Right now, just one candle is burning and it is in the bedroom with me because that is where our computer is located. I really do love scented candles, and especially the soy-based ones, because I think that they last so much longer. Plus soy-based candles are supposed to burn a lot cleaner than paraffin candles, although I do
have both kinds of candles on hand.
I have a closet in our teenage son's computer room (also seasonal clothes tend to be stored in that closet) and when a store has candles on sale and they are about 60 - 70 % off, I go and tend to stock up big time. I reserve two shelves for candles of all sizes, but the ones I tend to burn least of all are the votives because within one hour, they usually tend to burn out.
I like the big candles that burn at least forty hours or longer. My absolute favorite candle smell is....gardenia. Lol. But you probably could guess that, Sweet Judy. Right now, I am burning a leftover
gingerbread candle from Christmas, and I love the smells of foods and flowers like blueberry muffin, pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon, black cherry, plumeria, eucalyptus, mulberry, warm sugar vanilla, hot mulled cider, peony, honeysuckle, or jasmine, and during the holidays, I tend to burn whatever is in "season" that smells mostly like home cooking or freshly cut Christmas trees, snowy nights, or peppermint.
For the teenager's room and bathroom, I usually tend to burn very strong, citrus smelling candles to keep his areas from smelling like
sweaty socks or a locker room. Our son takes lots of showers, but when he and his friends go outside, run around playing football, basketball, and other sports, sometime they will all come inside our house to get some bottled water and to cool off. Especially on warm days, I do not like the 'not-so-fresh' smell of young men until after they have taken their daily allotments of showers and I will usually burn candles in the "men's" restroom, as well as the boy's bedroom. Occasionally, the boys will smell like 'wet dogs' which is another funky smell I do not like. So, as well as candles, I tend to go through lots of Lavender-Vanilla air freshener and Febreze to neutralize the smell of teenage boys with sweaty socks and feet to always keep my house smelling fresh and clean.
I have about three or four candles that I will not burn because they
have all of the pretty flowers inside the candles, so they are for looks and not for burning, just as someone else mentioned above.
Okay, I am not just a flower freak, but also a candle freak, as well. I love having things that smell fresh in our kitchen, bathrooms, den, bedrooms, and keep our automobiles smelling really good. I can spend hours in a shop buying candles or ordering online, as long as I know I have triend then before and I like the way they smell! :-)