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Being the Yankee candle lover that I am, I love trying out the new fragrances Yankee regularly release. Turquoise Sky was has been around for a while now and I first purchased this particular fragrance in wax tart format at the end of the summer, from a branch of Clinton's in town.
I mostly buy Yankee wax tarts, as I find these are good value for money and experience has taught me that the wax tarts usually release a stronger fragrance than a sampler votive or tealight from the range.
Of course by buying these wax tarts you are also getting the chance to sample the fragrance and see if you like it, before spending a lot more money on the more expensive glass jar candles which Yankee produce. Indeed the price of a wax tart is only around £1.25 - £1.35 per tart, which I think is good value for money.
The deep turquoise blue colour of the wax here is what initially appealed to me. It is a really alluring shade which makes this particular edition stand out on the shelves in whatever format you are looking at.
Yankee describe Turquoise Sky as 'Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk float gently on ocean waves...off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky" which I would agree is an accurate description. Along with the colured wax and label depicting a deep blue sea and sky, this is certainly an aptly named fragrance, as I can verify that in my experience not every Yankee fragrance has a name or fragrance which matches the scene on the label!
As I held this particular wax tart up to my nose in the shop before buying, it did put me in mind right away of a marine fragrance with salty fresh notes, but I could also detect an appealing musky scent with maybe a hint of Patchouli and as I love Patchouli, I was sold! I bought a couple of wax tarts and looked forward to trying them.
After placing the wax tart in the well of my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it was only a couple of minutes before I noticed the wax to beginning to melt and a further minute or two later I began to detect a marine-like fragrance appearing. The salty seaside scent became stronger and then the musky notes began to develop. As they blended together, they produced a unique marine scent with hints of musk and yes, the patchouli was evident too I am pleased to say. The fragrance filled the room but wasn't overly strong, just a nice subtle fragrance which was evident all around the downstairs of my home and slightly wafting up the stairs too.
When burning Yankee wax tarts I have found the longevity of the scent released varies from fragrance to fragrance. Yankee state you can expect up to 8 hours of scent from a wax tart, but I have found that very often it has been more than this and on the odd occasion, sometimes less.
This is where I was slightly disappointed with Turquoise Sky, as although I did achieve 8 hours of fragrance, I noticed after around 6 hours it did begin to weaken faster than many other fragrances I have sampled. The fragrance was still evident for around a further 3 hours, but had weakened considerably and was only evident up to a few feet away from where my oil burner sat, instead of all around the downstairs of my home.
After lighting a tealight on an evening and placing it underneath the tart in my burner, I allowed the tealight to burn out which took around three hours and so I had two evenings of decent fragrance from my wax tart and a further evening of a weakening fragrance before it disappeared altogether.
The fragrance hung in the air for a short while after the tealight had burned out, but again there are other fragrances from Yankee where the scent is still to be found hanging in the air the following day.
Slight niggles with longevity aside, I did really like this fragrance and have purchased it again since.
Turquiose Sky is available in wax tart, tealight, votive sampler, glass jar and tumbler formats from Yankee stockists online and also in card and gift shops such as Clintons and some department stores, although I am personally finding it difficult recently to find physical stores selling the wax tarts and therefore I have had to make most purchases online recently.
These wax tarts make great Christmas and birthday presents, as it is coming up to the great time when you go around town carrying 6 bags of stuff for people you hardly know, I am looking for things that people want.
I bought these last year for someone, as they look great and are practical too as you can put them in an oil burner or heating element of some sort. The person I gave them too uses an oil burner and puts oil in there and also uses tea light candles and adds oil to them, these just go inside, and you light the wick underneath.
You only get the wax tart ( funny name ) and not anything to burn it in so you should have that already or check that whoever you are buying it for has a way of heating or burning the candle.
I tend to keep presents that are meant for other people, it's a rather bad habit I have, which means I have to go back out to the shops !
With these this year, I will order quite a few in advance about now, so I can maybe keep a couple for myself.
They look much more attractive than your average tea light, and burn very effectively not going out on there own and give a nice scent.
