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This melt is like a holiday in your own house. A smell that can only be described as paradise what's gently from this melt when you burn it. I found it wasn't very strong at first, but really comes into it's own after fifteen minutes or so as the delicious scent starts to fill the room. The scent is described by Yankee as a blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango and each individual scent is distinguishable in the throw, which lasts four or five melts. The blue colour is gorgeous when it melts, like a clear blue ocean which matches the scent of this lovely melt. Perfect for a winter day to help you look forward to summer, or during the summer to make a scent as lovely as the sun inside. This scent really made me look forward to our beach holiday later this year and transported me to a sunny beach with a fruity cocktail in my hand. It is also not too sweet, so is suitable for even those who do not enjoy scents that are too sweet.
Yankee Candle Wax Tart Bahama Breeze
I love Candles and of an evening when I call it my chill out time, my daughter is in bed, the dog is curled up on the settee and I am catching up with Law and Order or CSI or one of the other treats stored on the sky box, so cup of tea, and a Yankee Wax tart I am happy.
I found this flavour wax tart at a car boot for 10p, the lady had about 10 different ones, all priced at 10p so I was a happy bunny, even got some discount.
The tart comes in a plastic wrapping, and although the label was a bit faded, the plastic wrapping was in tact and a quick sniff, I could smell a fruity feel to the candle.
I tend to put just half the tartlet on at one go on the oil burner, as usual I needed the scissors to open the plastic, as i can never pull them apart, but the tart slipped out easily.
The tart is a pale blue colour, very similar to a turquoise colour, and it just reminded me of the shades of a exotic sea, the smell also has a tropical feel to it, with a fruit smell, it reminded slightly of lilt. With the pineapple being a strong contender to the main smell of the tart.
I had about 8 hours from the half tart, spread out over 3 nights, and the smell in the front room was beautiful, sweet smell, again the pineapple came through strongly but this was not over powering, even the next morning I could still smell a faint pineapple smell in the room.
With this tart, even when the wax was solid, when I walked past the oil burner, I could smell the pineapple, it was as though it was shouting light me.
=Price and Availability=
The price of the wax tarts are around £1.00 t0 £1.50 and are available from many retailers, I have purchased mine from Amazon, eBay, Clinton Cards, even The Works as well as many gift shops.
=Would I recommend this Tart=
I know that we all like different tastes, life would be boring if we all liked the same, but if you like sweet fruit smells, a taste of the exotic, then this candle is the perfect one for you.
=Would I buy again=
I would definatley buy this tart again, as i loved it, it is a 5/5 from me. I have to say that this is one of my favourites, and I would consider buying a full sized candle as I was that impressed, and coming from me that is a recommendation as I can be a tight wad at times.
One of the Yankee Candle wax tarts I received at Christmas was this Bahama Breeze option and I must admit that amongst all the fragrances I received this was one of my favourites. Holidays are amongst the times I look forward to most in the year and therefore having a tart scent which took me away to tropical climes was a nice treat after the festive period.
~Appearance and Packaging~
This tart mirrors that of all the other tarts in the Yankee Candle range being individually wrapped in a cellophane wrapper with a sticker on the front. This tart is a shimmery pale blue in colour and the very shade of blue instantly reminds me of a tropical beach with the sun shining onto sky blue water. On the front of this tart is a sticker which depicts a beach on a sunny day with two cocktails perched on the front. When I received this tart I remember sniffing it through the wrapper and detecting a fruity smell but it wasn't until I opened the plastic case that I got a full sniff of the lovely fragrance.
Yankee Candle say that this tart provides "cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango". As I write this review I am breathing in the fragrance from my latest Bahama Breeze tart. The fragrance is very fruity and instantly reminds me of my Pina Colada cocktail on holiday in India last year. I can definitely detect the scents of pineapple and grapefruit and the overall effect is very summery and delicious. I haven't been to the Bahamas but have been to other tropical beach getaways and this tart never fails to take me right back to a time sat on the beach and drinking a cocktail.
