To get the most out of your scented candle, it is essential to understand how they work. Scented candles are made with various natural materials that produce a range of scents. The most common scents come from essential oils, which are extracted from plants. When you light a scented candle, the heat from the flame melts the wax and releases the essential oils into the air. The scent then travels through the air and is eventually detected by your nose. The strength of the smell will depend on a few factors, such as the type of wax used, the amount of essential oil used, and the size of the room. Generally, it is best to start with a small candle in a small space and see how the scent develops over time. You can always add more candles or move to a larger room if you want a more pungent smell. Scented candles can last for many hours, but the strength of the scent will gradually fade over time. To keep the fragrance strong, burning the candle for at least an hour at a time is essential. You can also blow out the candle and relight it several times to get a more pungent smell.