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Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream
Date: 12/09/11, updated on 12/09/11 (116 review reads)
Advantages: Good longevity, nice fruity fragrance.
Yankee's Strawberry Buttercream wax tart was another of my bargain buys recently, when I spotted a few of Yankee Candle's products reduced to half-price in Clinton Cards. At just 55p for a wax tart, I couldn't leave the shop without buying a few.
This wax tart appealed to me right away as soon as I spotted it, as not only do I love strawberry scents but the photograph on the packaging on the front of the wax tart showed a mound of delicious looking cream with strawberries, making it look even more tempting.
The tart itself is white in colour and smells quite strongly of strawberries whilst still in its wrapping, which also means these wax tarts are great to pop in drawers to add fragrance, as well as melting them in a tart or oil burner of course.
Once I had unwrapped my wax tart I could also detect the subtle creamy fragrance added to the strawberries and thought for once, Yankee have actually given an appropriate name to one of their candles!
Recently I have bought a few of these tarts and with names such as 'Beach Towel' have wondered exactly how Yankee came up with the name. Also there are a few which have names that would suggest a certain fragrance, but you find that the actual scent, whilst pleasant enough, is nothing like you would perhaps imagine it to be!
With Strawberry Buttercream smelling so strongly before I had removed the wrapping I did think I would achieve the 8 hours burning time stated by Yankee and maybe perhaps a little more, as this often happens with some of the stronger smelling wax tarts.
After placing it in my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it was only a couple of minutes before I detected the strawberry scent beginning to appear as the wax melted.
Quite a lot of the Yankee fragrances seem to be masculine, often reminding me of aftershaves, which I really don't mind. Indeed my favourite Yankee tart so far is one which reminds me of Joop aftershave. However, Strawberry Buttercream is definitely a feminine fragrance, so if you are not a fan of the masculine scented candles or wax tarts then this may be one for you. The strawberries and cream combination fusing together to produce a really lovely fruity fragrance with a twist or as Yankee say : 'An absolutely luscious treat of plump, sweet strawberries buried in rich whipped cream...'
It does actually smell good enough to eat!
The fragrance from my wax tart as it began to melt was really quite strong and I allowed the tealight burn out which was around 3 hours. During this time the fragrance wafted out into my hallway and up the stairs.
What I particularly liked with this one was the following morning, after having burned the tart for 3 hours the previous evening, the fragrance was still hanging in the air when I came downstairs and I could also still detect the fragrance when I came home from work later that day. Whilst it isn't the strongest fragrance I have experienced from Yankee, its longevity after extinguishing the tealight was impressive.
I also achieved the 8 hours of fragrance you can expect to achieve from burning a wax tart. In fact it was actually around 9 hours before the fragrance began to disappear, which again is good.
Strawberry Buttercream is definitely one I would buy again and whilst not my favourite (I actually prefer the more spicy, masculine scented candles) it is certainly one of the best I have came across so far in terms of the fragrance's 'throw' and its longevity.
By buying a wax tart or a votive from Yankee you are also getting the chance to sample the fragrance and see if you like it before buying the more expensive scented glass jars. The usual price of the wax tarts vary between 99p - £1.20 and they are available to buy online from Yankee outlets as well as Amazon and also from card and gift retailers.
As I mentioned at the beginning, I paid just 55p for my wax tart in a sale at Clinton Cards which made my purchase a great bargain.
Summary: A wax tart from Yankee that has a name which actually matches the fragrance!
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