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In my home I have some damp. It doesn't smell at all nice and certainly doesn't look it but until its sorted out or I move out I'm a bit stuck with it.
I've got used to it though really and one way of helping to disguise it is with decent home fragrances and for a long time now I have been a huge fan of most things Yankee.
I bought a load of the tarts and small candles from Amazon at the latter of last year in a bundle and this was of those. Although I would class this as summery fragrance I'm not all that choosy as to the scents I use and one night when my friends were coming over I fished this one out my cupboard and used it.
This is a sampler so is a small candle. It comes tightly wrapped in see through plastic with a picture of some carved out melon on the front of it and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by.
The candle is orange in colour, solid and with a decent sized white wick to the top of it. You can use this in some sort of holder or do as I do as I like to see my candle and put it on a glass plate........its up to you but I do think that because of what it is that it should be on something however I do find that with these Samplers that they don't drip when hot and that the base doesn't get hot until your close to using it all up however I still wouldn't place it 'naked' anywhere just to be on the safe side!
This took a good few minutes to start to release its scent, at first I wasn't very impressed by it at all to be honest as I'm used to Yankee products being fragrant as you soon as you start to use them.
However this is really a very nice scent. It has an undertone of melon to it with a zesty top note of slightly sweet oranges to it which so it should as this does contain orange oil after-all!
This wafted around my home beautifully and even one of my friends asked me what I was burning and commented that she wanted one however although it smelt lovely and rather tropical and sort of sunny once I extinguished my candle I noticed that the scent vanished quite quickly and when I woke up the following day I was back to the smell of damp in my home an there was no evidence I had been burning this for hours at all.
For me this is a nice summery fragrance and probably best suited to be used in warmer climbs. It is really nice this one and I would buy it again in the future without hesitation however there are better scents available from Yankee in my opinion!
Expect to pay around £1.80 for a sampler online and from places like Clinton cards, me I bought a bundle and this this worked out at about a pound and I got over the 15 hours of burn time this promised too and more like 16 so value for money.....I think it is, I just wish it lingered a bit more after using it!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
=Yankee Candle Waikiki Melon Sampler=
I love Yankee Candles, and have tried a lot of the wax tarts, as they are the affordable way into the world of Yankee candles.
=Price and Availability=
A tart generally retails between £1 and £1.50, and are available from many retailers, both online and in store.
I like to have a tart burning in the evening, it is my chill out time, and also fragrances the air. With buying the tarts you can change the fragrance to suit your mood or if you have discovered a new tart that you can't wait to try out.
This Waikiki Melon has a lovely fruity fragrance, and s quite a strong fragrance, and after the first smell I couldn't wait to get home and try it.
The tarts are a disc shape and have a fluted edge, they are sealed in shrink wrap plastic, and these have a sticker on the front which tells us this is a Yankee Candle and the fragrance is Waikiki Melon, and has a picture which shows a beautifully carved melon along with some other fruit in the background, the sticker on the back of the candle gives the contact details for Yankee Candles as well as the instructions of how to use.
=The Official Description from the Yankee website=
-Describes the fragrance as-
" Like a fresh, newly sliced melon, this scented candle spreads a sweet scent with a touch of orange oil."
I break my tarts in half, and just pop half in to the top of the oil burner, adding an unscented tea light, into the bottom of the oil burner.
As soon as the wax starts to melt the aroma it takes a few minutes for the aroma to come alive, but from then it is like having your personal supply of exotic fruits in terms of the fragrance, there was a nice sweetness to the air, as well as a citrus touch in the background, which I took to be the orange oil, this gave it a citrus feel, from the sweetness of the melon.
I usually give the tart a couple of hours burning time in the evening, and I find the fragrance stays for another couple of hours, this is slightly less intense as when it is burning, but it still holds a good aroma.
=Average Burning Time=
Yankee say the average burning time of a Tart is 8 hours, but this one was a stayer, I got about 12 hours of fragrance from the tart, I was really impressed with this.
=Seasonal - Summer=
For me I find that some fragrances are better suited to different seasons, and I feel that this is a summer fragrance, as the melon is quite fruity and evokes a summer feel about it.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this fragrance, and it is one that I would buy again.
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
* Please note that this review is for the wax tart variation of Waikiki Melon, Dooyoo add one entry per fragrance to their database *
Brand new for 2013, Waikiki Melon from Yankee Candles was released earlier this year, "Aloha! Wake up to the sunny, sweet glow of exotic, juicy melons with a touch of sweet orange oil" said Yankee when it was launched but given the fact that they've tried to recreate a Melon-y fragrance before with underwhelming results I was intrigued to find out if it was any better this time round. I always buy the new releases when they come out, Yankee tend to launch new fragrances every quarter to coincide with the seasons and whilst I had no great expectations from this one I still went ahead and placed an order...
