead of the tart burner. The jars are a little expensive to just buy as and when I would like them so when a local gift shop was closing down and selling their Yankee Candle range off at half price it was too good an offer to miss and so I picked up a couple of the medium sized jars.
The Pink Dragon Fruit candle is the one I am reviewing today. There are several options in the candle range for purchase, tea lights, samplers, wax tarts and three sizes in jars. I purchased the medium sized jar for £7.99 which was a great price as the RRP is £16.99. The jar is a nice size which meant I could place it almost anywhere in my living room without it looking out of place. As the jars are clear you can instantly see the bright pink wax which fills the jar. On the front of the jar is a label featuring the Yankee Candle logo and a picture of the pink dragon fruit. Yankee Candle states that "there's a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit that brings out your seductive summer feelings". The burning time estimated on the medium jars is 65 to 90 hours which for the price is excellent.
When I opened the jar for the first time I was pleasantly surprised by the scent, it was lovely and sweet and not really what I expected at all. The wick is a good length so lighting the candle was very easy but initially the flame went really high above the jar which was a bit of a shock so I blew it out and cut the wick down a little. As the candle began to burn the aroma that was released around the room was just right, some can be a little over powering but the pink dragon fruit does fill the room nicely. The scent is described as tropical but I have to say I don't really think it comes across as a tropical smell as such, it is a nice sweet smell with a floral yet fruity kick to it.
I found that I didn't have to have the candle burning for long periods of time as the scent does fill the room really well and I could smell it a little in other rooms of the house. I have had the jar for around six months now and there is around half left so it really does last brilliantly. Granted I don't burn this candle every night as I do like to have a change some nights but it is burned at least three times per week so I am more than happy with how long it is lasting me.
The Pink Dragon Fruit jar is definitely one of my favourites from the Yankee Candle range now and it is one that I will buy again and again. I recommend this candle if you are looking for a sweet smelling candle that is not too over bearing but does fragrance your house well.
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Every now and again I feel the need to stock up on my Yankee Candle collection and buy a new fragrance. Our Hallmark store in town has a really nice range and selection of different candles and accessories and its here I first smelt this delicious pink dragon fruit candle. Usually when I buy a new smell for the first time I only buy a small sampler candle to make sure I like it (although I guess this is kind of silly because I always like Yankee Candle, so why I find the need to test them first I don't know but sometimes there are ones I like more than others and do not want to buy it in a big jar). A sampler candle is a small, individual candle which is wrapped in plastic wrapping and has the label of the smell on the front of it. The sampler candles fit perfectly into little holders that you can place around your home so its a nice way of bringing a beautiful scent into the home.
I have lots of sampler candle holders so its a great way for me to decorate my home with lovely smelling candles. I think what first attracted me to this candle, not just the fact that it was bang centre in the middle of the big shop display, is that its lovely and pink and fruity and I love fruity candles. I have quite a few of the different fruit smelling candles such as Macintosh apple and black cherry as I love these a bit more than say the spicy or more fragrant smelling candles.
So, home I came with a lovely little sampler candle of pink dragonfruit but I think I will have to go into town and buy it in one of the big glass jars as this candle is amazing. It's described by Yankee Candle as, "Colourful and intriguing . . . there's a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit."
The smell is absolutely beautiful. It's very fruity and fragrant and when lit the candle really fragrances my whole room. What I love about this candle too is that when its unlit it also smells really strong and you can really smell it whenever I walk close to it. The smell is quite different to other fruity smells as it has a very tropical unique smell but its very sweet and potent and I love it.
A sampler candle will last for approximately 15 hours of burning time. The only thing I don't like about these candles is that you have to take the plastic off in order to burn them and so you lose the label on the front and cannot see what smell it is and it just becomes a plain candle but if you have this in a holder that's not too much of a problem anyway.
The candle cost me just £1.80 and is a beautiful fragrance I definitely recommend.
A few months ago I bought a mixed bundle of ten Yankee candle wax tarts from Amazon. Included in this bundle was the fragrance Pink Dragon Fruit. This immediately caught my eye and stood out from a majority of the other tarts as it is a lovely, very pretty shade of pink. The fragrance is also available in votive, tumbler, tea light and jar form. As I said I have it in wax tart form and this usually retails at £1.25.
