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I love to have nice scents around the home but until fairly recently I didn't often bother with scented candles as I had found that most cheap ones were so weak you could barely smell them or the scents were artificial and a bit unpleasant. However as I was reading so many rave reviews of Yankee Candles on here I decided to give them a try a few months back. My first Yankee Candle was a sampler/votive style candle and I was a bit disappointed with the strength. Some people recommended that I should try the wax tarts instead, as the scent from the wax tarts is stronger. As soon as I tried my first wax tart I was won over and have been trying out various scents since, mainly getting a few mixed packs from eBay. I decided to try the cinnamon sticks scented tart as I thought it would be ideal for the winter time and bring a christmassy feel into my flat. I had loved the warm spice tart which I had before, so I felt that another spicy one would also be good.
For those who are not familiar with yankee candle wax tarts, i will briefly explain. The wax tarts are round disks of wax with scalloped edges and no wick. Therefore you can't light them like a normal candle. You have to place the wax tart in a burner and then light a tea light underneath. As the tea light melts the wax, it starts to give off its aroma. These wax tarts are a great cheap way to try a scent, and they are very easy to use. The burners also look nice around the home. A friend came over the other day to my flat and had never seen these tart burners before and was really impressed with it! Cinnamon Sticks is available in other candle formats as well, from small ones up to large jars, but my review is only based on the wax tart so I can't comment on the strength of the other formats.
Cinnamon Sticks is a scent which appealed to me straight away when I saw the name, due to the Christmas association with it and the fact I enjoyed my previous spicy wax tart. When I burn this, the scent starts to develop and spread through the room fairly quickly, often being well detectable after about five or ten minutes. Cinnamon Sticks smells quite strong and rich. I would say it is a pure and true cinnamon smell. It reminds me of baking and of those little sweets Red Hots which one of my friends used to always bring back from America! As it just smells of cinnamon it is a little bit one dimensional and not as interesting or varied as some other scents such as the Warm Spice which I had before and loved.
I definitely think this would be a lovely scent for winter evenings and I have been enjoying it on our dark nights recently but I think it would not seem suitable for summer as it would be too strong and heavy. It is not really a fresh clean refreshing scent and is definitely more of a deep and indulgent one, so you do have to be in the mood for it. I think this is one to burn when you are relaxing in a cosy jumper at home!
The wax tarts are supposed to offer 8 hours of scent and this has already given at least 8 hours. I burn it in spells of a couple of hours a time and I have burnt it for longer than 8 hours and it is still producing a good amount of scent, probably as it is so strong. When burning the scent lingers in the air for a good few hours, and it is strong enough to be noticeable and spread very well to fill a whole room and out into the hallway. I would say this one has a stronger than average strength.
I have had no problems removing this tart from my burner if I want to swap it for a different scent. I have the official Yankee petal burner, which is a very popular one, and if I take the bowl and simply tap the bottom the wax tart comes out, so I haven't had to scrape it out or waste any. Constant repeated burning, melting and resolidifying has not caused any problems at all and it always solidifies back into it's well shaped form with no lumps and bumps.
I would recommend this one for the nice, true cinnamon christmassy scent, its very good strength and the fact that it seems to give out fragrance for longer than 8 hours in my experience. Personally I do prefer the gorgeous Warm Spice tart in general but I would still get the Cinnamon Sticks again for a change.
This review is about a Yankee Candle Jar not the wax tart as pictured.
I have recently stocked up on my Yankee Candle supply, hence several Yankee products reviewed. Anyway one of my newest additions is the Cinnamon Stick Jar. I love having different fragranced candles around the house. I spotted the Cinnamon Stick Jar when browsing online for some new Yankee products to try, it was something different to all the others I have currently have so I decided to give it a go.
The Yankee Cinnamon Stick candle comes in a small, rounded clear glass jar, the candle wax itself has been melted so that it moulds into the shape of the jar itself. The front of the jar has a square label stuck to it, not dissimilar to that of the Yankee Wax tarts. The label has the words "Yankee Candle" written in large white lettering at the top of it, right at the bottom is a white rectangle with the fragrance of the candle written in it in black writing, in this case "Cinnamon Stick", this is outlined in gold with the words "pure, natural spice extracts" written in small black writing underneath. The majority of the label is taken up with a picture which is designed to reflect the fragrance of the candle, the picture on this particular jar is of cinnamon sticks, although I always think it looks like curls of chocolate. There is a small label on the bottom of the jar containing warnings about leaving candles unattended. The jar has a clear glass rounded lid, this simply pushes on and pulls off of the top of the jar, and has a rubber seal around it to help hold it in place.
