Chandler: one who makes and or sells candles.

Cold Throw (CT):

The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is not burning.


To allow a candle to set or age to help enhance it's hot throw. Soy candles typically 2 weeks for optimal performance. 

Fragrance oil (FO):
A blend of synthetic and/or natural components used to create scented oil

Fragrance/Scent Load:

Amount of fragrance a wax will hold, usually stated in a percentage.

Hot throw (HT):
The fragrance emitted from a candle when it is burning.


International Fragrance Association

Melt pool:
The wax that liquefies as a candle burns.

Memory Burn:

The most crucial burn to your new candle is its first one! This is what is known as a memory burn. The initial burn is the one that is most vital to a complete melt pool. And, even more importantly a memory burn in the candle is the one that sets the boundaries and scent throw for every burn after that.

Carbon build up on the tip of a wick after burning.

Paraffin wax:
Made of refined petroleum; most commonly used wax in candle making.


Research Institute For Fragrance Materials

Scent throw:

The fragrance emitted by a candle.  (See also cold and hot throw)

Soy wax:
An all natural wax made of soy beans.  A clean burning wax that is a natural alternative to paraffin.

When a wick does not make a full melt pool in a candle leaving a ring of unmelted wax on the sides.