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Friday, January 03, 2014

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Yankee Wax Tarts Review

Don't judge me (okay you can but not too harshly) but I am sick of festive scented or aimed products for that matter and have stored them away for next Christmas. A new year means out with the old and in with the new. As I normally dedicate the first week of the year to sprucing and tidying up the home I purchased a few fresh and clean scented Yankee Wax tarts to help me on my way..



Yankee Wax Tarts

Before I share my thoughts on my new additions I do want to say that I will no longer be recommending eBay as my go to source for wax tarts after receiving a few sub par tarts in the recent months. Typically speaking I find Yankee's Wax Tarts to offer the strongest scent throw in the entire Yankee family but I have received a good few dud ones recently. I have no real idea what is going on - maybe they are old stock but for now I only rate Yankee Candle - link for online purchases as they are the official stockist and of course physical vendors such as Clinton Cards, Debenhams etc as you can test them so to speak in person.

Yankee Wax Tarts

Anyway tales of wax woe aside here are my new additions - Clean Cotton and Fluffy Towels which truthfully are not all that dissimilar in scent. Both have an almost fabric softener type fragrance making them perfect to burn throughout the day or to "clean up" the air after cooking. Out of the two I do prefer Clean Cotton as it is slightly stronger but Fluffy Towels is not without its charm - it reminds me of generic white bubble bath sometimes...odd! To help make the long Scottish winter a little more bearable I do rely heavily on fruity based scents and my firm favourites include Mango Peach Salsa - tutti fruity by any other name, Sparkling Lemon - a bright almost lemonade type offering and Vanilla Lime which reminds me of freshly baked Key Lime Pie but with added zest. Not pictured but well worth investing in is Pink Sands, it is bright, slightly fruity yet sleepy at the same time. For £1.25 they are a great pick me you really can't go wrong.

In case you are interested my wax tart burner was from eBay (£5.06 inc p&p) - link   now back to my pre-Spring clean...no rest for the wicked eh!
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20 comments:

  1. I am burning mango peach salsa right now and it is so strong, almost verging on headache inducing actually. I'd be interested in hearing about your ebay experience! xxx

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  2. I love those little Yankee Candle Tarts. I've got the Sparkling Lemon one and also a Pink Dragongfruit I'm really looking foward to trying. :)

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  3. oh thank God I found someone who thinks like me :) I also spruce up the house as I think January means a new year and a new start :) I love the yankee tarts I am burning the Clean Cotton one its absolutely well...Clean remionds me of the beach somehow though :) I love it :)
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  4. I am not judging you, these are lovely!
    http://shadeofredblog.com

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  5. The little owl burner is so cute. I have three of these yankee tarts at the moment. Mango peach salsa is lovely!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  6. I love burning tarts. It always makes the house feel so cozy! And what an adorable owl burner!

    xo www.glazedoverbeauty.com

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  7. Mango Peach Salsa has been my favourite Yankee scent all year! In fact, I've been through at least three of the large tumblers because I love it so much :( I burn the fruity ones in my bedroom and the cleaner, fresher ones like clean cotton in my bathroom :) Yay for Yankee!! :D
    - Jem
    unebellemasquerade.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love both Clean Cotton and Fluffy Towels!
    Can't wait to see what new scents they bring out..
    Know what you mean about eBay, I think I've had a few duds too! :(

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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  9. I'm going crazy over your owl burner! I have a plug-in owl burner, but it's not nearly as cute as yours!

    The Vanilla Lime sounds the most appealing to me. I just popped in a new Pomegranate wax tart that I received for Christmas--I can't wait to see how it smells. The holiday ones just don't tickle my fancy (at all, really).

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  10. I love the Yankee Tarts - they give off so much scent & I can smell them even when their not burning. I really like their sweet scents & also citrus ones too. Your Owl burner is so cute
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  11. Clean cotton is lovely, I have that one as an air freshener in my car too! So fresh :-)

    http://sweatyourselfbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  12. I had Clean Cotton tealights and in the end I detested the smell - too much bleachy for me.

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  13. This Wax Burner is so cute, i have a tiny obsession with owls so this is perfect.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  14. My current favourite is beach flowers. Which is a more subtle fragrance but really nice. I to am a huge fan of vanilla lime. I need to go tart shopping.

    http://laurasarahdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Have you tried Yankee Direct? They're legit and they do 10 for 8 on wax tarts. :)
    Imogen's Typewriter. <3

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  16. The mango and peach salsa and sparkling lemon ones sound perfect for me, I much prefer fruiter scents.
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  17. I got one of these for christmas too! My little owl's head is too small though so if I put in a full tart it overflows with wax a bit. I got loads of different flavour tarts and I can't wait to try them!
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. My sister bought me that tart burner as one of my Christmas presents & I love it.

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  19. Pink Sands is my absolute favourite. Another scent of note is Black Coconut, it is divine.

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