Candle Fragrance Families

Candle Fragrance Families - Cosmic Green Candles

The candle fragrance family is complex and varied, as it encompasses scents from almost any part of the natural world. From floral bouquets to exotic woods, candle fragrances can range from light and delicate to warm and intense. Knowing which scent families are available might help you when selecting candles that best fit your tastes and needs.

When it comes to candle fragrance, there are four key scent categories – fresh, woody, floral, and exotic. You may find that you're naturally drawn towards one of these categories more than the others. Even if you don't consciously recognize it, your preference reveals a lot about what kind of candle scents evoke a feeling of comfort and relaxation for you.

For example, if you gravitate towards fresh scents like citrus or herbs, then those fragrances can help invigorate and energize your space. If woody scents such as sandalwood or cedarwood appeal to you more than the other categories, then their warm and cozy aromas can make your home feel like a true sanctuary.

Floral Family

Any scent closely tied to a specific flower or flowers. Popular examples include rose, lilac, lavender, sweet pea, jasmine, honeysuckle, and gardenia. This family is known for its softness and sweetness in candle form.

Wood Family

Woody and musky notes such as amber, musk, cedarwood, sandalwood, and vetiver. These scents are often described as being warm, inviting, and earthy. Candles made with these fragrances can be used to create a cozy atmosphere and invoke a sense of comfort and relaxation in any room.

Exotic Family

From sweet and creamy vanilla to woody and intense myrrh, their fragrances create a feeling of warmth, comfort and indulgence. Sandalwood and amber can provide you with notes of luxury, while cinnamon and caramel give off aromas that will make your mouth water.

Fresh Family 

Think all things bright, revitalizing, and vibrant. This energizing scent can be fresh citrus, herbal, and clean aromas. It encompasses all citrus fruits, including lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. These scents are bright and cheerful in candle form and can evoke feelings of joy or happiness when lit.


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