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    Default Candle Brands Matter?

    When it comes to candles, are you brand loyalists sticking to your tried-and-true brands and scents, or are you open to trying new brands? When buying candles from a brand you're not familiar with, do you need to smell the candles in person?

    For me, I find that though I prefer being able to smell the candles in person, if I see that the notes are ones I'm familiar with, then I would be open to buying them without first smelling them. Candles are different than perfumes for me, as I need to smell a perfume in person, especially if trying a new brand and scent.

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    Default Re: Candle Brands Matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieSu View Post
    When it comes to candles, are you brand loyalists sticking to your tried-and-true brands and scents, or are you open to trying new brands?
    My wife and I are tried-and-true Astier Villate candle loyalists.
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    I am willing and happy to try anything when it comes to candles.
    Currently wearing: Hard Leather by LM Parfums

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    Well, it is nice to be able to check a candle in-person before you buy it. But many companies offer votive candles, or wax tarts/melts, that will allow you to try scents before you order large candles. But some brands have a reputation for offering very good scents, so it's much safer to order those brands' large candles without trying them first. Because they are unlikely to smell like cheap chemicals and so on, which you often get with less fine brands. And with the better brands it's also about classy style and aesthetics, the prices tend to match that, but not all are very high. Some examples are Nest, Diptyque, Cire Trudon, Voluspa and Kringle Candle. Though Kringle Candle has, in a bizarre turn of events, recently announced some three wick candles with ghetto names that are trashy and vulgar, not at all in keeping with the company's classy style and image. So I'm not sure if Mick, the owner, has gone crazy or what's going on there...

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    Nest is great, at a more reasonable price point than the "high end" stuff.
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