The Cinnamon Stick Jar Yankee Candle is made of reddish brown coloured wax, this always seems to have a smooth, shiny appearance to it. When I first received the Cinnamon Stick candle I noticed that the fragrance was quite strong and could easily be smelt with the lid still on the jar.
This particular candle is described by the website I purchased it from as having a spicy and homely fragrance to it, Cinnamon products always remind me of Christmas and is something I would normally use during the winter, however its did not put me off giving the candle a go. The wick of the candle was very shout being a few millimetres long, however the opening of the jar was pretty wide making the candle easy to light without burning your fingers.
As I have said you could smell the strong spicy cinnamon fragrance even with the lid still on the jar, however once the candle was lit and the wax began to melt this fragrance became stronger and soon filled the room, although a strong fragrance it was not unpleasant or overpowering, there is no mistaking that the fragrance of this candle is Cinnamon, the candle has a spicy yet sweet smell to it just like the cinnamon you would buy for baking.
We live in an open plan house and after the candle had been lit a while you could soon smell the Cinnamon throughout most rooms in the house, I do find this happens with other candles and Yankee tarts from the Yankee range however the fragrance when it reaches other rooms is often weaker, however the cinnamon fragrance carried extremely well throughout the rooms in the house.
I would definitely say that the Cinnamon Sticks Jar candle has a Christmassy feel to it, it would be ideal to light on a cold winters night, I have to agree with the description of the candle in that it does have a homely feel to it. Personally, although I do really like the fragrance of this candle I think it can be a bit heavy and intense for a hot summers day, I prefer something a little more floral and lighter during the summer months, but as soon as the weather becomes colder this candle will make the perfect room freshener for me.
I purchased my Yankee Cinnamon Stick Jar online from www.scentedcandleshop.com and the 3.7oz jar cost me £6.99, you can buy this candle from a variety of other websites and shops, from what I have seen online this particular site is a little cheaper than the others with the same sized candle being sold at just over £7.00. whilst £6.99 is quite expensive for a small candle personally I think it is well worth the money, it is of excellent quality, the candle has an extremely long burn time of 30 - 45 hours, I have not yet tested this as I have only lit the candle 2 or 3 times for a couple of hours each, however after the wax has reset it hardly looks like the candle has been used, so at the moment it does seem that I am going to get several hours from this small candle.
The fragrance is also long lasting, and as I have said the fragrance wafts around the whole house when lit, however once blown out the fragrance lingers for quite some time afterwards, especially in the room that the candle was lit in, again suggesting a good quality candle.
The Cinnamon Stick Jar candle comes in 3 different sizes, including
*3.7oz £6.99 (the one I have)
Personally I prefer the small and medium Yankee jar candles as they are an ideal size to keep on the side, however the larger ones do provide a lot of hours of burn time, and from this particular site all sizes are reasonably priced.
I would definitely recommend the Cinnamon Stick Jar candle from the Yankee range, it has a lovely spicy smell to it which I feel is perfect for Christmas time and cold winter nights, for me it is not the best one to light on a warms summers day as there is nothing summery about it at all, however I still really like this particular fragrance and would certainly buy it again in the future.
As always I would recommend the Yankee candle range as although a little more expensive compared to other candles you are getting an excellent quality and long lasting candles making them well worth the money.
Yes that's right, yet another Yankee Candle review from me! Having been off work this last week I've been burning them almost constantly so I'm getting through quite a few of the tarts and votives!
Cinnamon Stick is one I got in a 'mega pack' from website Yankeedoodle.co.uk earlier in the year. With cinnamon being quite a festive fragrance I waited until now to use it. I must admit that this one wasn't really top of my list, mainly because I felt it was very strong in the wrapper, and I worried it would be too overpowering. Having used another cinnamon fragrance recently -cinnamon and sugar - and found it to be quite pleasant, I decided to give this a try.
I bought this in a wax tart form. A wax tart is a fluted disc of fragranced wax. To use it you need to place in a tart burner which can be bought from Yankee Candle. You put a tealight in the base of the burner and the flame melts the tart releasing the scent into the room.
The tart is a deep orange in colour and the wrapping features a picture of (shock, horror!) cinnamon sticks. When I unwrapped this, the scent was incredibly strong, as I had suspected/feared! The smell is simply cinnamon - there's nothing else that I can smell here - just very intense cinnamon!
