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Sweet sugary apples.
Yankee Candle Sugared Apple
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Sugared Apple
Advantages: Long lasting fragrance.
On a recent shopping trip at the Metro Centre in Gateshead, I spotted a sale notice in the window of a branch of Collectables and as I know they stock a large range of Yankee candles, I went inside to see if any wax tarts were reduced in price.
The usual price of a wax tart is around £1.20-£1.30, which isn't a lot of money but when you are a Yankee addict as I am, then the cost can mount up and so I always try to stock up when I see any reduced in price.
I was in luck as Collectables were selling off the Christmas range of Yankee candles, including the wax tarts. Most were half price or less, with many only 50p each. I stocked up on a few different scented tarts including Sparkling Snow, Christmas Cookie and Christmas Cupcake which I have purchased in the past, but I also purchased a couple of Sugared Apple wax tarts, a scent I had not tried before.
Sugared Apple was one of Yankee's newer Christmas scents released. Yankee describe Sugared Apple as "A deliciously sweet apple treat... a perfect recipe of juicy apples sprinkled with sugar and vanilla."
I must admit the white sparkly wax with an image of apples dusted in sugar on the label, made this wax tart look very inviting along with the scent of apples as you would expect and then mixed with vanilla.
Now I am not normally much of a fan of vanilla fragranced products, but the vanilla fragrance here appeared quite subtle as I held the tart to my nose and because it was blended with the apples, it made for a sweet but not sickly fragrance and I looked forward to trying it.
I placed the tart into my burner and lit a tealight underneath. As soon as the wax began to melt the scent began to fill the room with a sweet and fruity fragrance. The vanilla seemed to be the first scent I noticed and I worried a little thinking it was going to become overpowering, but thankfully it didn't. The fragrance of the apples quickly filtered through and formed a sweet fragrance which was quite pleasant.
I could smell the scent from my wax tart in my downstairs rooms and it also wafted up the stairs a little too. The fragrance also hung in the air for quite some time after I extinguished the tealight or when the tealight had burned out.
In terms of longevity, I am pleased to report that the fragrance released from this wax tart exceeded the eight hours suggested by Yankee, which is often the case. I actually achieved around 10-11 hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance began to fade, making my wax tart great value for money.
By buying these wax tarts or the tealights or votive sampler candles from Yankee, it is an inexpensive way to sample the many fragrances Yankee offer, before splashing out on the more expensive glass jar candles and tumblers. I personally prefer buying the wax tarts to the glass jars as I think they represent great value for money.
I also find that these wax tarts make ideal drawer scenters too. If you leave them in their packaging and place them in a drawer they will provide long-lasting fragrance. I often leave mine in my underwear drawer until I am ready to use them.
Sugared Apple is not a fragrance that I would describe as a festive fragrance only, indeed I personally believe this is a fragrance for anytime of year, although the packaging is very festive of course. Although it is not my favourite Yankee fragrance (there are so many to choose from!) it is one I enjoyed and will definitely purchase this one again.
Yankee wax tarts and other candles are available to buy at branches of Clinton cards and Collectables as well as other card and gift shops and department stores. They can also be found online at many retailers including www.yankeecandle.co.uk and Amazon.
Summary: Another quality product from Yankee