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I became an instant fan of Yankee candles when my partners Mum bought us one for Christmas a couple of years ago. Since then, I have been lucky enough to try lots of different scents of Yankee candles.
My most recent purchase was a Yankee wax tart in the scent of country lemonade. I bought it at a local garden centre where it cost me £1.30. Each wax tart will give you about eight hours of burning time which I still find quite incredible considering their size.
The country lemonade wax tart is a light yellow colour and comes wrapped tightly in cellophane. On the front of the cellophane, Yankee provide details of the scent of the candle, along with a picture. The picture shown next to country lemonade is a picture of fresh lemons.
Upon putting the wax tart in my burner, I watched it melt very speedily, leaving a nice deep pool of yellow wax in the burner. In the case of this wax tart, it did take a while for the smell to filter out into the room. Usually it happens fairly instantly but this one took about 15 minutes but when it eventually did, the first smell that hits me was of quite a strong lemon scent. Yankee candles are renowned for being really strong, but this scent is in no way overpowering. The scent just seems to hang in the air and can always be smelt without it being the first thing you think about when entering the room if that makes sense. I tend to burn the wax tarts for a few hours at a time rather than all at once and the scent lingers in the room long after I have stopped burning it.
Yankee candles are sold in Yankee shops (obviously!) as well as being sold in various garden centres as well as Clinton Cards so you should find that they are easy enough to get hold of. My advice would be to go to an actual Yankee shop as our nearest one always seems to have special offers on which makes the candles a bit more affordable.
Overall I have to say that I am very impressed with our new country lemonade scented wax tart. The scent is fresh and light and fills the room with a lovely aroma which seems to linger for hours. Personally, we keep the country lemonade candle in the living room as with it being quite a fresh and light aroma; I don't think it would be suited to a bedroom or bathroom where you would aim for a more relaxing aroma.
I also think that the wax tarts offer the best value for money out of all the Yankee candle varieties. When you consider that a large candle costs roughly £20 whereas the wax tarts are just over £1, they are much more affordable.
I'm a big fan of Yankee Candle Tarts and I find them to be a pleasant and quite relaxing way to scent a room. I tend to purchase at a time at random so I can sample a variety of scents and one such scent was this Country Lemonade one which I purchased a while ago and have just got around to burning.
The Yankee Candle range produce each scent in a number of products such as sampler candles, small, medium and large jar candles, tealights and these wax tarts which I shall be reviewing.
The wax tarts are available to purchase from Clintons, Debenhams, House of Fraser and some larger Asda stores. I personally find buying them from the internet offers a much wider choice in scents though and there's no shortage of websites selling these items. I always buy mine from Ebay where I get ten tarts for £9.99 which offers a little bit of saving from the usual £1.25 mark these are sold at individually in most high street stores.
The tart comes shrink wrapped in a clear plastic and displays a sticker at the top containing the Yankee Candle brand name, the scent name and a picture of a refreshing looking jug of lemonade complete with a large round piece of sliced lemon inside.
The tart itself is round with perforated edges making it look slightly flower head shaped. It's a pale yellow colour and smells really sweet even through the packaging. Once opened the scent of the tart is immediately present. It's a beautiful citrus scent which is very sweet rather than a sharp, tangy lemon scent.
I always burn my tarts half at a time so I split mine into two pieces and popped one piece into my oil burner. I lit a tealight underneath and waited for the scent to wander around my room.
With some tarts I find it takes a good ten to twenty minutes for the tarts scent to travel but this one I felt I could smell almost immediately. Certainly within my five minutes my nostrils were full of this sweet, surgery, lemonade scent which was very refreshing and but not sickly sweet or overbearing.
After about half an hour even with my bedroom door closed I could detect the lemon scent from the tart at the top of my stairs and on my landing. I expected to walk into my room and to suffocate on a really strong, overpowering scent but this wasn't the case in the slightest. It still remained a subtle yet noticeable sweet, citrus smell which masked any other odours in my room and just smelt heavenly.
I didn't find this tart opened up any new scents as it burnt for longer. With some the scent tends to change slightly over time but this one was releasing the same smell after an hour as it was when I first started to burn it. Fortunately I really loved the scent of this so that didn't bother me at all!
The tart burnt for a good hour before the wax started to lose its scent and once I'd blown out my tealight the fragrance of the tart was left lingering in the air for hours. I stopped burning this one about an hour before I went to bed and when I woke up the following morning I could still clearly detect that fresh, sweet lemonade scent which was wonderful to wake up to!
