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I love scented candles and was melts; I have tried many brands but always seem to come back to Yankee because their quality is far superior to the other brands out there in my opinion, they do cost a little more but I believe you pay for the quality.
The latest addition to my collection was the Wild Passion Fruit scent. I first tried this as a tea light when it was first released about 2 years ago, it was a pleasant smell but in all honesty I do not find tea lights to really be worth their money, I had gotten it as part of a new scents sample pack but usually I wouldn't buy the tea lights as they do not have a strong enough smell for me on their own and I do not see the point of using them alongside the wax melts since the melts are strong enough already.
I bought my Wild Passionn fruit wax melt from a local store where they have a huge range of scents; I saw it and remembered the scent from the tea light and thought how nice it would be to have that scent again only stronger. I paid £1 but generally I see the wax melt tarts available for around £1.25 in most stores which stock them.
My burner takes a whole tart, in the past I have used burners which are smaller and you have to break the wax tart into 2 or 3 pieces. It is simple to do, just place the tart in the top, no need to add any water as you do with scent oils. Then just pop your tea light underneath ans it will slowly start to melt.
The big difference I find with Yankee wax melt tarts is that they are highly scented from the start, they melt away very slowly but still provide big bursts of fragrance which is great and cost effective. Generally I find I can use 2-3 tea lights under a tart before I would think about changing it because of the scent diminishing.
I was really pleased with the Wild Passion fruit, the scent was just like the tea light I had tried only it was much stronger, it is not an overpowering scent but is kind of floral and fruity at the same time, it is soft yet very present, I really loved it and am certainly keen to get it again.
I used 3 tea lights with this, the scent was very strong for the first 2 tea lights and became weaker but still pleasant with the third. It was simply to remove from the burner, I just put a tea light on under it so it began to melt slightly and then it slid out easily, I then wiped around the burner with a piece of kitchen towel and the burnr was ready to use again.
I think this scent would really appeal to lovers of fruity scents and also of floral scents because it is a bit of a mix of both, it would also appeal to those who like a scent in the background but not one which is really strong and overpowering.
Towards the end of last year I received a thankyou gift from O2 for being with them on contract for a year. I had a choice of £10 gift vouchers and one of these included Debenhams. Having recently discovered Yankee candles I decided to head down to my local branch and pick a selection. I tend to burn wax tarts rather than the candles themselves as they are cheaper and mean that I can experiment with the different scents and if I don't like one it's not an expensive loss. One of the ones that I added to my basket was the wild passion fruit scent.
If you're not familiar with Yankee candles, wax tarts are basically small circular pieces of wax with a fluted edge, rather like a tart you'd bake in the oven. Unlike conventional candles they have no wick and so have to be placed in a tart burner to melt and release their fragrance. At around £1.20 Wax tarts are much cheaper than full sized candles and allow you to try fragrances without making a commitment. Each wax tart releases around 8 hours of fragrance.
The wild passion fruit tart is a dull pastel green colour with a picture of passion fruit and oranges hanging on a tree. I usually try to get an idea of what the tart will smell like when burnt by smelling the tart through the cellophane wrap. In this case the scent seemed really promising - very fruity but sharp, with a hint of citrus. I have a strong preference for scents that are sharp and citrusy rather than sweet and so I popped this in my basket but I only got around to trying this one out a few weeks ago.
I often tend to burn tarts for a couple of hours in the evening whilst relaxing in front of the TV or straight after cleaning the flat I live in. Once placed in the tart burner it took around 10 minutes for the tart to melt and start releasing its fragrance around the room. The scent is one that I would describe as tangy, sharp but with a sweet, fruity undertone. Yankee describe the scent as bright and vivacious with exotic passion fruit blended with melon and mandarin. I would certainly agree with this description of the scent but I couldn't help but think that the dull pastel green colour of the tart in no way reflects how strong and vibrant a scent that this tart produces. I know the colour doesn't really mean anything but based on the scent I would have expected this tart to be a bright colour, perhaps an orange or yellow. Lesson learnt here - don't judge a book by its cover!