~Set Up and Use~
As my last review will illustrate, this is a wax tart and therefore to own it you will need to be in the possession of a tart burner. These can be picked up quite cheaply online and Yankee do a lovely range of their own branded burners which look attractive on their own. Once the tart has been placed on the top of the burner, a tea light is all it takes to melt the tart into a pale blue pool and release the delicious fragrance. The tarts give up to eight hours of fragrance whilst burning and once they have lost their scent you should allow the wax to cool before pushing it up and out of the tart burner in one solid lump.
This is a lovely was tart that I enjoyed using the first time round and have continued to buy since. At this time of year, when the weather is cold and the skies grey it is a lovely scent to take out as it brings memories of warmer times and sunshine. In addition, I can imagine that it will be a refreshing fragrance during the summer when all the windows of my house will be open letting in the warm air. This fragrance suits all times of year in my opinion and its fruity fragrances bring an uplifting smell to my home which is soft and not too overpowering. A smell that others comment on when they come round to visit.
~Price and Availability~
This wax tart can be bought from Yankee Candle stores, Clintons Cards or online and you should expect to pay around £1.20 for it if purchased at full price. This makes it a small price to pay in my opinion, particularly when you think of all the happy memories this fruity smell evokes.
This is a lovely wax tart that reminds me of summer and for that it comes highly recommended. As a result, this products scores an excellent five stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
I have been using Yankee wax tarts for a while now, and have recently put in a new order from my favourite ebay seller. But I still have a few left from my old batch so decided to try and finish them off so I can get started on the new ones! Bahama Breeze seems pretty inappropriate for this time of year as the weather gets ever gloomier, but as the candle promises to "bring the beach directly to you", I thought it was well worth giving it a try.
About Yankee candles
Yankee is an American company that was founded in 1969. The company produces a huge range of scented candles in various formats. The ones I like are the wax tarts - they are cheap and cheerful and so easy to use. All you need to do is unwrap the tart and place it into a tart burner, light a tealight underneath, and wait for the scent to be released. They cost around the £1 mark, but prices do vary so shop around online!
All wax tarts come shrink wrapped and this one is a lovely pale blue colour. According to Yankee, it is "created from pure natural extracts" and contains "a mouth-watering tropical blend of juicy pineapple, crisp grapefruit and zesty mango".
I loved the smell of this as soon as I took off the wrapper. It smells really fresh and fruity, and I couldn't wait to light it! I was quite impatient for this to get going as I really wanted to see if the fragrance of the tart when melted would live up to the fragrance when I had unwrapped it.
I think this did take a little longer to get going than other tarts I have used, but when it did I was really pleased. It smells really light and fresh, and although I can't say I detect any particular fruits, it definitely has a tropical edge to it! The fragrance filled my room quickly and is strong, yet still pleasant. It is definitely a summery fragrance, so not ideal for this time of year - but then anything to lighten up these darker days has to be a good thing.
My new fave
It seems that just about every time I light a Yankee tart I decide that this one is my favourite, and this is no exception! I love the smell of this. It is fruity yet light and fresh, and although it hasn't quite transported me to the Bahamas, it really does have a lovely summer feel to it.
If your mood needs lifting then I would really recommend this tart.
Additional Yankee info....
The average prices of Yankee candles are as follows...
Tea lights - £6 for a pack of 12 (each burns for 4-6 hours)
Wrapped samplers - £1.50 each (burns for around 15 hours in a proper sampler jar)
Wax tarts - £1-1.20 each (these are wickless candles that burn in an oil or tart burner (with a tea light underneath) for around 8 hours)
Small jar candles - £7.75 (105g - burn for 25-40 hours)
Medium jar candles - £16 (411g - burn for around 65-90 hours)
Large jar candles - £18.45 (625g burn for 110-160 hours)
*~*Introduction and reason for purchase*~*
I have mentioned in previous similar reviews that I have always been a fan of scenting my home with scented candles and years ago incense sticks, but it is only in the past 11 months or so that I have started to more or less exclusively buy Yankee products...specifically the wax tart variety after reading many positive reviews on this site. I always favoured candles before admittedly, but I liked the sound of a wax tart which for the benefit of anyone that's been living under a rock and doesn't know is basically solid disc of wax (a wick less candle) that you melt in an appropriate burner. Since discovering that I prefer to burn wax tarts to candles I've been buying mixed lots on ebay as they are more economical with normally one or two included free, however I bought this - Bahama Breeze - singularly (also from ebay) as I simply liked the description and so decided to try it.
