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Sugary Coated Apples!
Yankee Candle Sugared Apple
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Sugared Apple
Advantages: lovely sweet scent, appearance, lasts well, price, overall fragrance and strength
Disadvantages: the apple scent isn't overly strong, some may find it a bit heavy
Yankee Candle originated in the USA. They offer a huge collection of scented products for your home.
Yankee Candle have released four new scents for the Christmas 2012 season : Apple and Pine Needle, Snow In Love, Cranberry Ice and Sugared Apple.
Sugared Apple is available in different formats (jar, tumblers, tealights, tarts and votives)which can be chosen based on your budget. The purse friendly way to experience this particular scent, is by purchasing a wax tart. For those unfamiliar with the Yankee range, a wax tart is a fluted disc of wax which is infused with natural, scent extracts.
A full or half wax tart should be placed in a tart burner bowl with a tealight underneath. Each 22g tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent. Sugared Apple is a white coloured tart and is presented in a shrink wrapped. The label on the front illustrates a delicious looking red apple sprinkled with icing sugar.
The official Yankee description of Sugared Apple is 'a delicious sweet apple treat..a perfect recipe of juicy apples sprinkled with sugar and vanilla'.
~Price and Availability~
Sugared Apple is currently available to purchase online and will be available from your local Yankee stockist (House of Fraser, local stores) when the Christmas collection is released soon. Online stockists include www.yankeescents4.com, and eBay. Expect to pay between £1.00 and £1.20 per tart. www.yankee.co.uk also stock this tart.
As an avid Yankee Candle fan, you can imagine my excitement when I realised that the 2012 festive scents had been released! Having just finished my stash of Autumn fragrances, I was delighted at the early release of these wax tarts! I loved the sound of each of the four tarts so bought them all. I do like the way Yankee present the festive tarts - they are all green, white or red coloured.
I am, without a doubt, addicted to all things Christmassy and am more than happy to watch Fred Claus, eating a turkey dinner and having a Yankee festive tart melting away in my alcove. As soon as my tarts arrived, I couldn't wait to try them out and Sugared Apple was my first conquest as it looked so fresh and had a pretty label. The weather isn't particularly warm at the moment so my tarts have been put to good use in the evenings when I wish to relax with a film (usually Christmas related). I buy the tarts as a way of sampling the different scents before commiting to a large and expensive housewarmer jar.
Sugared Apple will definitely appeal more to those who adore sweet scents (like myself). A strong sweetness can be detected through the wrapper and this, as you can imagine, increases when the tart is naked (ohhh err). I always pop the full tart into my tart burner and Sugared Apple took very little time to descend into a cloudy pool of hot, scented liquid. Sugared Apple is a highly scented and quickly fills my living room with a strong fragrance before filtering around our flat. My fiance could detect it in our bedroom. It takes over any other homely scents including cooking aromas from the adjoining kitchen and at first, can be a little overpowering.
Having sampled lots of other apple based scents that Yankee offer, I can confirm that this one is quite different indeed. It has been spruced up and whilst I don't personally think of apples at Christmas, this does seem to be the perfect cold evening sort of scent. It is uplifting yet warm and inviting which I like. Sugared Apple will not be to everyones tastes but I personally love it. After the first 10 minutes or so, the scent settles to a pleasant strength which hangs in the air beautifully.
Sugared Apple is a very sweet and at times, rather sickly. The apple element, whilst noticeable, lingers in the background of the overall scent and gives off a refreshing, juicy undertone - very natural and crisp. The main focus is on the sugar and vanilla which is surprising as those 'ingredients' are said to be 'sprinkled' on, not poured on! Anyway, I am still a fan! The sugary sweetness is very evident and gives a layered feel to the scent. If it were a cake, it would have a slightly gritty texture so it works best in tart format! The vanilla addition is welcomed and adds a subtle hint of 'flavour' to the sugary scent without becoming too much to handle. Those who aren't keen on vanilla could still appreciate this scent.
The overall apple/sugar/vanilla combination is mouthwatering in small doses. I found myself feeling a bit overwhelmed by the strength of this tart after an hour and a half. Even us sweet addicts can't handle too much sweetness! I like to leave my tealight burning for an hour at a time and notice the scent lingers for a short while afterwards. The liquid turns into a solid block of wax and easily melts again when the another tealight is lit. I have received 8 hours from Sugared Apple so far and there is still plenty of scent left in my tart so it will exceed the 8 hour time.
I can highly recommend Sugared Apple. My only critisism, if I had to be picky, would be that the apple isn't as prominent as it could have been. The overall scent could have evened out a little better if more apple scent had been added to counteract the sugary sweetness a little. After finding the scent a little too strong in the living room, I moved my tart burner into the kitchen when using afterwards and allowed the scent to filter through from there which was much more enjoyable as the scent wasn't as sickly sweet. The wax tart represents excellent value for money and I expect that this fragrance will be popular when it hits the shops. It is definitely on my 'to buy in jar format' list.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally written for ciao Sept 2012.
Summary: no need to sugar coat this..