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I am reviewing the Black Cherry wax tart by Yankee Candle. I have been reviewing quite a few of the wax tarts lately because I recently purchased a wax burner, so I thought I may as well buy plenty of wax tarts at the same time. I have plenty more to reviews so expect some more reviews over the next few weeks/months. I like the fruity scents from Yankee more so than the floral scents, so I was looking forwards to trying this wax tart. The wax tart has a delicious sweet scent of rich, ripe black cherries. I think wax tarts are a lovely way to freshen up a room as they release the scent quickly and most of the scents from the wax tarts fill a room. This wax tart is a dark red colour and is round with a scalloped edge. The tart is around 1cm thick and was slightly battered so looked a little crumbly as well. The wax tart is wrapped in clear cellophane and has a square picture on the top. The picture represents the scent so in this case the picture is of cherries. The name of the scent is also on the top of the wax tart. On the bottom of the wax tart it shows you pictures where to and not to use the wax tart. For obvious reasons the wax tart is only for use with Yankee burners, although you could probably use it with another type of wax burner as well. I always use some scissors to cut the wrapper off and I tend to do this over a bin so any small piece of wax don't end up on the carpet. On the wax tart itself it has Yankee Candle engraved into it. The tart feels smooth and has a nice scent of cherries to it. The scent doesn't smell to synthetic or fake which is nice. Each wax tart has approximately 8hrs of burning time and they can be broken in half to mix with other wax tarts. I have never broken one in half so I am unsure how easily they break. I placed the wax tart into the top of the burner and got ready to light the tea light.
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I purchased the wax tart from Yankee Direct (www.yankeedirect.com) for 94p, which I thought was very good. You can also purchase this from various other websites and from places such as garden centres. Clinton Cards also stock the Yankee range, although my local branch no longer sells the wax tarts anymore. On the Yankee Direct website I for 10 tarts for the price of 8 which I thought was quite good. This scent also comes in other formulas which include:
* Large Jar - £14.99
* Medium Jar - £12.74
* Small Jar - £6.29
* Large Perfect Pillar - £13.49
* Medium Perfect Pillar - £11.24
* Small Perfect Pillar - £7.46
* Sampler - £1.35
* Tea Lights (Set of 12) - £5.06
* Car Jar Freshener (single) - £1.69
* Car Freshener Vent Stick - £2.99
* Electric Refill - £4.69
* Reed Diffuser - £9.99
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Using the Wax Tart
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I placed a lit tea light into the bottom of the burner and waited for the wax tart to start melting to release the cherry scent. Within approximately 4-5mins of the wax tart melting the scent of cherry started to be released from the wax tart. The scent was quite light at first but you could tell that it was cherry scented. It reminded me of those Cherry drop sweets that you used to get in a packet. Within 15mins the strength of the wax tart was probably at its fullest, filling my room with the gorgeous scent of cherry. I like that the scent didn't seem to fake or synthetic. The cherry scent was slightly sweet, but smelt really juicy and fruity more than anything. I had the wax tart in a burner across the room and I could still smell it easily. I like that the wax tart filled the room, although it didn't really drift out of my bedroom like some of the other scents, it was nice that the scent was noticeable when walking into my room. I had the tea light in the burner going for at least an hour and at no point during this time did the scent become too strong or sweet. I really liked this scent and liked that it wasn't too strong or overpowering. My mum couldn't tell what this scent was but I think it's obvious that the scent is cherry. After blowing out the tea light the cherry scent lingered for a little while before disappearing completely. When waking up in the morning there wasn't any cherry scent left in the room. I find when lighting a new tea light it doesn't take long for the cherry scent to release again filling my room with a gorgeous juicy scent again.
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I was looking forwards to trying this wax tart out after reading lots of positive reviews about it. I like cherry scented products anyway, although the last cherry candle I purchased didn't smell as nice as this. (It wasn't a Yankee candle!). The wax tart smelt nice, even before it had melted and as soon as I took the cellophane off the tart I could smell a gorgeous cherry scent. The wax tart took around the same amount of time to release the scent as other wax tarts and although the scent started off quite light it did gradually get slightly stronger. Although the cherry scent does get quite strong it isn't overpowering and I didn't find it too sweet or sickly either. I really ended up liking this scent and like that although it was a strong scent it wasn't too much. I got at least 8hrs burning time out of the wax tart and every time I used the wax tart the scent was still as strong and as nice as it was when first using it. In terms of value I think the wax tart is very reasonable and it's actually cheaper than some of the other Yankee wax tarts. This scent is obviously a popular scent due to the amount of other products they do in this specific scent. This is being added to my list of favourite Yankee scents and I will definitely be purchasing it again.