This scent is great for summer as it does remind me of picnics in the park on warm days. The scent is long lasting and strong enough to be clearly noticeable but subtle enough to not become overpowering. The sugary, citrusy mix is perfect. The sweetness really takes the sharp edge off of the lemon scent but there's still enough fruity fragrance for this to be light, refreshing and never overbearing. I really liked this one, definitely a favourite for this warm weather we've been getting and I fully recommend it.
Yankee is a company that is based in the US and produces a wide range of scented candles that come in a range of sizes and fragrances. The one I am reviewing here is a wax tart which can't technically be described as a candle as it has no wick!
Instead, you pop the tart into a special tart burner - or you can just use a normal oil burner as I do - and light a tealight underneath to melt the wax and release the fragrance. You can generally get up to ten hours use out of the tarts as you can re-use them.
Wax tarts tend to cost between £1-1.50, and it is well worth shopping around online as places often have special offers, and it is also cheaper if you buy tarts in bulk as I tend to.
A bit of a lemon
I tend to love fruit-scented things, and I always like the fruity wax tarts. But lemon is one of those fragrances that I find can be a bit hit and miss - they often smell a bit too much like cleaning products to me! But I decided to give this one a try as I had read a lot of positive reviews about it.
As you would expect, this tart is a pale yellow shade, and through the wrapping it is unmistakeably the smell of lemon that is dominant! Even through the wrapping I wasn't sure about the scent but was looking forward to giving it a try.
Sweet and fresh
It didn't take long after lighting the tealight below this was tart of the scent to start filling the room. It has a very sweet lemon smell but despite my reservations this is quite pleasant at first. It is a light lemony scent that is fresh and clean. But I did find that after this had been burning for a while the lemon scent did become a bit much for me and after a while I did have to blow the tealight out.
I was, however, quite pleased to find that the scent lingered for ages after I had extinguished the tealight - and in fact the smell that lingers is nice, fresh and clean - and almost more pleasant than when it is actually burning as it's a bit more mellow. as this can be a bit too strong for me on the lemon front. I also found that I was able to use this tart for ages - I think because I would never keep the tealight lit for too long I got a lot of uses out of this tart.
In summary ...
Overall this wasn't one of my favourite tarts. It has a nice, fresh scent and it lingers amazingly well after the tealight has been extinguished, but I think the lemon fragrance was a little too full on for me and I if I left the candle burning for too long the smell did threaten to get a bit overpowering. So although this is a nice tart, it isn't one I would personally buy again.
Yankee Candle Country Lemonade Sampler
I bought this sampler a while ago from yankeedoodle.co.uk and I have been putting off using it as I thought it may be too sour/cleaning fluid and too strong but I was wrong.
- About the product
As with all Yankee candle samplers, this one comes shrink wrapped in clear plastic with an image sticker on the front depicting the scent. This candle is yellow, it is supposed to burn for a maximum of 15 hours.
- Using the candle, scent, throw and longevity
I use a lighter to lit the wick, after I have cut it to approximately 0.5cm - obviously caution must be taken when using lighters/candles. After about an hour the very slight scent of lemon is noticeable but only slightly. The scent strength of this sampler is very poor, it may be better in jar or wax tart form though, but in sampler form the scent is hardly noticeable even when the candle has been burning for three hours! The scent, when are within half a metre of the candle, is a slight fresh lemon scent but it is obviously not too strong and it is not as cleaning fluid scented as I thought it might be.
The scent is fairly nice but it is so subtle and weak that it is not really worth having the candle burning in the first place! The scent strength is very poor and in turn the scent dispersion is poor too. The wax melted quite quickly and it did not take long for the candle to burn/melt as far as it could; which isn't a bad point considering the very poor scent strength! Overall, I cannot really say a lot about this candle and the scent because the scent was almost completely undetectable - but this scent may be stronger in wax tart, tumbler or jar form although I would not buy any variations of this scent based on the very poor performance from this sampler.
- Price and availability
I bought this candle a while ago as it was on sale for 99p and it is currently available in jar form from amazon (£16.95, large jar). This scent/brand can also be purchased from House of Fraser, ebay and online sites.
*Not strong, sour or cleaning fluid smelling
*Very subtle - to a point where the candle is hardly noticeable!
