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Best Luxury Candles

Bring some hygge into your life, with a luxe scented candle. Not only will a cosy, glowing flame provide an atmospheric centrepiece, but it’s also the ideal gift for that friend or loved one who already has everything. And you can never have too many. Start spring with one of these fantastic candles. 

VILSHENKO Summer Doll Scented Candle

 

This candle is part of Vilshenko‘s Russian Seasons collection of fragranced candles, which draws inspiration from traditional matryoshka dolls. The Summer Doll candle celebrates lazy days and beautiful light with its delicate orange blossom, ripe apricot, and tuberose fragrance, while ylangylang, sandalwood, and amber add a note of sophistication. Shaped to resemble a traditional matryoshka doll, the distinctive earthenware vessel is based on the Guzlitskaya style of painting rooted in the Byzantine tradition, this painting technique was used to decorate sacred books and features playful patterns finished with a golden shimmer. An heirloomworthy keepsake to treasure for years to come, burn the candle to experience the intense and vivid aromas of summer in Russia.

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HENRY’S TOWNHOUSE Monsieur Halavant’s Pantry

This candle is named after the Austens French chef, Monsieur Halavant, with notes of cinnamon and amber. It is part of a curated edit of six fragrance blends that evoke life in Regency London society. The top notes of resinscented pine and zesty bergamot contrast with the warming, sultry cinnamon and clove. The rich cedarwood and amber, heady and sensual, sit with earthy musk for a fragrance that is both soothing and intoxicating. The candle is presented in a handfinished ceramic vessel decorated with a delicate gold leaf silhouette that is inspired by the period cameos and miniatures that adorn the walls of the lovingly restored interior of Henrys Townhouse.

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GINORI 1735 Il Favorito Orange Renaissance

Ginori 1735‘s Il Favorito candle, translates to ‘the favourite,’ which inspires you to keep the fire burning with its powerful and playful slogan, Light my fire. The joyful Orange Renaissance fragrance is an ode to one of the richest periods in history. The candle’s porcelain vessel, designed by Luca Nichetto, doubles as a timeless piece of art to display atop your living room coffee table.

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BYREDO Cotton Poplin Candle

We love the smell of freshly laundered linens, and Byredo‘s Cotton Poplin candle comes pretty close to capturing that scent. It‘s handmade in France with notes of blue chamomile, lemon, cedarwood, and musk. Plus, it comes in the brand‘s signature black mouthblown glass.

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BON PARFUMEUR Mystical Escapade

A spellbinding new candle from Bon Parfumeur. First, you are struck by the subtle, very smoky scent of Lapsang  Souchong black tea. Then the aromatic and botanical facet of mugwort lends a surprising, unexpected freshness. Last but not least, notes of birch wood add depth and distinctive warm, sweet and leathery undertones.

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NEILL STRAIN Verdure Fragranced Candle

Light this candle by Neill Strain and you’ll soon feel a sense of tranquillity, as its aromas transport you to the warmth of the Mediterranean. It contains sandalwood, used in some cultures to aid meditation and healing, along with carefully curated, internationally sourced, precious ingredients. Notes of cypress, thyme, basil and papyrus blend with elemi citrus, slightly sweet tobacco, cedar, musk, smokey vetiver and balsamic for a complex and wonderful olfactory experience. 

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SKANDINAVISK Skog Forest Scented Candle

Meaning ‘forest’ in Swedish, this authentically Scandi candle by Skandinavisk is 100% vegan and ethically made to support the environment. It contains a Swedish rapeseed wax blend encased with glass that is 30% recycled. Skog is designed for the winter season, to promote a true sense of hygge, and evokes the aromas of pine needles, fir cones, birch sap and woodland lily of the valley. 

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AMAN Nourishing Candle

Aman Skincare was created to provide both tangible physical benefits and lasting emotional balance. They only purchase ingredients from suppliers who support farmers and sustainable practices, as well as supporting their community. A number of their ingredients are certified organic, wild-harvested and first pressed at source. Their Nourishing Candle has top notes of bergamot and a heart of jasmine and clove are layered over sandalwood to nurture and revitalise.

