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What to do with the remains?
So I am an avid BBW candle burner, especially Slatkin. I didn't know that you're only supposed to burn them 3-5 hours at a time, but I have burned mine almost constantly when I'm at home. My problem is when the wick burns pretty much all the way down, to where it will no longer light, and there is still some wax left in the jar. I have so many of them I don't really know what the best idea is to do with the remnance. I could try to get the rest of the wax out (a pain!) and then use the jars for something, but then the wicks are like "bolted" down. I don't know, what do you all do with them? (other than throwing them away or putting them in your recycling bin.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Binghamton, NY
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
Put the candle in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and the wax will pop right out. Then you can put it in a tart burner (like and oil burner, but with a larger reservoir for the wax - you can use the oil burners that have the larger reservoirs as well) to scent your home. Try some goo gone in the bottom of the jars to loosen up the wicks. (they are glued down)
Or, get one of those candle heating plates. It will heat up the wax and let it scent your home, then you can pour it out when it doesn't smell anymore, plus the heat loosens up the wick holders.
I prefer the freezer method, myself. Then you'll be able to use the jars for other things. I always do this with my figural candles, so I can keep them from year to year.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
acfox
 - AZ
answer 2
The reason there is wax left in the jar after burning is because it's set as a safety mechanism. If you notice the candles will burn themselves out. Some candles will burn all the wax out of the jar this in turn can let the glass get so hot it ends up breaking and possibly lighting your house on fire.
If you want to continue using the wax for other uses I suggest taking a fork (or whatever else) right after the candle is done burning and picking out the metal wick holder, then stick the candle in the freezer for a few hours, afterwords the will be easier to break out of the jar.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
SwtHrtTk
 - Hillsdale, MI
answer 3
That little bit of wax on the bottom is actually a safety precaution.
You can always pick up a mug/candle warmer at any big box store to warm the candle and get the fragrance oils out of the last bit of wax.
Freezing the last bit of wax in the jar will help it pop out and a wash down in hot, soapy water will get rid of any residue.
We use the leftover jars as cotton ball holders and to hold votives.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
lahoorah
 - Arizona
answer 4
You should get a candle warmer, like a hot plate type to melt the wax in the bottom. Also, if you just want to get rid of the extra little bit of wax in the bottom, you can melt it like this and then pour it out...or you could mix them all together and make a brand new scent....be careful mixing certain scents, it might be gross. :)
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
elyse
 - Dayton, OH
answer 5
If I may make a suggestion, I would recommend switching over to the home fragrance oil and using it in an oil warmer. It is much less messy than candles, and you get to use all of it up. Don't have to deal with wicks or messy wax with oil warmers.
Unless you are very inventive, when the candles get down that low, it's advisable just to toss them, as I believe it's not safe to burn them (in glass) past a certain mark due to heat issues.
As far as using the jars, I know for a fact that the wick base will come off, especially if the candle is warmed up.
My dad likes to use the old candle jars I have as a place to store his screws and bolts out in the garage. Says the big ones are the perfect size for it.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 6
Generally, what I do is, put the candle in the freezer for 5 minutes or so, then take it out and hit the bottom of the candle jar with your hand to break the remainder of the wax loose from the jar. You may need a butter knife to free the wax if it is being stubborn. When the wax is free I cut out the wick and holder and place it in a tart warmer. Afterward, I clean out the jar with soap and warm water. I like to store various household items in the jar. I hope this helps!
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Pheebs203
 - Indiana
answer 7
You can put your candle on a candle warming plate to enjoy the remaining amount of wax. You could also use an old spoon to remove the remaining wax and melt it in a tart burner. If I have had Bath and Body Works/Slatkin/White Barn candles in the past and wanted to keep the jar for another use, I just put the jar in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes and then the wax will pop right out. You are right about the wicks being attached to the bottom of the jar. If you work at it, you can get the little silver disc out. Then you just have to clean up the adhesive residue left on the bottom of the glass. I always keep the jars if they are colored or decorated. They are nice to use with a tealight or flameless votive.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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mallemo
 - MN
answer 8
The jars are best to clean them out when the wax is still liquified. This way, you can just pour out the remaing wax and wipe it clean with a paper towel. You can also try pouring hot water from a coffee pot to soften the wax. To get the remaing wax, Goo Gone always works. I then run the jar through my dishwasher on the top shelf to get them spotless. They make great containers.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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BBWLUVR
 - Modesto, CA
answer 9
I don't re-use the jars, i wish i could think of a way to, but you can chip out the remaining wax and put it in a tart warmer, you should get some scent from that.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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kayellcee
 - West Virginia
answer 10
I didn't know you were only suppose to burn them 3-5 hrs at a time either. Like you, I burn the things like crazy when home. When my candles get down to the "won't light" stage, I have put them on a candle warmer base and still enjoyed the smell. I have also poured one remain into another remains jar and then wiped the empty jar out with a paper towel while it was still warm and liquid. Empty jars can be cleaned and used for tumblers. Though sometimes they have a decorative paint on the jars and this will come off in washing. You can also do as you mentioned and recycle the empty jars. Though if you clean them out, they also make nice little gift jars for candies, etc.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Mooneclipse
 - Joplin, Mo.