As with all of Yankee's wax tarts Waikiki Melon is a flat piece of fragrance and essential oil infused wax, it doesn't have a wick as it's not meant to be burnt instead a wax tart is designed to sit in the well of a tart burner and is melted. The fragrances that are added to the wax are released into the air once the wax becomes a liquid and as I always say in my Yankee reviews, I find them to be an effective way of keeping my home smelling nice and fragrant without having to resort to aerosol air fresheners that tend to be artificial-smelling and not very long lasting. Waikiki Melon is a sunny orange/yellow in colour, it looks bright and welcoming and the illustrative sticker adds to the exotic feel, generally wax tarts have enough strength to give off around 8 hours of fragrance though this can vary depending on what you buy, some of the lighter fragrances lose their impact after 5 or 6 hours whilst the stronger ones can easily exceed 10 hours. I didn't expect Waikiki Melon to be one of the stronger or longer lasting fragrances as Melon has been used before in a Yankee release and even as a fruit it isn't particularly interesting however with the addition of Orange oil this time around I thought it might have a little more depth and staying power.
My initial reaction to Waikiki Melon was positive, it took around 10 minutes of melting to become noticeable with the Orange inclusion being the first element to come through. Mixing with a rather subtle undertone of Melon this is almost fruit cocktail in aroma, light and bright with a citrussy edge it did put me in mind of sunnier climates and slowly built in intensity to gently fill my living room with a fruity fragrance, it traveled round my home quite well being noticeable in my hallway but as suspected the one thing wrong with Waikiki Melon is it's staying power as it quickly fizzled out to become a subtle reminder and something that gently lingered in the background. Melon by itself is too weak of a fragrance to have much impact, it didn't work before when Yankee had it as a standalone fragrance and whilst I think it was a good idea adding the stronger Orange elements with this one it couldn't maintain much interest and lacked the staying power that other 'fruity' fragrances successfully carry off .
Waikiki Melon is probably best suited as a Spring/Early Summer fragrance I think and as for its ambiance creating qualities I do think it's rather nice, it would be a pleasant to have this one melting when it's a sunny day outside and for anyone looking for a gentle fruity fragrance that doesn't overpower then this may be a good choice. For me it wasn't strong enough though and whilst it did start off better than I was anticipating it just couldn't maintain much of its original impact. I like fragrances that pack a punch and Waikiki Melon doesn't so it's not one that I'd be in any rush to buy again although I can see how it might appeal to other people. For its fragrance alone I think 3 stars as a rating is fair and at £1.25 for a single wax tart I think it's worth a punt, don't expect to be blown away by a long lasting fruity fragrance though and it's not one of the best 2013 releases, I'd still cautiously recommend it though all the same.
Thanks for reading my review.
I am reviewing a wax tart in this fragrance not the candle Dooyoo are showing.
Keeping my home smelling nice is very important to me, and my favourite way to do this is by using scented candles or wax tarts. I love the way the atmosphere can be changed depending on the fragrance of scented wax. It can create a bright fresh clean feel to a room or a warm cosy romantic atmosphere.
I have recently been trying some of the new fragrances from Yankee that I haven't used before, one of which is Waikiki Melon. I usually prefer floral scents but after giving this one a quick sniff in a department store I thought it smelt so fruity and fresh that I picked one up.
Wax Tarts are simple little discs of oily wax without a wick, I always think they feel slightly oily rather than waxy, they measure approximately 6cm's x 1.5cm's and cost round about £1.00 - £1.20 depending on where you buy them from which I think is pretty good value for money considering how many hours fragrance they give you. . They have a fluted edge and do look just like a little tart. In my opinion Yankee make the best wax tarts and these are the ones I always use.
The tart comes wrapped tightly in clear cellophane allowing you to see the yellow coloured wax, the wax tart has a label stuck to the front which shows a small picture that usually depicts the fragrance of the wax, Waikiki Melon shows a beautifully carved melon along with some other fruit.
You can usually get a good idea of what the wax tart is going to smell by just by smelling the wrapper, handy of you are in a shop and not too sure if you like the sound if it or if like me the colour of the wax puts you off.
Yankees official description of this is:-
" Like a fresh, newly sliced melon, this scented candle spreads a sweet scent with a touch of orange oil."
To use a wax tart you do need an oil burner and an unscented tea light, its just a case of popping the unwrapped wax tart into the burner and lighting the tea light below it so it melts the wax tart. Once lit it usually doesn't take long before the oily wax is starting to melt and the fragrance filters around the room, however with Waikiki Melon I found the fragrance took a little longer to build.
Once the aroma got going my room was filled with a delicious fresh fruity smell that was very obviously melon, despite being very fruity and fresh there was also a nice sweetness to the fragrance too, this I'm assuming was the orange oil coming through, as well as sweetness it also added a nice citrus element.
