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  1. Speaking of AMS scents... I love them also, however, I seem to be having a problem getting my last order. I placed a moderate sized order, and also tried her new scented laundry soap. That was on August 15h and I haven't heard anything at all. I have emailed her twice now with no response. Has anyone else had a problem?
  2. Debra ~ I did contact Janet (Haley's) about my order and she was very apologetic. She also said she had not received any other complaints so that it must have been just something with my order. However, it appears that at least 3 of us have had a similar experience in the last couple of weeks, so it has to be more than just my order. It probably would be good to let her know so she can try to figure out what's going on. Just curious... other than the buttercream tarts with the rancid odor that others have also recognized, all of the items of mine that had the odd smell were her palm wax. Is that the case with you or any other people who have received bad orders from Haley's? Doris
  3. Yep...same thing happened to me. I ordered about 1 month ago. I was sent a bunch of scents I don't think I ordered...but without an email receipt or box receipt I wasn't sure. Most of them had/have a weird note to them (buttercream was not to my liking at all!!!!) and they have a similar scent. Everything was strange!!! I know a lot of people like this business and I'm sure she's a lovely person, but not a vendor for me. Maggie ~ While I'm not happy that you have had a similar experience, at least I know I'm not crazy! I was just totally floored because for the most part, the entire order is not usable. I did order one candle in White Cake as well as tarts in that same scent, and they seem perfectly fine. I honestly believe that it might be an issue of contamination. I'm not a candle maker of course, but it seems to me that given the fact that oils can be difficult to clean, if one is not particularly cautious between making products of different scents, this could really become a problem. Gail ~ I've debated as to whether to contact her or not. I'm quite sure it wasn't intentional, but then again I did make this purchase with the intention of enjoying it and I can't. Given my suspicions of contamination, I think I will let her know because if so, she clearly needs to be more careful. Doris
  4. I haven't been here in a bit but reading yesterday's "melting treasures" I noted that some of you have had an issue with Haley's Buttercream Cupcake. I just received a fairly large order from her yesterday, and am a bit perplexed - don't quite know what to think. Almost 3/4 of my order pretty much smells exactly alike, regardless of the scent. They are different colors, different wax... but they all have this sickening sweetness. I tried melting the pink sugar, and it smells nothing like pink sugar and my husband gagged and complained quite loudly when he walked into the room where I was melting it. I agreed it was not pleasant. Then I tried the buttercream. While this one did not have the odd sweet odor, it did smell rancid like someone else had mentioned. I immediately got rid of it, but the odor stuck around for a while. I don't typically have trouble with most buttercream scents, although there are some I don't care for. This was different... I'm not sure what's going on with the others that all smell alike. Makes me wonder if somehow one oil contaminated a number of others? Just curious if anyone else has experienced this problem. Haley's is not new to me, although I have only ordered once before. However, that order was fine and I ordered some of the same scents this time. Just very odd...
  5. IKEA lights are cheap - IF you can get them in the store. The high cost on Ebay is mostly due to shipping. I just wish IKEA sold them online, but unfortunately they don't. At $4.99 for 100 tea lights that last a minimum of 5 hours each - that's a real bargain. I even called the store that I go to (which is too far away for a casual visit) and asked if they would ship in large quantity - they won't. It's against their policy....
  6. I have to agree with the poster who mentioned Glimmas by Ikea. They are BY FAR the best tea lights I have found. Easily as good as Yankee's super expensive ones! The price is phenomenal also. Considering they last several hours and I have never had a dud, they are $4.99 for 100, which makes them quite a bargain. They also re-light pretty easily, which I do frequently. The closest Ikea to me is an hour away, so whenever I'm in the area I stop and stock up. In fact, I was there 2 weeks ago and bought 10 packages which equals 1000 tea lights! Considering everyone else likes them too, I tend to give a few away... but they should last me a few months - hopefully!
  7. Yankee has brought back one of their oldie but goodie scents, "Hearts & Flowers." I bought a large jar, but I would really like to find some tarts also. Of course, when they bring the oldies back, they only have the large jars - nothing else. So... does anyone know of a high quality vendor that has a Hearts & Flowers Yankee dupe in tarts? I've seen a couple on eBay, but I don't know the vendors and I'm hesitant to try. I've not had the best of luck with random eBay vendors other than the couple of really reliable ones like Carol. Any suggestions?
  8. Oh gee... didn't know that I had to sign up again... oh well... I just went and did it.
  9. I am on the newsletter list because I just checked, but I didn't receive notice of one. If possible, cold you email me the newsletter privately rather than post it? Thank you!
  10. Thanks so much! I think I'll have to check that one out... Have you tried Candledippers before? I haven't purchased anything from that vendor - at least until now. Any opinions anyone?
  11. Well...... I haven't had the nerve to count them lately, but just for description purposes, I have... Candles in the pantry, candles in the armoire... candles in boxes, and candles in the closets. I have tarts in the desk drawers, tarts in the hall, tarts in MORE closets that are clearly wall to wall. There are tarts in pretty baskets, waiting to be used, tarts in the corners that feel neglected and abused... There are tarts in the bathroom tarts in my dreams My poor hubby is complaining, his shirts smell like custard creams! The scents have taken over, what am I to do? Buy some more, of course, she says! Then I'll melt some for you!
  12. Believe it or not, I filled up my tank today and it was $3.21 a gallon. That's the lowest it's been since I can't remember when. I have a feeling howver, that come tomorrow it will be a different story...
  13. I always figure I could have a worse addiction ... Of course, when it gets to the point that you start collecting pretty boxes to house the growing multitudes of tarts... mmm.... I REALLY need to lockdown for a bit. Small chance of that happening......
