To me as well as many other Japanese, a candle is a source of light when the electricity gets down all of a sudden and for most of the Japanese, candles are just the necessary items for some limited occasions like religious rituals and birthday candles. I didn't think of any other occasions besides them.
I'm wonder how many people here are really enjoying aromatherapy candles. I'm glad that two of my swap friends in the US put each nice candle in their gifts and they surely gave me a chance to try out for lighting a candle as a mean of aromatherapy.
How awesome it is to have aromatherapy candle in my daily life! I use aroma oil to burn in a bottle like a lamp. It's OK. It is really relaxing to inhale clear air.
But one point which I like about a candle better is that I can feel relaxed just by watching its soft lighting. Right now I use an aroma candle with a scent of freesia which Jo sent to me. I put it besides a bath tub every night and the moment of relaxation is so rewarding.
Please tell me what is your favorite brand of candles and how you use candles in your daily life. I'm very much interested in.