Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Tart Wax Potpourri Cranberry Chutney
Member Name: elysia2003
Yankee Candle Tart Wax Potpourri Cranberry Chutney
Date: 07/10/12, updated on 28/03/13 (45 review reads)
Advantages: A Christmassy fragrance that could be burned all year through
~~~Cranberry Chutney Yankee Candle Wax Tart ~~~
Having written many reviews over the years about Yankee Candle products, I think that you can probably tell that I tend to favour the tarts over the candles. The reason for this being that as the melt, they instantly 'throw' their scent into the room. There is no waiting around for hours before I can blow the candle out (this prevents the dreaded tunnel down the centre of the candle), and no sooty deposits are left on wallpaper and furniture.
The subject of this review is Yankee's Cranberry Chutney wax tart which I purchased for the princely sum of 69p. Wax tarts usually retail for around £1.10 each so the saving on this good, and noting there were only a limited number on the shelf, I grabbed them all and promptly paid. These are a beautifully scented tart as this review shall discuss further.
Visually, these have the same fluted edge, shrink-wrapped covering and the same stickered label denoting pictorially what the fragrance should smell like. As with all Yankee products, you tend to smell them before you see them, and that is how I found these, loitering unseen at the back of the bargain shelf.
The label tells me these are Cranberry Chutney scented, and the picture depicts cranberry fruit and the herb rosemary. Sniffing this through the sealed packaging alerts me to its sweet fruitiness and it smells delicious.
On burning this tart, I broke it in two as usual. This means that I can make it last twice as long and give me double fragrancing time. The tart is easily broken to either burn on separate occasions as I do, or you could mix and blend different scents to make your own personalised fragrance; Yankee call this 'Mixology'.
On melting this tart, it quickly becomes a deep, dark liquid and the fragrances evolve. The fruitiness of the cranberry initially hits you, and you get a rich fruity scent, not unlike another Yankee variety called Black Cherry. Its likeness is quite uncanny. The aroma develops and you begin to detect further tones of orange and spice. The addition of the rosemary tempers down all the sweetness of the fruits, and adds a nice depth to the whole ambience.
For me, this tart has absolutely exceeded my expectations. The name chutney to me, conjures up visions of old ladies preserving their harvests, and the vinegary scent that goes with the whole chutney making process (I know, I've made it, but shall never again - the stench is unbearable). This wasn't that pungent aroma at all. It was fruity, and alive; not as strong as Black Cherry in intensity but sweet, warm and inviting nonetheless.
Looking at the Yankee site, I see they describe this as 'A delicious reminder of Thanksgiving dinner...tangy fresh cranberries with orange zest and raisins'. This is absolutely spot on. That was the word I was thinking of - tangy. It has a Christmassy vibe to it, and is quite refreshing but quietly unassuming too.
I burn these tarts every day and I have huge collection, I can't seem to stop buying. They mask my pet and household odours, and make my home smell cosy and inviting. Rarely though, do my family comment on a scent, as they are so used to always having a different fragrance on the go. Yesterday, absolutely everyone commented on the fruity sweetness of this tart, and this morning, a good 12 hours after I burned it last night, the sweet tanginess can still be detected. This is not an overwhelming scent by any means; it's not cloying in its sweetness either, as the herbs take the edge off.
I would say this in the whole spectrum of Yankee fragrances, as black cherry and fruit fusion being very intense at one end of the range, and the more gently scented baby powder and clean cotton at the other, Cranberry Chutney would sit nicely just over the midway point, but erring on the side of the more dominant end.
~~~ In conclusion ~~~
Fragrance can create an atmosphere and an ambiance around your home and Cranberry Chutney lends itself perfectly to this time of year; it's warming and inviting without being overpowering or too dominate. This fragrance for me, denotes that Christmas is coming shortly, and gets me in the holiday spirit (not that I need any help there; I LOVE Christmas). My home feels cosy and warm, even though the autumn chills are biting, and I will most certainly be replenishing my stocks of this particular tart when they run low. Who knows if it will be around next year? Yankee are always bringing out new and exciting releases. I'd best stock up quick. :)
I highly recommend this fragrance to you, and hope that you enjoy it as much as my family and I do.
Summary: A Christmassy fragrance that could be burned all year through