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I have been a fan of Yankee Candles for many years and used to work in a shop which sold them. As a result I've had the opportunity to try out most of their different products and fragrances. Over the years I came to the conclusion that the products that suit me best are the wax tarts, the large housewarmer jars and the fragranced reed sets and that the fragrances I like best are the ones from their "fresh" group. The one exception to this being the Sparkling Lemon. For the past couple of years this has been a constant in the burner in my kitchen but rather than it being a berry fruity fragrance or an appley/peary type of fruit fragrance I tend to think of it as being in the fresh category too as it is so citrussy and zingy.
Most people by now know about Yankee Candles so I won't go on about them too much but they originally started when the founder of the company, as a teenager, forgot to buy his mum a birthday present and ended up melting lots of wax crayons into an old milk carton to make her a candle. A friend saw it and asked him to make her one too and the rest, as they say, is history. The lucky man now spends most of his time on his humungous yacht moored somewhere in the Caribbean!
Yankee Candles are available from a variety of outlets including many garden centres, Clinton Cards and independent retailers. There are also various websites selling them, although obviously many of these have to charge quite large delivery costs, particularly if you buy the large jars as there is a weight issue with many of them.
YC are always bringing out new products and fragrances and tend to release at least 4 news ones every season. You can not only fragrance your home with their items, but also your car and they often do toiletry items too. Their products range from actual "regular" pillar candles right through to electric plug ins and there are many different forms of wax that you can burn/melt to provide you with fragrance.
As I said, I prefer to use the large jar candles in my living room, the wax tarts in my kitchen and living room and the reed diffusers upstairs, meaning I can get constant fragrance upstairs without having to light candles. Whilst I would really rather have the same fragrance throughout the entire house I have now started using different ones in the living area to the kitchen as there is a door between the kitchen and the rest of the house to keep the fragrances separate and I find the citrussy fragrances help tackle kitchen and cooking odours more naturally than the other fragrances from the 'fresh' family.
Since I first tried the Sparkling Lemon fragrance I have had it in my kitchen burner almost contsantly. For those of you who don't know what a wax tart is, it's a small round disc of wax that doesn't contain a wick. To release it's fragrance you simply place it in the dish of an oil burner or tart burner and light a tealight candle underneath. The heat from the tealight melts the tart and so releases the fragrance to diffuse around your room. I find these tarts very easy to use, there's no risk of them burning dry like there is when you use oil and water and they're also easy to change over if you want a different fragrance.
The information provided by Yankee Candle states that you get around 8 hours burning from a wax tart but I usually find that I can use mine for at least a week, if not more, before the fragrance has gone. Obviously the longer it has been burning the weaker the fragrance gets, but I tend to burn a tealight until the wax has melted completely and then blow the tealight out. The fragrance is still really noticeable for a couple of hours afterwards but it means I can preserve my tart for longer. Once the fragrance has worn off I simply wait until the wax has hardened again and then slide the tip of a sharp knife under the edge of it and it pops out in one big lump, ready for my to replace it with the next tart.
Offical YC advice is to use their own tart burners and unscented tealights when melting tarts, but obviously in an attempt to get you to buy more of their stuff, they would say this! Over the, at least 7, years I've been using the tarts I have never once used either a YC branded burner or tealights and have never had any adverse effects from doing this.
This Sparkling Lemon fragrance is, to me, absolutely perfect for a kitchen. It has a really strong, zingy, citrus fragrance and actually smells fizzy. I don't know how they've made it do that, but it really does! When burning it loses some of the fizziness, but still releases great wafts of uplifting, vibrant lemon. According to the YC website it contains "effervescent sweet mayer lemon with notes of energetic citrus lime and bergamot orange". My nose isn't finely tuned enough to pick out each individual citrus note, but the overall effect is really very citrussy indeed. I'm glad to see the work effervescent in their description too, as it means I'm not going crazy thinking that it smells fizzy!
Melting this tart in my kitchen helps me to mask any cooking smells quickly and easily and leaves the area smelling fresh and clean. One thing I like about the tarts is that the fragrance disffuses really well through the air and manages to work it's way in the rear of the house and into both my utility room and downstairs loo so whenever you go through that part of the house you get a nice waft of refreshing lemon. When the tart is brand new you can even get a slight hint of it whenever you walk into the kitchen regardless of whether it's lit or not. Obviously this isn't as strong as when it is actually lit, but it's nice to get a little glimpse of it in your nostrils every now and then.
Economically speaking, after much trial and error with my staff discount, I believe the best way to sample the YC fragrances is by using tarts. As they cost anywhere between £1 and £1.50 it's a cheap way of sampling a fragrance before investing in a large jar. I find they also release stronger and more easily diffused fragrances than the sampler candles or the tealights (unless you have several of these burning at once). Another crafty way of making your tarts last longer is to simply snap them in half before using and use one half at a time. Many oil burners don't have a dish large enough to fit an entire tart in anyway and so by using it in this way you're effectively getting double the amount of hours for the same price.
Overall I would highly recommend the Sparkling Lemon YC fragrance if you like citrus smells. It's strong, lemony, uplifting and refreshing and is perfect for a kitchen. The wax tart is also a good way of burning it as it's clean, doesn't run the risk of burning dry and is easy to change afterwards when finished. So I would have no hesitation in giving this fragrance and tart a good 5 stars.
