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=Yankee Candle Simply Home Pineapple Palm= I found this candle whilst searching on eBay, it was one of the first few that I brought, this is going to sound like a sad confession, but I have a little notebook with all the candles / tarts that I have brought and a little score out of 5, as to whether I like them, and if I think they are a Summer, Winter or all year round fragrance 1 - No thank-you, I didn't even use the rest of the candle 2- No thank you, - finished the rest of the candle 3 - Sitting on the fence - maybe would by 4- I love this and will buy again 5- I love it so much I would really like a candle in a jar of it. So for any candle to get a personal rating of 5 has to be special. =Price and Availability= I paid about £1 plus postage for the candle, I got this from eBay, as I got about 5 from the seller, different ones, so I guess someone was having a clear out. A general ball park figure for a tart is £1 to £2. They can be purchased from many retailers from shops such as Clintons, The Works, B+Q, and online such as eBay, Amazon, Yankee Candle, there are so many retailers your spoilt for choice. On a recent trip to B&Q I couldn't help myself by having a quick look at the Yankee Candle stand to see what different scents of wax tarts that they had in stock. I was quite surprised to see that they didn't really have many left on the stand and it seemed like there had been a mad rush on buying them as there were a lot of empty boxes and only three of the different scents that I hadn't' tried that I could buy. I did however buy every one that I hadn't tried so I guess it was a good thing that I could only pick up the three! =The Tart= The tart was covered in a plastic shrink wrap, with the sticker on the front, which tells us its a Yankee Candle product, the name, and a picture, this picture has sliced pineapple and pink flowers, an odd combination, but hey this is a Yankee Candle and on the reverse is the to use instructions, and contact details for Yankee. =The Tart= The tart is an amazing shade of green, not bright as neon bright, but a vibrant green, it is round in shape, like a disc, with a fluted edge. =Burning Time= The tart has a burning time of 8 hours, but I make mine last double that by only burning half a tart at one time. =Personally= I tend to have about 2 hours of burning time in an evening, and then it is ready for the following night, I have a small ice-cream tub that I use to keep the halves in, and there is usually a good array in there. =The Scent= Wow, wow, wow, this is a personal score of 5 in my notebook. As soon as I picked up the tart, I could smell the pineapple, it smelt fresh, and there was a hint of other fruits, so whether there was additional exotic fruits, I am not sure. The scent is fresh and has a summery feel to it, I feel like I should be sat on a nice exotic beach with a cocktail in hand. Whilst the wax is heating up it feels as though the aroma is teasing you, just releasing the pineapple and the exotic smells, in short bursts, and when it is fully melted the aroma just melts me away. The main aroma is the pineapple, with a sweet feeling. =Summer= For me I feel that this is a summer fragrance, as it is so fresh, light and uplifting. =General Information= Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50 Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00 Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10 Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15 Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
~Pineapple Palm~ Pineapple Palm is part of the Simply Home range offered by Yankee Candle. Within the UK, it can be bought in a glass jar format or wax tart format. I will be discussing the wax tart. A wax tart is a disc of solid wax which has been infused with natural extracts. It should be melted in a tart burner and can be reused until the scent is gone. This wax tart is green in colour and is tightly packaged within a clear wrapper. The wrapper is beautifully adorned with fruit illustrations and looks very Summery. Each 22g wax tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent. I cannot seem to locate the official Yankee description of this scent online. ~Price and Availability~ The wax tart can be purchased from eBay UK priced at £4.00 for 6 tarts. The large jar is also available for £12.50. ~My Thoughts~ My local Semi Chem has started stocking some of the Simply Home scents. There are actually quite a few outlets near me who now stock them which is excellent as they are difficult to source otherwise. Knowing my love of Yankee Candles, my sister picked me up a few from Semi Chem and put them in my new handbag as an extra birthday treat. I believe they are around 99p a tart from Semi Chem which is an excellent price and I would recommend stocking up! I was pleased to receive this wax tart as I love melting them as a way of keeping my home smelling beautiful. Before I had unwrapped this wax tart, I was able to witness a strong, fruity aroma which actually kept my new handbag smelling really nice indeed. I knew I was in for a treat as I unwrapped it and popped the full