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20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

For some, the season of gift giving arises only during Christmas time. For others, it is a year-long merriment. Any present, no matter how little, be it ring candles or a lavish jewelry, will always have a special bearing to the receiver. No occasion is required for you to practice the art of giving. Precious moments such as a newly built house, a newly wedded couple, or a new addition to the family are simple instances that might encourage an individual to give a little something from the heart.

These days, the interior design industry has blossomed; candles of different designs and scents have also owned their section in every department store. It’s on every interior designer’s list! Even if it stands as a decoration in the corner of a room, the right candle scent can set the mood of an entire space.

But why scented candles? Alright. I’ll answer your question with another question. Have you ever imagined a life lacking the sense of smell? No more appetizing home-cooked meals.

Oh no! The prepared food’s aroma brings you to a cephalic phase where you can start visualizing its taste even before it reaches your taste buds. No more longing for someone’s trademark scent. Maybe Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie can’t deliver one of his sweetest lines to Bella Swan, “Your scent is like a drug to me, my own personal brand of heroine.”

No more thorough assessment for health care providers. The stench of a rotten body or an infected wound can actually help in planning for patient’s care. No more warning signs for an impending danger. That rancid food may cause you to be rushed in the emergency room. Certainly, your olfactory function is as important as your sense of sight, hearing, taste, and touch.

Would you want your house visitors to bash you with their bad impressions of your home? A fragrant smell of your lighted candles can transform your home into a soothing place, welcoming your guests with splashes of florals, greens, citrus fruits, and the like. To give you fragrance ideas for your home, here are the 20 candle scents you didn’t know exist and are surefire great gifts.

1. Champagne & Macarons

Royal Essence’s distinct candle scent of Champagne and Macarons is infused with vanilla bean, ripened raspberries, crushed almonds, and sweetened citrus fruits plus the crisp and sparkling flavor of champagne. Clink your glasses as you get flabbergasted with the surprise center of this jewelry candle. Discover a ring when you unwrap the silver foil after lighting your candle for 10–15 hours. This ring candle is a classy gift that can burn up to 80 fragrant hours.

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    2. Popcorn

    Want an authentic movie experience even without a bucket full of popcorn? Try this exceptionally scented candle that will bring you on your movie marathon mode, at the same time keeping you from all the negative effects of too much salt and butter. The Popcorn Candle is a perfect partner for that chick flick you have been wanting to watch.

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      3. Dark Rum

      Booze night can mean candlelit partying! Enjoy the scent of this dark cocktail with hints of bergamot and plum, rum and leather, and amber, patchouli, and milk as the candle melts. With its 60 hours of burn time, Malin + Goetz candles leave you with options of burning the candle alone or pairing it with a complimentary scent of their Mojito candle to achieve maximum pleasure. This bestselling scent of the Malin + Goetz line, the Dark Rum candle can save you from alcohol intoxication.

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        4. Lime & Sea Salt

        Margaritaville® presents their two-wick candle in a square novel tin design. What’s more to love about this candle? The attractive layout in the tin, the amalgam scents of lime and sea salt, and its two wicks. Its fragrance notes consists of lime as its top note, citron for its middle note, and musk as its base note. The tropical lime cocktail scent is great for travelling by the beach with a hint of sea salt.

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          5. Vine Tomato Garden

          Good for gift giving, this candle does not disappoint. Nicely presented in a beautiful jar, this candle is made from botanical extracts using an all-natural blend of rapeseed wax. If you desire for that earthy and fresh aroma of candles, the Daylesford Vine Tomato Garden Candle is your best choice. It is slow-burning, hand-poured, and Wiltshire-made. Leave your space with this subtle scent that lasts for days.

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            6. Bamboo Rain

            Shower your space with the fresh smell of clean bamboo and the watery, floral scent of hyacinth. The Bamboo Rain Candle contains one hidden jewel valued at $20 to $7500. For the product’s specifications, it boasts of a 100-hour estimated burning time, a volume of 16-oz wax in 21-oz container, has a height of 6.75” and a diameter of 3.5”.

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              7. Japanese Maple and Vetivert

              A creative handmade gel candle from Stoneglow serves as a gorgeous adornment in your home as well as creating a lovely smell of cinnamon, clove, and saffron on a bed of roses and white florals. The richness of vetivert, sandalwood, and patchouli makes its woody scent with a touch of cashmere musk and moss. With a burning time of 30 hours, savor the scent of botanicals as if you’re on a vacation in a relaxing place.

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                8. Bookstore

                For the book lovers out there, grab your cup of coffee and lay on your bed of books as you let go of all your worries and stay cozy for the day. Blends of driftwood, mahogany, coffee, and a subtle scent of leather create the sweet and comforting earthy fragrances within a soy candle. The 8 fluid ounces of soy wax burns nice and clean around 65 hours.

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                  9. Siam Poppy and Sunflower

                  Domestically grown from 100 percent soy, prepare for a feast of scents with the richness of ruby-toned siam poppies and happy sunflowers. These popular blooms will create a garden-like smell in any space. Fill your home with the floral fragrances for 60 hours. What’s another thing to look forward to this floral candle is a treat of planting the packaging. The box and paper disc that come with the candle contain seeds for growing your own crimson poppies or sunny wildflowers.