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I've always been a fan of home fragrance. Not so much the air fresheners you spray, as I always found them overpowering and didn't like how the spray streams would float around in the air ( cough cough ). But candles are a great alternative, not only to provide fragrance on a day to day basis or for a special occasion, but also to add a sense of atmosphere to a room. I bought this particular fragrance, in a medium sized jar candle, from QVC as part of a set afew years ago. Medium jars retail at £17.00 but on many occasions can be found cheaper.
Why did I buy this?
As mentioned, this came in a set containing other fragrances and other forms of candles e.g votives, large glass jar candles etc. When purchasing this, there was another alternative in regards to fragrances that I could have chosen, but opted for this as it was all fruit based in scent, which I naturally gravitate to ( along with food fragrances ) so I knew this would more likely be a hit with me.
How is it presented?
Most people who are familiar with the brand Yankee Candle will know that some of their candles are presented in glass jars, which this one is in. This candle comes in a medium sized glass jar that comes in two parts-the jar itself and a lid. The lid is quite substantial in regards to weight, its clear and has ' Yankee Candle company ' embossed on the top. The shape of the top of the lid is quite rounded along the edge but reasonably flat directly on the top. The lid has a sort of lip coming out a good inch from the top of the lid, and goes back in. You can clearly see some form of rubber/plastic running a round the bottom of the lid that when placed into the main jar itself, provides a strong suction and enables it to be closed firmly.
The jar has straight sides when looking at its shape, but does go in slightly towards the top, so that the lid and the jar can join flush. Like the lid, made of glass, completely clear ( so you can see the candle itself ), and very weighty. On the front is a label which tells you the brand name and fragrance, with a picture of some cherries on it. It also mentions the weight, which is 14.5oz/411g.
On the bottom of the jar are some basic pictures, illustrating general warnings, how to use, how long candle burns etc.
Medium size jar candle has a burn time of 65-90 hours.
What does the actual candle look like?
From the sides of the jar or when you lift off the top, you can see a deep, rich, red almost burgundy coloured candle. Not perfect in appearance e.g one completely flat colour, as you can see slight imperfections and variations in the colouring throughout. My candle has obviously been used, so not in just bought from shop condition, but when I originally had it I remember noticing how it had a slight home made look and feel to it, rather than shot out of a factory conveyor belt looking exactly the same as the one in front or behind!
How does it smell?
The fragrance is something that will hit you even when it isn't lit. When you open the jar, you immediately get a sweetness first, which isn't sickly. Then you get fruitiness, almost berry type fragrance with the tiniest hint of floral. Very warming. Uplifting, and very much a feel good smell. Doesn't quite smell like cherries to me, but in all honestly I can't think of what a cherry smells like. It's not the easiest fruit to try to recreate the smell of, unlike strawberries, apples, bananas etc.
How does it perform?
Like many Yankee Candles I've had in the past, their fragrances have been fantastic. Some have been portrayed accurately in regards to their name and scent, some others not so much and that's only due to Yankee coming up with some fantastic fragrance inventions, especially a lot of their fantasy fragrances aka completely made up scents.
The smell of this candle is evident even before burning. Simply take the lid off and you get the aroma circulating around that small area. When burning the fragrance is strong enough to smell but not overpowering to the point you feel the air is really perfumed. The scent lasts for a good amount of time even after the candle has been blown out, so you can enjoy it well after use.
This smell would suit any room in the house. Perfect for the kitchen because of the connection with fruit, but because the fragrance has a sweetness to it, it would help to mask any unpleasant smells or push away the obvious cooking stinks. Living rooms/lounges, would give a warmth and a comforting feeling. Bedrooms would be provided with the same ambience.
I would love to say that I use this, or any other candle all the time, but I don't. Prior to kids I was a huge candle person. Great for relaxation, me time and fragrance. Now I look at the practicalities and all I see is fire hazards in the form of my kids being able to get more or less EVERYWHERE and I'm so tired most of the time I would probably fall asleep and set the house on fire. If like me you love the idea of Yankee and their products, but for whatever reason can't deal with a live flame, try the wax tarts in an electric burner that's plugged into an electrical socket and heats the tart that way rather then with a tealight. I find these are great as they give off stronger bursts of fragrance but obviously won't last as long as this jar as an example.
Availability and price
Medium sized jar candles tend to retail as mentioned at around the £17.00. Yankee Candles can be bought directly from them on the internet and they have their own shops dotted around the country. QVC and various other companies such as Clintons and now Asda sell Yankee ( different range sold here from Yankee though ). So do check around.
This fragrance can be bought in the small jar form (£8.39), large jar ( £19.99 ), tealights (£6.75 for 12 ), wax tart ( £1.25 ), votive ( £1.80 ) and many other items for the home and car.
Would I buy this fragrance again?
Yes I would. It doesn't smell artificial. Sweet, fruity and fresh all in one jar. Perfect!
Ive heard of Yankee Candles for a while but then seen the price and wondered, is a candle REALLY worth that much? Then I got given one for my birthday and I realised it was!
