Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Waikiki Melon Sampler
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Waikiki Melon Sampler
Advantages: smells natural, gorgeous aroma, fresh
Disadvantages: takes a while to build up the scent
*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 :)