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 12 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

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

3. Rhinelander Flagship Candle

This scented candle from Ralph Lauren is decidedly masculine in fragrance and the nickel-plated brass design is to celebrate the men’s flagship store in New York. Once fully burnt, the vessel makes a charming keepsake trinket box.

BRAND: Ralph Lauren
SCENT: Notes of Valencia orange, clove, cinnamon bark and red amber
BURN TIME: 85 hours
PRICE: £75

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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
BURN TIME: –
PRICE: £175

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

7. 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 – an ode to the techniques used by its founder, Claire Trudon. 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

8. 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

9. 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. A collaboration between Cire Trudon and fashion powerhouse Giambattista Valli, the fragrance is of fresh white flowers that remind the designer 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

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

10. 888 Flagship Candle

A special edition piece, the notes in this Ralph Lauren nickel-plated vessel may sound delicate, but together they create a strong scented candle that you’ll want to use in sitting rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.

BRAND: Ralph Lauren
SCENT: Notes of creamy tuberose, magnolia and cashmere musk
BURN TIME: 40 hours
PRICE: £75

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

11. 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
BURN TIME: –
PRICE: £135

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

12. Ernesto Classic Candle

This fragrance’s tobacco-noted story follows that of Ernesto “Che” Guevara – the Cuban revolutionary who counted cigars as his only vice. It’s a lingering, smoky scent but with such a premium grade wax that it, ironically, never leaves any smoke marks.

BRAND: Cire Trudon
SCENT: Notes of tobacco, leather, amber, moss, citrus, rum, oak and patchouli
BURN TIME: 60 hours
PRICE: £70