I had never used the original Advanced, but happily tried it when it was released again in Australia. The first box performed well, though I did feel the hot and cold throw was not as amazing as people had suggested. Then a big price decrease happened across all suppliers in Australia (I don't know why). I got another box.....and it is terrible! Cold throw is poor, hot throw is noticeably worse than the previous box. The worst thing though is the shrinkage....the candles literally shrink so badly that they rattle in their jars and would fall out if the wick was not stuck to the bottom! I've played around with all variables and tested it against other waxes and have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with this wax. Unable to get a refund from my supplier (they won't admit something is wrong), I've moved on to another wax.