The combination of the proper wick, wax, and fragrance will determine whether or not your candle will burn beautifully and fragrant, or whether it will be a disappointing and possibly dangerous burning experience. In my next blog post, I’ll show you how to recognize problems with your burning candle and how to correct at least some common problems. In the meantime, visit http://www.pillar7candles.com and order a candle you think you may like and . Here’s the direct link. https://www.pillar7candles.com/#!/Candle-Snuffer-with-Pivot-Bell-Head/p/128186280/category=32914028 Do not blow out a candle. Always use a proper snuffer.
Enough of the technical material for now. It’s important, but you came here to read about candle living.
During this time period, a group from Champaign, Illinois created quite a stir with their own recipe for Rock & Roll, party music, and tender ballads. REO Speedwagon was that band, and they owned the 1980s. REO has been one of my favorite musical acts ever since.
One of their top selling ballads was “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. It was an enormous hit song. It relates to our topic because one of the central lines is: “You’re a candle in the window on a cold dark winter’s night”. Whenever I hear that song played, it touches a part of my mind that brings back a memory for me. It’s a general memory of that time period, but it also brings back a very specific memory for me.
It would be a stretch to say that Kevin Cronin, the REO artist who penned that song, was trying to make a point that fragrant candles and other scents bring back memories! I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the case, but I’m also certain that it wasn’t mere coincidence either. It does, in fact, bolster the belief in fragrance memory, and that is the primary premise of this blog and the mission of Pillar 7 Candles.
Thank you for letting me take this little interlude into my feelings about fragrance, scent, and memory. Don’t forget to buy a candle and a candle wick snuffer. You’ll need them. Care of your candle is the next stop on our trail.
– Quentin Laymon
Olive Branch, Mississippi