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Yankee's 'Summer Scoop' fragrance was first introduced in the summer of 2013. I was keen to try it out at the time, but never spotted it in wax tart format (which is my preference) in any of the shops I visited which stocked Yankee Candles.
Finding shops which stock these wax tarts is actually becoming a bit of a problem lately I have found, as the Collectables gift store chain has closed down and my local Debenhams appears to have stopped selling them too. Even Clintons only seem to be stocking the glass jar candles and votives of late. Therefore I have had to resort to making purchases online of Yankee Wax Tarts and had made a note to look for this one in particular, Summer Scoop.
Before I got to order it however, my daughter bought me a gift of some Yankee Wax Tarts and I was delighted to find 'Summer Scoop' was one of the wax tarts included.
Yankee describe their Summer Scoop fragrance as 'Delicious memories of creamy, homemade strawberry ice cream on a hot summer day'.
Now being a fan of fruity fragrance and having enjoyed other Yankee Strawberry fragrances, I felt pretty confident I would like this one a lot.
Pale pink in colour and with a picture of some delicious looking strawberry ice cream on the label, Summer Scoop is exactly like its name suggests, which I quickly confirmed when holding up the wax tart to my nose and smelling the creamy sweet strawberry scent whilst still in its packaging.
I placed the tart in the well of my burner and lit a tealight underneath. As the wax began to melt, a sweet fruity and buttery aroma began to appear. My initial thoughts were how much it reminded me of Yankee's 'Strawberry Buttercream' which is one I love. As the fragrance developed further, I then thought it reminded me of Yankee's 'Christmas Cookie' too. Indeed if you are a fan of either of these fragrances then I am sure you will also enjoy 'Summer Scoop' as it seems to be a very similar scent to these. Fruity but very buttery and cookie smelling, making quite a mouth-watering fragrance overall.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve 8 hours of fragrance from one of their wax tarts and I am happy to report that most of the time, I find these 8 hours are exceeded and I can easily eke out a few more hours of fragrance, as even though the scent begins to fade, there is usually enough to still create a nice aroma around the room before it disappears altogether.
What surprised me with Summer Scoop however, was that although the fragrance was quite strong at first and wafted out through the downstairs of my home, I then noticed it seemed to be weakening after just 4 hours. Although I could still detect the fragrance, I did expect it to remain stronger for a while longer. Whilst I did achieve the expected 8 hours of fragrance, I would say that for the last couple of hours the scent was not as strong as I have experienced with many other Yankee wax tarts. After 8 hours it suddenly seemed to disappear altogether and as I have experienced far greater longevity from Yankee's other strawberry fragrances, I was left feeling a little disappointed.
Despite this, I would still purchase Summer Scoop again, but it did not give as good longevity as many others I have tried.
I think this one will be one I will purchase if I see it on offer at a reduced price. If I am paying full price then I will look to purchase wax tarts which give me the greatest longevity. I think the other strawberry Yankee fragrances will be my preference over Summer Scoop.
It was a shame this one didn't perform quite as I expected, but the fragrance when evident, was really lovely and one to be enjoyed all year round, not just in the summer.
Yankee Summer Scoop is also available in votive, tealight, and glass jar format. The wax tart is currently available, along with the formats, online from wwwyankeecandle.co.uk priced at £1.25. There are also other online Yankee stockists to browse for your Yankee candle requirements and they can also be bought from online retailer Amazon.
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The product I am reviewing is a Yankee Candle Wax Tart in the scent of Summer Scoop which sounded delicious when reading about it on the Yankee Direct website. I recently bought a new burner and a large range of wax tarts to go with it and this was on of the 2nd wax tarts to try with the burner. This wax tart is said to give you delicious memories of creamy homemade ice cream on a hot summer day. This sounded so delicious that I couldn't resist buying it to try. The wax tart is round in shape but has a scalloped edge and is a nice thickness. This particular wax tart is a nice light pink colour. All wax tarts are individually wrapped in clear cellophane which is easy to remove using a pair of scissors (carefully!). On the front of the packaging it states what scent it is and it also has a picture of pink ice cream with various berries and fruits next to it. I imagined that the scent of this was going to be slightly sweet if not quite fruity. On the bottom of the packaging it shows you diagrams where you can and can't place the wax tart. Obviously this is for use with Yankee burners and should not be used with anything else. When unwrapping the tart it was a little crumbly; how-ever I just put this down to being bashed around slightly during transit. The tart has a delicious creamy scent which smells lightly of berries such as strawberries & raspberries. When smelling the tart it did remind me a little of summer as it was a fresh but fruity scent. Each wax tart has 8 hours burn time. I was looking forwards to trying this one out and hoped it smelt as good melted as it did when solid.
