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Essence of sherbet lemon
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Member Name: alyson29
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Date: 03/10/12, updated on 03/10/12 (98 review reads)
Advantages: Smells absolutely delightful and very authentic
Disadvantages: None for me
I began my addiction with Yankee Candles over twelve years ago with my first purchase being their refreshing Satsuma, which unfortunately, has long since been discontinued. I have bought a multitude of fragrances over the years where I opt for musky and spicy scents for the winter with fruity and floral scents for the warm summer months. As I absolutely adore the citrus aroma of Sparkling Lemonade I was intrigued to learn of Sicilian Lemon, so a purchase was made a few months ago and this review discusses my thoughts.
When I am trying out a fragrance for the first time I will always opt for one of the 22g circular fluted wax tarts with their measurement of 6 cm in diameter and just over 1 cm in depth. If you are familiar with the American Yankee Candle brand you will be aware that their glass jar candles are rather pricey although in my opinion, well worth the money, as they offer many hours of fragrance. However, the small tarts are affordable and are a good way of sampling each of the scents without breaking the bank.
As the name would suggest Sicilian Lemon is of a bright and vibrant lemon colour with the label displaying an uplifting thirst quenching image of fresh lemons. Despite the tart being tightly wrapped in transparent cellophane, the refreshing fragrance is most definitely apparent with its delightfully authentic slightly sweetened citrus tones. I'm sure that the majority of consumers are aware of the concept of a wax tart, but for those who are not familiar, I would advise that the solid wickless piece of wax should be placed into the bowl of an oil burner. A tea light is positioned underneath and after a few minutes of lighting, the wax will slowly melt and in doing so, the fragrance will become evident and gradually permeate the surrounding areas.
After carefully removing the packaging with the blade of a knife the lemon aroma becomes more evident and I would describe it as identical to the refreshing sharpness offered by a sherbet lemon sweet. When I first purchased this tart I couldn't stop sniffing it, as it is so uplifting and certainly makes the mouth water! As the bowl of my oil burner isn't particularly large, I always snap my wax tarts into three or four portions, dependent upon the depth of the fragrance and within a few minutes of placing a third of Sicilian Lemon onto the burner, the uplifting and very refreshing waft of lemon begins to fill the room.
The aroma creates a feel good factor with its delightful sharp citrus tones in combination with pure, natural extracts and the overall scent is simply perfect for the warmer weather although I have burned it on rainy days in an attempt to lift my low mood. I read in a magazine some time ago that citrus tones are perfect for burning during hot summer's evenings as the sharpness deters flying insects although I cannot admit to being able to evidence this claim as we were visited by many unwanted pests during the hotter weather!
I found the luscious lemon aroma rapidly filling the downstairs of my home and the aroma is perfect for neutralising pongy cooking smells, so it's perfect for lighting after cooking that saucepan of cabbage or sprouts. Yankee Candle claim that each of the 22g tarts will deliver fragrance for up to eight hours and I would definitely agree in respect of Sicilian Lemon. In addition, I find the delightful aroma hangs in the air for a good few hours after distinguishing the tea light and as a result, my home smells clean and fresh.
I would previously travel to Cardiff City Centre, some 15 miles away from my home to obtain all of my Yankee Candles. However, a shop within a mile of my home has recently started stocking them, so what more could I ask? The tarts generally tend to sell for around £1.20 to £1.30 and Sicilian Lemon is well worth every penny and as a result, I will be purchasing a glass jar for use during the summer of next year. My only grumble with Yankee Candle is that they frequently retire fragrances that I adore such as Satsuma, which I previously mentioned, Festival of Lights and Christmas Pudding. Consequently, when I discover a fragrance that I love I will stock up much to my husband's dismay! Due to the reasons discussed above, Sicilian Lemon receives five stars from me together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A gorgeous refreshing aroma from Yankee Candle