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Feminine & Floral
Yankee Candles White Gardenia Tart
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candles White Gardenia Tart
Date: 04/10/12, updated on 04/10/12 (113 review reads)
Advantages: Fragrance, longevity
Yankee's White Gardenia wax tart was one of my impulse buys when buying some reduced Yankee candles in Clintons a couple of months back. Although I managed to bag a few half-price bargains, this one unfortunately was not reduced, but I was however drawn to it sitting on the shelf in store. It has a simple, classy look about it with its white wax and photograph of white gardenias on the label.
Indeed White Gardenia appealed to me right away as soon as I spotted it. I always like the white wax tarts and my favourite Yankee fragrance to date is 'Soft Blanket' which is also white, so maybe this is why it caught my eye.
Obviously being White Gardenia this has a floral scent, which I must admit isn't something I generally choose. I much prefer the spicy, musky or fruity Yankee fragrances, but this one is probably the best floral Yankee fragrance I have sampled in my opinion. I am unsure what white gardenias actually smell like, but this is definitely a floral fragrance which appeals to me without being too sweet or sickly smelling. Yankee describe this as "So captivating! The stunning royal beauty of lush white gardenias in full bloom" and I have to say that Yankee have given an appropriate name to this fragrance, which is something they don't always do. There are some oddly named Yankee fragrances where I have wondered how they actually came up with that particular name, as well as a few which have names that suggest a certain fragrance, but then you find that the actual scent is nothing like the name suggests at all.
I popped this wax tart into one of my drawers until I was ready to use it, which is something I do with all my wax tarts as they make excellent drawer scenters too.
When I came to use my wax tart I placed it in the well of my burner and after lighting a tealight underneath, it was only a couple of minutes before I detected the floral scent beginning to appear as the wax melted.
Whilst I tend to be attracted more to the more masculine Yankee fragrances there is something really appealing about the subtle white gardenia fragrance here. This is definitely a feminine fragrance, but not an overpowering one. My partner quite liked this one too, despite not liking other floral candles I have burned from time to time.
The fragrance from my wax tart as it began to melt, was fairly strong at first and then became more subtle after the first couple of hours, but still gave off a pleasant fragrance. I allowed the tealight to burn out which was around 3 hours and during this time the fragrance of White Gardenia filled the room.
Something I particularly like about many of the wax tarts is the fact I can still smell the fragrance hanging in the air the following morning, after having burned the tart for a couple of hours the night before. Even though White Gardenia isn't the strongest fragrance I have experienced from Yankee, its longevity after extinguishing the tealight was impressive.
I also achieved the 8 hours of fragrance which Yankee state you can expect to achieve from burning a wax tart. In fact it was actually around 9 hours before the fragrance began to slowly disappear and even then I still managed to achieve a further two hours of weakened fragrance before it disappeared altogether, so this one scores well on longevity.
White Gardenia is definitely one I would buy again and whilst not my favourite Yankee scent, it is certainly up there with the best of them in terms of the fragrance's 'throw' and its overall longevity.
By buying a wax tart or a votive from Yankee you are also getting the chance to sample the various fragrances and see if you like them before buying the more expensive scented glass jars and tumblers. I prefer wax tarts to votives however, as I generally think you get a better strength of fragrance.
The usual price of the wax tarts vary between 99p - £1.20 and they are available to buy online from Yankee outlets such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon, but department stores and branches of Clintons and Collectables also stock a decent range. Look out for the sales and promotions however, as these happen regularly and you can often pick up some bargains.
Summary: A feminine and floral fragrance from Yankee which isn't sickly sweet.