Discover an Array of Popular Decorative Candles to Enhance Any Space
Looking to transform your living space with a touch of elegance and warmth? Look no further than the world of popular decorative candles. From the soothing scents of lazy Sunday mornings to the invigorating fragrances of exotic destinations, these candles have the power to transport you to a realm of tranquility and luxury. Join us as we explore the wide array of scented wonders that will captivate your senses and elevate your home décor game. Get ready to be enchanted by the allure of the world's most sought-after candles.
REPLICA Mini Lazy Sunday Morning Scented Candle
This scented candle replicates the aroma of a lazy Sunday morning. It is inspired by the scent of freshly washed sheets, the cozy warmth of a cup of coffee, and the soft touch of sunlight streaming through the window. This miniature version of the candle is perfect for creating a relaxing and comforting atmosphere in any space. The candle can be purchased at Sephora.
Albisa Candles Cuban Bread Candle ($29)
Indulge in the savory aroma of fresh-baked Cuban bread with this candle from Albisa Candles. The scent captures the tantalizing combination of a salty crackling crust and a buttery, doughy center. Designed to evoke nostalgia for Cuban culture, this hand-poured candle is made with premium soy wax and has a burn time of 40 to 50 hours. The founder of Albisa Candles, Isabel Alvarez, created the brand to celebrate her Cuban-American heritage and bring a touch of traditional Cuban warmth and comfort into modern life.
Skylar Pink Canyon Candle ($45)
Bring the breathtaking beauty of a sunset into your space with the Pink Canyon Candle from Skylar. Made from sustainable soy coconut wax, this luxurious candle is free of paraffins and phthalates. It combines the invigorating scent of juicy citrus with the grounding and calming aroma of cedar. Hand-poured in Los Angeles, the Pink Canyon Candle offers over 45 hours of burn time.
L'Objet Eau d'Égée No.3
Immerse yourself in the coastal essence with the Eau d'Égée No.3 scented candle from L'Objet. Inspired by the Aegean Sea, this candle captures the refreshing scents of the ocean breeze and the salty air. The elegant design and premium quality of the candle make it a perfect addition to any space. It can be purchased at Net-a-Porter.
Anecdote Candles x Prose Candle with a Cause Duo ($48)
Elevate your space with the limited-edition Prose candle collaboration by Anecdote. This duo features two invigorating scents: Good Hair Day, with notes of rosemary and cassis, and Individualism, with Mandarin blooms and white jasmine. For every purchase of this bundle, Anecdote Candles is donating $10 to the Loveland Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting communities of color, with a focus on Black women and girls.
OUAI Melrose Place Candle
Transport yourself to the glamorous streets of Melrose Place with this candle from OUAI. The enticing scent captures the essence of this iconic neighborhood in Los Angeles. Handcrafted with care, the Melrose Place Candle offers a luxurious and relaxing ambiance to any space.
Allswell Serene 2-Wick Candle
Create a serene and calming atmosphere with the Serene 2-Wick Candle from Allswell. Infused with the soothing scents of palo santo and sage incense, this candle helps to create a spa-like ambiance in your home. The elegant design and dual wicks of the candle ensure a long-lasting and beautiful burn.
jude St. Jude Giveback "Hope" Candle - Sky Rain
Illuminate your space with the St. Jude Giveback "Hope" Candle in the scent of Sky Rain from jude. This candle not only infuses your surroundings with a refreshing aroma but also supports a charitable cause. For each purchase of this candle, jude donates a portion of the proceeds to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, providing hope and support to children in need.
Aerangis No. 7 Seven Miles
Elevate your senses with the sensual No. 7 Seven Miles scented candle from Aerangis. This exquisite candle exudes an enticing fragrance that combines floral and woody notes, creating a captivating and seductive ambiance in any space. Handcrafted with precision, the No. 7 Seven Miles candle is a luxurious addition to your collection.
Boy Smells x Ganni Boy Smells x Ganni Park Life Scented Candle
Experience the reflective and introspective atmosphere of a park with the Boy Smells x Ganni Park Life scented candle. This exclusive collaboration captures the essence of nature and invites a sense of calm and tranquility into your space. The candle combines floral and earthy notes, creating a unique and captivating aroma.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Maui Escapist Candle
Elevate your space with the relaxing and enchanting scent of the Maui Escapist Candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio. Inspired by the tropical paradise of Maui, this candle fills your room with the soothing aroma of coconut, pineapple, and tropical florals. The minimalist packaging adds a touch of elegance to any decor, while the high-quality ingredients ensure a clean and long-lasting burn.
