Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Yankee Candle Obsession

Yankee Candles are my favourite. I love the colours, the scents, the names. Everything! I'm yet to buy one of the massive jars, but one thing I'm obsessed with buying is the wax tarts. They're £1.35 at a local homeware store and I find they last a really long time!

While in the aforementioned store I heard the lady explain that the wax tarts give off the most powerful scent. You may be wondering why, considering they're so tiny? It's because the more wax that melts the stronger the scent. And with one of these bad boys, it all melts rather than a big jar just has the middle little circle in the middle. 

Anyway, I bought my burner at Dunelm Mill for £1.99 a while ago, and it's literally perfect for what I need it for! Admittedly it's not the most attractive thing you've ever seen, but I'm not too worried about that. I tend to stick an unscented tealight in the bottom and break off half a wax tart and put it in the top ( as this tart burner isn't very big.)

Rookie error alert - The first time I used this, I put the whole thing in, and just let it burn. Little did I realise that 5 minutes later, the top was overflowing. Boiling wax everywhere - thank goodness I placed this on a little plate beforehand! 

My favourite scents at the moment have to be: Fruit Fusion, Pineapple Cilantro and Bahama Breeze. Which are definitely the most summery scents ever. They're all really fragrant and fruity which is great!

Which are your favourite Yankee Candle scents?
Do you go for the wax tarts or the large jars?

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28 comments :

  1. I've never used the wax tarts before, but i'm more tempted after your post. I bought coconut lime candle the other day, and i think it's my favourite smell yet.

    Sarah x
    moyespace.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooh, really?
      I'll definitely have to have a look for that one!xx

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  2. I am obsessed with yankee candles.
    I cant wait to buy the yankee candle advent calendar!
    A FASHION FIX

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    1. Me too, they're just so lovely!
      Aaaah, it looks so cute!xx

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  3. I haven't used any wax tarts before, but I've been wanting to try them for ages! I have a really bad habit of going into shops and smelling them all I think it's about time I bought some :)

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should give one a go!
      Aaaah, yeah!xx

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  4. I LOVE Yankee candles but I am more of a jar girl, never tried the tarts but they sounds good :)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. Me too!
      Aaaah, you should definitely try one (or three!)xx

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  5. I always use the large jars, but I might start using the tarts. I just need to find a nice burner as I haven't really seen any I like!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. Oooh, really?
      Yeah, that's always a mission!xx

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  6. Oooh I feel so late to the boat because I didn't know what these little 'tarts' were- thought they were tealights. Will have to pick some up next time :)

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    1. Aaaah, yeah, they're definitely worth buying!xx

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  7. fruit fusion sounds amazing! do they have any Christmassy scents?
    saida x

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  8. I'm glad I am not the only one with a Yankee Candle I am obsessed. I love the samplers too which you can pick up for cheap. Vanilla cupcake is one of my faves :))
    www.becka-thisismyworld.blogspot.com
    Becka x

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    1. Yaay!
      Oooh, I'll have to have a look at the samplers!xx

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  9. I love yankee candles! I think baby powder is my absoloute favorite!
    I didn't think the wax tarts would be any good, but I might have to try them now!
    Loved this post cutie!
    xox

    hannahmckeever.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too!
      I'll have to give that one a sniff!
      Yeah, they're definitely worth a try!
      Thank you!!!xx

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  10. I love Yankee Candle. My favourites are mango peach salsa, cinnamon stick and summer scoop.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  11. I've never tried yankee candle but I said undercover boss where the CEO of yankee candle is on TV!

    x

    holaflo.blogspot.com

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  12. I have been meaning to get a wax burner for ages. I love yankee candles so much, their scents are so powerful x

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  13. Never used a wax tart before but I probably should! I get so frustrated that my scented tea lights and jars burn out so quickly, so this sounds like the perfect thing for me :) will have to give them a go! xoxo

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  14. I love Yankee candles! I think my favourite is cookie dough although I love the winter collection ones, they smell delicious!

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    1. Me too!
      Oooh, I don't think I've ever smelt that one - definitely on my list now!
      Yeah, I love Christmas Eve!xx

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