While the days are gradually beginning to stretch, we still find ourselves looking for new ways to cosify our homes. And nothing can bestow your rooms with hygge appeal quite like scented candles.
Let’s be honest: If there was ever a time for bringing a little extra zen into our households, it’s probably now as we see out what is (hopefully) the last leg of lockdown. Needless to say, it’s challenging to separate your work and home spaces or switch off your mind when you need to, something that is made all the more difficult with the dark nights. But something simple like lighting your favourite candle can be an easy way to change the vibe of a room and get you to that happy place. We all have our little routines, whether it’s having a daily bubble bath or doing an at-home yoga session. And after you’ve switched off your laptop or TV after a long day, lighting a candle goes a long way in accessing that much-needed self-care moment.
We thought, then, that we’d round up the best-smelling, calm-inducing candles out there. Some are cult fragrances that will make you feel like you’re in your favourite spa immediately (hello, Diptyque's Baies), and some are our insider favourites that smell way more expensive than their high-street price tags. Keep scrolling to shop…
We're yet to burn this candle for ourselves but if the description is anything to go by, we think we're going to like it: "A thoroughly green scent that's punctuated by notes of mint and basil to conjure up an image of mojitos at sundown." Sold.
Fresh green foliage mixed with Greek figs, patchouli, Icelandic woods, water jasmine, galbanum, and Tibetan roses come together in this divine candle, the smell of which is as impressive as its packaging.
A new brand on our wellness radar, Keys Soulcare was founded by Alicia Keys and uses the finest ingredients thought the line. We don't know about you, but the combination of sage and oat sounds lovely to us.