As I bought mine as part of a bundle it worked out a little cheaper but I think that the full price is still a complete and utter bargain and the tart provides hours and hours of fragrance - Yankee claim eight hours per tart, and I find that the fragrance is no longer noticeable after around three days of burning it for 2-3 hours each time.
The wax tart comes wrapped in a clear wrapper and it has a paper label on the front which has the fragrance name on it and a picture of some dragon fruit, which looks really nice. Using the tart is easy and I place it in my tart burner, light a tea light and place the tea light under it and the wax begins to melt, releasing the gorgeous fragrance. The fragrance takes about 3 minutes to become noticeable and it soon fills the room.
Yankee candle describe the scent as being colourful, adventurous, intriguing and tropical. I was expecting this to be quite an exotic scent but it smells surprisingly generic in my opinion with the usual sweet and fruity scent that a majority of other fragrances have - nothing really stands out about it, but it is still really nice and in my opinion it's quite uplifting as it reminds me of summer.
It's a fresh smell and although its extremely sweet it is not quite sickly as it has a slight floral tone to it which I think helps prevent it from smelling too sweet. It is still a very girly smell though and it is not one that I burn when my fiancé is home as he always complains that it is too sweet!
All in all I do like this fragrance however it doesn't really have a distinctive smell and it is quite generic in my opinion. It is still a lovely smell though and I love how sweet the fragrance is. Four out of five stars.
I love trying out different Yankee Candle Scents, and often buy their Yankee tarts when I am browsing in my local garden centre or out shopping. Last spring I wanted a nice fresh new scent to light in the living room to freshen up the house so I picked up the Pink Dragonfruit one after having a little sniff about the Yankee stand. This scent is fairly new and was released last year, so it is nice to have something different for the house.
How It Burns
*I have explained this in other reviews but I will just add it in case you have not read them before*
These wax tarts burn in the wax tart burners, you simply take them out of their plastic packaging, light a tea light in the bottom compartment and then allow the wax tart to melt and the scent is then released.
I have found that the wax tarts are a little bit more economical than the candles as they are so cheap to buy and last ages. Also if you fancy a change of scent, they are only £1.25 to change.
Changing scents however is a little messier than the candles which are just thrown away. To change your wax tart when the scent is all used up in it, you tap the bottom of you wax burner lightly until the wax tart releases.
I find that it can be quite tough to get the wax tart changed, but eventually they do pop out. Then I like to give the base of the wax tart holder a bit of a wipe and then it is ready to be used again.
This scent is really fresh and floral, it also has quite a tropical feel to it. I think that this scent is really refreshing it is lovely and sweet yet not too overpowering. It reminds me of spring time and seems to really make the house feel brighter and more inviting.
What I Thought
I would definitely buy this scent again, I plan to buy one for the house when we get a bit more sun and spring time rolls in as I think that it is a really fresh and pleasant scent. I liked that this scent was not too overpowering, but it does seem to fill the room and linger nicely, also it covers up any unwanted odours, for example cooking smells.
One thing I really like about the Yankee candle scents is that their scents are not too artificial, this one is no exception, it does not smell too manufactured and has a real authentic scent to it.
This scent is my favourite floral scent from Yankee and I love using it in spring time. It says that the burn time of the wax tart is up to 8 hours, but as always, I got much more than this out of time, I would say it was closer to 10 hours than 8, so I feel that I definitely got my monies worth from this.
Price and Availability
You can buy these candles in a range of different sizes, here is a list of the sizes and prices:
Wax Tart (burn time up to 8 hours)- £1.25
Sampler (burn time up to 15 hours)- £1.75
Small Jar (burn time 25-40 hours)- £7.99
Medium Jar (burn time 65-90 hours)- £15.99
Large Jar (burn time 110-150 hours)- £18.99
I bought this wax tart in the Yankee Candle store in around last May time on offer on a 3 for £3 deal in my local garden centre. I think that this is a great price for this wax tart as it smells lovely and I have got lots of burning time from it. If you are planning on buying this fragrance, I recommend that you look out for it on offer, as Yankee Tarts are regularly put on offer at different stores around the UK.
