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Cotton Candy (tpa) vs. Cotton Candy Circus (tpa) vs Cotton Candy LA


#1

Are cotton candy and cotton candy circus by tpa both considered E.M.?


#2

From what it sounds like, yes, but I cannot say that 100% definitively. From the similarities in the “It is not a strong flavor” paragraphs, that’s the vibe I am getting. Here’s the descriptions from TPA.

Cotton Candy:
http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6658-cotton-candy-flavor.aspx
This is made from ethyl maltol, diluted to 10% in PG.

It is not a strong flavor, since ethyl maltol won’t dissolve in PG at higher concentrations. It is used as a mild sweetener and smoother for harsh flavors. Our Sweetener is sweeter than the Cotton Candy.

Circus Cotton Candy:
http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-7290-cotton-candy-circus.aspx
This is a different style of cotton candy that is more similar to “Blue” Cotton Candy.

This is not a “strong” flavor. It is made with ingredients that are crystals/powders, and if we try to make it much stronger then these crystals will start to “precipitate” out.


#3

I just have to throw this out there, hopefully someone has some experience with this, but I hear that LA Cotton Candy is NOT just Ethyl Maltol? Would anyone who has tried it care to elaborate or have any comments on the taste?

Will find a source for where I picked up on this if anyone is curious, just have to dig a bit…


#4

in reddit I’ve found this:

Cotton Candy is just 10% EM.

Cotton Candy Circus contains:
PG 76%-82%
Ethyl Vanillin 9%-15%
EM <5%
Benzyl Benzoate <2%
Cyclotene 1%-10%
Piperonal <2%
Benzyl Alcohol <1%

So yeah should be a little different but I didn’t find much difference in them