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  1. @Candybee along that train of thought, I often will make votives in different scents, then burn one in different areas of the room. So you get the combined whole at times, but also the whiffs of the individual scents too, depending on how air currents are flowing. So I was thinking of making some Sugared Spruce, and then a couple others in cedar, pine, whatever. I like your idea of adding a berry but would love to find elderberry. If I can't find that, I may add one blackberry one somewhere in the room and then a couple of those evergreen types.
  2. This is for after Christmas, after I'm exhausted of all the cloves & oranges & wassail scents. I want it to smell like where elves and unicorns and Santa Claus and all those guys live. Preferably from WSP because they're generally my favorite supplier, but I'm open to any suggestions. Blends too, that you've come across or invented that give that ambiance. So what are your picks for mystical, magical Winter woods?
  3. If you generally like the scent, ignore the manufacturer's name and call it whatever you want. A "cheap candy" scent can become "Hard Candy Christmas". Or "Sticky Fingers". Or "Cotton Candy Clouds". Or "Rug Rats Run Amok".
  4. I'm looking particularly for ginger right now, with no other notes (if possible), and hopefully safe for use on skin but I'm also looking for use in candles too. I have some Orange Ginger from WSP but I want to make it more gingery, but other than that I want to mix some with plain vanilla and see how it goes. Other than ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, what other yummy spice FOs are out there?
  5. Ooooooo, I want to hear more about this Bulk Apothecary Blue Musk! I've avoided BA because I've seen quite a many negative comments about them. But anything "musk" gets my attention. Please do fill us in on more thoughts about it as you test with that.
  6. Badedas smells blue to me. I think my bottle is from RE/AH. WSP Waterlily & Bluebell https://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/products/waterlily-bluebell-fragrance-oil.aspx While you're at WSP, have a look in the "Beach, Ocean, Rain, & Air" section to stimulate some ideas: https://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/fragrance-oils/search/rain-ocean.aspx Also search on just the word "blue" there and you may get some other interesting FOs (Frosted Blue Balls, Blue Agave Sugar, Blue Mist, etc.) There's been some discussion on here of Just Scent's version of Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell but I also saw some not-great comments about it, so I haven't tried it yet. Maybe some who have will chime in here.
  7. https://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/special-sales/deep-discounts/weekend-specials.aspx If you want to see just FOs, scroll down, look to the left, and check the box for those.
  8. Can anyone add to the recommendations above? NG has a sample sale going on now and I fully plan to indulge! (Edit: doesn't include all their scents, but some Fall, candy, and bakery scents that we're all looking at now are included.)
  9. A while back, I went to look up an order I had placed with them and then realized I had ordered as a guest before I did the whole make-an-account thing. Are you sure you didn't check out as a guest that time? I hate to hear this, because I've ordered quite a few times from WSP (not their new acquisitions) and I've never had a problem. I do hate that stupid handling fee; that makes it NOT free shipping, no matter how they try to play with semantics. And they're high $ so I wait for good sales. But those are complaints unrelated to ordering.
  10. A Fall favorite of mine that nobody else ever seems to associate with that time is orange ginger (like the B&BW aromatherapy one). Ginger is a great warm, Autumnal spice, and the orange brings to mind the pomanders that are always around during the holidays. Orange clove is another. I haven't bought either in a while so I would love to hear from you all what's available and good now in those scents. Hansel & Gretel's House is another favorite, but it's probably been reformulated so I don't know how good it is now; I think the sweets aspect puts me in mind of Halloween candy, and the witchiness implied with the name. A lot of candy scents, for that matter, get associated with Fall in my head. Candy corn and others. Witches Brew, too, so I'm hoping some of you can suggest good ones now. I will be following this thread closely to get all your apple, pumpkin, candy, spice, Witches Brew, etc. recs!
  11. It could be that JS was the original source for yours, they've just reformulated now. A lot of reformulations are turning out way weaker than previous ones (unfortunately).
  12. I posted in the EO forum that I'm looking for a tiare absolute or EO or similar, but a fragrance oil would be awesome too. Do you guys have any recommendations for tropical floral types of FOs? Bonus points if it's skin-safe.
  13. I'm looking for a good tiare extract to use this Summer. Can any of you recommend a source? I found this, but haven't ordered from them before so thought I'd ask around before I splurged here: https://www.natureinbottle.com/product/tiare_tahitian_gardenia_absolute_oil
  14. That blackberry & vanilla one had simply gone bad (these chemicals do break down after a while) and was not going to work out in anything. But L de Lolita Lempicka is great. Any fragrance oil that works in soap should be fine mixed with perfumer's alcohol (or Everclear, which is the same thing) or a body spray base. If you like the scent, make it up as a sample size perfume and see how it goes. That way you're not wasting much if you end up not liking it.
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