How To Buy Scented Candles Online
Here at Simply Vela Candle Co., we believe it matters where you choose to spend your hard-earned dollars and it's important that there be value in what you purchase. Our desire is to create highly scented home fragrance products, that consistently smell great, burn after burn so you can enjoy beautifully simple home fragrance décor that will enhance any space in your home.
But we also know that candles and other home fragrance products are by nature, something we like to SMELL before we buy so purchasing scents online can be a little risky. To help in this task, we've put together this five-step guide to choosing the perfect scent online.
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1. Scent Groups
The first step in purchasing candles and other home fragrance products online is to start with a scent group. This will lead you to a fragrance that you find pleasing and will enjoy in your home. To help guide you in the right direction, the Simply Vela website organizes all our candles in to 5 unique scent categories: Fresh & Clean, Masculine, Spa Inspired, Warm & Inviting, Fruit, Feminine and Earthy & Floral.
We all lean towards a favorite scent group, perhaps because that style of scent reminds you of a certain time in your life or because matches your character and aesthetic perfectly.
Starting with scent groups is a great place to begin before diving deeper into choosing a scent that is right for you and your space.
2. Scent Descriptions
Each product on our website includes a scent description that outlines what notes are included in each fragrance. We take care in explaining the different scent notes of each candle to ensure you pick one you'll love to burn for hours.
You can also check out our blog all about fragrance notes to learn the three types of notes all scents have which can help you narrow down your preferences when buying candles online.
3. Join The Candle Family
We all know that candles make the perfect gift for someone close to us, but if it wasn't hard enough choosing a scent for yourself, it can be even more difficult buying a scent for someone else.
By joining The Simply Vela Candle Family, our private Facebook Group, you can ask the community all about the products they've purchased and get honest reviews of the scents we offer and what everyone is loving.
Join the Candle Family here.
4. Location Matters
The space where you plan on burning your new candle is so important! Consider which room of the house you will be burning the candle and the general size and mood of this room.
For example, clean and fresh scents such as Fresh Linen work great in a living room area, while bakery scents such as Blueberry Cobbler are perfect for the kitchen. For the bedroom, go for something a little more romantic like Cocoa Cashmere or sexy like Leather + Sandalwood.
Larger spaces can handle a bolder scent and might require a double wicked candle to improve the scent throw. For these rooms, try any scent from our new Starry Night Collection. This collection includes 12 unique scents, honoring each sign of the Zodiac and are a great way to try something new.
The key to remember is, stronger scents can be overwhelming in smaller spaces while lighter scents may get lost in your more spacious rooms.
5. Seasonal Pairings
Matching your candle scent with current season is a great way to bring new life to your spaces.
During the Winter months, bring warmth and coziness indoors with a woody, spicy scent such as our Cedarwood + Bergamot candle. As Spring approaches and the flowers begin to bloom, think floral and fresh scents such as Magnolia + Peony to bring in the right vibe during spring cleaning. When the hot and steamy months of Summer arrive, tropical fruits, coconut and citrus will freshen your home. To embrace the feeling, try our Mango + Coconut or Pineapple + Sage scents. Finally, when the air begins to turn crisp and the leaves begin to fall, green, earthy scents and rich bakery smells are the perfect match to connect to nature and usher in the beginning of the Holiday season. For this season, try our Snickerdoodle candle or Absinthe Noir.