Voluspa Baltic Amber Classic Maison Candle
Indulge in the luxurious scent of Baltic Amber with the Classic Maison Candle from Voluspa. This candle embodies the opulence of amber with its rich and warm aroma. The exquisite design and high-quality ingredients of the candle make it a perfect addition to any space.
The Feelin' Myself Candle by Here for the Burn
Here for the Burn is a company founded by two best friends who share a passion for memes and exquisite scents. Their collection offers a delightful array of fragrances packaged in stunning designs. The Feelin' Myself Candle can be paired with either their Mango Guava or Spices and Evergreen scents.
SAINT Candles presents the Cajetan Candle
SAINT Candles offers a selection of modern prayer candles inspired by different patron saints of the Catholic church. Each candle is associated with a specific aspect of human life. The Cajetan Candle is dedicated to the saint of good fortune and employment. It aims to instill a deeper understanding of God's unwavering care and nurture the qualities of ingenuity, courage, and persistence. Their collection also includes candles for the Saint of Breast Cancer, Saint of Animals, and more. Check out their complete range here.
Winter Oranges by La Montaña
Indulge in the delightful aroma of Winter Oranges with this candle by La Montaña. It captures the essence of Valencia oranges, evoking a feeling of warmth and joy. Its refreshing scent is perfect for creating a cozy ambiance during the winter season.
Relax Scented Candle by Aromatherapy Associates
Rated as the most relaxing scented candle, the Relax Candle by Aromatherapy Associates offers a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. Its soothing fragrance is a blend of warm West Indian Bay essential oils and myrrh. Light this candle during a relaxing bath or in the evening to unwind and create a tranquil atmosphere. Crafted from quality soy wax and housed in a stylish ceramic holder, it provides approximately 40 hours of burn time.
Boheme's Tahiti Candle
Transport yourself to the enchanting islands of Tahiti with the Tahiti Candle from Boheme's Wanderlust Collection. This clean and all-natural candle is crafted from sustainable natural wax, making it a vegan-friendly option. Its captivating fragrance combines notes of sea salt, ozone, hibiscus leaf, frangipani, tiare, strawberry, gardenia, coconut, driftwood, white amber, and musk.
Curie Premium-Scented Candles
Curie presents a range of premium-scented coconut soy wax candles that capture the essence of their best-selling self-care products. Available in Grapefruit Cassis, Orange Neroli, and White Tea scents, these candles offer 55 hours of clean burn. Indulge in the delightful aromas while enjoying the cozy ambiance created by the soft glow.
Aperol Spritz Candle by Antica Farmacista
Immerse yourself in the enticing fragrance of the Aperol Spritz Candle by Antica Farmacista. Housed in a signature soft white glass vessel, this 9 oz candle features a soy-paraffin wax blend that provides approximately 60 hours of beautifully scented illumination. The fragrance is a delightful fusion of zesty orange and sweet sparkling prosecco, with notes of bitter orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and floral accords, balanced by a touch of bitters. Each candle comes with a set of Antica's signature matches.
Archipelago Botanico de Havana Candle
Experience the luxury of the Botanico de Havana collection with this exquisite candle from Archipelago. Wrapped in hand-tooled cruelty-free leather, the candle features a soy wax blend and two lead-free cotton wicks. The fragrance is a captivating blend of bergamot, ylang ylang, and tobacco flower, evoking the essence of Havana's botanical wonders.
Baies/Berries Candle by Diptyque
Indulge in the iconic scent of Baies (berries) with this candle by Diptyque. Known for their exceptional quality and unique fragrances, Diptyque captures the tangy coolness of freshly picked blackcurrant berries combined with delicate rose accents. This candle is guaranteed to make a statement in any space. Complete the experience with their candle lid, candle stand, and stunning candle holders, available in various styles.
Driftwood & Chamomile 3-Wick Candle by Nest New York
Part of NEST New York's Wellness Collection, this stunning candle features blue-tinted wax housed in a glass vessel etched with elegant frosted stripes. The fragrance combines the calming and comforting notes of chamomile, driftwood, sandalwood, and vanilla bean, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy approximately 60 hours of burn time with this luxurious candle.