I have seen these burning and they are very pleasant, they last about 8 hours. They are called Turquoise Sky and being Piscies myself I am generally attracted to blue and seaside type things, this candle is very seaside like.
I would say they make great stocking fillers or tree presents, or just good treats for yourself if you have an oil burner.
They cost about £1.20 from Amazon each just for the candle, the oil burner is extra, you can also buy them in special candle stores that pop up just before Christmas in shopping centres. They are fair value as they last about 8 hours and are very attractive.
When it comes to home fragrances there really is one brand that I really like and that's Yankee Candle products. I usually buy the wax tarts cos I can get them for about £1.20 each and they last up to 8 hours a time so they work out very cost effective in my opinion for great quality and there is a huge choice to choose from so I never get bored with buying them.
This one I bought in my local Clinton cards for about the £1.20 mark though they are widely available online and in stores.
This tart comes tightly wrapped in a see through plastic wrapper and on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by and there is a beach scene depicted with a bottle on there and then on the back of the packaging do's and don't are shown via little diagrams and we are told that it should burn for about 8 hours, weighs 22g and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
The tart is a rich blue in colour and all you do to use it is to pop it into the top of an oil burner and you can use it whole, snap it easily in half or even mix it with another tart that melts....the decision is yours.
This melts when a tealight burns under it within a few minutes to a pool of an oil and the scent is released. The scent of this is really unusual and I have to admit to loving it. Its strong without being overpowering and its really fresh and in my opinion its a unisex scent.
The scent of it to me is like gentle flowers. Its an airy scent this one with a tang or saltiness to it with a base note that is slightly musky and it all blends well with no notes trying to hog the limelight so the scents just all mingles and flow nicely.
When lit it keeps releasing the fragrance, when I have put it out the fragrance of this lingers and the scent of this lingers in my home a good hour or two all through my large flat.
This for me is a nice one to burn on warm summer days, its a relaxing scent this one and like I have already mentioned really unusual and I will be ordering a few of these from Amazon.co.uk asap as it freshens my home without making me or my cat choke!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
WHAT IS IT?
A wax tart by Yankee Candle. It is called Turquoise Sky and the wax tart is very bright turquoise in its colour, the colour is why I bought it because it looked very beautiful and stood out against the rest of the wax tarts that were on display.
I think this is a beautiful fragrance and I have bought more of the wax tarts since I burned the first one. It is flowery and smells of the seaside also, I think it smells a little bit like other wax tarts I have used before but the mix of smells in Turquoise Sky are different so it does not smell like it has been copied like a lot of Yankee Candle fragrances.
The first fragrance when the tart starts to melt is a little bit like straw but the flowers appear when the tart has melted all the way to liquid, I do not know what makes it smell like the ocean but in Turquoise Sky there is a bit of a salty fragrance that gives it a smell that is very like some of the ocean spa products I use in my bath and shower.
WHAT I THINK
I think Turquoise Sky is a beautiful way to fragrance my home because it is very fresh and clean but smells feminine also because of the flowery smell. It is not like other fresh fragrances like Clean Cotton because the smell is stronger and there is more to interest me.
I like this one because the fragrance is inside my room after a very short time. It is quite strong but I can not smell it in the upstairs of my home even after it has been burning for over one hour. After the small candle under my wax tart goes out the fragrance of Turquoise Sky lasts in my lounge for a long time, it is not a strong lingering smell but I like it that I can smell it again after I have left the room and come back in.
Yankee Candle say that their wax tarts give fragrance for up to 8 hours and I think that is right for this one and it loses it's strength gradual after about 7 hours with nothing remaining when you melt the tart after 8 hours. I think that is a fair amount of time for the fragrance to last because flowery smelling wax tarts do not last for so long.
I paid £1.10 for this wax tart because that is the price they charge for all of them in the garden centre where I buy all of my Yankee Candle items and I think that is value for a very attractive home fragrance.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Turquoise sky is currently one of my favourite Yankee Candle fragrances. It's actually only recently that I've tried this fragrance - for some reason it had never really appealed to me when I'd seen it advertised and I bought it mainly because I was getting bored of the same old fragrances and wanted to try something new be honest.
