Setting the Mood with Candles

Candles Made in Texas

Songs and scents can both evoke strong and powerful feelings and memories.  A song played at a couples first meeting can become “their” song.  The smell of warm peaches can bring an instant recollection of grandma’s peach cobbler!  Scents can bring about similar feelings and memories as songs and can set the mood in a room. So we suggest you think of scents like music! In a living room, you’d usually want soft background music. A subtle floral is the scent equivalent to that. We have Lily Gardenia, Tuberose, and Bluebonnet that would work great in a living room. Florals are many times thought of as more feminine so a more gender neutral, pleasant and very popular scent is our Havana.  It has notes of Bergamot and Patchouli, which many people may not recognize by name or smell.  Bergamot (shown above left) is a small, citrus fruit which yields a highly fragrant essential oil with citrus, spice and floral notes.  Patchouli (shown above right) is an herb closely related to mint, sage, and lavender. Patchouli oil has been used for centuries and is believed by many to have anti-depression and inflammation soothing properties. For a party where you’d turn on lively music, you would want a happy, social fragrance that gets noticed, like Havana, Divine, or Hill Country Home.  For the kitchen or dining room, something that’s a little bit mouthwatering, evoking scents of apple, fresh pear, or thyme, works well.  Our Apple Strudel, Pedernales Peach, and Pineapple et Sage all fit that description.  We would avoid floral scents in the kitchen or dining room as they can get in the way of food aromas.  For the bathroom, scents of grapefruit in our Utopia, or a fresh clean scent like our Comfort or Rain, can be helpful in replacing any not-so-pleasant odors in this room. No matter your olfactory preference, we have something for everyone.  Have a favorite or want to try something new?  We have 40 wonderful scents from which to choose!

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