Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Tropical Fruit
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Yankee Candle Tropical Fruit
Advantages: Exotic fragrance, very sweet and fruity.
Disadvantages: Poor longevity in sampler format, not widely available anymore
My Yankee Candle's Tropical Fruit sampler was included in an old mega-pack order I bought earlier in the year from the YankeeDoodle website, I've had it stored with the rest of my Yankee stash in a tin and only recently got round to burning it as I often find that the sampler candles lack the intensity of fragrance that other products from Yankee give so I wasn't in any particular rush to see what this one was like. Sampler candles are a cheap way to get an idea of the different fragrances that Yankee has to offer and unlike the wax tarts which need a burner and tea light these are independent little candles with their own wicks, they only need standing in a votive or sampler holder and once lit tend to give around 12-15 hours worth of burn time.
Samplers are fragranced candles but generally they're not very strong and the fragrance they hold don't last anywhere near the overall burning time the candle stays lit for but they make for nice ambience-creating objects perfect for the darker nights of the year when the seasons change. Tropical Fruit must be quite an old fragrance now, I can't say that I've seen it available instore at Yankee/Candle stockists but it is widely available online in all the different formats that Yankee produce. At around £1.80 the sampler candles represent reasonable value for money I think although I rarely buy them individually as I prefer wax tarts as a way of getting to know a fragrance.
Tropical Fruit is red in colour and features a brightly illustrated sticker that depicts a bundle of different fruits, it takes around 15-20 minutes for its fragrance to become noticeable and my initial reaction to this one was favourable. It has a bright, sweet start packed with fruity highlights and although I couldn't detect any individual fruits that make up its composition it immediately reminded me of a later fragrance "Fruit Fusion". Tropical Fruit is a daytime fragrance I think, probably better suited to the Summer months or on a cool, Spring or Autumn afternoon when the sun is out and overall it is a juicy fragrance that demands attention. I had mine burning in my kitchen and for the first couple of hours I found that it lingered and dispersed well, it travelled into my living room and was noticeable in my hallway but quickly dampened down after a couple of hours to become purely ornamental. This is the problem I find with Samplers on the whole, they lack the longevity of wax tarts and quickly lose all their fragrance and is the main reason I tend to avoid them when making my Yankee purchases.
There's nothing wrong with Tropical Fruit at all as a fragrance, it's very reminiscent of a lot of other similar ones from Yankee and would definitely appeal to those who do like the sweeter fragrances available to buy. I wouldn't say it was terribly complex as a scent, there are no individual highlights to it and it does become a little too syrupy sweet but it's certainly pleasant enough and does do a good job at eliminating any cooking odours or dodgy smells. Because it is quite an old release now I wouldn't necessarily suggest anyone to actively seek this one out over the other fruity fragrances in Yankee's vast collection, "Fruit Fusion" is pretty much the same as this one and is more widely available offline. That said, I would recommend Tropical Fruit to others if you happen to come across it although probably not in the sampler format.
All in all a decent fragrance from Yankee and one that I would recommend hence my 3 star rating. Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Nice but nothing special