~ Yankee Candle - Sparkling Lemon ~
It's coming to that time of year again where I have been on the search for Christmasy scented Yankee Candles and it was during this search that I came across this Sparkling Lemon scent. This is not a Christmas scent it's just one I found.
I do believe this particular scent comes under the Fruity fragrances for those who want to know!
I bought this scent in a tart form. A tart is a simple wax disc that is highly scented with a fragrance, there is no wick as this just needs to be melted in an oil burner. As it melts the scent will become more apparent and fill the room.
It is available in other forms too, but I do feel that the wax tarts offer the cheapest way of testing a scent before splashing out on a candle.
I paid £1.20 for my tart from ebay.
Having read reviews on this scent previous to buying it I sort of knew what to expect from other peoples experiences, I have yet to read a bad review on this scent so I was hoping for good things and I wasn't disappointed.
The wax tart comes wrapped in a shrink wrap type plastic wrapper with a sticky label on both the top and bottom, it's the top label that shows the scent and a nice bright photo, the photo is of what I think is a glass of iced lemonade with a slice of lemon, it does look very refreshing.
The tart is a nice cheery bright yellow and once unwrapped you will see a Yankee Candle stamp on the top.
I break the tart in half and then place the one half in the burner and then wrap the other back up. After lighting a tealight underneath I left the tart to melt down.
Once melted the scent becomes apparent usually, however I could smell this before opening it and after opening it the scent filled the room. When burning the scent traveled around the house and gave a really lovely fresh scent.
The scent reminded me of a sweet lemon sherbet and was absolutely divine. It really freshens the house up and would be perfect on a summers day, however it is not summer yet I really fell in love with it.
I think as I now would go for the more warmer scents I may not have liked this as much, but that was totally wrong.
I really love this scent and have gone on to purchase another two tarts and am thinking about buying a jar too, or do I leave that for the spring/summer??!
I would simply sum this up as the perfect scent for freshening up the home, and is great for any room.
I have taken prices from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk
Wax Tart - £1.20
Sampler - £1.75
Tealights - £6.49
Small Tumbler - £9.49
Large Tumbler - £18.65
Medium Jar - £16.49
Large Jar - £14.25
(prices correct as of 8/10/12)
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For my birthday this year my friend bought me a basket which was full of all kinds of wonderfully smelling treats for bath time and afterwards but also some Yankee candle wax tarts to burn in my tart burner. Many of the tarts she had bought for me I hadn't tried before and one of the ones in the basket was sparkling lemonade which I shall review today.
Yankee candles offer a range of products such as large, medium and small jars, tumblers, tea lights and sampler candles but they also offer wax tarts which are my most common purchase because they have a low cost and enable me to sample lots of different fragrances relatively inexpensively.
A wax tart is basically a tart shaped wickless piece of wax which is designed to be melted over the heat of a tea light candle in a tart burner and it will then release the fragrance in to the air as it melts much like a larger fragranced candle would do. A wax tart will set you back around £1 to £1.20 depending on where you purchase it from and they are available from many online retailers as well as some card and gift shops too.
The sparkling lemon wax tart is as you would expect a lemon yellow in colour. It is wrapped in a plastic which is best removed over the sink I find or bits of wax seem to drop off and go all over my work top and make a mess! The packaging is tricky to remove so I find snipping it with scissors or a knife just makes it easier to do. The tart features a label on top with the Yankee candle name, the product name and a picture of a glass of what I presume to be lemonade with a slice of fresh lemon in it and so I immediately presume this is going to be a rather refreshing scent.
When I take a wax tart out of the packaging I always make sure I have a sniff of it to see what the pre melted scent is like so I can compare it to the melted one! On this occasion the tart smells lovely and fruity yet it has quite a creamy undertone to it as well a little bit like lemon meringue pie! It does smell really refreshing too and so I hoped that it would emulate the country lemonade tart which I had previously tried and really enjoyed.
When placed in the tart burner the tart began to melt after a few minutes but I always like to leave the room and get on with a few things and then return when the scent is in full flow. I have to say with this one I really wasn't disappointed as the sweet lemon scent really did fill the room and it just was so refreshing. I would go as far as to say that it actually cleared my mind some what as it was just really refreshing. I burned this tart during a warm summer's day and I think it is a perfect spring or summer fragrance as it is so fruity. I personally prefer warmer, more comforting scents in the colder months but I will certainly be trying this one again when the weather is warmer.
I would recommend this tart if you are looking for a fruity, crisp and refreshing fragrance to fill your home. A tart gives around eight hours fragrance and so it is a perfect size and price to be able to try it out without much financial loss should you not like it and so I would encourage you to try this one!
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I am a huge fan of Yankee Candles and I am also a huge fan of lemon scents, so this fragrance is a perfect combination for me. I have always loved anything with a lemon-y scent and as soon as I found the Country Lemon scented candles I was hooked. The Sparkling Lemon fragrance is a newer addition to Yankee Candles collection but it a new favorite of mine.
I often buy the votive samplers or wax tarts in a fragrance that I have not used before so that I can try it without having to spend a lot of money. The wax tarts cost around £1.20 and the samplers cost around £1.80 and both offer great value for money. I bought both the sampler and a wax tart as they were reduced to half price in my local Clintons store. They are also widely available on the internet for very competitive prices and can be found in larger department stores.
