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    Default 2013 Halloween and Autumn Scents, Candles and Fragranceology Discussion Thread

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to get a thread started where we discuss the scents of Autumn and Halloween. I'm a huge fan of all the holiday aromas and begin my annual scent-a-thon at the start of September.

    I buy all of the Yankee Candle offerings but also have recently bgeun mixing in some scents from Scentsationsla, who I feel make outstanding Halloween scents.
    So I thought we could discuss your favorite smells, custom blends that you make, and what you're looking forward to trying for this fall. Also, hopefully we'll get some rumors as to what Yankee Candle may be offering us this year.

    I'll get started: One of my favorite custom scents that I mixed up last year was what I call Halloween. I melt in a jar a votive of the Yankee Candle annual Halloween patchoulli offering, a half of a tart of Evening Air and one scent cube of Witch's Brew (Licorice) from Scentsationals. It has a big throw, lasts for about a week, and to me just smells like everytthing Halloween should.

    So what about you guys?

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    I take every chance I can to recommend Darkcandles as one of the best suppliers for sinister or autumnal scents out there.

    http://www.darkcandles.com/

    This Spring and Summer will give you plenty of time to decide what scents you want for Halloween. Graveyard? Dark Carnival? Bonfire? The best Clove on the market? You can get candles, heated scents and oils. Popular place for a reason.

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    Spats, I have to try them this year. I vow every year to place an order but always forget. So many people love their stuff. We need those members who use their stuff to give us reviews, much like Hilda and her Yankee reviews. It would be much appreciated!

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    Well, like I said, I think Darkcandles.com has the best pure clove scent available.

    Scents work like this - candles give a suggestion to the air, something you smell every now and then, nice touch for those who don't want the entire house perfumed.
    Wax melts give a constant smell, stronger than candles, but generally confined to the room they are in, with a little travel down the hallway. The strongest is the simmering oil. It can fumigate an entire residence easily.

    I like Bonfire, a smokey orange smell with some spice in it. Nice, general autumn scent, really kills the summer heat.
    Dark Carnival is one of the most popular. It smells like a circus midway, minus the animals. It is popcorn and sugar, best description I can give.
    Haunted House was surprising. I figured it would be a musty old house, but it is a sweet musk with some leather and wood tones to it. Very 'sitting in the parlor on a stormy night' kind of a smell.

    Some people are nuts for Jack O' Latte, a coffee/pumpkin spice combo that for lots of folks is just the epitome of a dark October night. Haven't tried it myself, but I intend to as soon as it returns to Darkcandles this summer.

    I buy smaller candles. I like the small hint in the air. My house is small, though, and a larger residence would likely benefit from a wax melt or oil.

    Hope that helps as a review. I still have a lot of scents from Darkcandles to try.

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    Thanks, I think I need them all! I just clicked on their website and they have a "Werewolf Collection" as well! OMG !

    I am going for the oils. They have a Buy 4 get 1 free deal right now.

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    double post

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    I just heard about their new summer scent "Campfire Treat". That sound sremarkeable for the fall. Another custom blend I do is what I call Samhain. It's got Yankee Candle Firesde, Apple Cider, Autumn Leaves and Harvest Moon from Scentsationals. I may substitute Firesdie with Campire Treat. The goal of this scent is to smell like a crisp outdoor fall party to celebrate the season.

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    Following this thread! I had so much fun reading about the Yankee Candles last year. I'm very seasonal with my scents, so I won't break out the fall candles until September, but I like having my shopping list all ready to go! Last year Apple Pumpkin became a new favorite, thanks to a recommendation from a HF member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloween Scream View Post
    Following this thread! I had so much fun reading about the Yankee Candles last year. I'm very seasonal with my scents, so I won't break out the fall candles until September, but I like having my shopping list all ready to go! Last year Apple Pumpkin became a new favorite, thanks to a recommendation from a HF member.
    I love apple pumpkin. I had to go back to Yankee for seconds! I too never burn autumn scents until September 1st. I love mixing them up. It's become a hobby of mine. I have 3 candle warmers around the house and actually use a knife to chop up pieces of candles and tarts for a variety of blends.

    I have a spreadsheet I use that I have been working on for years (at work when I'm bored). It has all of my favorite Halloween and Thanksgiving movies, as well as all of the Yankee Candle and Scentsationals scents I have tried. I broke that section down into current perrennial favorites and new items, retired scents that I try to re-create, and custom blends that I make. This was last year's list of custom fragrances (some were Yankee Candle ideas but ya can't waste a good idea)
    PUMPKIN PATCH - HARVEST AND SPICED PUMPKIN
    TRICK OR TREAT - CANDY CORN AND BUTTER CREAM
    HALLOWEEN – LICORICE, PATCHOULLI
    HAUNTED CANDY - CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE, WHOOPIE PIE, BUTTER CREAM, CARAMEL
    HALLOWEEN NIGHT – PATCHOULLI, LICORICE, EVENING AIR , HARVEST MOON
    COZY CABIN - AUTUMN LEAVES AND AUTUMN LODGE
    HARVEST KITCHEN - KITCHEN SPICE AND HARVEST
    JACK O’LANTERN – SPICED PUMPKIN, CREAMY CARAMEL
    SAMHAIN - AUTUMN LEAVES, FIRESIDE, HARVEST MOON AND APPLE CIDER
    CRYPT - ROSE AND PATCHOULI
    AUTUMN AFTERNOON – LEAVES, EVENING AIR, PINE, FIRESIDE
    BLACK JACK - LICORICE AND BUTTERCREAM

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    u kno what reminds me of halloweeen? the smell of hot glue ... seriously ... i'm weird like that

    amk
    Buddha: "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
    Dorothy Parker purportedly said: "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity".

 

 
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