I think that this is a lovely scent and would definitely recommend it, it is fresh and floral and I think that it is perfect for spring time. Also wax tarts are cheap and you get lots of burning out of them. Overall I would give this tart 5 out of 5 stars.
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I've been making purchases from the American brand Yankee Candle for more years than I care to remember and as a result, have spent a small fortune. Whilst I have a few firm favourites, which I will repeatedly buy, I cannot resist trying out their new fragrances with this review discussing Pink Dragon Fruit in the 22g wax tart format.
I would previously opt for the medium sized glass jars, but due to their cost of approximately £16 - £18 dependant upon the retailer, I now tend to purchase the 5½ cm circular wickless tarts with their pretty fluted edges, which enable me to try out a different fragrance at a fraction of the price. Consequently, if I'm not keen on the aroma, I haven't wasted a ridiculous amount of money. Pink Dragon Fruit offers a considerably stunning and feminine appearance with its eye-catching vivid deep pink wax together with its attractive colourful label, which displays an image of the fruit.
The aroma of Pink Dragon Fruit is rather powerful despite being tightly shrink wrapped within a thick transparent covering and I immediately fell in love with the citrus tones, which made my mouth water. A slit with the point of a knife enabled me to sufficiently tear back the cellophane and subsequently remove the brightly coloured wax disc. In order for my tarts to last a little longer I snap the stronger scented variety into two pieces and place one into the bowl of my oil burner with the other piece being stored in a polythene food bag for a future use. After a few minutes, the burning tea light situated below the bowl of the burner transform the wax into a vibrant pool of liquid, which subsequently released the aroma into my living room.
The opening notes of the fragrance are the delightful tones of delicate rose petals and whilst the aroma of rose can often be a fairly strong and overly floral scent, Yankee Candle has created the perfect level of strength. The aroma, which I associate with warmer summer months, began to filter around my living room and was soon accompanied with the refreshing scent of lemonade, which I would describe as energizing and zingy and it reminded me of one of my favourite Yankee Candles, namely Sparkling Lemonade.
The uplifting, fresh, fruity and floral scents were soon intermingled with thirst quenching citrus tones of zesty lime, which provided the perfect finishing touch to this candle tart. Its strength is one of the best I've used within the Yankee Candle collection, as whilst it is claimed that the 22g wax tarts will deliver approximately eight hours of fragrance, I found that Pink Dragon fruit far exceeded this timescale where I would estimate that I achieved around fourteen hours of scent. As I had used only half of the wax tart, I was able to obtain a further fourteen hours from the remaining piece.
I must admit that when I initially removed the wax disc from the cellophane wrapper, I was of the opinion that the fragrance would be too strong for my liking. However, the blend of fragrances offers a perfect authentic scent due to the pure natural extracts used by Yankee Candle in all of their candles and I've found another firm favourite that I will definitely repurchase. I tend to burn my candle tarts for periods of around two hours, which is generally the lifetime of a larger sized tea light and during this time, the aroma of Pink Dragon Fruit had permeated the entire downstairs of my home as well as up the stars and onto the landing. I favour the fact that the scent is still evident the following day, which makes it excellent value for money. Despite the rather feminine appearance of the wax, I feel this fragrance would appeal to both men and women and I can certainly make a recommendation.
You can make a purchase of Pink Dragon Fruit from all good Yankee Candle stockists with the wax tart costing approximately £1.25.
Yankee's Pink Dragon Fruit wax tart was one of a few wax tarts my daughter bought me for my birthday a few weeks back. It wasn't a Yankee fragrance I had noticed in the shops in town where I have purchased many of my Yankee wax tarts from, but I could recall reading reviews about it and was aware it was one of Yankee's newer fragrances released earlier this year. Despite me not being able to find it in town, my daughter however, found it in a branch of Collectables and it is also readily available to purchase online from Yankee stockists.
Pink Dragon Fruit is, as its name suggests, a fruity fragrance. And despite it being pink, which is a colour I tend to avoid, its strong fruity scent was evident before I had even removed it from its packaging.
I love fruity fragrances particularly when it comes to scented candles or air fresheners and this one smelled so strongly before I used it, I was confident this would give great longevity, as all the stronger scented candles in the range tend to do.
Yankee describe Pink Dragon Fruit as a colourful and intriguing fragrance and inform you that there's a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit that brings out your seductive summer feelings.
