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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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                                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                          Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                          Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                          1. Exercise Daily

                                          It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                          If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                          Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                          If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                          2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                          Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                          One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                          This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                          3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                          Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                          Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                          Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                          4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                          Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                          The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                          • Eat unprocessed foods
                                          • Eat more veggies
                                          • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                          • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                          Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                            5. Watch Out for Travel

                                            Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                            This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                            If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                            6. Start Slow

                                            Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                            If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                            7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                            Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                            My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                            If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                            I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                            Final Thoughts

                                            Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                            Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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