The only thing better than lighting up a brand new candle? Lighting up a luxury candle that looks just as swoon-worthy as it smells. Yes, we know—you probably don’t need *another* candle. But there’s something so joyful about filling your space with a splurge-worthy scent—especially after a long day of work. And if you find more joy in gift-giving? The holidays are right around the corner, and a delightfully scented decor staple is a great way to show your love and appreciation. See below for 30 fancy candles to buy right now (because we all need to treat ourselves from time to time).
30 Fancy Candles to Buy Right Now (Because, Hey, You Deserve it)
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THE 5 BEST FANCY CANDLES, AT A GLANCE
- Best Overall: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle
- Editor’s Pick: Le Labo Palo Santo 14 Candle
- Best Designer: Tom Ford Fabulous Candle
- Best Woodsy: Maison Margiela 'Replica' By the Fireplace Candle
- Most Unique: Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Candle
You’ve probably seen this candle trending on TikTok and thought, *why* is everyone so obsessed with this? The short answer: Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s candle captures the scent of Baccarat Rouge (aka the brand’s best-selling perfume) with a mix of jasmine, saffron, cedar wood and gray amber that’s refined and relaxing (without sacrificing sophistication). Plus, aside from its floral, amber and woody whispers, it comes in an elegant matte vessel that’ll make a great addition to your Christmas decor.
Le Labo's cult-favorite candle exudes the woodsy scent of Palo Santo—which is believed to promote positive energy and good fortune—along with warming cedar and labdanum notes. Not to mention that the brand’s sleek glass vessel and signature label make this the perfect minimalist meets rustic accent.
This signature scent juxtaposes sharp and woodsy sandalwood with the soft warmth of vanilla for a relaxing aura that’ll transport you to your happy place. Light this baby up when you’re soaking in your tub with a glass of wine and smooth jazz playing in the background.
Best Limited Edition
Here, a limited-edition set from Dipytique that contains 12, 35-gram candles of the Maison’s most iconic winter scents. We’re talking everything from the best-selling Baies and Figuier candles to more festive, seasonal iterations like Cannelle and Noisetier scents. Not to mention that the box features a deep green, winter sky motif with shimmers of gold and silver (making it the ultimate luxury gift for the candle lover in your life).
Best Votive Set
Yet another swoon-worthy set, this trio of bestselling votive candles contains a bouquet of Maison Louis Marie’s most memorable floral scents: cassis, sandalwood and grapefruit. And while it’s admittedly hard to pick a favorite, we’re partial to the Antidris Cassis candle—which features a white rose base enhanced by warm notes of bergamot, black currant, oakmoss, tonka and clean musk.
Perhaps you already know that people are *obsessed* with Anthropologie’s signature candle. Its fresh, tropical and fruity scent is derived from the notes of sugared oranges, lemons and limes and redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens. But you’re probably thinking, what makes it worth the hype? PureWow Executive Editor Candace Davison says, “It smells sweeter and softer than the typical bright, tart scent people often associate with lemons, limes and oranges, likely due to the additional tropical notes.”
The name says it all. The vibrant scents of this Tom Ford candle make an instant statement. While sage and lavender act as aromatic foreplay, addictive tonka bean and warm leather anchor the scent as amber undertones reverberate with a warm glow. And yes, FWIW, the title is totally on point.
Best Set for Gifting
We can almost feel the warmth and relaxation wash over us with notes of vanilla, hinoki cypress, sandalwood and amber. This set from Brooklyn Candle Studio is hand-poured in minimalist 7.5-ounce glass jars and includes Kyoto, Italia, and Santorini candles for a dreamy fragrance palette that'll remind you of a luxurious European getaway.
How gorgeous is this new introduction from Soho Home? Yes, it’s a candle—the wax is hand-poured into a geometric vessel that’s handcrafted in India from brown Bidasar marble. Yet aside from its unique design, its scent was inspired by the Soho Roc House in Mykonos and combines bright notes of hyacinth, mimosa and jasmine with a warm, inviting base of tonka bean.
As if this one’s minimalist glass jar wasn’t enough, its sophisticated, timeless scent creates a ‘hotel lobby in the 20s’ atmosphere whenever it’s lit. While the base of leather, benzoin, amber and vetiver is warm and relaxing, its top notes of violet, heliotrope, rose, orris and saffron give it a light and understated finish. Perfect for anyone who loves taking trips down memory lane.
Need something for cozy Sundays by the fire? This luxe designer candle is the closest thing you’re going to get to the feeling of crackling flames and woodsmoke filling the air. Warm, spicy scents of clove oil, chestnut and vanilla combine to reproduce the feeling of a snowy winter day.
Inspired by quintessential moments in the Jo Malone London townhouse, this red berry and bramble bush-scented candle was derived from a sunny pathway filled with thorny shrubs and arching branches. And don’t even get us started on its ultra-sophisticated bisque ceramic vessel.
