The 8 Best Scented Candles For 2020

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

Candles are the perfect way to warm the atmosphere in your home. Whether you’re after a refreshing scent, an energising aroma, or something sensual to spice up the mood, we carry all the best-smelling candles. With top notes, heart notes, and base notes, candles deliver long-lasting fragrances that develop throughout the day to emphasise different scents. Choosing a candle depends on your personal taste, the room the candle is going in, and the kind of mood you want to evoke. Don’t worry: we’re here to help so you can decide on the best candles for your home.

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What Are The Different Types of Candles?

Endless fragrance combinations are available when it comes to choosing a candle. All candle fragrances create different atmospheres and aromas, which develop and change throughout the day. Candles also come in all different shapes and sizes and can be as decorative as they are functional. Choosing packaging to suit your interior is important if you want your candle to enhance the atmosphere.

Candles can be made of different types of wax, from natural soy wax and paraffin to beeswax and liquid wax. Paraffin wax candles are the most common, as they ensure strength, strong colour, and a potent fragrance. But soy wax candles are becoming increasingly popular, as they don’t contain pollutants or chemical nasties. To discover how to look after your candles, we recommend Candle Care Tips You Need to Know.

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

The Best Lemongrass Candle

Awaken The Senses With The Best Lemongrass Candle

Lemongrass is a scent known to energise and invigorate the senses. The Glasshouse We Met In Saigon Candle, infused with Lemongrass, Orange, Lime, Eucalyptus, Bergamot, and Sandalwood, is our No. 1 pick for the job. This vibrant candle offers a long-lasting, crisp scent that’s fresh and infectious without ever being overpowering. Glasshouse Saigon Candles are some of the best natural candles, as they use only the highest quality of non-toxic wax and natural cotton wicks.

  1. 1. The Best Lemongrass Candle

The Best Rose Candle

The Best Rose Candle to Illuminate Your Space

Rose is a classic scent that’s been popular in home fragrances and perfumery for centuries. However, Rose never seems to become outdated. The Lumira Glass Candle in Persian Rose offers a modern twist on this traditional fragrance. Encased in an eyecatching 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.

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The Best Citrus Candle

Summer Lives On With The Best Citrus Candles

Citrus is one of the most commonly found candle scents, as it’s lively and energising without being overwhelming. The Circa Home 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. Alternatively, try the Glasshouse Montego Bay Rhythm Candle, which expertly blends citrusy Lemon Oil and Lime Oil with Amber and Coconut to deliver a relaxing and inviting fragrance, perfect for summer days.

The Best Scented Candle for Selling Houses

The Unforgettable and Totally Luxe, Best Scented Candle for Selling Houses

They say first impressions mean everything, and this is definitely the case when you’re selling a property. The best candles for selling houses are in scents that play it safe. You don’t want anything too bold and punchy if you want to impress a wide variety of prospects! 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.

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The Best Men’s Candle

The Best Men's Candle To Indulge Your Senses

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

The Best Aromatic Candle

The Best Aromatic Candle Brings You Back to Simple Times in the Sunshine

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.

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With options like these, you’re sure to create the ultimate ambience in your home. Before burning these luxe candles, check out our guide to candle safety to ensure you get the best out of your home fragrance purchase. Then strike a match, light it up, and kick back with your favourite new sensorial treat.

Discover more fragrances in our guides:

For more of the best luxury scented candles, browse our entire selection of candles on Adore Beauty.

So, let's recap the 8 Best Scented Candles

  1. Glasshouse WE MET IN SAIGON Candle 380g

  2. Lumira Glass Candle – Persian Rose

  3. Circa Home Blood Orange Candle

  4. Glasshouse MONTEGO BAY RHYTHM Candle 380g

  5. Glasshouse A TAHAA AFFAIR Candle 380g

  6. Glasshouse Coney Island - Burnt Sugar & Fig

  7. Circa Home Vanilla Bean & Allspice Classic Candle

  8. Carrière Frères Tomato Candle

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