Replica 'Beach Walk' Scented Candle by Maison Margiela
Transport yourself to a sandy beach with the scent of Maison Margiela's Replica 'Beach Walk' Candle. The fragrance combines fresh and radiant notes of bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, pink pepper, and musk. Create a relaxing and soothing ambiance with this candle that provides more than 30 hours of burn time.
Nightwork Candle Chelsea Hotel
Elevate the ambiance of any space with the chic Chelsea Hotel Candle by Nightwork. Its captivating fragrance combines notes of Lily of the Valley, dark plum, vanilla, leather, musk, and smoke. Nightwork candles are crafted with the highest-quality ingredients, including a paraffin-free coconut soy wax blend, lead-free cotton wicks, and oils free of parabens and phthalates. The brand is also Peta certified vegan and cruelty-free.
Endless Weekend 3-Wick Candle by White Barn
From White Barn's stunning new Neutral Collection for Bath & Body Works, the Endless Weekend Candle captures the essence of a sweet and sun-soaked weekend that you never want to end. Its fragrance features notes of fresh summer mandarin, sun-kissed magnolia, and blue coconut water. This candle is made with a patented soy blend, natural essential oils, and quality lead-free wicks. It comes with a decorative lid and offers an amazing sensory experience from beginning to end.
Bibliothèque Scented Candle by BYREDO
Rated as the best luxury scented candle, the Bibliothèque Candle by BYREDO exudes a sense of rich sophistication. Despite its description as "a world of old books," the scent is surprisingly light and not overpowering. It combines fruity and floral notes of peach, plum, peony, leather, patchouli, and vanilla. This 240g candle provides approximately 60 hours of burn time, immersing your space in an atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy library filled with leather-bound books.
Oskia Skin Smoothing Massage Candle
Rated as the best multipurpose candle, the Oskia Skin Smoothing Massage Candle offers a unique experience. The warm wax can be used as a body moisturizer, making it more than just a regular scented candle. Simply dip your fingers into the warm wax and massage it onto your body. The blend of natural oils and rose de mai perfume nourishes and softens the skin. This candle is a great gift for wellness enthusiasts who appreciate innovative and luxurious self-care products.
Capri Blue at Anthropologie
Experience the enchanting aroma of an Anthropologie store in your own home with Capri Blue candles.
Our favorite: Capri Blue Volcano
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If you adore the captivating scent that lingers in the air at an Anthropologie store, you'll be thrilled to know that the fragrance is no coincidence. It's the enchanting aroma of Capri Blue candles, which are among Anthropologie's most popular products. These mass-produced candles possess an incredible throw and can hold their own against artisan-made options.
We've tested Anthropologie's candles and can confidently say that if you're seeking the best candle on the market, Capri Blue Volcano is the one to choose. Not only will it fill your home with the same delightful fragrance as the store, but it also exudes an undeniable charm and appeal.
Espa Energising Candle
Best aromatherapy candle, 9/10
We like: the fresh herbal scent
Similar to the Neom candle mentioned earlier, the Espa Energising Candle is specifically designed to revitalize your senses with its invigorating combination of peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary. What sets it apart is its refreshing and herbal scent, which offers a unique departure from the floral aromas commonly found in candles.
Perfect for creating a spa-like atmosphere in your bedroom or bathroom, this candle is encased in a high-quality glass jar and features two wicks. It is also available in single-wick (£37) and triple-wick (£100) options.
Each Anecdote candle is named to evoke a specific scent memory, from Sunday brunch to rooftop summers.
Our favorite: Bottomless Mimosas
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Anecdote Candles aims to transport you to special moments in your life, whether it's savoring bottomless mimosas with friends or attending a vibrant rooftop party in the height of summer.
Each Anecdote candle is meticulously named to elicit a specific scent memory. The brand offers a range of candle sizes, including tins, jars, and tumblers. These candles are crafted using a blend of coconut and soy wax, ensuring a non-toxic and eco-friendly experience.
Indulge your longing for distant places with Homesick candles.
- Our favorite: Grandma’s Kitchen
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When you yearn for a place far away, Homesick candles provide the perfect remedy. Indulge in the nostalgic scent of Grandma's Kitchen or immerse yourself in a rooftop party with scents that transport you to cherished memories.
Homesick specializes in crafting candles that capture memories as well as locations, offering an extensive range based on states, cities, countries, and exotic getaways.
