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9 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances to Buy For Your Home

Discover the best scented candles that money can buy

The best scented candles for your home are a combination of perennial fragrances that act as steady, background notes, along with your favourite seasonal scented candles that you can update according to the time of year. While it’s tempting to choose whichever ones you find to be the best smelling candles ever – whether that’s two or ten different fragrant candles – try to be strict with yourself and stick to only a few, complementary scents that will all work in harmony. These are the secrets behind building the best home fragrance that will carry from room to room.

Wondering which to pick? Here are 9 of the best candles from our scented candle collection that actually work.

LuxDeco Signature Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco

1. LuxDeco Signature Candle

If you know somebody who favours a woody fragrance, this scented candle in a simple off-white jar makes the perfect gift, being on the more affordable side of decadence. Or, see it as one of your everyday use candles to love and burn regularly.

BRAND: LuxDeco

SCENT: Notes of sandalwood and amber

BURN TIME: 8-9 hours

PRICE: £35

Tadine Limited Collection Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

2. Tadine Limited Collection Candle

Cire Trudon is one of the best candle brands whose fragrances and presentation are highly coveted. This Tuscan, hand-blown glass vessel is coloured in a limited edition shade of sapphire blue and is a beautiful contrast to the white wax that’s hand-dripped in Normandy.

BRAND: Cire Trudon

SCENT: Notes of sandalwood, cardamom and a guaiac wood base

BURN TIME: 55-60 hours

PRICE: £78

Elephant Noir Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

3. Elephant Noir Candle

This luxury winter candle is crafted from Limoges porcelain with champagne-scented wax and a vessel topped with a 24-carat gold elephant. Its scent resonates all year long, as does its ability to act as a decorative ornament, making it a divine gift to give somebody at Christmas time.

BRAND: L’Objet

SCENT: Notes of pink champagne

BURN TIME: 30 hours

PRICE: £72

Black Pearls Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

4. Black Pearls Candle

The scents and the beauty of Baobab’s candles make it close to impossible to feature just one of its creations. The luxury Black Pearls’ dappled vessel is as distinctive and memorable as the heady scented perfume that infuses its wax.

BRAND: Baobab

SCENT: Notes of black rose with hints of ginger

BURN TIME: 60 hours

PRICE: £52

Lito Gold Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

5. Lito Gold Candle

A true work of art. This enchanting candle design by L’Objet puts fragrance and vessel on the same level of appeal and seduction. Made by hand, the porcelain has 24-carat gold plating that provides a rich contrast again the inky blue resin. Fragrance-wise, it carries vetiver’s full-bodied and classic blend of smoke, earth and wood.

BRAND: L’Objet

SCENT: Notes of green vetiver

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PRICE: £175

Abd El Kader Great Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

6. Abd El Kader Great Candle

Cire Trudon is one of the most coveted candle brands, but deservedly so when each of its creations are hand-crafted in Normandy and hallmarked with its signature Tuscan-made gold plaque. Not only that, this large scented candle’s fragrance is arresting, intriguing and complex, as is the story behind it.

BRAND: Cire Trudon

SCENT: Notes of fresh mint, peppered ginger and perfumed tea and tobacco

BURN TIME: 300 hours

PRICE: £425

Joshua Tree Single Wick Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

7. Joshua Tree Single Wick Candle

Ralph Lauren’s understatedly glamorous candles are amongst the best room fragrance sources that burn evenly thanks to its use of soy wax. This single-wick design is small enough to provide a glimmer of gold luxe in empty pockets of your room, such as on bookcases. Or, use it in a group of three candles in different sizes as a sophisticated arrangement.

BRAND: Ralph Lauren

SCENT: Notes of tobacco flower, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla

BURN TIME: 60 hours

PRICE: £60

Giambattista Valli Positano Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

8. Giambattista Valli Positano Candle

This is one of the best scented candles if you favour lighter, floral scents. It’s a candle that works well in the bedroom because of the romantic element to its fragrance profile. The fragrance is of fresh white flowers that remind the designer (Giambattista Valli) of his love of the idyllic Italian village of Positano.

BRAND: Cire Trudon

SCENT: Notes of gardenia, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose and lily with a bergamot lift

BURN TIME: 55-60 hours

PRICE: £78

Lito Navy Candle - 12 Best Scented Candles & Fragrances For Your Home - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

9. Lito Navy Candle

Another delectable design by one of the best candle brands out there, L’Objet’s Lito candle aesthetic and fragrance are so popular, that this enchanting inky blue rendition makes our shortlist as easily as its golden sibling.

BRAND: L’Objet

SCENT: Notes of green vetiver

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PRICE: £135