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The Sun & Sand Yankee Tart was the fourth for me to try out in the burner I bought myself a couple of weeks ago... I recieved it in a pack from Amazon and didn't get a choice in which scents I wanted which to me is ok, as I am beginning to find I am liking the scents I wouldn't otherwise normally pick.
Looking at this first glance it looks nice - image shows a beach and you get the impression it will be nice like a holiday! Doesn't quite live up to first impressions as I will explain further in this review...
The tarts are wrapped in transparant plastic which can easily be opened using your finger nails or snipping with a pair of scissors.
About the tart
The tart is beige in colour - to be in keeping with the scent theme? It is made from wax and is round with ridged edges like all the tarts in the Yankee range. The Yankee Candle Co logo is also stamped into the tart.
The front label states the tart is from the Yankee Candle range, in the background it then has the image of a nice looking beach, the sea and a hammock. It then advises you that the tart is made from pure natural plant extracts.
The back label then gives you your usual warning symbols for what not to do with this product ie . keep out of reach of children ect.
The label also confirms the tart weight is 22g and total burning time is 8 hours.
How to use
You literally pop the tart on the top of your burner, light your candle and put underneith and it starts to melt within 5 minutes and you get the first wafts of scent from the tart. Within 20 minutes it is melted completly and the smell fills the room.
As well as melting a tart on its own, I have read you can mix tart scents to create more unique smells - you simply break off smaller bits of tart and melt together. More information on mixing and ideas can be found on the Yankee website.
Before removing the plastic packaging you don't really smell much from the tart at all and when the plastic is off I have to admit smells quite horrific to me - the best way for me to describe would be like an old ladies perfume... Yucky... However this is quite misleading as about 20 minutes into melting the tart, if you get up close to the burner and inhale it actually smells very much like cough sweets - its very menthol-like... Which to be honest I love! When you step away from the burner and leave the room though, when it goes through the house it tends to fade out and is quite a relaxing sweet but not overpowering scent.
Don't let first impressions fool you with this tart - even though it smelled quite disgusting in the begginning this is one I would spend my money on in future - lovely lovely scent!
Price & Availability
You can buy this tart in Clintons outlets, Amazon or Yankee candle stockists. You can also buy different sized candles if you like a particular tart. The following are sizes, burn times and guide prices:
Wax Tarts - 8 hours - £1.20 Votives - 15 hours - £1.60 Small Jar - 40 hours - £7.45 Medium Jar - 60 hours - £15.45 Large Jar - 150 hours - £18.45