*~*What Yankee have to say about this fragrance*~*
"..There's cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango.."
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
As per usual, Yankee branded wax tarts come housed in a sealed cellophane style wrapper which encompasses the entire tart. The wrapper is transparent and the wax tart can be clearly viewed - in this case it is a beautiful ocean blue - with an accompanying sticker placed directly on top. This sticker depicts an image to go with the name of whichever fragrance you have picked and Bahama Breeze shows a blue ocean and sun kissed sky with two delicious looking cocktails in different sized glasses. The picture justifies the fragrance perfectly but does it smell as good when used..?
I bought this wax tart from an online shop through eBay and paid at the time £0.89 with an added £0.75 for P&P charges. I deemed this very good value though have recently noticed the same store is now charging £2 inclusive of the tart and P&P so it's worth looking around if interested, several major card chain stores sell Yankee branded products as well as a whole host of other outlets but I prefer eBay personally as it's less hassle with the only downside being if it is a fragrance not tried before then buying it blindly can be a risk as to whether you like it or not.
*~*My experience of burning this*~*
As our house is a small cottage over 100 years old it can get that musty aroma that old properties sometimes have. We get condensation mould in certain areas of the house and whilst we have a dehumidifier running most days I get paranoid that it will not only be unsightly but will leave a 'damp' smell in my home and so because of this I burn scented candles and wax tarts almost daily to help eradicate any lingering aromas.
On opening the cellophane seal of the packaging with a knife, I was greeted with an intense blast of fruity aroma and I have to say I was instantly impressed. I noticed the richness of the pineapple seemed to dominate over the mango and grapefruit and my first thoughts were it reminded me somewhat of the tropical fizzy drink Lilt.
On placing into my wax burner dish I noticed it started to melt and pool into a watery consistency around 10 minutes of being heated up via the burning tea light beneath it, and the colour reminded me of the ocean with it's tranquil turquoise/ blue hue.
As mentioned in similar reviews I tend to keep me wax tart burner on the window sill in my kitchen as it's not only out of reach of anyone and anything, but also the kitchen is the most central room in my small cottage and the scent can travel evenly into all of the other rooms from here. I noticed that after about 15 to 20 minutes of the wax melting the grapefruit started to shine through and gave the fragrance a zesty kick though I was unable to detect the mango myself unfortunately which is a shame as I think it would have given this a more rounded, even scent.
Longevity wise I burned this on 3 separate occasions for around 2 hours each time, and was satisfied with the intensity on each occasion. I found the fragrance to be really quite overpowering for the first 30 minutes or so on my first usage and was worried it would induce a slight headache, as certain wax tart varieties have done in the past, but was pleased that after the initial blast of strength it reduced to a more subtle, comfortable degree that made it extremely pleasant to have burning.
After the third occasion of using it I found the lack of fragrance had waned so much that it was barely noticeable and so gave only around 6 hours of burning time rather than the approximated 8 hours.
*~*Would I recommend this?*~*
I really liked the fruity composition of the pineapple and grapefruit here and found it almost mouthwatering as it emitted such a fresh, fruity aroma that was instantly agreeable. The overall aroma was quite charismatic in a sweet fruity way but having said that I'm not sure I rush out to buy it again due to it's longevity (or lack of it). The fragrance is appealing and pleasant enough but I wouldn't say it was alluring as some wax tarts can be and I certainly didn't find it bewitching.
I think after trying out lots of different varieties of wax tarts it's just down to my own personal preference that I prefer more muskier scents than fruit based ones. This is nice enough but just not one I'll be buying for a while yet though at some point I will repurchase it again, just not yet.
Nice, fresh and very fruity but disappointing on the longevity and the lack of mango scent but all in all an above average offering from Yankee so still gets 4/5 from me.
