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Our Mission

Candlefind is dedicated to the highest quality of home fragrance reviews delivered with originality,
sincerity & honesty.

Our Story

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”

– Harriet Tubman

Candlefind started with a dream.

In 2003, Carolyn O’Conner wanted to create a space where candle lovers could come together and share their experiences with scented candles. Candlefind soon became a safe haven to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly…all with style and grace.

Carolyn wanted to make sure that consumers were able to make informed decisions when making scented purchases – based on real information from real customers. She also wanted to hold candle companies accountable – for their products, practices, and customer service. Along her journey, she amassed a small team of “scent experts,” who helped sniff out products and give in-depth, honest reviews.

Little did she know how much this information was needed, and Candlefind grew faster than she ever imagined!

Though Candlefind has changed a few hands over the years, it remains one of the leaders in the home fragrance review industry. We’ve found a true dual purpose over the years, still educating, informing, and protecting the consumer, while also helping small candle businesses promote or launch their companies. We know most small business owners pour their hearts and souls out into their products, and we love to help them reach a niche audience as they watch their dreams grow.

Because it truly does all start with a dream.

Hi, I'm Cynthia!

(aka Andrea)

Owner & Candle Lover in Chief

I’ve been a part of Candlefind since 2007, helping to feed my candle addiction unchecked. I’ve grown on this scented journey, learning that the strength of a scented candle is just one part of the story. I’ve learned to develop a deep appreciation for all types of candles, as well as the creativity and hard work it takes to make them. My passion for discovering high quality candles and wax melts is what I share with others through Candlefind. I’m thrilled you decided to stop by & hope you become a part of the Candlefind family.

Some Things About Me:

  • I'm a Gemini. No doubt, about as mercurial as they come. But those who know & love me have come to embrace the madness. Sort of.
  • I love books more than candles. But keep that a secret between us, k?
  • Horror. Movie. Buff. Blood, guts, and gore - all a-ok with me. I like the psychological horror stuff, too.
  • I'm a road warrior. I travel a lot for work, and I'd much rather hop in the car to drive 15 hours than catch a plane. It gives me a lot of me-time, plus I get to see so many beautiful parts of the country!
  • I'm musically inclined. I play the piano and clarinet, though I won't see the inside of Carnegie Hall anytime soon. I used to also sing in choral competitions, though my shower is my only stage now.

I can’t thank you enough for visiting our website. Candlefind is a true passion of mine, and I absolutely love what I do. However, I know we would be nothing without your continued support, feedback, and encouragement. I can personally assure you that we take all your comments and suggestions under consideration as we continue to grow. This will make Candlefind more about you than me…and that will mean “mission accomplished”!

Happy Candle Burning!

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I love candles & wax melts. Can I become a reviewer?

Sweet! We definitely have something in common! Thank you for your interest in becoming a reviewer for Candlefind. We currently don’t have any openings, but feel free to check back every few months as that may change.

I make candles/wax melts/other scented stuff. Can I send you products to review?

We are always honored when someone wants our opinion on their products. We always love to give the “little guy” a chance. We recently revamped our review service and are now open for new requests. You can find information about our review service here.

Do you really test all these candles and wax melts?

Yes, we do! If we are featuring or reviewing a product, we actually test the products in our homes and offices. We want to provide honest feedback, so we simply wouldn’t have it any other way.

Do you accept guest posts?

No, not at this time.

Do you make candles or wax melts?

No, we do not make any candles or wax melts, other than dabbling around with DIY projects at home.

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Our subscription boxes will begin shipping again in September 2023. You’ll be able to pre-order them starting in August, so watch our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter to be kept in the loop.

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