The candle wax is a really vibrant, bright yellow color and reminds me of summer and slices of lemon. The photograph on the packaging is a glass of lemonade and a slice of lemon being added to it, which is exactly what this candle smells like. Yankee are known for their true to life fragrances and this one is no exception. Whilst it does not smell like real lemons, it does smell like lemon products such as sherbet and lemonade. With this candle, you can experience all of the lemon sorbet, sherbet and lemonade without any of the calories!
The scent of the candle is very fresh and perfect for the summer. It is not one that I would use if I was wanting to relax, but it is a great pick me up and would be brilliant in the spring too as the first signs of summer arrive. As with so many of the Yankee Candles, the fragrance lingers and travels so well that you can catch hints of the fragrance as you move from room to room and it is still noticeable long after you have stopped burning the candle.
My overall opinion is that this is a wonderful, fruity scent that is perfect for the summer. It picks you up and puts you in a good mood. As the scent lasts so long it is great value for money and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys citrus scents. The wax tarts and votive candles are a great way to try a fragrance without spending too much money and the jars are a great investment when you find a scent you really love.
This was my first Yankee wax tart I have tried and I have to say I had extremely high expectations because I've wanted to try this brand for years now so I was quite excited!
I had tried the tealights before this tart but they weren't a scent that I would have chosen (clean cotton, see review). However I still found them a good product but this was the first Yankee product that I had chosen myself.
I'm not sure why I picked this fragrance really because to be honest, lemon is not one of my favourite scents but I think I thought it would provide quite a strong fragrance and therefore would freshen up the room no end. I do love to have a fragrant room at all times whether it be a plug in air freshener or a candle, this is because I find that I feel much calmer and more refreshed if I have a lovely scent to inhale.
The wax tart comes wrapped in a clear plastic wrapping which allows you to see the product inside. The design of the label has changed since the photo above and now looks a little more modern with a splashing glass of lemonade in the middle surrounded by the Yankee Candle name and the fragrance name.
The tart looks exactly the same as the one shown in the picture, a circular shape with a scalloped edge. To burn this tart you will need to purchase a special tart burner as it has no wick. You simply place the tart in the top of the burner in a shallow bowl and place an unscented tealight underneath to allow the wax to melt. When you are finished with it, you simply extinguish the tealight and allow the tart to harden. If you decide you want to swap fragrances you can tease the wax out and put an alternative one in, but I havent tried this so I cannot comment on how easy it is to do.
The sparkling lemon fragrance is described by Yankee as "Effervescent sweet Meyer Lemon with notes of energetic citrus lime and bergamot orange". I could actually smell the fragrance through the wrapper so I had high hopes that it would provide me with a strong fragrance when it melted.
When placed in the burner it didnt take long for the tart to begin to melt and give off a strong aroma. The tart smelt very tangy and citrusy and it was very lemony. Sometimes I do find lemon fragrances a bit chemical like but this was lovely and although it smelt tangy and fresh it also had a sort of creamy tone to take away the harshness of it. I couldn't really smell the lime or orange personally but I imagine they combine with the lemon to provide the perfect smell.
The tart didnt take long to completely melt into a pool of beautiful yellow wax. When I had finished using it I removed the tealight and allowed it to harden. I decided to use up this tart before opening others because I love the smell so much. I have used it on three occasions now, probably for about 6 hours in total and there is still a large majority of the wax left so I am pleased as I have plenty more of the lovely smell left! The website does say that the burntime is 8 hours but personally I think mine will last quite a bit longer than this.
The fragrance of Sparkling Lemon is available in a number of varieties including candles and tealights. These seem to be the same as the other fragrances in price, for example twelve tealights retail at about £6.50 and a large candle jar is around £18.50.
I really love this wax tart and will certainly buy another in the same fragrance in the furture. The tarts can be found for just £1.15 which I think is absolutely brilliant value for money. The scent is beautiful - fresh and zingy and it provides a great burn time. A lovely Yankee fragrance.
I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I love for my home to smell nice and also have a love of scented candles but I am often left disappointed by the lack of fragrance that actually comes from most of them. The first Yankee candle wax tart that I treated myself to was Christmas Eve which was just wonderful. At the weekend I decided to pop into Clintons Cards and found that they had some Yankee candles on sale so thought I would treat myself to some different fragranced wax tarts. There were a few different fragrances but one that I had read good reviews about and wanted to try was Sparkling Lemon. I always pick the tarts up and sniff them through the wrapper and this one had a lovely fresh, summery fragrance which I thought would be lovely to burn on a summers evening.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores and some independent stores. I actually paid just £0.60 for the Sparkling Lemon wax tart in Clintons as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer which I thought was a great bargain.
The Sparkling Lemon wax tart comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of a slice of lemon splashing into a glass of what looks like clear lemonade on to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has a 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a medium yellow colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the fresh, fruity fragrance of this tart through the wrapper before I had begun to remove it. The fragrance is just wonderfully clean and refreshing and reminded me of the smell of sherbet lemon sweets. As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Sparkling Lemon is not the strongest of fragrances compared to some of the other wax tarts that I have tried but I was surprised that the fragrance still did not seem to take long to begin to waft through my front room. Yankee wax tarts are made with natural fruit extracts so do smell quite natural and not overly artificial. I live in an apartment which has quite a large open plan living area and the fresh fragrance from this tart quickly spread throughout the whole room leaving it smelling wonderful and quite uplifting. I did not find that this fragrance lingered as well as some of the stronger ones have as I could not smell it in the morning but this was not a negative things as it worked well when it was being burnt. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Overall this is a another lovely scent from Yankee and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It's wonderful fresh, fruity fragrance is uplifting and makes my home smell fantastic and certainly makes me feel great. I think this is a lovely fragrance to burn on a summers evening as it is still a fairly strong scent but light and fresh too and certainly reminds me of drinking fresh lemonade on a hot summers day!
