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    I used to hate when my mother would burn

    candles especially her cinnamon apple or lavender candles because they always smelled so harsh to me but now I love to burn the fruity smelling ones in my room to study or read and the dessert vented candles I use to relax in bed or bath it funny how things change over the years...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    It's something always done on the Shabbat.

    I love to light the candles for my table. I love to burn the candles, to show the Light of God in my home, the revelations to my people through our great lawgiver Moses.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Jun 7

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    They release a certain feeling.

    I really like the "religious" candles and the tea light the best
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Aug 17, 2014

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    My room smells heavily of pumpkin pecan waffles.

    I'm loving it. :) one of the best scents I have so far.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Specially in winter giving

    that cozzy feeling while the sun sets down and the night comes with its colder mood.I also burn candles for meditation,as if the flame guided me through my thoughts.When I look at fire I gotta think on life,and how we all are like candles.When the wax melts almost extinguishing...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Nov 21, 2014

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    Smells Like Strawberries From Heaven..

    I like scented candles. I don't have a favorite kind of fragrance, but the scent has to smell good. I remember a friend gave me a big candle jar for Christmas once; the smell of strawberries..WoW!! It lightened up the whole living room and the scent was so refreshing. I felt like...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    It's howling wind with rain

    and stormy weather and I'm relaxed inside, curled up under a blanket reading amongst soft candlelight! Days like this are so lovely spent curled up on the couch..the sleepy haze just washes over you!
    fairynights fairynights 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I find candlelight so much more serene

    and relaxing somehow. Sometimes at night, I love to sit quietly in my armchair and read by the light of a couple of candles on the stand next to me. It gives the room an almost otherworldly feel to it, which really fertilizes my imagination and helps me to become so much more...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 7

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    Burning candles always helps me relax

    for some reason. My favorite candles are the ones that smell like pumpkins or apples.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 21

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    Candles Are Fun

    I like candles. They mellow out the scene, they look neat, they smell neat. I had a bad experience with candles that my good friend Celery knows about. I had some candles burning on the bathroom counter once a few months back that I'd forgotten about and I came in, overly...
    UnoriginalForumID UnoriginalForumID 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Candlelight Is Relaxing And Romantic.

    I like candlelight. It has a calming effect on me.   It is also very romantic.
    LizaBurns96 LizaBurns96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    candles are amazing. I love them.

    <3 I prefer ones that smell like food over the ones that have a perfume kind of scent. I have a few of each though.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Your glow is comforting.

    melt my day away, unwind me with your magic, as I watch your flames dance shadows on my walls, casting your reflections that steal me away.Take my hard thoughts away and replace them peaceful ones as I relax to your intoxication, as I smell your aroma, put me at peace.
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    I love the smell of a burning candle.

    my favorite scent is vanilla.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    CourtneyPaige17 CourtneyPaige17 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I love scented designer candles.

    One of my friend last year gifted me really beautiful candles. I like to burn them when I feel like just being in my own company and relax. I love floating candles too because it looks so pretty. I burn candles when I want to cleanse my aura. It helps in taking out the negative...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F May 20, 2014

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    You must keep lighting a candle from another

    candle. Because there is nothing wrong in passing on your good and positive traits to others around you. You never know you are a light in someone's life.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F Jun 11

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    I love burning candles.

    I like putting my hand over the flame to see how long it takes to burn my hand till it hurts.
    SummerLoveIs18Now SummerLoveIs18Now 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Automatic Stress Reliever For Me

    I enjoy the crisp apple cinnamon citrusy candles in the fall. Close your eyes and it puts you in a great place :)!
    Melody063 Melody063 51-55, F Oct 20, 2011

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    burning candles is one of the most relaxing

    things on earth. give me a candle to burn and a good book and I'll be content for hours
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    Puddled Wax Souvenieers

