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41 of the Best Candles to Make Your Home Smell Incredible

Best scented candles: Frann Fyne in her mid-century house

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As the days are gradually starting to become darker,  we find ourselves looking for new ways to cozify our homes. And nothing can bestow your rooms with hygge appeal quite like scented candles.

Let’s be honest: If there was ever a time for bringing a little extra zen into our households, it’s probably now, as we begin to ease into the autumn season. If you still find yourself working from home, too. then you’ll also know that it can be challenging to separate your work and home spaces or switch off your mind when you need to. But something simple like lighting your favourite candle can be an easy way to change the vibe of a room and get you to that happy place.

Best scented candles: diptique 34 candle

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We all have our little routines, whether it’s having a daily bubble bath or doing an at-home yoga session. And after you’ve switched off your laptop or TV after a long day, lighting a candle goes a long way in accessing that much-needed self-care moment.

We thought, then, that we’d round up the best-smelling, calm-inducing candles out there. Some are cult fragrances that will make you feel like you’re in your favourite spa immediately (hello, Diptyque Baies), and some are our insider favourites that smell way more expensive than their high-street price tags. Keep scrolling to shop…

THE BEST SCENTED CANDLES TO SHOP NOW

Maison Margiela Whispers in the Library Candle
Maison Margiela
Whispers in the Library Candle
£45
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With contrasting peppery, woody notes and lighter notes of orange flower petals, vanilla, and vetiver, there’s something beautifully nostalgic about this scent. 

Jo Malone London Velvet Rose and Oud Scented Home Candle
Jo Malone London
Velvet Rose and Oud Scented Home Candle
£60
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This is a favourite of Joy Montgomery, WWW UK’s shopping editor. Rich and velvety. 

Hay Striped Scented Fig Leaf Candle
Hay
Striped Scented Fig Leaf Candle
£55
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This fig candle smells just as good as it looks. Truly. 

H&M Home Sublime Patchouli Scented Candle
H&M Home
Sublime Patchouli Scented Candle
£7
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This candle is a delight for all the senses. 

Cander Rue Vertbois Scented Candle
Cander
Rue Vertbois Scented Candle
£72
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This candle is comprised of a scent with notes of sandalwood, orange blossom, and smoke. 

Selfmade Candle Conscious Geranium Scented Candle
Selfmade Candle
Conscious Geranium Scented Candle
£25
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Conscious is a soy wax candle scented with geranium, a scent which is said to aid stress, anxiety, and fatigue. We also love the plantable seeded label.

 

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Candle
Tom Ford
Lost Cherry Candle
£92
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Sweet but not sickly so, this candle blends scents of cherry, almond, vanilla, sandalwood, and cedar seamlessly. 

Líha Queen Idia Candle
Líha
Queen Idia Candle
£32
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This candle, with base notes of geranium and frankincense, top notes of lavender and hibiscus, is a best-seller. Get it while you can. 

Byredo Bibliothèque Candle
Byredo
Bibliothèque Candle
£57
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We couldn’t not include Byredo’s hero fragrance.

The White Company Autumn Large Candle
The White Company
Autumn Large Candle
£20
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With sweet notes of honeysuckle, rose, jasmine, and lilac, your home will smell like the most exquisite garden when you burn this. 

Stories of Italy MacChia Su MacChia Selva Scented Candle
Stories of Italy
MacChia Su MacChia Selva Scented Candle
£165
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Burn this candle to immerse yourself in the fresh scent of evergreen woods and mountain air. 

Goutal Une Maison de Campagne Candle
Goutal
Une Maison de Campagne Candle
£49
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Surprisingly fresh, the scent of this candle is inspired by the French countryside. 

Evermore Flore Candle
Evermore
Flore Candle
£50
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This candle’s scent is reminiscent of springtime showers. Beautiful. 

Our Lovely Goods A Quiet Moment Scented Candle
Our Lovely Goods
A Quiet Moment Scented Candle
£20
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The calming qualities of green tea, jasmine, and amber are undeniable. 

Soho Home Bianco Alabaster Candle
Soho Home
Bianco Alabaster Candle
£48
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All of Soho Home’s scents are winners for us, but this fruity, mandarin smell will help you take on the day. 

Aery Energy Scented Candle
Aery
Energy Scented Candle
£26
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A potent mix of pink grapefruit, vetiver and mint, with hints of amber, violet leaf and lemon, this is a candle to burn when you feel your energy levels depleting. 

Malin + Goetz Mojito Candle
Malin + Goetz
Mojito Candle
£44
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Clean and fresh with slightly savoury notes, this is a great all-rounder. 

Neom Tranquility Standard Scented Candle
Neom
Tranquility Standard Scented Candle
£32
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This heavenly smell will send you right off to sleep. Just be sure to blow it out first!

