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The Start Of The New Year According To Yankee Candle and I!

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For the last two weeks I have been burning a few different Yankee Candle wax tarts that have been released in the UK to possibly celebrate the New Year. I don't mean the very day when it became January 2015, but rather the start of the new year in terms of the seasons of fragrance that Yankee Candle and so many other companies release to celebrate several months before Easter comes in etc.

There are quite a few collections from Yankee Candle for example, but I have only purchased three of the special scents in Yankee Candle's signature wax tart designs, all of which I have already reviewed. I like wax tarts as they are cost effective, each costing £1-45 to £1-70 (roughly $2-20 to $2-58) individually. Dollar wise, they usually cost $1 to $1-99 which is slightly cheaper than we pay in the UK.

The first being "Shea Butter," which smells exactly like a body cream or body butter with only a few differences in my opinion. This one has been my favourite so far because it seems to be the most strongest and longer lasting. It is like a combination of Yankee Candle's "Clean Cotton," and "Fluffy Towels," that creates a fresh, fabric conditioner like fragrance flowing through my home. It is a fragrance I like burning during day time and in the evening. It seems to travel up to two rooms.

Secondly, "Aloe Water," is an unusual scent. It smells a bit like a combination of aloe vera gel mixed with cucumber, violet flowers and a nod again to body lotion. Quite pleasing but doesn't seem to last very long. It is perfect for my bath room - a relaxing scent but one that is fragrant, just like "Shea Butter," in my opinion. It only seems to sit in my room with only a faint reminder when I walk into the room.

Thirdly, "Pink Grapefruit," has been the biggest disappointment. It has a strange wave of curry like powder on the base line that pushes oranges and lemons through the wax layers, but at no time did I find it reminded me of "pink grapefruit," in terms of a scent promise. I remember buying Yankee Candle's "Pink Grapefruit," in 2008 and it is nothing like this newly re-released scent. This one smells too closely to "Fruit Fusion," without strawberry added. Fresh but not particularly strong and in no way as strong and pervading as the last two.

Yankee Candle may be famous for their premium scented candles, but in my experience as a buyer of the brand and their products for more than ten years, they do sometimes turn a blind eye and re-release older scents under new packaging or a new name. I am sure they haven't run out of ideas but I do wish they could change a few things. Oh well, I live in hope! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2Reviews2015.

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peachpurple wrote on January 14, 2015, 12:08 AM

does it makes your whole house smell fragrant or just that room?

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 14, 2015, 9:27 AM

peachpurple - no, not every room, only two rooms at the most, which I feel for the cost price of them isn't that bad. However, their largest glass Housewarmer jars these days tend to be hit and mix - not all can always pervade right through the home. It depends on the scent, in my experience.

Coffee wrote on February 24, 2015, 10:41 AM

Ooh, I like the sound of the Shea Butter one - I'm going to have to give that a go.