tart in my tart burner in the livingroom. Within 20 minutes of lighting the tealight underneath my burner, the tart had melted to form a pool of transparent, green tinted liquid. Pineapple Palm is a quite a strong scent and very authentic smelling. It isn't too heady or overpowering though. The scent flows beautifully from the tart burner bowl and quickly filters around my livingroom, kitchen and out into my hallway. Our home is all on one level and I find this tart to provide enough refreshing scent to fill most of our home and leave it refreshed and free from odour. Scent wise, Pineapple Palm is very addictive. It is a rich, tropical scent which makes me think of being on holiday and sipping a cocktail on the beach. It is a real mood lifter in my opinion as it is bright, fresh aroma and one that is a treat to have lingering in my home. The main scent is a gorgeous tone of sweet, fresh pineapple which is juicy, sweet and has a slight tang to it. It is balanced out by a creamy sweetness which enhances the cocktail feel - a creamy, fruity cocktail. Mouthwatering, air cleansing and absolutely delicious. It is a little similar to some of the more readily available scents including Bahama Breeze but there is enough of a difference between the scents to make Pineapple Palm worth sourcing. ~Conclusion~ I am very taken with Pineapple Palm. It is the perfect scent to have melting whilst doing household chores as it enhances the clean feel of my home and leaves it smelling beautifully exotic and fragrant. I cannot fault it as it has a wonderful strength, lingers gracefully and smells very natural. It is cheery and welcoming scent in my opinion. I have been melting it during colder days as I love the way it makes my home feel all Summery and warm but it would be perfect for the warmer days. Pineapple Palm hangs in the air after the tealight has gone out. I have experienced around 9 hours of scent from my tart so far and it is still giving off quite a strong level of fragrance. It is of a high quality and lasts well. Highly recommended - thanks for reading :)
~~~ History ~~~ Let me tell you a little of the story behind Yankee Candles. Almost half a century ago, a boy melted his childhood crayons to make a candle to make his mother a gift. 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 candles and fragrancing, moving with the times. They have since branched out further and the item from this review comes from the 'Simply Home' range. ~~~ Tart ~~~ The star of this review is a Tart, 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 so intoxicating. Upon opening the plastic coating you will notice that the words 'Yankee Candle' embossed into the flat top, denoting it's long heritage. This is not true to all Simply Home tarts though, as this is the first fragrance I've noticed it upon. Pineapple Palm 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. You could use a non-Yankee branded oil burner, but please make sure that the well at the top is deep, as when this melts, they give a surprising amount of wax, and it's at the point that the wax melts that it releases its wonderful aroma's. I am not loyal to any particular scent from Yankee, and tend to fluctuate between the delicate and the stronger scents that Yankee supply. The choice is vast and I can always find something that will suit my mood. ~~~ Pineapple Palm ~~~ Pineapple Palm melts quickly and transforms into a transparent green liquid. The scent starts to waft and fill the room with a zingy, summery scent, and it isn't long before it fills the house. I prefer these tarts as the 'throw' of the scent is so much quicker than that of a candle, and longer lasting too I feel. This is a much more natural scent than those artificial chemically smelling air fresheners, but more suited to day time burning than a candle. The fragrance isn't strong but mouth wateringly fruity, sweet and intoxicating. You can smell not only fresh pineapple, but also a warming hint of coconut, and as such, this reminds me of cocktails and holidays. Whilst today is overcast being the end of September, I have been burning this today, to try and keep hold of those memories of lazy, hazy, summer days, and banish the cold. ~~~Cost~~~ These tarts usually cost just over one pound, so if you see them cheaper, snap them up, they're a bargain. I purchased mine from Asda with my weekly shop, but they also sell the simply home range at B&Q, and Home Bargains on occasion. ~~~ Burning Times ~~~ Yankee/Simply Home tarts burn for around eight hours; that is not to say, at eight hours and one minute they give up their scenting properties, it's just that it fades gently until it's not recognisable anymore. You don't even have to use the whole tart in one go if you don't want to. I tend to break mine in half and use the remainder on separate occasion, making them more economical, or you could even mix up your own combinations of fragrances. The tarts can be broken quite easily, as the tart is formed from compressed tiny beads of wax, although I have noticed that the simply home ones are slightly more compressed and compacted; and need a little extra pressure to break. ~~~ In Summary ~~~ I am passionate about all the varieties of Yankee Candle/Simply Home products, but my favourite are the tarts. Pineapple Palm fragrance is a wonderfully fresh, zesty and uplifting scent and I wholly recommend it, perfect for a balmy summer day, but it's extremely good on a dismal September day too. :) Many thanks for reading my review. I hope this has been of some use to you. This review may be posted on other sites under the same username