*Very poor scent strength and dispersion/throw
Thank you for reading my review
I adore The Yankee Candle Company and often buy the wax tarts which is what I'm reviewing now. Usually I opt for floral scents however having tried most of those I have cast my net out a bit further and am now at the moment am experimenting with the fruit scents from the range.
A wax tart comes in a see through plastic wrapper and on the top of it we are told what it is and the scent of it along with a picture of lemons and then on back/bottom of it diagrams are shown on the do's and donts of using it, we are told to expect about 8 hours of burn time from one and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Its easy enough to remove and dispose of this packaging too which is something that I appreciate!
The Tart Itself:
The tart itself is made of smooth wax which is a bright yellow in colour, round in shape and fluted to the edges and to use one you can simply put the whole thing over a tealight in an oil burner or easily snap it in half and some people even chop these up and pop them in drawers and places like that!
What happens is under a tealight it melts to a transparent liquid and the scent really does fill the room with the smell of sweet lemons with this one. Its a fresh and distinctive fragrance as well as a natural one and in my large flat it takes about 20 minutes to release the scent throughout it and when my tealight runs out and goes off or I make sure its out the lovely aroma continues to linger for a good hour afterwards.
I didn't think I'd go a bundle on this one but I find it a really fresh and invigorating smell and I would personalty be happy to buy this one time and time again in the future and of course it is available to purchase in candles of different sizes too!
Available from places such as Amazon, Clinton Cards and directly from Yankee.
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A few months ago we celebrated our wedding anniversary and we went away for a little break to celebrate in style. While there we visited an Edinburgh Woollen Mill and they had a 'fragrance of the month' Yankee candle. Now I have a vast array of candles at home that I am always trying to remember to light on a daily basis so I was quite restrained and picked up one wax tart and one sampler size candle of this 'country lemonade' fragrance.
In addition to the wax tarts and sampler size candles you can also purchase small, medium & large glass jars too in any of the several hundred fragrances available from Yankee Candle. There are literally hundreds of places to purchase these Yankee Candles from and I always seem to find them when I am out shopping. Prices start from around £1.20 for a wax tart right up to around £18.00 for a large glass jar that burns for approximately 150 hours.
My review is based on my use of a wax tart and I always use my wax tarts in my Yankee Candle petal wax tart burner. All you need to do is unwrap the wax tart, drop it in to the top of the holder and then light a plain tea light underneath. As the tea light burns the wax tart melts and fragrance is released. I use tea lights that last 4 hours and therefore I use two per use of a wax tart. A wax tart lasts approximately 8 hours before the fragrance disappears. The petal holder that I use is specially designed to allow you to let the wax tart solidify before removing it and replacing it for another one. This is ideal for me as I can change my wax tarts before they have run out and use lots of different fragrances.
When I opened up this wax tart I could smell a lovely lemon fragrance, it was quite strong, without being too overpowering. I adore citrus flavours and that is what sold me on buying this scent, also I could detect the flavour through the wrapping of the wax tart which is always nice before purchasing something. When I first lit the tea light the fragrance that was released was lovely and strong. It was a nice burst of freshness in my home and it was detectable throughout the various rooms in my home. This is a very lemon filled scent, it isn't bitter and it isn't too sour and yet it is lovely and strong. After an hour or so this is slightly less noticeable but it is still filled with fragrance. This fragrance is lovely and sweet and not overpowering in the slightest. I've been really surprised by this scent and while it does stay through my home for several hours after use it is not sickly or headache inducing like some strong fragrances can be.
The scent of this is absolutely fantastic and this is possibly one of my favourite Yankee candle wax tarts ever! I find that the scent of this lingers around my home in a really positive way. I have had compliments on how nice this smells too and it does definitely remind me of home-made lemonade. It is strong, sweet but not overpowering. I would definitely recommend this scent and I will buy it again in the future too.
As I have mentioned in my previous reviews, I am a huge Yankee Candle fan. I have tried a wide range of their scents but I always return to the fruit based scents. I am not much of a flower or food girl. I like my candles to be uplifting and fresh smelling, and that is exactly how I would describe the Country Lemonade candle.
I often like to burn candles at the weekend whilst I am relaxing so that I can truly enjoy the full effects of their scent. It really adds something special to a lazy day off work. It always makes everything seem so much more indulgent. I usually but the wax tarts or votive sampler candles to try a new fragrance before I invest in a larger candle. This also allows you to light several different candles and really create your own fragrance.
