Candles hold a special place among all the popular household items in the world. They are simple and portable, but they are also useful (a lot more useful that many people give them credit for). Not only are they used to produce light (for illumination), they are also important tools in the field of aromatherapy.
Candles are often overlooked (after all, the electric light bulb is a more efficient source of light, and there are other tools used in aromatherapy e.g. diffusers etc). Therefore, many people assume that candles should be cheap. However, this is not always the case.
WHAT ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE CANDLES IN THE WORLD?
Candles come in all shapes, types and prices. Many of them can be purchased at prices below $20. However, some of them are a lot more expensive than that. Here are some of the most expensive candles in the world:
- Baobab Collection Athens Candle
Baobab Collection Athens Candle is a luxury brand of candle that carries the memories of Greece. Its Grecian qualities stem from designs from Ancient Greece, which prompted the actual creation of the candle (it was inspired by the city of Athens, to be precise).
Buying this candle means that you do not generally have to travel to Greece, whenever you want to partake of the Grecian culture; you could simply light Baobab Collection Athens Candle.
One of the reasons why this candle is so expensive (it costs $796), apart from the Grecian theme is that that is weighs over 352 ounces, which results in a significant duration of burn time.
- Dr. Vranjes Firenze Tourmaline Rosso Nobile Candle
Dr. Vranjes Firenze Tourmaline Rosso Nobile Candle is one of the most luxurious and expensive candles in the world at the moment. This candle’s price is set at $650 and it was specifically designed for romance. With its ruby red exterior and Italian origins, this candle is fantastic for setting the mood for intimacy and romance. Its scent also manages to check these boxes (i.e. intimacy and romance) by being combination of red wine and black tourmaline. Dr. Vranjes Firenze Tourmaline Rosso Nobile Candle is not just luxurious, it is also known for being unforgettable.
Part of what makes it so unforgettable is the fact that it contains multiple wicks, and it also happens to be a large candle. Its high quality Italian scents also contribute to its significant cost.
- LesRuches Gardenia Grande M2 Edition Mabre Candle
The LesRuches Gardenia Grande M2 Edition Mabre Candle is a luxury brand of Organic USDA-certified beeswax, of considerable cost ($888). This is because the candle contains natural – and therefore, expensive – essential oils, that makes it stand out from a lot of lower quality candles.
Another reason why this candle is so expensive is that it is made with natural cotton wicks (and not toxic materials that contain substances such as lead). The LesRuches Gardenia Grande M2 Edition Mabre Candle also weighs about 54 ounces; a remarkable size, which makes it much bigger than typical, usual candles.
This luxurious candle contains wonderful floral scents like lilac and gardenia, mixed with a little amber and some coconut fragrance. However, its cost is rather significant (due to its superior quality of fragrance and design).
- Balmain X Trudon Candle
The Balmain X Trudon Candle is a luxurious brand of candles that is born out of the collaborative effort of two fine brands; Trudon and Balmain. This fine candle has a burn time of over 60 hours, and it emits the scents of mint, cedarwood, tobacco, rose and gunpowder (well, its scent is a combination of all these other scents, which are a typically feminine – e.g. rose – or masculine – e.g. cedarwood – in their own individual rights. It (the Balmain X Trudon Candle) goes for $800, and this price is as a result of several factors which includes its remarkable burn time (this candle can burn for more than two days straight) and its unique scent.
- Owen Drew Limited Edition Royal Wedding Candle
The Owen Drew Limited Edition Royal Wedding Candle is one of the most expensive in the world. It costs $1,065, and its maker – Royal Weddings – is one of the most reputable luxury brands in the world.
Asides from being the brainchild of a highly reputable luxurious brand, The Owen Drew Limited Edition Royal Wedding Candle also happens to be a force on its own. This candle also won a competition that allowed them to be featured at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding celebration in 2018.
- Reflections Copenhagen Sofie Large Scented Candle
The Reflections Copenhagen Sofie Large Scented Candle is a brand of candles that comes with a wonderful two-tone crystal container, with a lid that is wine-colored. Its unique crystal container is specially designed to reflect the light. The candle emits a unique scent which is a combination of floral aromas (it has flowery notes), coconut, sandalwood, figs and citrus. This unique combination helps to create the aroma of a tropical haven, with its high quality, premium materials.
At $935, The Reflections Copenhagen Sofie Large Scented Candle is considerably costly. However, its hand-crafted crystal container is one of the reasons for its significant price. Another reason is its premium, high quality scent profile.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE CANDLE IN THE WORLD
When people talk about the most expensive candle in the world, a lot of factors go into its definition; size, quality of materials, burn time and the type of brand it comes from are some of the criteria that are typically considered in the pricing.
Lalique Epines Platinum Edition Scented Candle is a popular brand that comes up, whenever people talk about the most expensive candle in the world. It is also frequently referred to as “The Most Expensive Candle of All Time.”
This illustrious candle is a re-make of the original Rene Lalique item, from the 1920 Art Deco era, and its fragrance is a combination of; leather, pine, cherry, saffron, citrus and patchouli. The candle costs $2,500 (probably because only 488 of it were produced by Lalique, which makes it quite rare).