I absoloutely love Yankee Candles Wax Tarts. I buy them often 'cos for £1.20 each from local shops I get 8 hours usually of a wonderful high quality aroma in my home. I can't personally believe they are so cheap and tarts allow me to mix and match my fragrances (you can split up different wax tarts and burn them together if you wish) and if I'm not all that keen on one I don't cry for £1.20 lost and if I do love one then I can always buy it in a big candle for around £19.00 and I dont mind that cos I know already I'm going to love it.
I bought this one actually to burn in my bathroom. My bathroom has no window to it and of course like most bathrooms it can be prone to getting a bit whiffy in there and the thought of filling the room with a lemon scent appealed to me as I associate lemon to be fresh smelling.
It came in a see-through and tear off piece of plastic and on the front label we are tol that it is Yankee Candle Company 'Sparkling Lemon' and then on the back of it we are shown little diagramns of what not to do with it and so on and contact details for Yankee are given.
What you get is a pale yellow, thick lump of round and fluted to the edges wax. I popped mine into the top of my oil burner and lit a tealight underneath. I'd already took a sniff of this before I started to melt it and the aroma was indeed that of natural juicey and slightly sweet but still crisp lemons and almost as soon as it had melted (which only took about 3 minutes by the way) my room started to smell beautifully of lemons. After a time the initial heavy fragranced seemed to even out, scenting through my whole flat and it was really a lovely fragrance.
I got about 7 and a half hours burn time with this one, on and off. Course it melts into liquid when burning it and then hardens back up when not in use and even just sat hard and not burning in my oil burner I could stiill catch a whiff of the scent as I was sat on my loo.
All in all I think this is a really nice scent from Yankee and I would without hesitation buy it again. Its not only available of course in the wax tart but in candles of different sizes too which I will be buying one of to keep in my bathroom as soon as I see one!
Available in all sorts of shops if you can't find them there is a selection on Amazon.com
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I didn't actually buy this Yankee candle as it came as a free gift from the website where I was buying my samplers and tarts for spending over a certain amount of money. I didn't get to pick what candle I got and when it arrived I was actually a little disappointed at first as I prefer the fresher candles and would never have picked a lemon aroma. This is a different aroma for me but I really like it and ended up ordering some more when the jar was finished. Sparkling lemon has an aroma of Meyer lemons with citrus limes and Bergamot lemons.
The reason I normally stay away from the fruity yankee candles is because I find that they are usually too sweet and sickly for me and the smell tends to linger for hours around the whole house. This one is different because the smell is not so sweet and sickly and it has a more natural smell and doesn't smell like sweeties which is what I think most of the other fruity candles from Yankee smell like.
The lemon is not overpowering and I can also smell the oranges and lime and it really smells like Greece or Italy in the summer time and I always tend to burn this when the weather is bad as it really does remind me of summer and puts me in a better mood.
You can buy sparkling lemon in all the different candles Yankee offers including the samplers and tarts. The glass jar I got was only the small one but it lasted for ages and Yankee say that you should get about 25 to 40 hours burn time with it. I burnt it every day and managed to get it to last about 2 and a half weeks. The small glass jar costs around £7.50 so this is a good amount of time for the money.
The fragrance was also really long lasting and I could smell the aroma long after I had blown out the candle. The only problem with this candle was that it seemed to take longer for the aroma to spread all over my living room than it does with the wax tarts and samplers but when it did the smell seemed to be a lot stronger and more intense.
This Yankee Sparkling Lemon wax tart was one of several wax tarts I received from my daughter as a Christmas gift. She had bought me several wax tarts on various visits to town and bought a pretty box to store them in and presented me with it on Christmas Day. Inside were a few of my favourites which she knew I would like and a few I had yet to try, this Sparkling Lemon being one of them.
Yankee describe their Sparkling Lemon fragrance as 'Effervescent sweet Meyer Lemon with notes of energetic citrus lime and bergamot orange.' This is definitely one for fans of fruity fragrance with the lemon notes being the most predominant, which is what you would expect when you look at this wax tart with its lemon yellow wax and picture of fresh lemons on the label.
As I held the wax tart to my nose, I was immediately reminded of fizzy Sherbert Lemon sweets and thought it quite similar to another Yankee fragrance: Lemon Lavender, which I have tried before and liked very much. And so I knew right away I would enjoy this one.
I am also a fan of anything lime fragranced, but although this fragrance is said to include both lime and orange notes, I personally could not detect these. Indeed the lemon fragrance is all I could smell, both when the wax tart was in its packaging and when it was in use, melting in my burner. If this does include lime and orange notes, then they must be so subtle it is difficult to detect them. I wasn't disappointed by this however, as I really liked the fizzy lemon scent, but if you bought this wanting to be able to detect the lime and orange mixed with the lemon, then you could be disappointed.
