I absolutely love Red Velvet Cake, so when I saw this offering from Yankee Candle Company, it was a no-brainer for me to try it out. The wax melt itself is a deep red color, reminiscent of the gloriously sinful cake. There is a picture of a gorgeous four-layer buttercream frosted red velvet cake on the label with a huge slice out of it. (Looking for the slice? Try my plate!)
I was a bit disappointed with my cold sniff. All I smelled was…wax. How could it be? But I knew that I would be in for so much more once this one started melting. I had no worries!
A most decadent creation of creamy frosting atop moist cake and a touch of brown sugar. So very sweet!
Perhaps I should have worried. I left this wax melt in my 24W electric melter and returned after 30 minutes to a fully melted wax melt and…no scent throw. I mean – none! This was in a medium sized room, but I thought I should get some throw out of it. I did smell it once I put my nose right up to the warmer dish – I smelled some chocolatey goodness and hints of buttercream frosting. The scent (what I could smell) was wonderful! Very realistic and delicious. But who can stand with their nose hovering over a wax dish all day to savor a scent? I sure can’t.
I was very disappointed with the scent throw on this wax melt. Seriously, if I could give this a 1/2 star rating, I would. I have the same scent in a tumbler candle and I’m looking forward to better results. I did read some excellent reviews for the candle, so I’ll continue to hold out hope.
Do you enjoy the tarts from Yankee Candle Company? Which ones are your favorites?
Happy candle burning ~