I wasn't too sure what to expect but I actually really like the fragrance - so much so that I have already re-purchased the fragrance in the form of five more wax tarts. It is also available in jar, votive, tea light and tumbler form but personally I prefer the wax tarts as they're a lot cheaper. Each tart provides around eight hours of fragrance on average, which for the £1.25 that I paid for each one is a really good amount of time in my opinion.
Places like amazon and card/gift shops also sell yankee candles & the wax tarts too and prices do vary but you can easily get hold of a wax tart for less than £1.50 - amazing value! The blue wax tart comes wrapped in a clear wrapper which is easy to remove and it has a little paper label with the name of the fragrance and a picture of a lovely looking beach. The tart doesn't have a wick which some people might find really confusing but you burn the tart by melting it rather than lighting it. Simply place it into a tart burner, place a tea light underneath and it will begin to melt quite quickly with the fragrance becoming noticeable after a few minutes.
The tea light may go out after a while, so make sure you have plenty of tea lights handy! You can put the tea light out whenever you want and the wax will solidify over night, ready to be melted again the next day. I find that after around three days of burning it for 2 to 3 hours each day that no fragrance is released when the tart melts, but I feel that for £1.25 I always get my money's worth!
Yankee candle describe the fragrance of Turquoise Sky as smelling like calm, salty ocean air but having a hint of musk too which intrigued me and as I said above I wasn't too sure what it would smell like. This is a very strong fragrance which I think some people would easily find too heavy and overpowering, and at first I found it too strong but I soon got used to it.
I was surprised by the lack of sweetness because most of the other fragrances of Yankee candles that I have tried have been very sweet and fruity smelling whereas this one has a clean, fresh sort of unisex floral fragrance which is very refreshing. I love how it reminds me of being at the beach - it smells like sea water/sea air which smells nicer than it probably sounds! It is a very fresh and summery smell and I tend to burn it during the day to freshen the house up and it makes my home smell homely and cosey as well as very fresh and it completely masks the smell of food after I have been cooking. The smell lingers for hours after I've stopped melting it and sometimes I can still smell it the next day if I've burnt it the evening before.
This is a lovely, strong fragrance which my fiancé like just as much as I do and it is definitely a unisex fragrance which is good if you have a partner like mine who hates sweet and girly smells. I highly recommend his fragrance and I give it five out of five stars.
After the success of "Black Coconut," wax tart by Yankee Candle and able to swap over the least successful fragrance I've recently bought, "Paradise Spice," I was able to buy "Turquoise Sky," the second last fragrance from the new 2013 New Year series of candle fragrances that Yankee Candle have brought to the UK.
"Turquoise Sky," comes from a new five-tier range of scents for the New Year and for the start of 2013. There are four other scents out of five from this range such as:
* Waikiki Melon.
* Paradise Spice.
* A Child's Wish
* Black Coconut.
When using wax tarts, you will need a hot oil potpourri burner supported by an additional tealight candle since there is no wick in the round wax tart. You will need to be very careful when handling the hot oil/potpourri oil burner, as it can get very hot in use and the whole concept isn't suitable in a home with bounding pets or inquisitive children. Once the candle has cooled down, it is possible to get about a week or two weeks worth of scent out of one wax tart but it very much depends on how many tealight candles you go through as well as many hours per day. Statistically Yankee Candle wax tarts have an 8-hour burn duration before the scent dies out and "Turquoise Sky," is exactly the same as all the others - the scent can last up to 8 hours but it very much depends on the time factor you allow the candle to burn daily. Always place a heatproof coaster under the hot oil burner when the wax tart is burning to ensure the worktop or surface doesn't get burnt in use.
What Does It Smell Of?
The official statement that Yankee Candle release for this scent is that Turquoise Sky is "Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk, float gently on ocean waves ... off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky...."