You can expect to achieve around 8 hours of fragrance from burning a wax tart and I find this varies from fragrance to fragrance. Whilst most will give you the 8 hours, I have found some have given me more and on a couple of occasions I have experienced some poor fragrances which have disappointed me and have fallen way short of providing 8 hours of fragrance. Thankfully this has been rare and I have mostly found these Yankee wax tarts to be a quality product.
When placing this Sparkling Lemon wax tart into my burner and lighting a tealight underneath it was only around two minutes before I began to smell the lemon fragrance filling the air. It was initially very strong, which I didn't mind and I could smell the fragrance around my home. After extinguishing the tealight the lemon scent hung in the air for some time after, which I was pleased about.
Usually when burning wax tarts I find the fragrance begins to fade gradually after the initial few hours, however with this one, it just seemed to disappear. One minute the lemon fragrance was there and then suddenly I couldn't smell it anymore, which I found surprising as I have not came across this before and usually eke out as much fragrance as I can before replacing the wax tart.
Again this is not something to complain about in my opinion, as I had achieved slightly over 8 hours of fragrance from my wax tart, it was just surprising to discover the scent had suddenly vanished.
Overall, I am happy to recommend Sparkling Lemon and it is one I shall buy again. I enjoy fruity fragrances and if you have tried the Lemon Lavender fragrance and enjoyed it then you will like this one.
It is available in wax tart, votive, tealight and glass jar format from Yankee Stockists. This one was a gift so I am not sure of where it was bought or the price paid, but you can expect to pay around £1.20 for wax tarts from branches of Clintons and Collectables and prices start from around 99p online from www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon.
Yankee Candle have 5 different fragrance groups - festive, floral, food and spice, fresh, fruit and world journeys. Of the 5, the fruit fragrances are by far my favourite; and citrus fragrances my preferred out of those.
The Sparking Lemon range comes in the usual glass jars (large, medium and small) and tarts, but I have the medium tumbler in the range.
The tumbler is a glass with a silver coloured, brushed metallic lid. They don't, in my opinion, look as nice as the classic glass jars, but I do find they will generally cost a little less. The lid can also be used to set the candle on, meaning you don't need to worry about your surfaces - not that I have ever had a problem with regular Yankee Candle jars in that respect.
This candle has the usual logo at the top of the glass, and the picture is of a glass of water(?... might be gin or vodka of course ;) ) with ice cubes splashing into it, and a slice of lemon. It immediately gives the impression of being refreshing and natural.
The wax is a bright yellow colour. It is said to smell of Meyer lemon, with lime and orange notes. A meyer lemon (says Wikipedia) is a native Chinese fruit which is said to be a cross between a lemon and either mandarin or orange. Therefore you would expect the smell to be extremely citrussy, which I love.
The smell is pure lemon at first, and with another good sniff you can also pick up an orangey scent. It is also slightly sweet, but not sickeningly so.
The great thing about Yankee Candles is not only do they give off a very strong scent, they also last for a good length of time. This one is no exception. You can burn it all evening yet the wax will not go down very far, and within a few minutes of burning it, the scent starts to spread around the room. With this particular fragrance, I find that if I burn it for several hours in the evening, when I come downstairs the following morning, I can still smell it.
This tumbler costs around £9 depending on where you buy it. Value for money and a lovely, fresh, citrussy scent.
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Sparkling Lemon is a Yankee Candle I had been meaning to try for quite some time. I absolutely adore lemon scents, so I'm not really sure why it has taken me so long to get around to trying this one out. I finally purchased in wax tart form while we were in a discount shop which was selling these off for 77p each.
As you would expect from a lemon fragrance, the wax tart is yellow in colour and the label depicts a slice of lemon in a drink. I could smell a strong lemony fragrance through the cellophane wrapper of this one, which my boyfriend quickly pronounced to be 'just like Flash' so I made sure he was out when I burned it!
Before I go any further, I should explain that a wax tart, unlike a candle, does not have a wick. It is simply a disc of fragranced wax, which should be placed into a tart burner (similar to an oil burner, but usually with a deeper dish) and melted under the flame of a tealight. If this is not your thing you can also buy this in the form of wax filled jars, tumblers, tea lights or mini sampler candles.
When I unwrapped the tart, I was quite surprised by the fragrance. It is a sharp lemony scent - much sharper than Yankee's other lemon fragrance, Country Lemonade, yet it had an unusual undertone to it. I couldn't quite put my finger on exactly what this scent was but I wasn't overly keen on it. I decided to go ahead and burn it, with my fingers crossed that I wouldn't be able to smell whatever it was when it was burning.
The tart had been burning for approximately 15 minutes before I could actually smell it in the room. The thing that surprised me most about the scent, was how gentle it is. I had been expecting something much stronger given the intensity of the candle before lighting and in all honesty I was a little disappointed that I could hardly smell this unless I was close to where it was burning. The scent didn't even fill the room, the only place I could smell it was in the immediate area where the tart was melting.
I mentioned earlier a strange undertone to this scent. I had hoped this wouldn't be noticeable when burning, but unfortunately it was. I find it very difficult to describe, but as crazy as this may sound, the best description I can think of, is like an undertone of a Terry's Chocolate Orange which has caught fire! I know that's a bit random, but the more I sat and sniffed it the more that thought entered my mind!
