The ultimate way to enhance your home, candles can transform your space through scent and their inimitable glow. This selection of five candles are all under £100, making them the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. From the fresh to the dramatic, each of these scents offer a unique sensibility encased in an enviable design. Sit atop your coffee table, use to style shelves or simply allow them to enhance your desk space for a tranquil atmosphere that engages all of your senses.
Black Iris Candle by Michael Aram, £100
A decor piece in its own right, this black iris candle designed by Michael Aram is an eye-catching blend of silver and gold. Adorned with an iris, a symbol of wisdom, courage and admiration, Aram’s products have a uniquely feminine sensibility. Boasting a carefully crafted scent of iris petal and fig that has universal appeal, this fail-safe fragrance is an excellent choice for a gift.
White Pearls Candle by BAOBAB Collection, £79
The white pearls candle fills your home with delightful aromas of white musk and a touch of jasmine. Encased in a dappled glass container punctuated with tones of milky-white and the palest of pinks evocative of the sea treasure it is named after. Tied with a ribbon, the BAOBAB Collection candles are a treat from start to finish. Once you finish the candle, don’t forget to keep the pot as a dish worthy of a spot on your table.
1995 Amber Alumnus Candle by Greg Natale, £48
An enviable coffee table accent, Greg Natale’s designs consistently feature a creative flair and a nod to the geometric. This range of candles is reminiscent of architectural columns, with its strong vertical lines and striking graphic typeface, this is an exquisite piece for adorning both sophisticated and monochromatic spaces. The scent infuses the room with notes of lavender, spice and bergamot that sit on top of musk, tonka bean and patchouli to induce a sense of serenity.
Blue Amalfi Coast Candle by Ralph Lauren, £65
Associated with aspirational living, Ralph Lauren is known for its classic american style envied the world over. This candle, with its blue Amalfic coast scent transforms your home with its sumptuous notes of fig leaf, cassis, blonde woods, and galbanum. Housed in a beautifully deep blue glass with a gold lid and signature golden polo emblem, this candle is a wonderful choice of gift for anyone on your list.
Rose Noire Candle by L’Objet, £95
Artisan crafted using ancient European methods to ensure sublime scents, the candle boasts lighter, sweet notes of pimento berry, white pepper, rose and tea. Encased in a refined white porcelain pot and boasting black wax, this striking combination is a decor piece in its own right. This L’Objet scent is also available in a heavenly combination of bath salts and diffusers.