I always melt my wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, I find the fragrance lingers for a long while after the wax has solidified and this in my opinion is the best way to get the best value from the tart, we could still smell this after the burner had gone out but I have to say not for as long as others I have tried.
Yankee state their wax tarts will give you up to 8 hours fragrance and on the whole I agree. I just leave the set wax in the burner dish ready to re melt the next day. Once the wax has run out of fragrance I leave it to set then remove the wax from the dish.
You can melt the wax tarts whole, break them in half or even mix them to create your own fragrances. Personally I don't mix mine I just melt the tart whole without mixing fragrances, in my opinion Yankee mix the fragrances perfectly well. Yankee use only natural ingredients in their scented wax and their fragrances do really smell genuine.
Yankee wax tarts can be found in many independent shops and also some major department stores as well as many online stores such as Amazon UK and Yankee Direct. They are great value for money and a lovely way to fragrance your home for a small amount of money, also a good way to try different fragrances before you spend more on a larger candle jar which are quite a lot of money to lay out if you then decide you don't really like the smell. .
All in all I really liked Waikiki Melon despite absolutely hating the taste of melon but this was so fruity and fresh and left my home smelling clean and summery. With my home being open plan I can smell this all through downstairs and also upstairs. I would personally say this was a daytime fragrance, in my opinion its not a warm enough fragrance for evenings.
If like me you are a fan of scented wax then I would definitely recommend trying this one, its not as strong as others I've tried but the fragrance is gorgeous. .
WHAT IS IT?
A wax tart from Yankee Candle. Even though this category says sampler I am writing a review about the wax tart but Dooyoo will not let my add another format so I have to review it here. The fragrance is Waikiki Melon and it is a new fragrance for 2013 that was released recently.
I think this is disappointing because it does not smell very strongly of melon and the smell is very faint in my home. Yankee Candle say that the melon fragrance is mixed with sweet orange oil and I can smell the orange but even that is weak and disappointing I think. It is quite a sweet smell when the wax tart has melted but I thought the melon would be stronger because it's very visible when I sniff the tart before I start melting it.
WHAT I THINK
I would not buy this again because I was so disappointed by the fragrance. I like the smell of melon very much but I do not think this smells very natural and if I did not know the name of the wax tart I do not know if I would recognise it as melon at all. It takes a long time for the fragrance to be in the air in my home and I can only smell it in the room where I am melting my wax tart and that is a shame because I like to fragrance my whole home when I am using Yankee Candle products.
The wax tart only lasts for about 6 hours and that is a very short time because most wax tarts last for at least 8 hours and longer sometimes. After my small candle under the wax tart burner has gone out the smell disappears very quickly and after about 30 minutes it has gone from the air complete and I can not smell it anymore. That is another disappointing thing for me because I expect the smell to last for longer even if it is not what I thought it would be.
The Waikiki Melon wax tart costs about £1.20 and the same fragrance can be brought in all of the other Yankee Candle forms.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
*Please note that I am reviewing the wax tart version of this scent but dooyoo only allow for one listing per scent*
'Aloha! Wake up to the sunny, sweet glow of exotic, juicy melons with a touch of sweet orange oil'.
Waikiki Melon is a newly released scent from Yankee Candle and can be appreciated in different formats including candle jars, tealights and samplers. The cheapest way to experience this scent is by purchasing a wax tart.
A wax tart is a disc of solid wax which is packed full of natural extracts. It should be melted in an appropriate tart burner and can be reused until the scent is gone. Each tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent. The Waikiki Melon tart is a beautifully orange colour. The tart is wrapped in tight plastic and the label on the front illustrates juicy looking fruit.
~Price and Availability~
A 22g tart retails at around £1.25. You will be able to purchase this tart from your local Yankee stockist and online from www.yankeecandle.co.uk, eBay and www.yankeescents4.com.
I recently replenished my Yankee Candle box with the tart version of each of the new scents. The newly released scents are said to relate to faraway shores. I love the smell and taste of melon so was quite looking forward to sampling this wax tart. I find wax tarts to be an inexpensive way of providing my home with a gorgeous aroma. Waikiki Melon isn't my favourite of the new scents but it does hold great appeal in my home.
This beautifully presented wax tart smells lovely when in solid form. It takes very little time to melt fully. I opted to melt this tart in my regular burner which is located in the alcove in my livingroom. I would say this is a slow release scent. After 15 minutes or so, I had to be very close to the burner to be able to detect anything. After 30 minutes, the scent had started to filter a bit more and fill my livingroom with a light, refreshing fragrance.
The scent gradually increased and I was able to detect a subtle scent in my kitchen and hallway. The scent was best appreciated in my livingroom though. I found that whilst this wasn't the strongest of Yankee scents, it did hang in the air and take over any homely odours. I feel that there was just the right concentrate of scent released to avoid the scent becoming overpowering.
