I am new to candle making and the Sandalwood is my second attempt. I am using Golden Brands 464 Soy flakes, CD 18 6" Pre-tabbed Wicks into 6oz glass containers. I used 1oz per pound of the Sandalwood fragrance and poured at just below 120 degrees. The candles look great in the clear glass jars (I added 4 drops Golden Honey Liquid Dye) and I did not need to top off. The aroma is perfect and has a very earthy smell that reminds me of a Buddhist temple; it has a nice cold throw and a good hot throw that fills the bathroom and hallway. I do not have much experience to compare, but will certainly purchase more. I am making candles as gifts for my clients and friends and have already received feedback that they loved them. I hope this helps.