Fragrance Oils Tested in Wax August 08 2014

We would like to thank Stephy Weaver for testing Mad Oils Fragrance Oils in candles.  So far, she has given us results for a few of our fragrances:  Home For The Holidays, Snow Witch, Them Apples and Wild Hyacinth.  Here are her results:

 

All results are based on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being highest.  I still love the idea of 1 being a “Meh-d Oil”, 5 being “Just Plain Mad”, and 10 being “It's a MAD MAD MAD MAD Oil!”

In the interest of future brevity, I'll use the following codes in every result:

  • (Scent) Votive S = (Scent) Votive, 100% soy wax, pillar blend is used in all applicable tests for both melts and votives.
  • Votives are burned for their entire 12-15 life.
  • (Scent) Votive PS = (Scent) Votive, Soy wax & votive paraffin wax blend.  The same votive wax is used in all applicable tests for both melts and votives.
  • (Scent) Votive P = (Scent) Votive, 100% paraffin votive wax.
  • (Scent) Melt S.. You get the picture. :)  Melts are melted for either 6 hours, or until scent is no longer perceptible.

 

Percentages used.  Votives are at 6% and melts are at 9%.  More is not recommended, especially in burning candles.  Too much FO can inhibit burn and actually negatively affect throw.  Some waxes for melts can hold 10%, but it's usually a waste.

 

 

Home for the Holidays fragrance oil:

 

Home for the Holidays Votive S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 10

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Home for the Holidays Votive PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 10

 

Home for the Holidays Votive P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Home for the Holidays Melt S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 8

 

Home for the Holidays Melt PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 9

 

Home for the Holidays Melt P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 9

Snow Witch fragrance oil:

 

Snow Witch Votive S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 7

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 7

 

Snow Witch Votive PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 8

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life:8

 

Snow Witch Votive P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 8

 

Snow Witch Melt S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 7

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 6

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 7

 

Snow Witch Melt PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 8

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 8

 

Snow Witch Melt P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 8

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 8

Them Apples fragrance oil:

 

Them Apples Votive S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 8

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 8

 

Them Apples Votive PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Them Apples Votive P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Them Apples Melt S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 8

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 7

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 7

 

Them Apples Melt PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 8

 

Them Apples Melt P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 8

 

Wild Hyacinth Fragrance Oil: 

 

Wild Hyacinth Votive S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 10

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Wild Hyacinth Votive PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 10

 

Wild Hyacinth Votive P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt pool: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout burn life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout burn life: 9

 

Wild Hyacinth Melt S:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 7

 

Wild Hyacinth Melt PS:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 10

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 8

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 9

 

Wild Hyacinth Melt P:

Initial strength upon achieving full melt: 9

Holds original scent notes well throughout melt life: 9

Holds initial strength well throughout melt life: 9

 

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