If you’re anything like us, Amazon is your go-to shopping destination for a litany of items, from basic necessities to random gadgets and gizmos. The next thing you should add to your cart? A chic candle. Yep, there’s a plethora of beautiful, amazing-smelling candles to be found on the site (and many that come with that oh-so-coveted two-day shipping, we might add).
Whether to keep on hand as a failproof gift for any occasion—because everyone loves a good candle—or to add to your own personal stash, we strongly suggest Amazon for all your candle-shopping needs. Since you can’t actually smell them (the pitfalls of online shopping), we did the hard work for you, rounding up the best of the best.
Here, our picks for the best candles you can buy on Amazon.
APOTHEKE Luxury Scented Jar Candle, Amber Woods
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APOTHEKE is known for its luxury candles and their Amber Woods scent certainly doesn’t disappoint. The scent pairs warm amber wood, sweet lily, and night-blooming jasmine with peppercorn, woody vetiver, and patchouli for a warm, inviting scent that’ll transform your home.
The handmade, soy wax candle burns for an average of 60-70 hours so it’ll certainly last for a while in your collection. Whether or not the candle is lit, however, the minimal, white vessel will make a chic addition to any nightstand, accent table, or countertop.
Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Candle
Candles already create a warm, calming ambiance but with this scent by Boy Smells, you can take it one step further. The scent blends smoking Japanese cypress, jasmine petals, and fresh moss, for a warm blend with additional notes that have been proven to induce relaxation.
The candle comes in Boy Smells’ signature glossy black vessel that’ll look chic in your home no matter where you place it. Once it’s done, you can even repurpose it to hold makeup brushes, Q-tips, and other small beauty products.
P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco Candle
This P.F. Candle Co. scent pairs teakwood and tobacco for a more rugged, warm fragrance. The 100 percent soy, hand-poured candle features cotton-core wicks and comes in a 7.2-ounce amber-colored jar that’s reusable once the candle burns through. Like all P.F. Candle Co. fragrances, the candle is paraben-free, phthalate-free, and not tested on animals.
What Editors Say
“I’ve always been a fan of scents that err a bit more on the masculine side, so it’s no surprise that I love P.F. Candle Co’s Teakwood & Tobacco candle. The scent is warm and earthy but not overbearing, and the 40 hour burntime is truly impressive. It’s a crowdpleaser too! I’ve given this candle as a gift several times and the recipient has always loved it.”
Cire Trudon Ernesto Candle
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If you prefer candles that are as decorative as they are fragrant, you’ll appreciate Cire Trudon’s Ernesto Candle. The fragrance was inspired by Havana and includes notes of tobacco and leather—amongst others—for an earthy blend.
Though the 9.5-ounce candle is certainly a splurge, the vessel is made of handblown glass and has a burn time of 55-60 hours, so you’ll have it for quite a bit. Plus, it’s made in the oldest wax-producing factory in the world, so you’re getting a little piece of history along with your purchase.
DW Home Large Double Wick Candle, Fresh Cut Gardenia
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For a fresh, floral scent, look no further than this candle by DW Home. The fragrance pairs gardenia petals with jasmine flowers for a fresh, floral scent that’ll make your home feel like a gorgeous flower garden. The 16-ounce candle is made from a palm wax blend and comes in a simple, glass white container that’ll work with any décor style.
Diptyque Baies Candle
There’s nothing quite like a bouquet of roses but if you can’t make your way to a flower shop, Diptyque’s Baies Candle is the next best thing. The luxury candle has the scent of a bouquet of Bulgarian roses paired with black currant leaves that creates a fresh and fruity smell you won’t be able to get enough of.
The candle comes in the brand’s iconic glass container and is available in multiple sizes, so you can start small and work your way up to the larger options.
Paddywax Impressions Collection Scented Candle, Peace
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If you prefer a fresh-scented candle, you’ll appreciate this scent by Paddywax. The Peace candle blends notes of eucalyptus leaves, crushed lavender, blushed peony, and tonka bean that’ll spread a refreshing scent throughout the home.
The candle comes in a mint green ceramic container crafted with a peace sign design—once the candle is through, it can hold makeup brushes on your vanity or sit pretty on your windowsill as a planter.
Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange Large Embossed Glass Jar Candle
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For a candle that smells as nice as it looks, don’t miss this find from Voluspa. The candle blends notes of goji berry, ripe mango, and tarocco orange for a fresh, sweet, citrus smell you’ll want burning in your home at all times—which is made easy thanks to a 100-hour burn time.
The candle even comes in a gorgeous glass red jar with a decorative lid that’ll stun anywhere in your home. Once the candle burns through, you’ll be able to repurpose it for jewelry, flowers, and or other odds and ends you may have.
