From Danica design of Maine, these candles are made in the traditional Danish manner - in the U.S., hand dipped. They are smokeless and dripless* and, compared to many tapers, offer an extra inch of length to go inside candle holders. Slow-burning, they are the perfect household standard for regular use. *Note in our experience, no candle will remain dripless in a stiff breeze, including these. But for light, indoor air currents and normal household conditions these are effectively, dripless.