With so many scents to choose from and rustic-looking jars to match, picking the perfect candle can feel like a daunting task. Thankfully, we’ve got your back with our top picks to help you find the one for your home.
Keep an eye out for the ‘throw’ — or how far the fragrance spreads — as well as the type of wax used to make it. Some, such as soy and beeswax, burn clean, while others leave a dirty residue behind.
1. P.F. Candle Co.’s Amber & Moss
A best-selling scent for a reason, this earthy, herbal, and fresh aroma brings the outdoors in. The earthier sister to Teakwood & Tobacco, this fragrance’s base of amber and musk evokes a damp forest floor infused with soft oakmoss. Combined with notes of sage, moss, and lavender, this is the perfect candle for those who like a clean, natural smell that’s both soothing and refreshing. This unisex scent is hand-poured in apothecary-inspired amber jars and comes with a kraft label and brass lid. The 7.2 oz standard size burns for 40-50 hours. Made in Los Angeles, California. Vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free.
2. Chesapeake Bay’s Mind & Body
If you’re looking to make your home feel like a place of relaxation and comfort, this candle from Chesapeake Bay is the perfect option. It’s designed with users’ experience in mind and includes a blend of natural ingredients. The fragrance is inspired by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline and comes in a variety of different effects. The collection features fragrances that promote wellness, calmness, happiness, and purity. The candles come in frosted glass containers; each fragrance tells its story. For example, “Peace + Tranquility” emits a soothing scent of cashmere jasmine and is presented in white glass to symbolize purity and tranquility.
Alternatively, “Reflect + Clarity” combines the refreshing notes of sage and sea salt with warm amber, oriental spice, and sensual patchouli to create an energizing experience. The candle is poured in the USA and contains all-natural essential oils. This fragrance is also available in a medium glass jar and has a burn time of 54 hours.
This candle is a great option for any home and can help with stress, anxiety, or depression. It’s infused with lavender and chamomile to reduce blood pressure and soothe nerves. It also includes essential oils of fir, lemon, and orange to stimulate the brain and boost your energy levels. This fragrance is also a great option for anyone who suffers from insomnia or chronic stress.
3. Neom’s Soothing Body Oil
This candle’s calming scent can help you have a better night’s sleep, which is pretty amazing. It’s formulated with neroli, ylang-ylang, and chamomile essential oils (alongside aloe vera extract) and shea butter, making it super skin-friendly.
Another great thing about this product is that it works all through the night, soaking into the skin as it dries to keep your skin hydrated and intensely soft. It also contains antioxidant-rich vitamin E and Inca inchi oil for an ultra-nourishing effect.
This heavenly-scented candle is part of the brand’s Scent To De-Stress Range and fuses soothing French lavender, heady jasmine, and Brazilian rosewood to help banish stress. It can also be paired with the brand’s Real Luxury Reed Diffuser for an even more calming effect in your home.
All NEOM candles are hand-poured and made from natural waxes and pure essential oils to create an aromatic sanctuary at home. They don’t contain any paraffin or black smoke and come with three wicks to ensure an even burn. Plus, NEOM donates PS1 to the Woodland Trust for every candle and reed diffuser purchased, so you can also feel good about your purchase.
You can use the Perfect Peace Body Oil on its own or drizzle over your body after you’ve applied the nourishing bath bomb, which is also included in this set. You can also add a few drops to your Wellbeing Pod Mini Diffuser for an energizing boost or infuse your shower with it for a luxurious self-care experience. You can also spritz the body oil over your pillow to promote an excellent night’s sleep too.
4. Maison Margiela’s Sailing Day
If you’re looking for a candle that will take your senses on a voyage to faraway places, this Maison Margiela scent is sure to do the trick. Part of the brand’s REPLICA Memories collection, this fresh aquatic fragrance evokes personal memories that all of us can relate to. This scent is reminiscent of long walks on the beach, crashing waves, and a warm tropical breeze. Top notes of aldehydes, juniper berry, and red pepper are combined with heart notes of coriander, iris, and romantic rose. Base notes of salicylate, ambergris, seaweed, and fragrant cedarwood encapsulate the freshness of a pristine ocean shore.
It’s no secret that we love all things scented candles, especially when they’re created by beauty brands that are as high-end and sophisticated as the scents they produce. For example, Beauty Pie’s Hot Chocolate & Peppermint is a festive scent that’s a must-have around the holidays. However, the best thing about this scent is that it comes in an elegantly designed jar that’s just as pretty as it smells.
When it comes to scents that are as luxurious as the products they’re packaged in, nothing quite beats Neom’s offering. Not only does this scented candle smell incredible (like a mixture of sweet jasmine and calm lavender), but it also melts at a lower temperature than others, allowing you to pour the silky babassu and jojoba oil straight onto your skin for a super soothing body treatment.
The ultimate luxury gift for yourself or a loved one, this scent bundles together rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry, and plum with a hint of pink pepper and spicy woods to create an alluring blend that’s perfect for an evening of self-care. And, like all Neom’s products, this candle is made with the highest quality natural ingredients.
5. Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir
The enigmatic, dark, and daring sensuality of an evening is embodied in this fragrance. Ruby-rich juices of exotic pomegranate are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca Lily, warmed by temptingly smoky guaiac wood and patchouli.
A darkly fruity aroma, Pomegranate Noir is a very resonant scent that lingers long after you’ve left the room. It contains top notes of pomegranate, rhubarb, plum, ripe raspberry, and watermelon; middle notes of warm cloves, spicy pink pepper, guaiac wood, olibanum, opoponax, romantic rose, exotic jasmine, and lily-of-the-valley; and base notes of Virginia cedar, earthy patchouli, sensual musk, and amber.
For a lighter version of the same scent, try Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia, which blends mellow pears with a delicate bouquet of white freesia. Alternatively, the brand’s Wild Bluebell combines bluebell flowers with a variety of other scents for a floral yet fruity addictive fragrance.
Spritz generously onto your wrists, neck, and pulse points. Your body heat will help diffuse the fragrance as the day goes on. Wear alone or layer with another cologne or your favorite bath and body products.
Pomegranate Noir is available at Jo Malone London’s flagship store in Siam Discovery’s G floor and the brand’s online shop. Prices for a 100ml bottle are 5,400 THB, and for a 30ml bottle, 2,700 THB. The brand also offers a variety of sleek diffusers that look chic displayed in your home. Pair two fragrances to create a scent that’s personal for you. Then, experiment by spraying different combinations of colognes and perfumes onto your wrists and neck. You’ll be surprised at how the different scents come together to create an entirely new fragrance.