“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles / Category: Home Fragrance „
I purchased Yankee Candle's Frosted Pumpkin variety online in the sale without having smelled it first. It had been in a drawer for a while and a few days ago I came across it. I thought I would save it for Halloween, but I know what I'm like - I have good intentions with things, but it never quite works out the way I want - so I decided to use it a little bit early, otherwise it would probably be sitting there until next Halloween!
~~About the product~~
This is a wax tart. If you're not familiar with these, they are simply small discs of fragranced wax which are melted in a tart burner under the flame of a tea light. They don't have a wick like most candles.
This Frosted Pumpkin fragrance is from the Food range of fragrances and although I have associated it with Halloween, it was not brought out specifically with Halloween in mind.
The official description is 'A warm, delicious recipe of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with sugary vanilla frosting.'
Once I'd managed to get the wrapping off the tart, I placed it in my burner. It had a nice fragrance when solid - sweet yet spicy and it reminded me slightly of pumpkin pie. I didn't think the fragrance was particularly special - the best word I can muster up is 'nice', but it certainly wasn't the worst smelling Yankee Candle I've ever used.
I placed this in the burner then lit the tea light. It didn't take long for the scent of the candle to come out and fill the room. It smelled quite spicy but wasn't too strong or intense. I actually found the scent quite warming and I do think it was perfect for using on a cold autumn day, which is what I did. I will say that the smell didn't really make me think of Halloween, although perhaps it should have.
I didn't find the scent to travel room to room, but I wasn't too disappointed as our living room is quite large and I could smell it clearly in all parts of this room. The wax tarts are designed to give eight hours of fragrance and with this particular tart I would say that was pretty accurate.
Whilst I liked this, my fiancé wasn't so keen. He asked me to blow the tealight out because 'it's hurting my nose'.
~~Price and Availability~~
I bought my tart from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk a few months ago, but I don't think they sell it any more. www.scentedcandleshop.co.uk have it for £1. The fact I have not found more places selling it make me think that perhaps they're not making this scent any more.
If you do not fancy a wax tart, the same fragrance is available in other formats...
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
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
Although I did really like this wax tart, I have to say that it was one of those fragrances where I felt I could either take it or leave it. It was nothing special to me and although it smelled nice enough, it didn't wow me in the way other Yankee fragrances have. Still if you're looking for a spicy pumpkin scented candle or something Halloween related then yes, I would recommend this.
Since discovering the Yankee Candle range of products late last year my wife and I have become massive fans of the brand and have tried many of the different varieties on offer. For anyone who doesn't know, Yankee are an American company who specialise in fragranced candles and associated products and have a presence here in the UK, their products can be found online and also in high street candle/home accessories shops where the choice of products on offer tends to be huge and suited to the vast majority of people.
The wax tarts are the cheapest option when choosing a product from Yankee Candle and unlike traditional candles these don't have a wick which is lit. Instead a wax tart is designed to be melted in a 'tart burner' which is heated by a tea light and its while melting and in its liquid state the the wax gives off a aroma. Each disc of wax measures approximately 2 inches in diameter and around half an inch in thickness and are individually plastic wrapped with the name of the product clearly displayed on the top of the packaging.
We tend to buy wax tarts as a way to introduce ourselves to the different products Yankee Candles has to offer as they cost around £1.00 and are a cheap and cheerful way of introducing an authentic and pleasant smelling aroma around our home. If the fragrance is one that we like then we often buy it again but in one of the larger 'House-warmer' candles which cost considerably more (usually around £18.00) alternatively if it's a fragrance that we are not overly keen on then we know to avoid it in the future and try something new.
Each tart gives off around 8 hours of fragrance and some of the wax tarts are stronger in aroma than others, the range goes from subtle and gentle through to heavy and really noticeable. Frosted Pumpkin is one such fragrance which sits in the middle of a "subtle to strong scale" and is evocative of the colder, Autumnal months.
Burnt orange in colour, out of the wrapper this tart has a detectable spicy aroma to it with a sweet undertone and once the melting process begins releases a warming smell which fills the room it is placed in. There are detectable hints of honey and mixed spices and although 'pumpkin' doesn't really have a strong, recognisable smell to it on its own (at least to me it doesn't) the combination of different aromas really works very well with this one. A single tart provides a good 8 hours worth of fragrance but in the last hour or so decreases in intensity so it gently lingers in the background.
