Some might call it a lazy gift idea, but candles remain a go-to purchase for last-minute shoppers and those looking for something a lot of people like.
With Candle Day coming up Dec. 3 and candles being part of Christmas decorations and gifts, LouisianaBets.com took a break from Louisiana sports betting and utilized Statista data on the most popular candle scents worldwide as a starting point. We then used Google Trends to determine the most searched scent in each state. After completing the trends over the past five years (Nov. 2018 to Nov. 2023), we were able to determine the top 3 candle scents for each state.
Favorite Candle Scents in Louisiana
Vanilla Tops Many States’ Lists
Of the 26 states researched, 16 put vanilla at No. 1, including Louisiana. The state rates rose at No. 2 and pumpkin at No. 3. In Louisiana betting apps terms, vanilla is a huge favorite.
Vanilla is popular for many reasons. Besides smelling great, vanilla also comes with some health benefits. Vanilla is full of antioxidants, and the essential oil can be used to fight infection. The scent can have a relaxing effect on the brain and nerves, relieving anxiety, according to themeltco.com. Vanilla is also known to set the mood for date night, so call it an aphrodisiac, as well. With all of that, vanilla figures to be a popular Christmas gift for many this month.
The rose scent comes in at No. 2, and it also brings thoughts of romance and peace like vanilla. Rose is a useful scent because it can be blended with many others to create wonderful smells. Jasmine, eucalyptus and rose is one popular blend in Louisiana.
Pumpkin-scented candles rate No. 1 or 2, but Louisiana is one of three on the list that put the scent at No. 3. Chances are, most of the pumpkin purchases have already happened since we’re in the midst of fall. There are some gift-giving guides that call candles a lazy gift, but it’s a gift that keeps on giving and it can last a long time.