Selecting beautiful, scented candles and fragrances for your home

Scented candles make a beautiful addition to the home and there are so many scents that you can choose from. Candles not only look great, they make your home smell amazing too. There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to choosing candles, but you may be wondering how to choose the right one. This article will guide you through everything you need to know.

Luxury scented candles are an excellent way to add atmosphere and style to your home, creating subtle accents and creating some of the best aromas. The choice of candle will very much depend on personal preference and the purpose of your candle will help you decide which style would work best for your home.

White Clay Candle Set By Waks

Scented Candles Creating a Fragrant Room

Scented candles offer the warm glow of a candle, but they also give a room a fragrance. They can be used to set a tone or bring back memories with your favourite scents. The right candle can really add ambience to any room.

Selecting Aromas for Scented Candles

We all have our own favourites when it comes to candle scents, some of us will like citrus type aromas such as orange or lemon while others will prefer stronger scents. A well scented candle should release its aromas evenly in the room to create a subtle and pleasant aroma. When choosing the fragrance, think about the room where the candle will be placed. If you want a candle for a bedroom you don’t want the aroma to be too overpowering, instead the aroma should be quite subtle.

Jasmine is a floral fragrance perfect for night-time. Its soothing scent has been said to enhance sleep quality.

Hand poured Lime, Basil & Mandarin Candle by Mayowa Samuel

Burning Candles Longer

Candles burn time is affected by the size and shape of the candle as well as the wax and the wick. Candle wicks should be kept as short as possible. If the wick is too long, the flame will be much larger making the candle burn quicker. It’s always better to keep your candle burning longer. This not only keeps the room fragranced for longer, it will save you money too because your candles will last longer.

The main focus of a scented candle is the aroma, but the style and design of the candle is important too. When scented candles aren’t lit, they can serve as a beautiful centrepiece or ornament.

The Chios Candle by Waks

To find more inspiration browse our selection of scented candles and diffusers to add a touch of scent to your interior designs.