Waikiki Melon is ideal for melting during the day. I opted to melt this whilst doing my chores and consider it to be perfect for Spring or Summertime use as it is fruity and fresh. Yankee have created a very natural, well balanced scent with Waikiki Melon. It comes across as being exotic smelling and to me it conjures up images of sipping a sweet cocktail on an idylic beach so they have struck the 'faraway shores' perfectly.
If you aren't you overly keen on the smell of melons then you may still like this. I find the melon aroma to be deliciously juicy and it reminds me of fresh, honeydew melon. This is the main note but it is complimented with the sweet orange oil. The end result is a juicy sweet aroma with warm, citrussy undertones. There is nothing synthetic about this scent and the sweetness is just the right amount to add a flavoursome touch without becoming sickly sweet or overly sugary. It is just right and beautifully fragrant in my opinion. It leaves my home smelling refreshed and lovely.
Waikiki melon is a lovely scent which is delightfully fresh and juicy but warm and inviting at the same time. It would be fine for melting in the evening too but I favour stronger, richer scents for this time of the day. Each time the tealight went out, a light sweetness remained in the air for around 30mins. I was able to melt this tart for a few hours at a time over three days before the scent started to weaken so would say the 8 hour estimate was about right. I would buy this again in tart format as I do like but not enough to entertain the prices of the housewarmer jars.
Thanks for reading :)
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I recently purchased some sampler candles from the Yankee Direct website and I noticed that this particular scent to the Yankee range was new so I decided to purchase it to see what it was like. This new scent was introduced in spring this year so not many people will have tried this one yet. This particular scent has the sweet glow of exotic juicy melons with a touch of sweet orange oil which is the perfect scent to wake up to during the spring and summer morning. The sampler is an orangey/yellow colour and is wrapped individually in plastic. On the front of the plastic is a label stating what scent the sampler is. I'm not really sure what the picture on the label is supposed to be but it looks a bit like an exotic flower or something. On the bottom of the sampler is a round label which shows you diagrams of where you should/shouldn't place the sample. I actually have a glass votive holder for the samplers so I put the sampler in here and then on a wooden desk in my bedroom away from draughts or electrical items. I really like some of the fruity fragrances in the Yankee range so I was looking forwards to trying this one. The total burning time for the sampler is 15hrs which is quite good.
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I purchased this from www.yankeedirect.com. The sampler cost me £1.75, how-ever they currently have most of the samplers on offer which is 10 for the price of 8. You can also purchase other items in this scent.
* Large Jar - £19.49
* Large Tumbler - £18.65
* Medium Jar - £15.49
* Medium Tumbler - £14.99
* Regular Tumbler - £9.49
* Small Jar - £7.99
* Tea Lights (x12) - £6.49
* Wax Tart - £1.20
Please note that prices may change and they can vary on different websites and in retail shops. You can also purchase Yankee products from eBay, Amazon and from most garden centres.
Using the Sampler
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I unwrapped the sampler which was easily done once cutting a small hole in the plastic so I could peel it off. I smelt the sampler before lighting and it smelt lovely. It smelt really fruity and delicious. I could definitely smell the slight hint of orange. It smelt so fruity and also very citrusy. I was hoping that the scent from the sampler would fill the room as it was lovely. I lit the candle with a lighter which was easy to do as the wick was a nice length. I then sat back on my bed and put a film on to watch. The sampler released a very light citrus fragrance; how-ever this didn't seem to get any stronger despite having it burning for over an hour. I had to leave the room for about 15mins (my boyfriend was in the room), and I thought I might smell the scent when I walked back in. I could smell it, but again it was a very light citrus scent. The smell of the sampler didn't really fill the room either which was also disappointing as this was a gorgeous scent. After a good few hours the scent of the sampler hadn't got any stronger which I was really disappointed by. I blew the sampler out and didn't expect any scent of the sampler to linger. I could smell a slight citrus smell after the sampler had been blown out but it didn't last for very long and by the time I woke up in the morning I couldn't really smell anything at all.
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As soon as I unwrapped the sampler and smelt it I couldn't wait to light it as it smelt lovely and reminded me a little of summer due to the citrus and slight orange scent it had to it. I was very disappointed with the lack of scent that the sampler gave off having lit it and having had it burning for at least an hour. I was also quite surprised at this as the scent of the sampler was so strong when smelling it before it had even been lit. This is the type of scent that I would love to fill the room as it's very fresh and fruity. I will finish using the sampler and enjoy the slight scent it does give off. Maybe I would have more luck with this scent if I purchased the wax tart or larger sized candle. As the scent is a lovely scent I would purchase the wax tart to try to see if the scent this gives off is any stronger. Unfortunately I can't rate this too highly as it just didn't give off enough scent for me.
(review also on ciao)