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Glasshouse Fragrances: the best scented candles you'll ever own

A guide on the best scented candles you'll ever own

We talk about self care routines quite often on this blog and for good reason too. Everyone deserves to sit back, relax and pamper themselves with some face masks and a bubble bath, right? But what pamper session is complete without the delightful aromas of a scented candle or even a diffuser? In our opinion, none. 

For us, setting the scene with the right fragrance is just as essential as choosing the right face mask. And lucky for you, we now have the best scented candles and diffusers to take your self-care routine to the next level.

We’re talking about Glasshouse Fragrances. You’ve probably heard of them before - they’re known for making some of the best scented candles ever. From their electric scents to their long lasting burns, Glasshouse Fragrances have ignited a new benchmark for scented candles and diffusers.

Today, we’re going to talk all about their iconic scents and how to pick the best scented candles for your self-care routine. Plus we’ll break down some do’s and don’ts of candle etiquette. 


Brief history of Glasshouse Fragrances

Launching back in 2006, founder Nicole Eckels believed in the power of fragrance to transform and elevate everyday lives (as well as a pamper session or two). From then onwards, Nicole used her imagination to create bold and electric scented candles that create experiences beyond the scent alone and leave you feeling amazing.

Glasshouse rapidly became synonymous with creating the best scented candles on the market. Overtime, diffusers were introduced, followed by personal fragrances such as perfumes, hand creams and body wash. Today, they are the creators of Australia’s most electric fragrances and we can’t get enough of them.



Your guide to picking the best scented candle for you

As we mentioned, Glasshouse Fragrances evoke experiences. This means choosing the best scented candles will largely depend on the kind of experience you’re looking for. To help you make the right choice, we’re going to break down the 6 fragrance families - each one creating a vividly unique scene through their magical aromas.

Glasshouse Fragrances fragrance family guide


This enigmatic fragrance family is the ultimate in sophistication. Dark and rich, but sensual at the same time, Chypre fragrances combine complex scents to create a mysterious experience that is ideal for thrill seekers. 

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The floral family takes you on a journey from pure and wholesome to dark and complex. Enjoy the delicate scents of single florals and beautiful blooms, as well as sweet and spicy pastilles that are even a little bit sexy. If a romantic evening is on your agenda, then floral fragrances are just for you.

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Energy, sunshine and the seaside, the fresh family is the splash of fun and breath of fresh air that we all need. Devour the uplifting hints of citrus, fresh grassy greens and breezy aquatic notes. These fresh aromas will take you straight to the ocean, with the sea salt breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your skin. Pure happiness. 

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Indulgent, decadent and deliciously sweet - this family is perfect for the dessert lovers. Fill your home with the edible notes of smooth vanilla, buttery caramel, nutty praline and candied fruit (is your mouth watering yet?). These scrumptious scents will leave you swooning for a taste of something sweet. 

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The name of this fragrance family speaks for itself. Smokey incense, complex spices, heady vanilla, essential oils and the hint of zest and fresh blooms. Oriental fragrances are evocative with their ability to transport you to the exotic corners of the world. If you’re looking to indulge in some zen time, then Oriental is just for you.

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This elegant fragrance family is characterised by intense, earthy aromas. Rich, warm woods such as cedar and oud take centre stage, combined with the nostalgic smell of leather, spice and forest greens. The woody family lets you escape to the outdoors, be that hiking in the mountains or exploring a lush forest.

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4 tips for proper candle etiquette

Here are our tips for getting the most out of the best scented candles you’ll ever own. 

1. Trim the wicks

Trimming the wick before or after each use is essential for burning your candle properly. The wicks should be kept at ⅛ inches. This ensures the candle does not burn unevenly or drip.

2. The initial burn

The first time you burn your candle, you should let it burn for a good 2-3 hours. This ensures that the hot candle wax spans the entire surface, leaving an even layer and avoids tunnelling or cavities forming. This also ensures a longer lifespan for your candle.

3. Never blow out your candle

You should always use a snuffer or reapply the candle lid when you are done burning your candle. By taking away the oxygen and allowing the flame to diffuse on its own, you prevent the wax from becoming uneven and avoid ruining the wick.

4. Keep the flame away from moving air

If possible, keep your burning candle away from fans, air conditioners, open windows, or heavily trafficked areas. Moving air can disturb the flame and leads to the formation of black marks on the candle jar. 


So now you know all about the best scented candles and their various fragrances, it's time to sit back, relax and experience Glasshouse Fragrances for yourself. Your next self-care session could leave you daydreaming about the seaside, floating away to a far-flung city on the other side of the world, or drooling over the smell of a non-existent dessert!

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