Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Takes me straight to an Indian cafe
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Member Name: catsholiday
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Advantages: Wonderfully Indian chai tea scent
Disadvantages: none for me
Yankee Warm Spice Vanilla Tart
I really loved the Yankee spiced Sandalwood Vanilla tart and these creamy spicy scents are ones that really appeal to me. This "Warm Spice" was a new release for summer last year although it is still easily found. This is another one that I thought I would try having loved anything that has India spices and this promised the scents of vanilla cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, no sandalwood I notice but still a sort of Indian Chai tea combination.
Over the years I have had a number of scented candles as I do like the wonderful scents that fill my rooms Having read so many reviews on Ciao and Dooyoo about tarts and candles I get constantly tempted to try more. This one I read about on Ciao.
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here . They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a big Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby and despite the fact that I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive I did buy this one from there. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few.
I had to cut the very tightly sealed plastic wrap from the outside then as I took the tart out I had a good sniff. It smelled quite wonderfully evocative of Indian cafes and reminded me of visiting my lovely Homestart family who make delicious chai tea too. The vanilla creaminess blended so beautifully with the cinnamon and other ingredients that I would happily have this as a bath product too
This little tart is a pale brownish colour, almost like white tea or maybe even chai tea so not so exciting to look at and on the front is a picture of cinnamon sticks, star anise, a whole nutmeg and other spices which is a lovely exotic photo evocative of India and the islands in the India Ocean.
I popped half the tart onto my little burner and I put a lighted tea light underneath and waited. The tart began to melt quite quickly and then the scent began to fill the room.
As the tart melted the scent became stronger and now there was definitely a wonderfully Indian smell reminiscent of cafes and spice shops and it just took me right back to our Honeymoon in India. It is a warm, cosy comforting scent as the vanilla adds a creaminess to the sweet spices creating the perfect chair tea scent.
I put this one in the room we sit in next to the kitchen on the windowsill as ours is a tiled sill so there is no danger of the heat burning anything through the burner. Even though tea lights have the wax safely within their aluminium foils they can still create a massive amount of heat that will damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put my burners either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a burner with melted wax as they are very hot and melted wax can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I am absolutely delighted with this fragrance it is my sort of scent. I can sit in the room and close my eyes and imagine I am in an Indian cafe or walking through a market selling spices. The scent does not knock you out with its strength but it was plenty strong enough to fill the room and was a natural sort of aroma, as though it had the real spices in it.
The tart didn't take long to start giving off its scent and then the cinnamon blended beautifully with the creamy vanilla, and the smell of Demerara sugar made in the factory in Guyana and then nutmeg and cardoman which is one of my favourite spices and so very Indian. It is a real spice island mixture of scents and one I will be buying again and again.The only negative thing I would add is that this one didn't seem to last as long or give off as strong a smell as many of Yankee's other fragrances which was disappointing as it is such a great warming, comforting smell.
Thank you Yankee candles for this lovely scented tart, I will certainly be buying this one again as it smells so wonderfully warm and exotic. This will be one that I will buy over and over again as it is just perfect in aroma but will you please look into making it a bit stronger so the smell lasts better.
Yankee creates candles and other products in many fragrances I am not sure which options this scent comes in but if interested in them look on line. The products offered by Yankee also vary in price depending on where you buy them but this gives a bit of a guide.
Wax Tarts which are about 22 grams and last around 8 hours usually cost from, 90p to £1.50 each.)
Votive candle which are 1.75 oz and last about 15 hour cost between £1-75 to £2ish
Small housewarmer jar candle which is abut7 oz and lasts about 25-40 hours costs between £5-99 and £7-99
Medium housewarmer jar candle has14.05oz and lasts 60-75 hours then costs between, £13-99 and £15
Medium 2 wick tumbler -12.5 oz lasts 45-50 hours costs around, £12-99
Large housewarmer jar candle -22 oz lasts 100-150 hours and costs around, £17-99
Large 2 wick tumbler -22.7 oz lasts 70-90 hours and costs about, £16-99
Lidded glass tumbler -7oz lasts about 35-45 hours and costs around £8-99
Tea light scented candles -240 grams and each lasts around 4-6 hours and these come in a box of 12 for about £5-99.
Sometimes different scents are offered in other formats such as car fresheners and sprays for the house as well so if you are really interested in this scent then go onto the Yankee candle website and see the many different possibilities you can choose from.
The prices do vary from store to store so it does pay to look around if you are lucky enough to have more than one shop that sells them or try on line. Personally I think the little tarts give you a great trial of the scent, if you really like it then you may choose to get a candle which last longer. The only thing I find is that once the candle has burned down a bit it doesn't really look as nice as the wax is up the edges and it just looks tatty. With these little tarts once they have done their job you just remove the wax from the burner. A tip I have learned from Nar on here to put them in the freezer then the wax pops out easily - so thanks Nar for that it is a really handy tip. Then you just throw the wax away. If you were really into crafty stuff you could melt them and make your own candles if you saved them up and bought some wicks from a craft shop. I might even give that a try and let you know how they work!
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Summary: A wonderful Indian sort of spiced wax tart