What brand of scented candle works the best?
It's not the candle, but a good wick in the candle. Stay with the soft smells (which you can obviously smell.) Vanilla can be a sickening smell while peony or other softer scents and lime/lemon can have a refreshing smell. Scented candles should never be used around food or while eating at a dining room table. I have found that so many of my friends have allergies I get the non scented candles instead. I simply open my doors to let in some fresh air. Earlier on before guests come you can Fabreeze your couches, rugs, etc. (with a door open) to freshen things up.
you can put a bowl of vinegar in the room for a couple of days or scented oils, or you can just keep the windows open. but vinegar works best in my opinion. high school girl but if you put vinegar in the room that will probably smell worst the paint wont it? so in my opionion you should put an insent or a cented candle in the room.