My favorite candles are a bit pricey but the fragrance last with time. Cire Trudon, French candle makers. They must be doing something right to still be in business since 1643. My favorite scents so far are Ernesto and Odalisque. Ernesto smells of wonderful cigars and lavender. Odalisque has an orange blossom with wood barks. The candles (when not burned), take you back to an older century in history. I have had mine for over one year and the fragrance is still intoxicating.