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First try Yankee Candle Wax Tarts

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So after my post about the first time I tried Yankee Candle votives. I decided to try Yankee Candle wax tarts because I heard that they have a stronger scent throw then votives. Only one way to find out if that’s true.

Ordering

Sadly there wasn’t any online store that carried all of the scents I’m looking to try, because some of them are limited editions. So I decided to go with the one that had the most in stock which was YankeeCandleStore. The Yankee Candle wax tarts cost € 1.99 each.

Ordered – friday 23 oct | Shipped – friday 23 oct | Received – monday 26 oct

Shipping cost € 5.50 which is a little higher then the other stores. Everything was packaged in a thick envelope with cardboard in it to keep the wax safe.  YankeeCandleStore also has a physical store in Den Haag called My Store which I would love to visit one day. They even included a small Yankee Candle tea light. Sadly they didn’t tell me what scent it is.

Scent

These descriptions of the scents are on cold sniff because I’m not gonna burn them all in one day. Sometimes the smell changes when you burn them. My favourite on cold sniff is Strawberry Buttercream, it just smells so good even though Vanilla Lime is a close second.

  • Angels Wings
    This smells so different then all of the other scents that I bought. It smells really fresh and clean like a freshly cleaned house with flowers on the table.
  • Black Coconut
    This smells totally different than what I expected. It doesn’t smell like coconut at all when it isn’t burned. It smells very rich and luxurious, not your typical coconut scent that you get in coconut body lotion.
  • Christmas Cookie
    This smells really yummy like actual christmas cookies. It reminds me a little of snowflake cookie but with a less sugary scent.
  • Strawberry Buttercream
    Smells like strawberries and whipped cream really yummy.
  • Summer Scoop
    Smells like strawberry ice cream. It’s a great summer smell.
  • Vanilla Lime
    Smells like lemon slush puppy, or a summery Iced drink with lemon in it. I can’t really smell the vanilla.
  • Snowflake cookie
    Smells like icing that you put on freshly baked cookies.

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Wax Tart vs Votive

I ordered Snowflake Cookie again. I tried this scent in a votive before but since the scent wasn’t that noticeable so I decided to give it another try in a wax tart. Here are the results after burning both the votive and wax tart in my bedroom which is about 3 by 3 meter.

Votive | I had to really put my nose above it to even pick up the scent while burning it in my bedroom.

Wax tart | I smelled it almost instantly and I could smell it easily from the other corner of the room.

Disclaimer: For some people the votive does have a good scent throw so I might just have had a bad one.

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Yankee Candle wax tart burning tips

Here are some tips I picked up while researching.

  • You can cut the wax tart in 4 pieces so you can enjoy it longer and change scents more often, just cut a small piece off.
  • To remove the wax tart from your burner put it in the freezer for 5 minutes or put a little hot water on it and let it sit a few minutes. After that you can easily pop it out with a knife.
  • A whole wax tart has an average life span of 8 hours. After that it might start smelling funny or the scent will just be gone.

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Wax Burner & Plate

The wax burner I use I recently purchased from DecoPlein XXL for € 7,95. It is from the ScentChips brand, a brand that sells a different kind of wax chips. You don’t need an actual Yankee Candle burner, just a cheap one is fine. Some stores in the Netherlands where you can pick up wax burners are Xenos and Action.

The plate that I put under my burner is from Action. It was only € 1,99. You don’t actually need a plate under it but I like it because I had some trouble with an old wax burner that the tea light fell out of while trying to blow it out so better safe then sorry.

Have you ever tried Yankee Candle? What’s your favourite scent?

26 Oct 2015 | 10 Comments

Comments

  1. Fabienne says:

    Ik vind Yankee Candle een heerlijk merk!

  2. Dinja says:

    Oeh ze lijken me allemaal wel lekker :D
    Ik ben helemaal weg van die wax dingen dus ik moet die ook wel een keertje gaan kopen ^_^
    Strawberry Buttercream lijkt me wel de lekkerste van allemaal!

  3. Like the first photo :)

    Maria V.

  4. Irene says:

    Amazing post dear! Have a nice day :)

  5. zsuzsanna says:

    I love your tart burner! I like the candles, but scince I discovered the wax tarts Im converted ^^

  6. Wat een leuke post, ben echt weg van je brander. Ik ben ook van de kaarsen afgestapt, omdat ze gewoon nauwelijks ruiken in huis. Toevallig 2 weken terug bij My Store in Den Haag geweest. Zeker leuk om eens heen te gaan, leuke eigenaresse, veel keus en gewoon een erg schattig winkeltje. Vooralsnog zijn Candy Cane Lane en Kilimanjaro Nights mijn favorieten.

    1. Sann (admin) says:

      Dankje, ben er heel blij mee. Ja zo zonde he, heb je een mooie kaars ruik je er niks van, wax tarts zijn dan wel iets meer werk maar je ruikt het zo veel beter.

      Ah wat leuk dat je er bent geweest, ik wil er ook echt een keer heen. Zoveel handiger als je de geuren ook echt kan ruiken, online bestellen is altijd maar een beetje gokken. Ik ben erg benieuwd naar Candy Cane Lane en Kilimanjaro Nights, ik ga die zeker even ruiken als ik binnenkort een keer naar die winkel ga :)

      1. Sorry, ik bedoel de Kilimanjaro Stars. Wel TOTAAL anders hoor, heel kruidig :).
        Candy Cane Lane is echt fantastisch.. Beetje zoet, maar met een noot van pepermunt. Ik vind ‘m echt fan-tas-tisch!

        Ik durfde inderdaad ook niet zo goed online te bestellen omdat geurbeschrijvingen vaak toch anders zijn dan de geur zelf. Kwam via google op dat winkeltje en heb echt genoten. Drie kwartier lang alleen maar lopen snuffen daar, haha! Veel plezier alvast!
        En anders is kadoshopdeduizendpoot.nl ook een leuke site, die heeft nog meer fijne merken waaronder Kringle Candle, Goose Creek en WoodWick <3

        1. Sann (admin) says:

          Ik denk dat ik daar ook echt niet binnen 5 minuten klaar ben :P Echt alles ruiken enzo. Die site die je noemt had ik ook bekeken maar alle wax die ik aanklikte om te bestellen was uitverkocht helaas :( Ben wel heel erg benieuwd naar die andere merken die ze er hebben. Had over Goose Creek ook veel goede dingen gelezen.

  7. Strawberry Buttercream lijkt me heeeeerlijk :D

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