I'm forever on a quest to make my house smell amazing. Candles, diffusers, Febreeze, I've tried them all, all with extremely average results. With a medium sized living room I found candles only smelt vaguely if I was really close to them, ditto for diffusers. Febreeze smelt nice for around 5 minutes before fading to nothing. I decided to stop throwing money at things that didn't have the desired effect.
That was until the lovely Lola sent me some Berry Vanilla tarts as part of my mystery Easter swap. After hunting down an oil burner (honestly, I went to at least 10 different shops before finding one) I managed to get one burning. And that was that, it was love. After the tart melted fully the smell was just amazing, I could smell it throughout the flat.
As with Yankee Candles the variety is amazing, any smell you fancy you can find a tart. They come individually packed ready to be unwrapped & used. If you wanted to only use a little bit at a time you could easily cut them up with a knife and just use a chunk at a time.
As well as a tart & an oil burner you will also need a tea light to get the wax melting. I would suggest only using unscented cheapy ones as you will not be able to smell them at all. Here's one I've burnt before, Cinnamon Stick. The tarts each have 8 hours of burn time where they will actually smell, after which you will be left with some of the wax which hasn't burnt away. You could leave it burning for the full 8 hours at once if you wanted, but for a flat my size, burning it for around half an hour a day is more than enough to have a lovely smell linger all evening, meaning one would last you up to 16 days.
Once the wax is fully melted the scent will fill the air within seconds. Unlike the Yankee samplers / candles, the smell of the tart won't effect how much scent is in the air. I've burnt a very softly scented one and it leaves as much smell in the air as one as strong as cinnamon.
They usually retail for £1.25 each, but most of the range is currently on offer in Clinton Cards for 60p a tart, as well as Yankee Tea Lights, Samplers & Jars also being on offer.
Have you ladies tried the Yankee tarts, are you a fan?