Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Red Berry & Cedar
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Red Berry & Cedar
Advantages: smells beautiful, good quality, long lasting fragrance
The Red Berry & Cedar Yankee Candle is another which I purchased in the January sales last year. I was looking through my collection of Yankee wax tarts a few days ago and decided to use this one, despite it being from the Christmas collection, and Christmas still being over a month away.
The Red Berry & Cedar fragrance is available in a range of formats, as most of the Yankee Candles are. You can buy this one in the form of a wax tart (which is the one I have), a votive candle, scented tea lights, housewarmer jars (these come in three sizes and are like sweet jars filled with wax) and also tumblers (also available in three sizes, these are, as the name would suggest, glass tumblers filled with wax and they look a bit more modern than the housewarmers).
As my review focuses on the wax tart, I will give a quick run down on what wax tarts are and how to use them, for those who don't know. Basically a wax tart is a small disc of wax with a fluted edge - making it look a little like a jam tart. It doesn't have a wick, the idea is that you buy a tart burner (these are also available from Yankee and cost from £5 upwards) and melt the tart under the flame of a tea light. This releases the fragrance into your home. Each tart will give you up to eight hours of fragrance. If you don't want to use it all at once, you can re-melt at a later date. Another good thing about the wax tarts is that you can break them up and mix two fragrances together to make your own unique scent, should you wish.
The Red Berry & Cedar tart is a bright red colour and the label depicts cedar branches and red berries, which I guess is what you would expect! Whilst this one does come from the Festive section, I don't think the label is overly Christmassy and so if you wanted to give this as a gift it is one that you could keep using beyond New Year.
The smell of this candle is stunning. The official description is 'Welcome the season with the delicious holiday aroma of tart red currants and warm cedarwood.' I couldn't really smell it clearly in the wrapper so I was surprised when I unwrapped it to get a really strong hit of fragrance. The first thing that I noticed was the berry scent and it reminded me of Ribena at first, although having smelled it properly I can now see that it is more a redcurrant fragrance, perhaps with a hint of raspberry, rather than being blackcurrant scented. The cedarwood in the candle also comes through rather strongly and gives a woody pine aroma to the candle. The two fragrances compliment each other really well and I can smell them both in equal measure - there doesn't seem to be a dominant fragrance here. Whilst I can see that this candle is on the festive side and certainly more suited to the winter months, I do not feel that this would be out of place at other times of the year and I don't necessarily think it is a scent which immediately makes me think of Christmas.
When it came to burning this, I found that the scent of the wax tart began to fill the room really quickly and the smell when burning was accurate to how it had been when solid. I would say that the scent was strong but not overpowering. It was certainly strong enough to fill the living room with scent and I could smell it next door in the kitchen when washing up as well as in the neighbouring hallways.
As I previously mentioned each tart should give eight hours of fragrance, which is an estimate I found to be accurate. My tea lights tend to last around 4 hours each and after the second one had gone out I could barely smell any fragrance in the wax, so moved onto another fragrance.
I bought this from Boundary Mill in their January sale for just 50p, which is around half the RRP. If you'd like to try this candle, I'd recommend trying Clinton Cards or House of Fraser who are also stocking this candle at the moment. Online www.yankee.co.uk sell the full range in this scent.
The following is a list of approximate prices and burn times, but these are not set in stone and will of course vary depending on where you shop:
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Tea Lights (pack of 16) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£5.99
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.25
Medium tumbler - Burn time 45-50 hours -£14.49
Large tumbler - Burn time 70-90 hours -£17.99
Overall, I'm really pleased with Red Berry & Cedar and it is a fragrance I would purchase again. Despite being labelled as a Christmas scent, I'd say it's suitable for any time during the autumn/winter months and would make a lovely gift. I can't actually think of anything negative to say about this fragrance and so it definitely gets a recommendation from me.
Summary: Another lovely fragrance from Yankee
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