As I mentioned earlier I paid just 77p for this wax tart, a little under the RRP of £1.10. The tarts are designed to have a burn time of 8 hours, which I find to be quite accurate. I bought mine from Boundary Mill, you can also get them from Clintons Cards on the high street or online at www.yankeedoodle.co.uk. Other prices/burn times are below, but please note that all are approximate and will depend on where you shop.
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
Overall I was extremely disappointed with this scent. I had been looking forward to using it for some time so perhaps I had just set my expectations too high. I must say though I didn't find that it was strong enough for my tastes and there was that weird undertone which spoiled the lemony-ness of the scent. Given this, I would not recommend Yankee Candle Sparkling Lemon and will not buy it again.
Yankee Candle Sparkling Lemon wax Tart
This is another of my little treats I bought when I was recently in a town I don't remember ever having visited previously despite the fact that it is in Derbyshire. The town was Swadlincote and I was there taking advantage of another Groupon deal for long term lash extensions. I do like a bargain and so as I was wandering around waiting for my appointment as I had hot there rather early I went into one shop and got tempted by the Yankee candle display. They were not especially cheap but as they were so very lovely looking and smelled wonderful I bought myself four at the price of £1.10 per tart.
I have had a number of scented candles over the years and do like the wonderful scents that fill my rooms. In the Yankee range my daughter has bought me the votives when she has been up to visit and I have had a couple of the smaller jars as presents but I can't ever remember buying one of these tarts before. Having read so many reviews on here and Dooyoo about the tarts I was well aware that they had no wick and gave off their scent by being melted in a burner with a tea light candle underneath. They are called tarts as them look a bit like mini tarts with a fluted edge. They are not big and fit easily in your hand and probably weigh only 22grams.
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here . They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a big Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby but I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive so tend to see if I can get bargains elsewhere. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few.
The first one I used I had to cut the very tightly sealed plastic wrap from the outside then as I took the tart out I had a good sniff. I have since discovered that the sticker on the reverse has a small 'handle' or tab and if you pull that then this peels off allowing easier access! I'm a slow learner so it takes a while for the obvious to sink in. As I sniffed I could smell a lovely lemon scent but a very sweet and creamy mix. It certainly wasn't sharp or sour. This was a lovely creamy lemony scent a bit like the inside lemon of a Thornton's chocolate with no sharpness in my view which you can get sometimes from lemon scented things. The picture on the front shows a glass of real lemonade but I think that the smell is much creamier than home made lemonade. It reminds me of the filling in lemon puff biscuits a rather creamy lemon flavour.
I popped the tart onto one of my many little burners and slid a lighted tea light underneath and waited. The tart began to melt quite quickly as this time I had a burner with a smaller dish I had only put half of the tart in there. At each stage of course I had to take a photo. My husband thinks it is very funny all these photos of strange things that I have saved on my laptop.
As the tart melted the scent became stronger and warmer if that makes sense. A bit like the smell of baking cakes is a warm sweet filled my room with the aroma of cooking lemon curd, creamy lemony sweetness. It is a comforting homely sort of smell, it feels like you are being invited in to share a home cooked lemon filled creamy biscuit. It is in no way similar to the lemon scented cleaners which a re fresh and pleasant but this has that extra cosiness which wraps itself around you while you sit in the room
As I said this is only my second tart experience and so far I am impressed. I put this one in the dining room on the windowsill as ours is a tiled sills so there is no danger of the heat burning anything through the burner. Even though tea lights have the wax safely within their aluminium foils they can still create a massive amount of heat that will damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put my burners either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a burner with melted wax as they are very hot and melted wax can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I was very pleased with my sparkling lemon tart and love the smell, it is not a bit sparkling in my view and rather more creamy,more like a lemon puff filling than a lemon sherbet sweet, lemony and sweet with a hint of creaminess too. I can look forward to at least eight hours of this delicious scent in my dining room and the corridors around as it does carry quite some distance I have found.
I think I would be happy to use this in most rooms and will think about keeping some of this one for when we show people round our house as it is up for sale. It is the sort of scent that anyone would find pleasing I would think.
Thanks to all the wonderful reviewers on these sites for introducing me to these, I have a few hundred more to explore now. I think I have six in my little store cupboard at the present time so I will review these as I get to experience them. I have also been advised that you can of course mix your own combination of scents by using a bit from two or even three different tarts. So maybe if you have a very mild smelling one you could up its scent by using a scent to complement it and bring it out a bit more.
These tarts are one of many scented options that yankee do and they also sell reed diffusers which I have tried everal of and find them excellent. They also sell candles in old fashionbed glass jars and votives, car freshners and many other products. This flavor is available in these options:
Wax Tart - lasts 8 hour duration costs 90p to £1-05 each.
