Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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An aptly named tart.
Yankee Candle Pink Lady Slipper
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Pink Lady Slipper
Advantages: Pleasant fragrance.
Disadvantages: Longevity not as good as some of the others.
Whenever I am in town I pay a visit to Clintons card and gift shop as they often have Yankee Candles reduced in price. Indeed since Christmas, I have been able to pick up various wax tarts, votive samplers and tealights from the Yankee range at up to half price.
Selected fragrances, from the most expensive glass jars down to the wax tarts have been reduced in price and I have found that sometimes there is a big selection, other times just one or two, however I have never came out of the shop empty handed and so it is always worth paying a visit in my opinion.
It was shortly after Christmas that I purchased this Pink Lady Slipper fragrance in the wax tart format. Whilst floral fragrances are not my favourite scents, there were only a couple of fragrances reduced on this particular occasion and therefore my choice was limited. I did purchase a couple of full-priced wax tarts but I still couldn't resist buying a couple of these as they were just 59p each and the fragrance was pleasant enough.
Another thing which was perhaps putting me off slightly was the pink coloured wax, which may sound silly but I really am not fond of anything pink.
The floral print on the front of the packaging perfectly matches the floral fragrance, which as I said is pleasant enough, I just personally prefer musky, spicier and generally more masculine fragrances from the Yankee range. Indeed a couple of my favourites so far remind me of certain men's aftershaves. One in particular which I purchase a lot is named Soft Blanket, yet smells like Joop aftershave to me, which also indicates that Yankee don't always seem to be able to match the fragrance to the name. With Pink Lady Slipper however, everything about it is floral and pink and so this time Yankee have it spot on.
Pink Lady Slipper is described as "A wonderfully soft and sweet spring bouquet, reminiscent of lovely rose petals, jasmine and violets." I think this sums up the fragrance pretty well and the fact that it includes jasmine is probably why I found the fragrance quite pleasant as I do like jasmine.
After placing the wax tart in my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it took a few minutes as the wax began to melt in the well of my burner, before I began to smell the fragrance slowly being released. I thought the strongest scent evident was that of roses but there was a subtle jasmine scent slowly filtering through which I thought was nice. Overall this is definitely a very feminine scent as you would expect.
Pink Lady Slipper is not one of the strongest Yankee fragrances around but it still filled the room with its floral notes. However, I also noticed that the fragrance did not hang in the air very long after extinguishing the tealight which is something I have experienced when burning a number of wax tarts. In one or two instances I have also been able to smell the fragrance in the air the next day for instance, but sadly after an hour of burning Pink Lady Slipper, I couldn't detect the fragrance in my room at all half an hour or so later, which disappointed me.
Another disappointment for me came in terms of how long the fragrance actually lasted whilst in use. Yankee state that a wax tart will provide up to 8 hours worth of fragrance and in most cases based on my experiences with these wax tarts this has indeed been true. I have experienced over 8 hours of fragrance in some cases and so I was slightly disappointed to find that Pink Lady Slipper fell short of this, as after 6 hours the fragrance rapidly disappeared.
I generally find that a good indication of longevity is how strong the fragrance is whilst still in its packaging, with the strongest smelling ones lasting the longest. Therefore if you pick a wax tart up in the shop and the fragrance seems quite weak, then don't expect it to last 8 hours. Whilst I did say this wasn't the strongest smelling wax tart I have used, it certainly wasn't one of the weakest either and I still hoped to achieve 8 hours of fragrance. For 59p however, it was still worth the money I paid.
The only way I would purchase Pink Lady Slipper again is if it were reduced. I wouldn't pay full price for this one simply because there are better fragrances with greater longevity than this in my opinion. If your preference is for floral fragrances however, or all things pink and you can overlook the fact it doesn't perform as well as some of the others, you may well enjoy this one more than I did.
Yankee candles are available from branches of Clintons, Collectables, department stores and other card and gift shops, as well as online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon.
Summary: A very feminine fragrance from Yankee.