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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.

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                                          7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                          7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                          Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                                          Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                                          This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                                          One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                                          Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                                          Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                                          1. Gratitude

                                          Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                                          The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                                          Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                                          So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                                            2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                                            This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                                            For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                                            What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                                            Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                                            3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                                            This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                                            Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                                            An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                                            Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

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                                              4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                                              According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                                              There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                                              5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                                              Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                                              Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                                              6. Rise Earlier

                                              The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                                              For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                                              So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                                              Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                                              7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                                              Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                                              Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                                              It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                                              Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                                              Reference

                                              [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                                              [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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