In reality this candle plays its card very closely to its chest due to its fancy new colour and a dreamy promise by the American company. To the uninitiated buyer, they will be in no doubt at all that the fragrances that have been combined here smell of sea air - but to this seasoned buyer- Turquoise Sky revisits plenty of retired and current Yankee Candle scents, with "Cottage Breeze," being the closest that this candle gets to and plenty of others that have gone after it. Even the colouring is new, but the latter scent is a light blue in contrast to this deep laser like blue colouring and in fact, all the other formulas before Turquoise Sky's wake have had similar colours of light blue and light Turquoise colours. However, that's not all - this scent isn't very unique to my mind because Yankee Candle already visited the sea air formula with "Ocean Water," back in the 1990's, replaced by "Cottage Breeze," then another formula with more flowers in it called "Ocean Blossom," and finally last year, "Coastal Waters."
The first tone that readily whips off this candle as soon as it starts to melt into a steaming hot oil is that of reminiscent sea marine flowers - and it is very similar in its approach of scents compared to "Cottage Breeze," and "Coastal Waters," - including secondary tones of water lilies and another revisit to Lenor "Blue Infusions Fresh Air," fabric conditioner. So it is undecidedly fragrant, fresh and sits well with those who are into washing powder scents much akin to what has been offered before from the last scent I reviewed, "Simply Home Bamboo." However, It is the third tone that brings the dreamy promise of a sky down to earth - a heavy and deep tone of Patchouli and makes this scent a little masculine because of the additive. Normally then, this gives a very dry aroma associated with its deep, earthy, wet soil like approach but I have been pleased to find that the scent isn't as dry if the candle is left to burn for around four hours.
Strength & Longevity
Compared to "Ocean Water," "Ocean Breeze" and "Coastal Waters," the fragrance from this candle is a much deeper mix of scents and tones that pave a better spread of freshness that is also deeper and allows the scent to burn more as opposed to just a little each time. YC claim there's musk but I think there's more of that soil depths to it due to the Patchouli. However, it isn't a candle I would suggest would be suitable for the faint hearted even if it takes a couple of minutes to become full on! Like all the rest of the sea marine candles, "Turquoise Sky," is like a sky on fire, with heavy musk tones pushing the boundaries of the sea flowers to the depths of the patchouli that isn't afraid to become the most potent tone after a few hours. Strong and extremely fresh, Turquoise Sky soon becomes a more relaxing candle scent to be at one with, but it may take half of the candle's burn time to release this aspect and the air that this candle hovers in makes the air seem cooler with scent.
Certainly this scent can pervade a whole home but its more pleasing sea marine colours allow the scent to act as a true freshener without being sweet unlike Black Coconut and Paradise Spice. It only becomes relaxing after a day though and it isn't one that I would rely on fully to relax with. That in my mind gives the candle an aspiring level of difference compared to the rest of the range and unlike past scents, there are no sneezes or coughs here due to the spread of sea marine flowers and patchouli keeping the musk at bay without being too overpowering.
Downsides & Other Formats
The following prices are upon average. However, I always find the wax tarts are far better value even if you need to use a hot oil/potpourri burner in tandem as the wax discs lack a wick and can often last for weeks at a time if burnt for a couple of hours a day.
However, I find that "Turquoise Sky," soon dies off fairly quickly over a two day period when left to burn for 8 hours continuously. Incase you're wondering how I get around that, I use an electric burner that avoids the naked flames of a tealight candle and the electric burner can be left on for 24 hours at a time if you require constant freshness throughout.
* Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p to £1-25 each).
* Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2).
* Small Housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £5-99 to £7-99).
* Medium Housewarmer jar candle (12.5 oz 65-90 hours, £15-49 to £16-99.
* Medium 2-wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99).
* Large Housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99).
* Large 2-wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99).
* Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99).
* Car tab Housewarmer cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99/£2-99).
* Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99 to £6-99).
Compared to the sneeze inducing "Ocean Wave," slightly less "Cottage Breeze," and other similar sea marine wax tarts that Yankee Candle sell, including "Coastal Waters," I rather like Turquoise Sky. It is slightly different to what has gone on before but I would prefer the wax tart version to any of the jars that Yankee Candle sell - not just because the wax tart version is better value - but this is a scent that is good to have once in a while as opposed to constantly having around. It is different and it is slightly unique and for all that it has a slightly darker blue colour when it burns, it improves the game of sea marine flowers where Yankee Candle is concerned and it can only be a good sign that things are improving compared to the drier scents that have gone on before. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2013.
