Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Storm Watch Wax Tart
Member Name: MrsD76
Yankee Candle Storm Watch Wax Tart
Advantages: An unusual but pleasant scent
Disadvantages: Not one of my faves!
A tarty treat
It was this very website that introduced me to Yankee Candles, and I think it was around a year ago that I made my first order. I was instantly hooked, especially to the wax tarts. Technically, wax tarts aren't really candles as they have no wick. Instead you pop them into a burner - you can get ones specifically designed for wax tarts or you can just use an oil burner, which is what I do. Then you light the tealight underneath, wait for the wax to melt and enjoy the lovely aroma!
Wax tarts are designed to burn for around eight hours in total but you don't need to burn them all in one go. In fact, I usually find an hour is enough to fill my room with the lovely scent, and best of all some of tarts have scents that linger for a while after blowing the tealight out.
Since making my first Yankee purchase, I have discovered that the best way to buy tarts is on ebay. I tend to buy ten at a time which means they work out cheaper. From some retailers these cost around £1.50 each, but I now get mine for around £1. You can also buy Yankee products from various shops including Clinton Cards.
Tricky to find
However the Storm Watch range may be harder to come by, as I do not think you will find this in any shops. It is one of the "retired" wax tarts and I only discovered it when reading a US website which included Yankee reviews. I added it to my Yankee wishlist and luckily discovered that it was available on ebay from various sellers.
A warning breeze...
The reason I wanted to try this out is that it sounded so different. I usually go for fruity tarts when I make my orders but I do like to try something different now and then and this one sounded intriguing. It I described as a "moist warning breeze before a storm". To be honest, I really wasn't sure what to expect.
As with all Yankee wax tarts, this light blue tart came shrink wrapped and, through the wrapper, the smell was definitely interesting! It is, overall, a fresh fragrance yet there is more to it as it had a slightly masculine edge to it too.
This went straight into by burner, and it took a little while to get going - longer perhaps than other tarts I have tried. But once it started to melt the scent really filled my living room rapidly.
Something a bit different
It is certainly an interesting and unusual fragrance and unlike any other tart I have tried. Although at first it has a clean and fresh smell, the longer I left the tart burning the more other scents came through. There is a hint of men's aftershave here, but it also has a slight 'outdoors' smell to it too - it is a little grassy I think. This isn't usually a scent I would like I don't think but here it comes across as fresh and light.
This has a nice relaxing fragrance and although it fills the room it isn't too strong or overpowering. I have tried other tarts which get too much for me before long and I have to extinguish the tealight. But I can leave this one for a few hours without it getting too sickly or cloying. It is more of a background scent than other tarts I have tried.
In all honesty I can't say this reminds me of stormy days or anything like that! But it is a scent I am keen on and I like that it is a bit different for me and a definite change from the fruity tarts I usually opt for! It gives me room a fresh and clean fragrance with a bit of a twist.
All in all I do like this one. It isn't one of my absolute favourites but for a change I would recommend it. You may not find it from the usual retailers but it seems widely available online.
Summary: Another lovely wax tart from Yankee