Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Sun & Sand
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Sun & Sand
Advantages: Lovely summer fragrance, good quality and longevity.
On a recent trip into town, I noticed that Clintons were having a sale and amongst the reduced items were a selection of Yankee candles.
There were a few different fragrances to choose from in the sale section and I picked out a handful of wax tarts reduced from their usual price of £1.20 to just 59p each.
This Sun & Sand wax tart is one I had not previously tried and on sniffing the wax through the shrink-wrapping I immediately liked the musky scent and so I purchased three of these along with some other fragrances.
I have a preference for musky, spicy fragrances and my favourite Yankee scents are what you would describe as the more masculine varieties and very often these particular fragrances remind me of aftershave. Whilst Sun & Sand is definitely more of a masculine scent, it isn't the most masculine wax tart I have tried and this is because of the slightly fruity tones this scent also holds.
The wax tart itself is the colour of sand and has a photograph of a sun-kissed tropical beach on the packaging. After unwrapping the wax tart and placing it in my burner, I lit a tealight and placed it underneath the well holding the tart and waited as the wax began to melt for the fragrance to appear.
I didn't have to wait long and after a couple of minutes I began to detect the scent beginning to appear. My first thoughts were that the fragrance was familiar and I quickly realised the scent reminded me of sun lotion, but with a slight fruity twist. Yankee state that Sun & Sand is a tropical beach breeze of sweet orange flower, lemony citrus, fresh lavender and powdery musk, but I would certainly say think sun lotion with a fruity tinge and this describes Sun & Sand perfectly in my opinion.
Sun & Sand is a fragrance I really liked immediately. Its fragrances filled the room and wafted out into the hallway and also hung in the air for a while after the tealight was extinguished. My family also said it reminded them of sun lotion and that its name, wax colour and scent fit perfectly together, which is not always the case with Yankee candles as many have names which do not describe or fit the fragrance. Here however, Sun & Sand I am pleased to say, is aptly named.
The other thing which varies from one Yankee wax tart to another is the strength and longevity of the fragrance. Yankee state you can expect to achieve up to 8 hours of fragrance from a wax tart and indeed I find 8 hours is the average amount of fragrance I generally experience when burning these, but sometimes I have had over 8 hours of fragrance and on the odd occasion sometimes less.
With Sun & Sand I experienced around 9 hours of fragrance before I noticed it beginning to fade.
I am pleased I purchased more than one of these wax tarts as Sun & Sand is one of the better fragrances I have tried and I definitely will purchase this again when I have used up my wax tarts. Burning this wax tart makes me look forward to summer, which is just the thing to give me a lift on the cold, dark never-ending winter evenings.
Sun & Sand is available in various formats apart from this wax tart such as a votive sampler and glass jar. I personally find that buying the wax tarts and votives are an ideal way to sample the various Yankee fragrances from the huge range available, before splashing out on the more expensive glass jars.
I bought mine in a sale in Clintons and noticed today that they still have Yankee candles available at reduced prices and I purchased some more.
Yankee candles are also available in branches of Collectables and Debenhams as well as other card and gift retailers or you can purchase online from www.yankee.co.uk as well as various other online stores such as Amazon.
Summary: One of my favourite Yankee fragrances.