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A candles purpose

"If you've always thought that a candle's sole purpose was to make your home smell better, you're wrong" 

 I recently came across this interview on candles and fragrance with a prestigious Hermes perfumier and it struck me that she described exactly why I love natural candles so much...  

"When you burn a candle, the fragrance has to mix with your own scent of home and have a perfect balance, not obscure it. If friends come to your home and you have a candle, and they don't talk about the fragrance but they just feel good, that's very important. The candle is the smell of your home.

The light is important because it's warm and it is very peaceful too. A candle needs to take the time to burn. It's also a fire symbol, and the fire is a very important place. It's a place where we are together, talking and sharing and getting warm. That's a little symbol of the home."

Celine Ellena - Chief Home Fragrance Perfumier, Hermes.