The scent in my opinion is very fresh and absolutely delightful. I think that perhaps it is one that is suited for the spring and summer months. In terms of longevity, I have burnt this candle for around 6 hours now and it is still going strong and I am confident I will get more than 8 hours burn time out of this. Once I stop burning this tart the scent lingers in the room for a couple of hours which I think is great. Overall I am really impressed with this scent and as someone who likes fruity but citrusy scents this one hits the spot! I'll definitely be buying this one again.
In 1969 a young boy was trying to make his Mother a present for Christmas, he melted down his crayons and little did he know he had made the first Yankee Candles. A couple of people saw the present and placed orders for him to make more candles and from there the Yankee Candle grew.
I started using Yankee Candles about 2 years ago now and I burn one for a couple of hours near enough every night as I think it keeps the house smelling lovely and gets away from the usual smells a house full of kids and pets produces.
Yankee candles come in many different fragrances and aswell as the candles there are also car fragrances. The Yankee Candle comes in many different formats with different burning times and of course different prices to boot. In the range there are,
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
I tend to stick to the tarts as I think they are really good value and they allow me to change my fragrance often. I should point out mind a tip I read for if you want to change your fragrance before your tart is finished is to place foil underneath the tart in your burner and then when it is cooled you can remove it from the burner but allowing you to return it to the burner at a later date.
The passionfruit tart is green in colour and like the rest looks like a pastry case of a jam tart which I presume is where the name comes from. The description from one of the Yankee sites is "vivacious and bright fragrance, consisting of exotic passion fruit blended with melon and mandarin" The tart is wrapped in plastic and has the usual picture sticker on the front of it and then on the back of the tart you have another little sticker with some further information in picture format, there is
A sign to say it will burn for more than 8 hours although some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up,
Do not use with electric,
Do not leave unattended,
Do not use near curtains,
Keep 10cm between candles,
Keep away from children,
Do not use in a frying pan,
Do not add water
On opening this tart I could smell a nice fruity smell but it wasn't very strong compared to some of the Yankee Candles I have previously opened. The tart only took a few minutes of melting before it started to release it's fruity fragrance and it gradually got stronger as it melted, the smell was really sweet and I could detect oranges but not melon. I love the strength of this fragrance as it is not too overpowering but you can smell it all over the house and this isn't just when it's burning but even by the following morning too.
I love fruity fragrances in just about everything so I expected that I would like this tart and I was right, this is one of the tart that I rate as 5 stars as I think it is absolutely delicious and even better I got about 10 hours of fragrance from this one making it even better value.
Wild Passion Fruit is one of my favourite yankee candle fragrances. I currently have it in jar form which shows how much I like it, because I hardly ever buy the jars as they're quite expensive, instead usually opting for the wax tarts.
I paid £20 for my jar of it which is the full retail price. This is much more than I would usually pay for a candle but I felt like treating my self! The fragrance is also available in other forms such as votives, tea lights, tumblers, smaller jars and wax tarts. Yankee candle claim that the large jar that I have provides up to 150 hours of fragrance, so it is actually quite good value for money despite initially seeming a bit over-priced.
The jar is made from a good quality, very sturdy glass which is transparent meaning that the cool looking green wax can be seen through it. It has a label on the front of it which simply says the fragrance name and there is a picture of a flower surrounded by mandarins. The jar has a lid which is easy to put on and take off and when the lid is put back on it seals the fragrance in because of how it's designed.
The candles wick was easy to light at first but I find it a bit awkward now that the wax is worn down as I have to reach down into the jar to light it. I use matches to light mine but I am thinking of getting a proper gas lighter so that I don't have to reach right down. The smell of the candle even when it isn't lit and the lid is off is very noticeable and I often leave the lid off without lighting it as it still provides a little fragrance.
Yankee candle describe wild passion fruit as a bright and vivacious fragrance with notes of passion fruit, melon and mandarin. The smell is absolutely delicious and very uplifting and refreshing as it is quite a summery fragrance. It is a quite a tropical smell which I think is down to the pineapple smell and it is sweet without being sickly or smelling fake/artificial and it is very fruity. When I first smelt this, I admit that I found it slightly too sweet, but over time I've gotten used to it and now I find the sweetness just right.
