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  1. Need a sweet almond that throws!

    Toasted Almond from Sweetcakes is great. Good throw and does not smell toasted at all.
  2. I like Lonestar's Dreamsickle. It smells spot on, but is a little light so try it with the max amount for your wax. Also, Chubba Dubba from Nature's Garden is sort of like a creamsickle scent. It's worth trying a sample if you have not already tried it.
  3. Are you talking about the one from RE or Nature's Garden? RE is the one I love.
  4. I love Santa's Whiskers! One of my all time favorites.
  5. My worst pics would be: RE Citrus Cilantro, smells like body odor. They have it on the discontinued section and still can't get rid of it. RE Lemon Meringue Pie, was discontinued. So gross I had to throw out the candle I made with it and brought the rest of the 16 oz bottle I stupidly bought without smelling first to the dump. CS Pumpkin Souffle, I know it 's popular, I hate it CS Fruit Slices CS Grapefruit Mangosteen CS Mango & Tangerine, all i smell is rotten fruit Peak Lemon Pound Cake, has a weird tone to it, like dirty socks Natures Garden Cucumber & Aloe Nature's Garden Coconut Lime Verbena Nature's Garden Fresh Coffee I know I have come across plenty more "stinkers", but these are what came to mind.
  6. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    Yes, I do use 464 often for melts, because if I have a bit left from candle pouring, I make melts from it. i usually do not concern myself with anything about them because i don't sell. But to Answer your question, I put cotton balls in the melter and turn it off. I then scoop the wax balls out and stuff them in paper towel holders for fire starters.. I never bought much from Peak.
  7. I don't think they have done one the last couple years. In the past they would put all the new releases in a What's new sample pack, at a good discount, and the bottles were 2 ounces. They stopped doing it. It was really good too, since the sample sale is always before most of the new scents come out in the fall. I won't pay the retail price for one ounce bottles, so it sucks waiting till next year to try the new ones, unless I get a couple free with orders. Rant over. I just miss this deal.
  8. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    I did do those. Just finished a few days ago, and was able to make some candles! I'm so sick of doing melt and pour now, and my hand is slightly sprained from dealing with pushing the soaps out of the molds she wanted. It was the Victorian Heart mold from Milky way, and each mold only makes 3 bars. I only have 3 of them, so had to do pretty much a batch a day until I had enough. The wedding is still a few weeks out, but I think they turned out nice.
  9. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    Yes, I just usually make melts out of any leftover wax I am pouring at the time. This one was 464, my go to for containers. I do them in ecosoya pillar blend (I still have a stash of it), and both container and pillar palm too. I like Lonestar's Amaretto, Ginger & Lime, Sugared Cronut, Vanilla Cardamon, and probably a few others I can't think of right now. I also like the Lemongrass Sage, but it's not phthalate free, so I won't get that one again. I want to try Fall Festival with RE Baked Apple HI. Maybe I will just burn the candles together and see how that does. Now I"m wanting to pull them out for tomorrow, but will force myself to wait.
  10. FAVORITE Halloween / Fall Fragrance OILS

    I had 2 one ounce bottles of Fall Festival from the last Lone Star ounce sale. I was on the fence about them, because their reviews of it are great, but oob I smelled a faint rotten apple scent and not much else. I went ahead and used them, and added a half ounce of cinnamon to it. I used 2 lbs of 464 and made 3 little 6 ounce candles and the rest in melts. This was 4 days ago. As I poured them, I still was not very impressed. Yesterday I sniffed one of the melts, and it did smell pretty good. i never do this, but I put it in the melter. Normally I cure my stuff for months. That melt had a powerful throw, and it smelled great! What a surprise, this never happens for me. I generally know if I don't care for something in the bottle, it's a waste of wax to try to use it. Not this time. Now I can't wait to burn the candles, but I think I will give them another week or so. The scent reminds me of walking in a store that is selling fall candles. I will have to get more of this one.
  11. What is your #1, VERY favorite FO?

    Me too! Or Santa's Whiskers, or Lemon Curd. Hard to pick just one.
  12. Looking for strong gingerbread FO help!

    I like Candle Science's Gingerbread. To me it's spot on. My daughter hates it, and says it smells like dirty socks. I don't get that at all, and love it. This one will sound weird, but I sometimes mix it with Re's Lemon Curd. My mom used to make gingerbread and serve it with a lemon sauce. That combo smells just like it.
  13. I have tried several sniffies from there, and ordered a few larger bottles. I use the sniffies in either a melt or an 8 oz bottle of lotion or shower gel. I keep a jug of base from WSP on hand for this purpose. I love that you can order sniffies and not pay for shipping. Last time I ordered them it was 5 for $4.50, and you can order as many as you want. I have ordered these in either 4 or 8 oz bottles: Linden, I got it in ultra strength, throws great in 464. I liked it at first, but now find it a bit cloying and am sick of it. I'll keep it though, and use it again eventually. Strong throw in 464. Used some in melt and pour soaps, worked fine, but I'm over this scent for now. Magnolia, a bit similar to the Linden. I really liked this at first. Have not burned the candles I made from this, but I think it will be similar to the Linden. I'm not getting rid of it just yet. May try mixing with something else. Philosophy dupe of Field of Flowers in extreme strength, throws well, smells good Philosophy dupe of Pure Grace in extreme. Does not throw in 464, have not tried in other wax. Is good for lotion, shower gel, melt and pour. Not very strong at all, smells good. Side note on this one, Bulk Apothecary has a version of Pure Grace, and it throws much better in 464. It does not smell as true to the original as SOS, but at least you can smell it in candles. I would say it is still on the lighter side. Asian Paper Whites, does not smell like the flower. This is more like a scent you would smell in a hippie store or head shop from the 70s, but not a patchouli type. OOB smells like it would be very strong in candles. Makes a good candle, but lighter on throw than expected in 464. I let mine cure a long time, usually months because I always have so many others to burn. This one had at least an 8 month cure before I got around to burning one. I got it in ultra strength Ivy, nice, strong throw in 464. Smells like something green, I don't think it smells much like actual Ivy. Bought in ultra. Aquamarine, good throw in 464, bought in ultra. Sort of a perfume floral watery scent. I like it, but not in large doses. Made bath bombs with it, liked those. Bob's Flower shop. This was on sale, so I got the 16 oz. It's nice and makes decent candles in 464. I will use it up eventually. I have standard strength. Some of the sniffies I liked a lot were Apothecary Cucumber, Lemon Verbena. I might order some of the cucumber, but I like RE's Lemon Verbena better. I also liked some of the Eternal line, I think Lilies and also Violets. I tried the Philosophy sampler pack, they are half ounce bottles in extreme. I liked about half of those. I have tried many other sniffies not listed here, but can't remember them all right now. I have a little stash of them. Maybe at some point I will come back in here and add to this.
  14. My husband got me an end cutter tool. It works great for all wicks, including wood. I have tested a few wood wicks and I like the ones from Lone Star best. I do not sell, so I don't have to worry about reliability. I have found that no matter what, some wood wicks do not perform. I have made several of the exact same candles, wood wick, wax, scents, jar. Most of the time I get good results, but probably at least one of every 7 or so is a dud. I don't give them as gifts for this reason.
  15. Black Tea

    CandleWic has a scent called something like Black Tea with Orange and Almond. To me it smells just like Lipton Tea.