I love the smell of lemons and citrus fruits in general, and good quality scented candles always make my mouth water. This scent is no exception. The zesty lemon scent is noticeable as soon as you remove the packaging. The Country Lemonade candle is a very pale yellow color, and reminds me of homemade lemonade. The scent is very reminiscent of lemonade and once again is a true to life fragrance that has made Yankee Candles such a well known and respected brand. When I use the wax tarts, the scent travels well and I often get closer to 10 hours fragrance rather than the 8 hours stated. The scent is heavy enough to notice as you move from room to room but is not overpowering or sickly sweet. Unlike the Sparkling Lemon fragrance, this scent is more subtle and understated. Perfect for a lazy day or for entertaining in the spring or summer.
On the Yankee Candle website they state that the wax tarts give around 8 hours of fragrance and that the sampler votive candles give 15 hours of fragrance. For less than £2 each, this offers excellent value whilst allowing you to almost 'try before you buy'. The large jars, which cost around £19.99 offer 100=150 hours of fragrance is burned correctly. Whilst it may seem expensive for something that you are just going to burn, it is well worth the cost to have a little luxury in your life.
The candles can be purchased both in a variety of stores such as Clinton Cards and department stores, as well as online. The online sites offer very competitive prices but I would recommend smelling the candles yourself in the stores to see which ones you like before ordering them online.
Overall, I would say that this is an excellent summer fragrance that adds an extra something special to any day. The scent travels well and lingers even after the candle has been put out. It would be an excellent gift for anyone who loves citrus scents and would be perfect to burn if you have guests coming over.
I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I love for my home to smell nice and also have a love of scented candles but I am often left disappointed by the lack of fragrance that actually comes from most of them. The first Yankee candle wax tart that I treated myself to was Christmas Eve which was just wonderful. But recently with the weather taking a turn towards Spring I have been trying more fruity fragrances. At the weekend I decided to pop into Clintons Cards and found that they had some Yankee candles on sale so thought I would treat myself to some different fragranced wax tarts. There were a few different fragrances that I had previously heard of and wanted to try and luckily one of them, country lemonade was in the sale. As soon as I picked it up I could smell the wonderful zesty fragrance through the wrapper and just had to buy it.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores, Clintons cards and some independent stores. I actually paid just £0.60 for the Country Lemonade wax tart in Clintons as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer which I thought was a great bargain.
The Country Lemonade wax tart 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 two jugs of lemonade and lemons on 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 a 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 allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a very pale yellow colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the fruity, zesty fragrance of this tart through the wrapper before I had begun to remove it. The fragrance is just wonderfully fresh, fruity and reminded me of sherbet. 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 to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Country Lemonade tart as I stated before is quite a strong fragrance so almost as soon as the tart begins to melt you can smell the zesty lemon fragrance wafting through the room. Even my husband who is not normally very struck on fragranced candles or room fragrances commented on how nice the tart smelt. Yankee wax tarts are made with natural fruit extracts so do smell quite natural and not overly artificial. I live in an apartment which has quite a large open plan living area and the fragrance from the tart quickly spreads throughout the whole room leaving it smelling wonderful. I started to burn this tart last night and this morning I could still lightly smell the fragrance. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that with the stronger fragrances such as this they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again, 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.
Overall this is a another lovely scent from Yankee and one that I will certainly recommend and re-purchase. It's wonderful fresh, fruity fragrance is uplifting and makes my home smell fantastic and certainly makes me feel
uplifted. I think this is a lovely fragrance to burn on a summers evening as it is still quite strong but light and fresh too and certainly reminds me of drinking fresh lemonade on a hot summers day!
Yankee Candle Country Lemonade Lidded Tumbler
I am reviewing the above but Dooyoo only have one option for each Yankee scent.
This was one of my Christmas gifts but this one was from my daughter. I did quite well for both bath stuff and Yankee candles this year and so far I have only used a few of my gifts as we have been away for some time and so busy at others. However I have been enjoying this little scented candle in the jar for a week or so since we have returned home. As the house had been empty and not heated while we were away I was keen to get a bit of nice smell into the rooms so I chose some of my presents to burn to add a bit of welcome smell to our house again. It obviously worked as a friend popped around for a cuppa and as she came in she commented on the lovely fresh scent saying 'Something smells really lemony fresh in here.' I explained that it was one of my many gifts and that I really liked this range and I think I made a convert!!