The Yankee candle range is incredibly vast, looking on Amazon there must be well over 50 different scents, all with different appeals. I was actually given a large jar which has a burn time of around 110 hours. You can also get medium jars, small jars, sample size and tarts. A large jar is around £18, medium jar £12, small jar £8, sample £3 and tart £2. All with various burn times, the tart is around 8 hours, which for the size of it is very good.
These are available on Amazon, Yankee candle stores and Yankee candle online, Clinton cards and Debenhams. Prices and sizes will vary according to store, Clintons currently have 25% off and Yankee candle online normally have a decent sale on so its worth looking around. As the range is so vast not very size/scent will be in store but if you can visit a store which sells them its worth it as you can get an idea of which scents you like/don't like before buying. If you are unsure the tarts are a good starter, at £2 its worth getting a mixture to see which ones you like.
I opened my jar and was greeted with a lovely fruity cherry scent which wasn't to overpowering or sickly. I lit it and left it for a few hours, the scent filled the room well. It was a hint of cherry, not in your face or suffocating, my friend was with me when I lit it and commented how nice it was, its great way of fragrance a room for a number of hours and doesn't smell cheap or synthetic, it smells just like real cherrys. I started this jar about 8 weeks ago and its still going strong, I have it on most evenings for 1/2 hours and even now I can still smell it. I went into Clinton cards recently and smelled a few of the others and I can say that the black cherry for me was the best, its fruity but not in your face, some of the others were slightly to sweet and overpowering for me but that just my personal taste.
I love these candles! I actually brought 2 more small jars in different scents over the weekend because I like them that much. I do think that yes they are expensive but they last a good amount of time and the smell they give out is lovely, its worth paying extra for these. If you cannot get to a store to smell them Amazon and Yankee Candle online do a multipack of tarts and samplers for you to try so you can get an idea of your favourite, for me personally it is black cherry, but there are so many different scents I might find another I like equally, its worth giving them a go. They also do really cute gift sets so if you have a friend who likes candles I recommend these as a gift and I think they make great house warming presents. Defo worth the money!
When I bought my very first Yankee candle tart I have bought a few more of them to try because I do love the way they smell and the lasting fragrance they have for my home to help it smell a little nicer and because I have a cat and do have that pet smell in my home. I find these tarts just help it smell a little nicer.
This tart comes wrapped in a transparent plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front. A good sized tart which fits nicely on the top of an oil burner. It is a nice deep red berry colour and I can smell a little of the fragrance when it is still in the wrapper.
Once the wrapper has been removed, I can detect a really nice fruity fragrance, just like a bowl of cherries with a hint of spicy fragrance. The scent is quite strong before the tea light has been lit which melts the tart. Once the tea light has been lit, the tart begins to melt really slowly and melts just perfectly. As it is melting the fragrance becomes stronger and the aroma of the scent is very apparent in the room.
The aroma smells just like cherries, very fruity with a sweet and kind of spicy smell to it too, it is a really nice pleasant smell and not a nasty one at all. I can smell the sweet fruity scent when I leave the room and return some time later. The smell doesn't diminish, the smell continues all the time the tea light is lit and in my opinion I think the smell becomes stronger the longer it is melting. What I like about this tart also is the sweetness isn't a sickly smell and not too much of a sugary scent. I think the blend of the sweetness, spice and the fruit work really well together and make for a really pleasant aroma. I think all these fragrances make for a nice smelling tart.
This one is a really nice one to melt in any room of your home, with this one I like to place my burner in my lounge because it isn't the kind of fragrance I particularly like to burn in my bedroom, I do prefer a more floral or feminine scent for my bedroom but that is just my preference it would work well burned in a bedroom if you like this kind of aroma in your bedroom but for my bedroom I don't think it is a suitable smell to help me relax especially if I am burning it in the evening while I am in bed.
The tart is designed to melt for up to 8 hours burning time, I think it comes pretty close to this amount of hours and for the price of just £1.25 for the tart size I think it is a good amount of burning hours. It is a good value price for 8 hours in my opinion.
You can simply blow out the tea light if you only want to burn it for a couple of hours. Once the tea light is blown out, the tart begins to slowly become solid again after a while and then just simply melts again in the same way as before when it was bought new.
I would say to place the burner in a safe place and also place it onto a flat surface and not a wooden one for safety reasons because the wax does become really hot and is like a pool of liquid at the top of the burner, so if it does tip over you would most certainly have a nasty burn on your skin, so bear this in mind when you begin to melt it and make sure it is in a very safe area and away from the little ones.
I think this fragrance would be an ideal fragrance for any home and also for a male home because it isn't a feminine fragrance and would be suitable for both sexes to enjoy to help make the room in the home smell really nice and pleasant.
I bought my tart from a garden centre but they can be bought at various shops.
