The candle guide.
Welcome to our candle guide; Here, you will find information that will be useful in determining which scent is right for you or the special person you're buying for!
Smell is subjective, and a 1 size-fits-all approach doesn't necessarily work when it comes to fragrances and aromas. Scented candles contain fragrance oils made up of a combination of 'fragrance notes to create a finished product. When fragrance notes are blended together, we get a fragrance profile. Each profile performs differently in different conditions (melts, sprays, candles, diffusers etc.)
Fragrances are essentially made up of 3 layers. Top, middle (heart) and base notes. When you first open your candle and remove the lid, the first aromas that jump out of the jar at you are mostly top notes; these notes are the first impression and add a layer of complimentary aromas to your middle notes (heart). Vanilla, musk & brown sugar is the foundation of many of our fragrances, especially the foodie fragrances. From there, the profile is built up to bring each aroma to life.
The heart notes of a fragrance will typically contain notes that make up the overall body of the fragrance; for example, No. 2 Apple Pie contains heart notes of Apple & baked bread which make up the body and give structure to the fragrance. Spice notes, for example, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger etc., typically are added as top notes in order to add the final touches or the “garnish” to the fragrance.
Understanding the basics of how fragrances work will help you in determining what to buy when browsing for candles.
Some candles are stronger than others, whilst some have a better cold throw (unlit candle) than a hot throw (lit candle) and vice versa. We have taken the guesswork out with a few simple questions to ask yourself when looking for a candle that is right for you!
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