About our Candle Fragrance Strength
Zionsville Candle Company prides itself on producing a truly natural soy candle product. As we don't add artificial stabilizers and scent strengthening ingredients, we are truly reliant on the natural properties of the fragrance oils, the soy bean wax, the wick or "fire power," and the color. These are the only items we put into the candle. As a result, some of our candles are stronger than others.
Many candle companies claim to be "triple scented," "saturated," etc. Well, the fact is, soy candle wax can chemically only hold a certain amount of fragrance before it becomes saturated like a sponge. In fact, candles that are "over fragranced" can even "leak" or "sweat." Some research has backed that over-scented candles can become fire hazards.
Zionsville Candle strictly follows our fragrance manufactures' guidelines on the total amount of fragrance to mix per pound of wax. We add the max safely allowed, and using our "Perfect Pour Method," make certain the fragrance is consistently mixed through-out our soy candles. But guess what, everyone is different, so we've found that heavier versus lighter fragrance choices is a positive! Not everyone likes an "overpowering candle," and for some people, too much fragrance is never possible.
How we rate our candles
We "score" our candles based on two properties: 1) the "sniff test," and 2) the "throw test."
The "Sniff test" is the "strength" a Zionsville Candle has to your nose prior to burning. Your sense of smell is as unique as your fingerprint, so everyone is different. But we estimate the Sniff test on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being lightest, to 5 being heaviest.
The "Throw test" is the strength a Zionsville Candle has as it's burning. Some of our candles are very light, and some will fill an average house! As a rule of thumb, the size of the candle has a lot to do with the throw, but different fragrances pack different punches as far as "throwing" the fragrance.
So a Zionsville Candle can have a max score of 5 for Sniff, and 5 for Throw.
If you're in the market for a heavy fragranced candle that you don't even need to light to smell, go with a hi Sniff score. If you're looking for a light candle fragrance, whether it's lit or not, go with a medium to low Sniff and Throw score. And if you want maximum fragrance, go with a high Sniff and Throw score!
Here's a list of our fragrances. We offer over 60 currently, and some seasonally throughout the year! lt = "light"
|Airport Cinnamon Buns||Natural/Dye Free ||Cinnamon Buns||4||2|
|Annie's Spring Rain||Natural/Dye Free||Spring and Airy||4||4|
|Apple and Oaks||Natural/Dye Free||Apple-ish||3||3|
|Bath Time||Natural/Dye Free||Baby Powder||3||3|
|Brick Street Cabernet||Natural/Dye Free||Cabernet||5||5|
|Bump and Crunch Pumpkin Cake||Natural/Dye Free||Pumpkin/Gingerbread||5||5|
|Bushel of Berries||Natural/Dye Free||Berries||5||4|
|Butter Cream||Natural/Dye Free||Butter Cream||2||2|
|Butterscotch on the Rocks||Natural/Dye Free||Butterscotch||2||2|
|Cafe Caramel||Natural/Dye Free||Caramel||3||2|
|Candy Cane Lane||Natural/Dye Free||Peppermint||5||5|
|Carrot Cake||Natural/Dye Free||Carrot Cake||5||4|
|Natural/Dye Free||Chocolate Chips||5||5|
|Chocolate Covered Cherries||Natural/Dye Free||Chocolate Cherries||5||4|
|Christmas on East 5th||Natural/Dye Free||Spicey and Sweet||4||4|
|Citrus Fresh Odor Eliminator||Natural/Dye Free||Lemon and Lime||4||5|
|Clothesline Breeze||Natural/Dye Free||Fresh Laundry||5||5|
|Coffee in Your PJ's||Natural/Dye Free||Fresh Coffee||3||3|
|Cool Springs||Natural/Dye Free||Summer/Spring||4||3|
|Daffodil Fields||Natural/Dye Free||Daffodil||3||3|
|Date Night||Natural/Dye Free||Men's Cologne||5||4|
|Ever Evergreen||Natural/Dye Free||Pine||5||5|
|Everyone Loves Lavender||Natural/Dye Free||Lavender||5||4|
|Eve's Juniper Breeze||Natural/Dye Free||Fresh Floral||4||2|
|Eve's Tempting Apple||Natural/Dye Free||Apple Pie||4||5|
|Fresh Cucumber Melon||Natural/Dye Free||Cucumber Melon||3||3|
|Fresh Cut Grass||Natural/Dye Free||Fresh Cut Grass||5||4|
|Fresh Pear||Natural/Dye Free||Fresh Pear||4||1|
|German Chocolate Cake||Natural/Dye Free||Chocolate Cake||4||5|
|Ginger Peach||Natural/Dye Free||Ginger Peach||4||3|
|Gingerbread Island||Natural/Dye Free||Gingerbread||5||5|
|Holiday Gifts||Natural/Dye Free||Holiday Fragrance||3||3|
|Hot Cocoa Cold Day||Natural/Dye Free||Hot Cocoa||5||5|
|Hot Fudge Brownie||Natural/Dye Free||Hot Fudge||5||5|
|Jelly Bean||Natural/Dye Free||Jelly Bean||3||2|
|Johnny's Pecan Pie||Natural/Dye Free||Pecan Pie||3||3|
|Karl's Green Tea||Natural/Dye Free||Green Tea||5||5|
|Kathleen's Spiced Apples||Natural/Dye Free||Spiced Apple||3||2|
|Leather Boots||Natural/Dye Free||Leather||5||3|
|Lemon Pucker||Natural/Dye Free||Lemons||5||5|
|Lily of the Valley||Natural/Dye Free||Lily||2||2|
|Mom's Lilac Bush||Natural/Dye Free||Lilac||4||4|
|Movie Hot Buttered Popcorn||Natural/Dye Free||Buttered Popcorn||5||1|
|Nuts About Hazel||Natural/Dye Free||Hazelnut||4||4|
|Pina Colada Cruise||Natural/Dye Free||Pina Colada||3||3|
|Pure||Natural/Dye Free||Pure (no scent)||0||0|
|Purely Pomegranate||Natural/Dye Free||Pomegranate||5||5|
|Rose's Victorian Rose||Natural/Dye Free||Victorian Rose||4||4|
|Sage & Citrus||Natural/Dye Free||Sage & Citrus||5||4|
|Snow Angel ||Natural/Dye Free|
|Snow Flake||Natural/Dye Free||Floral-Holiday||2||1|
|Spicy, Dicey, Santa||Natural/Dye Free||Sweet/Spicy||4||4|
|Strawberry Champagne||Natural/Dye Free||Strawberry Champagne||3||4|
|Sugar Cookie||Natural/Dye Free||Sugar Cookie||2||2|
|Sunday Morning Hotcakes||Natural/Dye Free||Blueberry Hotcakes||5|| |
|Sweet Pea||Natural/Dye Free||Floral-Green Fields||5||5|
|Tangerine Dreams||Natural/Dye Free||Tangerine||4||3|
|Vanilla Silk||Natural/Dye Free||Vanilla||3||3|
|Warm Banana Nut Bread||Natural/Dye Free||Banana Nut Bread||5||5|
|Wild, Wild, Wolfeberry||Natural/Dye Free||Mulberry||4||4|
Again, remember that everyone's noses are different! these are scores based on our staff's opinions.
check out our soy candles, and scented soy candle products here.
you can purchase our spa soy candles in any of the above fragrances, but our pet line of soy candles only come in vanilla at this time.