    I like em plenty. in many situations. I was an apprentice candlemaker for a while... we would (very carefully) make up big batches of huge fancy candles,then go down to the city for a few days and sell them.Some of our accounts were with reputable gift shops,C.O.D.-then we would...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I burn candles for religious

    and aromatic purposes. I practice candle magic, and though I have been doing it for years, I must admit I am still a beginner. I also like the smell of scented candles.
    likespike likespike 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Sitting in a dark room lit only by candles is

    comforting to me. I do enjoy it most while taking a hot bubble bath though. With all the lights off in my bathroom and just few candles burning... it relaxes me.
    Aubexile Aubexile 22-25, F Nov 29, 2014

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    I love burning scented candles all around my

    house , I feel sensual , calm and centred .
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Candles and incense are

    so relaxing. I love to watch the flicker of the flame. Be bathed in the soft glow of its light. The smell of the incense dancing through the air. My favorite thing was when i use to go outside in the middle of the night and there'd be a nice breeze blowing. I'd bring my candles...
    GirLinterrupteD99 GirLinterrupteD99 31-35, F Jun 8

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    Candles always help me feel centred

    and at ease when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. They just create this lovely ambience and bring calm energy into your space! They're also the perfect accompaniment for journaling! 🌸
    fairynights fairynights 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    The smell of the candle

    and its soft light...
    yayousassy yayousassy 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Just finished burning a huge candle

    from Walmart... Now finishing my Christmas candle from Bath & Body Works, Holly Jolly Christmas <3 Does anyone recommend specific scents from Yankee Candle? I like sweet, light, fresh scents :) TIA
    LaceyLikes2Flyy LaceyLikes2Flyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    This group just reminded me of a book I just

    read: the forty rules if love:a novel of rumi. I just think sometimes...rumi believed that one should move against the current. Make the ocean move in your direction than be carried away with the ocean yourself. and shams said that you should take whatever the universe throws...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Nov 29, 2014

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    Magic Moments.

    Nothing beats the feeling of a night in snuggled in front of the television watching a movie, candles (scented ones too) dotted around the room and an open hearth fire burning away in the grate.  Slobbing out in a simple top and a pair of leggings.Someone to snuggle up with...
    Bree10 Bree10 36-40, T 4 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    As much as I love fire,

    I've been using a candle warmer lately because I don't want to use up all the wax X) It's a pumpkin spice candle :3
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F Nov 28, 2014

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    I love burning candles they are soo romantic

    and relaxing. I love them. Especially the ones from Yankee Candle.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    Children And Candles

    Having children can be a fantastic opportunity to develop our adventurous side - but the old health & safety thing always seems to rear its ugly head somewhere. When I saw this group, I thought "yes that's me!" - but then I realised that I hadn't really enjoyed a candle for...
    bornexplorer bornexplorer 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    On my way to Yankee Candle tomorrow!

    Chocolate cocoa candles are so in right now!
    MotionlessinH MotionlessinH 18-21, F Nov 28, 2014

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    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    Mesmerized

    I found myself staring at the flame. The burning candle just made it all so quiet for me. I wasn't sure how long I've been hypnotized by the calming effects. It's all just pacifying with the silent flickering moves the flame would perform. As my thoughts would just be drawn to...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Just noticed a while ago (Not a contradiction

    in terms at all, oh no) I'm burning my candle next to a bottle of isopropyl alcohol disinfectant... Hm, I wonder if that's safe. Well, they don't explicitly prohibit it in that long list of disclaimers on nearly every candle, so it's probably okay... Besides, there's a can of...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 27, 2014

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    candles. I need them.

    I shall love you forever
    LordDemington LordDemington 16-17, F Nov 28, 2014

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    Unless . . .

    I'm up to my usual tricks of burning one at both ends.Otherwise, I enjoy a scented candle or two in a quiet room when I want to try to relax. I've never been able to sit and think without beginning to dwell on the things that need to be done that aren't getting done by just...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    I have sensory overload issues,

    and candles help so much, especially during the night when I can't sleep.
    sheridanlugo sheridanlugo 16-17, F Dec 20, 2014

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