I recently purchased a candle from Yankee Candle. Even though their candles are probably the same as any other candle, something about the scents of their candles is soothing. In my opinion, while browsing the store, I noticed unparalleled accuracy in the aroma of the candle to the name on the candle, the only exception to this being when the candle's name was something like “Autumn in the Park,” because I have no idea what that smells like.
I got a candle with the name “Crisp Fall Night.” Surprisingly, it strongly resembles the aroma of a crisp fall night. I love the smell of this candle, so much so that I burned it until it was almost all melted each day.
A candle gives off light, as we all know, but when its the only source of light in the room, the feeling is different. While burning the candle in my room, I had all the other lights off. The flicker of the light was mesmerizing. I personally don’t get to burn candles a lot, and for the longest time I didn’t even want to strike the match myself. After overcoming my fears of a tiny flammable stick, I placed the candle in my room and lit it.
For me there's something about seeing the steady burn of a small flame out of the corner of my eye that is somewhat relaxing. For other people that might be different, maybe you don’t like the aroma, or the flame makes you anxious. You never have to buy a candle in your lifetime, but I think it's nice to revisit what it was like before artificial light.