If my chanuka candles have a good smell to them, can I still get pleasure from the smell after the lighting or are they issur in all pleasure?

Answer:

It is forbidden to derive all forms of pleasure from Chanukah candles. However, it is permitted to use fragrant candles, provided one does not have intention to derive pleasure from them.

Source: Shut Maayan Omer vol. 3, page 332; Kovetz Beis Aharon Veyisrael 117, p. 168, citing from Rav Chaim Kanievsky.

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