answer 11
I try to catch the candles after they burn out and get the wax out while it is still warm. When I get most of it out, a little water and dish soap gets out the last waxy residue. The wicks can be tough to remove. They are "glued" down, but I pop them up using a fork.
Hope this helps. The jars are nice and I re-use them too. Especially some of the nice figural ones, like the ORANGE NECTAR orange from this spring.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Trisha
 - Minnesota
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Are these candles paraffin based?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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tara000
 - PA
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answer 1
just be careful when using a candle warmer. the glass that the candles come in are not tempered glass. if you use your warmer only an hour or so a day you should be fine. but when you constantly heat up and let the glass cool down, it weakens it and there is potential to have the glass shatter. i have had this happens to a friend of mine and have heard many other stories, so oil warmers are not really recommended.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
jac86
 - WI
answer 2
As the answer before mine says, no. I use a candle warmer with mine (Sweet Pea and Winter Candy Apple) and it works great! Candle warmers extend the life of your candles. If you're thinking about trying these candles, but are reluctant to do so because of price, go buy a candle warmer. I have had my sweet pea candle for almost a year, use it on a daily basis and it's still full. You'll most definitely get your money's worth!
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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MsJodee
 - B-Town, IN
answer 3
No, all of their candles are vegtable wax based. This helps the candles to burn evenly and it creates a larger pool of wax to relase more fragrance. If you have never tried these candles, you must. I love them!!! Right now i'm burning the sweet cinnamon pumpkin and when I have friends over they always comment on how nice my house smells.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Suzie74
 - Woodbridge, VA
Question
How long do you burn the oil when using an oil burner?
It seems that the 20 drops of oil burn within a few minutes for me. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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Tonysmom
 - Philadelphia, Pa.
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
Some of the oils do burn faster than others, but going through a full 20 drops in a matter of minutes is insane. I've been there, and done that.

When I started with the oils, I bought a burner on the cheap. Wasn't til I'd blown through my first bottle of oil that I realized it was coated metal. If your burner is metal, replace it with something made of ceramic or glass, which won't get too hot.

Another thing to look at is your tea lights. They should be unscented and in metal holders, and you might want to trim the wick down to a quarter inch before you light.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
riotkittie
 - Albany, NY
answer 2
I use an electric potpourri pot that holds about 1 cup of water, add about 20 drops of oil, add more oil if you want a stronger throw and it burns for around 9 hours. This is my favorite way to scent my home.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
SuperMom71295
 - Winnsboro La
answer 3
Make sure you are using the unscented tealights from Bath & Body works. The oil warmers are designed for them in mind. Otherwise, the wick can be too close to the glass dish a.) allowing the dish to become too hot and having your oil evaporate prematurely or b.) actuallly cracking the glass. Other than that, you should not be going through the oil that quickly. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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BBWLUVR
 - Modesto, CA
answer 4
It is entirely up to the person burning. I personally let the oil warmer burn itself out, which usually lasts about 4-6 hours depending on the tealight itself.
Some people prefer to just get that burst of fragrance throughout a room, and then extinguish the tealight. This seems to be the more common approach, but I enjoy the hours of fragrance (I'm not sensitive to it) and the ambiance the burner creates.
I do notice, however, that after a few hours, the scent plateaus and you can't smell it as strong. Bath and Body Works has the oil warmers in almost all of their stores, and it looks as though they run them all day long without any problems, so you're safe either way.
