Celebrate National Candle Month with: Oddities

Today we’re celebrating National Candle Month with oddities – those unusual scents that simply speak to your nose. Not your typical rose, How-to-save-a-candle-that-won't-stay-litlavender, or bakery scent. Whether it’s the scent name, description, or an unusual combination of scents – most candle lovers love to take a trip off the beaten path!

Some of our favorite odd scents:


Tobi Tobin – Bilbliotheque. Exotic and yummy at the same time.

This delectable scent opens with creamy Vanilla and Sugar, leading to a center of sticky Caramel and subtle spices. It all finishes with a beautiful and sensual fragrance enhanced by a warm base of Musk and Tonka.

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Sage Machado – Onyx. Love this one. Sexy, sultry, smooth.

Onyx: (Birthstone for August) A fragrance that is as darkly opulent as the stone for which it was named, onyx begins with a bewitching top note accord of black coconut, tobacco and oakmoss. Its rich and enveloping base note accord of vanilla, amber and sheer musk’s caresses the skin like a sweet dew born of nocturnal, tropical air. A perfume of almost primeval intensity, Onyx evokes nature’s beauty in its darkest forms; a jungle’s depths, volcanic heat and velvety night skies.

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Goose Creek – Plumberry Tulip. So unique and pretty!goose-creek-candles-plumberry-tulip-web

Opens with bursts of watery greens, raspberry blossom and juicy red apple, while the heart is refreshing with accords of tulips, peony petals and peach blossom.

Visit Goose Creek Candle Co. 


Colonial Candle – Mahogany Leather. Strange combo but nice.

Warm notes of brushed suede and rich leather are combined with sheer florals, smoked myrrh, and musk to create this memorable, enchanting scent.

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Crosscreek Country Candles – Coca Cola. Smells just like the real thing. Very unique

Visit Crosscreek Country Candles

Candleberry – Kentucky Bourbon. caramel, vanilla, and seasoned barrel

The scent includes caramel, vanilla, and just a touch of seasoning from the barrels used to age Bourbon. Totally intoxicating but legal.

Visit Candleberry Candle Co. 

Do you have an odd scent you love? Tell us below and be entered to win one of our prizes for National Candle Month!


Happy candle burning ~


Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. I have never tried this one , but the name sounds pretty odd for a candle. I don’t believe it’s being sold anymore from Yankee candle. It’s odd name is Whiskers on Kittens.
    I would like to try it only because I am a huge animal lover and love cats very much. I probably wouldn’t care for the scent combo though and it got some pretty poor reviews.

    The scent description is A sweet scent with a gentle nuzzle of sandlewood and vanilla musk.

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    • It’s a beautiful soft scent, along the lines of Yankee’s Napa Valley Sun and Soft Blanket. It is discontinued but some stores may still have some to put out at the next SAS, after Christmas. Or authorized retailers (Hallmark, garden centers, gift shops, etc.). might still have it, too. Of course there’s always ebay but i rarely ever buy a scented candle without sniffing it first (that’s just me). Even official descriptions can be very deceiving 🙂

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    • Great to know, Sue! I *just* purchased the JA Bourbon candle with their current sale. I can’t wait to try it!

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  2. One of my favorite unusual scents (I rate it a “10” on my personal rating list) is “Goldilocks” by Candles by Victoria. Not only is its name different–I’m not sure what the Goldilocks connection is–but the scent is so difficult to characterize. It’s fruity with a touch of bakery, and it seems to have components of many different scents from those categories. I might expect an oatmeal & honey type scent from this name, or even maybe a homey cinnamon, lodge type scent, but not its actual scent. It’s also very strong! Here’s its official description:
    “This is a sweet morning treat of oats, spice and everything nice! A rich blend of fruit and spice top notes balances with mint tones to create instant appeal for this blend. Spiced woods and soft floral tones are surrounded by patchouli at the heart of the fragrance. A base of soft vanilla bean completes this creation.” It does seem like it has this many scents in it!

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  3. One of my all time favorite candles is Opopanax by Diptyque. It is just very pretty and to my nose has a touch of vanilla. Also layers nicely with their Feu De Bois. It doesn’t seem to get much mention but a lot of fall Diptyque sets have it as part of a set. Diptyque-Opopanax Extracted from the bush of Persia, the resin is captivating and enigmatic by the balsamic notes.

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    • Thanks for sharing, Bonnie! I need to try Diptyque Opoponax. I loved the Opoponax candle by DayNa Decker. Super sultry. I love Diptyque Feu de Bois (one of my faves). The two together must be amazing!

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