Can’t smell your Scentsy candles anymore? Here’s why –
Having been in the candle industry for over 20 years, I sometimes hear how customers claim they can’t smell the candles and blame it on the company changing their formula.
Basset hounds have over 220 million smell receptors, and the portion of their brains tied to sense of smell is 40 times that of a human’s. Don’t you wish you were a basset hound?
The short answer to why you can’t smell Scentsy candles is that it’s your nose; not Scentsy.
What?! How Dare You Suggest It’s My Nose!
The scientific and technical explanation of why this is true can be found here. It’s called Anosmia or Olfactive Fatigue.
In layman’s, LA terms – it works like this: your nose gets used to or immune to certain components of your favorite candles. If you tend to warm the same type, such as spice/cinnamon scented candles frequently, it’s possible they will seem not as strong to you or you may even think they forgot to put the fragrance oil in them.
However, instead of spice, if you warm a floral or clean type scent or one you don’t particularly care for, you’ll definitely smell that one. It’s because your nose hasn’t become “nose blind” to those fragrance notes.
I know, I know some refuse to believe that. It tends to happen more often at the change of seasons. I hear about it year after year.
My Nose Quit Me Too
Consider this: I’ve been in the candle industry since 1995. I’ve been home based since 1999. I warm candles 365/24/7 unless I’m in a travel status. My favorite scents tend to be male cologne and warm fall scents. I warm them all year. [Read more…] about Can’t Smell Candles Anymore?