  14. I am melting the most wonderful and unusual scent I think I've had to this point. It's called Summer Breeze from Soy Candles by Phebes. The web site is http://www.soycandlesbyphebes.com/ They are a bit pricey (clamshells are $3.95), but shipping is free, so it all evens out. The website itself is quite visually appealing and it just makes you want to dive right into it! I ordered clamshells in Summer Breeze, Blueberry Supreme, and Sweet Cotton. The Blueberry is the most authentic scent I've found and I can assure you, I've tried quite a few. I haven't tried the cotton yet, but "sweet" definitely describes it. It's very different from the usual clean type scents. Go take a look!
  15. I'm loving the scents tonight!!!! In the kitchen I have MookieDoodle's Watermelon Bubblegum. I don't like watermelon by itself, but WOW!!! This is soooo good....!!!!! In the living room I have CYS Pure of Heart. This is one of her most delicious scents, in my opinion. It's a combo of Marshmallow, cotton candy, and something else, I forget... I could have this one meet me at the door every day!~ The bathroom has YC's Beach Walk. I like this one, but it's kind of subtle, so I only use it in small rooms. Now for the best of the night, so far! In the bedroom. I have one of Mookie Doodle's new scents, Pink Buttermint. This is so good I can taste it. You know those little sweet and soft mints that neighborhood restaurants have at the register to scoop out with a spoon? Well, that's the scent, but with a touch of pink added. Oh MY! I'm loving it!
  16. In the kitchen, it's Watermelon Cotton Candy by Front Porch... very nice and I will have to order more since I've used the entire clamshell now! The living room has Vanilla Berry by CHC... this one is pretty pooped out in just a couple of hours. The bathroom has RainForest by Colonial candles. I'm melting it in a 14watt Jackal warmer and I think it needs more than that wattage. I probably should have used a tealight. The scent is lovely but far too subtle for even a bathroom. The bedroom has Pink Paradise by Mookie Doodle, one of my new favorite vendors. Jenn has concocted a buch of new blends that are absolutely delicious. There are so many good ones it's hard to choose! I'm expecting a new huge order any day an can't wait!
  17. 100?!?!?! Probably closer to 1000!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I know, without a doubt that I have at least 500 tarts if each one were to be counted separately. It's a DISEASE!!! I think I need an intervention...... :oops: That doesn't count the candles I have stashed in every conceivable place. There IS an advantage however.... I am never short something for a gift! :P The person below me considers their furbaby or furbabies like one of the children!
  18. I've got a variety going today ~ Kitchen ~ Juicy Watermelon candle by YC complemented by a Front Porch Candle Co. melt in Watermelon Cotton Candy. Yum! Living Room ~ Busy Bee's Palm tart in Cotton Candy - very strong! Also the end of a YC Vanilla Cupcake candle. They are quite complementary. Bathroom ~ Mookie Doodle's Seaport Village. This is a nice soft and relaxing scent that is most appropriate for a bathroom. Bedroom ~ Mookie Doodle's Violet Blossom. This is an excellent violet. I haven't found many violet scents that are not combos and nicely scented on their own. This one does the trick.
  19. These posts on the Lockdown category are some of the funniest I have read anywhere. I think the main reason we keep coming to Candlefind is we have finally found a group of people who understand our scent compulsions. Thank heavens! Patsy I totally agree. Absolutely NO ONE has understood this addiction I have...until I found all of you! Fortunately, I have also addicted a good friend of mine. It started slowly... One day when she was visiting and commenting about my candles everywhere, I said, "I'm sure I have something here that you might like. Do you like florals or bakery items?" She commented, "You know I love florals with my garden and all. Lily of the Valley is probably my favorite." I followed that with, "Well, wouldn't you know it! I happen to have a Lily of the Valley candle and some tarts. Here... take these and you can have one of my tart burners to see how you like it!" A couple of weeks later she asked what other scents I could recommend, so I have her a handful of various types of tarts and off she went.... And there it is.... Another one bites the dust!
  20. I've seen Stonehenge, but... I have never ~ been skydiving had plastic surgery eaten lobster
  21. I'm not Dabba, but I also had an experience with McCarleys. I thought the wait was excessively long considering that my order was not that large and it wasn't a major sale. To be honest, I only cared for 2 of the 10 scents I received. Two of them were absolutely awful and I wasn't even going to melt them, but figured I bought them, maybe they would be better when melted - WRONG! I had to put them out right away and air the house out. The 2 scents I did like however, I really loved. Still, I don't think I would chance a reorder. She did send 2 samples, and one of those Lavendar Vanilla, was one of the scents I really liked. The other was some type of vanilla scent. Sugar Cookie and some kind of a Struedel scent were the ones that I and the rest of the family, gagged on.
  22. I can attest to all of her fabulous Pink Sugar scents - I think I have managed to get them all!!!! Also, if you are at all in to cotton candy and/or marshmallow, those scents are also to die for! CYS is one of the very few e-tailers that I will buy from without a sale - Candle Haven is the other.
  23. Name: Doris Home: New Jersey Married 30 years to another candle lover Kids: 3 boys, ages 28, 25, and 18, the eldest 2 out of college and both engaged to be married August 08 and June 09. One girl, age 16. Pets: 2 dogs, Quinn, American Eskimo, age 14 and diabetic, and Wagner, big shaggy dog mix, age 7. Scents: Marshmallow blends, bakery and most anything with vanilla. Love chocolate to eat, hate it in a tart. Hobbies: Used to love hiking until diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease last year - hoping to be able to get back to it eventually on a smaller scale. Also love going to school! Currently working on a 2nd Masters. Work: I love my work - Registered Nurse working as an elder abuse investigator for the State of NJ Public Advocate - also a therapist part-time.
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