==Yankee Candle Simply Home Pineapple Palm== On a recent trip to B&Q I couldn't help myself by having a quick look at the Yankee Candle stand to see what different scents of wax tarts that they had in stock. I was quite surprised to see that they didn't really have many left on the stand and it seemed like there had been a mad rush on buying them as there were a lot of empty boxes and only three of the different scents that I hadn't' tried that I could buy. I did however buy every one that I hadn't tried so I guess it was a good thing that I could only pick up the three! ==Price and Availability== This Yankee Candle Tart is a little different from all the others that I have purchased from my local stockist as this is a "Simply Home" range tart which is apparently a mainly American range which is not stocked in a lot of the smaller retailers of the Yankee Candles and is a little harder to come by. That said B&Q is a fairly popular store with many across the country so if you did want to hunt this particular scent down it wouldn't be that difficult. Plus there does seem to be a lot of places online where you could pick this range up from and sold at fairly competitive prices. The tart from B&Q was 98p which I am sure has gone down as the last time I purchased a normal Yankee UK range tart from B&Q I paid £1.10p! I didn't mind though and I am not going to complain about a cheaper price! On the whole these small tarts are priced anywhere from 90p to £1.10p and my local shop has them at the cheaper price so I tend to stick to buying the tarts from them. ==Look and Design== This Pineapple Palm scent was really appealing to me as soon as I picked it up. That said I personally don't like to eat fresh pineapple but the vibrant green appearance of this tart looks good enough to eat and the strong scent was seeping through the plastic cellophane wrapper and I could smell it so well even before I got it home and unwrapped it. The picture on the front of the packaging is small and funnily enough shows a sliced pineapple next to some pink flowers and as far as the look of the tart goes it is a really nice one. For some reason I always feel that a coloured tart rather than a white one will give out a stronger aroma in the home and I will always opt for the coloured ones over the pale ones. The tarts in general have a burning time of 8 hours which is pretty good and will last a good week or so with the tart melted in an oil burner dish and me lighting a tea light under it each and every day. I tend to opt for cutting up the tart and using only a small amount of the flower shaped disc so that I can change scents from day to day which means that I have a whole tub of half used tarts and I keep buying new scents to top up the tub! ==General Use== The scent itself is really rather delicious and one I am very happy with and can see myself buying again and again. The strong smell that was evident as soon as picked up the wrapped tart was even strong once I had cut the tart and placed a small amount in the burner and it was quick to fill the flat with the lovely aroma. It is a sweet yet tropical smell that I can't see anyone having a problem with and the smell of pineapples and other exotic fruits is clearly evident. The smell is very fresh and summery and once the tart has been burning away for a while the scent eases off and doesn't get too strong and make you choke which I thought it might. The light sweetness of the aroma works well to keeping it in check and giving it an overall tropical and fruity scent. ==Overall Opinion== I have to say that this is one of the best Yankee Tarts that I have tried in a good while and I really liked everything about it. The fresh and fruity scent is very appealing and the way it filled the flat effortlessly with the appealing and almost edible aroma is something that I really like too. For the price I paid I feel that buying this is far better than buying a canned aerosol air freshener spray as the tart lasts much longer and has a much more natural and fresh smell that you can't get from a can. As you can see I really do like this particular tart and the aroma that Yankee have managed to create and squeeze into this wax. I can't find a single fault as it ticks all the necessary boxes such as strong smell (yet not too overpowering), having a light and fruit scent which would be appealing to most people and looking good in the oil burner (rather than some of the other coloured ones that do look suspiciously like urine in the pot!). Because of all of this I can give nothing less than a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation! I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you many thanks for taking the time to read.
