I recently moved into an old building in San Francisco. I went away for the long weekend and when I returned last night, I couldn't take the funky smell. I made sure to take the garbage out before I left on Thursday evening, but both the bathroom and main room (it's a studio) smelled stuffy and old. That's when I realized: I'm ready to invest in some wonderful smelling home candles that will make my place seem fresh and delightful. What do you recommend?
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You came to the right place . . . I'm a scented candle snob. You can read through all of my scented candle reviews here, if you want to see my in-depth analysis. But otherwise, my all-time favorite candle brand is Diptyque. But it'll cost you, about $60 for a standard size. For a wintery scent, Diptyque Pomander is nice. Seeing as it's Summer though, I'd recommend my other Dipytque faves, Lilas (lilac) and Baies (blackcurrant), which are wonderful year-round. There's a Diptyque store in downtown SF that you should visit.
Linnea's Lights is also a delicious brand, which is priced around $30! One of my favorite affordable candles is the Himalayan Trading Post Honeysuckle Candle ($14). Capri Blue's Aloha Orchid ($28) burns 100 hours and is fantastic. Pacifica has a great range of soy candles, too.
Scents are obviously a very personal choice, so use these brands as a guideline. I always get compliments on my candle choices!
Other things to look for are double wick candles (which make the candle last longer) and soy candles (which burn clean and are more eco).
Hope this helps!