I do love lemon and always have lemons and limes in my fruit bowl as my husband has a slice in his black tea and I use them in cooking in all sorts of dishes, both sweet and savoury. I do love walking through citrus orchards when in the Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and parts of France. The flowers smell divine and if you crunch the leaves they give off that strong citrus aroma too.
Yankee have several variations on the lemon and lime theme in their candles .I have a small jar of lavender combined with lemon which I find makes for a more lemon than lavender scent but the lavender makes the lemon more mellow rather than sharp. I find this is more obviously lemon in its fragrance but still isn't sharp at all. It has a creamy vanillary sort of scent which combines with the lemon.
This jar is like a short whiskey tumbler and comes with a flat silver coloured plastic lid. It is a glass tumbler which isn't as heavy as their glass jars are but it is glass and as such it is breakable so I still have to be very careful to keep it out of the reach of the grandchildren even when it isn't lit as it would certainly break if dropped on our tiled floor. It comes with a lid with a plastic seal around the edge to stop the scent escaping when it isn't in use.
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here in the UK.. They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby but I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive so tend to see if I can get bargains elsewhere. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few. Clintons Cards also often have special prices in specific scents which change from time to time so it is a good idea to pop in regularly to check.
My tumbler was not wrapped in any plastic at all and has a label on the front with the company name and the scent of the candle. The picture shows a few glasses of lemonade with slices of lemons and a few extra lemons around them as well as sprigs of mint to bring out the contrast in colour. The candle itself shows through the glass and it a very pretty yellow lemon colour. In order to use the candle you just open the lid and light the wick. I do find as the candle gets lower that I need to trim the wicks to stop them smoking but as the neck it quite wide I don't have the same problem fitting my fingers in to light it.
I do find that I have to regularly trim the wicks because when they are too long the candle smokes and I once got a nasty black mark on the wall and ceiling above where the mulled wine candle was burning. It wiped off easily with some cleaning spray but was a bit annoying so I have been more diligent since. The other thing I have discovered it that when you blow out the candle you cannot put the lid on straight away as the smoke makes the glass go black and smutty which is not attractive. Even when I don't put the lid on after burning the glass sometimes gets black looking so I wait till the candle has cooled then use a damp cloth to clean it.
A little safety lecture now. All candles are mini fires that can easily spread. Even though this is ina big jar and the wax at the bottom doesn't get hot at all it is ALWAYS sensible to put candles on heat proof surfaces. Heat from candles can damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put all my burners and any candles either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a candle when lit as the melted wax is very hot and can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I have been very pleased with the scent of this candle it is a fresh light fragrance that quickly fills a room with a welcoming clean fresh citrus orchard fragrance. This has a gentler scent than squeezed fresh lemons and reminds me a bit of lemonade so the name is quite apt really. I mean bottled lemonade rather than homemade freshly squeezed stuff. This is not an overly sweet smell but it is fruity and summery with a hint of blossom. It reminds me of pouring out lemonade for the children over ice in the summer
The fact that this is a refreshing uplifting scent means that it suits burning in a kitchen but also most downstairs rooms. I am not sure I'd chose it for a bedroom scent or even for my bathroom romantic or relaxing bath but it is a very pleasant and refreshing scent.
Thank you to my lovely daughter who chose very carefully a lovely gift for me and thanks to all the wonderful reviewers on these sites for introducing me to these gorgeous candles.
These tumblers are one of many scented options that Yankee do and they also sell reed diffusers which I have tried several of and find them excellent. I do like these jars and tumblers but they are quite expensive and I am quite concerned that it is going to get dropped and broken. I do very much like the little tarts and think they are a really good way of trying out a new scent.
On the whole these are average prices for Yankee options but they do vary quite a lot and it is worth keeping an eye open for special offers.
Wax Tart - lasts 8 hour duration costs 90p to £1-05 each.
Tea light scented candles which last about 4-6 hours per candle, you get 12 in a box for about £5-99
Votive candle lasts 15 hour duration costs £1-75 to £2
Small house warmer jar candle lasts about 25-40 hours costs about £7-99
Standard lidded glass tumbler lasts about 35-45 hours and costs about £8-99
Medium house warmer jar candle lasts about 60-75 hours and costs about £13-99
Medium 2 wick tumbler lasts about 45-50 hours and costs about £13-99
Large 2 wick tumbler last about 70-90 hours and costs about £17-50
Large house warmer jar candle which lasts about 100-150 hours and costs about £17-99
This candle burned pretty well throughout and there was only a small amount of wax left in the tumbler at the end of its life. I followed Nar's advice and popped the whole thing in the freezer and although it didn't pop out quite as easily as a tart does from a burner ,it came out. I then used this as a tart in my burner and got a good few more hours of scent from what was left. Waste not want not and it worked quite well I have found.
