Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My favourite festive Yankee Candle wax tarts


Hello!
Around this time of the year most of us like to light candles around the house to add cosiness to our Winter-y, cold evenings and I'm not exception. Candles give such a lovely atmosphere to the room and that's what I'm most excited about when first Autumnal evenings come around. And I love scented candles, especially Yankee ones as there are so many scents to choose from and are much more affordable than other branded scented candles.
But a few months ago, during Summer time I bought some of the wax tarts as I wasn't so keen on burning a big jar candle on a hot evening and I was absolutely hooked. When they melt they release such an intense aroma that I don't think a candle can compare, at least the ones I've tried.
They are very cheap, costing between £1-1.50 which means I can try as many scents as I wish without breaking the bank and needing a massive place to store jars of candles. Of course the lasting power is quite short comparing to candles, on Yankee website they state wax tarts burn up to 8 hours, in my experience I'd say that is the time when the scent is really intense but you can still burn it after that time with the aroma being subtle. I normally melt one wax tart for 3-4 evenings ( each evening around 3-4 hours). The 4th time it will be just a light fragrance in the room but still detectable.
 
I've been trying different festive scents over the past couple of months and I've chosen my favourite to share with you. I don't normally go for the very sweet scents as they make me feel kind of sick but I do have one from this category and I like it :)
 
 
Christmas Eve - described as "scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits" and that what it is , it smells a bit sweet but not too sugary with a bit of freshness to it, love it!
 
Red Apple Wreath - "festive aroma of sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts and maple", it has this freshness of apple but there are noticeable aromas of Winter-y spices, delicious and very festive!
 
The next tarts are from the Yankee Candle range called Simply Home and they're available in many supermarkets, I pick them up from my local Asda, but they are still the same high quality, I haven't noticed any difference in those tarts and the 'original' ones.
 
Holiday Magic - this is my favourite of the bunch, for me it's a Christmas in a scent :) It smells of fresh pine and mulled wine together, amazing! It's fresh but also warm and cosy, if that makes sense :)
 
Frosted Spruce - this is gorgeous, it smells of fresh pine, the one that you just brought home right from the woods, love it!
 
Christmas treats - this is my least favourite but I still like it even though it smells sweet, vanilla-like but with some nice spice like ginger and cinnamon, very Christmas-y :) Similar to the 'original' Christmas Cookie candle but less sugary. When I'm burning it my house smells absolutely delicious and I just want to bake those delicious cookies which I don't as I am terrible at baking, haha.
 
 
To use the wax tarts you need, obviously, wax tart melt when you put the tart on the top part and light the tea light underneath for the wax to melt. There are so many wax burners to choose from that everyone can find one they like. I have personally three different ones so I can have a different scent in every room if I wish. When the wax tart looses most of its aroma you simply wait for it to get solid again and push it out of the wax burner. If it's one of my favourite scents I like to keep it my clothes drawers or wardrobe for subtle aroma in there.
 
What about you? Do you use wax tarts or prefer to burn scented candles?
 
Dagmara
xxx

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  1. I was just looking at these at the weekend and I thought about getting some and something to burn them in but decided not too as I wasn't sue how good they would be. After reading this I wish I had :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. They're really great! They give really strong aroma, I'm obsessed with them :) x

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  2. I also love Yankee candles so this sounds amazing. I'm just worried about my little one trying to get her mitts on it haha, but I am definitely intrigued :D great review! Love the sound of the scents you picked up x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I know what you mean, that's why I normally burn any candles in the evening when my boys are not around :) I keep my wax burner on a higher shelf where they can't reach :) The wax tarts are so cheap that they are definitely worth picking up and trying all the scents! xx

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  3. I haven't tried any of the wax melts but they sound like a fab idea! I like that they are so affordable and you can try loads of different scents. I normally burn candles but think I will definitely give the wax melts a go! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. That's what makes me love them so much as they're so cheap I can try all the scents :) xx

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  4. Haha you made me laugh with your baking skills :) I am not good at it neither! Now I have my favourite candle of all time burning (I splurge on a Jo Malone one) but I will try these as soon as mine gets empty. It's also a great alternative for a room or a home office.

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | TOO FACED GIVEAWAY

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    1. Good for you! Enjoy it! I don't think I could justify spending too much money on a candle but if I received as a gift it would be lovely :) x

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  5. I have the candle of Christmas Eve and it's just lovely - Yankee are amazing this time of year :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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    1. They are a fantastic brand! So many scents and they always come up with those seasonal versions :) x

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  6. I love Yankee Candle! I really need to try the fresh pine one. I love the jars as they last a long time and I like the way they look, but the wax tarts sound great for trying out different fragrances as they're so affordable. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. That's what I like the most about the tarts that I can try all the scents :) And if I love something the most than I buy the large jar :) x

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  7. I love Christmas Eve and Red Apple Wreath. Such lovely scents. Have you tried Fireside Treats? It's my favourite!! Sooo good! Give it a sniff next time you're near one of their shops. I bet you'll love it too. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I haven't tried Fireside treats, I will check it out :) Christmas Eve smells sooo good :) xx

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