Discover the clean and elegant scents of Jo Malone candles.
Our favorite: Wood Sage & Sea Salt
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Jo Malone is a luxury candle brand that caters to those with a discerning taste for the finest options available. When we tested a Jo Malone candle, we were captivated by its expertly crafted layered scent profile and long-lasting burn.
Established in 1994, this British brand offers a range of understated candles infused with rich fragrances, featuring notes like full-bodied bergamots and earthy Namibian myrrh. Each candle embodies old-world refinement with a modern twist.
Elevate your space with the artsy charm of Paddywax candles.
- Our favorite: La Playa Cactus Flower Bamboo
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Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Paddywax Candles is a female-led business that has been illuminating spaces since 1996. With over 150 skilled chandlers, Paddywax candles exude a distinct artisan touch. These candles are not solely a source of delightful scents, but also serve as beautiful works of art that can be repurposed after use.
Handcrafted with paraffin wax, Goober candles feature a whimsical and playful design. Although they are unscented, their soft, rounded edges create a calming presence wherever they are placed. These candles emit a gentle and warm glow, making them suitable for any room in your home.
The White Company Summer scented candle
Best value scented candle, 10/10
We like: affordable price for exceptional quality
The White Company Summer scented candle is a perennial favorite, especially during the warmer months. Embrace the freshness of sea salt, bay, and samphire with this invigorating blend that instantly transports you to a breezy day at the seaside. This standard-sized candle boasts an impressive burn time of 33 hours, while the large summer candle (£65) with three wicks burns for 70 hours.
If you prefer a slightly woodier fragrance over sweet florals, this candle is a must-have. It is part of The White Company's Summer Collection, which includes various candle options, a room spray, diffuser, scented oil, and a gift set. Additionally, the candle burns evenly, providing you with a delightful and long-lasting experience.
Pott Candles The Daisy Candle
Review: Best summer candle, Rated 10/10
Our favorite feature: The beautiful handmade ceramic pot is reusable, allowing you to buy refills and continue using the candle.
If you're someone who loves candles but concerns about waste, Pott Candles has created the perfect solution. Each candle comes in a unique handmade ceramic pot, allowing you to simply purchase wax refills for subsequent use. While the initial cost may seem high, the refills for the standard size candle are priced at only £27.50.
I had the opportunity to try out the spring limited edition Daisy Candle, which came with a jardin candle inside. Its top notes consist of sage and lime, while the base note is cut grass. For me, the scent of freshly cut grass truly epitomizes spring, so I absolutely adore this fresh aroma.
Aery Moroccan Rose Candle
Review: Best eco-friendly candle, Rated 10/10
Our favorite feature: The strong scent that evokes rose gardens.
At a price of £30, this candle offers great value considering it includes a reusable clay pot. It features a delightful blend of rose tonka and musk, exuding a floral scent without being overwhelming. Additionally, the top notes consist of bergamot and pepper.
It promises to transport you to the charm of an early morning in Morocco. Although I've never been there myself, I can attest that it fills my bedroom in Britain with the captivating fragrance of flowers and stems. Furthermore, I plan to repurpose the pot for propagating a houseplant once the candle is fully burned.
Neom Feel Refreshed scented candle
Review: Best citrus scented candle, Rated 10/10
Our favorite feature: Its ability to truly make you feel more awake.
Neom's Feel Refreshed candle is probably the most citrusy option on our list. Part of its wellbeing line, this candle is specifically designed to evoke different emotions, including energy and invigoration.
I'm usually skeptical about such claims, but the crisp scent of Sicilian lemon in this candle is incredibly refreshing and clean, making it seem to accomplish its intended effect. It is balanced by a subtle hint of sweet basil, preventing the scent from becoming overly sharp. Moreover, this candle is entirely natural and free from harsh chemicals.
Keep Candles Classic Mug Candles
Review: Best scented candle with a reusable pot
Our favorite feature: The fact that the pot can be repurposed as a coffee mug after burning.
Keep Candles specializes in all-natural candles that can be repurposed as homeware once burned. Their range includes four different scents, and I chose the lime and lavender option in a classic mug candle. The ceramic pot has a charming freckled design and feels like a high-quality piece. The scent is calming with a refreshing touch of lime, easily filling the room and making it ideal for unwinding at the end of a long day. I'm eagerly looking forward to using the pot as a coffee mug once I finish burning the entire candle.