I highly do recommend this fragrance, it is one I will most certainly buy again because I love the smell of it and the lasting fragrance it produces to help fragrance my lounge.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
My house has never smelled so good since I discovered (years after everybody else did!) Yankee tarts and candles. I think the scents are amazingly realistic and nuclear powered strong, and the variety of scents available means that if I don't like a particular scent, then there's always something completely different available to try instead. We mainly use the tarts, but have tried some votive candles.
For those that don't know, Yankee make wax tarts, candles of differing sizes in jars and tumblers, pot pourri and reed diffusers. Most scents are available in all of these formats and all the ingredients used are 100% natural. A tart is a petal shaped wax disc which when placed in a tart burner (almost the same as an oil burner, but with a deeper well to retain the wax) melts and releases its scent. Yankee say each tart lasts for 8 hours, but with the exception of one scent I've never had a tart yet that isn't still releasing its scent for sometimes nearly double that.
This black cherry tart contains no other scents than the one it's named after. Some may like this simplicity, some may prefer the shock and awe weapons grade nasal assault that tarts containing five or six blended scents offer. I don't mind either way, and certainly don't feel that this tart is inferior just because they haven't thrown in some vanilla and cinnamon with the cherry scent. As with a lot of Yankee's scents, there's a lot of sweetness in there - it's very sugary as well as fruity. The smell of the cherries is almost strong enough to taste, like an upmarket supermarket's version of a cherry yoghurt - we're not talking Smartprice, think Marks and Spencers.
The tart itself is a blood clot deep red colour, a bit like a rich dark splash of Port that happens to smell of cherries. The picture on the wrapper shows a basket of cherries which are a shiny bright red - the picture combined with the smell made me very hungry! Perhaps Yankee should put a warning on them that their products shouldn't be eaten, despite smelling good enough to eat!
Yankee suggest that this scent would be ideal for layering / combining with other scents. I'm not sure I'll ever get round to doing this, but I imagine I would go for a spicy one rather than another fruity scent as I'd let the cherries do the talking and not be overpowered or confused with something like coconut or mango. That, however, is a matter of opinion so please feel free to make a comment if you've combined this scent with something other than my suggestion - how did it work for you?
The tart is currently being sold for £1.20 on Yankee.co.uk, but shop around as it's sometimes on offer on that particular website, while others like Amazon and Ebay frequently have it on sale for cheaper. For the tastiness of its scent, its strength and how much it actually smells like the best ripe cherries, I'll give this one the full five stars. Thanks for reading.
I am sure that many regular readers of the reviews on this website are familiar with Yankee Candles, as they certainly seem to be popular with many reviewers! It was these reviews that introduced me to the products, and since then I have frequently purchased Yankee wax tarts. These are shrink-wrapped, fragranced circles of wax that you can pop into an oil or tart burner. The scent is released when you light a tealight underneath and the wax melts.
There are many different scents available, and before Christmas I bought a lot of new tarts from a seller on ebay. As I bought in bulk, each tart cost only £1 each. I am a big fan of fruity fragrances, but hadn't yet tried any of Yankee's cherry offerings, so I decided to give the Black Cherry tart a go.
Rich and fruity
As you would expect, this is a dark red colour and even though the wrapping it certainly smells strongly of cherries. It is quite authentic, and is rich and fruity. I found that once the tealight was lit beneath the tart, it did take a while for the scent to start drifting around the room but once it did I was really pleased with it.
There is definitely more to this wax tart than a simple cherry fragrance - it is very rich and deep, and quite strong. It is not too sweet or even sickly, as some fruit fragrances can be. In fact I would say this is a good wintertime fragrance as it is warm and welcoming. Usually I prefer the sweet and fresh fruit scents, but this seems good for colder evenings, and it really is nice to have this scenting the room on a cosy evening indoors.
A lovely lingerer
I was also impressed with the strength of this tart, and if I light it downstairs, I can still smell it when I go upstairs. It lingers after I blow out the tealight too, and I have found that I was able to get a lot of uses out of this before the scent mellowed too much.
In summary ...
Overall I really liked this wax tart, and would definitely recommend it to those who like their fruity scents with a bit of a twist! This is a great one for colder evenings, and I would give it five stars.
Time for a relaxing evening at Rarr Towers, and these days that means one thing - a Yankee tart.
Yes, it is a sickness. A raging addiction in fact, but as far as raging addictions go it seems fairly harmless. So tonight, ladies and gentlemen, our tart of choice is one of my favourites, Black Cherry.
As this one is a Yankee scent with just one component, it has a very simple, true scent as with all the fruit- or spice-based Yankee products (I'm sorry but I can't credit them with creating a candle which smells precisely of warm sands - I recall some from a certain beach in Norfolk that you certainly didn't want to release into your home!). But I have always found that scents from Yankee which claim to be based on one main fruit component are very accurate, and do not smell "fabricated". Black Cherry is no different.
