It would be an understatement to say that I like candles. I’m one of those people who goes into Bath & Bodyworks expecting to walk out with a just few PocketBac hand sanitizers, but instead ends up leaving with at least one new candle. And yes, I typically end up smelling as many of them as possible in the process of making my decision. However, in Bath & Bodyworks I’ve come to realize that the best way to know if a candle will be too strong or not once you get it home, is if you can actually smell it in the store. The ones you can’t smell very well (due to the overpowering scents around you) are typically going to be far less overwhelming in a different enviroment.
These are the majority of the candles that I currently own. Most of them are from Bath & Bodyworks due to affordability and all the sales they always have going, but I also have some from Yankee Candle, Henri Bendel, and a few other places.
As for smaller candles, I use a triple votive holder from Yankee Candle for my tea lights and votives. I also use this when want to mix candle scents. My Yankee Candle store has a whole list of candles to mix together for different, custom scents. For example, by mixing together Coastal Waters and Pink Sands (one of my favorites) you can create a scent they call “Caribbean Coral.” I think the idea behind candle mixology is really fun because it gives you the chance to create a scent that is unique and allows you to have a bunch of the fragrance notes you like all at once.
I personally think that candles are absolutely perfect for adding a certain ambience to your environment or just making a room smell flat out fabulous.
|one of my all-time favorite candles via Instagram|
Do you have a favorite candle?