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How to Choose the Right Scented Candle Online

How to Choose the Right Scented Candle Online

How to Choose the Right Scented Candle Online

You might think that buying a scented candle online is more difficult than visiting a shop. While you can’t smell the candles (obviously the best way of choosing), there are ways you can overcome this barrier.

Here are some helpful tips for how to choose the right scented candle online.

Base it on your space

The first thing to consider is where in your house the candle will sit; this will dictate the scent to a degree. For example, if the candle will be in your kitchen, consider scents that work with the smell of food, not against it.

But for somewhere like a bathroom or living room, you have more freedom over the type of scent you choose. Larger spaces can handle bolder scents, while smaller spaces will benefit from more subtle, floral aromas.


What time of day will you be burning it?

It’s worth considering when in the day you plan on burning the candle, as some scents are better in the morning than the evening. There’s not a hard and fast rule, but something like our Turari candle would be great in the evening, while our Jade Orchid and Lotus Blossom has a fresher scent that would work well in the morning.

What scents do you enjoy?

Perhaps the most obvious deciding factor is to go with scents you enjoy. After all, there’s no reason to pick a scented candle that doesn’t appeal to your tastes. Do you prefer fruity aromas, floral scents, or something a bit heavier? All scented candles have a mix of top, middle, and bottom notes, but base it on the ones mentioned in the name or those listed first.


Consider matching the candle to the season

Much like choosing the right time of day for the candle, some are better suited to particular seasons than others. That said, you don’t have to choose a heavy candle in the winter. Instead, you could go for something like our Enjoyment candle for a burst of summer fragrance. Or, if you want to stick with seasonal scents, either our Cranberry, Orange and Cinnamon or Apple and Cinnamon candles will create the perfect festive ambience.


Consider asking a specialist (Chandler)

If all else fails and you’re really stuck about what would be the best scent, consider reaching out to a specialist. Someone who works for a candle company would of course be best, as they can advise you specifically on their range of products. Their decision will often be based on the factors above, and also on things like previous candles you’ve enjoyed. Much like any other expert, their suggestions will usually be pretty spot on.



Choosing the right scented candle online doesn’t need to be a challenge. With a bit of careful thought and knowledge of scent groups, you can easily make a selection that’ll be perfect for you.

Why not browse our scented candle collections today to get a better idea of what would be the perfect choice for your mood and space?