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Yankee Candle Wax Tart Bahama Breeze
Member Name: supersonic75
Yankee Candle Wax Tart Bahama Breeze
Date: 09/11/12, updated on 09/11/12 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Nice and fresh fruity offering from Yankee
Disadvantages: Couldn't detect the mango and also faded after 6 hours of burning
*~*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.
Summary: A nice summer themed fragrance wax tart that just falls slightly short on a few things unfortunately
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