Scent is such a powerful thing. When it comes to candles and fragrance, sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the individual notes and really understand what it is that you’re smelling. In this article, we wanted to break down the fragrance options we offer for our candles. We’re hoping this will help our customers when they’re deciding which of our scented candles they would like to buy. Scent is very personal, and we want everyone to feel like they’ve made the best choice possible.
Warm / Spicy / White Floral
• Moon Flower & Vanilla Clouds is a light vanilla and clean floral scent with undertones of wood and wildflowers. It is a mystical, magical, warm, musky scent.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Gazing Buddha Soy Candle.
• Ganja Flower & Tobacco is a Warm, Cozy scent with notes of Tobacco, Cannabis Flower, and undertones of Santal, Palo Santo, and Vanilla.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Mushroom Lady Soy Candle.
Fresh / Clean / Citrus
• Luxe Linens & Verbena Mist is a refreshing, clean scent of Lemon/Green Leafed Citrus Fruits and Luxurious, Freshly Washed Sheets, with undertones of Sage and Musk.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Large Bubble Cube Soy Candle.
Woody / Smoky
• Santal & Campfire is a Woody scent with undertones of Smoky Vanilla and Tobacco.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Bel Homme - Statue of David Bust Soy Candle.
Fruity / Green
• Peach Tea & Goji Berry is a fruity and vibrant scent with notes of Peach, Grapefruit, and Goji Berry, with undertones of Hemp Leaves, Plum, Black Pepper and Green Foliage.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Gazing Buddha Soy Candle.
• Sun-Drenched Lilies & Bluebells is a Fresh and Bright Floral Scent with undertones of Lily, and Cucumber Leaf.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Lotus Flower Soy Candle.
Green / Herbal / Woody
• Indica Kush & Sandalwood is an Earthy scent with notes of Cannabis and Sandalwood, and undertones of Moroccan Mint and Patchouli.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Palm Leaf Spear Soy Candle.
Sweet / Fruity / Floral
• Prosecco & Raspberries is a Sweet & Fruity scent with notes of Sparkling Champagne and Raspberries, and undertones of Jasmine, Coconut and Sugar.
• Our most popular candle in this scent is the Roman Goddess Soy Candle.
• Unscented is for those with allergies or sensitivities to fragrance.
It was super important to us to include unscented candles. Some people wonder what the point of a candle is if it doesn’t have a great smell. But we find they are just as important as scented candles. A lot of people have allergies or sensitivities to fragrance. And some people just prefer the ambiance of a candle and don’t want a fragrance. This is why we made sure to include candles without fragrance or dyes. To make them as clean burning and natural as possible.
What are the most popular candle fragrances?
While classic scents like vanilla, lavender, and cinnamon remain perennial favorites, there is a growing trend towards unique and niche fragrances. Exotic options such as bergamot and sandalwood, or unconventional combinations like sea salt and sage, are gaining popularity for those seeking a more distinctive aromatic experience.
How do candle fragrances affect mood and ambiance?
Candle fragrances have a remarkable ability to transform the mood and ambiance of a space. For instance, invigorating citrus scents like lemon or grapefruit can create an uplifting and energizing atmosphere, perfect for boosting productivity. On the other hand, soothing fragrances like chamomile or eucalyptus can promote relaxation and calmness, ideal for winding down after a long day.
What are the different types of candle fragrance families?
Candle fragrances can be broadly categorized into several families, each with its own unique character. Floral fragrances encompass the delicate scents of roses, lilies, and jasmine. Woody fragrances evoke the warm, earthy notes of cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli. Fresh fragrances capture the crispness of nature, with hints of citrus, herbs, or sea breeze. Gourmand fragrances entice with mouthwatering aromas like vanilla, chocolate, or caramel. Finally, there are oriental fragrances that exude exotic spices, musks, and resins, creating a sense of mystery.
Can candle fragrances help with relaxation or stress relief?
Absolutely! Certain candle fragrances have been associated with relaxation and stress relief. Lavender is renowned for its calming properties, promoting a sense of tranquility and aiding in sleep. Similarly, scents like chamomile, jasmine, and ylang-ylang are known for their stress reducing qualities. Opting for candles with these fragrances can create a serene environment and help you unwind.