Liberty Hera Scented Candle
Review: Best spring scented candle
Our favorite feature: The candle jar lists the key scents, making it easy to remember the fragrance.
Liberty's Hera candle has rightfully won numerous awards. Its scent evokes the ambiance of a smoky drawing room filled with elegant guests, reminiscent of the kind of party Oscar Wilde (a frequent shopper at Liberty) might have hosted. There's a certain nostalgic emotion attached to this fragrance, which I find truly captivating. The key notes consist of rose, woodland moss, and golden amber, conveniently listed on the frosted glass jar for easy reference.
Hampton and Astley Woodland Blossom and Fig candle
Review: Best scented candle for room-filling scent, Rated 9/10
Our favorite feature: The silver lid and classy box make it an ideal gift option.
The fresh aroma of figs, orange blossoms, blackcurrants, and woody orchards fills the entire house when you light this luxury natural wax candle from renowned homeware specialists, Hampton & Astley, known for their fluffy towels. Its burn time is an impressive 50 hours, offering excellent value compared to other candles we tested. The Woodland Blossom and Wild Fig scent is just one of the ten unique and enticing options in Hampton & Astley's range. Although this candle boasts an incredible room-filling scent, I also fell in love with their Pink Peony & Hyacinth variant, which is a brand new scent introduced for peony season.
Price: £30.09 (on sale)
Pure Lakes Sweet Basil and Orange Essential Oil Candle
Review: Best natural scented candle, Rated 9/10
Our favorite feature: All ingredients are derived from sustainable plants.
Pure Lakes handcrafts their candles in the Lake District, ensuring sustainability by using a plant-based blend of rapeseed and coconut wax. Owners Claire and Gareth specifically chose these types of wax as they are free from harmful toxins and produce minimal soot, while maintaining effective fragrance and scent throw. Each candle comes in a beautiful heavyweight frosted glass jar, and they even offer a 30% discount if you return and refill the jar. The Sweet Basil and Orange Essential Oil Candle emanates a delightful spring-like scent that effortlessly fills the room.
Fortnum & Mason Garden Song Candle
Review: Best designed scented candle, Rated 9/10
Our favorite feature: The pot is perfect for storing trinkets after the candle is burned.
As expected from Fortnum & Mason, their scented candles boast elegance and sophistication. While they may come with a higher price tag, the aesthetic appeal makes them worth it. The Garden Song Candle draws inspiration from the rooftop gardens of Fortnum & Mason's flagship store in Piccadilly. The primary scent is a blend of sweet orange and eucalyptus, accompanied by notes of pink grapefruit, coriander, lavender, and more. Although it may not be the strongest scent option, it definitely refreshes any room it is lit in. Additionally, the candle comes in a lovely pot that I plan to keep on my bedside table for storing trinkets.
Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Candle
Review: Best scented candle for all seasons
Our favorite feature: The radiant citrus scent that isn't overpowering.
While it's delightful to have a scent that matches each season, sometimes you simply want a candle that burns well all year round. Molton Brown's Orange and Bergamot Candle is the perfect choice in such instances. Its blend of orange, mandarin, and neroli oils creates a fragrance reminiscent of orange trees, refreshing yet not too sharp to suit any time of the year. If you prefer a scent that is more specifically suited for summer, I also highly recommend Molton Brown's Rhubarb and Rose Scented Signature Candle (£42).
Full of beautiful potent scent, Voluspa candles come in stunning decorative jars.
Our favorite: Baltic Amber
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Featuring rich and ornate jars, Voluspa candles make a stylish statement on any countertop. The jars are not only visually appealing; their lush scents cover a range from warm amber to fragrant lavender.
We have conducted a review of Voluspa's candles and were highly impressed with both their design and scent quality.
With a plethora of options to choose from, it's certainly not an easy feat to find the perfect decorative candle. From luxurious scents that transport you to the beach to uplifting aromas that rejuvenate your senses, the world of decorative candles is filled with endless possibilities. Whether you opt for the cozy and serene ambiance of the REPLICA Mini Lazy Sunday Morning Scented Candle or the refreshing and energizing fragrance of the Neom Feel Refreshed scented candle, there is something for everyone. So, go ahead and indulge in these delightful candles to add a touch of elegance and warmth to your living space.
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