Many of my past reviews on Yankee candles and their products have been on fragrances that have been around for a while so for a change I thought I'd be bang up to date with my latest Yankee review and write one for a brand new fragrance that has just been launched and has only just started to make an appearance in the shops. Yankee bring out new scents to reflect the seasons or for special events and Fruit Fusion which I'm going to cover here is from their Summer 2012 collection, it's not widely available online yet with many internet retailers only taking pre-orders for this and the others that make up the collection but it seems to be available in some off-line Yankee stockists and I bought mine along with another new scent only the other day.
As I usually explain when I write Yankee reviews I tend to primarily buy the wax tarts when I'm discovering a new scent as they don't cost too much money yet provide plenty of fragrance, if I end up liking what I've bought then that's a bonus and I'll know to look out for it again at a later date or rebuy it again but in a more expensive format. If a fragrance is not one that I like then it's only cost me a little bit of money to find that out and as I've yet to hate any of the fragrances that have been produced I consider them to be a cost effective way of trying out something new whilst at the same time providing a welcoming and warm atmosphere in my home.
Yankee's Wax Tarts
I'll mention briefly about wax tarts and what they are as there may be some people who may be wondering how they differ from traditional candles that have wicks. A wax tart is basically a solid piece of wax which has been infused with essential oils and fragrances, they are designed to be melted on a tart burner by a lit tea light and once the wax has reached a liquid state they release their fragrances into the air around the burner. I use them a lot to stop my home from smelling stale, I have dog and I smoke so am aware that there are times when my home can smell a little on the fusty side and as it's not always possible to open my windows and let some fresh air circulate around, especially during the winter months, I tend to use products that can eliminate any bad odours.
Wax tarts from Yankee Candles tend to have around 8 hours worth of fragrance infused into them and nowadays cost around £1.20, they're uniformly the same shape but come in an array of colours and are all made from high quality wax that melts easily. There are a huge amount of fragrances to choose from that should suit anybody's taste and this review is specifically for Fruit Fusion as mentioned in my opening introduction.
As shown in my photograph, Fruit Fusion is orange in colour and I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to like it. Even through the cellophane wrapper I could smell a fruity combination of citrus and Orange notes and I began to melt it as soon as I got it home. After 10 minutes or so the fragrance began to build in intensity and I was immediately put in mind of a refreshing Summertime citrus drink, there are obvious Orange and Lime notes which have a deeper sweet undertone of what smells like Strawberries and I couldn't decide if this reminded me of Starburst chews or a citrus ice lolly.
It's a very sweet fragrance with fruity highlights and a sweet edge, certainly very delicious and is a definite Summer fragrance for when the weather is warm and the sky is free from clouds. Fruit Fusion is a fragrance that can't fail to be noticed and even though I had mine melting in my kitchen I could smell it all over my home as it travelled from room to room and whilst it is rather strong in intensity it didn't become too overpowering or overly sickly-sweet although I do have to admit that you would need to be fond of fruity fragrances to appreciate this one as it is rather in-your-face and could never be described as subtle. I allowed the wax of mine to solidify after my first tea light burnt itself out and this seemed to extend the overall lifespan of my wax tart as I had mine melting and solidifying over the course of a couple of days earlier this week. I used 5 tea lights in total over 2 days so easily got over 10 hours worth of fragrance from my single wax tart and when you consider that it only cost me £1.20 I thought I got exceptional value for money for the amount of fragrance I got from mine.
I can definitely see this being one that I buy again although I do think that the fragrance suits the wax tart format rather than as a larger candle, I can't see the bigger formats having the same intensity or strength as a wax tart does and for me it's a fragrance that should be experienced at its strongest. I always say in my Yankee reviews that I tend to favour the sweet, fruity fragrances that Yankee have to offer and in Fruit Fusion I think I've found my new favourite, it certainly appealed to me and I'm awarding a perfect 5 star rating here as I have no criticisms whatsoever.
Thanks for reading my review.