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With having damp problems in my flat rather often I use alot of home fragrances. My favourite way of putting a bit of fragrance into my home is with a Yankee tart. I find them economical and that they are great quality and there are so many fragrances to choose from so I never get bored.
Although I burn them when I'm alone for a nice scent I usually use them when friends or a date is here and certainly prefer to use these opposed to a candle if a guy is round and I'm trying to get to know him!
This tart comes in a see through plastic wrapper and on the front of it there is a picture shown of a bunch of red roses and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of it we are shown how to use the tart via little diagrams and we are told the weight of it which is 32g and that we should get 8 hours of burn time from it and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated.
The Tart Itself:
What you get is large red lump of flat red and round wax which has Yankee inscribed into one side of it and it has fluted edges to it. You can snap this into half or pieces (for smaller burners) and all you do it pop it into an oil burner and light a tealight under it. Once the tealight is burning the wax takes a couple of minutes to melt and release the scent and the liquid goes a deep red shade and of course becomes an oil.
The scent of this is really simply of roses and I was shocked at just how much like roses it smells. Its really floral and quite strong and really does masks any nasty aromas in the home. On the packaging I was promised 8 hours of burn time but actually got more like 9 hours from it so value for money, this really is in my opinion.
Not only when burning this did I get a wonderful and rich aroma but even when I blew the tealight out the scent lingered in my home for ages however by morning the scent was gone sadly and didn't linger at all.
I think though this is a brilliant and rather feminine Yankee fragrance and one that I really do like. I tend to like the richer and stronger scents within the range and this really didn't disappoint me in any way!
Available from all good websites such as Amazon.com and of course Yankeecandle.com however I have seen these on sale in B & Q in the past as well as Clinton's.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
A tarty number
I always buy my Yankee wax tarts in bulk, which not only saves me money but also gives me a chance to try out new tarts and get out of my comfort zone of fruity options! The tarts generally cost about £1.50, but can be more like £1 each when you buy in bulk.
Yankee is famous for its fragranced candles, and you will find lots of reviews on this very site! The candles come in a range of formats from tealights to votives and jars, but the ones I like are the wax tarts. These are individually wrapped discs of scented wax that you pop into an oil or tart burner. When you light a tealight underneath, the wax melts, releasing a unique and sometimes lovely fragrance!
Light and flowery
The scent when in the wrapper certainly lives up to its name - this is a pure rose fragrance yet it is quite light and not cloying.
The scent of this fills the room really quickly, and it is a lovely fragrance. Again it is light and fresh, with a definite smell of rose - as you would expect! But there is a bit more to it as well - there is a real sweetness to it - almost like marshmallows, and I detect a very slight hint of geranium as well. It is quite an unexpected mix of scents but it really works and it does definitely have a lovely natural fragrance. It is very fresh and certainly not as strong as other Yankee tarts I've used instead it just leaves a light veil of scent in the room.
One of the downsides of the fragrance being so light, however is that it doesn't really linger that well after use - and I also found that the scent was weaker when I lit it for the second and third times. In fact I think this has the poorest staying power of all the different tarts I've used, which was disappointing as I did like the fragrance to begin with.
Overall I really liked the scent of this Yankee tart, but it was too weak and didn't really last as long as it should have. I definitely wouldn't buy this again as I think other tarts I've used have been much better value, so it is just three starts from me.
I picked up a few yankee tarts whilst out shopping last week. We have a dog and I am so paranoid about my house having that 'dog' smell that I like to have a scented candle lit in some form or another, I also find having scented candles around the house very relaxing and I love trying out different fragrances. I am quite girly with my preference in scents, I like anything fruity, floral or citrus so the yankee wax tart in 'true rose' appealed to me straight away.
Wax tarts are small, round circles of wax with a textured edge and cost around £1.25 per tart depending on where you purchase them from. They can be bought online, from Amazon or eBay for example, in bundles which can work out cheaper per tart but as always it is best to shop around.
The wax tarts are very easy to use, you just pop the unwrapped tart into a wax burner, light a tealight underneath and wait for the wax to melt and release the fragrance. Wax burners can be bought from a variety of places but I got mine from Amazon for around £6.