Although this is a very fruity fragrance, I find that the passion fruit is a little hard to detect as it blends in with the other fruity smells which doesn't bother me too much but I had expected it to be a lot more noticeable given that the fragrance is called wild passion fruit. The most noticeable fruit scent is the citrus fragrance from the mandarin and it has a nice tangy edge to it which stops it from smelling like a generic citrus fragrance. As with the passion fruit the smell of melon isn't too noticeable but the blend of fragrances all work well together and the overall fragrance is mouth wateringly good.
I have had my large jar for about three weeks now and there is just over half of the jar left. I haven't been burning it every day and tend to burn it when we have viewers (me and my fiancé are in the process of selling our home) as it masks the smell of cooking and makes my house smell fresh and welcoming.
I highly recommend this fragrance and as I said before it is one of my favourites. Five out of five stars.
I have a real weakness when it comes to purchasing scented candles for my home, as each time I visit a Yankee Candle stockist I simply cannot resist buying a handful of the 5½ cm in diameter wax tarts. One of my recent purchases gained me a number of fragrances that I hadn't previously tried with this review discussing Wild Passion Fruit.
If you are familiar with the Yankee Candle brand you will be aware of the eye-catching appearance of all of their products with Wild Passion Fruit being produced from a pastel green wax, which makes me think of Springtime. The colourful label located on the top of the tart always depicts the fragrance with Wild Passion Fruit displaying an image of a stunning looking passion flower together with fresh oranges having from a tree.
Prior to being removed from its transparent cellophane wrapper, Wild Passion Fruit offers a considerably intense aroma, which becomes more powerful when pulling the tart from its packaging. I prefer to snap my wax tarts into two pieces, as I feel using the entire tart in one go to be a little extravagant and unnecessary. As with all of the other Yankee Candle tarts that I have used, the wax of Wild Passion Fruit transforms into a pool of hot liquid within just a few minutes of being placed into the bowl of my oil burner with a burning tea light situated below.
The initial aroma that greeted my nasal passages was the bursting freshness of the exotic tones of the passion flower fruit together with the thirst quenching scent of zesty orange and mandarin. Even if I say so myself, every year I grow the most spectacular looking passion flowers, which climb the fence in my garden and as a result, I am very familiar with their aroma. I was pleased to discover that Yankee Candle has perfectly captured the true scent of the fruit belonging to this delightful flower due to the use of pure and natural fruit extract.
Whilst this is not a practice carried out in this country, American Indians regular use the leaves of the passion flower as a tranquiliser with a combination of the leaves and flowers being used as a sedative. Perhaps I should conduct a little experiment in the Summer months and create myself a natural sleeping remedy as opposed to the prescribed pills that I currently pop every night!
The fragrances perfectly compliment each other and as a result, produce a powerful scent, which rapidly filters throughout my living room and into the adjoining rooms. I have experienced so many disappointments in the past with fragranced candles, as many brands fail to offer a natural and recognisable scent. However, the products I have used from Yankee Candle have rarely let me down as they by far, surpass other brands on a number of aspects in relation to fragrance strength and authenticity together with longevity.
Yankee Candle claim that their wax tarts will offer in the region of eight hours of fragrance, which I generally find to be the case. However, as I break the wax discs into two pieces I am able to achieve at least sixteen hours, which is a very affordable way of fragrancing my home. The aroma of Wild Passion Flower exceeds the eight hours and I found that I was able to achieve around ten hours from each of the wax pieces. Whilst Wild Passion Flower offers an uplifting freshness and makes my mouth water each time I burn it, it offers a wonderfully relaxing ambience to my home. I tend to burn the majority of my candles during the evenings and after just a couple of hours of burning I was able to witness the fragrance lingering in my living room for a good hour afterwards. Furthermore, the aroma was still evident in the morning when I opened the living room door. Consequently, I had no choice than to make a further few purchases of the wax tarts.
I can highly recommend this gorgeous fragrance and whilst Wild Passion Flower is available in a range of formats, such as votives and glass jars, the most affordable way of trying it out is in the wax tart format, which you can purchase for around £1.25.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Yankee Candle's Wild Passion Fruit wax tart was one I spotted whilst grabbing a few wax tarts reduced in price at a branch of Collectables in Gateshead recently. Whilst it wasn't reduced as much as the Christmas range was, it was still only 87p instead of the usual £1.20 - £1.30 you expect to pay for a wax tart and it smelled gorgeous in the wrapping as I held it up to my nose in the shop.