It is indeed very sweet and fruity and after placing it in the well of my burner and lighting a tealight to place underneath, it was actually less than a minute before the fruity scent from the melting wax began to fill the room. The fragrance quickly wafted out into the hallway and up the stairs. I could smell this gorgeous fragrance all over the house.
When burning Yankee wax tarts I have found the longevity of the scent released varies from fragrance to fragrance. Yankee state you can expect up to 8 hours of scent from a wax tart, but I have found that more often than not I get more than the stated 8 hours, but on rare occasions it has been disappointingly less. Not to worry here though as Pink Dragon Fruit easily exceeded the 8 hours and I found I got a decent 12 hours worth of fragrance with this one, which is very impressive.
It reminded me of another fruity Yankee fragrance, 'Sweet Strawberry' which also is a very sweet, strong scent and is one of my favourites. Hence to say, that Pink Dragon Fruit has quickly became a favourite of mine too.
When melting my wax tart, I would light a tealight under the well of the burner on an evening and allow it to burn out, which took around three hours. The fruity scent filled my home and I also found the fragrance hung in the air for hours after the tealight had burned out. I could still smell the fragrance when I came down the stairs the next morning.
By melting the wax for three hours each evening I found that my tart lasted four evenings before the fragrance began to weaken and even then I managed to eke out a little more fragrance before it finally disappeared.
As an alternative to burning these wax tarts you can also use them to fragrance drawers or cupboards, as even in their wrapping they smell quite strong and this is something I love to do until I am ready to burn them. Yankee also suggest you create you own unique fragrance by combining them, but this is something I have not yet got round to doing.
Buying a wax tart or a votive sampler candle is an ideal way to sample the various Yankee fragrances before buying the more expensive, longer-lasting wax filled jars. The usual price of a wax tart is around 99p - £1.25 and they are available from various online outlets such as Amazon, as well as Yankee retail outlets, as well as branches of Clinton Cards, Collectables, Debenhams and other card and gift retailers. Look out for sales as it is possible to snap up a few bargains for as little as 50p.
Overall, Pink Dragon Fruit is definitely one of the best value for money wax tarts I have sampled to date. The strength and longevity of the fragrance is excellent and it is now one of my favourites. If you like Yankee's Sweet Strawberry then I recommend you give Pink Dragon Fruit a try.
I started to get into Yankee Candles a few months ago after reading all the positive reviews about them, and this scent Pink Dragonfruit is one which I decided to get when ordering a few from eBay because the reviews had made it sound really nice.
I'm sure most people reading are familiar with Yankee Candles, but if not then they come in different sizes from small wax tarts costing around £1 to £1.20 up to much more expensive jar candles. I bought this as a wax tart. The tarts are just round discs of wax with no wick and they must be burned in a wax burner or oil burner by lighting an unscented tea light underneath. They are supposed to provide around 8 hours of scent.
The pink dragonfruit tart is unsurprisingly pink in colour. I could smell the scent somewhat even through the plastic wrapping so I was looking forward to trying it. Once I started to burn it, I was a little unsure about the scent. It started to melt within a few minutes and the scent could clearly be detected. It seems very very sweet but with a slight tangy edge to it. Without this little zing to balance it I think the tart would be far too sickly, and even as it is, it is slightly too sweet for my taste. It seemed to smell a little bit artificial, reminding me a bit of laundry detergents or similar! However, that sounds really negative but I don't completely dislike this tart. It's a good job I don't hate the scent as its strength is quite good, and once it has been burning for a while it fills my kitchen diner (I usually burn my tarts at the dining room table) and spreads out into the hall way and I can also detect it, but more subtly, in my room. The scent lingers for a good few hours after burning. I really like the scent it leaves behind after an hour or so as it is subtle and fresh. I burned this for a while yesterday then went out and when I came back as I was pleased with the fragrance that was still lingering as I had forgotten all about it.
I have to admit I didn't know what dragonfruit smelled like so I wasn't too sure what to expect from this, but I think my expectations were more along the lines of pink grapefruits as I remember people had said it was tangy. That is probably why I was a bit iffy to start, as I was shocked at the sweetness. Now that I have got used to it it has grown on me, though it is still not my favourite as I seem to prefer deeper, spicier ones in general. I think this is more of a summer scent as it has that sweet, fruity slightly exotic and tropical atmosphere to it.
