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    Yankess candles are the best for me, hands down.

    With the exception of a few that werent too fragrant for me (patchouli and Peppermint come to mind). A nice clean cotton, midsummers night or apple cider is mmm mm good.

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    I use Yankee Candles and Dark Candles most of the time.
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    There's a local headshop that sells wonderful essential oil candles that smell great even when not burning. But I often do what Shanti does when I don't have those. I just light a candle, let it burn abit and then put a few drops of essential oil in the melted wax. Works great!
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    I love Yankee. They sell them at some beauty supply stores as well.

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    My absolute favorite candles are Yankee Candles. Their Flagship store is amazing too. Talk about Candle Heaven.


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    Gold Canyon, hands down and lights up the best candles I've ever, ever burned. I'll never buy another Yankee.
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    Scented Candles

    Paula Dean has a line of food scented candles that make my house smell wonderful. I have Raspberry Tart right now for spring and around Samhain I burn her Pumpking Roll. Small ones are about $5 and large ones are about $9. They last and really fill the room with scent. You can find them at Wal-Mart (or as I like to call it The Evil Empire).
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    In earnest, the easiest way to get the candles in the scents and strength you want is to make them yourself. It's a lot easier than it seems and relatively cheap. I make my own for ritual use and for mundane use. Peak Candle Supply http://www.peakcandle.com/ not only has supplies, but tutorials.

    Remember, if you use any scent really heavy, even all-natural ones, they're going to smell different and almost chemical like. This can even happen when cooking or baking with something as simple as vanilla extract, it takes on an almost perfume/cloying quality.
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    I haven't found a candle (or incense for that matter) that I can truly smell beyond the heat or burning. If you play with any and find one you like be sure to let me know
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    I used to work in a candle shop. Typically the strongest-smelling, cleanest burning(long as you're trimming your wicks) more natural-smelling candles are soy based or soy blended with something else and bees-wax. Gotta be careful, though, much like food products people will slap soy into the most terrible products just to get others to buy them. I really, really LOVE Voluspa candles, but those fragrances are very strong and usually tend to be very hit or miss with people so try to smell before you buy. They have a search function on their site to find near-by vendors. I just hate their prices.... We end up making a lot of our own candles with beeswax and fragrance oils. It's a much cheaper option. When I don't feel like making a candle, I buy the Lavender and Cedarwood fragrance that Candle-lite makes. I didn't like a lot of their other fragrances, though, but that's just me. They're not the best, but they're fairly inexpensive.

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