Sam and her fiancé Kyle live in Los Angeles.

Their home is filled with what seems like an infinite amount of candles.

Is there a such thing as too many candles?


We don’t think so.


Today we decided to ask the candle connoisseur about her favorite scents, and other fun candle junkie questions. We also challenge you to come forward if you believe you have more candles in your home than Sam does.


“I'm moderately hungover so pardon any inappropriate comments” - Sam


Did your parents have candles around your home growing up?

I don't remember but I think I was too accident prone to have open flames around. Do birthday candles count? 


Do you remember the one of the first candles you fell in love with?

This blue Voluspa candle from Anthropologie. A friend gave it to me for my birthday and I completely fell in love. I had never smelled something so fresh and delicate that looked so pretty. 


What is your current favorite Standard Wax scent?

Whiskey and Fig.


Do you and Kyle have similar tastes when it comes to scents?

I think so? He kind of just shrugs and says, "Yeah it smells good. Can I watch basketball?"


If you could create your dream candle, what would it consist of? 

I wish whiskey and fig was the byproduct when you burn a whiskey and fig candle. In other words, I want to eat this candle and it not be weird.


Could you give us a rough estimate of the number of candles you have in your home?



Have you ever dropped or broken a candle? Or have had any candle related accidents?

Once Kyle aggressively blew a candle out and the wax went EVERYWHERE. His eyebrows smelled great that day. 


Do you have scents you prefer this time of year?

Something light and not too overpowering - Rosé or Peony. 


Worst candle you have ever owned and why?

The ones that dry out and turn yellow. I shudder just thinking about it. 


Do you have a favorite non candle scent? (mine are grass, ocean air, and carrot cake)

Garlic knots.

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