If you like sweet and fruity tarts you might love it, but for me it was one which is just okay, quite nice when I'm in the mood for it, but definitely not my favourite.
I generally always like to have a candle burning in my living room on an evening. I lead a very hectic life and when I can finally tear myself away from either my horses or my office I like to sit down once the little person has gone to bed and unwind and I generally find that a burning candle is incredibly relaxing. My usual candles of choice are normally Yankee as I like to experiment with the different varieties they come in.
The last few days I had been burning a sampler of my latest Yankee order which was the Pink Dragonfruit scent. I opted for this sampler purely because I was intrigued by the smell as although I know dragonfruit has quite a sweet taste I was unsure how the candle could bring this across. However, since buying it I have read a few reviews and most of which are quite positive so I had hoped I'd really like it.
My Yankee Pink Dragonfruit candle is a sampler and just like all the other samplers it comes already wrapped in a clear plastic wrapping which almost seems vacuum packed. There is the gold Yankee label featuring the Yankee logo together an image of a whole pink dragonfruit together with a dragonfruit cut in half so you can its speckled flesh. The candle itself is a beautiful rich, deep pink colour which obviously suits the name of the candle!
You can easily smell the scent of the candle albeit a little subtle through the clear plastic wrapping but once you unwrap the sampler that's when you can obviously really notice the fragrance. Now I don't know what to expect with this fragrance whether it would be sweet or not and I was incredibly surprised when although I find the aroma quite sweet it wasn't a sickly sweet fruity aroma it was a lot deeper in smell almost with a spicy undertone which complimented the sweetness nicely.
A sampler candle has a burning time of around 15 hours and I found that within about an hour of lighting the Yankee Pink Dragonfruit sampler that the aroma started to appear and gradually got slightly stronger as the time passed. The richness of the sweet notes and almost the spicy undertones really do work together and produce a lovely warm and deep fragrance which was able to fill my living room without any issues.
The fragrance is absolutely wonderful and although it is quite deep and rich it doesn't take over the room, it is by no means an intense overpowering smell instead it manages to give a lovely warming fragrance with a sweet note. I'm not normally the biggest fan of sweet fragrances or more fruity sweet fragrances but this is wonderful I really was quite surprised given that the scent of pink dragonfruit wasn't something I was familiar with so I had no idea what this candle would smell of.
This is definitely a candle that I could easily have in a larger size as I really don't think I would get bored of the scent. If you haven't tried it already then I would definitely recommend it as it is absolutely gorgeous and especially suited to those cold nights which seem to be drawing ever closer! 5 stars from me.
~ Useful Information ~
Availability: Yankee stockists
Price: Varies depending on which product you buy but a wax tart is around £1.40 and the large tumber has a RRP of £19.99. I paid £1.72 for my sampler.
WHAT IS IT?
A wax tart from Yankee Candle that is fragranced to smell like dragon fruit. The tart is a beautiful pink colour and it is so pretty that I am going to purchase in a jar next time because I think this shade of deep pink will look beautiful in my lounge.
The pink dragon fruit wax tart has quite a strong fragrance and is a good mix of fruits and flowers. It does not smell like dragon fruit because that fruit has got no real smell of its own. I think the tart smells a little bit like mango but that is very faint and my husband cannot smell mango at all. I think it is a very attractive fragrance and is feminine so I burn it during the day to make my home smell welcoming and bright, but at night I use a spicier tart to create an impression of warmth.
WHAT I THINK
This is a new fragrance and I have only used two tarts of it so far but it is one of my favourites because I like how fresh and beautiful it makes my home smell. Each tart lasts for about nine hours but because it is strong you can make it last by burning it for short times. After the tealight has gone out the dragon fruit smell stays in the room for up to three hours as long as I haven't opened any windows and I think that is very good because the fruity wax tarts do not usually last for very long.
It is funny because even though this tart has got a strong fragrance it doesn't drift through my home as well as others I have used. I cannot smell it at all upstairs and even in the adjacent room there is only a very faint snell of the dragon fruit. I like it very much though so burn two at a time so I can have the fragrance in both of my downstairs rooms.
