I have been eyeing the Scenterpiece EasyMelt Cup system from Yankee Candle Company since they introduced it not long ago. They were having one of their fabulous sales, so I decided to jump right on in. Unfortunately, they were sold out of my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the Scenterpiece warmers. I guess that’s what procrastination in this business gets you.
I did find the Indigo Tendril warmer in stock and it is one that can eventually go into my kitchen. It certainly looks pretty enough to sit out on the counter – it is a white, boxy warmer with a light blue scroll pattern around the top. The base of the warmer is adorned with light blue leaves. This is a large piece – much larger than I expected. The dimensions listed on the website are 7.25″ x 6″. Just keep that in mind should you wish to purchase – this baby demands a lot of shelf space.
The warmer has a “seat” at the top that has the heating element. This is where the EasyMelt cups rest when ready to use them (more on those below). The warmer had a fairly long power cord (6′), which made it easy when attempting to place it. The on/off switch was lit when on, so I could tell at a glance if the warmer was on. This warmer did not have a timer attached, which would have been a nice feature. In addition, this one did not have any light that shone through when on.
Fun Fact: The deluxe Scenterpiece warmers are a little more pricey, but they include a timer with an automatic shutoff, LED lighting, and decorative cutouts.
The EasyMelt cups are housed in a special plastic container with a snap on lid. Each cup was filled with 2.2 ounces of scented wax. Once the lid was removed, I was able to place the cup into the warmer “seat” to begin the warming process. It didn’t take long to start noticing scent throughout the room. I purchased three scent cups initially with this warmer, and I have already gone back to purchase more. For the most part, I’ve gotten great scent throws (I’ll review each scent cup individually at a later date.) . What I really loved was once I was ready to change scents, I simply lifted the cup out of the warmer and placed in a different one. The plastic cup remained cool to touch and was very easy to handle. The EasyMelt cups are said to provide up to 24 hours of fragrance, and I did find that about accurate. If wanting to make this fragrance option more economical, I would think one could place other wax into the cup for melting purposes. I haven’t tried this yet, however, and I’m sure YC does not endorse this practice.
Overall, I love the warmer unit and am happy with my purchase. I could see purchasing a set for a couple of friends as a holiday gift. And here’s a bonus…if you’ve actually taken time to read through this entire review, you now have an opportunity to win a $25 Yankee Candle e-Gift card! How? Simply guess what were my first three choices of Scenterpiece warmers that I was unable to purchase because they were sold out. Simply comment below and be the first one to guess which was my first, second, and third choice (in the correct order) and you win! I’ll leave the mini-contest open for entries through next Tuesday, September 23rd. 🙂
Happy candle burning ~