I love burning candles and I regularly attend candle parties with my friends too always looking for a new holder or something that smells good for my home. It was at a candle party that I was given this wax tart 'Bahama breeze' for free by a friend who wasn't very keen on the scent. I had a sniff through the packaging and was really pleased as I love fruity fragrances and so I promptly snapped her offer up and put this in my handbag. It was actually some weeks later that I decided to have a clear out and I found this in the bottom as well as a nicely scented handbag.
This wax tart comes in the standard wrapping that I often end up stabbing open with scissors. I then drop all of the wax tart, crumbs and all, in to my Yankee Candle wax tart petal burner. I then place an unscented tea light underneath light this and for 4 hours (usually) I leave the tart burner to do its thing and wait until the tea light burns out naturally. I then know that I have one more 4 hour time that I can burn a tea light and normally find that the scent is lasting until around the time that the second tea light burns out.
This wax tart is a lovely turquoise colour that just makes me think of beaches and crystal clear blue sea. There is a picture of two cocktails on the front that makes me think of holidays and in all I was feeling relaxed and happy before burning this wax tart for the first time. This wax tart, like all of the wax tarts that I have used has a scent that can be detected before you actually burn the tart and this one smells fruity, fresh and tropical. I could detect lots of fruity flavours with a nice sweetness to them and I mainly picked up on the pineapple that you always seem to get with tropical smelling items. The fragrance of this wax tart is quite strong but this is good as it fills my home with delightful tropical scents that end up reaching every room. There is not any artificial smell to this fragrance which is a huge plus point for me and one of the reasons why I love Yankee Candle products. Once the wax tart has finished releasing fragrance I could still detect this in my home for at least the rest of the day. This isn't something I've always noticed with other wax tarts and again this is a fantastic plus point for this wax tart.
Now this wax tart was quite an exception in most ways because after I had burned 2 unscented tea lights for 4 hours each I was delighted to find that I could still smell the scent quite strongly from the solidified wax. I then burnt another tea light and got around 2 more hours of scent which is absolutely fantastic.
Should you want to buy this wax tart you can find them online and in store at Clinton Cards. The usual selling price for wax tarts is around £1.10 but mine was free!
I am going to rate this wax tart 5 out of 5 stars. For me it has been absolutely delightful and has filled my home with a wonderful tropical scent that is strong without being overpowering and very long lasting. This is one of the most long lasting and powerfully scented wax tarts that I have ever purchased and I will definitely buy this one in the future. I am so pleased that I got this for free as I perhaps never would've tried this otherwise.
Today I have had a massive cleaning mission. Well I tried to - by the time it came to vacuuming the vacuum cleaner wouldn't pick anything up! So I did most of the cleaning! After doing all of the cleaning I like my home to smell nice. Therefore I went through my pile of new wax tarts to find a fragrance. The one I opted for was Bahama Breeze. I chose this one because it seemed like the most fruity fragrance I had which was what I wanted.
I bought my Bahama Breeze tart a few months ago in a joblot on ebay where I paid around £1.20 for it. The tart is a bright sky blue in colour and the picture on the front is a cocktail with a brilliant blue sea in the background.
To use the tart you will need a special burner. You then place the tart in the holder and place a lit tealight underneath.
I was unsure what this tart would smell like. The cocktail picture suggested that it may have a tropical fruity fragrance whilst the colour suggested that it may have a more beach like scent.
Within about ten minutes of starting to burn the tart a tropical scent began to filter through the air. I was really pleased by the scent and it wasn't really what I was expecting. There is a fruity, tropical scent and I can detect fruits like bananas, oranges, grapefruits and I think I can also smell a hint of coconut.
As with all wax tarts this has a recommended burn time of around eight hours. I have always found that they last a little longer than this but the fragrance begins to fade.
The more I burn this tart the more I love it! The smell is gorgeous and the blend of fruits has a real summery kick which is perfect as a daytime scent.
I will definitely buy another one of these tarts, I love the fragrance and I think its definitely one of my favourites.
Yankee Candle's Bahama Breeze wax tart was another one of my bargain buys recently when browsing in my local branch of Clintons, who since Christmas have often had a number of Yankee candles reduced in price.
