Wax Melt Review: Balsam & Cedar Jar Melt, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Balsam & Cedar
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Review Summary:

A Christmas Favorite. The festive scent of a freshly cut tree, brought home tied with twine to top of the car, then set in its base to let its fragrant boughs fan out, is a sure sign that the holidays have arrived. This wonderfully nostalgic blend of balsam, aromatic cedar wood, and juniper berry delivers that fresh forest scent and a world of delightful holiday memories.

Melt Size: 0.8 ounces

Melt Type: New jar shaped style wax melt, reportedly easier to pop out of melters when done.

Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′

How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb)

Great For: Christmas; Holidays; Entertaining; Large open spaces; People who love fresh/clean scents

Comments: Yes, I’m still melting Christmas scents. Surprisingly, I seem to have overbought so don’t be surprised to see more.

Would I repurchase? Yes. I would melt this scent year-round.

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: This was the new wax melt that is shaped like a YC apothecary jar candle. I love the shape of these! I still hate the shrink wrap packaging. The wax was a dark forest green – very pretty. The label on the front was a closeup picture of some evergreen branches. 3.5/5
  • Scent: Oh my goodness – I am in love! This scent was incredibly fresh and clean. It was not just another Christmas tree scent. The evergreen/pine notes were there, but there was so much more to this scent. It was crisp and fresh and very, very clean smelling. The sweetness of the cedar was just the right addition to keep this from being too heavy or pine-y. Love, love, love! 5/5
  • Scent Throw: Super strong throw from this wax melt. It completely filled the room it was in and I could easily smell it from behind closed doors. This is a scent that would do great in a larger, open space. 4.5/5
  • Longevity: This scent lasted a long, long time in my bulb melter. It lasted for several hours at a very strong intensity and then a medium scent throw was noted after melting it overnight non-stop. 5/5
  • Customer Service (if applicable): I did not have any CS issues with this particular order. 5/5
  • Overall rating: 5/5 (Technically 4.6 but rounded up for scent and longevity.)

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.





Happy candle burning ~


Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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