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Let's talk candles

Recently I started enjoying lightning up candles at home. Why didn't I realize how great they smell before? Smiley Happy

I purchased a couple of them from BBW, a couple from Pier 1, and a few from Ross. I really liked the peach smell from BBW Smiley Happy

So I started looking up candles more, and I was really surprised when I saw a $80 ones. I think I'd never justify a such price for a candle.

Who likes candles here? Smiley Happy

What are your favorite smells, brands, places to buy them? 

Please enable me Smiley Happy 

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I usually only buy candles for the jars they come in lol but kohls had some awesome smelling food network candles a couple months ago (not sure if they're still carrying them) I bought like 20 of the pancake ones and they smell so good. I've been looking into Diptyque candles but I can't really justify the price...anyone wanna enable me? Haha

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Just got a new mini diptyque candle! A lot of candles smell very artificial and I'm trying to find some cheaper alternatives too. I just feel like I'm literally burning my money LOL


Mini size is around $35 and burn time is 30 hours. 

Regular size is around $70 and burn time is 90 hours. 

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I LOVE farmstand apples and fresh bamboo from BBW! Smells refreshing!


I really want to try the surprise jewelry/ring in a candle, but I wish i can smell the candle before buying.

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BBW candles are my absolute favorite. I used to be all about Yankee but I enjoy the scents at BBW more and they offer more frequent sales. I really love their sweet scents and anything themed around baked goods is a must buy for me! Smiley Happy

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i pretty much only buy the bbw candles , i have tried so many brands even going to all the candle factories in Pennsylvania. they are the only ones that smell good and don't give me headaches . I have been tempted to buy the fancy expensive ones but i can't bring myself to spend that much on a candle lol  

my current favorite scent from bbw is gelato i tend to stick to the sweet dessert or fruit scented candles as thats all i can handle . i don't like how when you find a scent you love the next day its gone forever! i'm still sad about this raspberry truffle candle i loved thats gone now 

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What part of PA are there candle factories?

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I know there used to be a bunch in the Poconos.

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I thought there was a candle place on 611 but wasn't sure if it was just a store.

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Ah! You know the area! Smiley Happy I've never been in, but I think they make them there as well.

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Yep good ole Poconos. I was never there either.

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I love candles!  My favorites are from AI Root which is based in Ohio. They burn so much better than any other candles and come in so many amazing scents.   My favorites are Lavender, Hosta, Salted Caramel & Tangerine Lemongrass. They are actually having their spring sale now w/ 20% off purchases. Smiley Happy

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Last time around the holidays, BBW had a special on their 3 wick candles for $8 a piece, their normal promo is 2 for $22, so for two dollars more I was able to snag 3 candles at the super-sale rate.


To me, candle wax material matters, soy wax for example burns more clean and even, allowing you to actually burn and make use of the entire candle rather than most paraffin waxes which can be trickier to find one of good quality. I also find that the shape/design of the candle to its wick is important, that's why I like the 3 wick ones from BBW, the evenly spaced wicks allow for the larger candle to burn evenly and not just right down the center.


Henri Bendel makes some lovely vegetable based wax candles that smell divine. Their scents are a little more luxurious in its simplicity and also the design of the candle itself, scents such as Firewood and White Pepper are a little unexpected but really pretty.


Woodwick is another nifty line, the wicks are wooden and when you light them there's a subtle crackle and pop like you would hear from a fireplace. It's wonderful if you're in an area where you don't have a fireplace or doesn't get cold enough to use one. It brings that ambiance to you.


Pacifica is another brand with delicious and unconventional scents. Blood Orange, Mexican Cocoa, and Hawaiian ruby Guava are divine, they're also soy based as well.


I'm also a fan of scented oils and waxes (I have a few Scenty scents at home with a wall-plug in which don't tend to distribute fragrance as wide spread as their table top wax warmers, but some scents are stronger and you can mix wax cubes to create custom scents). The fragrance oils I have are from BBW, I love stocking up on holiday scents like Gingerbread and Mint Chocolate, I use them sparingly over the holidays then pack them up for the next year, they really scent a room quite quickly.

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Oh I forgot about mixing scents with little mini tarts/cubes! I love doing this Smiley Happy


I also didn't know Pacifica sold candles, and I must check out Woodwick now Smiley Happy You're awesome, enabler Lylysa Smiley Wink

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I have about 60 large BBW candles and countless of the minis. I have to keep an excel spreadsheet of all my BBW goodies. Before I became addicted to sephora it was VS and BBW. I have closets full of candles perfume body spray shower gel lotion etc


When the candles used to be 2 for 20 I would get 3 for 20 because I have so many $10 off $30 coupons so it's an awesome deal.

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My mother and I had serious B&BW hoarding problems. Thankfully, I also turned my addiction to makeup/skincare a year or two ago (or not so thankfully? more expensive hah)

But I still have a serious stockpile I've been slowly getting through.

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Whoops - sorry for the huge pictures. And terrible math!


My *THREE* favorites:


Choose Happiness (Target)



Capri Blue - Volcano (Anthropologie)



Paddywax - Bordeau Fig Vetiver (various locations)

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But really, Volcano by Capri Blue is EVERYTHING.

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Best ever. I want to buy the ginormo one. Maybe someday when I don't live in a 500 sq.ft. apartment. Smiley Sad


I will say, if you like Volcano, you probably will like the Choose Happiness candle from Target. I started buying that one because I got tired of shelling out $28 for Volcano every few months.

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Buying!  Thanks for the tip you enabler... Smiley Wink 

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*not sold online


The hunt begins!

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Just about any Target should have them! 


They weren't at my City Target location, but you should definitely be able to find them at any regular Target. And only half the price of Volcano! 


You're welcome! HA! Smiley Wink

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