Still listed on the Yankee site, I would imagine that this scent is a staple of their collection. I've been using Yankees for about a year now and probably have had about three of these particular tarts. The official site recommends a retail price of £1.20, but I bought this as part of a "job lot" offer via eBay which a)have all thus far seemed genuine and b)brought the price per unit down to just shy of one whole English pound. Bargainous.
Your tart will be in the usual fluted-edge shape and will have a rich, dark red shade. The scent is evident through the plastic and is bold, deep and very luxurious.
On lighting I find that this one starts of quite subtle but soon grows in intensity - it is another Yankee scent that you think is fairly understated until you come back into the room after waddling off to attend to something else. I find that the scent is precisely reminiscent of cherry - and not as sweet as say, a maraschino - I don't know if that is in relation to a "black" version of the fruit. It is full-bodied, welcoming and not overly sweet, cloying or in any way fake. It's a lovely scent that could be both welcoming and whilst not warming, would not clash with the winter cold; it is festive enough to be used over Christmas (we used one then and I think that it was perfect for Christmas) and at the same time if you like a bolder scent in spring rather than a light citrusy one then this could be for you. It is undeniably fruity, lingers nicely, I find it relaxing and soothing and welcoming and it lasts the suggested eight hours of scenty goodness that Yankee claim you should get.
Yes. I find in autumn this scent is great, and whilst I might stop short of using it in summer - I prefer a light, zippy citrus scent in summer to freshen things up a bit - I think its great at this time of year when you're getting the odd day that smells like spring and at festive times in winter it offers a really indulgent, enjoyable alternative to all the spice-fruit mixes that Yankee offer. You still get a great depth of scent but without either spice or citrus, so if either of those doesn't do it for you then this just might!
I received my first Yankee Candle jar as a gift this Christmas, and the scent was this Black Cherry. The official description of this scent is "the delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries". This Yankee scent is available in the various formats - the wax tart as well as different size candles. I received a large jar in this scent.
The glass jar itself has a picture of lovely juicy looking red cherries on the front. I think this picture is really appealing and eye-catching, and it will definitely stand out to anyone who likes the smell of cherries.
Through the clear glass jar you can see the colour of the wax candle inside - it is a gorgeous, deep red colour which gives the impression that it will provide a rich scent. When I lifted the lid off the candle I found a black wick inside that was long enough to be lit easily.
When I first lit this candle I found that the cherry scent filled my room within minutes. Within about half an hour or so, the scent had spread through the whole downstairs floor of my home. The scent is fruity and sweet and really does smell of cherries. It is a very natural smell which I love, as I hate anything that smells too artificial. I think that this is a warming scent that gives a lovely ambience to your room. I feel that this scent is perfect for cold winter evenings. It is not overpowering or sickening in any way.
To distinguish the Yankee candle jar you simply place the glass lid back on, which causes the flame to go out but does not allow smoke to escape. After having it lit one evening I made the mistake of just blowing the candle out, and found that the smell of the smoke ruined the lovely cherry scent that had filled my room, so I would always recommend using the lid to extinguish.
One complaint I do have with this large Yankee candle jar is that it burns quite unevenly, and around the wick area is becoming quickly more shallow than around the outside of the jar, which will mean it will eventually be difficult to light. A friend advised me that you need to leave the candle lit for at least 6 hours each time to allow the wax to harden evenly once you extinguish the candle, however even after trying this it is still uneven.
All in all I think the "black cherry" is a gorgeous scent that will appeal to all, both male and female. As well as smelling great it looks amazing sitting in any room. I give this scent 5* along with my full recommendation. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
I know there are so many Yankee Candle reviews of late and I have reframed from reviewing them for some time now. However I wanted to review one of my favourite ones.
Yankee Candle - Black Cherry Wax Tart:
'The absolutely delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries'
Ever since reading a Yankee review some time last year I was intrigued by the wax tarts and wanted to purchase some. I googled my closest Yankee Candle store and off I went to Birmingham, there was a place just off Snow Hill Train station which sadly is no longer. I purchased my tart burner and several tarts to start me off.
One of my first ones I tried was Black Cherry and still today is one of my favourites from their wax tart range. Most of you will know what a wax tart is but just in case, it is a wax shape, there is no wick like a candle has. It is for use in oil burners however much safer than burning oil. In the past when I have used scented oils they spit out and dry up causing an awful smell.
With these wax tarts you don't have any of that, you still need to be safe the wax will get hot and after all you are using a flame. The tart comes wrapped, so you need unwrap it before use, I have found some of them to be rather stiff and have needed scissors or a knife to open it. Once opened, place on top of your oil burner also making sure it is in a safe place. Light your tea light candle under it and away you go!
I find it takes around ten minutes for the wax to fully melt, but soon as you open the packet on this one the aroma starts to circulate around your room. The scent just intensifies when it is melting, so it doesn't take long for your room to be fully fragrant. So lighting this, popping a movie on and drinking a cup of cherry tea I'm in heaven!