I love fruity fragrances and although I was mainly grabbing a few of the Christmas wax tarts which had been reduced to just 50p, I really wanted to try this one too, as it was one I hadn't sampled before and was very appealing.
When I first smelled this lovely fragrance, it reminded me of 'Fruit Fusion', another scented wax tart from Yankee that I bought last year and really liked and this Wild Passion Fruit fragrance is another exotic fruity scent which is just as nice.
Yankee describe Wild Passion Fruit as a vivacious and bright fragrance, consisting of exotic passion fruit blended with melon and mandarin.
The wax itself is a pea green colour and whilst nothing as bright as the fragrance suggests, its fragrance more than makes up for this. I personally think the coloured wax is a little dull with this one and maybe a more vibrant shade would suit it more, but at the end of the day it is the fragrance that matters and it certainly does not disappoint.
As I already mentioned, I love fruity fragrances, particularly when it comes to scented candles and air fresheners etc, so I knew I would enjoy this one and just hoped it would provide good longevity and a decent strength of fragrance when in use.
After placing it in the well of my burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it took only a couple of minutes from the wax to beginning to melt, to be able to detect the fruity fragrance begin to appear. The scent slowly became stronger and eventually filled the room with its fruity scent tinged with orange notes, which then reached out into the hallway and up the stairs.
When burning Yankee wax tarts I have found the longevity of fragrance varies from tart to tart. Yankee state you can expect up to 8 hours of scent from a wax tart, but I have found that more often than not the 8 hours is exceeded.
My Wild Passion Fruit wax tart provided me with over the 8 hours average scent, which I was very pleased about.
After lighting a tealight on an evening and melting the wax tart, I allowed the tealight to burn out which took around three hours. The fruity scent was strong and as a bonus I found the fragrance hung in the air for hours after the tealight had burned out. By melting the wax for three hours each evening I found that my wax tart lasted three evenings before the fragrance began to weaken. I then eked out another evening burning my tart before the fragrance disappeared and so 12 hours of fragrance isn't bad at all.
As an alternative to burning these wax tarts you can also use them to fragrance drawers or cupboards, as even in their wrapping, they smell quite strong. If you are melting them however, you must ensure your oil burner has a deep enough well to contain the melted wax. If not, then you may find you have to cut the wax tart in half.
After the fragrance has disappeared from the wax tart I find it is easy to scoop the wax from the well of my burner once it has cooled down and sets. It usually comes out in one piece.
Buying a wax tart or a votive is an ideal way to sample the frargance before buying the more expensive, longer-lasting wax filled jars. The usual price of a wax tart is around £1.20 - £1.30 and they are available from various online outlets such as Amazon, as well as Yankee retail outlets such as yankeedirect.com, or branches of Clinton Cards, Collectables, Debenhams and other card and gift retailers.
Overall, Wild Passion Fruit is definitely one of the best value for money wax tarts I have sampled to date. The strength and longevity of the fragrance is excellent and it is now one of my favourites.
I only joined Dooyoo earlier this year and before a yankee wax tart was an unknown thing to me but after reading numerous good reviews on these products I decided to give them a go! They can cost anywhere between £1 upwards, but I scouted on Ebay and bought this Wild Passion fruit yankee wax tart for about £1.45 including postage (yippee!) so I was excited to try it out at home in our little flat and experience some gorgeous scent floating around our pad.
The wax tart is a little disc of oily wax which reminds me of a flower with it's fluted edges. Unfortunately my daughter thought it was candy, and needed some explaining as to why it was actually a candle! It is so simple to use by placing the wax tart in an oil burner and then using a simple (unscented ideally!) tea light to burn the wax disc which creates a lovely wafting aroma.
I love the smell of passion fruit, as my most favourite drinks normally contain this fruit, and the scent of it is so powerful and sweet it makes me want to eat it! I found this wax tart really did a great job at creating a lovely powerful aroma that filled our small 2 bed flat (could be smelt in all rooms! But really our flat is a modest size anyway) and I thought it would be sickly sweet and strong but it was actually soft and fruity, and the combined ingredients in this wax tart of passion fruit, mandarin and melon all complimented each other beautifully and are quite exotic in their nature.
