Now that home time is most of the time, having your space smell divine is a welcome bonus. After all, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the right aroma, whether it’s your favourite perfume or freshly cut grass. Up your home fragrances game with our round-up of the best scented candles, from fresh spring scents to cosy winter warmers.
Best Scented Candles 2020
Maison La Bougie Rose Des Vents Candle, harrods.com
With blends of fresh thyme with woody notes of tree moss and pine, this Maison La Bougie candle smells even better than it looks. The ceramic vase will also make a beautiful piece in your home long after the candle flickers out.
Roja Neroli de Tunise Candle, £295, harrods.com
Nobody does fragrance quite like Roja, and this Neroli de Tunise Candle really is exquisite. The flowers of the bitter orange tree are hand-picked to create the citrus-floral Neroli oil used in the candle, that will add an instant feel of luxury to your home.
Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Home Candle, £56, jomalone.co.uk
For a warming scent that will add a touch of luxury to any room, invest in Jo Malone London’s latest home fragrance addition. Scented with hand-harvested sap of the Namibian myrrh tree, there are also comforting almond and vanilla notes.
These limited edition Baobab candles smell as beautiful as they look. The Ocean Drive Candle has delicious notes of mandarin and cedar, inspired by the multi-hued vibrance and spirit of Miami’s Ocean Drive. Available online at baobabcollection.com
The sealable lids on these gorgeous Daylesford candles makes them perfect for travelling with. This relaxing lavender scent is a great addition to your pre-bedtime routine. Just be sure to blow it out before you drop off…
With notes of blackcurrant leaves, Bulgarian rose and a musk base, this sophisticated home fragrance is one that is instantly recognisable. You’ll want this one in your reception room so it becomes your home signature scent to greets guests with.
Keep things simple with a one-scent candle for a clean and crisp home fragrance. Made from renewable resources, the eco-friendly little candle comes in a lovely green glass holder.
Not only does this chic Bella Freud candle look glorious on any desk, mantel or dressing table, the fresh green scent containing notes of fig and tomato will brighten your spirits every time you smell it.
Handmade in Belgravia, Rachel Vosper’s chic candles (available in a range of sizes from one to five wicks) come in an array of beguiling scents, from Echinacea – a delicately-scented medicinal herb – to Rose & Magnolia. What’s more, the central London studio is open for orders and operating a no-contact refill service, available for non-traditional vessels as well as empty candle votives.
Thought scented candles were just for women? Think again. Legna London launched July 2016, and creates luxury scented candles with men in mind. They are ‘mandles’, if you will. Choose from Strength (foresty), Wisdom (earthy) or Unity (spicy) scents.
Seductive and soothing, this natural aromatherapy candle will instantly surround you with the intoxicating scent of organic Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose and Lavender. The blend is designed to help against nervous tension – and apparently also works as an aphrodisiac!
Infused with orange blossom, vanilla and zesty citrus this decadent scented candle evokes the exotic scents of the Ottoman Empire, which envelop a room and lift flagging spirits with thoughts of travel and romance in faraway places.