I love these jars. Sleek and beautiful. Although some people aren't liking the inconsistency in the paint, I have no problem with a distressed look. (It's not that often though). It gives character. But if you're looking for total perfection, then these may be a little tricky. I love the size but make sure to look at the size before purchase in case its smaller than you hoped for. Also my labels are stuck! haven't had an issue with them coming off. Same for my wick stickers. Iv'e never used the discontinued version, but spray paint on the interior doesn't sound pure enough for soy candles. I'd imagine chemicals burning off in my candles.