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Subject: Re: triple scents?
Posted by Connie on 6/14/2003

How does one aquire a triple scent in a candle?
Is there a certain wax that only holds a large amount of scent? Does triple mean 3X the 1oz? (3oz?)

Posted by Doneen@BC on 6/14/2003, in reply to "triple scents?" 

Hi Connie,
Actually the term "triple scented" is subjective, different people have differing opinions on it.  Old industry standard was 3% fragrance (1/2 oz per pound), so triple scented actually means 1.5 oz per pound (9%).  But even that is debatable... you could take a really light scent and use 9% and claim it is "triple scented", but that doesn't really mean anything because it won't smell any stronger than a candle with only 6% of a really potent fragrance.  See what I mean?  It's all a matter of personal judgement, some will smell stronger than others with less usage, and some will not really smell any stronger with more usage... it just depends on the particular fragrance. Triple scented is basically a marketing term used to make a product sound more appealing, or give the impression that the product smells stronger than others on the market. Not that there is anything wrong with creative or enticing marketing strategies... that's part of business and selling your product. 

So to answer your question basically triple scented is a candle with 9% or 1.5 oz fragrance per pound, and some people believe in it and some people think it's a hogwash term.  Other alternative phrases you could use would be "richly scented" or "fully fragranced" or "extra strength" etc.  Hope this helps!


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