Turqouise Sky from Yankee Candles is a new 2013 release and was one that I was looking forward to trying after reading a very positive review of it on here. I don't usually go for the airy, lighter fragrances that Yankee produce but discovering that Patchouli made up part of its composition was enough reason for me to give this one a try as that is perhaps my favourite scent and usually adds a great deal of depth and interest to a fragrance. The colouring of Turquoise Sky is attractive too, a very deep aqua marine blue with a sea-scape illustrative sticker adding to the attraction, a definite eye-catcher I thought and one that I was eager to try.
As usual for me I bought the fragrance in the wax tart format, for anyone new to Yankee's tarts I'll quickly explain that these are flat, fluted pieces of solid wax that are designed to be melted rather than burned like traditional candles. They don't have wicks, instead they are placed in the well or bowl of a specially designed tart burner (many variations are available online and off) and melted from beneath by a lit tea light. Generally speaking you can expect to get around 8 hours worth of fragrance from a single wax tart from Yankee but this can vary depending on the fragrance with some of the stronger ones lasting longer and weaker ones a little less. For the cost a wax tart retails for I'd say they are very good value for money as they provide an opportunity to sample a fragrance rather than having to make an investment into one of the higher priced, larger candles that can cost up to £18.00 and for me they are a good way of fragrancing my home without having to rely on generic air fresheners that have very little staying power and can be artificial smelling.
Turquoise Sky is described by Yankee as being "Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk float gently on ocean waves" which I would say is very accurate after having had mine melting for the past couple of days. It does bring to mind the smell of the seaside for me as it quickly develops into a rather salty fragrance with bright highlight of clear air and grassy undertones. The musky patchouli gives the fragrance depth as I expected and makes the overall fragrance rather deep and musky, it's rather reminiscent of another Yankee fragrance that I've had before - Midnight Jasmine I think, although this one isn't quite as heady as that one though similar in a few ways. Surprisingly for an 'airy' fragrance Turquoise Sky is quite strong and soon filled my living room with its fragrance which then travelled into my hallway and could even be noticed at my front door and overall I was quite impressed with this one and how well it travelled around my home.
The only slight negative point I could raise about Turquoise Sky is its longevity as after it had been melted a couple of times it seemed to lose the majority of its fragrance. My tea lights last around 3 hours each so I only really got around 6-7 hours worth of fragrance from my wax tart which I thought was a shame as I really did like this one and wanted it to last for longer. That said I did enjoy Turquoise Sky and it made a nice change for me to have this melting as it's nothing like the usual, foody or home baking fragrances that I usually buy and has given me something that I would repurchase again in the future. I do think that it's a Spring/Summer fragrance and on a hot Summer's day I think it would be nice to melt as it would definitely suit the warmer months of the year when you can have the windows open at home and let some of the outside in and will be one that I revisit later in the year.
The fragrance itself is a sure fire, 5 star winner for me but I was a little let down by how long my wax tart lasted so I'm deducting a star from my overall rating here. 4 stars is still excellent though and I would definitely recommend Turquoise Sky to other Yankee enthusiasts or newcomers as it's an excellent example of how good Yankee are at producing authentic, recognisable aromas that are a lovely way of fragrancing a home.
Thanks for reading my review.
A couple of months ago our local Yankee Candle store moved premises and as they had introductory offers on in the new store and I was running low on Yankee candle tarts I decided to treat myself to a few new ones. The tarts are usually £1.15 each in our local shop which is about the normal selling price although you can sometimes pick them up cheaper online however buying them online means you aren't able to smell them of course, I personally do prefer to smell them and enjoy smelling all the different fragrances and making my selection.
Yankee candle was born in 1969 when Mike Kittredge was trying to make his mother a gift and so he tried to melt down some crayons, somebody saw what he had made his mother and requested they buy the item from him, he allowed them to buy it and made more from supplies bought with the money to carry on production and the rest they say is history.