This fragrance is exactly what I want for my home. It is strong without being overpowering and I get many compliments on it whenever someone comes through the door. The smell is very floral but not in a sickly sweet way and 'true rose' is the perfect name. The Yankee candle Official website describes this as 'alluring, rich and velvety... as fragrant as a special delivery of flawless deep roses' (www.yankeecandle.co.uk) I couldn't have written this description better myself. Having flowers in the home is always lovely and walking into the kitchen and catching the scent of them always puts a smile on my face. This fragrance has the same effect with being a little bit more powerful so it completely envelopes the house.
Yankee wax tarts supposedly last for 8 hours of burning time and I'd say this is correct, I have mine lit for a couple of hours and then blow the candle out so that the wax can reset and be used again. Having it lit for this long is more than enough to fill the house for the rest of the day. Yankee scents can be bought in a variety of styles including tealights, samplers, votives and candles in jars, so if wax tarts aren't to your preference you can still sample this scent.
Overall I would give this Yankee tart a 5 out of 5. Easy to use and a gorgeous scent for any home during any season.
At the weekend my boyfriend and I stayed in Derby, on Saturday we decided to have a look around Derby City Centre and do some shopping. Whilst there I noticed a lovely shop called "Aroma" with large displays in their windows advertising their Yankee Candle 50% off sale and dragged my boyfriend in to peruse. Even though my boyfriend tried to convince me I already had enough Yankee Tarts at home I popped a few sale items in my basket. I ended up buying a few non - sale tarts too as I simply could not resist their beautiful aromas. One of my selections was Yankee Candles "True Rose" tart which I bought for £1.25.
Yankee Candles "True Rose" comes packaged in clear plastic, the deep red tart can clearly be seen inside. A circular sticker on the front gives the brands and product name along with a close up picture of a beautiful red roses. General information is given on the back which includes warnings, this should be noted before using the tart.
Out of all the tarts I bought that day True Rose was the one I was most excited to try, I could smell it through the wrapper and couldn't resist taking it out of my brown Yankee Candle bag to sniff it a few times during the car ride home. When we finally arrived home it went straight in my burner with a tea light underneath. Soon the tart began to melt and produced a beautiful deep red pool in my burner and the fragrance was an absolute delight. It smelled exactly like freshly cut roses - sweet, floral and fresh. The delicate scent drifted around my living room, it could easily be detected, it was not a strong overbearing fragrance but subtle and light.
The day had been lovely sunny and warm but with a few spotted sun showers throughout the day, the tart suited the day perfectly. I could not resist burning the tart well into the evening, and only extinguished it before I went up to bed, I just loved it so much. Whilst the tart did not manage to fragrance the other rooms it did linger in the living room and I could still detect it in the morning.
I didn't time exactly how long I melted the tart in my burner but it was for a good few hours. Yankee claim that the tarts fragrance should last eight hours and I would estimate I used mine for 6-7 hours. To be honest I really regretted using this tart in one go - I should have broken it in half - In fact scrap that, I should have just bought two in "Aroma". I absolutely adored this fragrance so will be treating myself to a large candle jar as soon as possible.
=Yankee Candle True Rose Wax Tart=
I Purchased this first in the Wax tart format as I love Yankee Candle, and they were on offer at half price at Clinton cards, so I paid 62p for the tart, I was attracted to the deep red colour of the wax and the smell of the rose, even though it was faint through the wrapper.
These can be purchased from many retailers and generally a wax tart is between £1 and £1.50, they are available from many retailers.
The tart is shaped in a disc, with a fluted pattern on the edge, each tart has an average burn time of 8 hours.
=The tart wrappings=
The tart is wrapped in a shrink wrapped plastic wrap, and this has a sticker on the front, which tells us this is a Yankee candle and the fragrance, and a photograph of a red rose, on the reverse is a 2nd sticker, and on this sticker is the burning instructions and contact details for Yankee.
=Burning the tart=
I break my tart into two so that I get double the pleasure of the fragrance, I usually burn the tart for a couple of hours in the evening, even though this was a floral fragrance, it was quite a strong smell, (which I like the stronger smells) and I found that even after blowing out the tea light, the aroma was still in the air. Even a couple of hours later the fragrance, was still apparent in the air, which I liked. I found that there was a background aroma of a slightly musky smell, I couldn't really identify what it was, whether it was meant to symbolise the stem and the flowers of the rose, but it gave it an added dimension.
This Yankee candle would make an ideal present for Valentine's day, (better in the glass jar) as it would be a thoughtful present that would last longer than a bunch of roses.
