The Best Decorative and Scented Candles


One of the best ways to create a relaxing ambiance in your home, office, or other space is by lighting a pleasant-smelling candle. Not only do they help make a room smell amazing, but candles are often packaged in beautiful containers, making them wonderful decorative accents as well.

Candles also make great gifts for others (and yourself), so the next time you’re ready to draw a bath or set the perfect mood, these are the best decorative and scented candles that will create the ultimate soothing sanctuary:

Acqua di Parma Colonia Glass Candle ($79)

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This finely decorated glass candle emanates the exquisite and fresh notes of Colonia, a citrusy fragrance that is composed of lavender, rosemary, Sicilian citrus, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, amber and light musk. Burn time: 30 hours.

Bath & Body Works Peach Bellini Single Wick Candle ($14.50)

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Topped with a decorative lid, this single-wick candle is made with an exclusive blend of soy-based wax and the highest concentration of natural oils. Each candle contains a lead-free wick that won't burn out and no added dyes. Candle melts consistently and evenly, radiating enough fragrance to fill an entire room. Contains notes of Succulent White Peach, Sparkling Prosecco, and Sweet Orange with essential oils. Burn time: 25 - 45 hours.

Copper + Crane Scented Candle in Tunisian Reverie ($45)

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This luxury candle’s blend of aromas is as vibrant and sophisticated as Tunisia’s complex cultural influences—French, Far Eastern, Italian, Spanish, and, of course, African—for a sensorial indulgence perfectly spiced to feed the soul. Burn time: 45 hours.

The Scent of Drybar Scented Candle ($22.50)

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The signature scent of Drybar is now available in a candle that will fill your home with a warm, cozy glow. Featuring a simple, classic design, the glass jar is filled with a creamy apricot and coconut white wax. Burns cleanly and evenly, leaving behind the scent of Drybar’s signature Blanc fragrance with subtle hints of vanilla, amber, and musk. Burn time: 33 hours.

Elemis Joyful Glow Candle ($44)


This candle warms, comforts and calms for an overall sense of tranquility, featuring the lovely warming aromatics of vanilla, orange and cinnamon. Brings a soft, joyful glow into your home or office. Comes in a beautiful gift box. Burn time: 40 hours.

Gibson & Dehn Norway Spruce Candle ($38)

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The essence of winter merriment is captured with a blend of cool spruce pine, mountain galbanum and cedar wood. Burn time: 50 - 60 hours. Also available in a diffuser form.

Maison Margiela Replica ‘Beach Walk’ Scented Candle ($62)

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Beach Walk combines fresh and radiant notes of bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, pink pepper, and musk to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a walk along a sandy beach. Features more than 30 hours of burn time.

Primal Elements Vintage Icon Perfume Bottle Candle ($30)

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Hand-poured in small batches for optimum fragrance, this stylish candle comes in a matching hand-jeweled gift box. Featuring the scent of floral heart, juicy citrus and musk, it has lead-free cotton wicks and is made of the finest soy and vegetable wax blend. Burn time: 50 hours.

Malin + Goetz LM002 Votive ($20)

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Inspired by the glamorous golden age of air travel, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and MALIN+GOETZ take a flight back in time to 1969, summer on the French Riviera. Neroli blossoms and rich notes of black amber linger at Saint-Tropez, while musk and sandalwood bark seduce the senses along La Croisette. Caviar lime and Provence cypress evoke an evening in Antibes, while fig, star jasmine and freesia whisper à bientôt across the Mediterranean.

Moroccanoil Candle ($56)

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Capture the essence of the Mediterranean with this soothing candle, made in France and fragranced with the brand’s signature scent. Made from premium European wax with a natural cotton wick, the long-lasting scented candle has a burn time of approximately 50 hours.

NaturaBrasil Cacau Scented Candle ($35)

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A deliciously creamy and comforting scented candle that envelops you with the warmth of vanilla and cacau, accented by touches of amber and mandarin. Vegan and made in small batches from a vegetable-based soy/coconut wax blend.

NaturaBrasil Maracuja Scented Candle ($35)

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A wonderfully tropical scented candle featuring the scent of luscious passion fruit blended with bergamot and sensuous amber. Made in small batches from a vegetable-based soy/coconut wax blend, vegan.

Oribe Côte d'Azur Candle ($65)

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Oribe’s signature candle awakens with sun-drenched Calabrian bergamot, black currant, and Sicilian orange. The floralcy of white butterfly jasmine embraces creamy sandalwood and crisp amber to create a fragrant experience day and night. Burn time: 40 hours.

Rosy Rings Signature Collection Glass Candle ($29)

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The new Signature Glass candle replaces the brand’s well-loved Botanica Glass. The refreshed amber glass is substantial and timeless, casting a warm glow when lit. Beautifully packaged in boxes illustrated by acclaimed artist Bill Stockman. Hand poured with a coconut wax blend. Features the scent of fresh evergreen trees. Burn time: 75 hours.

Simper Goods Candles ($38)

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Crafted from a blend of soy and premium food grade paraffin wax, these candles come in stylish violet-black glass jars, with a burn time of 70+ hours. Its oils are the highest quality, phthalate-free fragrances and the all cotton, lead-free wick is clean burning.  Available in multiple scents, including Burnt Sugar & Pine, Lavender & Dragon Fruit, and Starfruit & Whipped Cream.

Sprinkles x Skylar Vanilla Triple Cinnamon Candle ($38)


Voted as the winning flavor by thousands of fans, this decadently scented candle offers the warmth and fullness of vanilla bean, grounded by a soft island nutmeg and topped with a pinch of cinnamon bark for a sophisticated spice. The perfect blend of Sprinkles Vanilla cupcake and Triple Cinnamon cupcake, this limited-edition candle is a chic twist on a classic holiday scent you're sure to love. Burn time: 50 hours. Bonus: 10% of proceeds will be donated to Step Up, a non-profit organization that offers mentorship and financial aid to help high school girls in need succeed.

Tocca Copenhagen Candela ($42)

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Inspired by sparkling lights and a joyous holiday spirit, tart lingonberry mingles with polished notes of cedar wood. The perfect accessory for your home, this can also be used as a jewelry holder or for decor after the candle is done. Uniquely beautiful and richly fragranced, the luxurious hand-poured candle will captivate your senses. Burn time: 60 hours.

Tocca Tahoe Candela ($42)

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Comforting and inviting, the warmth of spices wrapped in vanilla is reminiscent of cozy winter days at the cabin. The container can also be used as a jewelry holder or for decor after the candle is done. Burn time: 60 hours.

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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk