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Six Of The Strangest Candle Scents

10 July, 2023 - 07:06am by - Head Pixie | 10 Comments

by BR Kellie

I'm a simple Sally when it comes to my candle fragrance preferences. I like a vanillary, caramelly scent. Or a citrus scent. Every now and then, I might indulge in a rose scent. The wildest scent that's ever made its way into my house was the limited edition Glasshouse Melbourne candle, which featured coffee flower, which did not smell like coffee, as I naively thought it would. Now I have a very expensive deodorant-scented candle that is most definitely not my cup of tea, er, coffee, sitting on my shelf looking pretty, while not doing much else. The other day, as I stared at it with regret in my eyes, it got me wondering... What other weird candle fragrances are out there? Here's six of the strangest sounding that I could find... that I would love to burn.

Flamingo Estate - Roma Heirloom Tomato

This makes so much sense to me. There's nothing quite like the scent of a fresh tomato warmed by the sun. I've been known to pluck a couple from their vine for lunch, and then to spend some time inhaling before chopping. Herbaceous, yet zesty, and oh so fresh, this candle would have to be the top of candles I didn't know I needed, until I did.

D.S. & Durga - Concrete After Lightning

"New York City after a summer storm" - that's how this pretty is meant to smell, and I'm here for it, even though I've never been to NYC. I love the way thundering showers on a hot road, followed by sun, steam the world up and leave everything feeling a bit magical. Which reminds me... I need to see if there's a petrichor-scented candle. Because the only thing better than the smell of rain on concrete on a hot day, is rain on grass.

Gorilla Candles - Gasoline

I love the way a petrol station smells. Always have done. The best bit about being stuck in the car while mum or dad filled it, was inhaling all that lovely, poisonous if breathed in too much, fuelly air. I don't know that I'd be brave enough to buy and light this candle, but it's nice to know it exists.

Grizzly - Old-fashioned Library

I'm starting to think I have an olfactory obsession. I adore opening old books and sniffing them. I'm a book sniffer. A magazine sniffer, too. I love the smell of paper. Old libraries are my happy place. They relax me in a way a warm bath never quite does. I suspect I would burn this candle down in no time.

KFC - Gravy

There were only 230 of them available, and you had to live in the UK or Ireland to buy one, but if I could have I would have grabbed this candle. There's something magic in that KFC gravy, and I would have loved to have infused that scent into my kitchen - if only to hide the smell of burnt dinner.

Valiant - Petrichor

It exists! It's a thing! A petrichor scented candle! If it didn't cost $64 to deliver it to New Zealand, I would absolutely buy it. Alas, I'll just have to hang out for summer and hope for a storm. Or thirty.

So, do tell... What's the strangest scent you've come across? And do any of the above appeal to you? 

Get chatting below!


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23rd July, 2023

The old fashioned library one sounds like it would smell nice

15th July, 2023

I think I’d actually like the tomato one

14th July, 2023

Oh wow lol. Some interesting scents here

13th July, 2023

Good grief! I'll stick with vanillas and caramels and fruit flavours thanks!

13th July, 2023

Oh no some are to off beat for my taste , but l do like some different combinations out there ! Thanks

12th July, 2023

KFC gravy - gross!!! I was expecting to see Gwyneth Paltrow's candle on this list.

11th July, 2023

Hahaha! Love the smell of an old library book! KFC gravy lol too funny

11th July, 2023

I’m not sure if any of these appeal to me - the absolute weirdest sounding candle I’ve heard of has got to be the Gwyneth Paltrow candle. Google it and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Haha.

10th July, 2023

Ummm no thanks I'll pass on those scents I much prefer feminine seductive,sensual and mystical aromas that have a hint of sandalwood,musk, Jasmine,Rose,Lilly, frankincense,Amber and Vanilla.

10th July, 2023

These do not appeal to me at all. I love the usual lavender or rose scents .

11th July, 2023

Yes indeed -A bit of Luxury scents amazing !

11th July, 2023

MMM I will have to do that now !!

11th July, 2023

I have just googled it !!! One sick lady !!

Head Pixie
12th July, 2023

OMG! Candyperfumeboy, what was she thinking!?!? LOL!

12th July, 2023

I just had to google it Lol... Ewwwww!



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