What better way to bring warmth to your home than with a beautiful scented candle? Whether you’re thinking ahead to cozy fall-scented fragrances, looking for a gift for a votive lover, pampering your mom with a little aromatherapy, or hoping to find a fragrance that will help you relax after a long day—returning home to a soothing scented candle makes everything brighter. From soy votives in reusable decorative jars, to luxury picks with strong, long-lasting smells, to an affordable option that evokes an actual library, these are some of the best scented candles and brands for your home.
Iridescent Jar Candle
The reusable jar candle pictured here combines freshly picked orchids, jasmine and gardenia, mingled with white blossoms in an iridescent vessel.
Speakeasy Luxury Candle
Create a luxurious, sensual night-time mood right at home, with this Speakeasy candle that features notes of palo santo, cardamom, smoked incense, and bourbon. It’s pricy, but with a burn time of 80 hours, this will last you many nights to come.
Focused and Fabulous Candle
Sometimes you need a candle to remind you just how great you are. This hand-poured 100% vegan soy wax candle comes in 10 different scents—plus the quote jar is reusable once you finish the candle.
Reflection + Clarity Scented Candle
One simple way to achieve balance and harmony in your home is through Chesapeake Bay’s Mind & Body collection. The combination of eucalyptus, lavender, and sea salt with hints of sage blend perfectly here, emitting a light aroma and providing a sense of calm.
Tobacco Caramel Candle
Warm and complex, this candle features a hint of orange to brighten up the tobacco leaf notes while sweet caramel balances out the scent.
The 125 Collection Quote Candle
The popular candle company has turned to Latin music for inspiration, by releasing a one-of-a-kind Cardi B candle. In addition to featuring the lyrics from the rapper’s chart-topping hit song,”I Like It,” the candle also blends rose, lavender, tobacco flower, vanilla, and spicy blood orange together.
CrystalBliss Aromatherapy Candle
Welcome good vibes into your home with this unique, beautiful coconut wax candle that reveals a crystal as you burn it. Choose between chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender fields, patchouli, and eucafresh scents for added aromatherapy.
Aloha Kiwi Passionfruit 3-Wick Candle
Bring the tropical island lifestyle to your living room with this gorgeously packaged candle that has a room-filling fruity fragrance of passionfruit, kiwi, and pineapple. “I can only describe this as a juicy summer day,” writes one reviewer.
If you’re looking for a self-care gift for friends (or yourself!) this luxury small-batch, hand-poured candle is a winner. Featuring the alluring aromas of grapefruit, peony, rose, pink pepper, mandarin and musk, the home fragrance will immediately transform any space into an inviting sanctuary.
Japonica Yashioka Gardenia Large Embossed Glass Jar Candle
A limited edition candle that has a beautiful floral design to reflect it’s fragrant floral scent, one reviewer calls this “the best fragrance I have ever smelled in a candle.” Now, that’s high praise.
Rewined Barrel Candles
With subtle wine-scented aromas, choose between your favorite varietals, and when the wick burns out, repurpose the barrel.
Stillness + Purity Scented Candle
With over 8,000 reviews, this soy candle is one of Amazon’s most popular. It boasts a 50 hour burn time and has an assortment of calming floral fragrances.
Baies/Berries Scented Candle
What’s a scented candle wish list without this fancy Parisian brand? Reminiscent of a bouquet of roses, currant leaves and berries, there’s a reason why Baies/Berries reigns as the most popular scent.
Coconut Soy Wax Candle
Take a trip down to New Orleans via this NOLA-based candle company. With over 50 scents—from a vanilla-forward French Quarter Beignet to a sweet malted grain tribute to local-favorite Abita beer—you’ll feel the energy of the Big Easy in no time.
Votive Candle In Ocean Mist & Sea Salt
Feel that ocean breeze even in the comfort of your home with this heavenly scent from the popular candle brand. Combining the essence of a gentle ocean mist with hints of sea salt, white tea and coconut, the candle has a burn time of 20 hours.
The Library Scented Candle
There’s nothing like a nostalgic scent to bring back good memories of reading your favorite books. This library candle does just that, with its warm notes of eucalyptus and lavender. It’ll smell like you just cracked open a classic novel. Plus, it makes a great gift for bibliophiles.
National Park Glass Candle
Perfect for nature lovers, this candle embodies indoor outdoor living, bringing scents from the great national parks straight into your home. Choose between Yosemite’s Firefall (a fresh scent with notes of cedarwood and black sage), Zion’s Angel’s Landing (a woodsy aroma of amber and sagebrush), and Rocky Mountain (a floral scent with notes of wild rose and lily). Plus, the beautiful packaging makes for a great gift.
Othoniel Rosa Candle
Warm your home with this new collaboration between French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel and luxury candle brand Diptyque. The woody scent features peppery rose underscored by a smoky vetiver.
Oatmeal Milk + Honey Candle
A natural sweetener mingles perfectly with an earthy grain to create this rustic, hand-poured soy candle scented with honey, almond and milky french vanilla.
Boss Lady, Expresso Yo’ Self
This candle is infused with the wonderful scent of freshly roasted coffee with hints of caramel, vanilla, and a little bit of attitude. Buy one for all the boss ladies in your life—including yourself!
White Barn 3-Wick Candle
Not only do Bath & Body Works’ popular three-wick candles burn up to 45 hours, but they also permeate an entire room. Mahogany Teakwood combines woodsy aromas with a hint of lavender and geranium.
Large Jar Candle Pink Sands
Go on a tropical island vacation just by lighting this candle, scented with bright citrus, sweet florals, and spicy vanilla. “It reminds me of strolling on the beaches of Hawaii,” writes one Amazon reviewer.