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Sadly, I love you not...
Yankee Candle Tart Loves Me Loves Me Not
Member Name: elysia2003
Yankee Candle Tart Loves Me Loves Me Not
Advantages: Long lasting scent
Disadvantages: Smells like disinfectant
~~~ Loves me, loves me not ~~~
'Loves me, Loves me not' is offered by Yankee Candle in many different formats to suit both your home and your purse. Over the years the Yankee Candle brand has expanded into different types of home fragrancing, moving with the times. They not only sell votives, sampler candles, and house warmer jars; the range now includes wax pot pourri tarts, car fragrances, electric plug ins and a more recent addition - the reed diffuser.
~~~ Tart ~~~
The star of this review is a tart; a circular disc of highly fragranced wax, which is instantly recognisable by its fluted edges. Saying that though, you usually smell them before you can see them. The fragrance is usually intoxicating.
Loves me, loves me not has been my latest tart to burn. These have no wick to light, and instead are melted using a tart burner with a lit candle underneath. You could use a non-Yankee branded oil burner, but please make sure that the well at the top is deep, as when melted, they give a surprising amount of wax, although you could just use half like I usually do.
The 'loves me not' wax tart is pure white in colour and as such would co-ordinate with any home decor. The tart comes tightly wrapped in clear plastic and the label adorning the packaging illustrates a single daisy. Yankee describe this scent as 'A fresh field daisy with pretty white petals just waiting to be plucked... oh, the anticipation! Like a romantic daydream, Loves Me, Loves Me Not captures the essence of summer love.'
~~~ Price ~~~
Loves me, loves me not wax tart usually costs between £1.00 and £1.20 per 22g tart, and can be found in many high street retailers and also online from yankeecandle.co.uk. Please shop around though as there are bargains to be had.
~~~ My Thoughts ~~~
I love of all things related to Yankee Candle, and whenever a new one comes out I buy it. There are not really any stockists where I live, so when I go somewhere that does sell them, I tend to go mad and stock up. I could buy online, but I prefer to smell them before I buy. These are quite tightly sealed in cellophane, but they are usually so highly scented one can still detect the scent through the packaging.
The wax tarts are the best way to experience the high quality of the Yankee fragrances I feel; this is due to them being more intensely fragranced than a votive or sampler, and being such a low cost if you don't like one particular scent, you simply buy another; the higher costs associated with a Yankee candle make this a less favourable option.
'Loves me, Loves me not' in solid form, has a lovely floral scent. I tend to break mine in half so they last for two uses, and this is easily done as they are made from compacted beads of wax. The tart melts quickly in my electric burner to form a pool of transparent liquid and the scent of daisies starts to waft around my home. Any lingering odours in my home (from pets, kids and the other half) are quick to dissipate as the scent rises.
Being 'presumably' a light, floral scent, I felt this tart would be more suited to burning during the day, and so I did just that. It is very natural and true to life scent. It is the perfect scent of a summer daisy, but my goodness it's just too strong. I prefer stronger scented perfumes and candles as past reviews will testify, but the floral scent from this is just too intense and dominant.
The scent is very fresh, courtesy of some green notes. It gives it an almost herbal twist. There is even a touch of vanilla scent to add sweetness. These different notes do nothing to tone down the whole effect though. It could be a really lovely welcoming scent, but this one, for me, is just too headache inducing. It carries a distinctive and noticeable floral smell but it's so strong it reminds me the same scent of floral disinfectant. Zoflora anyone!
What would normally be a positive, with this scent has become otherwise; the scent lingers in the air for at least a couple of hours after I turned off my burner. Whilst melting this tart I'm torn, I like the idea of the delicate scent of a daisy, but I do feel the actual strength was just too overpowering and intense for such a delicate little flower.
As previously stated, I broke this is half, and used this throughout the whole day yesterday. It gave my home an intense floral smell for well over 12 hours which is great value, but not when you're not keen on the scent. I did contemplate about throwing the remaining half of the tart away, but I think I shall give it another go; this time breaking it into half again, and hope that this gives it the more delicate, feminine fragrance I was initially expecting.
I'm a bit on the borderline with this one; I love Yankee Candle fragrances as they are generally so true to life, but with this particular fragrance, I could have been in a whole field of daisies and not got the same intense bouquet. It has a lovely premise; of young love in the summertime, but this is more like a whirlwind to the senses, and definitely not one for me.
Not recommended :(
Summary: The smell of Zoflora in a wax tart