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The ultimate guide to choosing a scented candle online.

Scented candles uk

Candles are an effective way to enhance the ambiance of your home. With so many different candle scents available online, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. What makes one vanilla candle completely different to another? The answer is the fragrance notes, these are like music and work together in symphony to create beautiful aromas.

In this post, We will teach you how each scent layer contributes to the character and uniqueness of a scented candle. Making choosing your next candle easier!

  • What are fragrance notes?

Fragrance notes are the different scents that are detected in a candle when it is burned. Candles are most often made with multiple notes that layer together to create a unique scent. There are 3 main categories of fragrance notes, Top, middle or heart and base notes.

You will see on our fragrance list and product pages an explanation of what notes are in each fragrance.

  • Top Notes

Top notes are the first scents that you'll notice when you light a scented candle. Known as opening notes , they are usually light and refreshing and evaporate soonest include scents such as citrus, herbs, and light fruits.

  • Middle / Heart Notes

The Heart notes are as they suggest the heart of the fragrance, they develop as the top notes begin to dissipate and transition the fragrances smoothly from top to base. The heart notes make the foundation of a scent and give the candle its character and uniqueness. Heart notes last much longer than the top notes. Common heart notes are florals and spices and include scents like neroli, rose and nutmeg.

  • Base Notes

Base notes last the longest and create a complex and deep fragrance. The base and heart notes work together to form the main aromas of your scented candle. Once all of the other notes have evaporated the base notes remain and give you the lasting impression of the candle fragrance. These are the fragrances that linger in the room once the candle has been extinguished. Common base notes include vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli.

Fragrance notes are the different scents that make up a candle's overall fragrance and creating the unique character of the candle. Knowing the different fragrance notes can help you choose the right scented candle, or wax melts for you and your home.



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