=Purchased some of the Sampler Size candles=
It was my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary in January, and we had an afternoon get together, I did a little Goodie bag for each couple, the gentleman had a bottle of beer and the Ladies amongst their gifts were 2 of the Sampler Size Candles, as I figured that most people like Roses, most like candles, so this covered both bases, and also my parents have a Red Rose bush in the garden that is over 43 years old, and this colour of the Red Rose Yankee Candle is identical to the one in the garden.
We had letters back from the guests thanking us for the gifts and they all highly praised the Candles. (These were on half price from Clinton's as well)
I would recommend these candles and give them a 5/5.
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
I recently bought a large bundle of ten yankee candle wax tarts from amazon and this fragrance was included. The usual retail price for this wax tart is £1.25 however as I bought mine as part of a bundle I managed to get it for slightly cheaper.
Even at the full price though there's no doubting that it is a complete and utter bargain considering that it provides eight hours of fragrance on average. This fragrance can also be purchased in the form of votives, tumblers, jars and tea lights. I have it in wax tart form, which is basically a round piece of red wax with pleated edges.
It comes wrapped in a thin plastic wrapper complete with a paper label with the fragrance name and a picture of some roses and once it is unwrapped it needs placing in a tart burner. Once you place a lit tea light underneath the tart will begin to melt and the fragrance will be released. This fragrance is described by Yankee candle as alluring, rich and velvety deep red roses.
To be honest, I probably wouldn't have chosen this my self based on the description as I prefer more unusual fragrances and I thought that this might be quite generic and boring, but I've been quite impressed.
As I expected the smell is very floral and it smells like roses but the smell is really warm and comforting and as it is a strong fragrance it fills the house so my house is left smelling lovely. It is quite a heavy fragrance with a bit of a musky tone to it which is nice for a change as most of the other yankee candle fragrances that I have at the minute are light and fresh.
The smell lingers for a couple of hours even once I have distinguished the tea light. Although this isn't a particularly interesting or unique fragrance it is still really nice, although perhaps a little on the girly side. I recommend this fragrance and I give it five out of five stars.
WHAT IS IT?
A wax tart from Yankee Candle called True Rose. It is a bright red wax tart that looks very beautiful and romantic with a picture of a rose on the wrapping.
I like the fragrance of True Rose very much but I think it is not very much like roses. It is very floral and a little bit sweet. I can smell roses in the fragrance when my wax tart is burning but I thought the main smell was going to be rose and it isn't. I think it would smell more like roses if the fragrance was more natural but it is very artificial and I do not like that about it. True Rose is not a very strong fragrance but it gets into the air nice and goes around my home a lot better than I thought it would.
WHAT I THINK
I like True Rose but I think it has not got a strong rose fragrance like we're meant to think from the name and the wrapping. I like the way the smell travels all around my home because even though I can not smell it very strongly at the top of the stairs it gives a weak floral fragrance that I like very much because of it being so fresh.
The smell does not last for very long when the small candle in my wax tart burner goes out but it makes my home smell fresh and homely. My husband dislikes True Rose because he says that he was expecting it to be very much like roses instead of smelling so artificial and he is disappointed with Yankee Candle because of this.
The red tart has stained my wax tart burner and I was surprised about that because I have burned a lot of red tarts before and this has never happened. The fragrance in the tart lasted for about 9 hours and that is a little bit longer than Yankee Candle say, when the fragrance is wearing out it gets fainter very quickly instead of just disappearing completely and that is good because it gives me notice that I am going to have to replace my wax tart soon.
A True Rose wax tart costs about £1.20 and you can buy it in a candle as well. I do not enjoy the fragrance enough to buy the candle but I will buy a wax tart again when I want to burn something floral because it is a very attractive fragrance.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
I love to keep my home smelling nice and one of my favourite ways to do this is with Yankee Wax Tarts, these are small discs of wax that need to be melted in a burner to release their scent. I have my favourites which I often use but am always keen to try new ones. A while ago I bought True Rose and have only just got around to melting it.
Yankee Wax Tarts are little round discs of oily wax that measure approximately 1 x 5cm's and they have a fluted edge just like a little tart. The wax tarts cost approximately £1.20 depending on where you buy from, I personally bought mine from a little independent shop but they are available in some large department stores, Clinton cards and many online shops.