I was at home all day I used this wax tart so it did burn and lasted the 8 hours which they generally burn for, so I think this is excellent value and in many ways more cost effective and thorough than buying air freshener spray to be honest!
Overall, I really like this wax tart and as my first, I had a great experience with it, meaning that I now want to experiment with all the other various scents and smells! I have read so many other brill reviews that my list is quite long at the moment. Nevertheless as for the wild passionfruit scent I would definitely recommend it as a light, fruity aroma to fill one's home with some sweet comfort and makes the house feel warm and cosy!
I love my home to smell nice and fresh, there's nothing worse than walking into a room and being greeted with nasty cooking smells, one of my favourite ways of doing this is with Yankee products, wax tarts or candles. Most times I buy the wax tarts as they cost approximately 99p - £1.30 depending on where you buy them from, or if you are lucky 50p in a sale, this way you can try the fragrance without spending too much money, Yankee candles can be expensive to buy and I don't see any point in paying a lot of money for something you may not like the fragrance of. One of the wax tarts I used recently was Wild Passion Fruit, I bought it from Amazon for the price of £1.20.
Wax tarts are simply little wickless discs of oily wax that need to be melted in order to release the fragrance, to do this you do need an oil burner and unscented tea lights. Wild Passion Fruit is made from light green wax and the tart is tightly wrapped in clear cellophane, on the front of Yankee wax tarts you will always find a label with a picture on it depicting the fragrance. Wild Passion Fruit has, as you may expect, a picture of both the passion fruit and flower, its actually a pretty colourful label. Despite being tightly wrapped you can still smell the fragrance through the wrapping giving you an idea of what the wax smells like.
When I popped the unwrapped wax tart into my burner dish and lit an unscented underneath it didn't take long for the wax to melt into a clear green pool, it also didn't take long before the most delicious fragrance started to fill the air. Wild Passion Fruit just screams summer to me, its fruity with a lovely sharpness to it and also a slight floral element although the ingredients are given as passion fruit, melon and mandarin. The aroma has soon worked its way around the downstairs of my home and also upstairs too. Its not an overpowering fragrance but its a very clean smell.
I always melt my wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, I find the smell lingers for a long while after the tea light has been blown out and I find I get the best from the Yankee tarts by doing it this way.
Yankee only use natural oils and ingredients in their wax and this is reflected in the smell, Wild Passion Fruit smells naturally fruity, there's nothing false about it. I find on the whole Yankee tarts give up to 8 hours of fragrance as Yankee state they will and sometimes more making them really good for money.
I would personally say this is a daytime fragrance, I wouldn't use this in the evenings, it could also be described as a summer time fragrance but personally I would use Wild Passion Fruit all year round, it leaves such a fresh clean smell behind.
Yankee advise that their wax tarts can be mixed together to create your own fragrance combinations, I have never done this and certainly wouldn't alter the smell of this one.
If you like your home smelling clean, summery and fresh then I would recommend Wild Passion Fruit either in wax tart or candle form.
Yankee wax tarts can be found in lots of online shops and some department stores and independent shops too, also Clinton Cards, if you still have one near you, sell them.
~Wild Passion Fruit~
Candle company Yankee Candle have recently released 5 new fragrances for Spring 2012. Wild Passion Fruit can be sampled in jar, tumbler, tea light, votive and wax tart format. A wax tart is a disc of scented wax which should melted in a turn or oil burner. Each tart is 22g in weight and promises at least 8 hours of fragrance.
Wild Passion Fruit in tart format is green. The tart is shrink wrapped for freshness and features an image label of colourful passionfruit. The official Yankee description of Wild Passion Fruit is..
'Bright and vivacious...this exotic passion fruit is blended with melon and mandarin'
~Price and Availability~
The new 2012 fragrances are available online and from Yankee stockists on the highstreet (including Clintons). A wax tart offers a purse friendly way to experience a Yankee scent. The average prices are as follows :
*wax tart - £1.20
*votives - £1.60
*tea lights - £6.75
*jars and tumblers - from £8.49 - £19.99
Online stockists include Amazon, eBay and www.yankeescents4.com.
My final review of the new Yankee fragrances that have been released! I purchased a lot of 10 tarts including the 5 new fragrances back in April and have enjoyed sampling them even if I haven't been 100% pleased with them. Anyway, Wild Passion Fruit isn't exactly the most appealing colour but looks aren't everything!