Priced at just 59p per tart instead of the usual £1.20 I snapped up a few different wax tarts, but was particularly pleased to buy Bahama Breeze, as it is one I have read good things about and also on holding it up to my nose in store, the fragrance was very appealing indeed. A mixture of fruity and floral scents is what I first thought and it appeared to be an ideal summer scent, with its blue wax conjuring up images of the sea along with the picture of cocktails on the label.
Yankee actually state Bahama Breeze offers cool summer refreshment in its tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango, but there is no mention of the slight floral notes I also thought I could detect.
After placing the wax tart in the well of my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it was only a couple of minutes before I began to detect the scent appearing as the wax melted. I noticed immediately a strong fragance of both pineapple and mango and as the fragrance developed I still thought I could smell some floral notes, but whatever you think you can smell from this fragrance there is no denying it is a lovely scent and is also one of the strongest Yankee fragrances I have experienced to date.
I should also mention this scent's longevity after extinguishing the tealight, as it was quite impressive just how long the scent hung in the air for quite some time afterwards.
I also achieved the 'up to 8 hours' of fragrance you can expect to achieve from burning a wax tart and I did think this one would possibly last longer, but found the fragrance rapidly disappeared after the 8 hours. I can't complain about this at all however, as I got exactly what you can expect from burning a wax tart. Sometimes you find you can get over 8 hours of fragrance with the stronger smelling tarts, which is a bonus when it happens, but as I have also experienced one or two fragrances which have fell way short of 8 hours, or not produced a lot of fragrance at all, then Bahama Beeze is definitely one of the better ones and one I shall be buying again.
The fragrance from Bahama Breeze filled the downstairs of my home and wafted out into the hallway to the foot of the stairs. I would describe the fragrance as 'tropical' overall and although the weather outside has been anything but, you can still fill the inside of your home with the scents of hot summer days when burning the Bahama Breeze fragrance.
Yankee suggest you try mixing the products to create your own fragrance and this is something I keep meaning to do at some point, but as this fragrance is so strong, Bahama Breeze isn't one I would really think to mix with another as I like it the way it is.
It is also suggested that you can leave a wax tart in its wrapping and use it as a drawer scenter and this is what I do with my wax tarts before I come to use them. My daughter also does this too as they leave your clothes, underwear etc smelling really fragrant and so I do recommend you do this with your wax tarts prior to using them to maximise their use.
Bahama Breeze is definitely one to recommend and I shall be buying this again. The wax tarts are available from all Yankee stockists online and in department stores such as Debenhams and John Lewis, as well as card and gift shops such as Clintons and Collectables. There are often bargains to be found on Amazon and Ebay also. The average price of a wax tart is arond £1.20 but watch out for the bargains and sales which regularly appear in stores and online.
With four gorgeous but smelly hamsters (its actually my girl one that pongs the most!) I rather often not only clean them out and my flat but like to have something burning....like now to freshen the place up a bit.
Before I found and fell in love with Yankee I was buying candles, room fragrancers allsorts which were really hit and miss and then there was an influx of Yankee reviews and I decided to give the tarts a go as they promise about 8 hours of fragrance time and cost about £1.20 a tart which I thought was great value for money. Noawadays I don't buy any other brand of room fragrancers and never get bored of this huge range of fragrances.
The tart I have just finished burning in my living room as I type this is Bahama Breeze. I liked the colour of it, sniffed it in its wrapper and liked it so decided that as I hadn't tried it before I'd give it a go.
Well the tart comes in a see through palstic wrapper and on the front of it we are told that it is Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze With Pure Natural Extracts and then on the back of it cautions are shown via diagrmans, the size is stated which is 22g and contact details for Yankee are given. Of course like most other Yankee products this comes in a variety of formats and not just the wax tart I purchased but in candles of different sizes too with the huge one in this fragrance costing about £18.00!
The Wax Tart Itself:
The wax tart is a light blue, heavy lump of round and set wax which is fluted to the edges. To use this you can easily snap it and place the amount you want over a tealight and in an oil burner, you can of course use the whole thing (as I did) or mix and match it up with other fragranced tarts to make a more unique fragrance.
So this melts as fast as all of the other wax tarts to a liquid, which is a couple of minutes. The fragrance of this is tropical and fruity with a strong but natural smell of mangos and pineapple to it in the main. It isn't a sickly or overpowering frgrance but very apparent, refreshing and uplifting to our senses in my humble opinion.
