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    This questionnaire was originally posted by Fire and Ice

    Name of tester

    Date candle given for testing:

    Date tested:

    Size of candle: What type of container?

    Room it will be tested in? Is it the right size room for testing this size candle? Recommend ______ size room for this test.

    Approx size of room? Small Medium Large

    How high are the ceilings? Standard, High, Cathedral ceilings

    Is the candle appealing to look at?

    Cold throw: Heavy Medium Light

    Comments on cold throw:

    Is the wick centered?_____ Time test started_______

    How long after lighting did you notice the hot throw?

    How close were you to the candle?

    Does the scent fill the room of testing?

    Does the scent travel into other rooms? How soon did it greet you in other rooms?

    Full melt pool was achieved in______ hours. Was not achieved_________ Explain.

    Did the wick mushroom on the first burn? Second burn?

    Comments after three to five hour burn time.

    No scent throw

    Hang up of wax on side of container,

    Full melt pool never reached,

    Tunneling

    Off center wick

    Soot

    Container is very hot.

    Flame drowned

    Flame too large

    Flame too small

    Others!

    Hours of first burn________ second burn__________

    Was this candle Marathon burned? Results?

    Did other people comment on the candle?

    Date test was completed?

    Grade candle on scent throw: Cold_______ Hot______

    Grade candle scent: Popular, Okay, Didn't like it,

    hated it!

    Final comments for this candle?

    This questionnaire was originally posted by Fire and Ice

    Below contributed by Jane42

    We used a sheet that someone here posted. It is revised a bit...hope it helps!

    Candle Tester Worksheet

    Name of tester: _________________________________________________________________

    Date candle given for testing: __________________________Date test started: _______

    Size of candle: _______________________________

    What type of container? _______________________

    Approx size of room? Small Medium Large

    Thank you so much for agreeing to test our candles. It is so important to us that you give us your honest opinion – that way, we can keep improving our products! Using the following instructions will greatly help us assess the quality of this particular candle:

    First Burn – please burn the candle for three hours.

    Second Burn – before you start the second burn, trim the wick(s) back to ¼ “.

    Consecutive Burns – continue trimming the wicks before each burn.

    During these burns, please do not move the jar while lit or wipe out the inside of the jar if soot forms.

    Test Times:

    _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____

    This scent may or may not be a favorite of yours, but we need to know what you think of the strength of the scent throw: Is it: Light Medium Strong

    Is the candle appealing to look at? Yes / No Comments ______________________________________

    Comments after three hour burn time:

    How long after lighting did you notice the hot throw (scent)? __________

    Does the scent fill the room of testing? Yes No

    Does the scent travel into other rooms? Yes No

    Full melt pool (melted wax reaching completely across jar) was achieved in______ hours. Was not achieved_________ Explain. ________________________________________________________

    Did the wick mushroom on the first burn?_____ Second burn? _____ Other burns _____

    Did you notice:

    No scent throw _____

    Hang up of wax on side of container (wax did not melt completely down the sides) _____

    Tunneling (wax just melted around wick and down to bottom of jar) _____

    Off center wick _____

    Soot (black around the sides of the jar) Yes No If yes, was it: Light Medium Dark Very Dark

    Container is very hot (too hot to touch comfortably) _____.

    Flame drowned _____

    Flame too large _____

    Flame too small _____

    Others ________________________________________________________________

    Did other people comment on the candle? Yes No

    Date test was completed? ____________________

    Grade candle on scent throw: Cold_______ Hot______

    Grade candle scent: Popular, Okay, Didn't like it, Hated it!

    Final comments for this candle?

    For us to be able to keep the testing process going, we will need this candle returned to us in no more than two weeks.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP! WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!

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