Candle lovers, at some point or another probably will come across the widely used term “triple scented”. This term is primarily used by handmade candle makers. A triple scented candle seems like an amazing idea. Wouldn’t you want one? The term seems to denote that if I bought such a candle, I would be getting an extremely strong candle, in terms of scent, right? I could even assume that, if I purchased such a candle, it just may mean that other candles that are not marketed as “triple scented” are not strong and, essentially, has less fragrance than my triple scented candle has. This is where I'm going to uncover the truth about the true meaning of “triple scented.”
If you follow a recipe to bake a cake, you will see that the way your cake comes out is determined by the exact ingredients you use. Take egg
If you already had a pretty good concept of what density is, I apologize. However, I find it best, for the sake of the point being properly understood, to just brush up a bit on some of these things, since they're not exactly topics that most people discuss at the dinner table, if you know what I mean.
All of that said, take into consideration the fact that all candle wax is not going to be of the same quality, and each different wax will hold only a certain amount of fragrance oil. So it is important to note that a candle maker cannot use more than that specific amount of oil that a candle wax can hold, or they run the risk of their customers buying a rather smoky candle. Like the size of the eggs that varies for the cake recipe, the density of the fragrance oil used in making a candle is going to also vary. Therefore the amount of oil used in a candle is going to depend on two very important things: the density of the fragrance oil used and the actual wax (amount and type) that is used.
As you can see, from the infographic here, if you have a candle that's marketed as triple scented and one that is not. There are clear indications that three times the amount of fragrance oil has been added to make a candle, 'triple scented.' Why? Simply because whatever type of wax that's used to create your candle will only be able to hold a set amount of fragrance before the oil will just sink to the bottom. If your paraffin wax will only hold 1.5 ounces, there's no way to add three times that amount
So, now the answer to the question, are you getting triple the amount of scent in your triple scented candle? That answer is no. Even when the phrase, "triple scented" is tossed around, the bottom line still remains that the same way you can't pour more water in a barrel than the barrel can hold. Take a look at this discussion on Nature's Garden's Facebook page about triple scented topics, and get a real live look at
I think at the end of the day, what you want in a candle is an even burning experience with a great scent throw. With that, just like your ingredients in achieving the best tasting cake are going to matter, so will the ingredients of your candle. The most significant factor in deciding the quality of a candle is not if it's “triple scented." A quality candle boils down to how the elements of the candle work together to create a product that you will love, a product that burns evenly and offers a scent throw that suits your desire.