Candle Power

Herman, Steve
February 2003
Global Cosmetic Industry;Feb2003, Vol. 171 Issue 2, p52
Trade Publication
Focuses on the growth of the environmental fragrance category of candles. Chemical structures of paraffin; Factors affecting fragrance solubility; Effects of the structure of wax on combustion.


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