These fine candles are 100% beeswax whereas most candles you see are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin comes from petroleum fractions. Since paraffin does not have a pleasant smell, almost all candles are heavy scented with synthetic fragrances which are not known to be good to inhale, often causing headaches or other allergy symptoms. Beeswax candles do not need added fragrance. They already have a soft, mellow honey scent. They burn much longer, and there are no metal wicks, either!