Removing the wrapper. the tart is very fragrant and has a lovely fruity smell. It is definitely a day time scent and one which I popped in the tart burner whilst flitting about doing my household chores. The tart melts to reveal a pool of transparent green wax and I can't help but feel this should be a lime like scent due to the colour! The scent bursts out from the bowl and starts to filter around my living room, kitchen and gently into the hallway - it has a pleasant strength which is spot on and neither too heavy or too subtle which I appreciate.
I can't say that this scent is particularly 'wild' so I can assume that reference is to reflect the passion fruit being wild or something. It is a gorgeous scent though which has a delicious sweet flow when the scent first becomes noticeable around my living room. Wild Passion Fruit is full of flavour and is perfect for warm, Summery days.
The different fragrance notes I could detect blended well and the overall scent came through as being very natural as it flowed around the air. The mandarin is quite prominent and very fresh with sweet undertones as opposed to a citrussy aroma. The melon isn't very strong at all but there is quite a sharp edge to the scent which bursted through occasionally as the tart melted.
To be honest, the overall scent tickled my nose and senses for a few hours and I knew I recognised it. It was quite refreshing yet evidently sweet and bright. It clicked after the second tea light was lit - Lilt! It does smell like a candle version of that fizzy drink we all know as Lilt. I can't say I am fond of the actual taste of Lilt but I love the fruit, slightly sharp scent which makes me think of grapefruit. Small world eh?
I enjoyed using my Wild Passion Fruit tart - the overall fragrance appealed to me and did provide a full bodied, chilled out scent whilst eliminating homely odours. One aspect I wasn't impressed with was the way the scent started to fade after 2 hours or so each time I used it but would become lively again after the next tea light was used. Perhaps this is one scent which benefits from a short melting session but more frequent? Anyway, a pleasant scent all round and one which I experienced for around the 8 hour mark in total.
4 stars - thanks for reading x
originally posted on ciao May 2012
In my recent review of Yankee Candle's Spring/Summer 2012 release "Fruit Fusion" I mentioned that there were a number of new fragrances appearing in Yankee stockists and that I had bought a couple to try. Wild Passion Fruit was the other I bought at the same time as Fruit Fusion and having been left impressed with the fragrance of that one I was eager to see how the second would fare. As with Fusion this one appealed to me as soon as I saw its name and whilst I wasn't taken by its colouring the faint aroma emanating from the wrapper was enough to pique my interest for me to give it a go. It's a brand new fragrance that has only just been launched and at the moment is available to pre-order online although high street stockists have them in stock and as usual they cost £1.20 each although some stores will often offer discounts so there are bargains to be found if you look for them.
Wild Passion Fruit Wax Tart
Regular members will no doubt know what wax tarts are given the amount of reviews I and others have written on them but I'll briefly explain for the benefit for those that don't what they are that these are fragrance infused, solid pieces of wax that are designed to be melted on a tart burner by means of a lit tea light. A wax tart should give off around 8 hours of fragrance in its molten state and I regularly use them as a way of eliminating any bad odours or fustiness that may be in my home. As a smoker who lives with a pet dog I'm aware that there are times when my home doesn't smell as fresh or as inviting as it should so I use wax tarts as a way of keeping my living environment a pleasant place to be.
The Wild Passion Fruit wax tart comes packaged as shown in my picture and is described by Yankee as being "Bright and vivacious ... this exotic passion fruit is blended with melon and mandarin." and I knew from the moment I unwrapped it from its plastic confines that it was going to be a fragrance that I was going to like. Allowing 15 minutes for the wax tart to start melting I soon became aware of a sweetly fragranced opening of Orange which cut through the air and I was immediately hooked. I generally like Citrus fragrances so the initial burst of sun-ripened fruit was enough to grab my attention and whilst Melon in itself isn't a particularly strong scent I could detect it's presence amongst the Orange giving it a sweetly watery edge that prevented the Orange from completely dominating. I don't think that the Passion Fruit has much of a strong or immediately recognisable odour in itself but blended with the Orange and Melon it does indeed make for a exotic, full-bodied fragrance that is rather lovely. It's a Summery fragrance, sweet and light rather than being too zingy or zesty which Orange fragrances can be often be and it's provided wave after wave of fruity aroma which would suit any environment it's placed in. For me personally I think it would be ideal in either a kitchen or conservatory as Orange is always good for masking and eliminating cooking odours that linger but I could definitely see this being suitable for use all over the home really. This along with Fruit Fusion have been a couple of winners in my opinion and I would definitely buy this one again in wax tart format.
