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A walk through a lemon orchard in Provence

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10.04.2012

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Refreshing uplifting scent

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Can be expensive at full price

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Yankee Candle Lemon lavender small jar – 3.7 ozThis was one of my Christmas gifts from my step son. I did quite well for both bath stuff and Yankee candles this year and so far I have only used a few of my gifts as we have been away for some time and so busy at others. However I have been enjoying this little scented candle in the jar for a week or so since we have returned home. As the house had been empty and not heated while we were away I was keen to get a bit of nice smell into the rooms so I chose some of my presents to burn to add a bit of welcome smell to our house again. It obviously worked as the donor of this candle walked in the other day and said ‘Smells nice in here.’ I said that it was his gift and that I really liked it so he was happy too.
I do love lavender and have several plants in the garden which I strip of flowers and dry to put around the house. I have even been known to make lavender bags for drawers when feeling creative. This little jar is a lavender combined with lemon which I find makes for a more lemon than lavender scent but the lavender makes the lemon more mellow rather than sharp.
This jar is glass but not as big and heavy as my large glass jar of Mulled wine candle. I still have to be very careful to keep it out of the reach of the grandchildren even when it isn’t lit as it would certainly break if dropped on our tiled floor. This one is small enough that if the children did pick iyt up they wouldn’t drop it because of its weight but I still keep them away from it ! It comes with a good glass stopper with plastic rims to stop the scent escaping when it isn’t in use.
Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here in the UK.. They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby but I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive so tend to see if I can get bargains elsewhere. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few. Clintons Cards also often have special prices in specific scents which change from time to time so it is a good idea to pop in regularly to check.
My candle jar was not wrapped at all and has a label on the front with the company name and the scent of the candle. The picture shows a basket of lemons with a bunch of lavender beside it. The candle itself shows through the glass and it a very pretty lavender colour. In order to use the candle you just open the lid and light the wick. I do find as the candle gets lower that I need to have a nice long match and a lighter is no use at all as it just burns my fingers as I tip it to get to the wick in the depths of the jar as it has quite a small neck.
I do find that I have to regularly trim the wick because when it is too long the candle smokes and I once got a nasty black mark on the wall and ceiling above where the mulled wine candle was burning. It wiped off easily with some cleaning spray but was a bit annoying so I have been more diligent since. The other thing I have discovered it that when you blow out the candle you cannot put the lid on straight away as the smoke makes the glass go black and smutty which is not attractive. Even when I don’t put the lid on after burning the glass sometimes gets black looking so I wait till the candle has cooled then use a damp cloth to clean it.

A little safety lecture now. All candles are mini fires that can easily spread. Even though this is ina big jar and the wax at the bottom doesn’t get hot at all it is ALWAYS sensible to put candles on heat proof surfaces. Heat from candles can damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put all my burners and any candles either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a candle when lit as the melted wax is very hot and can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires.
Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room’s ambience but just need to be treated with good sense.
I have been very pleased with the scent of this candle it is a fresh light fragrance that quickly fills a room with a welcoming clean fresh citrus orchard fragrance. The lavender doesn’t really come through but it does bring a much gentler scent to the lemon. This is not an overly sweet smell but it is fruity and summery with a hint of blossom. It reminds me of a garden in the summer evening with fruit trees and herbs combining to create that special summer evening smell. At least that is what my garden smells like, I have no lemon trees but somehow the lemon balm and other herbs do smell like this. I imagine walking through a citrus orchard near soem fields of lavneder somewhere like Provence in France.
The fact that this is a refreshing uplifting scent means that it suits burning in a kitchen but also most downstairs rooms. I am not sure I’d chose it for a bedroom scent or even for my bathroom romantic or relaxing bath but it is a very pleasant and refreshing scent.
.Thank you to my generous step son who chose very carefully a perect gift for me and thanks to all the wonderful reviewers on these sites for introducing me to these gorgeous candles.
These small jars are one of many scented options that Yankee do and they also sell reed diffusers which I have tried several of and find them excellent. I do like these small jars but they are quite expensive and I am quite concerned that it is going to get dropped and broken. I do very much like the little tarts and think they are a really good way of trying out a new scent.
On the whole these are average prices for Yankee options but they do vary quite a lot and it is worth keeping an eye open for special offers.:Wax Tart - lasts 8 hour duration costs 90p to £1-05 each. Tea light scented candles which last about 4-6 hours per candle, you get 12 in a box for about £5-99Votive candle lasts 15 hour duration costs £1-75 to £2Small house warmer jar candle lasts about 25-40 hours costs about £7-99 Standard lidded glass tumbler lasts about 35-45 hours and costs about £8-99 Medium house warmer jar candle lasts about 60-75 hours and costs about £13-99 Medium 2 wick tumbler lasts about 45-50 hours and costs about £13-99 Large 2 wick tumbler last about 70-90 hours and costs about £17-50 Large house warmer jar candle which lasts about 100-150 hours and costs about £17-99
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So thank you Yankee candles this is a very uplifting and refreshing aroma and one I would buy again.. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
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Amazingwoo 26.04.2012 13:06

This is my fave scent - can get it as car airfresh gels too, lovely!!

Coloneljohn 22.04.2012 11:03

This sounds very nice. John

Lucy439br 12.04.2012 07:38

Fantastic!x

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