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Most Popular Scents for Candles

If you’ve walked into the candle aisle of any store that sells them recently, you’ve probably been dazzled. There are more different types and scents of candles than can be counted and if you don’t know where to look, you’ll likely be dumbfounded. Not only by the variety but by the price. Candles can be exceptionally expensive but there are ways to save money. One of leading sellers of candles in the United States is Bath and Body Works. This store often does sales and issues coupons. A common offer is $10 off with free shipping using this Bath and Body Works coupon which can make the store far more affordable. If you can save money, here are some of the most popular scents for candles.


While the word has become synonymous with something that is standard and frankly quite boring, vanilla remains one of the most popular scents for candles in the country. The reason may be attributed to the fact that it is considered masculine enough for men to use vanilla scented items but also carries an air of femininity that makes it appealing to women. The unisex nature of this scent makes it one of the most popular in the country.

Forest or Leaves

We all know that when we get a chance to step outside and enjoy the elements, the crisp smell of fresh air, forest and leaves is one that is pleasant and relaxing. It is a scent that reminds of nature and makes us feel like we are enjoying nature. The ability to condense this delightful smell into a candle has quickly made it one of the most popular. It gives us the ability to make our house smell fresh and crisp like the outdoors without actually having to bring the outside inside.


Yes, this is generally more of a treat than a scent but the candles that take our favorite marshmallow and chocolate concoction are surprisingly enjoyable. The first thought may be that the marshmallow would be cloyingly sweet and overpower any other smell. However, if you find a candle that is properly balanced, you get the hint of delightful sweet marshmallow with subtle dark notes of chocolate. The kicker to the Smores scented candle is the graham cracker. Just a little bit a spice makes this candle obviously one of the most popular scents in the United States.

Spices like Cinnamon and Cloves

When a real estate agent gives advice on selling a house, one of the most common things they suggest is making an apple pie with lots of cinnamon or even just baking cinnamon sticks. Spices are some of the most beloved aromas in the U.S. and we often associate them with both the fall and winter season. Candles which utilize some of these great spice notes will make a house smell good during any season but especially help put you and your house guests in the mood during the Fall and Winter seasons.

These scents just scratch the surface of possibilities out there but you can’t go wrong with some of these tried and true favorites.

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Betsy Barnes

Friday 25th of January 2013

Vanilla is my favorite scent! I love candles, especially when I'm relaxing :)

Jamie Howe

Friday 18th of January 2013

I love vanilla and cinammon both! :)

Denise Taylor-Dennis

Thursday 17th of January 2013

Vanilla is my favorite scent for a candle. Great tips if you are going to sell a house.

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