Tea light scented candles which last about 4-6 hours per candle, you get 12 in a box for about £5-99
Votive candle lasts 15 hour duration costs £1-75 to £2
Small house warmer jar candle lasts about 25-40 hours costs about £7-99
Standard lidded glass tumbler lasts about 35-45 hours and costs about £8-99
Medium house warmer jar candle lasts about 60-75 hours and costs about £13-99
Medium 2 wick tumbler lasts about 45-50 hours and costs about £13-99
Large 2 wick tumbler last about 70-90 hours and costs about £17-50
Large house warmer jar candle which lasts about 100-150 hours and costs about £17-99
The prices do vary from store to store so it does pay to look around if you are lucky enough to have more than one shop that sells them or try on line. Personally I think the little tarts give you a great trial of the scent, if you really like it then you may choose to get a candle which last longer. The only thing I find is that once the candle has burned down a bit it doesn't really look as nice as the wax is up the edges and it just looks tatty. With these little tarts once they have done their job you just remove the wax from the burner. A tip I have learned from Nar on here to put them in the freezer then the wax pops out easily - so thanks Nar for that it is a really handy tip. Then you just throw the wax away. If you were really into crafty stuff you could melt them and make your own candles if you saved them up and bought some wicks from a craft shop. I might even give that a try and let you know how they work!
Thank you Yankee candles for this lovely scented tart, creamy and lemony but it is making me crave a cream puff biscuit, luckily we live miles from the nearest shop so I will not succumb to temptation.
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==Yankee Candle Sparkling Lemon Wax Tart==
I now have to admit to having bought far too many Yankee Wax Tarts over the past few months and because I am only using a bit of each one I have a tub full of half used ones and I keep saying I will not buy any more until these have been used up. Then I take a trip past my local stockist and just can't help but pop in......
==Price and Availability==
I picked up this particular tart from my local jewellers who do a fairly big range and seem to get new ones in all the time (far too tempting) but this is not a particularly new scent to the Yankee Candle range but still it was one I hadn't tried. Having read so many good reviews on this particular fragrance I thought I really must get it even though I am not a big lemon fan.
For 90 pence though even if I didn't like it that much I could always pass the rest of the tart on to someone else and I wouldn't feel like I was out of pocket too much. The RRP of the tarts are £1.10p and the prices can vary from shop to shop though this brand seem to be widely available in a whole host of different stores. This scent seems to be quite popular and I have seen it quite a few times in varying shops.
==Look and Smell==
This tart is really quite a vibrant yellow colour and compared to the other lemon type tarts a lot deeper in colour making it visually appealing. It still has the same design of and other Yankee tart which is a flower shaped disc and on the front there is only a small sticky label showing a picture of a slice of fresh lemon in what I personally feel has got to be a glass of gin and tonic!
Having a good sniff of the tart through the plastic cellophane wrapper proved to be quite nice as the lemon smell was not only zesty but also rather sweet and what can only be described as rather juicy! The fragrance that was seeping through the packaging was really strong when compared to a lot of the recent Yankee Tarts I have had that have been quite a let down in the strength of aroma.
Of course I couldn't wait to put this tart to the test and once home this was the first one I tried out from my array of purchased tarts that day. Strangely as I said before I am not a great lover of lemon things and wouldn't dream of tarnishing my vodka and coke with a slice and could think of nothing worse than ruining my salmon with a squeeze of the fruit but somehow having smelt this in the store it appealed to me so much I chose this first.
I popped a chunk of the tart into one of my many oil burners and I find cutting them very easy as I just get the large kitchen scissors and cut through the plastic wrapping and break the wax disc inside. The tart crumbles slightly and this seems to make the wax melt quicker and let out the aroma a lot quicker than when using a whole tart and waiting for the thing to melt. Using only a small amount also allows me to change the fragrance of my tart a lot sooner than waiting the 8 odd hours that these tarts usually will burn for before evaporating into the air.
As soon as the tart began to melt the strong aroma which I smelt through the wrapper was trebled in strength and the fragrance was quick to spread all through the room and was kind enough to pass through my flat and create a wonderful fresh smell which I was really pleased with. There is no lack of body with this tart the zesty aroma was so appealing and utterly delicious. The sweet sherbet type of aroma which is mixed with the citrus gives a really succulent and almost mouth watering feel that I was so pleased with I even added a little more of the wax to the burner so that I could savour this smell a lot longer.
I have to say I am really pleased with my purchase of this tart and love the smell that it gives out. The citrus bursts of aroma are strong and fill the flat far better than my most recent efforts with the other tarts in the Yankee range and for the price I feel that I have got a brilliant buy. The very natural aromas are so true to life whilst being a lot sweeter than I had first imagined they would be. I love the way the smell seems to make my mouth water and make my home smell fresh alive and a little bit brighter on such a dreary day.
I cant find a single fault with this tart as the colour is good and the scent is beautiful so for that reason I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is well deserved and I would strongly recommend this particular tart even for those who are not great lovers of lemon. The blend of citrus fruits Yankee have used to infuse the wax work really well together to create a fragrance which seems to have a lot more depth than just a plain old lemon one.
I may be tempted to purchase another one of this fragrance if I don't get lured by one of the many others Yankee has to offer.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
I love Yankee candles - with the super-realistic scents and the huge number to choose from, they are brilliant for anyone wanting a fresher home . They are however a tad expensive, with the large house warmer jars costing around £18.
Luckily, there are alternative formats available for those of us who would like to try all the different scents but can't splash out on the jars, and my favourite are the small wrapped votive samplers, costing around £1.80 for a 1.75 oz candle.
I chose this scent because the candle was a lovely cheery bright yellow colour. I've been feeling very down lately due to being made redundant, amongst other things, but the sunny hue of this candle really brought a smile to my face. It's a colour that speaks of fun, happiness, and laughter. Added to that the name 'Sparkling Lemon' and there is every chance we are on to a winner, with Lemon being one of my favourite scents.
