Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Beautiful scent of warm spice
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Member Name: helenc72
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Advantages: Smells gorgeous, good strength, tart burns longer than 8 hours
Disadvantages: Nothing for me - some might find it too heavy if they like light clean scents
I love to have nice scents around the home but until fairly recently I didn't often bother with scented candles as I had found that most cheap ones were so weak you could barely smell them or the scents were artificial and a bit unpleasant. However as I was reading so many rave reviews of Yankee Candles on here I decided to give them a try a few months back. My first Yankee Candle was a sampler/votive style candle and I was a bit disappointed with the strength. Some people recommended that I should try the wax tarts instead, as the scent from the wax tarts is stronger. This warm spice scent was the first wax tart that I tried and I absolutely love it.
The wax tarts are round disks of wax with scalloped edges and no wick. Therefore you can't light them like a normal candle. You have to place the wax tart in a burner and then light a tea light underneath. As the tea light melts the wax, it starts to give off its aroma. Warm Spice is available in other candle formats as well, from small ones up to large jars, but my review is only based on the wax tart so I can't comment on the strength of the other formats.
Warm Spice is a scent which appealed to me straight away when I saw the name, and when I picked it up in the shop I could already smell it through the wrapping and liked it. When I burn this, the scent starts to develop and spread through the room fairly quickly, often being well detectable after about five minutes. Warm Spice smells very comforting and quite rich. It is a mixture of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg which creates a really lovely effect. It is not too creamy and sickly, like some vanilla scents can be, as there is enough variety and spice added by the other components. I definitely think this would be a lovely scent for winter evenings but I also enjoyed burning it in the summer as it has quite a warm exotic feel so I think it is one for any time really. However, it is not really a fresh clean refreshing scent and is definitely more of a deep and indulgent one, so you do have to be in the mood for it. I really enjoy burning this one if I am curled up with a blanket and a good book (it reminds me of the Hunger Games as I was burning this while reading that) and I also like to have it on the go while studying as it provides quite a chilled atmosphere and keeps me feeling relaxed.
The wax tarts are supposed to offer 8 hours of scent but this one seems to be never ending! I burn it in spells of a couple of hours a time and I have burnt it for far longer than 8 hours and there is still about half the tart left! After burning the scent lingers in the air for a good few hours, and it is strong enough to be noticeable and spread very well to fill a whole room and edge out into the hallway. I would not go as far as to say it fills the whole house, but it has a good strength which I am very happy with.
I have had no problems removing this tart from my burner if I want to swap it for a different scent. I have the official Yankee petal burner, which is a very popular one, and if I take the bowl and simply tap the bottom the wax tart comes out, so I haven't had to scrape it out or waste any. Constant repeated burning, melting and resolidifying has not caused any problems at all and it always solidifies back into it's well shaped form with no lumps and bumps.
I would definitely recommend this one for the lovely scent, it's good strength and the fact that it seems to burn for much longer than 8 hours in my experience. This has definitely convinced me of the quality of wax tarts and I now have a few other scents too.