Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Pink Lemonade With A Hint of Champagne!
Yankee Candle Pink Dragon Fruit
Member Name: Nar2
Yankee Candle Pink Dragon Fruit
Advantages: Long lasting scent, fresh, citrusy, champagne like, strong delivery but not enough to overtake!
Disadvantages: It's been done before under a different name with minor differences, not for all.
"Everyone is going mad for the Pink Dragon Fruit," my stockist enthused and thrust a half tart in my hand as an incentive. I took a medium glass jar off the shelf and pulled off the airtight country style glass lid and took a whiff. "Oh I have been here before," I thought to myself - this scent has returned with only a few differences. Whilst Yankee Candle dream up some wonderful fragrances and in some cases such as "Sparkling Lemon," they take away the scent only to either retire it full stop or re-release it seasonally, year after year. Thus, "Pink Dragon Fruit," has a wonderful reminiscent value of "Pink Lemonade," and it isn't far and away from Shearer Candles "Persian Lime," without the vibrant, fiery lime as its target. For those who are into "Pink Sands," by Yankee Candle, "Pink Dragon Fruit' may well throw you as it also has similar tones to this candle scent.
Safety first though - if buying the wax tart format though - so called because of their fluted shape and wickless - they will need an independent deep concave potpourri oil burner supported by electric means or the humble tea light candle. Yankee Candle also sells their exclusive burners in many styles if you have a strict budget. Compared to their votive/sampler candles which have a wick through them, the Yankee Candle wax tart can be unsafe to keep around inquisitive pets or children and although priced at 90p on average, they are cheaper but burn for 8 hours as opposed to 15 hours you'd get from the votive candle, but the latter isn't as strong as the wax tart - and it's a mistake that most buyers make thinking the votive will have a bigger amount of scent. In both cases, whenever the tart or votive is lit, both holders will get extremely hot - and you need to be aware of the wax tart when it is being used.
Removing the wax tart is very simple though - no need to attack with a knife once the wax tart has been left to cool down. Simply take out the tea light candle and put the entire holder into a freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. After which, turn the holder over and the tart should fall out of the burner, easily. If this doesn't happen, touch the solid tart and try moving it with your finger - you will find that the disc is fairly easy to remove. Sniff the base of it however and if there's scent left, the candle has more to give and can be used again, if you wish.
If buying the product in either votive or glass jar, make sure the wick is trimmed to avoid bunching and black smoke arising. Black smoke can happen because of the wick not being trimmed and if the glass jar types are left to burn for more than a couple of hours.
What does "Pink Dragon Fruit," smell of, exactly? Well, the first tone that comes off the candle is a champagne quality as the first tone, bright, appealing and quite like rosewater without coming across too heavy, this is a candle scent that isn't afraid to let its flowery tone get passed by the citrus tones. The middle tone is that of lemonade, or more to the point Yankee Candle's elder, retired scent, "Pink Lemonade," sweet but undeniably freshening due to its mouth watering, "Starburst," like lemon, this additive plays the strongest card here. The base tone is that of limes, again nodding to the previous Shearer Persian Lime candle, but not as loud or as heavy. When they all come together, it doesn't quite conjure up the "tropical fruit," scent that Yankee Candle would have you believe though. There's no coconut or pineapple here that links the tropics and at times with its lime, lemon and rosewater additives burning together, I find there's a lovely watermelon quality to this candle compared to a few others which come across too heavy.
At times I am often reminded of several different foods and articles with this candle scent. Sometimes it's the champagne like Schloer red grape juice, other times it's a particular soap that my mum uses that I can't remember the name of and other times it has a subtle pomegranate odour.
Where Strength and longevity is concerned, Strength is the major card that Pink Dragon Fruit emphasises. When I started burning the candle, I burnt one tart continually for two days and then had a day without any candles in the home. By the third day the candle still gave out the fruity tones, bit by bit before dying out. Now, Yankee Candle claim that any of their scented wax tarts have an 8 hour burning duration before scent dies off - but not here - not when left on for 48 hours continually! Initially then this is a very strong candle on the basis that it can fully freshen a home when leaving all the doors open to the room where the oil burner is placed.
Pink Dragon Fruit however strong its fiery aim is never comes across as heavy though. Yankee Candle have worked a miracle here that gives this candle scent a light and appealing spritz to the air, able to knock out most odours including heavy tobacco and I wasn't surprised to find that the scent mirrors a few other Yankee Candle wax scents where on impact the scent is huge - but it doesn't ever induce coughing or sneezing.
In terms of longevity the candle burns strongly for a whole day before giving out. I realised this early on when my electric burner had been left on for 48 hours but by the second day, the impact began to wane. This isn't to say the candle was useless or had to be changed - that came on the third day after a few hours, so for the price I paid for a single tart (and not using the half tart sample I got in the shop at the day of purchase) at £1-20, I feel this scent offers good value for money.
Where downsides exist, if you don't like rosewater or may feel that you have a slight aversion to roses, this isn't going to be a scent that you will get on with. Likewise with watermelon, cucumber, lemons, limes and even oranges. Whilst it is a freshening and appealing scent, Pink Dragon Fruit by its own accord is very ripe and very citrusy, offering for occasions when freshness is required in a home, rather than a candle you could wholly relax to. That's not saying it isn't versatile, it just needs a bit more warmth to the rosewater here to make the grade. It is easy to relax with for freshness, but not for complete warmth like other scents, America's number 1 company for scented candles, produce.
As this is a relatively new scent, there are only a few varieties/formats of this new scent available and dependent on sellers you may be able to get a 25% scent of the month discount, or any other special offer to herald its introduction for 2012. Prices are given on average.
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, £1.15 to £1-20 each.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-60 to £2)
Small Housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-49 to £8-99)
Medium Housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £14-99 to £15)
Large Housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £18-45)
Large 2-wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £17-99)
Medium lidded glass tumbler (12 oz 40-50 hours duration £14-49 to £14-99)
Regular lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99 to £14-49)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £6-25 & upwards)
Finally, if you are a serious fan of Yankee Candle and you have tried "Pink Lemonade," in the past before it fully retired, "Pink Dragon Fruit," will hold some good memories for you. Very similar to that scent and with a very similar, but darker magenta like colouring, the champagne, citrus and rosewater tones are very bright, very freshening - but above all light enough when they are brought together without inducing physical reactions. It is a lovely candle scent that I've grown to like and no wonder everyone seems to be raving about it! I can't wait to save up for the larger jars now! Thanks for reading. İNar2 2012
Summary: A lovely scent that mirrors previous scents from Yankee Candle's Pink Lemonade. Refreshing and tasty
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