Smell is one of the most important of the five senses when it comes to setting a mood and calming ambiance in any space, and candles are one of the best, cost-effective and easiest ways to add some aromatherapy to your dwelling. Candles are perhaps the easiest way to give your place a personalized aroma that both you and your guests will swoon over. Sure, you can opt or a fragrance diffuser or scented sprays, but while these options may smell okay, they don’t exactly feel as luxe as a scented candle wrapped in chic packaging. Many popular perfumes and colognes also come in candle form, which means you make your space smell as good as your signature scent too.
I think we all can agree that candles possess the unrivaled ability to transform the mood, fragrance, and overall feel our homes, but aside from offering us ultra-flattering sepia-toned lighting, they also make our apartments smell divine. Scented candles are also known for their mood-boosting, aromatherapeutic benefits as well. When you come from a long day, your home should feel like your personal sanctuary, not another source of stress, and candles can help tremendously in this department. Ahead, we’ve lined up a few of our favorite scented candles to stock up on.
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1. NEST Fragrances Classic Candle
Nest candles have become a home fixture. With their minimal but signature design, it’s easy to spot (or smell) one of these candles in a house. The burn time is usually 50 to 60 hours, so this is a long-lasting candle. There are many scents to choose from, including classic bamboo and blue garden.
2. Trapp Signature Home Collection No. 7 Patchouli Sandalwood Poured Scented Candle
This deluxe scented candle is praised for its intoxicating fragrance that fills the room and burns smoothly for up to 50 hours. The blend of sandalwood, cedar, and patchouli notes gives the room a warm and welcoming ambiance that smells sweet and a little musky.
3. Lulu Candles Lemon & Vanilla Bean Luxury Scented Candle
This grown-up vanilla-fragranced candle refuses warm and creamy notes without being overly sweet or overbearing. It’s also scented with a dash of lemon to add a slightly citrusy aroma for a balanced fragrance profile. This long-lasting soy wax candle is also eco-friendly, paraben-free, and vegan.