How to buy scented candles online? Shopping guide
Over the years, the internet seems to have become more and more tame. More and more of us declare that we are online every day, most of us also shop online. Online stores tempt with a wider and wider offer, which is why we are more and more willing to shop online. It is similar with scented candles. Fragrances and scented candles have been our passion for many years, which is why in our Candle World store you will find unique, specially selected scented candles from around the world. We want to infect you with your passion, so we make sure that our offer is as good as possible. That is why we have created this buying guide, in which you will learn what to look for when buying scented candles online.
Think about what is important to you!
For each of us, something different will be most important when choosing a scented candle. Think for a moment and answer a few questions:
Do I care about the long burning time or the unique effect of multi-wick candles?
This is a very important question - scented candles differ in their burning time for many reasons - firstly, it depends on the raw material used, the type of wick, the weight of the wax, the number of wicks, but also the shape of the packaging. If you want to burn as long as possible, usually the best solution is to buy the largest candle offered by a given brand. If you want a miraculous effect and a magical atmosphere, choose a scented candle with a few wicks or a long wick. More wicks means the wax will melt faster and the fragrance will spread faster in your room. In our Candle World store, all scented candles have a precise burn time marking, so you know how long the scented candle will surround you with its unique aroma. You can also easily find candles with a certain number of wicks in Candle World! To do this, select the number of wicks you want in the Additional Properties filter.
How big is the room where I will be lighting the candle?
Size matters! And it is huge when choosing the right scented candle. So how to choose the best candle for our interior? As a standard, manufacturers use higher concentrations of fragrances in larger candles, so it can be assumed that the larger the candle, the more intense the fragrance. Of course, you can also take advantage of our support - in the description of each scented candle available in the store you will find the parameter: Best for and a choice of three room sizes:
- Smaller rooms - roughly rooms up to about 10 - 15 m2
- Medium rooms - roughly rooms up to about 20 - 25 m2
- Large rooms - roughly rooms over 25 m2
Of course, remember that when choosing a candle, our sensitivity to smell is of great importance - here people who are very sensitive to smells and clearly feel even the more delicate ones, may be tempted to choose a smaller candle for a larger space and vice versa - if we have a lower sensitivity to smells, it may turn out that a better solution for us will be to choose a larger candle for a smaller room. If you have any questions regarding the selection of a candle for your interior (especially when you have more space to fill with a fragrance, e.g. 100 - 200 m2, please contact us - we will help you choose the best solution for you
Do I prefer to change fragrances frequently, or do I like to smoke a scented candle with a specific scent for a long time?
Usually, when asked which candles are the most profitable to buy, you will receive the answer that the largest one, because it burns the longest. Yes, it's a good solution, but only if you want to enjoy the same aroma at home for a long time. If you prefer to change fragrances more often, because you get bored quickly, consider buying a few medium or smaller candles - they will burn out faster and you will test more fragrances. Not sure if you are the kind of person who likes to change the smell in the house often? How much perfume do you have that you use? More than three? We suggest starting with a few candles of a smaller size. If you do not want to give up the longest burning time, we have an interesting solution for you, for example in the range of the premium brand from USA Candle-lite - the 3-Layer collection consists of several fragrances enclosed in one large candle in a glass jar.
How to choose a scented candle?
Interior fragrances are like perfumes - our preferences are very individual. So how to choose a scented candle to meet our expectations? If you already have several candles with your favorite fragrance types, for example fresh or oriental notes, use our Fragrances menu and select the type that suits you. If you like specific fragrance notes, for example you love the aromas of rose and vanilla, find the parameter Fragrance notes in our filters and mark the notes of your choice. All products with selected fragrance nuances will be displayed. If you haven't chosen scented candles yet, you may start with the same types of fragrances as in the perfumes you like. If you prefer lavender or chocolate notes, select these fragrances when filtering. If you always choose floral perfumes, you can start browsing with floral aromatic candles.
What to do if I choose a wrong fragrance?
No problem - we will replace your fragrance quickly and free of charge in our Candle World online store! Choose a simple (a few clicks!) And free return of goods via Paczkomaty (Polish customers only) - the money for the candle will be returned to the store's balance, and you will easily choose another product. You can also mark the product for which you want to replace the scented candle when submitting the return. Fragrance replacement is free with us for the entire extended return time (Polish customers only).
In what form do I want to try a scented candle?
The most popular type of scented candles today are, of course, glass candles. They have many advantages - they usually have additional lids that protect the candle from dust. Glass is a raw material that we can easily recycle, we can also successfully reuse jars and candle containers. The glass used to create a candle can be transparent or colored, simple in form or decorative, even jewelery, adding a unique character to the interior. In addition to scented candles in glass, we can find candles in ceramic vessels or in porcelain forms, also perfect for re-use. Sometimes we find original scented candles in concrete casings or even ones made of natural coconut. Travel candles are very popular in Western countries, i.e. scented candles in metal cans, which we can boldly take with us even on a long journey. They are light and will allow you to provide a fragrance in any interior. Currently, a trend that has been maintained for several years is to choose scented candles in glass, and unscented candles in the form of traditional solids, for example bars. Less and less you will find scented candles in the traditional form of balls or bars. On the other hand, aroma heaters are still very popular, especially those made of natural plant waxes with intense and lasting fragrances.
What candle colors will suit my interior?
Contrary to appearances, this is a very important question, especially if you have a specific color scheme in the interior and you do not want to disturb it. You can choose brands characterized by neutral, natural and subdued colors, for example, the entire Intensive Collection is made of soy wax in a natural, slightly cream color. If you like to add a drop of color to the interior seasonally, feel free to experiment with the selected colors. Sets of several candles in similar colors, placed close to each other, also look good, creating a coherent, harmonious whole. In our Candle World online store, you can easily choose a candle of the colors you are interested in - use the Colors drop-down menu or select filtering by color in any category.
Which candles are the best?
Unfortunately, there is no single, simple answer to this question. Each of us has different needs and preferences, each of us likes different scents and has a different style in an apartment or house. It is certainly worth choosing candles in line with the current trend for natural plant waxes. How are natural candles different from others?
- Natural candles are made of high-quality renewable sources - these are waxes made of various plants, for example soybean waxes, palm waxes, rapeseed waxes and coconut waxes.
- natural candles are environmentally friendly - unlike paraffin candles (paraffin is waste from the production of crude oil), natural candles are made of renewable sources. Reputable manufacturers only use sustainably produced vegetable waxes.
- Natural candles do not smoke or smoke - candles made of natural vegetable waxes have different burning properties - they burn clean, evenly and do not smoke, even when they contain wooden wicks.
- Natural candles dissolve at a lower temperature - this is an average of 25 to 40 degrees - the risk of burns with wax is reduced
Nowadays, it is worth paying attention to what the candle you buy is made of. A good online store should have information about the raw materials used in the candles it sells. If there isn't, it's worth asking. With our daily choices, we can contribute to creating a better world for ourselves and future generations.