Carrière Frères Bay Laurel Scented Candle 185g
Carrière Frères
Bay Laurel Scented Candle 185g
£46
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From the kitchen to a candle, this bay scent smells good enough to eat. 

Loewe Honeysuckle Candle
Loewe
Honeysuckle Candle
£70
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It may have a higher price point, but rest assured Loewe’s scented candles live up to the hype. 

DS & Durga Tuberose Myrrhder Candle
DS & Durga
Tuberose Myrrhder Candle
£60
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Transport yourself straight to Morocco with this candle complete with gorgeous vessel artwork. 

Diptyque Baies Scented Candle
Diptyque
Baies Scented Candle
£49
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Of course, we had to include Diptyque. Is this the best-smelling candle in the world? We think so. 

Cire Trudon Madurai Jasmine Candle Madurai Jasmine Candle
Cire Trudon
Madurai Jasmine Candle
£85
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These candles are a staple in any stylish home, and it’s not due to their design. Perhaps one of the most potent candles we’ve ever burnt, you get what you pay for. 

Jo Loves Pomelo
Jo Loves
Pomelo
£55
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All of Jo Loves’s scents are lovely, but this zesty and calming one is our personal favourite. 

Zara Home Pure Gardenia Candle
Zara Home
Pure Gardenia Candle
£18
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You might not be able to travel freely at the moment, but the scent of this candle (blended by Jo Malone CBE no less) will remind you of heady evenings spent abroad. 

Earl of East Coconut, Fig Leaf and Oregano Scented Candle
Earl of East
Coconut, Fig Leaf and Oregano Scented Candle
£20
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An independent brand based in East London that produces some of the most interesting-smelling candles—you can’t go wrong. 

Maison La Bougie Jangala Candle Jangala Candle
Maison La Bougie
Jangala Candle
£41
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We’re yet to burn this candle for ourselves but if the description is anything to go by, we think we’re going to like it: “A thoroughly green scent that’s punctuated by notes of mint and basil to conjure up an image of mojitos at sundown.” Sold. 

Aesop Callippus Aromatique Candle
Aesop
Callippus Aromatique Candle
£80
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With a woody, earthy, green fragrance, this candle smells just like your favourite country walking spot. 

Amoln Kassett Candle
Amoln
Kassett Candle
£55
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Fresh green foliage mixed with Greek figs, patchouli, Icelandic woods, water jasmine, galbanum, and Tibetan roses come together in this divine candle, the smell of which is as impressive as its packaging. 

Le Labo Santal 26 Scented Candle
Le Labo
Santal 26 Scented Candle
£57
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Every fashion girl’s favourite perfume in a candle. What’s not to love?

Bella Freud Ciao Candle
Bella Freud
Ciao Candle
£50
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You’ve probably seen Bella Freud’s candles on Instagram at some point, but have you smelled them? Now’s the time. 

& Other Stories Fågelbärsgården Scented Candle
& Other Stories
Fågelbärsgården Scented Candle
£17
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A potent blend of basil, green fig, and warm hay. 

Paia Copenhagen Amber and Wild Orchid Soy Candle Amber and Wild Orchid Soy Candle
Paia Copenhagen
Amber and Wild Orchid Soy Candle
£38
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This warming scent is perfect for the autumn months. 

Boy Smells Gardener Scented Candle
Boy Smells
Gardener Scented Candle
£36
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If you haven’t got a garden, this is a great way to bring the scent of a fresh spring day inside. 

Eym Soul Candle
Eym
Soul Candle
£39
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Blending essential oils of neroli, orange blossom and ylang ylang, this candle is instantly uplifting. 

Keys Soulcare Sage and Oat Milk Candle
Keys Soulcare
Sage and Oat Milk Candle
£35
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A new brand on our wellness radar, Keys Soulcare was founded by Alicia Keys and uses the finest ingredients thought the line. We don’t know about you, but the combination of sage and oat sounds lovely to us. 

Acqua Di Parma Buongiorno Candle
Acqua Di Parma
Buongiorno Candle
£55
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This Buongiorno scented awakens the senses with fresh awakening, prizing fresh, soft smells borrowed from nature.

Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle
Aromatherapy Associates
Relax Candle
£42
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Aromatherapy has proven effective in calming the mind and relaxing the body. This is the ultimate bedtime candle. 

La Montaña Fig Grove Candle
La Montaña
Fig Grove Candle
£36
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Another fresh fruity scent that will bring the outdoors in. 

L:A Bruket Grapefruit Scented Candle
L:A Bruket
Grapefruit Scented Candle
£53
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If you like the refreshing scent of citrus, this grapefruit candle will make for a beautiful addition to your collection. 

Cowshed Balance Restoring Candle
Cowshed
Balance Restoring Candle
£38
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If your mood is having ups and downs, this spa-ready scent will restore some balance after a few inhales. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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