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Lifestyle

With candles, it’s in the olfactory of the beholder

When you get right down to it, you’re either a candle person or you’re not a candle person.

And in the wake of Tuesday’s sale of wax and wick behemoth Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion, one thing became clear: There are a heck of a lot of candle people out there.

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