Mine has just ran out now after about 8 hours of burning time and I never burnt my continously but had it on for a bit, put it out (by blowing the tealight out) and then the wax set till the next time I wanted to use it.
This is simply a really wonderful scent of tropical summer and I love this one and shall certainly purchase it again though I will be treating myself to a huge candle of this one soon as I love it so much!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I thought I had already reviewed the Bahama Breeze Yankee Candle as it is one of my favourites, I don't know how I forgot to write about it! I first tried this when my fiancé bought me one of the wax tarts. I loved the fragrance immediately and actually didn't melt the tart for ages as it was so nice I felt I should save it (is that weird?!). I have used this several times since, always in tart form, although I would like to get this scent in a jar eventually.
Like all Yankee Candles you can buy it in the form of tea lights, wax tarts, votives or jar candles. This review will concentrate on the wax tart form - if you're not familiar a wax tart is a disc of wax which you place into a tart burner (available from Yankee from £5 up) and when melted under the flame of a tea light, it releases its scent into your room.
Bahama Breeze is a pale blue colour and the label depicts two cocktails against a background of sea and sun. It's all very cheerful and summery and I feel the fragrance reflects that. The scent to me smells just like Pina Colada! It's a peachy and I can detect mango quite strongly too as well as pineapple. I also sometimes think there is a hint of lemon, although having just looked up the official description it states that it contains pineapple, mango and grapefruit, so it's probably grapefruit I'm smelling, not lemon. I'm surprised it doesn't contain peach as I would have said peach was one of the main scents. I absolutely adore the scent as it reminds me of being on holiday and it's quite uplifting too.
The scent of this particular fragrance does not take long to start filling the room one I've lit the tea light underneath. The scent is the perfect strength - strong enough so that the room is filled with scent, but not so much that it is overpowering. Also, despite this being quite a sweet scent, I don't ever feel that it is sickly smelling.
Each wax tart gives around eight hours of fragrance, which I think is a good length of time and the fragrance stays pretty strong throughout this time.
The prices/burn times below are approximate and will vary depending on where you shop:
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Tea Lights (pack of 12) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£5.99
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.25
Medium tumbler - Burn time 45-50 hours -£14.49
Large tumbler - Burn time 70-90 hours -£17.99
I buy these from yankee.co.uk or yankeedoodle.co.uk online, but they are also available in Collectables or Clinton Cards on the high street.
Overall, I cannot recommend this fragrance of Yankee Candle highly enough, especially if you are someone who likes fruity fragrances. This is a perfect scent for summer - or even for cheering you up in winter and in my opinion is one of the best Yankee make.
I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I love for my home to smell nice and also have a love of scented candles but I am often left disappointed by the lack of fragrance that actually comes from most of them. The first Yankee candle wax tart that I treated myself to was Christmas Eve which was just wonderful. But recently with the weather taking a turn towards Spring I have been trying more fruity fragrances. At the weekend I decided to pop into Clintons Cards and found that they had some Yankee candles on sale so thought I would treat myself to some different fragranced wax tarts. There were a few different fragrances that I had previously heard of and wanted to try but the one that jumped out the most was the Bahama Breeze as soon as I picked it up I could smell the wonderful fruity fragrance through the wrapper and just had to buy it.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores, Clintons cards and some independent stores. I a actually paid just £0.60 for the Bahama Breeze wax tart in Clintons as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer.
The Bahama Breeze wax tart comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of two cocktails with a gorgeous tropical beach in the background to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has a 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a light turquoise colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the fruity fragrance of this tart through the wrapper before I had begun to remove it. The fragrance is just wonderfully fresh, fruity and tropical with a slight sweetness. It states on the internet that it is pineapple, grapefruit and mango fragranced. As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner to melt them to allow the fragrance to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Bahama Breeze tart as I stated before is quite a strong fragrance so almost as soon as the tart begins to melt you can smell the mixture of the tropical, fruity fragrance starting to waft through the room. Even my husband who is not normally very struck on fragranced candles or room fragrances commented on how nice the tart smelt. Yankee wax tarts are made with natural fruit extracts so do smell quite natural and not overly artificial. I live in an apartment which has quite a large open plan living area and the fragrance from the tart quickly spreads throughout the whole room leaving it smelling wonderful. I started to burn this tart last night and this morning I could still lightly smell the fragrance. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that with the stronger fragrances such as this they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Overall this is so far one of my favourite Yankee scents and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It's wonderful fresh, fruity fragrance is uplifting and makes my home smell fantastic and certainly makes me want to head to a tropical beach!