The cherry scent I personally feel isn't all that artificial, I find it to be sweet, very fruity but not over powering in anyway. But this is me talking after all and I love cherries! It states that it will remain scented for up to eight hours burning time. Which I feel is right, sometimes I can get a little more or a little scent I guess this is down to how much scent goes in when it is being manufactured.
Price and Availability:
There are a select amount of stores which stock Yankee Candle products so it is worth keeping an eye. I personally choose to purchase mine over the internet in packs. I find this much cheaper, plus I always have to order some for my sister and mother too!
RRP is around £1.25 but you can certainly get them cheaper from the likes of yankeedoodle.co.uk and direct from the Yankee Candle web site.
Yep, so here is yet another Yankee Candle fan! This one for me is gorgeous and I just love it, it is noticeable but doesn't over power the room. Well worth the money I feel, and I would certainly recommend this one to all!
Five out of five stars
Thank you for reading.
Black Cherry is a popular scent offered by candle company, Yankee Candle. This particular scent is available in different formats including various sized candle jars, tealights and tumblers. The cheapest way to sample this scent is by purchasing a wax tart. A wax tart is a tart shaped piece of solid wax which has been pumped full of natural extracts. It should be melted in a tart burner with a tealight underneath and can be reused until the scent is gone. Yankee promise at least 8 hours of scent per 22g wax tart.
The Black Cherry wax tart is deep red in colour and tightly wrapped. The label illustrates freshly picked cherries. The official description of Black Cherry is 'the delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries'.
~Price and Availability~
Black Cherry is readily available from local Yankee stockists. It can also be purchased online and you should expect to pay between £1.00 and £1.25 per tart. Online stockists include Amazon, eBay and www.yankeescents4.com.
I buy this tart occasionally as my fiance loves the smell of cherries. He often complains that the tarts I melt are too girly but I feel Black Cherry is one which will appeal to both men and women. The tart is presented well and on unwrapping it, the strong cherry fragrance is unmistakeable. I own a Yankee petal burner which has a deep bowl so normally pop the full tart in rather than split it - it is up to you what you choose to do though.
I melt wax tarts in my home as I like to witness different aromas and create a welcoming ambience. Black Cherry melts to form an intense pool of deep red wax. The scent filters around my livingroom quite quickly and can also be detected in my hallway and kitchen at a much subtler level. I find that Black Cherry does take a while to reach a desirable strength of scent which surprises me given how strongly the solid tart smells.
You really do need to be a fan of cherries to appreciate this scent otherwise there is no point in using it! Black Cherry elimates cooking odours well and does a good job at fragrancing the area it is melted in. I find this one perfect for using in the evening as it does offer a homely, warming sort of scent which lingers in the background. Unlike a lot of Yankee scents, Black Cherry focuses on the one fragrance note rather than many but the scent is still appealing
The overall aroma is quite natural smelling. The black cherry scent is very juicy, rich and full of flavour - mouthwatering to be exact. The wax tart sends out a gorgeous sweet aroma which lingers at just the right strength to avoid being overbearing or sickly. The depth of the scent is what makes it ideal for using in the evening. It is a comforting and pleasant to have melting in the background but I do find that I get bored of the scent after a while hence why I only buy this one occasionally.
Black Cherry lingers in the air for a good 30-45mins after the tealight is blown out. Each time I have melted this wax tart, I have experienced around 10 hours of noticeable scent which is good.
I do like the scent of Black Cherry but it isn't my favourite. I personally favour the more layered, multi-dimensional Cherries On Snow. Both scents are quite different though and are suited to being used at different times. I do prefer Black Cherry for cold evenings. My fiance loves this scent as mentions that it does remind him of real black cherries.
I find that the wax tart represents excellent value for money and can award it 4 stars.
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WHAT IS IT?
A small votive candle fragranced with black cherry by Yankee Candle. It is a very small candle that you put in a special holder or burn on a plate, the fragrance should last for 15 hours.
This is a beautiful fragrance and one of my favourite Yankee Candle varieties. It is a rich and fruity cherry fragrance that is very sweet and juicy. Votive candles do not have the strongest fragrance but this one fills the room and if I light two at once I can smell it in my other downstairs rooms. The smell is long lasting and after I have blown the candle out I can still smell the black cherry for hours after.
WHAT I THINK
The Black Cherry is a beautiful smell and makes my home smell warm and cosy. The fruity fragrance is so rich that the very small candles are powerful, votive candles do not usually impress me but this one does. I have Black Cherry in a jar too so can compare the strength of fragrance, the votive is not as strong but scents my home more lightly so I prefer to burn it during the day when I do not like heavy scents.