The oil should not be evaporating. Make sure that the tealight you are using is an unscented (very important), circular shaped tea light, and that the wick is not too high. If the flame dances too close to the dish the oil is in, it can cause problems.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
Question
vanilla bean noel
How close is this smell to warm vanilla sugar?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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CrazyforBBW
 - USA
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
It's quite different, and I actually prefer it to Warm Vanilla Sugar. Vanilla Bean Noel is a very simple fragrance. So often, we seek out the intricate fragrances, but there is something to be said about the mantra of 'less is best'.
The sandalwood essence in the Warm Vanilla Sugar isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the inclusion of caramel and sugar fragrances into Vanilla Bean Noel makes it sweeter and creamier by a large margin. If Warm Vanilla Sugar is a little 'dark' for you, you'd love Vanilla Bean Noel.
It is definitely worth checking out. Warm Vanilla Sugar is too quiet and not strong enough for me, personally, so I really enjoy the Vanilla Bean Noel.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 2
Vanilla Bean Noel is a more intense/heavy smell and has a strong frosting/sweet scent to it with a hint of caramel as opposed to warm vanilla sugar. Warm vanilla sugar is much more of a light "vanilla extract" type of smell.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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BATHNBODY
 - Omaha
answer 3
It's similar, being vanilla and all, but I find it a lot sweeter, it reminds me of sugar cookies.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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starla
 - Miami, FL
answer 4
It's a little different. Somewhat heavier, the Vanilla Bean Noel is blended with caramel. It smells like a cross between Warm Vanilla Sugar and Cotton Candy. I look forward to it every year.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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bbwproductjunkie
 - MA
answer 5
I think it is pretty close. I love the warm vanila sugar and the vanilla bean noel is definitely my favorite holiday scent.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Kelly29
 - Indiana
answer 6
It is slightly different. It has a much richer smell than that of Warm Vanilla Sugar.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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tuttidolci
answer 7
I don't think it smells very close to warm vanilla sugar. I think it smells more like White Barn New York's Vanilla Cane Sugar...it's in the Tahitian Vanilla Candle Co. line (the same line as Vanilla Coconut). I hope this helps you.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Pheebs203
 - Indiana
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candles, am I doing it wrong?
Every Bath and Body Works candle I get burns good for a while and then the wick drowns. Am I doing something wrong?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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jaydee
 - ABQ, NM
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I have never had this problem with B&BW, Slatkin & Co. or White Barn candles. You may be trimming the wick(s) too short or you're not burning them long enough each time you're using them. I recommend that you burn the candles until there is about an inch of melted wax visible from the outside of the jar (This should take about 3-5 hours). Extinguish the candle and let it cool. If you're trimming the wicks, I would suggest that you stop doing so. Slatkin candles (which include all or most of B&BW and White Barn) are specially designed so you don't have to trim the wicks. If you follow the directions above, you shouldn't have any more problems from here on out. To fix your current candle, scrape the wax (if any) that is stuck to the sides of the jar off with a butter knife. Dig a small ring of wax from around the wick with a spoon and light the candle. In order to not waste the wax that you remove from the jar, I'd save it for a tart burner.

OR, if you don't want to dig the wax out, I'd invest in a candle warmer. That will eliminate your problem completely.
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answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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MsJodee
 - B-Town, IN
answer 2
Make sure when you start a new candle that you burn it long enough before extinguish it. The melt pool must cover the top.
What you may have now is a candle that has tunneled after a series of short burns. Now if you have wax along the sides of the jar it can melt and out goes your wick.
If that is the issue, try to scrap away some of the extra wax along the jar wall. Save it, you can use it in a tart burner. Then burn your candle until the pool is even along the top.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Maggierose
 - Reading, MA
answer 3
It depends on the candle. I bought my mother the new Tree candle in the glass jar, and she mentioned to me that the wick keeps drowning when she burns it.
As others have mentioned, burn time is important. The 14.5 ounce Slatkin candles are to be burned up to four hours. The wicks should be trimmed, contrary to popular believe, to around an eighth of an inch before each burn. The carbon bulbs that build up on them should also be brushed off so as not to fall into the wax pool while burning.
