Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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You'd be a (Sicilian) Lemon not to try this one!
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Member Name: chrisandmark
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Advantages: Smells absolutely wonderful
Disadvantages: Doesn't linger for long after the tealight goes out
One of my favourite Yankee Candle scents is Sparkling Lemon; the fragrance is beautifully fresh and clean, it's perfect for the summer months but I also love to burn it during the cold dark winter days to lift my mood and fill my house with the scent of summer. I ordered Sicilian Lemon in error and it wasn't until my wax tarts arrived that I realised my mistake, although even through the packaging I could tell that I was going to love this one even though it didn't have such a strong or natural fragrance as the Sparkling variety.
The tart itself is a pale yellow colour, it smells quite powdery before burning but has a sweetened lemon fragrance which is extremely noticeable thanks to the fact that it's pretty much unadulterated - I couldn't wait to burn it and within a few minutes of the postie dropping the tarts through the letter box it was in sitting in my burner with a tealight burning away merrily under it.
It doesn't take too long for the scent to start coming though; roughly twenty minutes after lighting the tealight I could smell a gorgeous lemon around the room, which isn't bad but quite a bit slower than other tarts I've been using recently. Once I started to notice the lemon fragrance however it built in intensity until the whole of the downstairs of my house was scented with this gorgeous aroma, it's a reasonably delicate fragrance so don't expect something 'in yer face' like a lot of Yankee Candle fruit fragrances but it's so soothing and refreshing that it's already become a total favourite of mine despite the fact that I've only burned one tart thus far!
The fragrance is extremely similar to the Body Shop's range of Sweet Lemon products, in fact it's almost identical to their lip butter which I'm currently using. It's a sherbet lemon type of scent, amazingly sweet and fresh with a fragile sweetie smell rather than that of the more tart fresh lemon. It's the type of fragrance which feels comforting and feminine, Sicilian Lemon is so beautifully sweet that if it weren't for a relatively strong lemon tone you could be forgiven for looking upon it as a candied fragrance rather than a fruity/citrus tart. There's nothing sharp or zesty about the fragrance; it's smooth and soft as the tart burns, the fragrance doesn't change at all during the lifespan of the tart and this is good as it means the house is constantly enveloped in this most incredible perfume. I absolutely adore it.
It's a fragrance I'd love to burn in July, I discovered it a couple of months too late to experience a Sicilian Lemon summer but even on a cold and dreary October day like today it was lovely. I was torn actually between the uber strong (and very wintery) Cinnamon Stick or this lighter tart, I'm am glad I went with the lemon one as I was feeling a bit down in the dumps and the sweetness of it really cheered me up! I've put a large Sicilian Lemon on my Christmas list, the proper one which Mark ignores at his peril, so will save half the jar for the summer of 2013 and test my theory out.
I recommend this beautiful fragrance to anyone; it's highly inoffensive in that it simply smells of sweet lemons, it doesn't even smell of real lemons so there's nothing for you citrus haters to get annoyed about. It's simply a stunning delicate aroma; it doesn't linger for long after the tealight blows itself out, the sensation of sweetness lasts for much longer than the tangible fragrance (and that's a shame!) but within half an hour any useful perfume has disappeared - which is fine by me as it's an excuse to light another tealight, but doesn't really represent value for tart!
This gorgeous little yellow disc of sunshine cost a measly £1.20, considering my tart lasted for nine hours (a full hour longer than suggested by Yankee Candle) I think this is a fantastic price. Everyone has commented on it today, and the added advantage is that it didn't make my asthmatic mum cough as Yankee Candles almost always do - she popped in earlier unexpectedly and it wasn't until a cough-free hour had passed that I realised the tart was still burning; the guy who's buying our house arrived and commented on how nice our house always smelled, I've been burning a tart every time he's been and tonight he had me writing names of Yankee Candle down for him to pass on to his wife!
Summary: A beautiful fragrance which I love already