candlemama Posted March 12, 2010 Report Share Posted March 12, 2010 I am new to candle making and hope to get some guidance on choosing FOs before I spend all my savings experimenting! I realize the FOs are highly concentrated, but how do you know if they will smell good both hot and cold in a candle? I have seven FOs from Peak, and they all are so strong and sweet OOB, they give me a headache. I poured a couple container candles last night using IGI 4630 and Cranberry Citrus: one pound of wax and 3/4 oz of FO. I expected the fragrance to be really strong during the melting/pouring process. Problem is, more than 12 hours later, the candles still smell super sickly strong to me, and I haven't even tried burning them yet.It could be the FOs I have just don't appeal to me, but since I have to order online, I am hesitant to purchase more FOs. The ones I have are scents I tend to choose when buying candles (fruity, spicy, etc.), so I am not sure why I'm having a hard time with the seven Peak FOs I have now.Thanks for any insight you can provide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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