Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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One To Clear The Air..
Yankee Candle Storm Watch Wax Tart
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Storm Watch Wax Tart
Advantages: appearance, refreshing and a natural scent, unusual
Disadvantages: rare scent, not particularly special, price
Yankee Candle is an American candle company. Their scented candles are presented in different formats which carry different price tags. They offer various sized housewarmer candle jars and tumblers, votive samplers, tea lights and also wax tarts.
A wax tart is a small piece of scent infused wax. It should be placed in a tart burner with a tea light lit underneath. The wax will melt and your chosen Yankee scent will be released into the air. A tart should be melted for a few hours at a time and left to turn solid after use. Each tart is said to offer 8 hours of fragrance.
Storm Watch is a USA exclusive scent which is similiar to 'Rainbows End'. This particular wax tart is a pale blue colour and is shrink wrapped. The label on this tart shows a lightening storm scene. Yankee describe the scent of this tart as..
'Like a moist warning breeze before a storm, naturally airy and refreshingly different'
~Price and Availability~
The tart can be purchased from eBay priced at £1.50.
The Storm Watch housewarmer jars can be bought from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk from £7.15.
My recent splurge on eBay let me to purchasing loads of USA exclusive wax tarts. I mainly stuck to foody scets but bought a few others which I thought may be unusual scents and worth buying. I was attracted to Storm Watch as it sounded different to the usual Yankee scents and paid £1.50 for my tart. This is a bit more than UK available tarts and it is good to see that the housewarmer jars are priced averagely for this particular scent.
As you all know, my Yankee burner is put through its paces on a daily basis. I like to burn fresh tarts during the day time whilst doing housework and prefer warm, sweet and comforting scents for the evening when I wish to relax and chill out. Storm Watch is definitely a day time scent in my opinion. As I unwrapped the tart, I could detect a lovely fresh scent which was fairly subtle and understated. The tart took a short while to melt and created a pool of light blue liquid.
~The Calm Before The Storm...~
The scent of Storm Watch took a while to reach a noticeable level of strength. After 20 minutes or so, I started to detect a strong aroma seeping out from my burner and filling up my living room. Storm Watch doesn't have a distinctive aroma unlike many Yankee scents. It offers a strong, fresh smell which reminds me the cool breeze whilst walking along the beach in Majorca in the evening - a light breeze hitting off the warm sea and creating an airy, fresh sea sort of scent.
The freshness of this scent gave my home a real boost and every room felt clean and airy which I liked. The scent was strong enough to out-do the scent of my cleaning products and left my home smelling lovely and refreshed like I had just done a Spring clean. Up close, the scent was a little different and reminded me of moist greenery which offered an edge to a predominately fresh scent.
I would say the overall scent did remind me of the ocean air before a storm arrived but moreso abroad. Having witnessed a few thunder and lightening storms in Majorca, the scent of Storm Watch offers quite a realistic resemblence. That moment where there is a moist feeling in the air and you know a storm is approaching. It is a special scent but it is very upbeat and a little intense. There is something a bit different about this scent which sets it apart from other Yankee scents in the same league. It doesn't just smell like fresh air!
One thing I did appreciate about Storm Watch was the effect it had on me as well as my home. I have had a lot on my mind recently and found that I could concentrate on things a bit better whilst burning this tart. It sounds a bit weird but it offered a mind cleansing experience for me so has an extra benefit which may not be considered at the time of purchase.
Whilst not an amazing scent, I do quite like Storm Watch. I found it beneficial to melt this tart for 2 hours or so at a time and the freshness lingered in my home for a while after the tea light had been blown out. The freshness remained prominent each time I burned the tart but the greenery type scent came through in short bursts to keep the scent alive. My tart gave me around 8 hours of scent before it started to lose intensity and fade away.
Overall, a pleasant day time scent which clears the air of any home!
Thanks for reading x
Originally written for ciao January 2012. Prices have been updated for dooyoo.
Summary: a Yankee scent with air cleansing properties