Enveloping, feminine and airy, this Maison Francis Kurkdjian candle was inspired by Centifolia roses from Grasse and Damascena roses from Bulgaria. Its floral and musky scent is derived from a soft rose base, while its top notes include bergamot, Californian orange, violet, magnolia, blossom, cedarwood and musk.
From the starched collar of a white button-down shirt to the faint crease of a linen pillowcase, this best-selling BYREDO candle was designed to evoke childhood memories of freshly-ironed laundry. Hints of blue chamomile complement linen and white cedarwood, while the mild headiness of sweet musk creates a clean yet cozy palette.
Described as “Lively. Zesty. Unmistakable,” this original scent by Molton Brown juxtaposes fruity and musky notes to deliver a truly unique fragrance. The top notes of bergamot, lemon, and mandarin are layered with orange, ginger and cinnamon—all while complementing a woodsy base of neroli and musk. Perfect if you’re sick of all the floral and sandalwood scents you’re seeing everywhere right now.
Best for Winter
Let the speakeasy vibes of this candle overtake you with notes of warm leather, tobacco, clove, vanilla, ambery incense, jasmine and resinous sandalwood. Its beautiful blue vessel will add some vintage charm, and feel free to repurpose it as a decorative flower vase when the candle’s done.
Best for Fall
This candle instantly transports you to a Parisian café at the height of autumn. Its fusion of fig leaf, sweet cassis, fig milk and white cyclamen petals are illuminated by notes of warm woods and soft musk, creating a fresh woodsy scent that’s layered with organic femininity. It also comes in a French-inspired, hand-blown glass vessel and a 45-hour burn time, which is pretty impressive for its 6.75-ounce size.
Best for Spring
Picture a blue sky surrounded by lavender bushes on the hills of Haute Provence. With a blend of mineral bouquets, including lavender leaf and rustic blue flowers, this candle expertly captures the scents of summertime in the French Alps.
Best for Summer
“My sister and I are both obsessed with Boy Smells,” says PureWow Food Editor Katherine Gillen. “My sister loves Lanai because it smells like the beach.” And it’s true—with notes of coconut, orange blossom and pink peppercorn, this Boy Smells candle definitely replicates a tropical vacation vibe.
As if the regal, Versailles-inspired design of this Cire Trudon candle wasn’t enough, its scent features notes of mint, freesia, iris, tea, pinewood, musks and sap that automatically remind you of clean, fresh-cut grass after an April shower. The glass can double as decor when the candle is done, and it offers up to 60 hours of clean and even burn time.
Bring the exquisite fragrance of orange blossoms into your home with a sophisticated candle that doubles as a decorative piece. Its handmade, Italian-imported design features a glazed surfaced that’s been hand-painted with 10-carat gold accents, and trust us, this guy will add instant elegance wherever you choose to display it.
Described by the brand as “inspired by the settings of Villa Malaparte and Le Mépris, [which was] filmed on the Isle of Capri,” the candle’s notes of sweet and bitter orange, ylang-ylang extra oil and white musk create an edgy, fresh and light yet comforting scent. Plus, we’re obsessed with how this bright yellow finish can bring a pop of drama to our decor.
Everything about this AllSaints candle is perfect for creating a spa-like atmosphere, from its calming woodsy base to its top notes of fresh juniper berry. We also like the minimalist concrete vessel, which would make for a great toothbrush holder after its soy wax burns down.
Channel the ambiance of a flourishing garden with this candle’s blend of white florals, lush green notes and hints of sparkling citrus. And feel free to display this one anywhere in your home, where its elegant white glass vessel can act as a complement to your existing decor.
Uplifting with an ethereal vibe, this best-seller has a clean yet comforting profile that replicates the feeling of being wrapped in a warm towel after a cooling shower. Its white musky blend creates a soothing base, while its top notes of amberwood and ozonic accord keep the scent fresh.
Need something that you can add into your nighttime routine? Look no further. This candle’s scent features neroli flower (which is renowned for its euphoric effects), delicate white tea and subtle driftwood notes, offering a deep sense of serenity. Talk about a bedtime mood boost.
Michael Aram designed this candle to captivate the intricate nature of the Japanese cherry blossom and its symbolism of the circle of life. Comforting notes of iris petal and fresh fig create a delicate base as hints of lily, jasmine and green moss add dimension to the scent profile. And of course, its packaging is a work of art in and of itself.
Housed in Overose's signature monochromatic pink design, this vegan candle was formulated with essential oils to be cruelty- and phthalate-free. Its scent replicates the sweetness of a rose garden after a dewy morning, and it’s the perfect option if you’re looking for something feminine and floral.
Intended to replicate the essence of the bubbly drink it's named after, this best-seller opens with notes of sugared black currant and apricot, followed by passionfruit, sandalwood and musk. It's also housed in a hexagonal glass vessel that'll look so chic on your nightstand.
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