So thank you Yankee candles this is a very uplifting and refreshing aroma and one I would buy again.
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I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, although I tend to purchase my own candles 'in person' so I can take my time smelling the assortment of fragrances to make my selection. I will purchase my favourites online too, but usually only after I have had the opportunity to smell them for myself. I usually purchase my own candles in branches of Clinton Cards, or the 'Hallmark Cards' shop, and make repeat purchases online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk.
Most of the fragranced Yankee Candles come in a variety of formats and sizes so you can choose the one which suits your needs best. There are "Wax Tarts" available which are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts - which are the same as the ones shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo Page here - do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the wax tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
The other formats that I have tried out are all candles, which come in a variety of sizes:
Small "Sampler" Candles - Burn time up to 15 hours
Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
* (Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ March 2012). *
A fragranced candle that I purchased recently is the " Country Lemonade" in the Small Glass Jar format. I managed to get the candle discounted in a local (independent) gift shop, and paid only £5.50 for the candle which I thought was a great value price. The candle is of course available to buy in different formats such as tea lights and tumblers, as well as wax tarts and candle jars such as those listed above.
The "Small Glass Jar" is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
All the candles from the Yankee range have an attractive-looking label attached to the packaging, either stuck onto the glass jar or on the plastic cellophane wrapper, and the Country Lemonade Jar is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of what appears to be home-made lemonade in a glass jar with a glass of lemon-coloured lemonade appearing in the front. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in the case of the Country Lemonade Jar, the candle is a gorgeous pale lemon shade which ties in with the product perfectly.
Before the candle has even been lit, I can smell the strong aroma of lemon which is not at all bitter or sour in the way I had expected it to be. I was slightly worried that this particular candle from the Yankee range would be too over-powering for my own tastes, but this has not turned out to be the case at all.
When the candle is lit, the initial fragrance allowed to escape is quite strong, and the scent is really just pure lemon. I don't find it is over-powering as I said, although I think the initial fragrance does subside slightly once the candle has been lit for a short time. What meets this slightly 'tart' and 'acidic' lemon aroma is something much sweeter, and the two notes match each other perfectly, without one overtaking the other. The end result is a sweetly-scented lemon aroma that actually has a very delicate edge, and is not at all 'heady' or so dense that it hangs in the air and feels sickly. I find that the fragrance actually reminds me of those well known sweets "Sherbet Lemons" and the aroma feels quite nostalgic as a result.
The Country Lemonade candle is one that I find quite uplifting and slightly revitalising, without feeling it is shrieking in my ear or pounding on my head. During the cold, dark winter months in particular, I have found that this particular candle has felt quite therapeutic when used, creating a warming glow and light, summery aroma that is sure to lift anyone's spirits with its soothing scent.
The fragrance is one that I find lasts for quite a long time once the candle has been extinguished. Several other varieties of Yankee Candle that I have tried out have disappointed me in their fragrances' longevity, but in the case of the Country Lemonade candle, I find that the scent lingers in the room for several hours after it has been put out which pleases me as it makes the candle seem worth its slightly high price tag. I think when it comes to scented candles, you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Yankee Candles, I have found that whilst they may cost more than their rivals, the quality of their perfumes, and the longevity of the good-quality wax in their make up more than justifies their price tag.
I am delighted with the Country Lemonade Yankee Candle and it is one that I would definitely purchase again. Highly recommended from me!
As many of you will already be aware I am a massive fan of the Yankee Candle range which I only stumbled upon after reading lots of reviews of them! I tend to opt for the wax tarts which are basically a wickless piece of wax designed to be melted in a burner over the heat of a tea light candle and my latest purchase was a country lemonade tart.
Now the reason I purchase wax tarts is because at around a pound or so they offer a cheap way in which to sample a fragrance. I have also found though that the fragrance seems to be more concentrated in the tarts than in the more expensive glass jar candles for some reason too so it makes sense to spend less and have a stronger scent I think.