My wax tart is still being used at the moment and up to now I've had it melting on four separate occasions, it's easily exceeded 8 hours worth of fragrance although admittedly a fifth tea light has squeezed every last bit of aroma from mine. I am surprised that the tea light is green in colour as it's not really a 'green' scent if that makes sense, for me it would have been nice had the wax reflected the juiciness of what it holds and I do think it would have suited either Orange or Yellow in appearance but that is a minor thing to mention and is only meant as an observation not a criticism. All in all Wild Passion Fruit is a great success and a welcome addition to Yankee's fruit range and would definitely appeal to those who like the sweeter, fruity fragrances that Yankee are so good at producing. For £1.20 I think you get a great deal for your money and I'd have no hesitation in recommending this one to other people.
As mentioned in my opening paragraph this is a brand new 2012 scent and is available to pre-order online, I would say it's worth taking the time to call into a high street stockist rather than waiting for it to become available as it's one to check out for yourselves and should be easily found from any candle or home ware store that sells Yankee products. Five stars as a rating from me, thanks for reading my review.
So the third and probably final scent for me from Yankee Candle arrived a couple of days ago and completes so far the new journey that Yankee Candle would like to think brings new scents to an ever increasing range probably now running into the 200 or so different scented candles that Yankee Candle produce. Now I have been surprised, delighted and disappointed by some of the new Yankee Candle scents of late as well as overjoyed with others like the fruity, potent and long lasting "Pink Dragon Fruit," and I couldn't wait to try the "Wild Passion Fruit," having read Drew's review about the scent and like him I purchased the cheaper format of the scented candle in wax tart format - a candle of solidified natural extract oils with no wick and requires the use of a hot potpourri oil burner supported either by a tealight candle or electric means. I bought 5 of the wax tarts hoping that they would last as well as others I have recently tried. However, I'm now on my third tart and they've only been here for the last 5 days!
As with all Yankee Candle products I review, I always include the safety info for any future buyer who has yet to buy into the concept of scented candles and the wax tart concept that the Yankee Candle Company were one of the first companies to bring the design to the UK. Compared to their votive/sampler candles which have a wick through them, the Yankee Candle wax tart concept has 8 hours of fragrance duration compared to 15 hours in the votive - but the votive candles in America aren't called "Sampler" for nothing - and hence the title, they are usually far lower in strength of scent when lit. As with all candles, even if there is no wick in the tart, all candles can be unsafe to keep around inquisitive pets or children. In both cases, when the tart or votive is lit, both holders will get extremely hot - and you need to be aware of the wax tart when it is being used - so it's just like a candle where logic and safety need to be taken. Once you have used up all the scent in the wax tart and NOT the tealight candle because you may go through quite a few, removing the wax tart is very easy simply by removing the tealight candle and waiting for the burner to cool. Place in a freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. Afterwards turn the holder over, and the tart should fall out of the burner, easily. If this doesn't happen, touch the solid tart and try moving it with your finger - you will find that the disc is fairly easy to remove. Sniff the base of it however and if there's scent left, the candle has more to give and can be used again, if you wish.
This process is a lot safer than pouring the hot wax down your kitchen drain, thus increasing the chances that it will block your drain, or pouring it out into kitchen towel, also running the risk of ruining a worktop or floor. A damp hot cloth can also remove excess wax from the sides of burners should any wax spill over and solidify in use.
If buying more than one wax tart, by storing the others in a clothing drawer, you may find clothing to be scented pretty quickly. This is probably the best way to storing your tarts as they can become weaker over time if they are subjected to heat or strong light. Storing them in a dark and dry place however will allow you to get the best scent possible and longer lasting quality.
