Tips for Buying Scented Products Online
How to Pick Scented Candles Online When You Can't Smell Them In Person
When creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere, scented candles are a delightful addition to any space. The gentle flicker of the flame coupled with the alluring aroma can transform your home into a haven of tranquility. However, the problem with choosing the right scented candle when shopping online is that you can't smell them before purchasing, making it challenging to find the perfect scent for your home.
Here are some tips from the experts at Moxie Creed for picking the perfect scent when you're online candle shopping.
Learn about Popular Fragrance Categories
There are many different types of candles, but the most popular candles are often available in four basic fragrance categories:
Floral: These fragrances tend to bring to mind images of beautiful gardens full of flowers and bouquets in full bloom. From soothing lavender to romantic rose, these candles evoke the essence of blossoming gardens and create a serene ambiance.
Exotic: If you seek adventure and mystery, explore the scented candles with exotic and spicy notes. These exotic fragrances mix sweet or chocolate notes with herbs, spices, or resins. These rich and heavy scents are often balanced with fragrant vanilla or amber notes. Sandalwood, patchouli, and exotic spices add a warm and intriguing element to any space.
Woodsy: These scents have earthy tones that remind us of the outdoors. They are typically described as masculine, having hints of smoke, pine, cedar, or even leather.
Fresh: Explore candles with crisp, clean fragrances for a rejuvenating and refreshing scent. These scented candles often give off floral or feminine notes. Scents like Eucalyptus and tea tree bring a breath of fresh air into your space, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Moxie Creed’s small batch artisan candles are available in scent profiles to please everyone.
Consider What Room Your Candle Will Be In
First things first – how big is your room? Scented candles come in various intensity levels, ranging from subtle to strong. Consider the purpose of the candle and the size of the space where it will be used.
For smaller rooms, opt for a gentle scent with a lower intensity. For example, we recommend using something with a floral scent in the bathroom, like our Cote d'Azure scented candle. Even tight spaces with unpleasant smells can be brightened up in no time with floral-scented candles.
On the other hand, larger rooms or those seeking a more pronounced fragrance may opt for a candle with a higher intensity level. For instance, in open spaces like the kitchen or living room, you may prefer something that will last longer and has a stronger scent. Bold scents like our Tuscany or Marrakech scented candles will bring warmth and comfort to those large spaces.
Scents for the Season or Occasion
Another aspect to consider when choosing a scented candle online is the season. Many fragrances are tailored to a particular season. For instance, you may gravitate toward scented candles with a spicy, woody note in those cozy winter months. In contrast, spring and summer call for lighter, floral, or fresh scents that evoke a sense of renewal or vitality.
Think about what season we are in, what holidays occur during that season, and whose birthdays are coming up. When purchasing a scented candle for someone else, consider their favorite plants, flowers, or spices.
Read the Product Descriptions
When you aren't sure what scents to select, but you're locked onto a few potential choices, check out the product description for each scented candle. Descriptions often provide detailed information about the candle's scent profile, including all its scent notes. This breakdown lets you better understand the fragrance composition and whether it aligns with your preferences.
Check Burn Times and Candle Wax Composition
Take note of the burn time mentioned in the product details. This indicates how long the candle will last before needing to be replaced. Consider factors such as how frequently you intend to use the candle and whether you prefer a longer-lasting option or enjoy changing scents more often. Additionally, pay attention to the candle's composition. High-quality scented candles are typically made from natural waxes like soy, beeswax, or coconut wax, which provide a cleaner burn and allow the fragrance to shine.
Choosing the perfect scented candle online is a delightful adventure that allows you to create a beautiful and aromatic environment within your home. Considering the tips above, you can confidently select a scented candle that genuinely resonates with your preferences. So, go ahead, explore Moxie Creed's Artisanal Candle Collection, and let the aromatic journey begin!
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Remember, a carefully chosen scented candle has the power to elevate your mood, create a cozy ambiance, and transform your living spaces into havens of delight.
Happy candle shopping!
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