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Paintguru last won the day on December 18 2018

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  1. Agreed, it is a unique fragrance but moderate on the throw side in candles.
  2. This is why I'm interested in starting to sell as well, the business side of it. Being an engineer, my artistic side isn't great, but the idea of connecting everything together, figuring out the best way to do things, etc., along with making something people enjoy is the appeal.
  3. Just ordered a sample of Strawberries and Champaign from Flamming....thanks! 😩😂 I did order all their new scents as well, just to see how they are.
  4. Is this a bakery like scent? Sweet?
  5. Interesting theory. Again, I feel like I've had good luck with my 9 oz jars with other waxes (4630 again). I have a few more pounds to play with so I'll see if I can make it work. I do have some CSNs I can try as well.
  6. That is good to know. They did get about 1-2 weeks cure, but I'll make extra sure with the next batch. I'm using a CD20 in the 9 oz. straight sided jar, which gets me a reasonable melt pool once it burns down half way. I can see the potential with the wax, that is for sure, but I don't want to have crappy throwing candles! I loaded the FO at ~6% as well.
  7. Well I've tested two FOs thus far and neither has thrown much at all. I'm making three more that I know work well in my 4630 wax, so that should tell me if it is the wax or just the FO. I'm not going to use this stuff long term if finding good FOs is that difficult.
  8. True, but the other side of the coin is being paralyzed into never selling because you don't want to sell an imperfect product. I feel like there is a bare minimum threshold one needs to get their product to before it can be released into the wild. While you get feedback on that product, you can fine tune it over time while, in parallel, growing your customer base, story, etc. In other words, you can't find luck if you don't put yourself out there at some point.
  9. Well I think I've landed on CD 20 as my baseline for the 9 oz straight sided jar. Now I need to run it through my fragrances to see if that shifts things. I do like the wax thus far; at least how it burns and looks.
  10. Agreed. If it is an exclusive set of fragrances, then I wouldn't necessarily discount. However, if it is basically a boxed set of items that are for sale individually, I would do some sort of discount as the subscription provides a much better revenue stream than individual purchases.
  11. I feel like a seasonal candle box (quarterly) would be awesome and do really well. A mixture of sizes and scents in one nice package. Maybe a small and a large box option. Would be great for planning purposes. How much below a la cart do you sell it for?
  12. Definitely has a target audience too. Good stuff.
  13. This is a great thread. I do feel like I know who I am...a science nerd that likes to experiment, make things, and improve things...but the tricky part for me is how to turn that into a "brand", brand it as something a target customer would want, or even if I want to brand it off myself vs. choosing a brand/target audience outside myself personally. The worry early on is you make a mistake because it is so hard to change course with all the red tape involved in running a business.
  14. Georgia Peach from Flaming Candle is really good too.
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