Do you burn smelly candals?

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 20, 2009 5:48pm CST
Today i went a shop and there were lots of candals with lots of different smells,so i smelt a few of them and i decided on a few i liked.I have two of those candals burning and neither of them are letting a smell off.I have some others that i an going to try tomorrow and i hope they smell of something.
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15 responses
• United States
7 Nov 09
I am sometimes lucky enough to buy one of the cheaper candles and they do have a nice scent when burning. If I pur them out and then relight them there is no scent. My ex mother in law buys very expensive candles and they do have such a nice scent. Of course, I cannot afford expensive candles. HaPPY mYLOTTING
@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 09
Yes, I like scented or 'smelly' candles. I usually have afew in our apartment. I think after a while you get used to the smell and it seems like it isn't emitting any kind or degree of scent any longer when I think it does. I am not sure ofcourse since I am not there. I do think we used to the scent though.
@much2say (40204)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I used to burn a lot of candles in our place, but with a little one running about I haven't in years. And with another one on the way, I probably still won't for a long time. We do have some pumpkin scented tea candles that we want to light up for Halloween . . . to put into mini ceramic jack-o-lantern tea candle holders. But that'll be the last ones for a while! I find that you get what you pay for with candles. It seems the more expensive ones are made with better wax or something - and it gives off a better scent - and they last longer! I like the lighter smelling ones - the ones that are too fragrant can get to be too much for us. Do you like insense? Many of them are really fragrant!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
21 Oct 09
i do like candles that smell. my favourite scents are vanilla and scents like fresh rain and linen.
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I don't burn smelly candles. With such candles the smells are so strong they give me a headache. So I avoid them. I don't buy any at all.
• United States
21 Oct 09
I not only burn them I make them as well. If the candles are not in a jar smell the bottom of them. If it is strong then it will throw more scent, see as the candle cools the outer wax loses some of it's scent due to oxidation. the bottom since it is cooled inside or sitting on something holds more of the scent and will give you a better idea of what you are getting. It matters on the wax and wick as well though.
@doormouse (4619)
21 Oct 09
i prefer automatic spraying air fresheners,although i have been tempted lately to get scented candles coz the were on offer at tesco
@BarBaraPrz (20787)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 09
That's disappointing. When you buy scented candles, you expect them to give off a scent. I'd go back to the store and complain.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Scented candles are awesome. I have a few scents that I really like and most of those fall into the citrus category because to me I associate that smell with cleanliness. I haven't bought a new candle in a long time, but when I do I typically buy Yankee Candles because they let off a smell that you can smell throughout the house and the candle lasts for quite a long time. I've also been known to use reed diffusers because they too let off a great smell but without the worry of the flame.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I do not burn candles and more but when I did I could not smell them unless I was standing in the same room and right next to the candles.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I do burn candles. I usually get 2 or three of the same kind and burn them throughout the house so they make the house smell good.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Yes. I actually do not burn them anymore though. I bought me some of those warmer plates that you plug into an outlet. They heat the wax up and it gives the scent off without having the open flame. You can burn them or heat them all of the time.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
21 Oct 09
Well I must admit that I have only used the normal ones but I think I was exposed to those with a nice fragrance I could get used to teh frangrance ones .Especially if it doesnt affect my sinus and asthma .In fact I may get some if they have to help clear my nasal passages
• United States
20 Oct 09
hi jugsjugs, i love SCENTED candles. the only time you may not want to use them is on the dinner table cuz the scent can interfere with the food. but otherwise it's soothing and cozy to have candles lit around the house. even just one candle can make a better atmosphere and make home comfy cozy. my Mom had a Lamp "candle" it's an electrical lamp you turn on and a glass container of scented wax under the light. the light heats of the scented wax without a flame. it's a safe "candle" for those who can't have a lit candle around. and it really scents the air well too.
@cjfoust (614)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I love to burn smelly candles, but you are right. It is hard to find a good candle that actually puts off a nice smell while it's burning. Glade brand candles work pretty good for me, but when it gets about 2/3 of the way done burning, it goes out. I can't ever seem to get it lit again. For some reason it seems like the wax covers the wick. Recently I tried the newer Febreze candles, and they work GREAT! They are a little more expensive, but they burn for 30 hours just like the box says and they put off a great smell the whole time. They don't stop working 2/3 of the way down either!