I like how sweet the fragrance is and also that it smells so natural of pure cherries. I don't think there is anything added to the black cherry because it smells so pure. My husband says it is a summer fragrance but I disagree and think it is suitable for any season. The candle burns evenly and the one I finished tonight lasted for a bit longer than 15 hours, it seemed longer again because the smell lasts for so long after the flame goes out.
The Black Cherry fragrance is available in wax tarts and all of the different sized Yankee Candle jars. The votive candle costs about £2 but if you are buying it to try the scent out then I would try the wax tart instead even though I like this votive very much.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Whenever I am in town I like to treat myself to a couple of Yankee Candle Wax Tarts. Priced at 99p - £1.25 on average, they are ideally priced to give yourself a little treat if you're a candle lover like me. Buying these wax tarts or the votive sampler candles from the huge Yankee range, also means you are able to try out the different fragrances without paying out a lot of money. I would hate to spend a lot of money on the expensive glass jar candles in the Yankee range only to find I am not keen on the fragrance.
I had noticed this Black Cherry fragrance a while back when treating myself to some wax tarts, but at the time they only had a glass jar available and so I made a mental note to keep looking out for it in wax tart format.
Fortunately for me, I have a kind daughter who often treats me to some wax tarts and also often buys me some to go with birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day gifts too and I was really pleased when on my recent birthday, she surprised me with some wax tarts and one of them was Black Cherry.
You can smell the fragrance of Yankee's wax tarts through their clear cellophane wrapping and this one has a lovely fruity cherry scent, which Yankee describe as a delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries.
I have generally found that the strength of fragrance from a wax tart whilst it is still in its wrapping is a good indicator of how strong the throw from it will be when you are burning it. Usually if the fragrance seems weak, then it doesn't last as long or give off as strong a fragrance when burning as the stronger scented ones. For good longevity I prefer the stronger smelling wax tarts and Black Cherry certainly has a strong scent.
Longevity varies with these wax tarts,with some lasting longer than the approx 8 hours burn time, but I have came across a few others which have fallen somewhat short of it.
As well as the scent of Black Cherry, the tart was also visually appealing with its dark red wax and label depicting cherries. Definitely an aptly named fragrance here and believe me there are some which are not!
These wax tarts can also be used to fragrance drawers and cupboards as an alternative to burning them.
I always burn mine but will place them in one of my drawers prior to burning and use them as drawer scenters.
After placing the tart in the deep well of my oil burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it only took around five minutes for the wax to melt and the scent began to fill the room. It was very strong at first and its lovely fruity aroma was evident throughout the downstairs rooms in my house.
It was slightly weird this one however, as something happened which I have not experienced before when burning wax tarts. The strong scent then began to disappear quite quickly which disappointed me, but then it seemed to reappear again and lasted well!
So overall I was very pleased with the longevity of this wax tart.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve up to eight hours burn time from a wax tart before the fragrance is lost and whilst some wax tarts have fell short of this time and I did think Black Cherry was going to be one of these, it actually ended up being one which exceeded the eight hours. Indeed I found I had around ten hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance disappeared altogether and not only did it fill the downstairs of my house with its fragrance, I could smell it upstairs too as the scent wafted up the stairs. I also found the fragrance lingered in the air for some time after exinguishing the tealight underneath. When burning this wax tart on an evening then going to bed, I found I could still faintly detect the fragrance the next morning which was nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed the fragrance of Black Cherry and I will be purchasing this one again. In terms of fragrance and longevity it certainly is value for money.
Yankee wax tarts are available to buy from branches of Clinton Cards and Collectables as well as department stores and other card and gift shops, or you can purchase from online Yankee stockists including Amazon.
In the last few months I have become a hug fan of Yankee candle wax tarts. After purchasing myself a tart burner after reading the many great reviews on dooyoo for the tarts I then began working my way through all the lovely different fragranced tarts you can buy. One of my last purchases was of the Black Cherry fragranced wax tart which I managed to pick up for the bargain price of just £0.50 in the recent House of Fraser sale. This had been a tart I had wanted to try for some time but as I am a bit of a bargain hunter I decided to wait to see if it was included in any sales or special offers, and it was certainly worth the wait.
The Black Cherry wax tart is a deep red colour and comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of punnet of ripe black cherries on it to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has an 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the gorgeous cherry fragrance of the tart through the wrapper as soon as I picked it up. The scent of this tart is quite strong so may be a little overpowering for some but I love the stronger, fruity scented tarts.
As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance of the essential oils contained within the wax to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from most Yankee stockists in store or online.
The Black Cherry as stated previously is a fairly strong fragrance and when burning it I did find that it only took a few minutes for it to start to fill my front room with the strong fruity cherry fragrance which did remind me of the cherry drop sweets I used to eat as a child. As this was one of the stronger scented tarts I did find that the morning after burning it that I could still smell the fragrance in my front room which was lovely to wake up to. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again back into a disc of wax, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Once the tart I have used begins to lose its fragrance I simply place the bowl of the tart burner in the freezer for a few minutes which allows the remaining wax to simply be lifted out. Also if you want to vary your scents from night to night you can also break the tarts in half and just use half at a time as with the stronger scents like this black cherry I find half a tart still gives off a good fragrance.