Capri Blue Volcano
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This brand is known for both the intoxicating scent combos and stunning vessels of their candles, and indeed this one is no exception. You’ll notice the gorgeous cobalt blue glass jar first— it’s the kind of blue that’s reminiscent of the Aegean Sea and Greek islands.
Fans of sweet scents will especially appreciate the fragrance, with notes of tropical fruits and sugared citrus. Over time, you’ll appreciate not only how good the candle smells, but how long the scent it gives off lasts, even once it’s been blown out.
NEST Fragrances Nest Classic Candle Moroccan Amber
Light this candle the next time you have people over and we guarantee someone will ask, “What smells so good?” Minimalists will appreciate the streamlined and sleek clear and white glass vessel, which works with any décor and in any room.
The brand has no shortage of distinct scents to choose from, but if you’re going to pick just one, this rich and deep fragrance is choice. Hints of amber and patchouli are balanced out by an unexpected touch of refreshing eucalyptus.
Also noteworthy: A cosmetic-grade wax that optimizes how each candle burns and the fragrance diffuses, and the variety of sizes available. You can’t go wrong with the classic (it boasts a 50- to 60- hour burn time), but if you really want to splurge, go with the luxury option which will last you up to 120 hours.
Urban Concepts by Decocandles Tranquility Lemongrass & Wild Basil Soy Candle
Tranquility indeed! The fresh and clean scent pairing of slightly citrusy lemongrass and herbaceous basil is utterly spa-like, perfect for transforming your bathroom into an oasis of relaxation. (It’s no surprise that this is the signature scent for a high-end resort in Turks and Cacos.) The candle’s scent quickly disperses into the air when lit, so you won’t need to keep the candle burning for longer than necessary. These candles are hand-poured in the USA.
Mia’s Co No 9 Ocean Rose Soy Wax Candle
When a trip to the beach just isn’t in the cards, lighting this candle is the next best thing. Handcrafted in California, it perfectly channels a coastal feel and scent, using ingredients sourced from around the world. Citrusy mandarin is paired with floral rose and lily, balanced out with base notes of amber, powder, and honey. The end result will transport you to the shore; all that’s missing is the sand between your toes. Plus, the candle is also made with eco-friendly materials, specifically soy wax and a cotton wick.
CLCo. by Candle-Lite Company Blood Orange Cedarwood Single-Wick Jar
This Ohio-based brand proudly wears the distinction of America’s oldest candle company, in business for 180 years. In other words, they clearly know how to make a great candle. This particular crowd favorite combines blood orange, cedarwood, almond, and vanilla—an unexpected mash-up, but one that works beautifully together to create an inviting and sophisticated scent perfect for any living space.
Housed in a clear glass jar with clean white wax, this candle burns for up to 90 hours (making this an especially great value for the price). Also nice: A hammered brass lid turns this into more of a décor piece when you’re not burning it, and pulls double duty as a candle coaster when you do light it.
Craft & Kin Violet Velvet Soy Candle
We can’t decide what we like most about this candle. Is it the stunning packaging, with thick amber glass accentuated with black labeling and gilded font? Is it the fact that the soy wax and cotton wick are entirely non-toxic and clean burning? Or is it the scent, derived from organic essential oils, that combines hints of sweet berries and lemon with rich sandalwood and musk?
Happily, there’s no need to choose because this stunner offers all of the above. You’ll especially appreciate the beautiful packaging that makes it ready for gifting, no added wrapping required.
Chesapeake Bay Balance + Harmony (Water Lily Pear)
Fresh and floral, we think this would make the perfect addition to light during any yoga or meditation practice—or just in your kitchen when you’re having a particularly stressful day. As the name suggests, the brand draws inspo from the Maryland shoreline, often using fragrance inspired by local plants and fruits (in this particular case, citrusy bergamot).
In addition to the scent, this pick earns points for how well the scent diffuses, as well as the packaging, distinguished by subtle, turquoise-frosted gloss and wooden lid that adds an organic touch. The wallet-friendly price tag is just the icing on the cake.
Benevolence LA Eucalyptus & Chamomile Aromatherapy Candle
The aroma of this candle was specially made to be therapeutic, blending essential oils together to strike the perfect combination. More specifically, calming and soothing chamomile is paired with refreshing and invigorating eucalyptus. It’s a duo that may seem oxymoronic, but rather than canceling each other out, these two elements blend together for the ultimate blend that somehow manages to both help you chill and energize you all at once.
Also noteworthy is the brand’s philanthropic contributions. For each candle purchase, they make a donation to a specific charity; in this case, it’s to an organization that helps end human sex trafficking.
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