incense or candles?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: which do you prefer?
    incense : (4 votes)
    7 %
    candles : (42 votes)
    71 %
    both : (7 votes)
    12 %
    neither : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like incense, there’s something so soothing about it. However you might want to take into consideration fire hazards or if someone who is in the home often suffers from asthma.

    Post # 4
    Member
    980 posts
    Busy bee

    I think the smell of insense is much stronger if that’s what you’re going for, but I think candles are prettier and less likely to smoke anyone out lol

    Post # 5
    Member
    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @omglauren:  I don’t like incense at all, the smell is too strong for me. I’m very sensitive to smells. I very much enjoy candles and reed diffusers.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    @omglauren:  I chose candles but I don’t use them for fire hazard reasons (I have a couple in case the power goes out though) but I do use a walmart brand of the scentsy wax warmers and I have it on 24/7. Usually with an apple scented piece of wax in it. I used to be okay with insense but I can’t anymore because I get a headache because it is too strong.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t like incense and I hate being in someonea house for a long time if it is burning. I prefer candles.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    10863 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I prefer candles as incense can be too overpowering.

    Post # 9
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I definitely prefer candles, but now I pretty much always use my Scentsy warmer! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Candles here! My DH loves incense, so we burn it sometimesbut it is too strong for me, im not a fan.

    Post # 11
    Member
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m a candle girl, I like the smell of inscence but only for a brief period. If it’s lit for too long the smell gets too strong and I know some people are sensitive to smoke so I don’t burn it if I’m having company.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I prefer wax warmer melter things – 

    although I have and sometimes use incens and candles both 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really don’t like either because I get migraines from almost all artificial smells, but if I had to choose.. candles.

    Post # 15
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like both, but I prefer incense. Theres something calming about it, for me. And the smell lasts longer. Candle scents seem to disappear the second you snuff them out, but you’ll smell incense for hours afterwards. I do have to be careful about what scents I get my incense in, though, some of them (patchouli kind of scents) give me a migraine.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

     We use candles when we are going to have guests for added ambience but normally we are a neither candles nor incense kind of family. I just don’t like the fire dangers with candles.

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