When there is no smell coming from the burner I let the tart go solid again and put it in my underwear drawer because enough fragrance remains to keep my clean clothes smelling fresh and clean.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I love to keep my home smelling nice and one of my favourite ways to do this is with Yankee Wax Tarts, these are small discs of wax that need to be melted in a burner to release their scent. I have my favourites which I often use but am always keen to try new ones, one of the new ones I have used has been in the form of a wax tart called Pink Dragon Fruit, I was drawn to this by the bright pink colour of the wax.
All Yankee Wax Tarts measure approximately 1 x 5cm's and they have a fluted edge just like a little tart. The wax tarts cost approximately £1.20 depending on where you buy from, I personally bought Pink Dragon Fruit from a little independent shop in my local town but they are available in some large department stores, Clinton cards and many online shops including Amazon and www.yankee.co.uk.
Wax Tarts are sold wrapped tightly in a clear plastic wrapper which allows you to see the colour of the wax, despite being all sealed up the fragrance is still strong enough to get a good idea of what it will smell like once melted, when I bought Pink Dragon Fruit I gave it a smell in the shop and although I have no idea what dragon fruit smell like it was obviously going to be a fruity fragrance. The wax tart has a small label stuck on the front of it which shows the fragrance in picture form, in this case, as you would expect, there's a picture of pink dragon fruit, the label also informs the customer that the wax tart has been made using pure natural plant extracts, all Yankee products be it in tart form, candles or reed diffusers have only natural oils and extracts added to create the true to life fragrance.
As I mentioned to melt the tarts you need an oil burner, this doesn't have to be a Yankee branded one, they are available on the high street or online wherever you prefer to shop, you can either melt the whole tart at once or break it up and use a little bit at a time, or even mix your own fragrances by melting 2 tarts at once, personally I melt mine whole.
Once the bright pink oily wax has melted, which doesn't take many minuets, a lovely sweet fruity fragrance starts to fill the air. The smell is fruity and although not what I would call fresh is a lovely fragrance with a definite sweet fruity summer feel to it, as with most Yankee products it doesn't take long for the scent to fill the whole downstairs of my home and some of the upstairs making my house smell like a delicious sweetie shop, my home is open plan so the fragrance does have chance to spread around easily. Mixed in with the sweet fruity smell I can also sometimes detect an almost floral fragrance too, its quite an unusual combination but very pleasant.
Yankee state that their wax tarts should give you up to 8 hours burning time and on the whole I would agree with this, I melt my wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, this is long enough to fragrance my home and the smell lingers for long after the tea light in the burner has been blown out. I normally leave the wax to set in the dish then just re-melt when ever I want until all the fragrance has gone, once this happens I let the wax solidify then using a knife blade simply prise the remaining wax out of the dish.
If you like sweet fruity smells then I would certainly recommend Pink Dragon Fruit, this is one of the nicest fruit fragranced wax I've smelt and in my personal opinion is suitable more for daytime rather than evenings.
If you like the Pink Dragon Fruit fragrance Yankee also do it in their Housewarming Jars, votive candles, glass tumblers and tea lights.
I have read SO many reviews on dooyoo about Yankee candles and virtually all of them have been massively complimentary about their products - in fact I'm sure I can only recall reading one person who wasn't pleased with their purchase. However, for what were in effect just scented candles I found the costs to be startlingly high so, on a budget, I resigned myself to the fact that it would be some time before I found out myself if they were any good.
One thing that intrigued me about these reviews was that the company produced "wax tarts", wickless lumps of the wax that the candles in their ranges were made of, a great way of increasing their profit margins and keeping their scrap disposal costs low I don't doubt! They did strike me as a great way to get a taste for the candles though, as everyone spoke highly of the longevity of their scents whilst I couldn't bring myself to pay over the odds for a pack of the scented tealights which just wouldn't give me the durability of scent that I'd like in my house.
So, when I stumbled across an old oil burner in my many boxes yet to be unpacked from when I moved into my house (er, that'll be three years ago then!!), I remembered the tarts and...I don't know, got distracted, saw something shiny or something, promptly forgot about them again!
