Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Under a Blue Turquoise Sky
Yankee Candle Turquoise Sky
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Yankee Candle Turquoise Sky
Advantages: Beautiful fragrance, Light and Salty with a Musky undertone, New for '13, Readily available
Disadvantages: Wax tart longevity a little disappointing
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.
Summary: Turquoise Sky from Yankee Candles