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Yankee Candle Wax Tart Red Apple Wreath
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Wax Tart Red Apple Wreath
Date: 27/12/11, updated on 27/12/11 (57 review reads)
Advantages: festive scent, strength, burns evenly, lasts well
Disadvantages: better in tart form, not overly special
*Got a few more Christmas candle reviews to crosspost from Ciao - hope you all had a fab time but it is never to early to stock up on Yankee for next year hehe* Also please note dooyoo only add one product per yankee scent so reviews can be about tart, votive, jar etc!
Yankee Candle is an American company offering a wide range of home fragrance products.
@Red Apple Wreath@
Red Apple Wreath is one of the Christmas fragrances available from Yankee Candle. It can be bought in various sized candle jars, tealights, tarts and sampler votives.
I will be discussing the sampler votive in this scent. The sampler is a small, individual candle which has a wick running through it. The wick is secured to a silver disc at the base. The sampler should be placed into a votive holder. The sampler is infused with essential oil scent and once it starts to melt, should offer around 15hours of fragrance.
This particular sampler is a deep red colour which fits in with the Christmas theme. It is shrink wrapped and has a label showing a wreath with festive apples around it. Red Apple Wreath is described as :
"A happy holiday homecoming with the festive aroma of sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts and maple"
Each sampler is 49g in weight. Current stockists and prices :
*Amazon UK - £1.65
*www.yankeecandlescents.co.uk - £1.31
The tarts are around £1.10 and jars start from £4.00.
Another Yankee Christmas scent today. I have tried the wax tart and the sampler in this particular scent but other than the way of burning and the strength differing, there isn't much variation between either format of candle. I wanted to try as many Christmas scents as possible this year and this is one which I have liked.
The scent of this sampler could be detected through the wrapper. The samplers are often quite subtle until burned but I could detect a fairly strong, spicy aroma through the wrapper. The sampler looked festive as it burned down and flickered from within my votive holder. It burned down evenly and I would say I got around 13hours of scent from the votive. I chose to burn mine over the course of a few days in my bedroom as I prefer burning tarts in the living area.
@All Things Spicy..@
Although not as strong as the tart, the sampler does produce quite a heady scent. It is one of the strongest samplers I have burned and filled my bedroom up with a delicious scent within 20minutes of burning. It isn't strong enough to filter through my home (unlike the tart) but it did create a festive, cosy ambience within my bedroom and any "smelly fiance" smells were shifted from the air rather quickly!
Red Apple Wreath is definently festive. It is a full bodied scent which combines some beautiful scents together. The scent is predominately spicy. The cinnamon comes through very strong and is incredibly warming. The apple and maple combine to create a crisp and uplifting sweet aroma with a festive, fruity edge. This takes the edge of the cinnamon a little and lightens it so it never becomes over bearing. I wouldn't say that the walnut is overly noticeable though there is a delicate, woody undertone to the scent.
The sampler offers a consistent scent as it burns but doesn't hang around long when it is blown out. The overall scent, I found to be very pleasant and natural. It had a nice mixture of scents which came through as undertones to the cinnamon but the scent remained spicy throughout its burning time. I wouldn't say this scent evoked any special Christmas memories for me but it does smell Christmassy in general and I really like it. It isn't my favourite Yankee Xmas scent though.
I was pleased with both the sampler and the tart version of this scent though found the tart to be stronger and better value for money at the end of the day. It is a lovely scent which whilst warming, is fresh at the same time and could be burned during the day or at night time to create a festive ambience in your home.
Recommended - 4 stars!
Thanks for reading xx
Summary: a nice festive candle