Most Popular Candle Scents in Arizona

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With the holidays fast approaching and gift ideas at a premium, plenty of Arizona residents are sure to head to their nearest store and purchase one of the seemingly endless scented candle options available across the country.

When you research candles, a theme emerges when it comes to the most popular scents for residents of the Grand Canyon State and beyond, with Arizona’s candle de jour being a popular one from sea to shining sea.

To determine which candle scent is the state’s favorite, took a break from Arizona 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. 

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Favorite Candle Scents in Arizona

Rank Scent

Nothing Plain About Vanilla

The top candle scent in Arizona was vanilla, which beat out pumpkin and lavender, which were the No. 2 and 3 choices in the state out of the myriad of options residents could have chosen.

Nationally, Arizona’s candle choice was a popular one — a huge favorite in Arizona sports betting apps lingo — with 16 states choosing vanilla as their top candle scent. Nine others went with pumpkin as their candle pick, and one (California) went with rose.

Overall, pumpkin was the most popular runner-up choice, with Arizona joining 12 others in choosing the fall scent as their No. 2 pick. Lavender was the No. 3 choice in three states including Arizona.

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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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