Because candles are the perfect buy for just about anyone
There’s no doubt about it: Luxury candles are the ultimate interior accessory, whether you want to add ambiance to your living room or have a relaxing candlelit bath, they’re our go to for transforming our home in literally seconds (who knew some candle light and neroli could do so much?).
With so many different fragrances out there, you’d be hard pushed to find someone who wouldn’t love to unwrap a scented candle (FYI, we’ll never judge a spot of self-gifting), just don’t forget to tell them about this genius candle hack, as it turns out that burning them the wrong way can completely diminish the life span of your new flickering friend. Sad times.
For the perfect long-lasting scent, we love Jo Malone’s classic Pomegranate Noir candle. The rich red fruits of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are just the right amount of sweetness, combined with spicy woods and pink pepper for a glorious candle. Yes, this is sometimes more associated with a warming winter scent, but come rain or shine, winter fires or summer barbecues, we are 365 days a year candle advocates.
Diptyque are one of the best when it comes to scented candles, and their Eucalyptus candle is a firm favourite of ours. As well as the reviving and soothing scent of Eucalyptus oil and camphor, there’s a subtle hint of spices, meaning that its punchy scent can completely transform the scent of your room in next to no time.
We’ve rounded up all of our current favourites, so whether you prefer the light scents of wild jasmine or the rich aromas of neroli and spices, you’re sure to find a scented candle that suits anyone and everyone – including yourself. Because hey, a candle is an interior necessity and yes, if anyone asks, you DO need another one…
This year’s Jo Malone charity candle is a winner. Spicy, fresh, it offers up a punchy burst of summer florals making it the ultimate seasonal scent. Plus,
with 75% of each candle sold being donated to Jo Malone’s charity garden partners, it’s also a candle with heart.
This candle will help to create a warming ambiance in any home. Taking its inspiration from the incense scents of the 70s, its fragrance is a blend of frankincense, myrrh, oakmoss, patchouli oils, musk, sandalwood, and vetiver. A rich, but not overwhelming, fragrance that we love.
This Eucalyptus-rich candle has a very soothing and aromatic scent that we’re sure you’ll love. It’s got a strong fragrance underpinned by camphor and hints of spices, so it’s a great one to have burning in your living room and is perfect for people who like a more intense fragrance when it comes to candles.
Perfect if you like light and floral fragrances, this sweet blend of jasmine and geranium is a gentle mood lift, with slight citrus undertones. Plus, it burns for 70 hours, meaning you get some serious bang for your buck.
This gorgeous candle will go down well with any citrus lover. At its heart are the scents of green tangerine, lemon and grapefruit blended with cedar wood and sweet musk, making the perfect balance of sweet and woody.
Liz Earle is a brand famous for its plant-based products, and this candle’s fragrance is a winter forest in a jar. With pine, birch, vetiver and eucalyptus notes, it gives you all of the soothing scents of nature without overpowering you. It comes in the brand’s signature calming colour, and the warm glow is perfect for creating a cosy ambiance.
A candle that’s sure to soothe the soul, this is a great buy for someone you know who needs to chill. Made from natural soy wax, lavender, eucalyptus and essential oils help to slow down your thoughts and clear the mind. Great for easing the stresses of day to day life.
The scent of winter fruits will warm you right down to your toes. Pomegranate, raspberry and plum carry a rich sweetness, that’s perfectly balanced with pink pepper and woody scents.
This is a glorious aroma of pink pepper and tangerine laced with the fresh scent of ginger. With subtle woody base notes, it’s not too intense a fragrance and will add a warming ambiance to any room.
Not only is this candle one of the most divine scents you will ever smell (that’ll be thanks to a luxe blend of Lavender, Rose, Cedarwood and Geranium), it’s also 100% organic and can be used as a massage oil, so perfect for an at-home spa experience.
You’re paying for quality with this one: Neom always use 100 per cent natural and fair trade waxes such as soya, rapeseed and caster. Each candle contains up to 40ml of 17 different essential oils that are proven to positively change your mood – In this case, to calm your mind and body. The scent of Moroccan blush rose and lime really does work to soothe your soul.
If you know somebody who likes the relaxing aroma of chamomile, this one is a great gift for them. Blended with lemon myrtle, bergamot and bilberry, it’s a very subtle fragrance that calms the senses. Lighting this in the evenings is sure to help you relax and unwind.
Enriched with lavender and chamomile to soothe your soul, this candle is a truly relaxing buy that’s perfect for anyone who likes to unwind in a hot bath. It’s not at all overpowering, and would make the perfect gift for your mum – Plus, the stencilled design means it looks SO pretty in the dark.
This completely hand made candle is so gorgeous to look at: The berries make it look seriously festive, so it’s the perfect feature to sit in the middle of your mantelpiece.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a limited edition Aveda candle, and we’re sure you’ll love this year’s offering, which couldn’t feel anymore festive. This soy wax candle is seriously comforting, warming and infused with candrima – it even comes gift wrapped in handcrafted paper. Offering over 50-hours of burn time, it’s a true treat.
What could be better for a Christmas than the scent of walking in a winter wonderland? This candle by Skandinavisk has a crisp fragrance that’s subtly infused with the scent of red berries that’ll remind you of the wintry outdoors. A great Christmas treat.
Cire Trudon’s Ernesto candle packs a punch before you’ve even lit the wick. It begins with an intense burst of bergamot but soon settles into warm amber and fruity grapefruit accents. It’s one for the living room – if not for the super-posh gold case alone.
You’ll love this candle if the fresh, clean and green smell of a real Christmas tree sums up your festive season. Pine d’Antibes is made from 100 per cent natural waxes and boasts silver fur and pine cone in its top notes and winter snowdrops and white pepper at its heart. Its base, of vetiver, lingers long after the flame has been exstinguished. With a 40-hour burn time, it’s also handcrafted, hand-poured and hand-finished all in England, making it a truly special present.
A scented candle can be the key to relaxation, and Aromatherapy Associates Revive candle is the perfect gift if you know somebody who needs to de-stress. Combining the uplifting scents of petitgrain and grapefruit, you feel its soothing effect wash over you the moment you breathe in its aroma.
We like to think of this as the anti-Christmas Christmas candle. Its deep green hand-painted case is a beautiful accent to your christmas decor but its smooth and fresh scent of pine, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood and amber mean you can burn it for hours on end without overwhelming your guests with overpowering spices.
Inspired by the streets and parks of London, this candle will whisk you away to the capital. Blending black pepper, wood, patchouli and vetiver, it’s a very rich fragrance. Plus, the copper jar makes it a great stylish home accessory.