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    What is candle testing?

    Each season we release four never-before-sniffed fragrances in what we call Candle Testers. This experience allows you to try out potential scents alongside THOUSANDS of our candle friends and ensure your thoughts are heard directly by our team. At the end of each round, the most popular fragrance is chosen to officially launch into the Antique Candle Co. ® lineup.

    That’s right! YOU have the final say on what candle makes your home the coziest!

    When is the next candle testing round?

    Fall Candle Testers are HERE. 🎉

    Be sure to snag your own testers while you can, they're only available until July 16th or while supplies last!

    What fragrances will I be testing?

    We've received sooo many amazing suggestions from our candle friends, but here's the line up for this round:

    Mahogany Cedar | A soothing aroma of warm mahogany with crisp citrus and sweet juniper berries, highlighted by red cedar, fresh fir, and rich clove, with soft notes of oakmoss and sandalwood.

    Main Street Bakery | An irresistible scent of sweet, freshly baked goods from the local bake shop with warm, nostalgic blends of cinnamon sugar, fresh clove, buttery caramel, toasted almond, and vanilla glaze.

    Pumpkin Woods | A warm, cozy blend of fresh pine and pumpkin spice with rich notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger zest, highlighted by ripe pumpkin and soothing woods.

    Harvest Spice | A sweet medley of orange peel, dried berries, crisp apple, and lemon zest, intertwined with warm cinnamon, clove, star anise, and peppercorn spices, finished with earthy notes of pine and maple.

    Who can be a candle tester?

    YOU get a Candle Tester! YOU get a Candle Tester. EVERYBODY gets a Candle Tester! Everyone has the chance to purchase and try out these one-of-a-kind scents and give us their pick. Starting July 9th, you'll be able to snag your very own set of candle testers!

    How do you choose tester fragrances?

    For our team, the MOST fun part of testing is that all scents are collaboratively crafted to reflect suggestions from previous rounds, comments through our social pages, and ideas we receive from our email friends!

    If you have dreamed about it we would LOVE to hear about it, and better yet, make it happen!

    How long does it take to test candles?

    We recommend burning each candle for around 2-4 hours each!

    This will ensure your candle creates a full pool of melted wax at the surface and fills the room with a high-quality, long-lasting smell.

    Where should I test my candles?

    For best results, we recommend testing your candles in a small to medium sized room. To prevent the mixture of scents, be sure to burn each candle in separate spaces or allow enough time between burns clear the room of fragrance.

    Our Tester Sample Packs should be tested in a smaller closed-off area such as bathrooms or bedrooms.

    What if my favorite doesn’t get chosen?

    Three words. We've. Got. YOU! At the end of each round, our fragrance experts log and take notes on each fragrance to see what our friends LOVED, and on the opposite end, what they thought could use a bit more pizzazz.

    We use what we've learned to ensure that any fragrances that happen to come back are better than ever before!

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