After removing the plastic wrapping, trimming the wick (which I noticed was well centred, ensuring an even burn), and placing this on my candle plate, I lit it, sat back in my chair, and prepared to be blown away!
After just a few minutes of burning, the scent of fresh lemon begun to fill the room - a very natural scent, with nothing artificial about it. It almost smelt juicy and wet in the air, and was complimented with a slight bitterness, a sort of 'peely' scent, perhaps bergamot. It's almost as though I have a fresh lemon in front of me, and am smelling the flesh, the peel, and even the slight waxiness on the outside - it's fab!
It's also strong - I didn't need to have it burning for long before the scent had entirely filled the ground floor of my house. It wasn't until I left my comfy chair and headed to the kitchen to make a cup of tea that I realised - not only did my house smell lemony fresh, but it almost smelt just cleaned, without a hint of any of my pets, or my kitchens normal cooking smells.
I blew my candle out after an hour - my house simply couldn't accommodate any more lemon. The candle had hardly burned down at all, and I know from experience that these small samplers can actually last an incredibly long time (the packaging states 15 hours) not least because you don't really need them on for that long to build up a scent.
The scent lingered in my home for a good few hours, and I have to say I really do love it . It's a cheery happy looking candle with a cheery happy smell, and it made me smile on a glum day .
My sampler cost me £1.65 from yankeedoodle.co.uk . However, if you haven't tried Yankee candles before, now is the time, as they currently have a sale on, with these sampler candles starting from just 60p. They also sell many discontinued Yankee varieties, so are well worth a look!
I have been a huge fan of Yankee Candles for several years now ever since we used some of them to fragrance and light up the room at our wedding. After reading so many reviews on wax tarts by Yankee Candles I have been converted to using them. This review on the Sparkling Lemon fragrance relates to my use of a wax tart version of this fragrance.
In case you're unaware Yankee Candles in a USA based company that has been making candles since 1969 when the company founder Mike Kittredge melted some crayons to make a candle for his mum and sold one to a neighbour. Over 40 years later they are one of the most-recognized names in the candle business with over 150 fragrances scents. The majority of these are manufactured by master chandlers (candle makers) in Massachusetts USA.
What is a tart?
If you don't know what Yankee Candle wax tarts are the easiest way I can describe them is they are in miniature form the same shape as a traditional edible tarts with a fluted edge. The tart is made of the same wax used in the all the Yankee Candle candles minus a wick. This tart measures approximately 6cm in diameter and 2cm in height and is a lovely soft lemon color as the picture on Dooyoo illustrates. The tart is wrapped in plastic to protect it from crumbling and has a picture of a glass of clear liquid with ice cubes and lemon on the front of it. When the tart is placed on top of a tart burner or oil burner then the tart is melted by a tea light underneath and it gradually starts to give off a gentle aroma. When you want to remove the wax from a tart burner it is recommend you place the tray section of the tart burner in the freezer for a few minutes and then gently easy this out. I can definitely vouch that this has always worked for me not only with this fragrance but with others too. Yankee candles claim that the scents from wax tarts last about 8 hours. What I actually do is generally half each tart to get more use out of them and I find there is still enough scent from a tart to fragrance a room this way.
"Effervescent sweet Meyer Lemon with notes of energetic citrus lime and bergamot orange" is the way Yankee candle market this fragrance. When using the tart what I have found is that the initial top notes of this tart are a bubbly light lemon fragrance that as the wax melts seems to revitalize the room. This is not an artificial lemon smell as often found in cleaning product but more of a zesty lemon that reminds me of squeezing and zesting lemons for a drizzle cake. As the scents start to settle down after about 15 minutes a hint of freshly squeezed limes becomes noticeable and backs up the citrus notes of the lemon. The final base notes of bergamot orange are quite subtle and I don't always pick these up. After half an hour when all the wax has turned into a deliciously hot yellowy colored oil, the fragrance that I think this is most reminiscent of is the lemons in a lemon meringue pie and by this a good home made lemon pie that is bursting with zest and juice and the sweet sugary smells of hot warm meringue with an edge of brunt sugar as the top caramelizes slightly. I find the scent from this fragrance does last well and I have found that I do get around the 8 hours worth of scent claimed for this fragrance. One of the things that I like about this scent especially at the moment is how summery it makes me feel. The zesty sparkling scent seems to bring a touch of the warmth of the Mediterranean to a room on a night time. Whilst I generally burn this on an evening once my son has gone to bed I don't think this scent is a heavy one and would be suitable for day time burning too. The fragrance is a lovely clean scent and I actually find t seems to neutralize odours well and I will light this fragrance say if we have had some strong smelling food that night such as a curry and this takes away those smells.
I would definitely recommend this as a summery fragrance for the home. The zest smell of lemon is complemented well by the citrus tones of lime and bergamot. The scent last well and one that hits you with full on lemon and sugar every time you re enter a room when it has been burning. The scent from the wax tart I find lasts well and lives up to the 8 hours worth of claims by the company and if you do as I do and brake tarts in two that is 16 hours of lovely fragrance for just over a £1 for which you really can't go wrong. I tend to buy mine either on line or at a local garden centre which stores a large range of Yankee Candle products.
The scent is available in other formats as well as tarts and the following is a list of some of that selection from www.yankee.co.uk
Large House warmer jar - £13.45
Medium House warmer Jar -£11.49