Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Sweet Honeysuckle
Member Name: rolandrat
Yankee Candle Sweet Honeysuckle
Date: 29/03/12, updated on 30/03/12 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive, aromatic, long lasting
***THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE WAX TART***
---Why I Bought This---
Well I was lucky enough to be given two tart burners with some tarts for two consecutive Christmases. I never kept note of which aroma tarts I had and just used them up.
However now they have gone I am starting to look around and buy fragrances that take my fancy.
I bought this honeysuckle tart as it is one of my favourite hedgerow flowers and in past years I have also bought honeysuckle perfume.
Yankee candles are a well known USA brand which has been going since the late 1960s. Yankee are well known for selling large jar candles, small votive candles, tarts and also attractive jar shades, plates and candle holders. They also now do car air fresheners as well.
---What Are Tarts Anyway?---
Well I wondered that myself a while ago when browsing Ebay and finding hundreds of them!
Tarts are little discs of solid wax with serrated edges as if they had been moulded in a cake case.
These wax discs do not have any wicks and are meant to be melted in a burner over a candle for the aroma to be released.
Each tart costs just over £1 and the fragrance is said to last up to 8 hours. After that the was should be disposed of.
There are literally hundreds of different tarts to choose from and they come in Fresh, Floral, Fruit, Food & Spice and Festive categories.
---Tarts V Candles---
I have also been lucky enough to be given one of the large jar candles that Yankee make.
However I would say that the tarts have advantages over the candles.
Large jar candles need to be burnt for 2-3 hours at a time to get the wax to melt in the correct way and not 'tunnel' down the centre.
Tarts can be used for however long or short a time as you wish - the fragrance is released after as little as 5 minutes and they can be extinguished whenever you wish.
Yankee.co.uk have a huge list of suggestions for blending two compatible fragrance tarts together to make a new aroma.
Disc of pale yellow wax wrapped in cellophane.
Sweet Honeysuckle - with pure natural floral extracts.
Image of honeysuckle on front.
The back has a round sticky label which details lots of basic safety advice on using candles etc - one telling you not to heat up in a frying pan!
To use you must first have either an oil burner or tart warmer and put a tea light on the base and light - the wax tart should be unwrapped from its cellophane wrapping and placed in the dish.
In about 5 minutes the smell begins being released as the wax melts.
Once all the aroma has been depleted and the wax has reset it is just a matter of popping it easily out of the dish and disposing.
You can also pop out the set wax before it is finished if you wish to use another aroma for a change.
£1.20 from Ebay - but wax tarts are around that price in most places.
Also available as votive candles and in the larger jars.
I think this is a delightful fragrance -and especially appropriate for this time of year.
It had a lovely aroma almost before the wrapper was removed.
I snapped the tart in two so as to use only half at a time.
It is a nice light yellow colour.
The wax melts quickly once the tea light is lit underneath and soon fills the room with a strong honeysuckle fragrance. I personally do not leave then melting for hours, once it has been going for about 10-15 minutes I blow out the candle - the smell still remains in the room for quite a while.
I would not say the smell was identical to what I get from our wild honeysuckle - which I like to pick in our lane and which always fills the house with fragrance in the evening.
However it did not have a synthetic fake smell either and will definitely be one I would buy again. It reminds me of something and is probably of a 1970s Avon perfume I think. It is light and fresh and I have actually used it under a vase of flowers I got for Mother's Day - which are beautiful but had not smell.
I am sure this will give me way more than 8 hours of fragrance so for just over £1 I believe it to be great value.
---Would I Recommend?---
Summary: Inexpensive way to fragrance your home.