                    10. Baby Powder

                    If you think baby powder can only be useful to babies per se, you got it all wrong. We are used to utilizing baby powder to eliminate the stinky smell depending on where you apply it. Some people are even allergic to it. You need not buy a hypoallergenic powder just to savor the scent of baby powder. The Baby Powder Candle is designed to make you delight in the baby powder scent without having to endure the side effects of a real powder.

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                      11. Fig Tree

                      This is probably the most luxurious candle I have seen. Meticulously assessed and made by wax experts, this indoor-and-outdoor edition of candle is made from first-class waxes with scents of fig wood, its fresh leaves, and the milky sap. Another thing to be proud of is its container made in earthenware from the famous pottery in the south of France.

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                        12. A Song of Fire & Spice

                        Inspired by the popular series, Game of Thrones, the jam jar candle possesses a sweet yet subtle scent of fruit spice, deep treacle, and misty mead. A natural, soy wax candle with essential oils will create a pleasant aroma in your room. Make your 25-hour burn time a sweet trip from Kings Landing to Winterfell.

                          13. Nocturn Alley

                          This geeky candle will leave you smelling Hogwarts with its aromatic incense, dragon blood, and smoked pine notes. Unleash your inner wizard as you light a potion with layers of black soy wax and purple, glittery soy wax from top to bottom. With its 10-cm height and 250 ml jam jar, embrace the wicked side for a 25-hour burn time.

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                            14. Angels Trumpet

                            From the Victorian era inspired design, the Angels Trumpet will light up for about 40 hours giving you an unusual balance of scents. The richness and exotic notes of sweet French tuberose and earthy scent of woodland mushrooms will make your home a better place to live in. The bestselling scalloped candle is placed in an elegant glass bowl, enveloped with a linen-covered box, and adorned with a silk ribbon. This signature scent creates a tug-of-war equilibrium of heady and delicate smell.

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                              15. Golden Cassis

                              Agraria’s petite crystal candle features the classic fragrances of fresh oranges and berries and the modern scents of cassis, rose, jasmine, and lily altogether. Bring home the scent of sweet citrus of the spring and summer seasons. This contemporary scented candle is encased in a silver plated lid stamped with Agraria crest good for reusing as tea light holder. The 96-gram luminous candle shines its beauty for 25 hours.

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                                16. Nectarine Blossom & Honey

                                This is not an ordinary nectarine blossom and honey scent. This is “THE” Jo Malone™ Nectarine Blossom & Honey Home Candle. The sweetness of acacia honey agrees with the decadent scent of nectarine, peach, and cassis. Convert your home into an atmosphere of delicate spring flowers and delight in the luxury of this Jo Malone’s fragrance. With 45 hours of burning time, unwind and uplift your spirits through this smell.

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                                  17. Snow Day

                                  This crackling candle is specially designed to wow you with its wooden wick feeling like you’re next to a fireplace. Make your winter days warm by throwing another log on the pile as the wick crackles while the candle is burning. The Snow Day candle is perfect as an indoor scent mixed with winter spices, amber, balsam, and cedar. Your snow days will never be so cold with this cozy and seasonal scent.

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                                    18. Grandma’s Kitchen

                                    Get a taste of nostalgia as your grandmother showcases her culinary prowess. A drooling aroma of the allspice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger root will make every nose turn. You don’t need to travel to your grandma’s house to have a scent of her freshly baked love. This candle is present all year round but is named differently as the “Witches Brew” during the Halloween season. The Grandma’s Kitchen candle is 26 oz and can last up to 120–160 hours of burning time.

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                                      19. It’s Your Birthday

                                      Candles are a staple item in every birthday celebration. But how about a birthday candle that actually smells like your cake? Taste the aromatic fragrance of the mouthwatering buttercream icing on top of your favorite vanilla cake. Sweeten it more with sprinkles of maple sugar for a perfect mix. It’s also presentable in its own way as the candle is sealed in a mason jar wrapped with burlap and twine.

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                                        20. Wood Ash

                                        For a more masculine approach, why not try the ash series candles from Baxter of California? The outdoorsy fragrance of the campfires of the high mountains, low desert valleys, and coastal beaches of California is ready to diffuse in your favorite spot. Specifically, the Wood Ash scent contains notes of cold mountain wood plus smoky incense that will burn about 80 hours. Made from soy wax, fusion of Texas cedarwood, amber, blonde wood, leafy grass, birch tar, and cade, is packed in a 274-gram candle.

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                                          There are several reasons why you would want to burn a candle. Some do it to hide foul odors circulating their homes or maybe to create an inviting ambiance. Some choose to light a candle for aromatherapy benefits, which aid in stimulating their senses and calming their mind, body and spirit.

                                          Elevate and freshen your space with these unique and fragrant scents you’ll surely love. These are worth your hard-earned cash as they are made from the long-lasting soy wax for cleaner burning and bring you a whole new different smell no matter what season it is. Let your creativity shine through these candles and discover sensational scents from this wide array of candles.

                                          Featured photo credit: nook & burrow via nookandburrow.com

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                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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