“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles „
I'm a big fan of scented candles and rarely a day goes by during the winter months when I am not burning an offering from Yankee Candle. As I own far too many glass jars and tarts, I banned myself many months ago from making any new purchases until I have exhausted all of my current supply. However, I received a few Yankee Candle tarts for Christmas and was delighted especially as I had not previously been aware of the fragrances with this review discussing Lilac Petals.
Yankee Candle tarts offer a weight of 22g and are approximately 5½ cm in diameter and 1½ cm in depth. I love their appearance due to their pretty fluted edges together with the fact that they display a colourful label, which generally depicts the aroma. To mirror the fragrance, the circular wax tart is of a beautiful shade of lilac with the label displaying an image of two stunning lilac blooms.
Despite being in the depths of winter, I decided to burn the candle in an attempt to create a summery ambience. The candle is tightly wrapped in transparent packaging, which is easily removed although I needed to use the point of a scissors or knife to pierce the wrapper. The delightful aroma was obvious when tightly packed, but it offered a more intense scent as I lifted away the packaging.
In order for my candle tarts to last a little longer I always snap them into two pieces, which is an easy task with the wax breaking with minimal effort. I placed half of the tart into the bowl of a wax burner and lit the tea light, which was positioned below. It took around 10 - 15 minutes for the wax to transform into a glistening pool of liquid during which time the aroma began to waft around my living room.
Whilst the scent through the wrapper could be described as being a little similar to sweet pea, the scent of the hot wax reminded me of roses, which perfectly mirrors the blooms of the lilac tree. I'm not generally a fan of rose fragrances when it comes to toiletries, but in a wax format, it is simply beautiful and reminiscent of a warmer summer's day in a garden full of brightly coloured aromatic roses.
The scent has a slight sweetness without being cloying, which prevents the rose from being too floral and its level of intensity is spot on. I cannot bear the long dark evenings through the winter as I find them most depressing, so burning a candle is the perfect way for me to unwind and I found Lilac Petals to be extremely uplifting.
Whilst many candle brands can deliver an obvious waxy and pitiful aroma, Lilac Petals is extremely authentic due to the use of natural extracts. The aroma travelled well, as my living room is fairly large and in addition, I was able to witness it at the top of my stairs. I found that after I distinguished the tea light I was still able to recognise the gorgeous aroma for a few hours afterwards.
Yankee Candle claim that the tart will deliver its scent for approximately eight hours and I would have to agree although as I snapped mine into two pieces, I was able to achieve sixteen hours of continuous fragrancing; after which the pieces of wax need to be discarded.
Whilst I enjoyed burning Lilac Petals during the winter, it is one that I will be purchasing for the spring and summer months and it can be obtained from all good Yankee Candle stockists for around £1.25.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.