Candle Scoop

Scent Survey Saturday: Which scent(s) will you use on Christmas Day?

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Scent Comparison: Peach Passion vs. Georgia Peach, Goose Creek Candles

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I recently melted both Peach Passion and Georgia Peach wax melts from Goose Creek Candle Company. I enjoyed both scents. and they smelled very similar. I'm wondering if Georgia Peach, which came out later, is a reformulation of Peach Passion. Georgia Peach Georgia Peach is Fresh, fruity, and thirst quenching. Enjoy juicy pink grapefruit, orange slices, ...continue reading

What’s That In My Melter? Tibetan Sandalwood votive, Colonial Candle

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I recently melted a Colonial Candle votive in the scent Tibetan Sandalwood in my bulb melter (1.7 ounces, 40W bulb). The scent was warm and sexy. It was more on the masculine side. When I cold sniffed the votive, I thought it might be cologne-y, but it wasn't while melting. It was more of smooth, earthy scent with just a little hint of spice. Although ...continue reading

What’s That In My Melter? Lemon Lavender votive, Yankee Candle

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I recently melted a Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender votive in my bulb melter (1.7 ounces, 40W bulb).  This scent was wonderful! So fresh and clean. This was heavy on the citrusy lemon scent, but I could also smell the soothing lavender. The scent was sharp and pretty strong. I would certainly enjoy this in a large candle. Soothing and sweet lavender comes ...continue reading

Craft Idea: Wine Glass Christmas Centerpieces

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Time is running out for doing any kind of Christmas craft project. I saw this awesome looking centerpiece and thought it might be something relatively easy to do. The bottom of the wine glasses are filled with snow and then topped with ornaments. I would have to find a way to suspend the tealights above. My Christmas decor is silver and white, with a ...continue reading

Wax Melt Review: Santa’s Woodlands, Butter Bumpkin

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Great outdoorsy holiday scent featuring a blend of pine, Blue Spruce and Douglas fir, along with cinnamon and spices. Melt Size: Approximately 1 ounce Melt Type: Single scallop Type of Wax: Uncertain. Appears parasoy. Where Melted: Room size 8' x 9' How Melted: Bulb Melter (with 40W bulb) Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: This smelled very fresh ...continue reading

What’s That In My Melter? Snowflake Cookie, Yankee Candle Company

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I recently melted a Yankee Candle Snowflake Cookie votive in my bulb melter (1.7 ounces, 40W bulb). It was divine! A delicious buttery cookie with lots of pink, sweet frosting. I smelled more frosting than cookie. This was a really sweet scent, but it was also very light. I do have a jar candle, but I have not burned it yet. I'm hoping the candle has a decent ...continue reading

In The News: Bath & Body Works 2015 New Year Candles

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Here are some of the latest candles on the website at Bath & Body Works. These seem to be focused on ringing in the year 2015. Here's what I currently see offered online: Live in the Sunshine (Fresh Blossoms) I wish…to live in the sunshine. Fresh Blossom's sun-kissed flower petals, green willow leaves and a splash of citrus make this wish come ...continue reading

Candle Company “Scenter” Stage: Sassy Wax Soy Candles

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On today's Candle Company "Scenter" Stage is Sassy Wax Soy Candles, a Virginia based company that creates 100% soy wax candles and melts. Their products are phthalate and dye free. The candles are travel tins with double wicks in a brushed metal lid. They come packaged in a box with a ribbon tie, perfect for gift giving! The sizes offered are 8 ounce and ...continue reading

Home Fragrance Review: Gingerbread Cookie Car Candle Mini Scenter, Village Candle

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The warm, spicy scent of just-out-of the oven gingerbread cookies will remind you of Holidays gone by. Sweet Fresh Buttery Cream combined with sweet molasses, and freshly ground ginger. Product Type: Car air freshener What It Claims: "Village Candle® Car Candle® Mini Scenter® is a compact and portable air freshener, ready to use in the car, pantry, closet ...continue reading