I thought tea lights were all the same and always bought the cheapest, grocery store ones, but then I bought these on a whim and I'm never going back! They have a gentle beeswax scent, no weird chemical smells here. The flame is steady and burns cleanly, not like the flickery, uneven candles I'm used to. And they last so much longer! I've been using one as the heat source in my wax melter and it's lasted for twice as long as a garden variety tea light AND it's not even halfway burned down! 10/10, I can't say enough good about these candles.