Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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This has a tang - of Lemon Meringue.
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Member Name: elysia2003
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Advantages: A refreshing, natural lemon fragrance
~~~ Sicilian Lemon Wax Tart ~~~
Almost 42 years ago a 17 year old boy melted his crayons, to make a candle to give to his Mother for Christmas. She was overjoyed and showed a neighbour what he had done. This neighbour asked to buy it and placed orders for further candles and so Yankee Candles was born. Since then, they have expanded into different types of home fragrancing, not just candles, and this review features a Pot Pourri Tart, which is a fusion between the two.
~~~ The tart, and how to utilise it ~~~
A tart is a circular disc of highly fragranced wax, which is instantly recognisable by its fluted edges. Saying that though, you usually smell them before you can see them. The fragrance is usually intoxicating.
The Sicilian Lemon is my tartlet of choice at the moment. These have no wick to light, and instead are melted using a tart burner with a lit candle underneath. Although I prefer a candle lit burner in the winter, as it casts off a comforting glow, and makes for a warm and cosy feel to the room. There are electric burners available that you can leave running and not worry about it. I feel these are safer when you have children in your home.
~~~ Lemons ~~~
Yankee are experts of going with a theme and changing it ever slightly. This way they keep things fresh, and their customers hooked, and so they keep coming back for more. There are many fruity scents available to choose from, and even scents which you would think of as being similar, are totally different. This is true of Sicilian Lemon, it should in essence be similar to Sparkling Lemon, another favourite of mine, but it's different too. How Yankee manages to keep coming up with something fresh and new every time absolutely astounds me.
The strong zestiness of this tart can even be detected while still in the plastic coating if the truth be told. After unwrapping, you will see the Yankee embossing on the top of the tart. This looks to add a premium touch, but it's not on every tart I buy, perhaps it's just on the newer fragrances to the range.
~~~ Fragrance ~~~
This tart doesn't take long to melt, and the scent is released immediately. This gives a sudden, intense fragrance straight from the off. The label depicts lemons; they look so fresh and juicy. One would think this would be a sour, crisp fragrance but there's natural sweetness about it. Rather than being the zingy, uplifting lemon of sherbet (like the sparkling lemon variety), this is more a refined lemon meringue, and the scent is good enough to eat. It's a very well balanced aroma - not too sour, and not too sweet. I love it.
There is no artificial sugariness to this one; I can't detect any vanilla notes, which seem to be a theme throughout Yankee branded candles. I'm glad really as I think this would tone down its vibrancy, make it more mellow, and alter the refreshing nature of the citrus fruit.
These tarts usually cost around £1.20 nowadays, so if you see them cheaper, snap them up, they're a bargain. They burn for usually give off scent for around eight hours, and this is true for this particular tart too, although as always, towards the end, the fragrance weakens a little. It becomes a little less dominant, but just as alive.
~~~ In Summary ~~~
Of all the varieties of Yankee products, and I am passionate about them all, my all time favourites are the tarts. This fragrance is zesty yet well rounded, and I wholly recommend it. It would be perfect for summer's days, but also at this time of year to remind us of the summer just gone. This one is most highly recommended by me, and I do hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Summary: A refreshing, natural lemon fragrance that reminds me of Lemon Meringue
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