How To Choose A Candle Fragrance


Choosing a candle fragrance is a very personal thing and it can be a bit tricky choosing one online. So here is some information which might make it easier for you:


UAINE Fragrances

At UAINE we are obsessed with beautiful, simple, clean, fresh fragrances. Many candle makers, in our opinion, overload their candles with too many competing fragrances creating a scent that is more akin to a perfume than a home fragrance. At UAINE we like to keep our Lifestyle fragrance range simple and pure so that when you buy our Crushed Pear candle product it smells like pears. Our Luxury and Pure Indulgence ranges are more opulent and complex but even then we strive for uncomplicated, natural fragrances that are sophisticated and indulgent, adding Simple Luxury to your home.


Where will you put it?

When choosing a fragrance firstly decide where you want it to go. Will it be for your bedroom, your lounge room, your bathroom, your kitchen or your outdoor space? Some people choose one fragrance (their signature fragrance) for their entire home and others like to create a different feeling in each room - using companion fragrances. Our Pure Indulgence range features complementary fragrances that are fabulous in combination - try burning Blush with Valencia or Nurture with Provence.


Why our sense of smell is so important to us?

Our sense of smell is one of our 5 main senses and is as important to us as sight, taste, touch and hearing. Scientists have discovered that we can recall a scent with greater accuracy than our visual memory and that fragrance or smell has a strong influence on our emotions and our perceptions of happiness on a day to day basis. This concept is at the heart of our beautiful Nurture fragrance - a therapeutic blend of essential oils designed to calm, soothe, replenish, love and nurture.


Seasonal influences

The time of the year also makes a real difference to the fragrances we crave. Summer seems to beg fruity, floral fragrances like Blush, Provence and Valencia; Winter calls for warmth and fragrances like Hunter Shiraz, Winter Nights and Almond Musk & Sandalwood; Christmas is cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and cranberry; Mother's Day is English Rose, Ruby and Blush and Father's Day is Hunter Shiraz and Sandalwood.


Fragrance sensitivity

Some people are sensitive to perfumes and fragrances which can cause sneezing, difficulty breathing and even skin rashes. If you are one of those people you need to make sure you choose a 100% natural soy candle like UAINE with any of our clean, simple fragrances (Nurture is particularly good for sensitive people). You may prefer a Reed Diffuser or a Melt Warmer which gives off a gentle, subtle fragrance and requires no flame. Trial and error is the key so try a few different options and see what works for you.


The influence of fragrance on our lives

We have all experienced the effects of fragrance on our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Think of barbecued onions or freshly brewed coffee, sizzling bacon or the smell of a baby, cheesecake or the Australian bush. These fragrances create strong reactions in us - sometimes too strong to endure on a 24 hour basis. A home fragrance needs to be uncomplicated and pure, simple, fresh, breezy or warm. It should set the background not dominate it. 


Fragrance types

Here's some information on fragrance types. We hope it helps you decide which fragrance is right for you. If you need any extra assistance please feel free to contact us directly: 

Floral fragrances

​Floral fragrances are feminine and graceful. Some floral scents are heady and powerful while others such as English Rose promote a gentle romantic ambiance and a feeling of absolute luxury (it is also apparently a natural aphrodisiac). Floral notes are used in many perfumes and candle fragrances, either as a base (such as Cootamundra Wattle) or as a highlight like the jasmine notes in our Winter Nights candle. And of course our Nurture (with its divine Neroli) is an absolute winner in this category.

Nurture (with lavender)

Lavender is known to create a comforting & relaxing ambiance which is why it is often used in hospitals and nurseries to calm patients and to help them sleep. In Nurture we have combined Bitter Orange, Bergamot & Neroli creating a haunting, refreshing fragrance that is becoming a best seller. Our Nurture candles are popular with young mothers, people who are sensitive and those of us who simply love to feel Nurtured. Suitable for all rooms including kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms and as a whole-house fragrance.


Vanilla seems to be the most popular candle on the market world-wide. Apart from smelling delicious, it has a calming effect, it is thought to be an aphrodisiac and it is a great fragrance for soaking up unwanted odours. Our Vanilla range is very popular for bedrooms and for kitchens or as a whole-house fragrance choice. Customers who smell our Vanilla candles often ask for a spoon!

Citrus fragrances

Citrus fragrances are invigorating and fresh. They are said to improve energy levels and productivity and are often used in corporate offices. Try our Fresh Lime & Coconut, Valencia (oranges and white chocolate), our beautiful Nurture and our Australian fragrances Lemon Scented Gum and Lemon Myrtle.

Fruity fragrances are great in any room. Try one of our citrus candles (like Lemon Scented Gum) in a kitchen or bathroom or the crisp, fresh fragrance of our Crushed Pear in your living areas. Our fruity fragrances are  popular all year round. Try our incredibly popular Ruby (pomegranate and rhubarb), the old standard French Pear, our syrupy Muscatel or the rich, heady aroma of our signature Hunter Shiraz.

Spicy fragrances

Fragrances that feature spices such as cloves, cinnamon, star anise, pepper and cardamom give your home a richness and warmth that exudes comfort. If you like a dash of spice in your candle try our French Pear (with star anise and cinnamon), Maple (with cinnamon, cloves & grated orange rind) and Winter Nights. And it goes without saying that spice lovers will adore our new Christmas candle (Christmas only) - a creamy fragrance with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange and cranberry.

Earthy Woody fragrances

​If you love the ambiance of a library piled high with leather bound books and deep, comfortable, worn leather armchairs then you will love fragrances like sandalwood, musk and amber. These are the most gentle, natural fragrances that truly ease your spirit and create a real sense of calm. But before you get too cosy in your corner I should warn you that Sandalwood is yet another aphrodisiac! Try our beautiful Sandalwood, our  Almond, Musk & Sandalwood or the haunting Winter Nights. They are divine!

Sampler Gift Boxes

If you are still not sure which fragrance to choose we have Sampler Boxes that allow you to sample some of our beautiful fragrances. Each sample box contains small versions of our full sized candles candles  so you can get a real sense of whether the fragrance suits you or not.


Our Modern Lifestyle sampler includes Pink Musk, French Pear and Fresh Lime & Coconut - each candle burns for 15 hours.


Our Classic sampler includes Vanilla, English Rose and Sandalwood - each candle burns for 15 hours.


Our Luxury sampler includes Hunter Shiraz; Almond, Musk & Sandalwood; Muscatel - each candle burns for 15 hours.

Pure Indulgence samplers give you two choices - Blush & Valencia or Nurture & Provence. Each candle burns for 40 hours and can be burned together (the fragrances complement each other).

Lemon Scented Gum

Lemon Scented Gum is part of our Australian Naturally fragrances range. This beautiful fragrance naturally repels mosquitoes making it a healthier alternative to the toxic citronella that is commonly used. Lemon Scented Gum is also a natural deodouriser so it is great as a kitchen candle, in pet areas or in musty spaces.

Also try Lemon Myrtle and Cootamundra Wattle.

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At UAINE Candles we are passionate about our soy candles, our health & the health of our environment. We use the finest quality ingredients and we are constantly experimenting with new and wonderful fragrances to provide you with a choice of beautiful,

clean, safe and healthy candles & diffusers that will enhance your spaces not overpower them.

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