Understanding Throw & Notes in Wax Melts - Dayas Essence

Understanding Throw & Notes in Wax Melts

What is “THROW”, “NOTES” ?”

Throw refers to the amount of scent given off by the wax or how far you’re able to smell it. 

There are two types of throw: COLD & HOT

Cold throw refers to the scent of the wax in its cold solid-state.

Hot throw refers to the scent of the wax when its melted and the degree to which it fills the room with aroma.

This is often described as light, medium, or strong

While all of Daya’s waxes are loaded with the absolute maximum amount of fragrance, there are multiple factors that go into a good scent throw.

These include the temperature of the wax burner, the room temperature, room size, external influences such as fans and either window or doors open, and how the melts are packaged or stored play a part in.

The type of wax used, (we use paraffin as this performs at a greater level) even the fragrance oil, some oils are designed to be punchy and some subtle, plus also how the vendor made the melts, mistakes in the making can affect quality, There are so many factors.

Variations in any of these factors can increase or decrease your scent throw.

Another point as well to help people understand is what do top notes, middle notes and the base notes mean when talking about fragrance?

A perfect combination of these three makes a fragrance lasting and very appealing.

Top Note = This is the initial impression that the fragrance oil makes when you first smell a wax melt, its the most volatile, meaning it will evaporate the quickest.

Middle note = The middle note is the ” heart” of the fragrance. It can take 10 to 20 minutes for the middle notes to fully develop. When you are burning a melt the middle notes are the most prominent.

Base note = This is called the ” dry-down” base notes are what gives the melt the lasting qualities, this is the scent that lingers the longest, even after the burner is switched off.


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