Yankee candles come in many different shapes and sizes which all carry relevant price tags, there are over 100 different fragrances and new ones are released throughout the year for different occasions, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, valentines the list is endless
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
I like to stick to the wax tartlets (although I have been given a couple of jars as presents) as it allows me to change my fragrance frequently and I personally think if you use the same scent for too long you get used to it and fail to smell it anymore. Not all fragrances come in all of the different size options I think it depends how popular a fragrance is.
Description from Yankee Candle "Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk, float gently on ocean waves...off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky."
The tart is shaped like a the pastry casing on a jam tart which I presume would be how it got its name, this tart is bright turquoise in colour and is a colour I find very striking and was the reason I first picked it up in the shop. On top of the tart there is a small sticker which shows a picture of a sunny day at the beach with a bottle sticking out of the sand, I like the picture on this one and it makes me dream of the nice sunny days hopefully not too far away or is that wishful thinking. On the back of the tart there is a small sticker with a few pictures on to give you warnings which I think is actually a great idea as it allows the warnings to all be put into a small space,
A sign to say it will burn for more than 8 hours although some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up,
Do not use with electric,
Do not leave unattended,
Do not use near curtains,
Keep 10cm between candles,
Keep away from children,
Do not use in a frying pan,
Do not add water
To use the tart I place it into a Yankee Candle Tart burner but you can use any oil burner and essentially that is just what the tart burners are, I have heard of people who snap the tart in half to give them more use from it or even put 2 different halves in the burner to make their own fragrances. I really like the smell of this tart and found after 10 minutes of so burning time I could smell it strongly, the smell is like a summers day on the beach along with a bunch of fresh flowers and I think it's delicious. The smell is pretty strong which is what I prefer from my tarts and I found it drifted throughout the whole house which was great and the smell was even evident the following morning after burning making it really fantastic value considering I tend to only burn them for around 2 hours a time.
I think this is probably one of my favourite Yankee Candles smells, it's nice and strong which is ideal for me as I have a large through front room and it also helps to remove the smell of dog. I think this tart is really good value, Yankee Candle state you get 8 hours burning time from a tart and I would say I easily got 8 hours from this one. I love the smell and love how it drifts throughout the house and the after effects last for hours. 5 out of 5 from me.
I'm a huge fan of scented candles and as a result, I spend far too much money on my favourite brand, namely Yankee Candle. I've been purchasing their products for well over ten years, as the majority offer an authentic aroma due to their inclusion of pure, natural extracts, in addition to them offering superb longevity. Whilst browsing on the website of a Yankee Candle stockist a couple of months ago, I came across Turquoise Sky, which was introduced earlier this year. It was the eye-catching deep colour of blue that captured my attention together with the product description of "calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk, float gently on ocean waves ... off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky".
Locating the 22g circular candle tart with its pretty fluted edges amongst the huge variety situated on the Yankee Candle display stand was extremely easy due to its deep blue colour, which seemed more vibrant in appearance than the image I had witnessed online. As soon as I placed the colourful tart beneath my nose I was able to witness the stunning sensual aroma of musk and was totally smitten, so my purchase was made. If you are familiar with Yankee Candle you will be aware that each of the different fragrances display a coloured label, which generally depict the aroma. In the case of Turquoise Sky we are provided with a beautiful beach image together with its sunny blue skies and a glass bottle nestling on the yellow sand.
As I removed the 5½ cm tart from its transparent cellophane packaging, the musk aroma became more intense and was simply stunning. I easily snapped the wickless tart into two and placed one of the pieces into my oil burner to enable the lit tea light situated below to transform the wax into a pool of blue liquid. Yankee Candle wax tarts are considerably rapid in melting and within a few minutes I was able to witness a delightful floral aroma, which offered a beautifully refreshing sea marine scent. The fragrance seemed very familiar, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I've previously witnessed it.
The scent was soon accompanied with the intense aroma of patchouli, which is a fragrance I adore, particularly since being introduced to the Lush Karma range some time ago. The patchouli offered a real strength to the wax and in addition to the marine aroma rapidly permeated my living room where it offered a comforting and calming ambience. In addition, the musk tones offered further depth to the stunning aroma to create a very favourable fragrance, which reminded me of a man's sensual aftershave. The overall aroma was considerably powerful and rapidly swirled its way into all of the room in the downstairs of my home.