I love to have a scented Candle burning in the house and I have got into the Wax Tarts over the last few years. They work out a bit Cheaper than some Candles and I do like the Yankee Candle range. The scents that I go for are either Airy, fresh kind of scents or Fruity ones. I don't go for too heavy scents or Floral ones really as it is the more fresh light ones that I like. When I spotted this one it sounded like just the scent I would go for.
I tend to buy these either on e-bay or other websites. I know that you can buy these in some Card shops and some Garden shops as well. I have found these to be the cheapest online. I tend to buy a few when I buy these as it can sometimes work out cheaper and I have paid from 90p-£1.20 per Tart. I find that the amount I buy can last a few months but this isn't because I have bought loads I don't tend to use these every day anyway.
This is wrapped in cellophane and has a nice enough picture on the front like what they all look like.
To use this you just place this in an Oil Burner and the block of Wax will melt under the heat of the Tealight Candle. From about 5 minutes after this had started to Melt you could smell the scent of this and it is a lovely Balmy kind of scent. The scent makes me think of a Hot Tropical climate with a nice breeze through it. It is a strong scent but not too strong and afterwards when the Wax has went solid you can still smell this scent.
I don't know how long this scent has been out but I can't remember seeing this when I last bought it. I will definitely buy this again as it is just such a nice fresh scent and perfect if you like airy scent.
I purchased this wax tart from my local Clinton Cards store for £1.25, how-ever the Yankee Wax Tarts can also be found at local garden centres and B & Q stores. Alternatively they can also be purchased online from Ebay, Amazon or from the Yankee candle website. The wax tart is a very pale blue in colour and it states on the front that it's called Bahama Breeze. On the front there is a small sticker which had a picture of what looks like a beach and a cocktail. This gives the impression to me that the wax tart will be refreshing with a very light smell.
When looking on the Yankee Candle website it states that this refreshing tart has a tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango.
I opened the wax tart carefully and smelt the tart before placing it into the wax burner. It smelt very fruity, but also refreshing. I popped the wax tart in the burner and placed a lit tea-light underneath. I always find that it takes at least 5 minutes before you can really start to smell the wax tarts. After 5 minutes, as I was sitting down watching TV I could start to smell the scent of the wax tart. It smelt really fruity and refreshing, and the smell of it made my mouth water slightly, as it smelt so nice.
The more the wax tart melted the stronger the smell became; how-ever it didn't become too strong or over-powering. I only have a small lounge anyway, but the smell of the wax tart filled the room and it was really refreshing to walk into and smell the gorgeous smell. The smell of the wax tart travelled slightly into the kitchen; how-ever it was much stronger in the lounge where the wax tart was burning.
I kept the wax tart burning for at least 3-4 hours, before blowing the tea-light out ready to get into bed. Within a few minutes of blowing the tea-light out the fruity smell of the wax tart had disappeared and I could no longer smell it. I went to bed and woke up the following morning, and when going in the lounge there was no fruity smell.
In terms of smell, I this this wax tart smells delicious and fruity and is very refreshing. I am disappointed that the smell doesn't linger once the tea-light has been blown out, how-ever it was nice being in the same room once the wax tart started to melt. I would recommend this wax tart to others and it's also a very summery scent.
~ Additional Information ~
The wax tart burn time is 8 hours per tart.
You can also buy other products in the Bahama Breeze scent range including:
Large Jar Candle
Large Tumbler Candle
Medium Jar Candle
Medium Tumbler Candle
Small Jar Candle
Small Tumbler Candle
Wax Tart (single or in packs of 10).
These are all available to buy at www.yankee.co.uk
(review may also appear on ciao)