If you trim the wicks, you might be taking too much off. Try leaving them a little longer for awhile and you may see a difference. I'd also advise keeping the candle away from any draft if there is one.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 4
Are you trimming your wick? Harry Slatkin says that you do not have to trim his wicks. This is important because it generates enough heat to completely liquify the candle across the entire top. Also, keep an eye on it, sometimes they will tilt in which you just use a wick dipper to straighten it out and keep it centered.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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BBWLUVR
 - Modesto, CA
answer 5
You should trim the wick before every lighting.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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tuttidolci
answer 6
Make sure that every time before re-lighting your candle to trim the wick. Also, make sure to only burn your candle no more than 5 hours at a time.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Pheebs203
 - Indiana
answer 7
No, you're not doing anything wrong. I've had the same problem, but not with all B&BW candles. It's curious that some burn clean and beautifully, while others put themselves out by drowning the wick.
When I experience the "drowning wick syndrome," I pour some of the melted wax out into the trash can. Then I wipe down the sides of the candle with a paper towel before the wax cools. When you relight it and it evens out, it usually burns more cleanly.
I hope you have success!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
AppleJack
 - PA
answer 8
You are cutting your wick too short. Make sure you burn it about 3 hours at a time and trim the wick not too short after it cools.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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helpfullady8
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how can I get the wax from the sides of my white barn candle?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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dawngpc
 - florida
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I'm not sure what you're exact question is so I'll answer it both ways.
1) If you are having trouble with your candle burning down the middle, make sure to light it for 1 hour per inch in diameter. A large jar from B&BW needs to be lit for about 4 hours in order to melt the entire wax pool. This is especially true the first time you light a new candle. It will help it burn better every time you light it.
2) If you want to clean out the wax from a candles that's already burned down. Put it in your freezer for about 5-10 minutes and the wax should just pop right out. Any remaining residue can be cleaned up with a dish cloth and warm water.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
acfox
 - AZ
answer 2
The instructions on the actual candle or box should let you know that you're supposed to burn the candle for an hour per inch in diameter of the candle, so four inches, burn for four hours. That way, the candle burns evenly all around and you won't have issues with the wax. Also, it's good to trim the wick to about 1/4 of an inch.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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starla
 - Miami, FL
answer 3
When you burn your candles ensure that you burn the candle one hour for every inch in diameter. The burn pool should reach the glass before you extinguish. This way the wax will be even and burn straight down without tunneling.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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bbwproductjunkie
 - MA
answer 4
When burning candles, you must let them burn so that the entire top surface of the candle is melted... you get that "burn straight down the middle" effect when you dont burn it long enough. That should help!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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sadie092106
 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Question
How do the oil warmers work?
Do you have to purchase a specific type of candle to heat the oil? How many drops of oil do you need to put? Is it really the strongest way to fragrance a home?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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FiFi78
 - New York
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
As a former candle burner turned oil burner, I can answer your question honestly. You are free to choose the type of candle to use with your oil warmer, however it must be a circular tea light that is unscented. All of the oil warmers display this cautionary advisory. Secondly, the home fragrance oil recommends up to 20 drops of oil. If it is a really strong fragrance, I typically only use 10-12, as that is more than sufficient. If it is a more subtle scent or in a large room, I use 20 drops. Sometimes you can reuse the oil a few burns to help conserve oil, as well.
Oil warmers are, far and beyond, superior to candles. They are less messy, the tea light candles burn up to six hours, and they create a more sophisticated ambiance than candles do, and they are far less messy. I hope this helped!
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 2
To heat the oil, you put an UNSCENTED tealight candle on the bottom of the oil warmer. The candle heats the oil that you place on the top. Depending on how long you want to burn the oil, anywhere from 8 to 12 drops will suffice. I believe it is recommended not to use more than 12 drops, but I could be wrong. I LOVE my oil warmer and use it all the time. It works much better than candles at scenting your home!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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NikkiOfHawaii
 - Lancaster, CA
answer 3
I put 15 to 20 drops of oil in the oil warmer, A little really goes a long way. The oil is heated by a tealight. You will love using the oil warmers.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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SuperMom71295
 - Winnsboro La
answer 4
I just bought one this past weekend. I had used the wallflowers in the past and loved them, but couldn't find a fragrance that I liked this time and was ready for something a little different. I bought the little silver oil warmer that looks a little like an ornament. It's really easy to use. Just put a tealight (metal encased, fragrance free) in the bottom of the warmer and add about 15 drops of the oil to the top. Light the candle and the scent is evident almost immediately. I was surprised at how quickly it filled my apartment. I heard that the stone ones don't heat up as quickly as the metal ones, and the part that holds the oil is thicker so it might not be as potent. I recommend them! Much more fragrant than the wall flowers. Just be sure not to leave the house with it burning. Also, the oil warmer can get hot so watch out for that as well.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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sweetrueblue
 - Memphis, TN
answer 5
The candles needed are tea lites. They are placed in the bottom of the warmer. Only a few drops of oil are needed. They produce a strong smell, as the candle heats the oil. These are what is typically going in the stores.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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hogwild06
 - arkansas
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Which should I get Wallflower or Scentports?