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I purchased this item from www.yankeedirect.com where the individual tart is priced at £1.20. You can actually purchase 10 tarts for the price of 8 on the website. You can also purchase the wax tarts from various shops and also garden centres and other places in the internet such as eBay. Other products in this range include:
* Large Jar - £19.49
* Medium Jar - £16.49
* Small Jar - £7.99
* Sampler/Votive - £1.75
* Tea Lights (x12) - £5.06
Please note that the prices have been taken from www.yankeedirect.com so prices may vary on different websites and in garden centres.
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Using the Product
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I popped the wax tart into the top of the burner and then placed a lit tea light in the burner which would start melting the wax tart releasing the summer scent. I would say that it took around 5mins before I could smell any kind of scent from the tart, which I find with most of the wax tarts anyway. As the wax tart melted it released a gorgeous light, creamy strawberry scent into the room which wasn't actually as sweet as I first though it would be. The scent has a nice strength to it which I would say is just right as it's not over-powering but at the same time isn't too weak either. The scent of this wax tart really does remind me off summer and also reminds of creamy strawberry ice cream. As previously stated the smell of the tart is more like a light strawberry scent with a few other berries such as raspberries. The scent of the wax tart filled my room and also drifted out onto the landing as well and as my mum came up the stairs she commented on how nice the scent was. Straight away she asked if it was strawberry scented. After the tea light had been blown out I found that the scent did linger for a while which was really nice as some scents tend to disappear quite quickly. This is a really gorgeous scent that would suit any room and would smell especially nice during the summer.
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Although I wasn't sure what to expect from this scent, I was look forwards to trying it and it sounded delicious, almost good enough to eat. I found the smell of the wax tart very nice before I had even placed it in the burner ready to melt and release the scent into the air. It did take a little while to be able to smell any real scent from the tart once I had placed it on the burner but once the smell of the tart started to come out I wasn't disappointed. I loved the light creamy scent of strawberry and berries which smell really fresh and summery. The scent of the tart wasn't as sweet as I expected which was nice as quite often some sweet scents can be a little sickly. The tart gave off a good amount of scent making it fill the room and go beyond. I loved that the scent of the product lingered a while even after blowing out the tea light. In terms of value I think the product is good value and it's definitely a scent I would consider purchasing again. This had actually been added to my list of favourite Yankee fragrances.
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I always buy my Yankee wax tarts in bulk, which not only saves me money but also gives me a chance to try out new tarts. I recently ordered ten new tarts and went for a really random selection, and didn't do my usual research on here. So I really didn't know what I was getting!
Yankee candles come in a range of formats from tealights to votives and jars, but I like! These are individually wrapped discs of scented wax that you pop into an oil or tart burner. When you light a tealight underneath, the wax melts, releasing a unique and sometimes lovely fragrance!
Strawberry ice cream
This tart is a very light pink colour, and through the wrapper it smelt sweet and creamy. I didn't actually look at the description of this before I lit it, but as soon as the fragrance began to fill the room the first thing I thought of was vanilla and strawberry ice cream! I looked online straight away, and indeed this is what the smell is supposed to be.
It has such a summery scent which is completely inappropriate for this time of year - but lovely all the same! It is very sweet and light, and somehow it really does evoke the scent of a creamy bowl of yummy strawberry ice cream - it is a delicious yet somehow comforting scent.
The scent of the tart fills the room really well and lingers nicely. I lit this two evenings in a row, and then it didn't get lit for 48 hours - and I could still detect the fragrance in my living room, which I thought was quite impressive! Despite this, when the tart is actually lit, the scent itself isn't that strong so it isn't at all overpowering or sickly, as some fruity fragrances can be.
I really like this wax tart, and I think if you like light and fruity scents then this one is definitely for you!
Last weekend my boyfriend and I stayed in Derby, on Saturday we decided to have a look around Derby City Centre and do some shopping. Whilst there I noticed a lovely shop called "Aroma" with large displays in their windows advertising their Yankee Candle 50% off sale and dragged my boyfriend in to peruse. Even though my boyfriend tried to convince me I already had enough Yankee Tarts at home I popped a few sale items in my basket. I ended up buying a few non - sale tarts too as I simply could not resist their beautiful aromas. One of my selections was Yankee Candles "Summer Scoop" tart which I bought for £1.25.
