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When it comes to purchasing a candle, it’s essential to find the best scent for you. Scented candles can fill the home with an irresistible fragrance that will linger from room to room. That’s why it’s important to get a scent that you love, as it will be filling your senses all day long.
There are many scent options to choose from, so you don’t need to worry about not finding the perfect scent for you. Continue reading to learn how to find the best candle scents that you will enjoy.
An irresistible fragrance can add to the atmosphere of a space. When searching for a candle scent, consider the ambiance you want to achieve. Is it romantic, playful, or serene? There are many scents that can amplify the environment to tie its design elements together. There’s nothing better than a well-decorated or dimly lit room with a delightful smelling candle.
Consider these scents and the ambiance they align with best:
Be intentional about your space and the atmosphere you want to cultivate. Picking the right candle can have a great influence on the outcome of the space and its effects on your overall mood. There are many invigorating candle options that pair well with certain moods, and there are endless ways to express these moods—lighting a great smelling candle just happens to be one of them!
Considering the occasion behind the candle you purchase can play a big role in the scent selected. Are you lighting the candles for a kids’ birthday gathering? Are you prepping for game night? Or perhaps you’re planning an intimate dinner party gathering or hosting a Christmas party. There are endless occasions that call for a plethora of scents. Choosing the best candle scent can make or break your function, as the different scents can set the mood or shift the ambiance of the space. Candles are a creative way to appeal to all five senses. Having visual interest is great, but adding olfactory interest is even better.
For example, it would be more appropriate to light a pumpkin spice scented soy candle during a Thanksgiving gathering as opposed to a citrus soy candle. Use the scented candles as an accent to elevate your events or small gatherings.
When easing into buying candles, it’s a safe and smart idea to purchase candles with a scent profile that matches your own personal fragrances.
You may find it easier to identify your preferred candle scents by first looking at your personal preferences when it comes to lotions, perfumes, and other bodily fragrances. It’s likely that the smells you tend to wear on your body are also scents that you will enjoy having around your home. If you lean toward stronger, muskier body fragrances, you may enjoy amber, spices, or bergamot candles. If you like lighter, airer scents, consider a floral candle, such as peony or rose.
If you want to try something outside your comfort zone, try scents that combine your personal favorite scents with other aromas. For example, if you love lemon, try to step out of your comfort zone with a lemon and mint candle. This allows you to play it safe while easing into other options that you may end up enjoying.
Before lighting a candle, ask yourself why you are using the candle. What mood or headspace are you trying to achieve? You can use candles to influence the mood and ambiance of a space. If you want to relax and engage in self-care, try lighting a eucalyptus or mint scented candle. If you’re trying to concentrate or study, try peppermint, lavender, or rosemary. Looking to feel energized and uplifted? Try lemon or grapefruit scented soy candles. No matter the occasion, figuring out the purpose will help you find the best candle scents for you.
You can also use candles for therapeutic purposes. Take advantage of these benefits to launch yourself into a better headspace or relax. Adversely, you can use certain scents to give you a boost of energy or mental clarity when needed.
When browsing candle scents, it’s often helpful to narrow down the scents to a particular season. This may help you find a scent that is seasonally appropriate and still appeals to your senses. If it’s spring, you may try a more floral scent with sweet and airy notes. If it’s fall, consider brisk and warm scents like pumpkin, cinnamon spice, and amber musk. Winter scents like peppermint or cranberry are also great options if you love refreshing and exuberant scents that add to that bright holiday feeling.
You may even find it useful to consider which season is your favorite. Picking a scent that reminds you of your favorite season is another great way to find the best scent for you. For example, if you love the hot and relaxing summer months, try bright citrus farmhouse soy candles. No matter when you light this candle, the scent will bring you back to a happier mind space when you think about the summer season and the invigorating scent.
You don’t always have to match the scent to the season, but when you’re just starting your journey to becoming a candle lover, it’s best to find easy ways to pick out the perfect candle. You can even create your own scent associations for each season; you don’t have to stick to the old standards. This makes the scent even more special and deeply personal to you.
Finding the best candle scent is simple. Think about the ambiance you are trying to create, the atmosphere you want to establish, your fragrance preferences, and the season when you’ll use the candle most frequently. These factors can all help you determine which scented candle is most appropriate or relevant for your needs and which types of scents you prefer the most.
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