Trying to decide between the Wallflowers and the Scentports for my house...any thoughts on which to get? Pro's or con's on one vs the other??
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
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David A. Executive Office
 - Columbus, Ohio
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I have used the Scentports and they do not last long. The fragrance is strong and I loved it, but within three weeks all of the oil was gone. It seems to be more expensive to use the Scentports.
answered 5 years ago
by
Ms Vee
answer 2
The Scentports seem to be a little stronger, but do not last as long as the wallflowers... the wallflowers are a bit less intense... but last a while longer... I personally like the scentport for larger rooms and the wallflowers for smaller spaces.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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sadie092106
 - West Palm Beach, Florida
answer 3
Scentports are stronger but they only last 4-6 weeks. Wallflowers by comparison last 6-8 weeks. It's a preference call. It really depends on the size of the room as well. The bigger the room the more fragrance you will need.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
nikih
answer 4
Wallflowers are better for a small room, and scentports are better for a larger room. I personally like the scentports more than the wallflowers and think they release a stronger scent.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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xobrit326
 - PA
answer 5
I would go with the wallflowers..seems like the reviews on the scentports most of them seem flawed (ie when they work they're reliable but half the time they aren't up to par..) and your scent may only last you 10 days with the scentport. I've never had a problem with the wallflowers.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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doeremi
 - Washington
answer 6
the scentport is great for larger rooms in the home. the fragrance bulbs last about 4-6 weeks.
the wallflower is great for smaller spaces and the bulbs last about 6-8 weeks.
hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
ashleymae6
answer 7
scentports are great for bigger rooms (living room, finished basement, etc), while wallflowers are great for smaller rooms (bathroom, bedroom). also, scentports last 4-6 weeks (because of the stronger scent) and wallflowers last 6-8 weeks. i use both in my home, depending on the room!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
knibb
answer 8
It depends on which rooms you want them in. Wallflowers are for smaller rooms, like bathrooms and small bathrooms...they don't put off as much of a scent. Scentports are for the bigger rooms, bedroom, family room,ect. they give off more scents. I have both in my house Wallflowers in the bathrooms and Scentports in the larger rooms! Hope this helps!!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
Tristy
answer 9
wallflowers are great for small rooms like bathrooms or laundry rooms and last 6-8 weeks
scentports are for larger rooms living rooms kitchens and last 4-6 weeks
so depending on the room your choosing to scent
if its large go with scentports if smaller go with wallflowers
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
xoxBBWgirlxox
answer 10
Why not do BOTH? Seriously though, it depends on where your putting them. I find Wallflowers are perfect for smaller rooms or where you desire the fragrance to not be strong. If you want a stronger fragrance, or have a larger room or a room with higher ceilings Scentports are your best bet. I use both just depending on the room. And remember, you want to layer your fragrance so Wallflowers & Scentports are your base notes. Remember to punch it up with a candle or a oil burner or room spray.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
SlatkinLover
 - Dallas, TX
answer 11
Wallflowers are a soft background fragrance for your room. Scentports are more intense fragrance but do not last as long as wallflowers.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
smllymy
Question
SCENTPORT or WALLFLOWERS
Can you please tell me the difference between these two?
Which one is better-or should I say puts out a stronger smell?
Does one last longer than the other?