Yankee Candles "Summer Scoop" comes packaged in clear plastic, the pretty pink tart can clearly be seen inside. A circular sticker on the front gives the brands and product name along with a picture of some delicious looking strawberry ice cream and fresh berries. General information is given on the back which includes warnings, this should be noted before using the tart.
The girl who served me in "Aroma" was really excited about this tart, she told me it was new for summer 2013 and that it was already one of her favourites, so I was really looking forward to trying it. A few days ago I broke the tart in half and popped it into my Yankee Burner, within fifteen minutes the tart had melted into a pool of pink and the fragrance began to drift around my living room. I was initially worried that this tart would be a little too sweet for my liking, it is indeed sweet but not to the point of sickly. This tart has an amazing smell, it has a fruity berry ice cream fragrance with a hint of vanilla, absolutely divine. The fragrance quickly and easily fills my living room and hall way but I wouldn't say it was an overly strong fragrance, I find it to be quite light. Unfortunately its not one that lingers for long once the tea light has been extinguished, after an hour it has vanished completely, which is a bit of a shame.
" Summer Scoop" is a delicious tart well suited to the warmer months, I'd love to try the candle but think I will be waiting for next summer to do so now. I knock one star off for the fragrance not lasting long enough, because I loved the fragrance and wanted it to linger for a little longer.
Released as a Summer 2013 fragrance "Summer Scoop" is an ice cream inspired addition to the Yankee Candles range that I was looking forward to trying. There have been a number of sweet fragrances released this year, all Summer-y in name and this one was my absolute favourite of the bunch. I knew I was going to like it, it's a fragrant blend of Strawberries and Cream and though perhaps not the most original choices of ingredients given that Yankee have used Strawberries before in other fragrances I have to admit that it was perfectly pitched for the Summer months and definitely appealed to me.
I bought my "Summer Scoop" as a wax tart, these are wick-less pieces of solid, fragrance-infused wax that are made to be melted on a tart burner by means of a lit tea light. Generally a wax tart can produce around 8 hours of fragrance depending on the strength of the wax tart with some of the more subtle fragrances that Yankee produce lasting shorter than 8 hours and other stronger ones longer. Summer Scoop gave off a good 8 hours + when I had mine melting over the course of a couple of days earlier this month and from the moment I took mine out of its wrapper I knew I was going to like it.
The wax tart itself is pinky-red in colour, it has a mottled look to it and took around 15 to 20 minutes to start melting once I had mine in place on my tart burner. At first I thought the fragrance was going to be Raspberry rather than Strawberry as it didn't start off all that recognisable but as it developed in intensity it was undeniably Strawberries and Cream with a definite sweet edge. Yankee have very cleverly replicated an authentic ice cream flavour with Summer Scoop and though it's perhaps a tiny bit on the too-sweet times at its peak it suited the time of year I had mine melting for and is undeniably a Summer fragrance.
Summer Scoop brings to mind a deliciously cold Strawberry Sundae and though is reminiscent of other fragrances that include this summer fruit it's slightly different to the likes of "Sweet Strawberry" (probably my all time favourite Yankee fragrance) in that it's creamy inclusion gives it a more luxurious feel. If anything it's closer to "Strawberry Buttercream" in how it smells though a lot sweeter and sugary and even though it's probably not too original I do think that for a 'new' addition to the range it's quite the winner.
As a wax tart "Summer Scoop" has great longevity, the sweeter fragrances usually do though in my experience of them and I easily got over 8 hours worth of fragrance my single wax tart. For the price they cost to buy, usually around £1.25 now, I think they offer excellent value for money as the fragrance produced does linger once the wax has solidified and I find them to be an effective and pleasant way of fragrancing my home. I've been a big fan of Yankee Candles for a number of years now as my past reviews will demonstrate and Summer Scoop, though nothing too original, is definitely one that I would recommend to other people. It will suit those with a sweet tooth who likes the fruity fragrances that Yankee are so good at replicating, the wax tart variant has great longevity and for the price I don't think there would be too many complaints.
It's a five star fragrance for me and one that I will continue to buy whilst it's still available, definitely recommend to others, thanks for reading my review.