It doesn't take a very long time for the smell of this tart to start filling the room. Within around five minutes I could smell this in the room, however within around ten to fifteen minutes it was extremely strong and as well as the spiciness that you would expect from cinnamon I also thought there was quite a sharpness to the scent.
The first time I burned this, I burned it for around 40 minutes and then felt I had to blow the candle out as it was really intense and was becoming a little bit too sickly for my liking. This might have just been the way I was feeling at the time, as the second time I burned it for nearly four hours and although it was strong, I didn't at any point feel that it was sickly that time.
Even after the tea light has been blown out, the scent of the tart stays in the room for several hours. This really is only one for fans of cinnamon because it's possibly one of the strongest and most intense Yankee fragrances I've tried.
These wax tarts give approximately 8 hours of fragrance and you should expect to pay between 99p and £1.10 each for them. I buy mine from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk or Collectables on the high street. I think if you're looking for value for money this is definitely a good fragrance to get as even when burning for just a short time the scent lingers for ages, so you can get lots of uses from one tart.
Overall I think this is a nice Yankee fragrance for this time of year, but as I keep repeating it is very strong. I think I preferred the slightly gentler cinnamon and sugar variety to this one, but still, I'd recommend it.
Yankee Candle Tart Wax Potpourri Cinnamon Sticks
Description; Melting scented wax
Anyone reading my earlier reviews (please accept my sincere thanks, I am really grateful for all reads, rates and comments!) will already know my thoughts on the Yankee Candle company - I love them and spend quite a lot of money on the products! They sell the most amazingly fragranced candles to gently scent your home. They also last really well and continue to smell great right until the end, unlike some scented candles which only smell the first time that they are lit. and then stop working.
In case you are unsure what these wax tarts actually are, they are little tart shaped pieces of scented wax so not really candles at all. They are then used with the specially designed wax tart burner which uses a tealight to melt the wax, releasing the delicious fragrance into your home. If you don't have the correct burner, you can break them up and use them in a normal oil burner.
These wax tarts will cost you around £1.05 and so are much cheaper than the big glass candle jars, meaning that this can be a good way to try different scents without spending a lot. You can buy them in lots of different places and also shop online.
Unfortunately, Yankee Candles do tend to be a little more expensive than some brands, but because they last so long and smell so great, I do believe that they are worth the extra money. If you are new to the company then the wax tarts or their scented tealights are a great way to try the scents and find your favourite ones.
The cinnamon fragrance from these is quite intense and very spicy and festive. They are great to use at Christmas but also at any other time of the year and make your room smell like home baking which will make your mouth water!
These wax tarts are a great way to leave your rooms smelling amazing, the cinnamon scent lasts for ages and is much more natural than most home fragrance products. If you have never tried these then I highly recommend that you do, they are an absolute treat!
I am now on my second wax tart given to me by my mum as a gift and this one is so different to the vanilla and lime one I have previously reviewed! This one is one of the ones she got me that I instantly loved when I smelt it still in it's shrink wrap and I am glad I saved it rather than using it first!
What is it?
This Yankee candle is actually a 'tart' which is in effect not really a candle as such but, a small flat round piece of wax that you heat up and allow to melt, usually in an oil burner of some kind. Once the wax starts to melt it gives off the gorgeous scent of the candle or as it is aptly named, the potpourri as it does the same job as what a tub of potpourri would do! The tart comes wrapped in a plastic shrink type wrap completely see through apart from the top that has a label stuck on to tell you what scent it is and on the bottom with ingredients printed on.
Oh my word, this is divine - I literally could not stop smelling the tart before I put it in the oil burner because it was just so nice! It sure does smell of cinnamon and instantly I think of Christmas. I know it isn't really that season anymore and I probably should have been using this over that period but, unfortunately my oil burner had a crack in it so I could only use my incense granules until I got a new burner. Once I did get a new burner I used first my vanilla and lime tart which was better than I had anticipated it to be but, I saved this to use after it as I already knew I would like this more! I can honestly say when it is burning and you can smell the scent of it around the room, it reminds me of Christmas and to me is a warm scent because it makes me think of cosy evenings in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate or even better a gingerbread latte! This for me is a scent that makes your home feel welcoming, snug and cosy. As with a lot of the scents they smell very strong in the wrapper but, when burning they tone down slightly so that it is not overpowering yet still gives off the aroma enough to be able to smell instantly when you walk in the room. This one is no exception.
