Get the most out of your candle by following these three simple tips.
1. Don't get scent fatigue. Scent fatigue, or nose blindness, can occur after prolonged exposure to the same fragrance. A great example of this is when you wear a perfume regularly that you can't smell on yourself but other's compliment. This can also happen with candles. Your guests may notice your candle, but if you've been burning it regularly, you may not smell it any more. We recommend rotating scents every other burn so that you can enjoy their fragrances every time.
2. Size matters. Bigger rooms require stronger scents while smaller rooms are best with a softer fragrance. Rooms with tall ceilings and a lot of square footage do best with stronger scented candles, Sabrina • Patchouli & Bergamot is a great one for this. Extra large rooms may even require a couple of your favorites scattered around for the ultimate impact. For softer scents, like floral Audrey • Pink Bellini, we suggest burning in a smaller room, like a bathroom.
3. Make sure to candlescape. Fire is a wild element and needs to be tended to, just like you would tend to a fire place. With candles, it's important to burn them on an even surface, free from drafts and potential hazards. Trimming your wicks before each burn is crucial to the quality of the burn and for keeping your space smoke free. We also suggest to extinguish your candle with a wick dipper or candle snuffer. This keeps the wick from "mushrooming" and drying out and breaking off into your wax. Debris in the wax can cause uneven burning and smoking. Try our Candle Care Kit to keep your candles burning clean and bright!