Take Some Time Out With Our 8 Most Delicious Scented Candles in 2021

From the most luxe to the more affordable, discover the best scented candles in Australia and NZ

As far as we’re concerned, candles are all about evoking a mood.

So, whether you’re after a refreshing scent, an energising aroma, or something sensual to spice things up, we’ve got some of the best-smelling options for you.

This guide is here to help you navigate exactly what mood you want to create in your home, with everything from unisex aromas, valentine’s day candles and luxury scents to choose from. 

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Tell me about all the different types of candles

There are several different factors that can help you differentiate between different types of candles, some are simple and some are more complex. Here are a few compelling factors:

  • Price range

  • Shape and size

  • Decorative vs functional

  • Different types of wax: natural soy, beeswax, paraffin, etc.

  • Burn time 

  • The thousands of different combinations of base, heart and head notes

As well as candles, we also offer scent diffusers and room mists to perfume your homes. Keep reading to discover the best scented candles in NZ and Australia.


Lemongrass is a scent known to energise and invigorate the senses. The Glasshouse WE MET IN SAIGON Candle is infused with Lemongrass, Orange, Lime, Eucalyptus, Bergamot, and Sandalwood. This vibrant candle offers a long-lasting, crisp scent that’s fresh and infectious without ever being overpowering. Glasshouse create some of the best natural candles, as they use only the highest quality of non-toxic wax and natural cotton wicks.

Rose is a classic scent that’s been popular in home fragrances and perfumery for centuries without becoming outdated. The Lumira Glass Candle in Persian Rose offers a modern twist on this traditional fragrance. Encased in an eye-catching ebony jar, this luxurious glass candle combines Persian Rose, Bergamot Zest, and Dark Amber for the ultimate relaxation experience. The creamy soy wax formula ensures a long-lasting scent without any pollutants.

Citrus is one of the most commonly found candle scents, as it’s lively and energising without being overwhelming. The Circa Blood Orange Candle celebrates the gorgeous aroma of Blood Orange and combines it with Lemon, Grapefruit, Sweet Apple, Jasmine, and Musk for a punchy and zesty scent.

The Glasshouse A Tahaa Affair Candle is the perfect candle for home sales. Its warm and inviting scent isn’t overpowering or too personal. Tahaa offers a subtle scent that spreads evenly around the room for a long-lasting atmospheric aroma. Made up of Pineapple, Coconut, Caramel, and Vanilla, it’s a must-have for showing a house that’s on the market.

One of the best romantic Valentine candle ideas is the Cire Trudon Josephine Candle. This scent wins hearts and is a truly lovely decorative candle to gift. It’s a seriously sext scent with notes of Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Bergamot, White Musk and Sandalwood. This will create a unique mood perfect for Valtentine’s Day or just getting cosy.

Many candles are unisex, and candle scents appeal to different personal tastes rather than genders. But for men, we particularly recommend the Circa Vanilla Bean & Allspice Classic Candle. This warming cocktail of Sandalwood, Bergamot, Patchouli, Allspice, and Vanilla Bean creates a cosy, musky fragrance that’s adored by men.

Candles can transport you to another time, country, or mood. The Carrière Frères Tomato Candle whisks you away to the gorgeous tomato vines of France, where there’s enviable sunshine, gorgeous greenery, and delicious fruits. Harnessing the depths of just a single note, Carrière Frères scented candles are crafted with precision and expertise, originating from one of the oldest and most reputable candle companies in the world: Cire Trudon.


With options like these, you’re sure to create the ultimate ambiance in your home. Strike a match, light it up, and kick back with your favourite new sensorial treat.




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