Then Mr Rarr came into my life and we do enjoy indulging in what we jokingly call our "middle aged tendencies" - although given that we recently saw a social study that suggested modern middle agedness actually kicks in at 55, we've since renamed it to "sophisticated and homely young people" or similar, depending on what we want to convince ourselves of! But in short this lovely man has come into my life and, whilst at the moment we can only spend weekends together, when we do get that time we often enjoy being homely and visiting garden centres or improving my house, which is now our home.
It was on one such garden centre jaunt one weekend, jovially winding each other up about how we ended up like this (we met at school!), that we realised the centre was selling Yankee candles. His mother has always raved about them apparently, so, me remembering the burner at home, we decided that we were intrigued by what we could smell through the wrappers and we took home a small assortment of brightly coloured wax tarts to try for ourselves. For me these were by far the most affordable way to try these products, and I had to admit that the scents I had found amongst those available seemed to be very enticing indeed.
Okay, I will review a lot of these in the future and as I have recently noted on reviewing books by the same author, there is no point in my wasting either of our time on repeating myself on background facts. But, as this is my first Yankee review, I'd like to put some basic facts down as much for my education as anyone else's.
Yankee Candles is an American firm selling scented candles for the home. The UK website? Well quite simply, it's yankeecandle.co.uk! There's not much by way of gmmicks here people, we are quite simply dealing with scented candles - just very nice ones, as it turns out!
Their products come in various mediums for each scent range, and the variety of scents they offer is staggeringly comprehensive - from "Fluffy Towels" to "Beach Walk" via every spicey or fruity or flowery scent you could want, there's something for everyone.
The mediums start with Wax Tarts - small, round fluted-edged discs of scented wax, with no wick but used by placing in the top of a oil burner or Yankee's deliberately designed burners (which have a bigger bowl, typically) with a tealight underneath them. These retail at roughly £1.20.
The range also includes votives that you need to put in a holder to burn - these don't have their own jars. You can buy small packs of tealights, which cost about £7 for 12. Then you move on to the jar versions, which come in lovely clear jars with lids that push and pull open securely. The sizes - and prices - of these vary, from less than £9 to around £20.
***PINK DRAGON FRUIT?***
Right, first of all, I have tried Dragon Fruit itself, and I was entirely nonplussed by it. Of course, as with British Strawberries and home-grown veg, I'm sure it tastes far better when naturally grown in it's normal environment, but to me this exotic, imported fruit was bland, it's taste in no way matching it's impressive, spiky appearance.
However, when I picked up this cellophane-wrapped Yankee tart and smelt the scent of the wax, I loved it. Fruity, sweet, punchy but not cloying or overbearing. I picked this one up towards the end of summer when I still wanted my house to smell fresh and zesty, and thought this scent, complimented by the tart's vibrant, fresh pink colour, would be perfect. Other tarts I bought that day were based on Mango and Passion Fruit, so you can see where I was going with my purchasing that day. I wanted to capture the lingering sunshine we had just before autumn really hit recently; whilst both Mr Rarr and I love autumnal, full-bodied spicy scents (I personally think that Yankee should bring out a pie-based scent range!), we thought the temperatures outside weren't yet low enough to marry with richer spice notes, even though the air was decided more brisk than it had been a month before.
So, Pink Dragon Fruit came home with us.
***WHAT'S IT LIKE?***
In our enjoyment of trying the high-quality of these scented products (this was not the first we had tried), I hadn't realised that my other half had pre-empted me and taken out our previous tart and put it to one side, and popped this fresh one in the burner one day. That is, until a beautiful, zesty, fruity scent flooded the room. As the wax had melted, and the scent started to disperse, I suddenly realised that the room was being flooded with a gorgeous summery fruit scent. Initially I wondered if we had picked up a strawberry-based tart, not being sure which one Mr Rarr had started off, but considered this to be sharper and more zesty than a strawberry, although similar. It smelt natural, not at all chemically fabricated, and soon had the entire living space smelling fresh and inviting and summery, whilst also comforting and warm and cosy against the slight chill of a summer evening. I checked the packaging and realised this was the Dragon Fruit tart, and I have to say I love the scent.
I remember that when we bought this tart I tried smelling a strawberry-based tart and found it far too cloyingly sweet to take it home, hence why I wondered initially if I had picked up the wrong one. However, this scent is much zestier than a strawberry one so I would say it is ideal if you want something a little less sweet than a strawberry tart. I personally loved this Yankee scent and would definitely, definitely revisit it should I be able to find the same one again come spring time.