So, what does it smell of? Well when I took the wrappings off this lightly pastel green wax tart and took a gentle sniff on the base of the wax, my eyes suddenly lit up! Briefly last year when visiting a branch of B&Q with a YC fan-friend of mine (and immediately alerted most of my online Yankee Candle chums) we discovered that Yankee Candle had sold a brief period of U.S only candle scents under the name of "Simply Home." A lot of the scents were disappointingly poor but one scent in particular stood out by a mile and went by the name of "Pineapple Palm." I still have the medium jar I bought and only burn it from time to time until I can find it again through EBay or Amazon - because the scent isn't available in the UK until perhaps, in the future if B&Q will stock the "Simply Home" range again, I'll visit a store to see if they have that scent, again! Well, for most intents and purposes, there is a strong familiarity of "Pineapple Palm," in "Wild Passion Fruit," with only minor differences.
As I placed the solid wax tart in my electric oil burner, I waited a couple of minutes and could hear the wax crackle quietly as it began to slowly melt into a hot steaming oil - as do all of the wax tarts if you look closely for the tiny, initial wisp. I waited for five minutes and nothing came up in terms of a scent. Then I gave the candle a bit more time and eventually the sweet and wonderful smell of fresh pineapple as the first tone, hit the air like a dart!
The second tone is undeniably sweet green melon, very ripe and very reminiscent of a pack of Starburst sweets or a Caribbean cocktail - certainly on the first two fruity tones alone, Wild Passion Fruit instantly appears as another alternative accompaniment to Yankee Candle's other fruity summer fragrance, "Bahama Breeze."
The third tone is however a mystery. Yankee Candle claims that the wax scent has green melon and mandarin orange. Mandarin oranges to me have a particular kind of a scent, almost tinged with red wine; darker and redder with a promise of a treacle like edge. But of the orange scent you get here, it's a bit fresher and more energetic, like the Napa orange scent that Yankee Candle already dabbled with in one of my other favourite scents, the creamy Napa Sun Valley candle. The orange scent is very fresh but it is better long term as it lacks a drying quality that some YC tarts that have orange additives can relay.
Where strength is concerned, it doesn't seem to travel very far - only going as far as one room and a half if I leave the door open. Compared to other tarts I've bought that can reek out a home, I really like "Wild Passion Fruit," as it is very sweet, very fruity and very fresh - but whilst it is strong enough to mask odours and freshen a room, I wouldn't use it for necessarily masking odours as it seems a bit of a waste given the luxury of these mouth watering scents. Yet it does remind me heavily of "Pineapple Palm," but in the jar format I bought, that U.S only fragrance has a heavier strength aspect.
Where delivery is concerned, Wild Passion Fruit has been quite surprising compared to other scents in the Yankee Candle wax tart range. Burnt over a 2-day period continually (the beauty of an electric burner here compared to constantly changing over tealight candles), Wild Passion Fruit certainly plays the value card well based on its total 8-hour duration before it is supposed to die out. Even as the wax tart died out, there was still a lovely, lingering memory of the original Pineapple tone that was still evident from the way the candle pervaded its scent.
Onto my second tart and left to burn for a couple of hours each day eventually gave me three to four days worth of scent, so it does offer an extra longevity factor - but it does depend on the amount of time you choose to use the candle in one sitting.
As this is a relatively new scent, there are only a few varieties/formats of this new scent available and Wild Passion Fruit isn't going to be a scent that will appeal to all. Usually classic scents and just-about-to-be retired scents can be bought at a 25% discount price including "scent of the month" based on established ranges, you may not be able to get a discount dependent on the seller. The following range lists average prices with each individual burning time and weight:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, £1.15 to £1-20 each.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-60 to £2)
Small Housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-49 to £8-99)
Medium Housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £14-99 to £15)
Large Housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £18-45)
Large 2-wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £17-99)
Medium lidded glass tumbler (12 oz 40-50 hours duration £14-49 to £14-99)
Regular lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99 to £14-49)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £6-25 & upwards - they also float in water!)
All things considered, if you like the scent of fresh summer salad based fruits in the home, you won't go wrong with "Wild Passion Fruit," and also takes away the stresses of the day quite happily, allowing you to dream of warmer climates and summer parties. It isn't quite the same as my favourite U.S Yankee Candle "Simple Home Pineapple Palm," but it's the closest scent I'll ever get to without having to seek online for the latter range, and the only difference between the UK scent and the US scent is added coconut! Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2012.