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Candle Origin Story

Candles have been used since ancient times for both practical and symbolic purposes. Candles were used in ancient Egypt for ritual purposes, and later in Europe as sources of light. In some places, they are still used as sources of light, while in others they’re used to create warmth, atmosphere, and ambience. Candles are used in many religions and rituals, symbolizing peace, hope, and other spiritual values. Candles are also used in aromatherapy and to aid with meditation.  Scent is another story. It's often be used to mask lack of hygiene. Did you know the Romans would scent birds in rose water and release them into a dining hall before banquets in order to scent the air? The French were notorious...

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Our Sense of Smell

Scent is the strongest of the five senses. Officially called olfaction, the sense of smell is the strongest trigger for memory.  Smelling a scent from thirty years ago, can bring back the memory instantly of the last time it was smelled. That's all down to the olfactory part of the brain be directly next to the memory portion. For other senses, they have to go through one extra step. 

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