The country lemonade wax tart comes packed tightly in a plastic shrink wrap and has a label on the front which features the product name as well as a picture of some freshly made lemonade next to some lemons. Immediately the label makes me think of a hot summer's day which is odd really as I have never tried home made lemonade! Still, thinking of summer is a good thing and so I was looking forward to trying this one, especially with the weather being as shocking as it has been for a while!
I always find with wax tarts that I need to cut off the plastic packaging and once I had done this I noticed a sweet lemon fragrance even before I had begun to melt the wax. Once the tart was melting in my tart burner I could really smell the country lemonade fragrance which I have to say is really lovely and sweet. The lemon fragrance isn't tart at all which you might expect and it actually quite reminds me of sherbet lemon sweets! What I really like about this fragrance is as a tart burns you do tend to notice it less as you become used to the fragrance being around but with this one the scent seems to creep up on me from time to time which is really refreshing!
A wax tart gives around eight hours of fragrance and I would say I have had slightly more than this from mine but the fragrance has become very weak now. I think this is a gorgeous fragrance which sparks feelings of summer time for me and as such it is one of my favourite scents so far and one I would definitely buy again. Should you be interested in purchasing the product I can advise that they are widely available online but in some gift shops and garden centres too for around a pound or so.
Thank you for reading my review!
As a family we love to burn scented candles as not only do they make the home smell divine but they also help to mask the aroma of whiffy dog! Me and my mum absolutely adore the company Yankee Candle as they produce some of the finest fragrances we have ever encountered; other brands do just not compare. During the spring and summer months we tend to burn fresh and zingy fragrances whilst autumn and winter calls for more rich, fruity and spicy aromas. Country Lemonade is one fragrance that we tried recently as we were getting tired of those delightful cookie smells and wanted something a bit brighter for the upcoming spring. I personally am quite fond of citrus smells so was quite looking forward to burning this one particularly.
I am a fan of Yankee Candle tarts more than anything as they are cheap and so I am able to sample a variety of different fragrances rather than tie myself to one big but costly candle; the subject of our review today proved to be a delight to burn and it took no time at all for a really fresh and tangy smell of lemons to fill the room. The fragrance itself was refreshing with a big and noticeable zing of lemon; there was also a lovely hint of sweetness to it and for some reason I began to reminisce about sherbet lemons as it was burning! My mum was also very pleased with the fragrance as she was half dreading it smelling like some sort of kitchen surface cleaner!
The fragrance is really uplifting and bright and the lemon is strong but not overbearingly sour as there is a sugary undertone to the whole aroma. Country Lemonade smells natural, not artificial in any way and I think it will be absolutely delicious come summer time. A gorgeous citrus fragrance that really does smell like good old fashioned lemonade; Yankee hit the nail on the head with this one as it does exactly what it says on the tin (or in this case, tart!)
I love scented candles, and from late autumn and all through winter, I like to burn Christmassy fragrances that are usually cinnamon and spice based. Once Christmas is over, however, I generally have gotten fed up with the smell of cinnamon and want something else.
Country Lemonade was one of four new fragrances that Yankee brought out in Spring 2011. Last summer I had one of the large jars and really loved it. I was going to wait until summer again before buying this as it's not really a wintery type of scent, but I couldn't wait any longer. I figured that since in a few weeks time the first signs of Spring would be showing (hopefully!), it was as good a time as any to start burning something with a fresher, less spicy fragrance.
As with the majority of other Yankee Candles, this comes in small, medium and large housewarmer jars, various sizes of tumbler, and the wax tarts which you can use in a burner.
I have the large 22oz jar. I feel that they are the best value for money of all the Yankee Candle sizes - and admittedly at around £18.99, they would need to be. The large glass jar is safe and stylish as always, with the glass lid being handy to extinguish the candle rather than blowing it out yourself.
I like the photo on the front of this candle very much. It's a picture of glass pitchers full of lemon slices and homemade-looking cloudy lemonade. It looks very rustic and homely, and conjures up images of countryside lemonade stalls at a local fair. The wax itself is a pale lemon colour.
The smell is very lemony, obviously. Fresh and zingy, with a hint of sweetness from the lemonade aspect. I don't like sweet scents at all, they give me a headache and make me feel nauseous. I don't have that problem with this scent whatsoever. Yes it's sweeter smelling than, for example, the Sparkling Lemon Yankee Candle, but it's subtle and in no way overwhelming.
