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A Very Tropical Scent
Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa
Member Name: joshuas-mummy
Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa
Advantages: Sweet, Strong Scent
Disadvantages: Nothing like Mango or Peach
I've really missed writing my Yankee Candle reviews recently. I've just been so busy but I haven't stopped using and experimenting with Yankee Candles and now have a whole wealth of variations to review! The first is this Mango Peach Salsa Yankee tart.
I never get tired of having a Yankee Candle burning in my home, although I have found some scents to be less pleasing I've always enjoyed trying new ones and can often go a little crazy buying new variations online! I always buy my tarts from ebay as that is where they seem to be the best price. In particular I buy a mix and match set of 10 tarts for £8.95 including postage so each tart works out at 89p approximately. This is great especially because the high street retailers sell the tarts for anything between £1 and £1.40 so it's a great saving when you buy as many as I do.
When I recieved this particular tart I was pleasantly suprised with it's scent, even through the wrapping. Sometimes you can get the wrong impression of a tart while it's still wrapped so I do try not to base my opinion on it's scent until much later but I did note that the scent was lovely and sweet at this stage.
The tart itself is a creamy golden colour, very tropical and it matches the label on the front showing mango's and peaches. The overall impression for it's packaging is very good, it's appealing and unlike some of the labels it's not boring and makes you excited to try it out. As with always I recommend that you remove the plastic wrapper over the bin or sink with scissors. This is because when you remove the plastic the tart will always shed flakes of wax which are a real pain to remove from tables and work surfaces, so it's easier to avoid this.
After removing the packaging the tarts go in to the burner and after approximately 30 minutes your tart should be fully melted. With this particular variation I had been able to smell it within about ten minutes of burning time. It had begun to release a very sweet and tropical scent very early on and as it continued to burn the depth of the scent intensified and it became very rich.
As the tart continued to burn it filled the kitchen very evenly and continued to spread through the house. I like the fact that some of the Yankee tarts are powerful enough to scent my entire house and after an hour of so I could even smell this from upstairs in my home, which for 89p is great value for money. The strength wasn't as powerful but still traceable though.
Tropical is the best word to describe this scent. Just as the colour and label imply this tart is very sweet and tropical, and very strong too! It releases high levels of scent which to be honest I don't know if I could sit in permanently but because I was pottering around the scent didn't become too much for me. If you sat in the same room as the tart though for long I'm sure it would get in your throat a little and make it less appealing. However for general use it smelt lovely and although tropical it's scent wasn't 'summery' so I didn't feel like I couldn't use it in the winter. In fact quite the opposite, it made a nice change to the dreary weather outside!
Yankee Candle say their tarts have approximately 8 hours of scent time. However I find this to be very approximate as some have more and some have less. This particular tart burnt with the same high ntensity for 16 hours and is still scenting the kitchen moderately, although not as well now on it's fifth tea light (each tea light has about 4 hours of life). I did also enjoy the scent and I always rate tarts highly if they can scent the house not just one room so there I am giving it four stars out of five. I can't give it any more though because although the scent was nice there were no notable traces of peach or mango in it for me so it was a little decieving. If it was re-named to somehting ofthe tropical variety then it would deffinately get the extra star from me.
My advice if your a Yankee lover is to try this out, it's quite simple very pleasant to be around (but not for long periods if your sitting in it!)
Summary: Worth every penny