The Science of Scent: Which Candle Are You?

Light it up with a blend that reflects who you are…

This post comes to us from contributor Kari Molvar.

Now that it’s freezing and dark outside, chances are you’re spending a lot more time inside—so why not burn a candle to make your surroundings a bit cozier? Just like the fragrance you put on your skin, the type of candle you burn says a lot about your vibe and personality. Are you a quirky romantic who falls for florals? Or a farm-to-table green thumb who loves to bury her nose in plants and botanicals? Munio Candela’s latest offerings come in a variety of blends that speak to many different types, and are housed in earthen pots that are as beautiful as the scents themselves. Here’s a quick primer to figure out which candle aura is right for you:

If you’re: An upbeat optimist, always up for adventure…

Then you’ll love: Fresh, citrus scents: studies show these effervescent aromas can help boost mood and energy levels.

Try: Grapefruit & Mint

If you’re: A thoughtful intellectual who’s checking the latest headlines…

Then you’ll love: A rich mix of nutmeg and cinnamon, the latter of which has been shown to improve memory and cognitive functions.

Try: Cinnamon & Nutmeg

If you’re: A romantic at heart who stays up to watch the sunrise…

Then you’ll love: Sweet, night-blooming florals like jasmine (which research indicates can increase happiness, much like that giddy feeling that comes from falling in love) undercut with earthy rose notes.

Try: Palmarosa & Jasmine

If you’re: A foodie who loves to experiment with picks from garden…

Then you’ll love: An unexpected combination of herbs and spices that engage your senses and spark your creativity and memory.

Try: Caraway Seed & Rosemary

If you’re: A wellness enthusiast, yogi or meditation seeker…

Then you’ll love: A soothing but spirit-kindling medley—research shows that lavender in particular can calm the mind while ginger has an uplifting quality.

Try: Ginger Grass & Lavender

+Which candle  are you? Let us know in the comments below! 

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I think my favourite would be the Grapefruit & Mint scent, since I love citrus scents. The candles also look so Instagrammable.

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Ginger grass & Lavender for sure haha! I am a yogi & wellness enthusiast, however I do consider myself an early-rising romantic as well!
Thanks for the fun read this morning!

These candles are so beautiful! I think the ginger grass and lavender is calling my name…

I’m definitely Grapefruit & Mint and Palmarosa & Jasmine :) It’s crazy how the personality descriptions fit the scents


Diana Free

I love how the candles ingredients are represented in the photos. I’m digging the simple packaging. I can’t wait to smell these!

An unexpected combination of herbs and spices that engage your senses and spark your creativity and memory.


What if you’re literally all of the above? Haha love this, thanks for sharing! :)