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FORNASETTI Comme des Forna scented candle

Choose this if you want your candle to make a statement. The arty piece is emblazoned with a surrealist print by Comme des Garçons. It’s UK made using a vegetable-wax blend and offers top notes of lavender and thyme. The cotton wick provides an even 60-hour burn. But the creatively designed vessel is one to keep long after the wax has gone. 

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ORMONDE JAYNE Casablanca Lily Candle

Citrus, bergamot, lime and lily are blended together in this 680g candle. Hand-poured in England, the Casablanca Lily achieves around 120 hours of soothing burn time. Minimalist in style, the candle is ivory in colour, with a touch of gilt detailing. Ideal for those who prefer a classy and understated look, it’s presented in a gilded tin. 

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CIRE TRUDON Les Belles Matières Maduraï Candle

Inspired by a historic temple in Southern India, this piece is evocative of myths, legends and rituals – and has international links. The deep blue vessel of Les Belles Matières Maduraï Candle has been hand-crafted in Tuscany, with the candle itself made in France. It contains a high-end wax which ensures there’s no smoke or remnants left behind on the glass. The fragrance is floral (ylang-ylang, sambac, jasmine absolute and benzoin) and comes from a Maison that dates back to the 17th century. 

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SENSORI+ Detoxifying Soy Candle Toowomba Carnival 4350

This comes from the first-ever Air Detoxifying Candle Collection. Toowomba Carnival 4350 offers lab-tested efficacy, with all-natural, allergy-free and plant-derived ingredients, with a 60-hour burn. This unique soy candle contains ChlorosPURE®, an exclusive green technology developed in Australia to offer a gentle healing solution to the home. A new generation of fragrance candle, it removes malodours on a molecular level, replacing them with a curated Australian fresh air experience of roses in bloom, lingering lavender and sweet orange. 

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MAISON MARGIELA By The Fireplace Scented Candle

Maison Margiela’s funky contemporary design looks almost pharmaceutical – it’s fully in keeping with the fashion house’s edgy, avant-garde style. By The Fireplace is based on the brand’s top-selling fragrance from their Replica collection. Woody chestnut accord, clove and notes of warming cashmere create the comforting sensation of sitting by a roaring fire. 

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SANA JARDIN Sandalwood Temple Scented Candle

All of Sana Jardin’s candles are made with 100% vegetable wax, are vegan and have lead-free cotton wicks. Sandalwood Temple is a love letter to a love of India, as experienced by the brand’s founder. It is a sensual and enveloping scent, designed to create your home into an intimate sanctuary. Warm, rustic notes complement East Indian sandalwood, an aroma often used in religious ceremonies for spiritual cleansing. The fragrance is completed by Madagascan vanilla, cedarwood and Haitian vetiver. Presented in a glass votive, the candle has a weight of 190g. 

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CIRE TRUDON – Ernesto Scented Candle

Every candle tells a story and Cire Trudon’s Ernesto soya wax creation is named after the revolutionary politician Che Guevara. It evokes the warm spicy notes of mid-century Havana; using bergamot, rum, labdanum and patchouli, and is completed by a deep leather and tobacco base. The wax is framed in a handcrafted green glass vessel and decorated with a logo-embossed gold front plaque for some retro class. 

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OVEROSE – Anthurium Scented Candle

Overose is a French brand, known for its contemporary aesthetic. This Parisienne made glass vessel is in a matte dark peach hue. Its fresh and uplifting scent has notes of blackcurrant berries, rose petals and lychee water released on a base of caladium leaves. Perfect for a city apartment, it’s simple yet sophisticated in true continental style. 

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ESPA – Restorative Candle

Light this 100% natural soy wax candle when you need to restore. It’s hand-poured and infused with the unique Restorative Signature Blend incorporating aromatherapy oils for an increased sense of wellbeing. Relax with the aroma of rose geranium, sweet orange, lavender and palmarosa. This is a particularly elegant piece created with white glass and a metal lid (this doubles as a protective plate to stand the lit candle on).

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