I know my mum paid 99p for each of my wax tarts and I would say this is about average for this kind of thing - she picked up mine whilst on holiday in Dorset so I am not sure what shop she bought it in although I know you can pick up Yankee candles at a variety of garden centres up and down the country as they seem the popular choice of candles to sock in these places! Expect to pay no less than this kind of price for a small tea light or wax tart and every size increase usually jumps up by a further 50p/75p depending on what size you buy and where you buy it from! A great site for purchasing Yankee candles is Yankeedoodle.co.uk as they do very good offers from time to time.
I am very pleased with this particular scent as it was exactly as I expected and made my home smell divine! The smell lingered for ages afterwards and I was always taking the burner and switching around which room it was in so that I could smell it all over! Also the burn time is simply excellent - I have had at least 5 hours burn out of it up to now and there is probably a good 10 hours left, if not more, judging by how much I have left in the burner so I will definitely be buying this one again and I think for the price it is a great investment to keep your home smelling nice!
I first heard of Yankee candles on QVC. I dismissed them as a Grannie staple until I heard other younger people rave about them. Then I had to learn about wax tarts. Hmmmm. After much probing and googling I found out that they are hardened wax and oils that you place in the burner plate of an oil burner (although special burners are marketed as 'tart' burners now) without water anf then you simply light a tealight underneath. THe heat from the tea light heats the tart and subsequently melts it, releasing the aroma of the oils.
At my local garden centre in Pollhill, there is the biggeset selection of Yankee tarts you have ever laid eyes on. My husband dreads walking through this particular section because I have to stop and smell each item. At least twice. Now becaus it is a garden centre I am aware that any item can be drastically marked up. I therefore only requset yankee tarts as presents.
My favourite time for tart sniffing is winter time as my most favourite scents ever are around - cinnamon, amaretto, almond marzipan, cloves and kirche. Yummy. Imagine my delight when I stumbled on the Potpourri Cinnamon Sticks tart. Its a divine true cinnamon scent - not too sweet.
I requested on off my mum and had some promptly delivered. I burned one straight away. I snap Yankee tarts in half and use half at a time. THe scent was the same when burning as when I sniffed the wax hard from the packet. I was instantly transported to Dickensian Christmas scene - warming my feet by and open fire, sipping mulled wine - ahhh!
I highly recommend you try it. THe tarts last ages (I find at least 6 burns of an evening) and if you dont like cinnamon then trust me, Yankee have every taste covered!
As you may have noticed from some of my other reviews, I am quite a girly girl, and so love to use scented candles and similar things to create a nice atmosphere in my home.
I first discovered Yankee Candle products a couple of years ago when I was bought one of their candles in glass jars as a present, and I was very impressed with the lasting power of the scent and the candle itself, compared to other candles I have.
When it ran out I visited my local Yankee Candle shop to look into getting another, but was somewhat put off by the price, the ones in jars are not cheap by any means at £15 in my local shop for just over 600g!! I must admit, as much as I love candles, it would have to be an extra special treat to buy one of those for myself!!
Whilst browsing the rest of the shop I came accross 'wax tarts', quite literally a small block of scented wax with scalloped edges, about the size of your palm (I have small hands!). Having never used these before, I enquired about them with the sales assistant and she told me they are to be used in the top of an oil burner instead of the oil, with a tealigt underneath which would usually heat the oil. These are 99p in my local shop, which was so much better than the candle prices, so I picked up a few different scents to try out.
The wax takes around 20 minutes to melt fully, and around half an hour to become fully cool and hardened after blowing out the tealight.
Once the tart has been placed in your oil burner and the tealight is lit, the Wax melts and gives off a wonderful strong aroma which is strong enough to cover cooking smells, and I regularly put one of these in my oil burner after dinner to cover them. I find that using them for an hour or so every night, the scent begins to fade after about 2 weeks which is when I replace them, to do this I stand the top of the oil burner in some boiling water to soften the wax and it then pops out easily.
This version of the wax tart is the Cinammon Stick one, which I find has a gorgeous cinammon smell, strong without being too rich or sickening, I find this scent lovely to use arond christmas time!
There are lots of other fragrances to try out and Yankee are always releasing new ones. I find these a great price for a powerful, long lasting scent.
The spice of life .. / there's a comforting sense of home in the savory aroma of cinnamon.... / Discover the exceptional, easy-to-use home fragrancing of our Tarts wax potpourri .. / There's no wick and no flame to burn away any of the scent / Simply place in a wax potpourri warmer (never add water) and light an unscented tea light below, or use one of our electric warmers / As the wax melts, it releases its scent.