THANK YOU
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
by
Coffeesniffer
 - Arkansas
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I totally prefer the Wallflower, and it also depends on the scent in it. The SCENTPORTS were totally unsatisfactory, they put out very little fragrance and were costlier since they were Slatkin.
answered 5 years ago
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Kymmyb
 - Illinois
answer 2
wallflowers are ideal for smaller areas like a bathroom or a bedroom or closet, scentports are idealistic for larger areas, because they diffuse more fragrance than wallflowers do.
answered 5 years ago
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Brown eyed girl
 - NY
answer 3
I have used wallflowers for years and find that it works very well as far as scent diffusion. I found that Scentport was more awkward to use.
answered 5 years ago
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patt1watt
 - Springfield, Massachusetts
answer 4
I prefer the Wallflowers as well.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
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Texas Barbie
 - Spring, Texas
answer 5
I thought the Creamy Caramel was strong in the Scentport but now I have the Pumpkin and I can hardly smell it. I prefer the wallflowers . I use them in several rooms and use it with the oil warmers to add a srtonger release of the fragrance I am using in the wallflowers unit at that time. The Scentport and the wallflowers don't last as long as they say though. I am lucky to get 4 weeks out of mine.Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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NahimanaCG
 - OHIO
answer 6
I agree with the reviews that say it depends on the scent you're using. I've had great luck with the Scentport using the Mandarin/Lime scent (my fave) but I recently purchased the Cinnamon Stick and Cinnamon/Clove scents and they don't seem to work at all. I thought my Scentport might be broken, so I bought a new one, but still no luck. The cinnamon fragrances work very well with the Wallflowers, though. Go figure?
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Bignewf44
 - central wisconsin
answer 7
The Scentport is made for the Slatkin Co., it's stronger in fragrance, and is sposed to last 4-6 weeks. The Wallflower is made by the White Barn Candle Co., it's weaker and is sposed to last 6-8 weeks.
You will notice though that Slatkin does make fragrances for the Wallflower but White Barn does not have fragrance bulbs that fit in the Scentport so you will not find fragrances such as Sweet Pea, Moonlight Path and so forth that will go into you Scentport. So the Scentport has fewer fragrances to choose from whereas the Wallflower has both companies frangrances to choose from.
I personally love the Scentport, I find it to be stronger and better to scent large spaces. I also like the smaller simpler design.
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SwtHrtTk
 - Hillsdale, MI
answer 8
I have both and I think it depends on the fragrance. Scentport does get warmer so I think that's why it may seem to smell a bit more potent. But I had black amethyst (wall flower) in my living room and it fragranced all the way to my kitchen and dining area. Now I have apple Scentport behind my dinner table. It fragrances all the way to my front door. Like some have stated previously- it depends on the fragrance.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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nooneyakabrandy
 - bmt,TX
answer 9
Scentports are stronger and in my opinion much better than wallflowers. The scent is stronger and with mine both last the same amount of time but i can barely smell the wallflowers. And it is true that some scents are just stronger thanothers.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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shellspace7111
 - MI
answer 10
Wallflowers typically tend to go on sale more frequently and they also tend to last a while longer than the Scentports do, despite the package estimate of 4-6 weeks plus. The Wallflowers also tend to burn less hot, while the Scentports get much warmer.
The Scentport is advertised to be twice as strong as the Wallflower, and for most fragrances, this is the case. Some fragrances in both Wallflower and Scentport are very 'quiet': they don't smell very strong.
I recommend Scentports for the large areas of the house, and Wallflowers for the smaller bedrooms or bathrooms.
I have also had some issues with my Scentports burning out excessively fast, releasing a burned oil smell, and having the oil turn a deep caramel color and coagulate. My theory is that if your outlet voltage runs higher than normal, it causes this.
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 11
Like everyone else said, i have also found scentports to be stronger. i like to constantly smell my favorite fragrance and not just when i walk into the room. however in a bathroom or small room wallflowers are sufficient and not over powering. i also have to switch to wallflowers during the holidays since there are no winter scentports :( maybe next year?!
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missingidina
 - New Jersey
answer 12
Scentports are better for a larger room because they release more fragrance than a wallflower. However, wallflowers last longer.
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xobrit326
 - PA
answer 13
The Wallflowers last longer, but the Scentports put out more smell. I prefer the Scentports. Wallflowers are for smaller rooms like the bathroom and the Scentports are for your larger rooms.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Tristy
answer 14
Wallflowers last 6-8 weeks and are better for smaller rooms or when you desire LESS fragrance. Scentports last 4-6 weeks and put out a stronger fragrance so they are great for larger rooms or rooms with high ceilings. I use both, it just depends on the room of the house.
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SlatkinLover
 - Dallas, TX
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what is your favorite scent
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bless
 - mississippi
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answer 1
Hands down - Fresh Baked Cookies! An awesome, down-home aroma that is definitely more powerful than most.