We first discovered this one when it was available to buy at half price so bought it as a 'try me' and at the time mentioned that it would certainly suit the winter months when dark nights and the colder weather make an unwelcome return. We melted this in the middle of summer where the fragrance didn't really 'fit' but it would definitely be one that we buy again in a month or so's time as I do think it would create a nice warming atmosphere in our home during the colder months.
I personally tend to like the fruity/spicy aromas rather than the floral ones so this is one that appeals to me. As is often the case with products from Yankee Candles the smell is authentic and realistic and you know what it is that you are burning, for just over a pound which a wax tart tends to retail at you cant go wrong with the one and for me is a far nice way of creating a pleasant smelling home rather than using proprietary air fresheners. Value for money wise this is one of the best wax tarts we have used and is highly recommended by me.
All of the products from Yankee Candles can be bought online from Yankeedoodle.co.uk and a selection tends to be available from Amazon. There are high street shops which stock some of the Yankee range. Frosted Pumpkin is one to look out for and is 100% recommended by me. Thanks for reading my review.
Please note that parts of this review originally appeared on ciao. I have updated this for dooyoo.
Yankee Candle Wax Tart Frosted Pumpkin
Description: Candles / A warm, delicious recipe of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with sugary vanilla frosting.
Anyone reading my earlier reviews (please accept my thanks, I am really grateful for all reads, rates and comments!) will already know my thoughts on the Yankee Candle company - I love them! They sell the most amazingly fragranced candles to gently scent your home. They also last really well and continue to smell great right until the end, unlike some scented candles which only smell the first time that they are lit.
In case you are unsure what these wax tarts actually are, they are little tart shaped pieces of scented wax. They are then used with the specially designed wax tart burner which uses a tealight to melt the wax, releasing the delicious fragrance into your home.
These wax tarts cost around £1.05 so are much cheaper than the big glass candle jars, meaning that this can be a good way to try different scents without spending a lot. Unfortunately, Yankee Candles do tend to be a little more expensive than some brands, but because they last so long and smell so great, I do believe that they are worth the extra money. If you are new to the company then the wax tarts or their scented tealights are a great way to try the scents and find your favourites.
These fragranced wax tarts come in a warm orange colour. They can be bought in various places, but if you cannot find them locally, you can also buy online. Orders are quickly dispatched and well packaged to avoid breakages.
This fragrance was a limited edition for halloween which has a delicious smell, similar to warm maple syrup. It is quite sweet with hints of spice which add a gorgeous scent to your room which will last for hours after the tealight has been extinguished. It reminds me of fresh baking, with subtle undertones of vanilla and cinnamon, and has a really natural smell which will make your mouth water.
If you are still able to pick up this fragrance then I definitely recommend that you try it. Even if it isn't available anymore, they will hopefully release it again next year so it is one to look out for!
4 Dooyoo stars simply because of the price.
I love Yankee Candles but have never been able to afford one of the big candle jars. Instead I settle for these Wax Tarts which are much cheaper (around £1 depending where you buy them from). Yankee are an American company and so it is often difficult to find their candles over here. I bought my first tarts from a website (yankeedoodle) and have since found a Yankee Shop in Stoke-On-Trent and a few gift shops/card shops which sell them.
Wax Tarts are little pie shaped bits of wax. They are made of pressed wax which means they crumble up if you break them. They are put in a wax tart burner with a lit tea light candle underneath and heat up then melt, releasing their lovely fragrance into the room. I use an oil burner for my wax tarts. Oil Burners are a lot smaller than Tart Burners so I break my Tarts in half and therefore get two goes out of each one! The fragrance usually lasts around 8 hours. To get the wax tart out of the burner you then wait for it to cool down and solidify before putting the burner in the freezer. After 10 minutes or so, the wax tart just pops out and can be put in the bin.
Frosted Pumpkin was a limited edition fragrance available at Yankee last winter. It could be bought in Wax Tart, Tea-Light, Votives or the bigger Jars. It has a lovely warming smell, like a baking pumpkin pie. Yankee say this tart smells of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with a lovely vanilla frosting. This is a very accurate description. The only problem with this fragrance is it makes you hungry!
A warm, delicious recipe of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple topped with sugary vanilla frosting.Discover the exceptional, easy-to-use home fragrancing of our Tarts wax potpourri -- there's no wick and no flame to burn