If you think that candles should only be reserved for birthday cakes, blackouts and special occasions, we’re here to ask you to reconsider. Although there are many great options under $20, a scented candle will typically cost you a pretty penny. So, if handing over upwards of $50 seems expensive, then consider the possibility of being transported from your inner-city apartment to the gardens of Kyoto, courtesy of fragrance notes like camellia and lotus.
Or perhaps walking along the lapping ocean in Portofino is more your style? In that case, a candle enriched with sea salt and lemon zest will lead you there. Cheaper than an international plane ticket, right?
Not to mention as the weather cools down, the flicker light of your scented candles flame will double as a method of keeping your home cosy and warm. Delightful.
So whether you like to light an uplifting floral to begin your day or something a little smokier to wind down as you enjoy dinner, here are six scented candles that we keep coming back to..
MOR Bedtime Stories Fragrant Candle
Made from 100 per cent natural soy wax, MOR’s hand-poured candle has been fragranced with cinnamon, vanilla and floral notes to create a sophisticated cosiness that will help you wind down and drift off to sleep (after you’ve blown the flame out, obviously).
CIRCA Amber & Sandalwood Soy Candle
If you typically lean toward a smokier fragrance but still don’t mind a touch of floral, CIRCA’s blend of amber and sandalwood, mixed with magnolia and vanilla will appease both your sweet and spicy sides.
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Glasshouse Fragrances Kyoto in Bloom – Camellia & Lotus Soy Candle
With so many delicious scents within their range, when it comes to Glasshouse, it can be next to impossible to settle on one. However, take it from us, the Japanese-inspired mix of camellia, lotus, amber and fresh lime, AKA ‘Kyoto In Bloom’ is a scent that will continue to impress you from season to season.
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$49.95, Adore Beauty
Natio Delight – Raspberry, Vanilla and Sandalwood Scented Candle
Here’s a solution if you like sweet scents but your partner doesn’t. By combining sandalwood with vanilla and raspberry, this candle is a pleasant balance between earthy and fruity.
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$19.69, Chemist Warehouse
Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle
Perhaps you live by the ocean and want to amplify the fresh, crisp scent that blows off the shoreline. Or, maybe you’re miles away from the sea, wishing to be transported. Whichever category you fall into, simply light a match and enjoy 45 hours of burning time bliss.
Santa Maria Novella Massage Candle
While this porcelain pot houses what looks and smells like a luxe candle, the oriental and spice fragranced wax actually melts down and transforms into a beauty treatment. After lighting the wick and enjoying as normal, dip your hand into the melted wax (the melting point is body temperature so you won’t burn yourself) and indulge in a nourishing massage oil.
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Do you burn candles at home? If so, which is your favourite?