For each fragrance that Bramble Berry adds, we’ve tested a minimum of 100 more. These are a couple of the burn tests I did this weekend. Notice how poorly the one on the left performed? These are two fragrances we won’t be adding (burn and poor throw). For the record, they were a Blueberry Martini and a Pomegranate.
What are we looking for with Burn Tests?
* Throw – This is the main hurdle to clear in a Burn Test. Does the scent fill the room? Does the fragrance strongly convey a pure smell or does it mutate into a horrible smelling sad version of its former self?
* Burn – Does the fragrance affect the burn? Some fragrances make the wax harder or softer or promote an uneven burn. We’re looking for an even, smooth, clean (non-soot-promoting) burn. What does the fragrance do to the wax?
* Seepage – Even if you mix the fragrance in fully, the fragrance can start to pool inside pockets in the wax causing sputtering, flame flares or overcome the flame, putting it out.
You can find Bramble Berry’s line of fully tested candle fragrances here or Candle Supplies here.
I was using a Palm Oil wax, similar to Stearic Acid and the WU-250 wick. =)
Ria's Collectables says
Thanks so much for testing the candle fragrances. It allows me to save time in decision making before purchasing any.
What wax and wick size are you actually using for your test candles?