Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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The Sweetest Strawberry by Miles
Yankee Candle Sweet Strawberry
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Yankee Candle Sweet Strawberry
Advantages: Smells lovely, lasts well, great price
I started using Yankee Candles last year but had only tried a few from the wide range and so for Christmas I asked for a selection from the brand.
We have a small shop in our village that sells lots of decorative items and she carries some of the range and I was surprised to find these in our Local Asda Living store, my Mam sent away for a selection for me from the yankee shop but there are a huge number of online retailers the only drawback of course being that you cannot have a smell of them before your purchase.
In 1969 Mike Kittredge was trying to make his mother a gift and so tried to melt down some crayons, somebody saw what he had made his mother and requested they buy the item from him, he allowed them to buy it and made more from supplies bought with the money and the Yankee Candle was born.
Yankee candles come in many different shapes and sizes which all carry relevant price tags, there are over 100 different fragrances and new ones are released throughout the year for different occasions, my guess is valentines day will be the next target.
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
I like to stick to the wax tartlets as it allows me to change my fragrance frequently.
Description from Yankee Candle Simply glorious ... the playful, juicy sweetness of perfectly ripe wild strawberries
This particular tartlet is called Sweet Strawberry and it most certainly is, the tartlet is a really bright red in colour yet once burning it seems to darken to a much more romantic red. The tartlet is packaged in the usual way, a vacuum packed thin plastic wrapper which can be a pain to get into and so I find a pair of scissors to make a little snip the easiest way to open it. The tartlet is the shape of a jam tart which I would gather is where it got it's name from except that this jam tart is full to the top, this is the first Yankee Candle that I have actually been able to see probably millions of tiny wax balls tightly compacted together to make up the tart. The tart is about 5cm in diameter so you wouldn't expect to get 8 hours burning time from it but you do if not more. The front of the packaging has a small sticker on it displaying the name of the tartlet and a picture of numerous strawberries, on the back there is a further sticker and as the tartlet is so small you have some warnings but instead of being in words they are in picture form,
Do not add water
Don't melt in a frying pan - who is really that stupid?
The tart is 22g and will burn for 8 hours - I believe some of these burn for more than 8 hours and some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up.
Do not use with electric
Do not leave unattended
Do not use near curtains
Keep 10cm between candles
Keep away from children
You can smell the scent of the candle through the wrapper and so if you are buying any of them in person you do have a good idea what the candle is going to smell like once it is burning.
The smell is very sweet to say the least so if sweet smells are not your cup of tea then this one is not for you, the smell reminds me of those big strawberry jellies that used to be 4p in with the 1p sweets in the local shop. I burn my tartlets in an official Yankee Candle burner but you can use any form of oil burner aslong as it has the candle underneath, from placing the candle under the wax it takes about half an hour for the tart to completely melt down but you start to smell the fragrance after about 5 minutes. The candles scent is made with natural oils like all the candles and as such the scent is all the way through which I think is what helps the scent to last well. I usually burn my candles once the children are in bed which is usually for about 2 hours per night, on the fourth night the smell wasn't as strong but it was still giving off a scent on the fifth night so i think the longevity of the scent is brilliant. One of the things I like with the Yankee Candles is that when you come downstairs the following morning you can still smell the scent, with this I would say it is most certainly worth the £1 or so paid for it and it is one that I would happily buy again.
Summary: Another great smell from Yankee Candles