Want to enliven your space? Now is the best time for bringing extra zen to your space in these days of Covid lockdown. And scented candles are the easiest and cleanest way to do that. From luxury brands to affordable ones, the best-smelling candles will give you an easy swap from your work from home vibes to a refreshing, calming atmosphere that helps you to unwind and relax with a few good whiffs.
Also, they will always make your living room, kitchen, and even bathroom or laundry rooms smell wonderful. Scented candles with fresh floral fragrances like Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, or warm, woodsy fragrances as Musk and Sandalwood help improve mental wellbeing and sleep disturbances, while tropical fruity scented candles are known to uplift your mood.
Not sure about the best-smelling candle to pick? Here I’ve done the hard work for you, rounding up the best smelling candles to buy in 2021 that suit your everyday mood. From classic cult fragrances as Diptyques’s Baies to high-quality gems as Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Lavender Candles, these scented candles offer the best smells in natural wax blends. So, you don’t have to stress about the harmful toxins produced and released in the air by the conventional paraffin candles.
So. what’re you waiting for? Read on to select from over fifteen best-smelling candles in 2021 to cosify your space or gift to your loved ones.
Diptyque Baies Candle
Top on the list for best-smelling candles is Diptyque’s signature Baies candle, also dubbed as Berries. Diptyque’s candles are a bit pricier, but legions of fans swear that investing in this candle is extremely worth it.
This rose-and-berry blend has been among the best-sellers for the brand, also for its elegant-looking jar. With its naturally refreshing notes of fresh Bulgarian roses and black currant leaves, the dainty and luxurious fragrance will enliven your space. A cult classic!
Once it has burned itself out completely, the clear glass jars can be reused. Diptyque recommendations for amazing throw include burning for straight two hours to let the top melt evenly and trimming the wick to 0.25 inches before lighting it.
Pink Sands Yankee Candle
Another classic fragrance on our list for the best-smelling candles is the Pink Sands from the popular brand Yankee Candle. The iconic brand is dominant for it has much every good scent known to mankind. The candle offers a unique mix of tangy citrus, sweet floral and spicy vanilla. Made with quality paraffin-grade wax and natural fiber candle wicks, this exotic blend is one of their all-time best seller and best-smelling candles.
Otherland Rattan Candle:
With so many options available for luxury candles, you may want to savor them all. Next candle on our list of best-smelling candles is Otherland’s Rattan candle. This sandalwood, amber, and the warm musk-scented candle was designed to be enjoyed year-round. Its soy wax candle smells equally great on summer days and cool fall nights. The notes of Rattan aren’t overpowering; rather give a balanced warmth and beachy vibes thanks to its perfect blend.
Brooklinen AM to PM Candle Set
Known for its buttery-soft and comfortable sheets, the next candle on our list for best smelling candles is Brooklinen AM to PM. This gorgeous candle comes with the option to buy one regular size or a four-piece mini candle set.
Each of the four candles in the Brooklinen set is named after a time of day or season; ocean-inspired “Wake,” to start out your day with; “Magic Hour” takes you to evening flower garden; the warm scent of “Dusk” is reminiscent of a crackling cabin fire; and lastly, “Nightcap” highlights bourbon and orange. The scents make for an ideal fragrance, as the essence of ocean breezes and fresh florals notes are sure to help you unwind and relax after a tiring day.
Outdoor Fellow No. 7 Rosa Moschata
Next on our list is Outdoor Fellow’s No. 7, musk-rose-inspired scent, Rosa Moschata. Its sweet-spicy scent is a unique mix of floral notes and warm base notes of patchouli and amber. This powerful floral blend will transform your space with a soothing smell in no time.
Le Labo Santal 26 Candle
Next on our list is the crowd favorite, Le Labo Santal 26 (the number indicates how many scent notes are in each candle). This soy wax candle is high on the list with its spicy, smokey blends of amber, vanilla, cocoa, cedar, spices, musk, and sandalwood, a fragrance that lingers long after the candle is blown out. The candle burns clean and gives off an amazing scent throw.
Paddywax Mandarin Mango Candle
Ever bought a container candle only to throw it away at the end? With paddywax candles, not only you’d enjoy a sweet and juicy Mandarin Mango scent, but also you can repurpose your favorite candle jars. Paddywax Candles come in Mason jars in an assortment of styles that are purposely designed to be reused for storage or crafts.