I burn my Yankee Candle tarts for periods of up to two hours and when the tea light had been extinguished I was still able to witness the aroma of Turquoise Sky for a good couple of hours. I found that the fragrance was powerful enough to travel upstairs and onto my landing with its aroma still being evident the following morning albeit delicate. Yankee Candle claim that their candle tarts will offer fragrance for eight hours and I would totally agree. However, as I snap my tarts in half I am able to achieve sixteen hours of fragrance, which represents excellent value for money.
Turquoise Sky has become a firm favourite of mine and when I next visit a high street Yankee Candle stockist I will be making a purchase of the medium size glass jar, which tends to retail at £15.99. However, if you wish to try out the wax tart, you can pick these up for around £1.25. Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a five star rating to be appropriate together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
As I mentioned in a previous review, I recently acquired lots of new Yankee Candle wax tarts as gifts from both my sister and husband. The latest one I have been using is 'Turquoise Sky'. I started burning this when we first had the snowy weather as I thought the uplifting, summery scent would be a nice contrast to the bitterly cold weather outside.
Turquoise Sky is a new release from Yankee Candle so has not been around for long. With a name like Turquoise Sky I was expecting something fresh and summery and the label which depicts a message in a bottle washed up on a sandy shore backs this up. The official description of the scent is 'Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk, float gently on ocean waves . . . off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky.'
Yankee Candles come in many formats - chunky glass jars, glass tumblers, votives, tea lights and wax tarts. I have this in the format of a wax tart and for those not familiar with this concept, I should explain that it is a small disc of wax which is melted in a burner under the heat of a tea light, rather than being a 'proper' candle as such with a wick.
Turquoise Sky smelled lovely through the cellophane wrapper and I couldn't wait to try it. When I unwrapped the tart, I was surprised at how strong the fragrance was. It smelled much stronger out of the wrapper and the scent - which before had smelled rather fresh and summery - took on quite a floral tone which was pleasant, yet slightly surprising.
The wax was not even fully melted before the aroma had begun to fill the room. The fragrance of this candle is very pleasant, but as I cannot pick out one particular ingredient it is quite hard to describe! For those of you who are already Yankee Candle fans I would describe it as smelling like a cross between the Sun and Sand candle and the Dune Grass candle. For those not familiar with Yankee Candle, I would say that this is a fresh, summery fragrance. It has a sort of beachy, 'sea' like fragrance combined with a heavier scent that is almost like a light aftershave in a way. This said, it is not a masculine fragrance, in fact I'd say very unisex. I think this would be a nice one to burn in summer as to me it has a sort of 'summer nights' smell to it.
I found the fragrance of this one to be really strong. I burned this in my living room and found it quite intense, yet it wasn't sickly and didn't become overpowering. I definitely wouldn't recommend burning it in a small room though as I think it would be a bit too over the top. I also found the scent travelled - despite being lit downstairs, I could clearly smell it upstairs in the hallway and bedroom too.
I thought the longevity of the scent was quite good - even after the first tea light had gone out I could still smell the candle in the room for around an hour afterwards. The wax tarts are designed to give about eight hours of fragrance, I would estimate that I got closer to ten from this one.
Prices and burn times all vary depending on format and where you shop. Below is a rough guide with details taken from yankee.co.uk which is where my husband bought this for me.
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.25
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.80
Tea Lights (pack of 12) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£6.75
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £8.39
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £16.99
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £19.99
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.95
Medium tumbler (two wick) - Burn time 45-50 hours -£15.49
Overall I thought this was a nice fragrance and one I would purchase again. It smelled lovely and was perfect for cheering up a wintery day. I think the fragrance is most suited to the spring/summer months and it is perfect for using in large rooms or open plan areas as the scent is quite strong and does travel. If you're looking for a summery candle to remind you of days on the beach, then I'd recommend putting this one on your list!
*Originally posted on Ciao