Christenings; they’re such joyful days, full of warmth, enthusiasm and positivity about the future. And when it comes to your little one’s special day, it’s important the set the right tone with style and scents to reflect the occasion – inspired by delicacy, charm and optimism.
Candles can help you to create that ambience and atmosphere you’re looking for, it’s just about finding the perfect scent. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got plenty of tips on today’s blog…
For your little boy’s special day, choose something soft but not too floral. Little ones can be sensitive to smells and aromas, which is why we’d recommend something subtle like Blush or Cedar and Pepperwood.
Your little girl’s special day, on the other hand, can be lit up with soft, feminine, floral scents, perfect for her blossoming years ahead. Be inspired by our Melty delights like Angel or White.
As with all occasions, it’s important to consider the setting. The scent you choose should match the mood, so you want something more serene and calming during the ceremony and perhaps something subtle and uplifting for the after party. Using scented candles is all about creating ambience, so choosing the right scent is really the crucial factor.
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During the ceremony, you can be creative with your candles and can even mix scents. By placing complementary candle fragrances next to each other, or in the same area, you can personalise your very own scent for the occasion.
Think carefully about what scents go together though – vanilla and chocolate will create a sweet and comforting setting, much like baker’s heaven, while combining two different floral scents gives you the opportunity to blend your favourite flowers.
Here are a few of our favourite combinations:
No one likes overpowering scents mixed with food. Scent is closely linked to taste, so leaving a strongly scented candle burning during your Christening tea party can affect your guests’ appetite and their enjoyment of the food.
But as you’re likely to just be enjoying light bites and sweet treats during your Christening party, you can still keep a scented candle burning in the background. Opt for subtle, complementary fragrances like Angel or Blush for the most pleasant and enjoyable results.
One of our favourite things about using candles in Christenings is the power a scent has to bring back memories of a day. So once you’ve decided on the fragrances for the day, why not buy a couple of extras and store them together with your little one’s gifts – for you to both enjoy in years to come.
Why not browse our entire range of scented candles to find the perfect scent for your occasion? From soft florals to zesty vibrance and rich woody tones – you’re sure to find a fragrance to suit your mood.