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    Best Apple Cinnamon?

    Yes, their sugar cookie is the best one I’ve found and I have tried many. Their cinnamon spice, to my nose, is very close to Tennessee’s cinnamon stick, which was my all time favorite cinnamon. Their Amish harvest is excellent, as is their berry tangerine, cranberry citrus, honey crisp apple, and French vanilla.
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    Best Apple Cinnamon?

    I really love Northstar’s cinnamon and spiced apples—one of my personal favs. OOB it’s more cinnamon, but the apple really comes through once burning.
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    I agree with Belinda—NG’s gingerbread could easily pass for gingersnap.
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    Bitter Creek North (New Scents)

    Mzpickles, I don’t add any cinnamon or spice—it’s already in the scent, subtle, but it’s there.
  5. And then there’s abbreviations. For example, SOB can be the curse word, or in my line of work, I think of shortness of breath, but as a chandler, I think of the FO “Sex on the Beach”
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    Testing CS Toasted Pumpkin Spice

    I have tested many pumpkin scents over the years and my absolute fovorite is ‘Ol South pumpkin pie by OT—excellent throw with a nice balance of pumpkin, some spice and smooth light sweetness to finish it. I love it as a mixer, too, especially with Amish harvest—fabulous!
  7. My fav Amish harvest that threw like crazy was originally from Tennessee candle supplies. I know I’ve read good things about Peak’s but am afraid to go that route right now. Keystone is out of stock on the 16 ounce size, so I was wondering if FB Amish harvest is like Peak’s and if it’s as strong. Also, is RE’s Celtic Moonspice as good as Peak’s in the throw department for those of you that have tried both. Years ago, I tested the Celtic Moonspice and it smelled similar to the one I had from TCS, but don’t remember how well it threw. Any other Amish Harvest scents y’all can recommend from other suppliers. Secondly, who do you think has the best and truest buttercream? I have tried many—Daystar’s and Bluegrass (now at RE) seemed to be the most authentic but I never could get Daystar’s to throw well in my parasoy blend and the one from Bluegrass/RE was a real wick clogger.
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    Bitter Creek North (New Scents)

    I love their spiced cranberry, Northwoods Christmas, All hallow’s eve, biscotti (Wix and wax)—great mixer, too, Sissie’s sugar cookie (makes an excellent snickerdoodle cookie scent), pear tart (Wix and wax), candy corn, and Yuletide. I’m sure I’ll think of some more. They were the first place I ever ordered from and that was over 15 years ago. Trappeur, I love the Yuletide, but I tend to get the dreaded butane smell with it—do you have that issue, do you add anything (vanilla, coconut, etc.)? I use a parasoy blend and have tried various percentages.
  9. WooHoo—Keystone has it! 😀 Thank you thank you thank you Jeana!
  10. Next to sugared spruce/Santa’s spruce, this was my favorite tree scent. I tried RE Ozark forest recommended in the fragrance twins section, but it’s not quite the same. Does anyone know of an equivalent substitute for this scent? Thank you for your help.
  11. Thanks TallTayl. I’ve tried cornstarch to absorb some of the oil, although I don’t think it did much, then tried some carpet cleaners. Will get some Simple Green and give it a try.
  12. Don’t know if this is the right place to post this but here goes. Went to pull a plastic bottle of fo from cabinet and the bottle split and now I’ve got fo all over my carpet. Well, it’s the area rug I put over my carpet in case I have an accident like this. What should I do to get the oil out AND the smell? Won’ tbe pouring anything strawberry for a lllloooooong time
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    What is your #1, VERY favorite FO?

    Sugar and butter—absolutely nothing wrong with that in my opinion. SVS from Candlewic is very similar to the sugar cookie royale (Moonworks) from Fragrance Buddy, if memory serves me. I never did get the one from FB in wax to compare the throw with CW but I do know the sugared vanilla shortbread threw like crazy for me.
  14. Does anybody know why it was discontinued? I must have seen you guys post about it here years ago and so I bought it.