I have a closet full of candles. I love candles and keep buying more and more. I always buy them from small, independent companies or individuals who make their own. My favorite scents are food scents. The only flower scent I like is lilac since it reminds me of my childhood, growing up next door to my grandparents who had rows of lilac bushes between our properties.
I'm partial to patchouli being an old hippy from way back. We do have a candle with the fragrance stored away somewhere but my wife hates the smell so I rarely get to enjoy the scent. Whenever I smell the perfume on another woman I get a bit nostalgic of earlier times. Here is a link to the oil. http://ask.yahoo.com/19991124.html
My favorite scent would have to be the scent of the forest and evergreen trees. I love the smell of the outdoors and the natural elements - especially after it has rained. I think I would like to have a candle or aromatic in my room that would create the scent of a freshly rained forest. I wonder if that can be done...
I just thought of another scent that I'm fond of. Bath and Body Works has one that my friend was able to duplicate called Brown Sugar & Fig. I love this scent. I even bought the perfume from Bath and Body Works I liked it so much.
Hmmm, I have a wide variety of scents I enjoy. Definitely vanilla is at the top of my list. It has a fresh, clean scent that doesn't overpower. I also love strawberry, apple, and cinnamon. For flowers, I enjoy lavender, lilac, roses, and evergreen.
I guess I like anything that has a sort-of cool scent like fresh air during the fall or the smell of wind just after it's rained. So things like Juniper Berry - which isn't really easy to find - and something I once found at Target... I forgot what it was called, but it really put me in mind of open water.