Overall this is another lovely scent from Yankee and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It's strong, fruity fragrance makes my home smell inviting and cosy which is just perfect for these cooler winter evenings.
I have been a fan of Yankee Candles for a long time now, and over the years I have tried a variety of fragrances and candle sizes produced by this incredible, innovative candle company, but Black Cherry has always remained my favorite fragrance.
Although it can be argued that Yankee Candles are very expensive, if you appreciate good quality and true to life fragrances then it is well worth the cost. I regularly buy my candles either in my local branch of Clintons, which often has offers on or certain fragrances on special offer, or online, where there are a number of retailers offering very competitive prices and new, exciting fragrances.
Yankee Candles come in a range of sizes, starting with the wax tarts and ending with the large jars. There is something to suit everyone in terms of price, size and burn time. When I first began using Yankee Candles, I bought the sampler (or votive) candles, as they were less than £2 and would give me a good idea of how the fragrance smelt when being burned, allowing me to decide if it was a fragrance I would like to purchase in a larger size.
The wax tarts burn for eight hours, and retail at around £1.20 each. You can even combine the tarts to create your own fragrances. I often find that just burning one of these tarts is enough to fill a large part of my house with the fragrance. The large jars cost £19.99 and burn for 90-150 hours. Yankee Candle recommends that you burn the jar candles for a minimum of 3 hours at a time to stop the candle from tunneling and to get maximum fragrance from the candle.
The Black Cherry candles are a lovely, rich deep red color that does remind you of cherries. As soon as you remove the packaging or take off the lid, the intense, deep, fruity black cherry scent immediately hits you. It captures the rich, juicy sweetness of ripe cherries and brings them straight into your home. Whilst the scent is intense, it is not overpowering or sickly sweet. It is the perfect fragrance to uplift you and wake you up.
I often find myself noticing the fragrance if I move around the house as I catch a hint of it whilst I have it burning in another room. It is a scent that lingers and travels well. Remember to not leave candles unattended though!
On a recent trip to my local Yankee candle outlet store I picked up one of these Black Cherry scented candles. I have used many different Yankee candles before but had never yet tried this one. I chose it because it was a lovely deep red colour which matched my living room decor. I also liked it's sweet fragrance and was hoping it would help to control nasty odours in my house, particularly those of my pets.
Although you can get Yankee candles in a variety of sizes I always chose the Sampler sized candle (also referred to as Votive candles). These are the second smallest Yankee candle and measure up at about two inches tall. They have a slightly bigger top end than their base and you need a candle holder to place them in as the melting wax tends to melt and spill outward rather than burn up quickly. You are able to purchase Yankee candle holders but other brand holders are just as effective.
The Black Cherry candle comes in a strong plastic wrapper on which is a picture which demonstrates what the fragrance will replicate. In this case there is a picture of a basket of ripe red cherries, freshly picked, shiny and bursting with delicious juices. The image is very appealling and so is the intense red colour of the candle wax. The red is slightly deeper and richer than I'd say a cherry was - it reminds me of pomegranites and blood.
The candle has a long, waxed wick on the end which has a central cord through the candle and ends in a metal base. The wick can be quite long but I've never needed to trim a wick on a Yankee candle before. When this candle burns the wax melts around the wick and it looks like a cauldron of exotic fruit juices.
The fragrance of the candle is sweet and fruity but it is also quite subtle so that the playfulness of the scent is not too much and it seems like a 'grown up' scent. I am happy to say that when I have the Black Cherry candle burning I can smell it all over the house, not just the front room. The fragrance works its way around the home in draughts and I frequently catch the scent as I pass from one room to the next. This is a pleasing fragrance that makes me feel happy and alert. Although this candle is meant to smell of fresh cherries there is a hint of apple in the mix which makes me imagine a harvest of fresh fruit. Delicious and a pleasing, natural smell.
The candle is effective in helping to generate a new, fresh fragrance in my home and to reduce the smell of doggies and cooking which too often linger in my front room. One candle is certainly more than enough to burn in a medium sized room to get a good effect. I think the perfect rooms for this candle are living room and bedroom. It's quite a lively fragrance though so not one I'd burn if I was hoping to use the scents to help me relax.
Yankee can offer some very odd fragrances in their range and some of the candles I've used before have too weak a fragrance or are just plain horrible smelling. This Black Cherry one is perfect though and is exactly what scented candles are supposed to be like in my opinion. It is very helpful in making my home smell a lot more pleasant! I would certainly buy this one again and fully recommend trying it. You can buy these Sampler sized candles at a cost of about £1.59 but the price will vary depending on where you go.
This review is also on Ciao!