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True Rose wasn't as true as I hoped it would be.
Yankee Candle True Rose Wax Tart
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle True Rose Wax Tart
Date: 10/09/12, updated on 10/09/12 (143 review reads)
Advantages: Very attractive, nice fragrance.
Disadvantages: Longevity and strength of fragrance not as strong as expected whilst using.
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.
Summary: Very attractive to look at, but not one I would rush out and buy again.