Laboratory Notes and Observations: What is a Variation?

Since 2018 when We began creating 100% soy candles with eccentric scents, rich colors & unique methods, coveted variations and creations have been a defining attribute that separates E Scentrix from other candle companies.

With far over 300 different combinations recorded and counting, there truly is something for everyone!

However, with so many different choices, it can rightfully make any sensible person confused as to what they actually want. This explanation of variations and creations will help you make sense of a scent being described. The goal of scent variants and creations is to amaze, not confuse you!

A variation could be described as:
-one, two or a multitude of fragrance oils blended together to form a mixture, in which one of the fragrances is 50% or more of the total mixture.

With the latter being expressed, it's easy to understand why variations are created with much consideration to the fragrance that dominates the mixture. The objective is to create a scent that is similar to that of the variant by pronouncing or covering some of the variants attributes.

Past experiences have proved that some fragrances blend well with almost anything. This may be because of their well rounded tones or observable intensive physical properties like density or viscosity. A classic example for this would be Cactus Blossom with over 15 different variations.

On the other hand, some fragrance oils that imitate designer scents or food scents, have very distinctive and well developed notes that are better off not variated much or at all. These types of fragrances often eclipse or clash with the fragrances they attempt to variate with. The result will likely be a scent that's too arbitrary to delight anyone's senses.

An example of this situation would be Da' Fruity Candle. Even to those who have never experienced it in person, a variation of Da' Fruity Candle can easily be denoted as such. It doesn't make much sense to variate it because of it's strong presence amongst any other scent. Many times, a scent like this can even be detected if trace amounts are used in the formation of a creation.

A creation is
- A mixture of many different fragrance oils at varying or at the same proportion, combining their individual notes and tones to create one scent.

Creations are routinely more difficult recipes. When returning for a second time, there must be a great deal of planning in order to make sure a creation is replicated true to it's proportions. Using too much of one ingredient could squander the chance to create a well known recipe. Once mixed, there's no way to separate the fragrance oil or redo it. You can always add, but never subtract. In addition, some creations have ingredients that come from different suppliers. There's no possible way to predict supplier behavior; they can discontinue, raise the price, be out of stock, or change the chemical composition of any given fragrance oil.

Yet, at the expense of all the pain comes the reward. Many creations are regarded as personal favorites, such as "Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll" or "Falling Leaves".

-Thank you for reading and be sure to check for more "Laboratory Notes and Observations"!