Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Gorgeous, my favourite Yankee scent so far.
Yankee Candle Pink Sands
Member Name: jennikitten
Yankee Candle Pink Sands
Advantages: Great smell, burns for a long time
Disadvantages: The colour of the tart
I've stocked up on quite a few Yankee Candles recently, and one of the wax tarts I purchased was Pink Sands. Testing them out in the shop I was immediately drawn to Pink Sands because it smells a lot stronger than most of the other scents Yankee Candles offers in wax tart form, and I really liked the scent. I've been put off buying several scents that I quite like as I feel they're better designed for bathrooms and utility rooms, but Pink Sands is one of those scents which is really suited to any room I think. I burn my candles in the living room to rid the house of the smell of cat, so it's important that the candle does this job effectively but doesn't give us a headache.
Pink Sands is unsurprisingly pink in colour, but it's a soft baby pink. I'm not sure this suits the scent very well as just by looking at it you'd probably think that it's a subtle gentle smell. In fact it's got quite a sharp fruity tone to it, but it smells fresh too and there are different layers of scent which are noticeable as you continue to burn and smell the candle.
Yankee Candles are available in a range of forms, including tea lights, glass jars and votives all at varying prices. I purchased the Pink Sands wax tart for around the £1 mark from a Hallmark shop, but you can buy the candles online if you can't track them down locally. The wax tarts have no wick, so you will need a suitably sized burner and a tea light. Simply put the tart in the top of the burner and light the candle underneath. As with all candles, you shouldn't leave this burning unattended at any time.
I was very impressed with Pink Sands, because within just a couple of minutes of burning I could smell a gorgeous fruity lemonade type of scent. It's definitely one of the stronger scents and the smell of cat disappeared almost straight away. I burned it for two whole tealights, so about 6 or so hours, and the smell had faded only slightly. I'm very impressed with the longevity as I think it will last for several more hours yet. Once the tea light has been blown out, the smell lingers for a couple of hours before dispersing. I should mention that the lower floor of my house is pretty open plan and we always keep the conservatory windows open, so you might find the smell lasts longer in your own home environment.
I'm very glad I purchased two of the Pink Sands wax tarts at the same time because this is my favourite Yankee Candles scent to date. The colour could be brighter and the name a little more reflective of the strong fruit scent, but overall I'd highly recommend this and rate it five stars.
Summary: 5 stars
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