Good Question: What's A Good Smelly Candle?

Good Question: What's A Good Smelly Candle?

Oct 12, 2005

Dear AT LA,

Could you recommend a good scented candle? I've gotten burned (no pun intended) by spending $$ on candles only to have the wick get lost, and I have to throw them out half used. Are there really no good scented candles out there for less money?


Hey Stinky(!),

We agree that there is nothing more frustrating than buying high priced candles only to find their structure is less than quality. While we love the smells (and packaging) from Sage candles (especially the Amber) we are always frustrated by the waste.

We will go on record as saying that we are pretty exclusively in love with Votivo candles. For around $20.00, you can't beat the strong, stunning smells (our "signature smell" is the Black Ginger, which is unbelievable, although obviously scent tastes are subjective)

A few tips: We always snip our wicks to less than 1/4" before we light it, and we usually readjust the wick to center it after we blow it out and while it's still loose in the melted wax. Also, before you throw out your almost done candles, try putting them in a drawer or cabinet with their lid (if any)off. the smell will blast you every time you go to get out a towel. That way they last forever. Good luck!

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