Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Just like Mamma used to bake
Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream
Advantages: Nice scent, long burntime
My Yankee obsession is relatively young. I will give you all one guess why I decided I must try this brand.....yes that's right, reviews from all of you! I had seen Yankee products before and thought that they looked nice with some interesting scents but they were quite pricey. However, through the powers of dooyoo and ciao I soon learned that the Yankee brand can be bought in a number of forms including wax tarts and tealights.
I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a wax tart holder and some tarts a few months ago. One variety I knew that I had to try was the strawberry buttercream version. I love strawberries and I love buttercream. I especially love baking with the two so this sounded like the perfect scent for me to try.
I ordered my tarts from ebay where I paid around £1.20 per tart if I remember rightly but they can be found in a number of places including specialised Yankee websites, card shops and gift shops. The scent is also available in a range of sizes including the tart and larger jar candles. As I have the tart this review is going to be focused on the tart variety.
To burn the tart you will need a special burner which you can pick up for as little as £5. I bought a genuine yankee petal design one for something like £6 so they can be picked up at bargain prices.
The tart comes wrapped in clear shrink wrap. You can see the tart inside and it is a pale cream colour. The label tells me that the scent is Strawberry Buttercream and there is a picture of a cupcake. You can detect a slight aroma of the tart through the wrapping.
Using the tart is very simple. Just take off the wrapping, pop it into the top of the burner, place an unscented tea light underneath and you are ready to go. It is important that the tealight is unscented to ensure that you get the full scent from the tart.
Once the tealight has been burning for around five minutes or so you begin to get a pool of melted wax forming in the centre of the tart. The aroma really begins to kick in then and the air is full of the sweet aroma of strawberry and buttercream.
The scent is lovely. It is sweet yet the cream really helps to balance it out and its a very comforting and homely smell. You can definitely detect some vanilla coming through and the strawberry scent is quite subtle and there is sort of a hint of it rather than the initial scent being that of strawberry. I wouldn't say it was too much of a feminine scent because my partner commented that the house smelled nice so its not too frilly and fancy for men!
Each wax tart is supposed to have a burn time of around 8 hours. However, I have burned mine for around 2 hours a few weeks ago and now I have had it burning for around 4 hours this evening and I would estimate that there was at least half of the tart left.
To stop the tart burning you simply extinguish the tealight and within ten minutes or so the liquid wax will solidify back into a tart. If desired you can then take this out of the burner with a bit of a wiggle and then you are free to burn a new fragrance.
The aroma of the tart lingers for a good few hours after burning. If I burn it in the evening I can still detect a very subtle hint of the aroma in the morning but the scent has usually gone within 12 hours.
I really like this fragrance and think it will be a fab one for winter as I think it provides a really cosy and homely scent. It has a subtle aroma and is bound to appeal to most. Definitely one to try if you haven't previously.
Summary: Lovely offering from Yankee