November 3, 2020

Redecorating your home can cost an exorbitant amount of time and money, but one quick way to immediately transform a space is to enhance the atmosphere. Having the right candles can not only provide a soothing and luxurious scent, but also accentuate your decor by providing visual appeal. If you’re looking for the best scented candles for every mood, here are five to buy today.

Homesick Road Trip Candle

Homesick candles are basically memories packaged in the form of natural soy wax and fragrance oils. They work great as personalised gifts for sentimental friends, who love to reminisce about people, places and special moments. Our top pick is Road Trip that will transport you back to your summer drives, the thrill of the open road and the cool breeze against your skin. Accompanied by earthy and clean notes, this is the perfect remedy to quell your wanderlust.

Byredo Bibliothèque Candle

The Bibliothèque candle has the effect of transporting you to another world much like books do. Imagine the divine blend of peach, plum, vanilla and patchouli recreating a delicious and musky smell of crisp pages that waft across wood-panelled libraries. It can last up to sixty hours and will hit all the right notes for every bibliophile.

Candle by the Hour 80-Hour Vertical Candle

Beeswax candles are known for their natural and sweet smell from honey, but Candle by the Hour takes it up a notch with its intriguing design. Inspired by “courting candles” in the 16th century, this adjustable candle comes with a sleek wick holder and a clasp that automatically extinguishes a flame upon contact. In addition, this ingenious solution doubles as a timekeeper.

Acqua di Parma Caffè In Piazza

True to its name, this candle pays homage to the Italian culture of going to a “bar” for coffee like it’s de rigueur. Caffeine addicts will be clamouring to get a whiff of the intense coffee aroma with hazelnut cremino undertones. Complemented by warm vanilla notes that smell of freshly baked pastries, this evocative candle is nothing short of quality craftsmanship.

Fornasetti Bacio Candle

If you’re looking for a candle that exudes opulence and sophistication, Fornasetti is leading the way. With a rich history that dates back to the 1950s, art aficionados recognise this brand for their eclectic designs with many containing the ubiquitous face of Lina Cavalieri. One, in particular, is the Bacio candle—adorned with a charismatic lip motif and has the signature Otto scent created by Chanel’s house perfumer Oliver Polge. Expect a warm and spicy aroma featuring lavender, thyme, incense and cedarwood notes.

Image credits: Byredo, Etsy, Acqua di Parma, Fornasetti