Most candles are too perfume-y for me. Lately I've been using mostly citrus essential oils in a saucepan of water on the stovetop. It dawned on me as I was tossing Cutie peels and grapefruit rinds in the trash that I should simmer them. (Too much citrus in the compost is not good.) Smells wonderful up in here. I've also been burning a candle on the dining room table during the day. It's not a strong smelling candle. I read this post on fighting the winter darkness and it resonated with me. The burning candle especially reminds me to be a light to my children. Keep calm and carry on.
I bought this bulb and vase for about $4 at Kroger. It's now a beautiful flower that sits in my kitchen window.