The only remote negative I have for this tart is that I think the longevity of it is slightly shorter than some we have used - Mango Salsa and Bahama Breeze were particularly good in this respect. A wax tart will be typically producing a - albeit slightly less strong - scent after 6-8 hours of burning, and this one I think was definitely closer to 6 than 8. However, for around £1.20 that's still six hours of a beautifully refreshing, summery scent that left my house feeling not only welcoming and enticing but also fresh and well-aired. I highly recommend the scent Yankee have produced here and really enjoyed using this product. I would knock half a star off if I could because of the longevity being slightly lower than other mixtures, but it will have to be four out of five as I can't!
Thanks for reading.
~Pink Dragon Fruit~
Pink Dragon Fruit is a 2012 released fragrance from candle company Yankee Candle. This particular fragrance is available in different formats including candle jars, tumblers, tea lights, votives and wax tarts.
A wax tart is a disc of essential oil infused wax. It should be melted in a tart or oil burner and should give at least 8 hours of fragrance. Pink Dragon Fruit is a bright pink coloured tart which is shrink wrapped. The label adorning the tart has an image of dragon fruit. The official Yankee description of Pink Dragon Fruit is..
'colourful and intriguing..there's a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit'
As this is a new fragrance, local Yankee stockists should have this fragrance. Online Yankee stockists also hold this fragrance range including eBay and Amazon.
www.yankeescents4.com have the full range priced from £1.05 for the wax tart through to £17.99 for the largest jar. The average price for a wax tart is £1.20.
When I discovered Yankee were to release 5 new fragrances, I ordered one of each online. Whilst I have had mixed feelings on these fragrances and I do prefer the 'time served' Yankee scents, it is refreshing to sample new fragrances for my home. I use wax tarts almost daily to make my home smell lovely and I feel the wax tarts offer excellent value for money. I would highly recommend try a tart before spending nearly £20 on a housewarmer jar as you may not take to the fragrance.
I paid just under £10 for 10 wax tarts including the new releases so I obtained a small saving on the rrp of these tarts. Pink Dragon Fruit looked particularly promising - it is pretty in appearance and has a lovely yet subtle fruity aroma through the plastic wrapper. I have never been in the presence of a dragon fruit before but I feel perhaps the fragrances name is exactly that - a name rather than a promise of what scent is within.
Pink Dragon Fruit melts down to reveal a glistening pool of pink wax. This is a highly fragranced wax tart and isn't for small areas as it has potential to become a little too heady. Pink Dragon Fruit bursts out from the tart burner bowl at quite a pace and has a strong intensity. Within my living room, it fills every corner with its natural aroma. The scent filters through our flat (which is quite big) and every room has a chance to experience it.
Pink Dragon Fruit is certainly different from any other Yankee fragrance I have sampled before. It isn't one that hides away - it is very noticeable on different levels and is a very layered scent which is bright, engaging and perfect for the warmer months. Yankee state 'tropical fruit' but there is much more to the fragrance that you would initially believe by just sniffing the solid tart.
Sitting nearby the tart burner, the fragrance is overpowering and extremely fruity. Within my living room, I can detect a mouth watering sweet aroma. It is powerful but settles down to a reveal a juicy, fresh sweetness. The scent develops further and an unexpected floral aroma starts to take over. This did detract from the sweetness that I had came to be fond off but thankfully it filtered off into the hallway and left the living room and kitchen free to relive the sweet elements of the scent.
I would say the scent is more sweet than fruity and I can't say that it was noticeable 'tropical' unlike Tropical Fruit or Bahama Breeze that Yankee offer. There was a refreshing heart to the scent which had a zingy almost citrussy backing but it blended in with the floral notes so wasn't completely recognisable. I feel the scent would have been a little more appealing if the fruity notes had been given the chance to burst through a little more but I still really liked the overall scent.
Pink Dragon Fruit offers a different approach to fruity fragrances but it won't appeal to all. I really liked it due to the different layers of fragrance it offered. I would say I got 10-12 hours of fragrance from my tart and burned it across a few days. It is definitely a day time fragrance.
Recommended - worth a try.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally posted on ciao April 2012