Within 10 minutes or so of lighting this, the smell filtered around my living room. It is quite a light fragrance; not thick or cloying, but yet still fills the house with fragrance. It's as long burning (about 90 hours or so) as other candles in the range, too.
I love this candle. It's undeniably a fragrance for better weather than this time of year, but Yankee Candles have such good burning time that I know I will still be burning this just as Spring is kicking in.
I burn scented candles regularly, and particularly like the Yankee candle range. I have tried several of their vast range of scents and Country Lemonade is one of my favourites.
The candle comes in tart form, tealights, and the traditional housewarmer jars in 3 sizes, 3.7oz, 14oz and 22oz. They are also available in the newer style tumbler jars. They are available from card and gift shops, numerous online stores, and there are also many ebay shops selling these at fairly competitive prices, it's worth shopping around as the can vary in price by quite a lot.
I purchased the medium 14oz jar for my kitchen, from an ebay shop at a cost of £13.99 including postage and packaging. I particularly like the housewarmer jars, they are easy to use, there is no mess of wax and really like the traditional, quaint little jars they come in. The candle is pale, creamy lemon in colour, and the label shows a picture of fresh lemons and a traditional Lemonade jug, and describes the scent as 'The perfect summer refresher with its bright lemony aroma and just the right touch of sweetness'.
I would say this description is pretty accurate, the scent was very fresh, and smelled of zesty lemon with a hint of sugary sweetness, taking away the usual sharpness associated with lemon. It smelled good enought eat. It is perfect for a kitchen, I think, as I hate anything floral scented in my kitchen, and I found burning this for an hour or so eliminated any cooking smells. The smell is strong but not overpowering, and several people commented on how lovely the kitchen smelled even after it was extinguished, as the scent lingered for a while afterwards.
I burned this almost every evening for approximately 1.5 hours at a time, and the candle last around 2 months, these jars are expected to burn for 65-90 hours, so again, quite an accurate description of burn time.
I will definately buy this again for my kitchen, it's a really lovely fragance and although pricey, worth every penny!
==Yankee Candle Country Lemonade Wax Tart==
Having had great success with the other recent Yankee Lemon Tart purchase when I saw this slightly different lemon fragrances one I snapped at the chance to give this a go as well. I always thought I didn't really like lemon but as it turns out it is such a nice fragrance to have in and around the house.
==Price and Availability==
My local shop where I do most of my Yankee Candle purchases sell their tarts at a very competitive price of 90 pence each but the tarts have a RRP of £1.10p and as with most thing that prices do vary depending on where you buy them from.
This tart isn't a new one so it seems like it is widely available and it must be a favourite as I have seen it in most of the stockists I have been into and online you can pick it up again very easily.
==Look and Design==
The tart has a really nice look to it as with most of these Yankee Tarts as they draw you in even before you have a smell of them. This tart is a very light colour lemon when compared to the other recent lemon tart I tried this looks to be a lot more subtle in colour and possibly aroma but I decided on giving it a try anyway.
On taking a little sniff of the tart through the plastic cellophane wrapper I got an nice amount of the fragrance from the wax disc and this was enough to make my mind up that I would be buying it. The light lemon aroma was sweet and refreshing and I knew I would be adding this tart to my already jam packed hands!
The first thing I did once at home was to cut a small amount of the wax disc off the tart and let the crumbled wax melt within my burner. This didn't take long as per usual and I did notice that once I had removed the tart from the cellophane I got the lemon scent I had smelt whilst it was wrapped up a lot stronger and I really liked it.
It seems like a wonderful summer scent as it is such an uplifting and fresh aroma which has a touch of coolness to it. The citrus aroma of the lemons are mixed with just the right amount of sweetness to make it a light and enjoyable aroma which seems to float around the house filling it with the pleasant smell very easily. It has a good amount of longevity too as hours after burning I can still smell the tarts aromas in the flat and this is a really good things and as usual makes buying one of these tarts a far better idea than buying a canned air freshener.
==My Overall Opinion==
I really love this Yankee Candle Country Lemonade Tart. They have managed to capture a really good mix of scents within this one wax disc and make it smell wonderful and last in the air well. The fresh zingy aromas really gives my flat a fresh clean smell which everyone I feel would enjoy.
For less than £1 this really is a nice little treat for myself and the home and this is one scent that I am certainly going to be putting on my "to buy again" list. It has everything anyone would want from a room fragrance and for this reason I feel that nothing but a top score of 5 out of 5 stars will do for it.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.