Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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One for Musk lovers!
Yankee Candle Water Garden
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Water Garden
Advantages: Gorgeous scent.
Disadvantages: Didn't last as long as I expected
Lately I have taken to visiting a branch of Clintons whenever I am in town. The reason being that since Christmas time, they have had many Yankee candles at reduced prices and very often half price. I have picked up quite a few bargains there and just last week I was able to buy another lot of Yankee wax tarts reduced to half price making them only 60p each.
A selection of sampler votives, some tealights and glass jars had also been reduced, but I have found it is the wax tarts that are the best bargain in my opinion and I have used this opportunity to ensure I keep a little stock pile of these at home.
Some of the wax tarts I have been purchasing have been ones I have tried before, but I was pleased to see on my last visit that there were a few fragrances I haven't yet tried. One or two didn't really appeal to me when I held them to my nose to smell the scent in store, but when I picked up this Water Garden scented wax in tart format, it appealed to me right away.
I love musky fragrances and the musk fragrance of this water garden wax tart immediately grabbed me and I knew right away I would have to purchase more than one of these and so I picked up five, all priced at 60p each.
It wasn't just musk that I could detect, there was also a fruity tinge and a slight floral freshness to the scent which did conjur up images of the outdoors in my mind and the water lillies on a tranquil looking pond on the packaging did seem to match the fragrance, as did the pale green/blue coloured wax.
Yankee actually state Water Garden to be soothing reflections..... pretty water flowers and lush green notes with hints of Melon and Musk and so my own description pretty much matches what they state it to be.
I had high hopes for this wax tart as the scent was quite strong before removing the wax tart from its packaging and usually I find this is a good indicator of how strong the fragrance will be when in use and its longevity. The stronger the scent before use usually signifies a strong throw from the wax when you actually come to use it and begin melting the wax. When the fragrance is strong, I find that I easily achieve the 8 hours of fragrance that Yankee state you can expect from a wax tart and very often it is actually over 8 hours.
After placing the wax tart into my burner and lighting a tealight underneath it was only around two minutes before I began to detect the fragrance slowly filling the air and it was just as nice as expected. It was initially quite strong, which I didn't mind at all. The musky notes filled the room and I could also smell the fragrance out in the hallway too.
After extinguishing the tealight the scent hung in the air for a little while after, which I was pleased about, although there have been other fragrances I have came across which have hung in the air for far longer I must add, with some still evident the next day.
Usually when burning wax tarts I find the fragrance begins to fade gradually after the initial few hours, however with this one, it just seemed to fade very rapidly. I was a little disappointed by this, as I like to eke out as much fragrance as I can from a wax tart and although I did manage to achieve 8 hours of fragrance, it was not a strong 8 hours, as by the time it had reached 7 hours it was already rapidly fading.
Because it had smelled so strong prior to use, I had thought Water Garden would be one of those which exceeded 8 hours, but this time I was wrong.
I do really like Water Garden and don't regret buying it at all and will purchase again. I am just slightly disappointed that it wasn't as strong and didn't last as long as I initially expected. It is however, a very nice fragrance to have around your home and if you are a fan of musky scents, I can recommend this one.
Summary: Another gorgeous scent from Yankee.