NWR: What is the best brand of candle?

I am throwing a Christmas party next weekend, and I want a holiday candle to put in the guest bathroom. I really want one that actually smells good as it burns, not just smells good in the jar! 


You should have seen me at Marshall's yesterday. Smelling every candle like ten times and I just could not decide!


Any opinions would be appreciated :) Thanks!~

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:54 am
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MrsCaleYoung
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I hands down love all Things Yankee Candle! I don't like the food smells and am not too crazy about the holiday smells either, I prefer floral or clean scents, but Yankee Candle hands down has whatever you need!!! I love Glad candles too for the bathroom. 

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:57 am
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Yea, I was thinking Yankee candles might be a good choice! Now I have to decide what smell I actually like!! lol

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 6:07 am
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I agree Yankee candles are awesome.  I promise I am not a consultant for them but if you don't have any Scentsy warmers you should really try them.  I am so in love with them.  I have several warmers and scents.  As for candles though I would definitely go with Yankee Candle.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 6:20 am
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I agree too! I love yankee candles!

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 6:52 am
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We had a scentsy that DH's mom got us, and I agree that it was strong, but I'm really not a fan of the way they look. :( Or maybe it was the one she got us. I felt bad lol. Yea, I'll prob head to Marshall's again tomorrow and see if they have any Yankee candles!

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 7:34 am
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I used to be a Yankee Candle fanatic until I was introduced to Partylyte! They are the BEST candles. They smell good when they burn and they burn clean (meaning no black soot on your jars). I also really like burning oil. That can quickly permeate a room/large area really nicely. I've heard good things about scentsy too.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 8:37 am
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Love Yankee Candles!!

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candle and Scentsy!


As far as Yankee Candle, DH and I bought Peppermint Bark (which isn't very strong when burned) and Home for the Holidays (a typical spicy scent with a hint of something that makes it smell almost like a fire but in a good way), though some of the scents in their "Favorite Things" line are very nice (just please, please, PLEASE don't get the Schnitzel with Noodles...that's just weird...).


As far as Scentsy, they have several different warmers out there, some quite beautiful.  Their scents are amazing, too.  My favorite "go-to" scents for the holidays are Silver Bells, Christmas Cottage, Cozy Fireside, and Pumpkin Marshmallow (my students absolutely LOVE this smell!).

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:00 am
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I found that when I burned a Mainstays candle adn a yankee candle if the same scent several people thought the Main Stays from Wal-Mart were actually Yankee.


At $5 you can get more for your house and put one in every room for the cost of one Yankee.


I do love Hazelnut Creme from Mainstays and Fresh Linen.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:02 am
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I love Yankee as well! 


Another brand I love that REALLY keeps the scent and smells great while buring is Better Homes and Gardens. It is the only kind of candle I will buy for certain scents because they work so well.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:28 am
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I love BHG! They make such wonderful scents.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 5:51 am
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My two favorites are Yankee Candle and my #1 is Partylite.  The reason for Partylite is that the wax does not burn you, so it is safe to have around children and the scents are awesome!  The only downside to them is that they are kind of pricey.  I would go with Yankee Candle as an alternative because they smell good as well. 

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm
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one that I know a lot of people like are diamondcandles! They have a ring in the candle, so it's fun within the candle.... you could even make a party game out of it! lol

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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Candles are amazing!


Here's my update, I went to Marshalls thinking I would buy a Yankee Candle. Well they didn't have very many Yankee candles in their candle section. I was bummed, but ended up finding a scensational soy candle that I thought smelled good and i've also heard good things about soy candles...anyways, I walk up to the counter only to find out they have a TON of yankee candles right by the register! So i smelled them all, only to stick with my apple cinnamon scentsational soy candle. I burned it a little yesterday to try it out and I like it!!! Thanks for your input ladies, candles are so fun

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:18 am
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I love the fresh balsam candle from Bath & Body Works.  It smells like a real/fresh Christmas tree.  I love burning that one at this time of the year.

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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