@sammydog01 Back around 1970 or so, a fellow student and his partner had an old van that was mostly stripped out on the inside. It looked like an iconic hippie explosion with beads, curtains, pillows, and candles. I only saw it from the outside because there was a distinct odor of cannabis. A moving vehicle with lots of flammable cloth stuff and open flames, driven by someone smoking weed. What could possibly go wrong?
@IndifferentDude Has the FTC verified the scent?
Has the FDA certified it as nontoxic?
Has the EPA ratified it as neither polluting nor contributing to global warming?
Has Anthony Fauci testified that it didn’t originate in a Chinese lab?
[I expect something useful in return for my tax dollars.]
@callow Probably because most are made from paraffin- a petrochemical.
Despite the Meh critique of the Amazon blurb, paraffin candles are actually harmful to be around in any quantity in a closed room.
Soy and especially beeswax candles are much less so, but good ventilation is still a good idea.
I love burning candles. Either flower or manly scented. I just got two from bath and body works that are great, leather and brandy and smoked vanilla and musk. I can’t stand anything that smells like food, sweet or vanilla (except for the one I bought, it’s not a true vanilla smell).
I’m not a big fan of open flames in the house so I mostly use pure fragrance oils or wax melts. Sprays and those plug-in fresheners smell like chemicals and give me a headache. Anything advertised as “with the scent of Febreeze” is an automatic HellaNO! I use a lot of peppermint oil inside cabinets and under the sink because it repels rodents and many insects. A drop of pure lavender oil in the corner of the linen closet and dresser drawers helps keep clothes fresh. Using wax melts as a winter air freshener, my favorite scent is Dried Lavender & Oak or Balsam & Cedar from Yankee Candle.
@blaineg I ordered a perfume scent called “Petrichor” from Demeter for use on a diorama, not to wear. They also sent me a sample size of a roll-on perfume called “Glue” - which smells remarkably like airplane glue. I have no idea what to do with it. If it had been real glue I could use it to glue stuff, but it’s just a glue-smelling oil. I did some checking and found that the company sells perfume oils with names like “Paperback” “Sushi” “Laundromat” “Funeral Home” and “Earthworm”. It made me wonder what kind of people would want to wear those scents - before realizing that I don’t really want to know.
@blaineg@rockblossom Demeter is a funny company! I don’t find their scents very accurate. They have one called kitten fur that doesn’t smell anything like a kitten - just sort of mildly floral. A clean healthy cat smells like beeswax, in my opinion.