How to choose the best candle scent for you!

How to choose the best candle scent for you!

When it comes to buying candles, the most important factor is choosing the best candle scents. 

lighting candle on night stand

Step #1 Consider Your Space

The first thing to consider when choosing a candle scent is where you plan to use it. Take, for example, the size of the space you plan to use a candle in. You wouldn't want to use a big overpowering scent in a small space such as a powder room, but in a large family room, the same scent might smell quite nice. 

This can also be said for types of candle scents, a soft floral scented candle can be relaxing in the bedroom, but in the kitchen, it could interfere with food aromas creating an unappealing smell.

candle on countertop with coffee mug

Step #2 Choose Your Candle Purpose

Scented Candles undoubtedly are one of the fastest ways to create ambiance. They can introduce a warm glow into any space but it's the candle scent that often gives the room a heightened ambiance.

So consider your purpose when choosing a candle scent for ambiance. A zingy, citrus scent is perfect for energizing a workspace. While an exotic scent such as sandalwood can be stress relieving in a bath.


Step #3 Choose Your Scent Category

Now onto the part you've been waiting for - choosing your best candle scents!! All scents can be broken into scent category types. What are the different types of scents? 

Fresh, Woody, Floral, and Exotic are the four main scent categories that match up with our four primary olfactory groups.

Interestingly, everyone tends to have a scent category that they gravitate to over all other scents. This scent category more often than not reminds someone of a certain time in their life or evokes their sense of style almost perfectly.



The Candle Scents in this category encompass all things bright and invigorating, like sunshine and summer. Think fresh citrus, herbal, and clean aromas that speak cool, light, breezy, and fun. Each is vibrant and creates an uplifting, energizing atmosphere.

If you like:

Lime | Sage | Bergamont | Grapefruit | Lemongrass | Eucalyptus | Citronella | Angelica | Tangerine | Verbena | Basil | Clary Sage | Rosemary | Thyme

Then you will LOVE our Salt Air + Honeydew or Bergamot + Ambergris candles.

forest leaves in darkness


In this category you'll find all the earthy notes of coniferous, bitters, and moss found in woodlands and mountain sides. Earthy, smoky, and warm notes of cedar, sandalwood, and pine come to mind. Each gives way to feelings of grounding, courage, and coziness.

If you like:

Patchouli | Cedarwood | Vetiver | Juniper | Sandalwood | Black Spruce | Balsam Fir | Cypress | Blue Spruce | Douglas Fir | Oak Moss | Palo Santo | Pine | Willow Bark | Black Walnut | Birch Bark | White Oak

Then you will LOVE our Cedarwood + Neroli Balsam or Juniper Fir + Balsam Spruce

field of flowers


This category is made up of scents from flowers, it is the most common of all scent categories and has been used to mask odors, clean, and provide personal fragrance since the times of Egyptian and Roman Empires. Lavender and rose are the most widely used scents. Each scent in this category is soft, romantic, and calming to the mind. 

If you like:

Rose | Jasmine | Lavender | Geranium | Ylang-Ylang | Gardenia | Lilac | Orchid | Hibiscus | Chamomile | Lavandin | Hyssop | Palmarosa | Yarrow | Calendula | Hydrangea | Peony

Then you will LOVE our Dark Rose + Labdanum or Orchid + Black Amber

pie and baking tools


The exotic scent category is all about warmth, comfort, and indulgence. They are often the scents you want to eat - vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. While others are resin notes that offer feelings of relaxation. All together each is heady, rich, and luxurious.

If you like:

Vanilla | Chai | Myrrh | Coffee | Cinnamon | Frankincense | Honey | Anise | Nutmeg | Caraway | Clove | Ginger | Caramel | Tarragon | Cardamon

Then you will LOVE our Apple Rind + Cinnamon or Pumpkin + Persimmon