Wax Tart are sold wrapped tightly in a clear plastic wrapper which allows you to see the colour of the wax, despite being all sealed up the fragrance is still strong enough to get a good idea of what it will smell like, True Rose is no exception, when I bought this I gave it a smell in the shop and immediately the rose scent was very evident. The wax tart has a label stuck on the front and this as you would expect shows red roses.
As I mentioned to melt the tarts you need an oil burner, this doesn't have to be a Yankee one they are available on the high street or online however you prefer to shop, you can either melt the whole tart at once or break it up and use a little bit at a time, personally I melt mine whole. Once the lovely rich red wax has melted, which doesn't take many minuets, the lovely rose fragrance starts to fill the air. The smell is obviously floral and not too overpowering but strong enough to fill the whole downstairs of my home and some of the upstairs, my home is open plan so the fragrance does have chance to spread around but I know that the smell from Yankee wax tarts filters through a house that's not open plan as my mum always uses these and she always says that the fragrance filters upstairs at hers too.
Yankee state that their wax tarts should give you up to 8 hours burning time and on the whole I would agree with this, I melt my wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, this is long enough to fragrance my home and the smell lingers for long after the tea light in the burner has been blown out. I normally leave the wax to set in the dish then just re-melt when ever I want until all the fragrance has gone.
If you like flowery smells then I would certainly recommend True Rose, its a lovely sweet smell and the name is perfect, this really does smell like roses, in my opinion its a fragrance that would be suitable for daytimes or evenings and any time of year too.
Yankee only use natural oils and products to fragrance their wax, the True Rose fragrance can be bought in candle form and also a reed diffuser as well as the wax tarts.
Yankee's True Rose wax tart is one I purchased from Clintons a couple of weeks ago whilst in town. I purchased a couple of tarts which I have used before and knew I liked and decided to also buy one I had not tried before. After considering three or four different ones I decided upon True Rose.
I think what made True Rose so appealing to me was the deep red wax and red rose photograph on the label. It also had quite a strong fragrance as I held it up to my nose in the store and as I have found that more often than not, it it the stronger smelling scents which perform the best and provide the greatest longevity, then True Rose's strength of fragrance along with the red coloured wax, saw me choosing to purchase this tart over the others.
I am not the biggest fan of floral fragrance and much prefer woody, musky, spicy or fruity fragrance over floral when it comes to buying scented candles, but whilst True Rose is undeniably floral I think it also has a light tinge of something slightly musky too. It is difficult to describe, but I definitely think is a little more than just a floral fragrance.
One of the newer fragrances added this year to Yankee's huge range, this would have been the perfect Valentine's gift for candle lovers back in February in any of the formats available from the more expensive glass jars to the simple wax tart here. It is really attractive to look at. So attractive in fact, it seemed a shame to actually burn this one. I placed it in a drawer for a while before I used it, this is something I do with many of the wax tarts I purchase or receive as gifts as they do make great drawer scenters until you are ready to burn them.
When I actually came to use this wax tart I had quite high hopes because of the strength of fragrance, however I did end up feeling a little disappointed with this one.
After placing the wax tart in the well of my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it took a few minutes as the wax began to melt and I began to smell the fragrance slowly being released. The scent of roses was immediately evident but there was also that subtle musky scent that I mentioned earlier slowly filtering through, which I thought was nice. Overall however, this is a very feminine scent as you would expect.
The scent of True Rose filled the room with its floral notes. However, I was very surprised to find that the fragrance did not hang in the air as long as I expected after extinguishing the tealight. There have been times when I have even been able to smell the fragrance in the air the next day for instance, but sadly with True Rose I couldn't detect the fragrance in my room at all half an hour or so after extinguishing the tealight.
Another disappointment for me was the actual longevity of the tart when in use. Yankee state that a wax tart will provide up to 8 hours worth of fragrance and in most cases based on my experiences with these wax tarts, this has indeed been true and I have actually experienced over 8 hours of fragrance on many occasions with the various fragrances. This time however, True Rose was not as long lasting as I thought it would be as after 6 hours of burning, the fragrance rapidly began to disappear. After 8 hours there was no fragrance at all and as Yankee do state up to 8 hours, I can't really complain, but having achieved much better results with other fragrances, I couldn't help but feel disappointed with this one.
