A GUIDE TO FINDING THE BEST SCENTED CANDLE IN NEW ZEALAND.
When trying to find the best scented candle there are a few factors to consider. Is the candle a gift? For your home? Or for the workplace? Here we explore each of the different factors that can influence your choice to hopefully help your decision making easier.
CANDLES FOR THE HOME
When buying a candle for the home its usually done with long relaxing baths in mind. The thought of easing into a hot bath after a hard day’s work is incredibly inviting and all the more so with a flickering candle flame to watch.
Factors to consider when buying a candle for the bathroom are; your bathroom decor (its always nice to be matchy matchy) and also what kind of fragrance will help you relax the most.
For the former, there are a wealth of options available to you, from choosing a candle in a clear glass jar, to ceramics or even no container at all. Whichever choice you go for you’ll find that neutral colours provide the most flexibility. However, if you love a pop of colour then don’t be afraid to choose a nice accent colour that compliments your room and accessories.
For the latter, you might be tempted to choose a nice vanilla candle or perhaps something like lavender, known for its relaxing qualities. Whatever fragrance you choose comes down to personal preference.
CANDLES FOR THE WORKPLACE
With their amazing ability to create ambience there’s no surprise that scented candles are used in lots of workplaces. The most popular of which are spas, beauty salons, hairdressers, bars and restaurants. When deciding what impression you would like your business to convey it would be wise to have an understanding of what different fragrance groups there are.
The best guide for understanding the different fragrance groups is Michael Edward’s fragrance wheel, used by perfumers around the globe, it was created to help retailers to suggest perfumes to their customers more efficiently.
You can see from the wheel above how fragrances are divided into 4 main groups, each containing 3 or 4 subgroups. Using the above diagram, a bar owner may decide that a woody fragrance is the best scented candle fragrance for them. Alternatively, a spa owner may prefer a scented candle that falls into the ‘fresh’ category. The power of fragrance is irrefutable and there’s lots of fun to be had with experimenting.
As you can see from all of the information above finding the best scented candle in NZ is very subjective which can make buying gifts difficult. However, regardless of the style of container or fragrance you choose you can be confident in the knowledge that scented candles are always regarded as well-received gifts.
If you’re unsure which fragrance to go for then perhaps consider taking a different approach. Some people love the idea of being mentally transported somewhere like the ocean or smelling something that reminds them of a great holiday. If that’s your thing then check out our scented candles inspired by New Zealand.
Now if all that reading has tired you out, here’s a relaxing candle video for you to enjoy!