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  1. But I was asking about Vanilla Bean from WSP, not Vanilla Bean Noel. Everyone is confused. 2 different FO's from the same company.
  2. So she did. I didn't notice that at the time. Couldn't figure out why she thought it was so wonderful.
  3. Ah! Thank you! So it's not just my nose. Vanilla Bean smells weird to me. It sure doesn't smell like any other vanilla I've ever used. I do like Vanilla Bean Noel from Flaming Candle. I also bought VBN from Indiana Candle Supply years ago and it was good too.
  4. No, the vanilla I have from WSP is Vanilla Bean....no Noel. Maybe that's why you think it smells wonderful, and I think it doesn't even smell like vanilla. Two different vanillas.
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    Opinions on Pumpkin Souffle

    I haven't made any since last fall. I can't imagine it not being strong. We shall see in a couple of months.
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    Vanilla Scent for Candles

    I believe fluorescent lighting can also turn the candles yellow.
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    The Candlemakers Store FO specials

    I've noticed that some FO's have very basic scent descriptions now. They have over 1000 scents, so maybe it's taking a decade or so to give them all scent descriptions. I called them a few months ago to let them know I had reviewed an FO and the review never did show up. So they fixed that. The reviews are very sparse as it is.
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    Vanilla Scent for Candles

    Most likely, all vanillas will turn yellow in the sun. So does Toasted Marshmallow. I buy UV Light Inhibitor to help with this problem. I've been using Peak's but it's about gone. I have some from Nature's Garden that I will be using next. Here is the link: https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/uv-light-inhibitor
  9. @Trappeur, oh my! You are an angel on earth! So sorry you went through all that with Friendly. You really have a lot on your plate with all your sick/injured animals, and now the nasty skunks! You said you just can't save them all, but think of all the animals you have rescued and loved. Reminds me of one of my favorite stories...let me see if I can find it and copy it for you. One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy he asked: "Young man, what are you doing?" The boy replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die. The man laughed to himself and said, " Do you realize there are miles of miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?" "You can't make any difference." After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf, then smiling at the man, he said; "I made a difference to that one."
  10. @Trappeur, sorry you had a horrible night. What's going on? Or would you rather not talk about it? The only reason I have Vanilla Bean from WSP is because I bought 2 four ounce bottles from a local lady who was destashing. I just couldn't ever pay $30 for a pound of FO of any kind. I'm too much of a cheapskate. If it is as wonderful as you say, it must smell much better once in wax. Strange how we have different perceptions of FO's. I do love Very Vanilla from CS. Yes I remember you love Vanilla Voodoo, but I have never ordered from Candle Cocoon and don't intend to start!!! I just got 5 pounds of FO from RE, and I AM DONE ordering FO's for awhile...(I hope!)
  11. I had a customer request for Vanilla candles, so I got out 3 of my vanilla FO's. Very Vanilla from CS, Fresh Vanilla from Candlewic, and Vanilla Bean from WSP. Very Vanilla is still hands down my favorite vanilla, Fresh Vanilla smells like vanilla, not bad, but Vanilla Bean from WSP smells nothing like vanilla to me. I looked up the reviews on their site, and most reviews were positive. But a few said it smelled like Root Beer, and a few said it smelled like licorice or anise. I can't pin down what it smells like, but I'm afraid to use it. My daughter says it smells like cough medicine. I bought a couple of 4 oz bottles from a local individual, so I won't be out much if I don't use it. If any of you have used it in soy wax, does it smell like vanilla? I might try it as a mixer, but I don't even know if I want to do that.
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    Additional monthly Aztec coupon for June*

    They are already having a sale, 10% off through the 4th of July. The prices reflect the 10% savings. They started the sale the day they launched the new website on June 19. I received an email from them about it.
  13. What she said. I knew you could do it.
  14. @katmeltswax, I happen to have my sample bottle right here beside me. I don't smell any grape at all. I am terrible at describing scents. I do smell fruit, it's kind of sweet. I don't think I have another FO that smells just like it. Not tropical, not citrus. Just very nice to me. Well maybe I do smell a hint of orange. I see that is one of the top notes. The description is complex. The scent begins with a rich blood orange highlighted with notes of black raspberry and Mirabelle plum; the heart blends incense, pink peonies, and burgundy rose; the base is rounded out with nuances of dark vanilla bean, vetiver, balsam, and sensual musk. Maybe @bfroberts can describe it better than I can.
  15. I did order the birthday cake. I haven't used it yet but it smells good and strong OOB.
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