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 lot of candle people out there.
Here’s how you will know them: When candle people learn there’s a Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, a store that’s part scented theme park, part ode to all that wax can be, they imagine making a pilgrimage. When they learn that Yankee Candle sells tiny “car jars” to perfume the family sedan, they quickly rip down the E-ZPass so that the deodorizer can hang unimpeded from the rearview mirror. When they hear that one of the company’s candles can last for up to 150 hours, if used correctly, they think: six-day weekend. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.