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nativfloridian
 - Florida
answer 2
CREAMY NUTMEG. It's sugary, it's sweet and its perfect for fall, or winter months when you want something warm, comforting and delicious.
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Missy
 - Rochester, NY
answer 3
I LOVE Spiced Cider. It is the perfect fall scent! Winter is really great for the upcoming holiday season too!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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FLgirl81
answer 4
My favorite Autumn scent is LEAVES. For the Holiday Season, I love The Perfect Christmas SPICE.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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NikkiOfHawaii
 - Lancaster, CA
answer 5
I love Midnight Pomegranate, Caramel and Pumpkin scents in the Fall/Winter, And Fresh Lemonade and Cucumber scents in the Summer/Spring. I adore Enchanted Orchid and Sweet Pea for anytime scents. But, I only use Lavendar Chamomile in the Bedroom because I like for that particular room to always have that peaceful, calming aroma.
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SuperMom71295
 - Winnsboro La
answer 6
my all time favorite is pineapple mango. I have about 20 bottles on the side just in case it ever discontinued. I absolutely love it
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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lannieluvsyou
 - new orleans, la
answer 7
Winter! it just got really cold out today so i switched all of my scentports out to wallflowers so i can use winter. i am also burning the new winter candle right now too. smells amazing and im ready for the holidays!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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missingidina
 - New Jersey
answer 8
It's not about finding just one scent. Harry Slatkin encourages us to fragrance layer with different fragrances in the same fragrance family. Combining similar scents in multiple forms really makes the scent your own.
For example, I always have Wallflowers and Scentports plugged into my house. I use a different fragrance in each room so as I walk from room to room I can smell the fragrance better. This also helps so that I don't get used to the fragrance and stop smelling it. When I feel like cozying up on the couch with my fiance I will light a few candles. Right now that we are in fall I like to light my Warm Vanilla Sugar 14.5 oz 3 wick candle. Since these candles have 3 wicks they create a larger melt pool pushing out the strongest fragrance. Then I take a few of my seasonal candles and light them. Recently it has been the Perfect Autumn Pumpkin, Perfect Autumn Leaves and Caramel Pumpkin. THEN when I'm having guest over I like to burn an oil in my oil warmer to POWER UP! the scent. I usually use something different then what I have burning in the candles, but I keep it in the same fragrance family. With the example above I would use spiced cider. Then right before my guests come in I spray 2 or 3 shots of a room spray right at the front door.
By mixing fragrances you can create a unique fragrance that is all your own. Sometimes I even mix different oils in my oil warmer. Here's one to try. Mix autumn apple with a caramel fragrance like caramel pumpkin to create "caramel apple".
This all may sound like a lot, but being in the house I get used to it and cant smell it after a while. But every time I have guests over they always say my house smells great, and they want to know what I'm using. I have 2 dogs and you would never guess we had dogs with the help of Harry Slatkin!
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CozyLuvr
 - Elyria, OH
answer 9
My favorite this fall is caramel pumpkin. It's the perfect scent for the season! It's not too sweet and not too pumpkin-y. I've purchased the wallflower, candle, and oil. Everyone loves the scent as they enter my home.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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SDL17
 - Houston
answer 10
I've got 3 that I am crazy about for this time of year: Henri Bendel Pomegranate, Slatkin Perfect Autumn Pumpkin and Perfect Autumn Apple. As we get closer to the Holidays I go for the Winter fragrance!
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David A. Executive Office
 - Columbus, Ohio
answer 11
I have more than one, it's too hard to narrow in one one!
For Fall I like perfect autumn leaves, perfect autumn pumpkin, caramel pumpkin, creamy nutmeg, and cinnamon & clove buds.
For Winter I like perfect christmas tree, perfect christmas winter, vanilla bean noel, winter candy apple, and creamy nutmeg.
I like to buy in candles, wallflowers, and oils.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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crystaldg
 - Rock Hill, SC
answer 12
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Tristy
answer 13
Fresh baked cookie!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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Blondie85572
answer 14
My all time hand's down if they ever discontinue it I'd die fragrance is Henri Bendel Lemon Verbena. Simply put it's the freshest sunniest scent I've ever had. In fact ANYTHING from Henri Bendel you will love. They are the MOST exquisite candles Bath & Body Sells.
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SlatkinLover
 - Dallas, TX
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