(Closed) Scented candles and food interaction?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s really not a good idea to have any scented candles on the tables where people are eating.  The smell competes with the food and it’s not good.  If your Fiance really wants the vanilla candles, put them in areas of the reception area where no one is eating.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would say no scented candles for the recption. It you were having candles for the ceremony I think it would be ok. But you really shouldn’t put scented candles were food will be.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Even just entertaining at home, it’s something you learn – as lovely as it seems, DON’T do scented candles for a dinner. Tasting food is really caught up in your sense of smell (like how you can’t taste things right when you’ve got a cold) and even if it were an all dessert reception, your vanilla candles might overpower any other taste, so eeeeeeeeeek.

Also, keep in mind, people can have strong reactions to fragrances, some people get migraines, others get asthma. And then some people just plain get *ick* at some odors. I used to make a strong cinnamon tea at my place of work and always thought it was pleasant that the place was filled with the scent of cinnamon, and then my coworkers clearly let me know that not *everyone* loves cinnamon. Who knew? Since, I’ve learned for every odor you think is universally appreciated there are always a number of people that just can’t stomach it.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that’s so interesting.@Keisha In Love: I had no idea about any of this either, so don’t feel ignorant! lol 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that’s so interesting.@Keisha In Love: I had no idea about any of this either, so don’t feel ignorant! lol 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll never forget the Top Chef when a team used scented candles during Restaurant Wars. They got in trouble for that.

I personally find the artificial vanilla scent to be really distracting. If Fiance loves it, why don’t you have a few at you table and in the rest rooms?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that’s so interesting.@Keisha In Love: I had no idea about any of this either, so don’t feel ignorant! lol 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: That’s exactly what I thought of too!  Yeah I’d skip them at the dinner.  Save them for the honeymoon. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

While he may love them, many people do not. If you decide to have them, some may blow them out if the smell makes them sick. I wouldn’t chance it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

The perfumes used in the candles typically create nausea in people when there is food around. However, no two candles have the same strength of scent. As an example, the scented candles in the Mainstays line at Walmart are so faint that you can’t smell them unless you have your nose in the wick so those are not a problem. The scented candles from the dollar store or Yankee Candle are heavily perfumed so have no place around food. Either way, it’s better to be safe than sorry and get unscented candles.

Some places to find them:

http://www.njcandle.com/

http://www.candle-licious.com/html/unscented_candles.html

http://www.barnloftcandles.com/

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