Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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I was disappointed with this one.
Yankee Candle Spiced Orange
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Spiced Orange
Advantages: Lovely spicy orange scent. Cheap.
Disadvantages: Fragrance only lasted 3-4hours
Yankee Candle Spiced Orange wax tart had an instant appeal to me when I spotted a variety of Yankee Candle products reduced in a branch of 'Collectables' recently. The reason being that I am a fan of spicy fragrance, be it perfume or home fragrance, as well as loving all things orange flavoured or fragranced. I always loved orange Smarties and orange Starburst sweets (or Opal Fruits as they were then) when I was a child as well as orange scented toiletries. Indeed this 'orange' appeal is something that has continued throughout my life.
So it was no surprise to me that depsite the array of wax tarts, votives and glass jars on display, the Spiced Orange wax tart was indeed the first product I picked up.
Although it is the votive that is displayed here in the photograph, it is actually the wax tart I purchased. Dooyoo won't accept different format suggestions as the fragrance is the same whatever type of Spiced Orange candle you choose.
I had high hopes for this wax tart as a strong smell of spicy orange and ginger fragrance was evident through the shrink-wrap. A photograph of oranges and the dark orange colour of the wax combined with the fragrance conjours up images of winter evenings and the festive period. However, I couldn't wait that long to try out this fragrance and so despite it only being August and although this maybe a winter scent, I decided to use it right away.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the strength of fragrance and how well it lasts when using Yankee Candles and as I already mentioned, I had high hopes for this one. For the first time I was confident that this would definitely throw off a strong fragrance and felt pretty sure it would become a firm favourite of mine.
After placing the wax tart in my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, I sat back and waited for the fragrance to be released. It wasn't long (around 4 minutes) before I detected the beginnings of a spicy fragrance appearing as the wax began to melt in the top of the burner.
Yankee state that this fragrance is a bright, cheery blend of sunny citrus and snappy ginger and I could certainly dectect the orange citrus with an added twist of spicy ginger. The fragrance began to fill the room and I was really enjoying burning this wax tart.
I did notice however, that the throw from this one was not as good as other wax tarts and although the fragrance filled the room, it was not as strong as I expected and did not waft out into the hallway and up the stairs as others I have used have done.
Yankee state that a wax tart can give off up to 8 hours worth of fragrance from a single tart and in my experience up until now this has been true. Indeed I have experienced over 8 hours of fragrance in some cases. However, Spiced Orange sadly did not provide me with anything near this and after burning for around 3 hours I noticed the fragrance was disappearing. Another hour passed and I could barely smell anything except when I got close to the liquid wax.
Out of all of the wax tarts, glass jars and votives I have bought or been given as gifts, this Spiced Orange has been the most disappointing. If this wax tart had been my first experience of Yankee Candles, then I doubt I would have been able to understand why it is that so many people recommend and enthuse about their candles!
Putting it all into context, I only paid 82p instead of the usual £1.10 for my wax tart which isn't a lot to pay and it did fragrance my living room with a lovely scent for 3-4 hours. However I can't help but be disappointed overall with its longevity and strength of fragrance compared to other Yankee fragrances and I doubt I would buy this one again.
I had hoped this one would become my favourite, but it is actually my least favourite thus far. There are better fragrances to be had from Yankee.
Summary: Not one of Yankee's best!