I was quite surprised last week when the friend who had taken me to B&Q initially to look at gardening equipment came to visit me recently to give me a gift that turned out to be none other than a Yankee Candle jar. After she had purchased one for her own home on the day I had bought the ones that turned out to be a disappointment, I put the "Simply Home," range to the back of my mind having being initially disappointed by Yankee Candle's "U.S" sub-brand and returned to the ones that you can buy in the U.K Never one to turn down a free gift, the jar presented to me is one of the medium jars from the "Simply Home," range, a sub-category brand that Yankee Candle launched in their home country, the U.S recently and have since brought out quite a few variations on scents, even though they are U.S products appearing on sale exclusively at B&Q as well as online. Whilst my own experiences of other scented candles from the "Simply Home," range have been disappointing such as "Bartlett Pear," and "White Linen and Lace," "Pineapple Palm," is very strong just by inhaling the tough, glass lid that adorns the Victorian style glass jar and like the UK counterparts in the "House warmer" ranges, these glass jars may look different but still have the very helpful rubber seal around the rim to keep the fragrance in as well as being dishwasher safe. In use, the glass is heat insulated on the base whilst the top of the candle is better heat insulated than Yankee Candle's normal UK range jar candles. From the moment the candle's cotton wick (and therefore lacking the cough inducing additive, paraffin) in the jar is lit, it only takes seconds for the fruity scent to hit the air. It has a burn time of 60 to 75 hours and although this is the maximum duration the candle has, to avoid black smoke rising, the jar candle should not be left lit for more than 2 hours, or unattended at all times when in use. The first tone that comes off "Pineapple Palm," is that of ripe pear and creamy, sweet vanilla. The second tone, which is instantly identifiable, is that of fresh pineapple which is very bright and has hints of red cherry within that scent whilst temptingly heavenly with the base tone of coconut. Once all the natural additives come together, this is very much a cocktail candle that sits far and away from "Bahama Breeze," but welcome all the same, and isn't as heavily laden with fruit combinations. What I've found surprising so far hasn't been the pear content, but for the fact that Yankee Candle have been able to obtain a good balance of the flavours here with the pear appearing too dry. The scents, once they all come together never induce coughing or sneezing either, which is a reassuring factor for all that this is a U.S scent and good that Yankee Candle have reiterated the same excellent quality as their U.K range. The beauty of this candle is that unlike a lot of Yankee Candles, the scent here is quite a light and airy formula, which comes across light and delicate rather than full on. The candle is still cosy to look at and to be near as well as lending a most relaxed fashion, because as strong as the candle is by lifting up the lid initially, in use and prolonged burning time, the candle returns to a softer wave of freshness. This makes this scent apt for bedrooms and bathrooms rather than living rooms or dinning rooms since the sweet fragrance may be off putting if you are eating savoury foods. Give this candle about an hour and the room reeks of sweet pineapple and the coconut merged with sweet vanilla, but it is very romantic and still able to knock out bad odours in the air, such as tobacco or food smells long after the candle has been extinguished. The green colouring of the wax is light green in colour, similar to "Yankee Candle Dune Grass," but you'd never be able to match the green colouring with pineapple even if the label shows slices of the fruit with green leaves in between nestled on a bed of sand... Unlike the larger U.K ranges, different versions of this scent under the "Simply Home" branding are far more limited, but are available with average prices of: Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p/£1.05 each.) Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2) Small jar tumbler (1 wick, 7 oz.) average cost price £8-99 to £9. Medium jar tumbler (2 wick 12 oz.) average cost price £10 to £12 Medium "Victorian" jar candle (12.oz 60-75 hours duration, £12-58) Large "Victorian" jar candle (19 oz. 100 to 135 hours duration £14-97) Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99) Aerosol Room Fragrance Spray (1.5oz, 400 spray limit £4-69 to £5-99) I'm positively delighted with "Simply Home" Pineapple Palm and will await to see if my local B&Q have any of this fragrance left. Although an exclusive brand to B&Q for the moment, this scent is also currently available from a host of UK sellers on EBAY and usually carries the above prices. Fruity, creamy and yet quite tropical in its approach, "Simply Home Pineapple Palm," is an apt scented candle for anyone who loves fruity, creamy scents, without being too overly heavy - a downside that most Yankee Candle scents tend to do. What a pity then that it isn't available - as yet - forming part of the UK range Yankee Candle currently sell - without the "Simply Home" tag. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2011 www.yankeecandle.com