Whilst I enjoyed what scent I did get from True Rose, it isn't one I would be in a hurry to purchase again as there are better ones available in my opinion. It does make a very attractive gift for someone special however.
Yankee candles are available from branches of Clintons, Collectables, department stores and other card and gift shops, as well as online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon. I paid £1.20 for my wax tart and the average price for these is between 99p - £1.30 per tart.
** A Bit About Yankee.. **
I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, although I tend to purchase my own candles 'in person' so I can take my time smelling the assortment of fragrances to make my selection. I will purchase my favourites online too, but usually only after I have had the opportunity to try them for myself. I usually purchase my own candles in branches of Clinton Cards, or the 'Hallmark Cards' shop, and make repeat purchases online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk.
Most of the fragranced Yankee Candles come in a variety of formats and sizes so you can choose the one which suits your needs best. There are "Wax Tarts" available which are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts - which are the same as the one shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page here - do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the Wax Tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax Tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
The other formats that I have tried out are all candles, which come in a variety of sizes:
* Small "Sampler" Candles - Burn time up to 15 hours
* Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
* Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
* Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
(Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ April 2012)
** True Rose Wax Tart.. **
I will often purchase Yankee candles in the Wax Tart format if I am unsure of their fragrance, as they offer a cheap-and-cheerful option for sampling the assorted fragrances without spending a considerable amount of the individual jars. My other half knows that I do enjoy burning the Yankee Tarts and he purchased several for me as a gift on Valentine's Day, all of which had a sort of 'romantic' theme to them. One of these was a relatively new addition to the Yankee range, namely the "True Rose" Wax Tart.
Immediately able to detect the powerful floral aroma of the Tart through its cellophane wrapper, I was impressed by the strength of the scent, but also by its authenticity as it smelled exactly of fresh flowers. First impressions were certainly very good and I was fairly sure the fragranced Tart was going to be a success.
All the candles from the Yankee range have an attractive-looking label attached to the packaging, either stuck onto the glass jar or on the plastic cellophane wrapper, and True Rose Tart is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of some beautiful red roses that are fully open and in bloom. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in case of the True Rose Tart, the tart is a gorgeous bright red shade which ties in with the image and name of the product perfectly.
** My Experience.. **
The first time that the Wax Tart was used, I placed it in the bowl of my burner as I usually would and lit a tea light candle underneath. After only a few minutes, I was able to detect the strong floral aroma which hung in the room as the fragrance was allowed to develop. After ten minutes or so, I could see a richly-coloured red fluid, similar to oil was escaping from the solid tart. As this oily essence was allowed to escape from the enclosed tart, the aroma really felt as though it was taking hold and it developed further, taking on a rich, full-bodied quality that allowed it to become stronger as a result.
After another ten minutes or so, almost all of the wax tart had developed into a little pool of red-coloured oily liquid, with only a small piece of the wax remaining. At this point, I really began to notice the richness of the scent in the air and I was impressed with how authentic it smelled... the local florist would struggle to produce such a highly-floral, rich scent that had a refreshing quality to its floral tones in my opinion!
I did feel that the True Rose tart produced quite a feminine smell, as I tend to find floral smells generally appeal to more females than males, but it wasn't so overly feminine that it was off-putting in any way. I also noticed that the aroma produced from the tart felt quite refreshing, probably due to it being quite 'light' in comparison to a lot of the other tarts that I regularly enjoy burning, which are much stronger and generally have a much more 'robust' aroma such as cinnamon, or something fruit-based.
In comparison to these regular additions to my burning bowls, the True Rose Tart had a slightly relaxing quality to it as I found its fragrance was much more subdued. I particularly enjoyed burning the True Rose tart at night time, and now that Spring is here, I thought it was the perfect scent to enjoy during the lighter evenings, with its floral tones being reminiscent of spring time and sunshine.
I thought the True Rose tart performed well in terms of longevity too; the scent hung in the air for several hours after I had ceased burning the tart, although its fragrance lost the little bit of 'robustness' that it had previously contained. The fragrance was not powerful enough to escape the confines of the room in which the tart was burned, and neither could I detect it at all the following day.
I also thought that the tart produced a very pretty, slightly uplifting floral fragrance that was very authentic, reminding me of some beautiful, freshly cut flowers. I thought the lovely floral fragrance lasted well, and it is a fragrance that I would definitely buy again in the future.
This tart definitely deserves five stars from me and I cannot fault it at all!