The Art of Pairing Candle Scents
There's nothing more relaxing than lighting a couple of fragrant candles in your home, creating a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Whether you're a candle novice or a candle enthusiast, the art of pairing candles can be intimidating. But don't fret, we're here to guide you through the process. In this blog post, we'll take you through the steps on how to expertly pair candle scents, so you can create the perfect ambiance in your home.
Complementing or contrasting scents
The first rule of pairing candle scents is to decide whether to go for fragrances that complement or contrast with each other. Complementing candles usually feature similar scents, such as vanilla and cinnamon, lemon and lavender, or rose and sandalwood. Contrasting candles have different aromas that work well together, such as fresh linen and citrus scents. It all boils down to personal preference, but a good starting point is to begin with candles that pair well with each other.
Work with scent families:
When selecting candles to pair, it's essential to consider scent families. Scents like floral, woody, fruity, and spicy belong to different scent families. When pairing candles, it's a good idea to stick to the same scent family, as it helps the fragrances blend well. Mixing across scent families can be tricky, but when done correctly, it can create an entirely new aroma that you'll love.
Smoky Oud & And Relax
Pairing Smoky Oud with And Relax is a great combination, blending the smokiness of the oud with the earthiness of patchouli gives a rich scent perfect for the living room or study.
Back to Happiness & Citrus Zing
To freshen up a space, Back to Happiness with its lovely subtle notes of neroli blends perfectly with Citrus Zing, with a green hit of lime to lift the citrus notes of both scents.
Fresh Fig & Blackberry Picking
Blend the freshness of the green fig and the fruitiness of blackberry for a great all round kitchen fragrance with notes that remind you of a mediterranean morning.
Consider the space:
The space where your candles are located plays a crucial role in pairing them. If you're looking to create a calming ambiance in your bedroom, consider pairing lavender and woody candles. Or in your living room, go for cinnamon and orange candles. If you have a small space, avoid using strong scents that can overpower the room.
Avoid Overwhelming Scents:
It's tempting to put every candle you own in one room, but this can lead to an overpowering scent that can be unpleasant. Consider using two or three candles that blend well together rather than several strong fragrances. You can also opt to use one strong candle and a couple of subtle ones to create a balance.
Trust your Nose:
At the end of the day, it's all about what smells good to you. Everyone's preferences are unique, so don't be afraid to experiment with different scents until you find the perfect match. Burn each candle separately beforehand to decide which one you prefer and, once you find a combination that works, burn them together.
Pairing candles can be a fun and enjoyable experience that allows you to create a warm, inviting ambiance in your home. Experiment with different scents, considering the space and using your nose as your guide. By following the tips in this blog post, you'll be able to mix and match candles that work well together, creating a relaxing environment for yourself and your loved ones. Happy pairing!