Thank you ladies I finally tried a 3lb bag of beads from PlasticPellets4Fun and I really liked them the only thing I didn’t like was that they were so small but once baked they were quite pretty and my colors looked a bit brighter. I just don’t know how long they last yet haven’t tested that yet. My Cajun beads did last a whole month throwing off scent but they do take a while to soak up the fo. I mixed both beads for my last order and liked the results. If I could find a bead like PlasticPellets4Fun that was the same size as Cajun and have both things I liked about both that would be great.