In search of the best candle to burn at home? Or, perhaps you are lusting after a luxury candle to flood your rooms with a sublime scent to impress guests? Here, we've handpicked 9 luxury candles that you can buy online. From floral scents to fruity fragrances and candles that are best suited for burning during fall, these scents are an easy way to transform the atmosphere inside your home. Choose something that suits your interior style for a drastic effect.
Whether you are redecorating a room or you need to replace a recently finished candle that sits on your coffee table, home fragrance has a way of lifting our spirits and mood in a matter of moments. These scents have become escapism at their finest, and they are simply exquisite for anywhere from your kitchen to your bathroom, your living room, home office, and even your entryway.
Whether you dream of rustic relaxation or you are hoping for a brighter, more uplifting scent, these aroma-filled candles are worth a browse. You won't be surprised to hear that the options in our list are some of the best home fragrances money can buy, as rated by the Homes & Gardens team.
The best luxury candles to buy for your home
The best overall scented candle
+ Burns clean
+ Lovely vessel
+ Impressive throw
+ Great for year-round
This luxurious blend from Nest New York combines the scents of Himalayan salt with subtle rosewater, geranium, and salted amber, for a burn your guests will never forget. It works well in just about every room of your home although it might be a tad too luxurious for bathrooms and kitchens, otherwise, we love lighting it in an entryway or bedroom. Go for the three wick size for added luxury.
The best candle for fall
+ Great for fall
+ Classic vessel
- Not for spring/summer
This has to be our favorite scent ever for fall. It smells just like a burning fireplace and will leave you feeling cozy, warm and most of all: ready for the colder weather. Lighting this in a living room or home office is always a good idea, plus it 's never overwhelming. Just go for the bigger size if your living room is large. Otherwise, it emits the scent of smoked woods, birch, patchouli, clove leaf, amber, and creamy vanilla to finish. We love it.
The best candle for winter
+ Great for fall/winter
+ Luxury black vessel
+ Cruelty free
- Not for spring/summer
With notes of birchwood and labdanum, this candle is perfect for conjuring up a winter feel in your home, no matter the weather outside. It also has hints of black truffle, cedarwood and patchouli, whilst its wax is black and it sits inside the classic Nest frosted glass vessel.
The best designer candle
+ Minimalist vessel
+ Designer fragrance
+ Black wax
- High price tag
This artisanal designer scent is a self-indulgent oriental leather fragrance that's perfect for burning during the colder months — especially fall. When burning, this candle fills any room with a mix of clary sage and fresh lavender. Well-balanced with bitter almond and vanilla inflections to give richness to the scent, it even gives nods to floral notes with the addition of orrisroot — from the iris flower. With a creamy close, this decadent candle looks as good as it smells, inside a black glass curved vessel, and its wax is black for added luxury.
The best Diptyque candle
+ Cult favorite
+ Year-round fragrance
+ Luxury vessel
Enable the tangy coolness of freshly picked blackcurrant berries to transform any room with this Diptyque's Baies candle. The best-seller is a fan-favorite choice, regardless of your age or personal aesthetic. Aside from being the brand's most popular and well-known scent, its aromatic scent seamlessly blends splendidly with flowery accents of roses with a fruitiness that's subtle throughout. You'll never have to worry about bearing overcome by an overbearing fragrance.
Scent: Tuberose Flower
Sizes: 70g, 190g, 300g, 1500g
One of Meghan Markles' favorite candles and for good reason, this Diptyque scent in its largest size has a total of 5 wicks. Made in France and scented using essential oils, it's the perfect floral addition to your home for spring. This floral scent comes from, you guessed it: tuberose, and it's floral yet fresh and a little milky. Well balanced, this scented candle is designed to impress.
Scent: Citrus Mélange, Pink Peppercorn, Damask Rose, Neroli, Amber, Vanilla, Musk
This sublime Jonathan Adler candle will match your decor. It's a healthy mix of citrus, floral and woody scents, and overall it's smooth yet peppery. The soy/paraffin blend is hand-poured inside a high-fired porcelain canister that has been hand-painted, glazed, and dipped in a gloss finish. Complete with a lid, we love it for year-round home scenting. The best part? It arrives beautifully presented, and ready to gift, inside a box.
The best eco-friendly candle
+ Hand-poured in NYC
+ Natural ingredients
+ Cotton wick
+ Lead free
Eco-friendly cleaning and laundry brand The Laundress has entered the candle sphere, and No.723 is a real treat. It has Damask rose at its heart, with notes of geranium, jasmine, and lily of the valley. Underneath, it has deeply grounded notes of velvety, spicy warmth of guaiac wood and amber. Reminiscent of the brand's best-selling laundry detergent, we particularly love it for lighting after a deep clean. The sharply designed vessel is clean and concise and looks outstanding on any counter or console. More so, the formula is a soy blend.
The best floral candle
+ Coconut soy wax
+ Recyclable glass
Back in 2013, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla launched The Little Market (opens in new tab), a non-profit fair trade shop. Their purpose was to spotlight artisan women in underserved communities who make beautiful handmade goods locally in Los Angeles, nationally, and globally. If you're looking to invest in one of their bestselling items, we recommend their Garden candle. With floral notes of blooming flower beds to relax your mind, body, and soul, the delightful scents of lavender, sage, rosemary, and cedarwood are all meticulously compounded collectively to execute a welcoming, tranquil fragrance. These candles don't just smell good, but each purchase does good for women in need. They are also poured inside recyclable glass vessels.
What to consider when choosing a candle for your home?
It's imperative to consider the location of where you're looking to display your candle.
For the living area: it's best to consider your aesthetic or decor; minimalists will want to reach for woody scents, whereas traditional settings require a scent floral-based.
With kitchens: it's best to reach for something lighter and airier; the last thing you want to do is compete with food aromas, so we suggest a spicy scent or subtle aqua.
Now, in the case, you're shopping for your bedroom: opt for an aroma that's lavender or vanilla-based; you'll want to calm your senses and create a peaceful oasis.
Otherwise, if you have pets or inquisitive children, or if you are worried about the safety worries that come with burning a candle, a reed diffuser is an elegant alternative.
How we test candles
We selected these luxury candles based on two factors: reviewers' opinions, and our thoughts. Yes, we've managed to get hands-on experience with a few of these scents, so we can recommend them even after testing inside our homes. Rest assured, though, the ones that we've not yet tested came highly recommended by happy fragrance lovers far and wide.
Meet our candle testers below:
Annie is Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Homes & Gardens. With a penchant for shopping, a first-class Journalism degree, and four years of eCommerce experience behind her, she is our shopping guru when it comes to what to buy for your home, when to invest — and where to do your shopping. Her eCommerce experience has inspired countless online purchases across the titles of Ideal Home, Livingetc, Gardeningetc, Real Homes, and Woman & Home. Annie and her team currently curate shopping content for Homes & Gardens, so whether you're searching for luxurious towels to spruce your bathroom or a pantry organizer to maximize space and add style, they can recommend a product (or 10).