How do I choose the right candle fragrance for different rooms in my home?
When selecting candle fragrances for different rooms, consider the purpose and atmosphere you want to create. For the living room or social spaces, warm and inviting scents like vanilla, cinnamon, or amber can enhance a cozy and welcoming ambiance. In the bathroom, fresh and clean fragrances like linen or sea breeze can evoke a sense of freshness. Bedrooms can benefit from calming scents such as lavender or chamomile to promote relaxation. For the kitchen, consider fruity or gourmand fragrances like apple pie or citrus blends to add a delightful touch. Ultimately, choose scents that align with the room's function and contribute to the desired mood. To learn how to incorporate candles into your home decor, click here.
Can candle fragrances trigger allergies or sensitivities in some individuals?
Yes, candle fragrances can potentially trigger allergies or sensitivities in certain individuals, especially those with respiratory conditions or fragrance sensitivities. Some people may experience symptoms such as headaches, nasal congestion, coughing, or skin irritations when exposed to certain fragrances. If you're prone to allergies or sensitivities, it's advisable to opt for fragrance free or hypoallergenic candles. Additionally, you can look for candles labeled as "allergen free" or "skin safe" as they are formulated to minimize the risk of triggering adverse reactions. It's always a good idea to test a small area or consult with a healthcare professional if you have concerns about potential allergic reactions to candle fragrances.
Are there any candle fragrances that can help mask unpleasant odors?
Yes, certain candle fragrances can effectively help mask unpleasant odors in your home. Fragrances with strong citrus notes like lemon or grapefruit are known for their ability to cut through odors and leave a fresh, clean scent behind. Additionally, candles with clean and airy fragrances such as linen or ocean breeze can help neutralize and minimize unwanted smells, creating a more pleasant environment.
What types of candle fragrances are the strongest if I want it to be smelled throughout my home?
If you're seeking candle fragrances that have maximum potency and can effortlessly fill your entire home with their captivating scents, certain types of fragrances are known for their strong aroma. Here are some you might want to consider:
Spicy Aromas: Fragrances infused with spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg tend to have a robust and long lasting scent. These warm and aromatic spices can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, spreading their fragrance throughout your home.
Woodsy and Earthy Scents: Candle fragrances that incorporate woody and earthy notes such as sandalwood, cedarwood, or patchouli have a strong presence that can envelop your living space. These rich and grounding aromas tend to linger in the air, creating a captivating ambiance.
Balsamic and Resinous Notes: Fragrances featuring balsamic and resinous elements like frankincense, myrrh, or amber have a potent and long lasting character. These scents carry a unique depth and intensity that can fill your home with a captivating and alluring aroma.
Fresh Citrus and Herbal Blends: Citrus and herbal fragrances, such as lemon, lime, basil, or lemongrass, have a vibrant and refreshing quality that can spread throughout your home. The zesty and invigorating nature of these scents tends to have a strong scent throw, energizing your living space.
Gourmand Delights: Candle fragrances inspired by delectable treats like vanilla, caramel, or chocolate often have a powerful and enticing aroma. These gourmand scents can fill your home with the mouthwatering fragrance of baked goods, creating a cozy and comforting atmosphere.
When searching for strong candle fragrances, consider choosing candles with a high concentration of fragrance oils or opting for soy or beeswax candles known for their superior scent throw. Additionally, using larger candles or multiple candles placed strategically throughout your home can help ensure the fragrance is well distributed and noticeable in every room.
How do you properly store and preserve the fragrance of a candle?
To store and preserve the fragrance of a candle, it's essential to protect it from external factors that can diminish its scent. Here are a few tips:
• Keep candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, as heat and light can degrade the fragrance over time.
• Store candles in airtight containers or zip-lock bags to prevent fragrance cross contamination and preserve their original scent.
• Avoid storing candles near strong smelling items like cleaning products or perfumes, as they can transfer their scent to the candle.
• If you have multiple candles, consider organizing them by fragrance type to prevent mingling of scents.
Following these guidelines can help extend the lifespan and maintain the potency of your candle fragrances.