Top 4 Candle Scents


Joshua Martin, Staff Writer

Very little is known about candles, but the earliest recorded use of candles was with the ancient Egyptians over 5,000 years ago. Up until the discovery and perfection of electricity, candles were the way to light homes and any buildings that required lighting. The earliest candles were made out of beeswax, and in the 19th century a French chemist, by the name of Michel Eugene, discovered how to extract stearic acid out of animal fatty acids. This in turn led to the development of stearin wax, which was durable and helped the candle burn cleanly and efficiently. Later candles kind of fell out of fashion until the mass discovery of oil during the early 20th century. This led to the increase of byproducts from meat packaging ingredients, which was used to replace the stearin wax used to make candles. During the 1990s palm wax was used to replace the wax used from meat product byproducts, which has continued to be used today. With that came a lot of different scents of candles, I am here to present to you my favorite candle scents. By the way, all of these scents are coming from the Yankee Candle company.  

  1. Macintosh-  I really enjoy this scent mostly because it reminds me of my grandmother’s apple pie/dumpling baking, and who doesn’t want their home to smell like apples. 
  2. Santa’s Cookies- This scent is pretty self explanatory, it has a vanilla scent with a hint of cinnamon, and I would really recommend it if you like your house to smell like you have been baking all day. 
  3. Sun and Sands- I personally enjoy this scent, if I want a reminder of what beach life is like. I really enjoyed this scent especially when COVID and the lockdowns first hit. 
  4. Cinnamon Stick- I am all for things cinnamon so this scent obviously made it on the list of candle scents. This candle gives off a cinnamon scent with a hint of vanilla, so it almost smells like cinnamon rolls. 

There you have it, my top candle scents. . When I was researching this I was surprised how much I learned about candles backstory and how they have evolved over time, and how many different scents styles have come along over the years. This is just a barely a fraction of what is out there, so I hope you enjoyed it.