Monday, July 21, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #23: A Bunch of Yankee Candle Tarts

I have a few Yankee tarts that I have been meaning to use up recently, so I am going to quick-style review them for you now. I remain unimpressed, unfortunately, because I want to like Yankee.
Like delicate keepsakes from the sea...the lovely scent of tuberose, lily and hyacinth blossoms balanced with soft watery notes.
Yankee Candle's Beach Flowers
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 5.5/10
Throw Rating5/10
Overall Rating5.5/10; look at this adorable label! Do not be deceived, that's how they suck you in to buy your products. This was just okay, one of the highest rated of the set I melted. Unfortunately, this only had a slight beach-powdery scent and nothing discernibly flowers. Medium throw, and this was crumbly for some reason! Usually, they come out of the wrapper really easy, but this was such a pain. I left this in the warmer because I was too lazy to change it out, but it didn't matter.
Artisanal honey is savored by those in search of flavors that delight on many levels. In that same way, this beautiful blend of flower nectar, honey musk, freesia and woods makes this rich fragrance both full and delicate. Don't be surprised to find its muskily sweet fine fragrance lends itself to delight afternoons of daydreaming.
Yankee Candle's Honey Blossom
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 6/10
Throw Rating5.5/10
Overall Rating6/10; the best of a very depressing bunch. Sweet floral but didn't leave much to the imagination. It sort of smelled like something LUSH-y, like something I've smelled in the past. Throw still not stellar or above average. Cute packaging again. Still, low throw, had to be in the bathroom to smell this. Lasted 4 hours.
Yankee Candle's Fresh Comfort
Cold Rating4/10
Lit Rating: 2/10
Throw Rating3/10
Overall Rating3.5/10; NOPE. This smelled like some sort of medical cream combined with the aroma of a thousand bathrooms. Nothing about this was towels or comfort or clean, it was just awkward to smell. Lowest throw of the bunch, but the cold sniff was off-putting. When I would lean in to smell this while melting, I got that weird cream scent. UGH, nasty. I only melted this for an hour because I wanted to move on.
Remember those sweet summer days of childhood innocence when the backyard was big enough to hold all your adventures? This nostalgic fragrance, with its warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields will bring you back to those happy days. The fresh, green notes call to mind the outdoors and remind you slow and appreciate life's little moments. This scent, with its sweet, young floral essence, is anything but old-fashioned despite its nostalgic tendencies.
Yankee Candle's Summer Wish
Cold Rating: 4.5/10
Lit Rating: 4.5/10
Throw Rating4/10
Overall Rating4.5/10; AGHHHHHH, THEIR LABELS ARE SO CUTE. I am such a sad sucker when it comes to cute labels or designs. *blush* Anywho, this was nice, but light. I liked it because it really did smell like a field of greens and flowers with Yankee's really good dewy scent, but again, the lightness contributed to it not being awesome. It's disconcerting when you pay money for a lot of tarts and they just suck, you know? This stayed in the warmer for 5ish hours.

6 comments:

  1. I like that you've added the scent descriptions. =)

    I've never had luck with Yankee tarts. Maybe it's because we go to a Yankee outlet and items there could be ancient, but I've heard plenty of other people say they don't have luck with the tarts. Last time we went to the outlet we got votives instead.

    ~Deb

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    1. You inspired my adding scent descriptions! :)

      I don't think it's just because of the outlet, I think they are genuinely a poor product now. Their candles used to be fantastic, and now on top of the tarts, those suck, too. It's a shame!

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  2. I feel the same Lauren. I got a handful of beachy tarts from Yankee but none of them threw well. I assume it is because I don't use tea lights. But maybe they just don't throw well at all.

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    1. Yankee used to be so much better as opposed to how they are now. It's sad to see how far they have fallen as far as consistency and throw. *sigh* Oh well, vendors are the way to go from now on!

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  3. Are those toilet paper rolls on the Fresh Comfort label?? Of this bunch I've only tried the Summer Wish votive and had to stick my nose right into the holder to smell anything. What a bummer you ended up with so many duds :(

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    1. I thought they were totally toilet paper rolls, but figured to myself, "what company in their right mind would market a scent this way!?" LOL! Summer Wish was a nice one, if only it had been strong. Maybe it'll turn up on a vendor website eventually!

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