Introducing a beautiful aroma can really complete a room. That’s why it’s important for you to find the best scented candles to suit you. This differs from room to room, with relaxing scents often preferred in bedrooms but energising aromas popular in dining spaces.
As scent is different for every person, we’d recommend sniffing candles in person before making a purchase. But remember, a scented candle can sometimes create a very different aroma when lit.
To help you out, we’ve hand-selected our best scented candles that each smell as good as they look.
Fig Tree Scented Candle
Dreaming of a Mediterranean summer? Well, thanks to this Fig Tree Scented candle you can almost feel the sun beating down on your skin. This nostalgic scent exudes a cool, crisp and earthy scent with notes of fig, violet, cedarwood and orris. Plus, each one is hand-poured in England using natural soy wax in a handcrafted black glass vessel.
Alchemy Scented Candle
By Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon’s Achemy collection is one of the best scented candles thanks to its bold aesthetic and rich aroma. The striking vessel is perfect for industrial spaces thanks to its hand-spun metal vessel. The addition of an Udaipur black marble lid lends it a luxurious touch. The scent itself features notes of gunpowder, sharp black pepper and suede.
Terrazzo Scented Candle
By Tom Dixon
Another Tom Dixon creation has made our list of the best scented candles. Its terrazzo vessel is designed to last a lifetime. When finished it transforms into a plant pot, container and can even be refilled to create a new candle. Its Mediterranean scent is wonderfully fresh with notes of lemon, green fig, Gaiac wood and vetivert.
Dublin Dusk Candle
Every Rathbornes candle is special thanks to the five centuries’ worth of experience that’s poured into each one. We’ve chosen this Dublin Dusk Candle because of its striking appearance with bold black wax hand-poured into a black glass vessel. Its full-bodied fragrance features notes of smoked oud and cedar, reminiscent of the Irish coast.
ELM RD. Candle Collection
By ELM RD.
It’s hard to pick just one scented candle from the ELM RD. collection because each one is exquisite. Each of these aromatherapy candles is handcrafted in Kent using natural wax and a blend of essential oils. Created with sustainability in mind, the candle’s vessel can be reused as a planter or even as a pencil holder.
Fior Di Lina Flora Scented Candle
Fornasetti candles stand out even when they’re unlit thanks to their instantly recognisable design. Each one is decorated with the face of operatic muse Lina Cavalier in Piero Fornasetti’s signature style. We love the Flora scent’s fresh, uplifting aroma. Its floral bouquet was inspired by the gardens enveloping the Milanese Fornasetti house.
Nordic Fjord Scented Candle
Dramatic Scandinavian fjords inspired this beautifully fresh scent. One of the best scented candles thanks to its calming aroma, the candle features notes of orange blossom and lavender with a touch of sea salt. Each one is crafted exclusively for Heal’s at a workshop in Suffolk. Mineral wax is infused with essential oils to create the inspiring scent.
Tomato Leaf & Basil Scented Candle
The best thing about this scented candle? It’s portable. Thanks to its metal container and secure lid, the candle can travel with you wherever you go. However, it’s actually its delicious aroma that landed this candle a place on our list of the best scented candles. The sunny, garden blend of fresh basil and crushed tomato leaves smells good enough to eat.