Although the process of adding a new scent to your candle collection can seem long and tedious, it can also be a rewarding one that can lead even to a love affair if you choose wisely the candle.
It can be tedious to sort through all the different scents of candles. But it is worth it. The joy in candle-making is unmatched if you decide to go that path.
Similar to choosing the right perfume for your home or accessories, choosing candle scents are personal and reflective of what you like.
There are many options on the market. You can choose from high-end brands, budget supermarkets, independent producers, luxury brands, and small creatives. This can make it difficult to decide. It is better to stick with what you like than to try something new. It's possible to find your perfect candle fragrance with some research and lots of scent-smelling.
These are five important points to remember when selecting a scented candle.
The Latin word fragrare, which means to smell sweet,' is the source of the name Fragrance. Without going into too much detail, the Egyptians are responsible for creating the perfumes we use today. They used them in everyday wear, ceremonies, and preparations. Natural ingredients such as rosemary, myrtle, and coriander were used to make ointments to give scent. Modern perfumery revolutionized the industry in general in the 19th century with faster production and global reach. Top perfume houses like Chanel, Rochas, and Dior were all established in this new age of perfumes.
The results of scented candles can be stunning when they use a variety of different fragrance oils, such as pure essential oils or perfume oils. There is a clear difference between quality and quantity in candle-making. This includes the ingredients used to make candles. These are the basic comparisons:
Paraffin Wax vs. Soy Wax
Premium perfume oil vs. Cheaper perfume oil
Paraffin wicks vs. Unbleached Natural Wicks
You get what you put into it. However, this does not always reflect the cost of the product. Luxury high street candles do not have to be of higher quality than other brands. You may just spend a lot of money to get the brand. It's your decision, so it's okay.
It is worth asking the question, "What oils are used in this candle?" or "What oils do you use to make your candles?"
Because the seller will know the exact contents of each candle from top-to-bottom, the maker will be very happy to answer your questions. In fact, she will likely be very impressed!
When you're in a shop, look at the label at the candle's bottom. If it is in a container, look inside to find out what the ingredients are. Ask the assistants in high-end luxury stores for their knowledge.
Now that you know what ingredients and which type of fragrance oils are used in the candle, the fun part begins. This will depend on your mood, where you live, and who you are with. It's like asking if you have the same perfume every day, night, and year. If no, then I would use the same approach to choosing a candle scent (if yes, you can still browse the selections as you might be purchasing a gift for someone else).
It is the easiest way to choose the right scent. Pick them up, smell them, and then take a deep breath and inhale. Here are some thoughts to consider while you are enjoying the fragrance.
- "Does the scent make me feel good?"
- Is it reminiscent of anything?
- "Would it make me happy?"
If you can't smell the candle, I believe the best way to help you make a decision is to return to nature's simplicity and think about the seasons and what they bring to your senses.
Spring is a season of new beginnings and rebirth and brings joy and hope to all who are around it (at least that's what I feel). New warming light is reflected in blossoms and buds, and the days are getting longer. Colors are also changing to reflect new awakenings. This joyful season is evoked by scents such as bluebells, peony, and fresh fruit.
Summer brings back memories of sunny, warm days, outdoor living, and family time. It is full of beautiful, sweetly scented flowers and greenery. The best summer fragrances are clean and fresh. For example, wood candle fragrance has a stunning combination of fresh air and driftwood and would be better if it also contained pink grapefruit, basil, and citrus grapefruit aromas. It could also have floral and herbal undertones, wild fresh base notes, and a fresh botanical scent.
As the nights get darker, the fire is back on, and blankets are reappearing with cozy corners. The spicy scents are a great choice for this time of the year. They have a woody base tone and seductive aromas like amber, jasmine, and cinnamon. In addition, the bergamot or raspberry & peppercorn candle scents are great for warming up and adding a little bit of fragrance to your home.
There are many fragrances available, so don't be afraid to ask for help. Ask the assistant at the shop or the candle-maker. They will be able to give you a general idea of which scents are most popular among different age groups, styles, and people.