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I Like Burning Candles

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    Ugh... Yes!

    Currently burning a vanilla lavender candle... warm... toasty... relaxing : )
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Candles

    I surround myself with rose and lavender scented candles when Im in the bathtub.  And turn out the lights.  I just enjoy watching the flickering of light on the walls and the sweet scent they create.  Lavender is my all time favorite. 
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 6 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    I don't know why, but I really like burning

    candles. I think that I have a strange connection to my childhood where my mind seems to bring me back to whenever I see or smell burning candles. I'm not sure what that memory is, but I am 97% sure it's real.
    worthlesssuicidal worthlesssuicidal 13-15, F Mar 12

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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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    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

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    Flicker Box

    I love candles so much, I started my own artisan candle subscription service. Flicker Box. If you love candles and want a perfectly curated box delivered to your doorstep every month you'll love Flicker Box <3 www.myflickerbox.com
    marshmellows27 marshmellows27 26-30, F Jun 13, 2013

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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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    Not Only On Special Occasions

    I love candlelight and have candle holders in all my rooms. I light the one on my coffee table in my lounge everyday. Even when we sit down to a casual meal at the kitchen table I light a candle. Love the ambiance candle light gives.
    seacrets seacrets 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Apple Cinnamon

    My favorite scented candle.. the aroma is just amazing.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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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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    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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    I Like Burning Candles

    As a man, I enjoy burning candles in the bathroom, bedroom, and the living room.  My wife yells at me and blows out the candles when I light them.  I always put something underneath the candles where they will not catch anythng on firel, and I never would leave...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    It creates a peaceful atmosphere.

    It helps with my anxiety, they smell good, and I find them to really help me focus. I grew up with them so it also helps me feel at home.
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T Dec 6, 2013

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    Each Small Candle

    My grandmother has always loved decorating tables, counters, shelves and rooms in her house. I remember as a little girl she had at least one candle, be it: round, thin sticks, shaped, tear-dropped, ect, in every room. If the bathroom had various shades of blue towels, cloths and...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Scented Room

    I love burning candles and incense. as soon as i come home from work i'll light one and relax for a while. Usually i just like them for the scent, but occasionally I will light candles so i can watch the flame.
    Peroigrin Peroigrin 22-25, M Jul 2, 2011

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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

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    candles make me happy.

    it calms me when the flickering fires are the only lights in my room
    sophiaupshaw sophiaupshaw 13-15, F Feb 16

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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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    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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    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

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    Have this lit right now.

    Very soothing, smells amazing.
    PriscilaGaray PriscilaGaray 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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

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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

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    The Wax...

    I've always been enraptured by fire. Touching the flames, staring into the flickering light... fire is a beauty that never ceases to amaze me. My favorite part about burning candles, though, is the wax. I am convinced that a person has never truly lived until they've dipped their...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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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

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    I have candles in most rooms of the house.

    .I relax to one in the bath.. I have a lavander scented one in the bedroom and downstairs I change them to the scent that I need or enjoy .. According to my mood.. Making love in candle light is also a passion.... Yankee candles smell fantastic
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 3 Responses May 12

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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

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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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    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    At the church,during festivals,

    and when you call your date @ your place for dinner :) it would make her feel special and please her eyes i guess :p
    ronnyCool ronnyCool 18-21, M May 20

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    A Candle Burning Bright....

    Sparkling and shimmering the candle glows, my hopes and dreams swirling in the vibrant orange hues. Like a graceful ballerina the light dances and sways, my thoughts mesmerized by the silent beat, its beauty reflects through the windows of my soul. I feel empowered. I feel...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Sep 6, 2013

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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.
    Aubrey0914 Aubrey0914 22-25, F Nov 29

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    'love The Smell Of Scented Candles'

    i like burning candles, especially the scented ones. it doesn't stop there! i also love making them with all the spare wax left over, blending colours and scents. it's especially fun if you build the colours in layers and they look so proffessional too, need a little equipment...
    wishwing wishwing 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    On my way to Yankee Candle tomorrow!

    Chocolate cocoa candles are so in right now!
    motionlessH motionlessH 16-17, F Nov 28

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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

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    Year Round

    I don't think that there is a bad time to burn candles. I love them. I love the glow they produce in the room. I love the soft flicker of the flame against the wall. But my favorite part about candles is the aroma they fill the room with. I change the scent of the candles to...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Glasshouse Frangrances

    Triple scented candles, yum! So strong smelling. Great scent throw. Just bought a passion fruit and lime candle! Yay!
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Spiritual Connection!

    Lighting a Candle................................ This really means something to me!!!!!! Before i light a Candle i like everything to be just so and in my minds mind too........... I like to be feeling very calm and relaxed and collect my thoughts,sometimes i like to listen to...
    porsher porsher 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Just Lighted One Up

    Wild berry mmmmmmmmmmmmm ^_^ <3
    RHANKUN RHANKUN 18-21, M Oct 11, 2013

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    candles. I need them.

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

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    I Love Walmart Candles !

    I love burning candles, and have for some time. Walmart "Main Stay"  candles are the best ! I can light a large one, and it will fill my  whole house with its beautiful sents !
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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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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    Yes I Do

    I love candles.  I can't get enough of them!  I love all different scents, especially spice scents.  The flame is nice and soothing.  I love to burn them while relaxing in the evening when I get home from work and when my man and I watch a movie.  I like...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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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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    Kringle Candle - welcome home is burning next

    to me as I relax in bed after the morning run. The subtle scents are lulling me back to sleep. I'll end up sleeping the day if I'm not careful.
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M Jan 13

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    The Most Romantic Thing Ever

    I love candles. I burn them in my home most of the time. They are relaxing and also very romantic. One evening I got home late and my husband told me to wait to come inside..a few minutes later he said I could enter. There was a trail of candles from the door that led to our...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2011

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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 2 days ago

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    Yankee Candle

    I like many of the Yankee Candle scents. My favorite as of now is Midnight summer. If you haven't tried it yet, I suggest you give it a shot- it has a really relaxing aroma.
    kintar0 kintar0 22-25, M Jul 22, 2013

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    Relax... Recharge....

    There is nothing I like more than filling my bathtub to the brim with decadent bubbles and water that is almost too hot. Slipping my favorite CD into the player and pouring myself a glass of wine. Turning out all the lights and filling the bathroom with candles. ... then...
    MissSass MissSass 31-35, F 5 Responses May 2, 2010

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    I light one before going to sleep most nights. I like watching the dancing shadows they make on the walls. If I can't sleep, I just watch those; they make one drowsy after a while...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 6 days ago

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