Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Let Autumn In To Your Home
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Member Name: missrarr
Yankee Candle Warm Spice
Advantages: Beautiful notable but subtle, relaxing spice scent
Disadvantages: It's tempting me to shell out £20 for a big jar candle!
So after seeing so many positive reviews of Yankee products on Dooyoo and wanting to improve the ambience of my home, I decided to become a part of the world of Yankee candles at the end of summer, when the evenings had a hint of cold and my favourite time of year, autumn, the time of Halloween, squashes, last warm rays of summer and bonfires on the evening air finally came around.
So I was on the look out then for a combination of the fruitier Yankee scents and also some that I could use to herald my favourite season and pop into my oil burner to enhance those early autumnal hints on the air. One I chose for that purpose was Warm Spice, and it has been a fixture at Rarr Towers ever since. Here's why.
Have they actually declared world domination yet? Or is it still a work in progress?
I defy anyone on Dooyoo to say, hand on heart and life of loved one on the line, that this brand has completely passed them by. Yankee Candles get rave reviews on here and before I tried them for myself I have to admit I did wonder if the product range could be so consistent across the board, but I have to admit that I have yet to use a Yankee that I haven't enjoyed.
With beautiful scent combinations across a range of candle sizes and great lasting power, these products are truly good value for money, even though some of the larger candles can be around the £20 mark - but the longevity you get with the scents and the great sensory quality they bring to your home make them the understandable leader in their field.
I always use the wax tarts, as at a rough retail average of £1.20 they don't break the bank, have good lasting capabilities (you could also cut them in half to make them last longer if you prefer a more subtle level of scent) and offer a great way to sample new scents from the range without laying out a great amount of money. They are precisely the same product as the jar-held candles, they just don't have a wick and instead are melted in a burner with a tealight below.
***I know I'm preaching to the converted but of course, never leave a candle unattended or in reach of children - particularly when it has a small pot of molten wax above it!***
***VALUE FOR MONEY***
Well first of all I initially always purchased my tarts - so to speak - whilst in the company of Mr Rarr, being "middle aged" as we liked to joke and going around a smart garden centre near Rarr Towers. At about £1.24 a shot, we were happy to purchase a few weeks' worth each time we visited. I still maintain to this day that if you want to buy them on the spur of the moment at full retail, then they are good value for money as I have yet to have an issue with longevity of scent and I have tried quite a few now.
However, I bought a few batches of 10 tarts - so to speak even further! - via a seller on ebay who did a mix of your choice from their selection, postage free, for £9.95. All seemed genuine on the arrival of the first set so I can only assume that they are genuine sellers who can offer a lower price as a result of not having overheads - I don't know. But saving a few pennies and some time at Christmas was a big priority so I was happy to buy again.
One that I was delighted to see in the range was Warm Spice, so I doubled up on them for both myself and Mother Rarr.
***USING WARM SPICE***
This Yankee tart wax is a dark beige or light brown colour. It's not the most appetising colour, but you're not serving this beauty as a desert.
On popping this tart in the burner, I noticed that it seemed to take slightly longer to be notable than some other scents - however I think this is because overall this is a more subtle scent in the spicier Yankee ranges.
Once you do notice this scent, I find it pleasant, not sharp at all, welcoming, comforting and it makes my house smell great.
We use the full tart each time - oh stop it! - so we popped our latest Warm Spice in the burner three days ago to move away from the equally delightful Christmas Cupcake. On the first night I found the scent beautifully subtle but notable. It helped me relax and chill out after a day at work and we went through at least one tea light, possibly two, burning it all evening.
The following night we did the same. The scent delivered again precisely as it had the night before - not dwindling at all.
Last night I expected that Warm Spice, after already performing for an estimated 7 hours or more, might have started to fade slightly. Again, it was so subtle (and we were cooking) that I was surprised when I came back downstairs after it had been lit about half an hour, opened the living room door, and was not hit by, but very much happily embraced by, the lovely, spicy, slightly creamy and soothing scent. I was really impressed at this as I had intended to review the product positively before but had never noticed quite how long this tart is value for money before until I took a more critical eye to it.
I am typing this as our plucky little tart - alright you can have that one - begins his fourth night of labour. Already, even though a red wine casserole is on the go in the kitchen, the living room is a lovely, relaxed place for a couple to enjoy some TV and a few glasses of wine.
Basically, it is spicy, but it is subtle. Not like an Indian curry spicy market, but more gentle and with a very slightly creamy undertone tying it all together. It has a nutty, woody edge to it and when I bought it to enhance the initial hints of Autumn on the air, it did so perfectly. Yet equally it takes on a more warming note in winter, and I can see this being used right up until the start of spring, when my desire to get into the garden and grow some food might inspire me to step to the fresher, fruitier scents in the range. Not to say this is cloying - I think they have the balance of comfort and notable scent just right here.
I know it is hard to rate the different styles of scent from the Yankee range against one another but I do have my favourites from each 'genre' as it were. Warm Spice is without doubt my staple in the spicier, autumnal fragrance ranges and by that I don't mean it becomes reliable and dull but that using it is like a welcoming hug - coming home to this in autumn and winter is utter bliss for me, and to make it even better it doesn't clash with the scents of home cooking. It is a beautiful offering from Yankee and I hope they never discontinue it! Thoroughly recommended to anyone who loves a little spice, autumn leaves and a big warm hug.
Summary: My favourite spiced Yankee scent, possibly my favourite full stop. A delight to have in the home.