Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Heavenly Vanilla Frosting!
Yankee Candle Vanilla Frosting
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Vanilla Frosting
Advantages: amazing smell, strength, long lasting, design
Disadvantages: availability in UK
Yankee Candle is an American company offering a wide range of home fragrance products. They have a range known as "Simply Home" and this range features products which are often a bit more difficult to source in the UK.
Vanilla Frosting is a fragrance which is part of the Simply Home range. If buying from the USA, it is available in a jar format. Within the UK, it is possible to locate a wax tart featuring the scent of Vanilla Frosting. A wax tart is a tart shaped piece of wax which is infused with fragrance. It should be melted in a tart burner for the scent to be released into the air and the scent can last up to 8 hours or sometimes more.
The Vanilla Frosting wax tart is a creamy yellow colour and is shrink wrapped. It has a small label showing a delicious chunk of sponge cake topped with frosting. The official description for Vanilla Frosting is :
"Vanilla frosting scent fills the room with a sugary-sweet aroma"
The current UK online stockists :
*www.amazon.co.uk - 3 tarts for £4.99 (£3.00 postage)
*www.ebay.co.uk - £1.50 (75p postage) or £4.99 (£1.00 postage) for 3 tarts
I have set myself a challenge to use and review as many Yankee tarts as possible. I love my home smelling beautiful and adore burning Yankee tarts either during the day or on a cold night. Having my burner lit in the corner gives my home a cosy feel and welcomes any guests. I am fond of the regular range of Yankee scents but was taken by a votive my sister picked up at a carboot a few months ago. This was in the Vanilla Frosting scent but I was gutted when I realised how difficult it was to buy over here and I would grudge the cost to post from the USA.
Stay with me, the story ends good. I was recently browsing my local Birthdays Superstore (is it called Partyland or something?) and I spotted a display of Simply Home tarts. And there it was - a huge box of Vanilla Frosting - I bought several and some other scents! I paid £1.35 a tart which is more than I would normally pay but this scent is so worth it I didn't mind. It pays to look in local shops to see if you can find this.
Anyway the tart looks lovely and smells sweet through the wrapped though not the strongest of Yankee scents. I melts down quickly, forming a puddle of wax resembling honey. I normally burn my tarts for a few hours then blow out the tea light. The wax solidifies and is ready to be used the next time. I would say this is a suitable scent to be burned any time of the day or in the evening. It has such a beautiful strength that it is noticeable though not too heavy or sickly. It is welcoming and creates a beautiful ambience in my living room. The scent travels reasonably well though is strongest in my living room and only subtle through the rest of our flat.
You can tell this an American scent as normally we would say "icing". I would say that Vanilla Frosting is a scent that is a bit like Vanilla Cupcake and a bit like Christmas Cupcake so a similar aroma could be achieved by placing a bit of each of these tarts into a burner and infuse them together - my idea of heaven really! If you like sweet scents then this one is for you. I find it to be quite a special, homely scent which offers pleasant memories of baking with my Gran as a child.
Vanilla Frosting is a very rich and indulgent scent but in my opinion, isn't overdone or sickly. Once melted, the aroma is very strong and floats around filling the air with a heavenly sweet aroma. The scent overides any other smells in the house including cooking smells. Vanilla Frosting is a full bodied scent which always makes me smile and feel comforted. I love frosting on top of cupcakes and the scent makes me think of freshly decorated cupcakes. I normally use Betty Crocker frosting which is American and it is almost identical to this scent but stronger.
Vanilla Frosting is heavy of the sweetness without a doubt. It is full of sugary goodness and the scent if it could be touched, wouldn't be smooth - it would have a crumby, sugar coated texture. The vanilla aspect of the scent is very natural and decadently sweet. It is creamy and smells beautiful and reminds me of freshly baked vanilla cupcakes - spongey and light. I could easily burn this discreetly and make any visitors believe I had baked and iced some delicious sponge cakes.
Vanilla Frosting lingers in the air for quite a while after my candle goes out. I would say I got around 10hours of scent from one tart and the scent remained consistent each time I burned it.
Vanilla Frosting evokes fond memories for me and I am more than pleased with how it performs. It may be hard to find but it is worth sourcing out as it is an amazing scent.
Overall 5 stars from me :)
Summary: I love it!