While candles appeal to more than one of the 5 senses, it can be a unique experience when purchasing them online. I’ve compiled helpful information regarding scent “notes” as well as a description for each of my signature scent options below. Read on to find your signature Swanky scent!

What are “notes”?

Top notes: Top notes, also known as the head notes, are considered the “first impression” notes. They contain light molecules, so they evaporate quickly. When choosing a scent it is important to know what the top notes are since they will be the strongest. These notes are often considered fresh or sharp - think citrus, herbal or green leaves.

Middle notes: The middle, or heart notes, make up the main body of the scent. These notes are considered the “personality” of the fragrance. These notes will emerge just after the fleeting top notes, as middle notes are typically mellow and well-rounded – think flowers, fruits and spices.

Base notes: Base notes are the last to appear to our senses. They come in right after the heart notes and linger. They contain the largest molecules so are slow to evaporate, but once they show themselves they have long-lasting power. Typically these are very rich, deep and completely round out the fragrance – think sweet and musky.

Swanky Signature Scent Descriptions:

Cocoa Butter Cashmere

A warm, intriguing fragrance that combines sweet cocoa butter and coconut. Elegant under notes of cedarwood, jasmine, and hints of rich vanilla give Cocoa Butter Cashmere an alluring feel.

Top notes: Amber, Coconut
Middle notes: Jasmine, Cocoa Butter
Base notes: Cedarwood, white musk


There’s something about citrus that just smells happy. This scent is a refreshing twist of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime highlighted with hints of mint leaf. 

Top notes
: Fresh mandarin, Sparkling Grapefruit
Middle notes: Herbal Mint, Lavender
Base notes: Smooth Vanilla, Thyme

Hotel Swanky

A posh hotel with crisp linen, a cup of tea and a good book, that’s the scent. Hotel Swanky is aromatic and begins with top notes of mandarin and lemongrass amplified by mid notes of bergamot and ginger. Steeped in a base of white tea and jasmine, this one is uplifting and ethereal.

Top notes: Lemon, Mandarin
Middle notes: Ginger, Bergamot
Base notes: White tea, Jasmine

Plum Blush

Soft and delicate, making Plum Blush a female favorite. This fruit forward plum scent has a cozy warmth that’s always inviting. Amber, sugar, and vanilla reinforce the sweetness of this scent, while musk and freesia add a light earthy dimension.

Top notes: Citrus
Middle notes: Black Cherry, Plum
Base notes: Vanilla, Freesia, Amber, Sugar

Sugared Lavender

A familiar scent, with a twist. The lavender notes stay true to the richly scented flower, enhancing the natural aroma of lavender with notes of citrus, and eucalyptus. Adding a sugared touch with vanilla, buttercream and a hint of bourbon, Sugared Lavender’s timeless scent is pleasing to both male & female senses.

Top notes: Citrus, Buttercream
Middle notes: Lavendar, Sugar, Vanilla
Base notes: Eucalyptus, Bourbon


Don’t be fooled by the name, Oakmoss just as much appeals to the feminine palette along with the masculine. A captivating blend of rich, alluring amber, earthy oakmoss and citrus complimented with hints of sage, musk, and lavender.

Top notes: Amber, Sage
Middle notes: Oakmoss, Orange Zest, Tonka Bean
Base notes: Lavender, Grapefruit, Rose Musk

Lake Life

Suntan lotion, the open air & driftwood, that’s all there is to say. Lake Life is sun-kissed with a relaxing sentiment of earthy woods and creamy shea. This scent is appealing to both masculine & feminine pallets.

Top notes: Almond
Middle notes: Amber, Shea, Coconut
Base notes: Tonka Bean, Light Musk, Sandalwood, Cedar

Flower Market

A freshly picked floral bouquet, Flower Market easily named itself. This scent is full bloom botanical starting with subtle notes of green florals then into a heart of lilac, rose, and jasmine.

Top notes: Pear, Green Leaves, Lily
Middle notes: Jasmine, Rose, Lilac
Base notes: Vanilla, Carnation

Black Sea

The depths of this scent truly match that of the Black Sea. Succulent black cherry intertwines with sweet florals and salty oceanic ozone for a bold, rich accord. Notes of vanilla, citrus and amber linger in the background to complete this unique fragrance that both men & women love.

Top notes: Plum, Sea Salt, Ozone
Middle notes: Floral, Cardomom, Black Cherry
Base notes: Vanilla, Amber

East Coast Sage

Herbal, sweet and salty all at once, this one is charged with aroma. East Coast Sage is a coastal blend of pineapple, sage, and sea minerals. This scent has a fresh cut pineapple top note while a heart of palm adds depth. Finishing with a sweet sugar base, its complexity draws you in.

Top notes: Pineapple, Ozone
Middle notes: Palm, Green leaves, Sea Salt
Base notes: Sugar, Sage

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Our signature scent collection was curated with “clean” in mind. We’ve used eco-friendly fragrance oils as well as essential oils to create an alluring line of candles and melt bars.