The fragrance is a mix of fruity notes, like mandarin, mango, grapefruit, berry, and peach nectar, making it a tropical smell that’s anything but overwhelming.
P.F. Candle Co. Sandalwood Rose Soy Candle
The California-based brand P.F.Candle Co. started out as an Etsy brand and later spread across the country. The candle company designs and produces a wide range of long-lasting scented-soy wax candles that are easy on nerves and pockets. If you’re a candle snob, P.F. Candle is the brand for you.
The brand’s most popular scents include amber and moss, teakwood and tobacco, and sandalwood rose. The alluring floral and woodsy notes of sandalwood rose-scented candle evokes the feeling of being up in the north, even if you’re just lighting it in your favorite space or office. Also, it comes in the apothecary-inspired lidded amber glass containers that work well with any corner at home.
Harlem 22K Gold Nightclub Map of Harlem
22K Gold Nightclub Map of Harlem from Harlem Candle Co. is worth calling out for its intoxicating notes of ozone, cassis, mandarin, apple, and pear blended with lily, jasmine, and final dark notes of musk and sandalwood. This gorgeous scented gold-detailed votive candle is meant to imbue your space with elegance. Once it’s burned completely, you’re left with your very own cocktail glass.
Byredo Burning Rose Candle
If you’re looking to try something chic and fancy, Byredo’s burning rose candle is worth the splurge. It is as popular among candle enthusiasts as the Byredo’s Bibliothéque.
With its delicious notes of birch tree and fresh rose petals, this candle is perfect for lighting in cold months when you just want to curl up in the cozy corner of your home. Another plus is the candle lasts for about 60hours!
Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Candle
Well known for its unique and relaxing scents, Jo Malone London offers the Peony and Blush Suede candle. The candle has become a favorite for Jo Malone enthusiasts with its fresh, classic blend of red apple, peony, and suede. The soothing aroma of the candle will bring the uplifting/crisp feeling of spring cheer into your space for about 45 hours and makes for a perfect gift.
Cavo After A Good Cry Candle
Made with 100 percent soy wax, the scented candle delivers the perfect rainy vibes. The electric-scent notes of this beautiful candle include bourbon, lavender, vanilla bean, and rainwater. To set the mood or lift the spirits, you can also listen to the playlist inspired by the candle.
Capri Blue Anthropologie or Blue Volcano Candle
Our list for best-smelling candles would be incomplete without mentioning the iconic Anthropologie scent from Capri Blue. The soy-paraffin blend infused with the aroma of tropical fruits, sugary citrus, lime, and lemon would give you the perfect beachy vibes. It is one of the brand’s top-selling candles for its gorgeous, long-lasting scent (125 hours) and adorable candle holder, which acts as the sophisticated decor piece. You can light this gorgeous candle to set the mood in nearly any room.
Feeling nostalgic away from home? Lit a Homesick candle available in scents for the fifty states to bring back the memories of your hometown (and home) right into your space even if you live thousands of miles away. With just a good whiff of any Homesick candle (with a scent profile unique to your State or memory) and you’re back in your favorite childhood home or town. The soy-wax candle would keep you there for up to 80 hours and make the ideal gift for a friend living far away from his/her home.
Nest Fragrances Grapefruit Scented Votive Candle
The beautifully packaged, small votive candles come in a wide range of fragrances, and they last a long time, up to 100 hours. Nest’s grapefruit fragrance stands out among the rest. This candle is sure to freshen up your home with the exhilarating scent of pink pomelo grapefruit combined with botanical notes from the flowering branches.
Bath & Body Works Autumn 3-Wick Candle
Bath and Body works are royalty when it comes to scented candles. Treat yourself to this blend of apple, figs, and eucalyptus to get that fruity and slightly woodsy autumn scent going in your space. The soy-and-paraffin wax isn’t overwhelming and strikes the perfect perfumed balance.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Candle
Need an affordable scented candle for your home well under $10? Mrs. Meyer’s candles are here for you! With their clean-smelling and budget-friendly candles, made with renewable ingredients, just like their cleaning products, these candles are perfect for your kitchen shelf or sink. One whiff of its clean and calming Lavender scent, and you’ll be hooked. The candles burn for up to 25 hours.