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    23 Of The Best Candles You Can Get On Amazon

    For when you need a candle, and you absolutely can not wait more than two days for it to arrive.

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    1. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Soy Candle will make your entire apartment smell as good as a fresh pile of laundry, no matter what your hamper looks like.

    Mrs. Meyers Honeysuckle candle burning on an end table

    I have this little candle and man does it pack a punch. I once walked into my apartment when it was lit and assumed someone cleaned the entire place while I was gone (sadly, no one actually did). It smells very fresh without being overbearing.

    Price: $6.99+ (currently available in honeysuckle and basil and in two sizes)

    2. Pet House Candle completely eliminates odors from your beloved — but stinky — furry friends, leaving you with a refreshing smell like bamboo watermint or evergreen forest.

    dog poses with glass candle

    Read our review of this candle here.

    Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors, even cleaning every day. I have used other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but this candle is the best. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and one person actually commented, 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the best answer." —LLL Texas

    Price: $20.99+ (available in 35 scents and multipacks)

    3. Bath & Body Works' Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle has three wicks, allowing it will burn evenly and last a long time, so you can really depend on it to relax you when things get hectic.

    glass candle with green label

    It's made with highly concentrated eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils to create a soothing and refreshing smell. The color of the glass varies.

    Promising review: "What I love with their candles by Bath & Body Works is the clean burn. Gentle yet 'clearly there' smell you get. LONG lasting and good even burn. This particular candle is a favorite scent from them for me. More natural, yet strong enough to really clean a room out with delicious scent. Not a fan of the stronger flowery types or sugary sweet types. This is my absolute favorite one! So glad I found it, reduced from buying it alone in the stores. Decent deal." –GEM

    Price: $21.99

    4. The Nest Fragrance bamboo candle proves that pandas have great taste, because bamboo smells amazing.

    the candle in white frosted glass

    Promising review: "This candle had me at 'I will rid your house of cat smell.' It is a fine, fine candle, and unfortunately, I think I'm about to buy like three more. We have three cats (I know, I know), so I'm always obsessively looking for really good scented candles and/or anything that will mask the smell of litter and fur balls. This candle does the job x100. I've become so irrationally attached to this candle that I get like MAD when I realize my fiancé has lit the candle…without my consent. I'm like, 'um…how long has the Nest candle been burning…?'" —LA Copywriter

    Price: $17+ (available in 20 scents, four sizes, and two pattern options)

    5. Wax & Wick's scented soy candle looks like it would be right at home in a Brooklyn loft, or better yet, *your* home!

    a black candle next to a white minimalist design next to a white candle with black design, both with thick wood wicks

    It has a double wood wick and gives off a cozy glow for up to 60 hours.

    Promising review: "Being the father of two flatulent canines and an even worse 12-year old son, I have been looking for something to cut through the latent funk that has permeated the house. Not wanting to leave the house, I decided to take a chance on making the most of my Prime account and seeing what was available to order from Amazon. I happened across Wax & Wick based on the recommendation of a friend. Browsing through the available scents brought me to my decision, and the most masculine scent of them all: whiskey. Taking the candle out of the box, we decided to light the wick, and wow, this is where the candle really shined. The smell was fantastic, the wick was easy to light (I wasn't sure what to expect with a wood wick), and the display was beautiful to look at!" —John G3

    Price: $35 (available in 14 scents and two colors)

    6. Capri Blue's "Volcano" candle is a reviewer-favorite combination of tropical and citrusy scents packaged in a super chic glass jar. 

    capri blue volcano candle in a blue glass jar with the tin lid off

    Promising review: "I am a candle snob and I can say without a second thought that Capri Blue are my favorite candles of all time. I have one in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I gift them often for housewarming (pun intended) gifts or just because. They're the perfect addition to a home and they SMELL SO GOOD, Y'ALL. Absolutely recommend these candles to everyone." –Jennifer

    Price: $34 (available in four container colors).

    7. Pyropets start out endearing and take a macabre turn once you light them up.


    There is a metal skeleton in the middle of your candle that emerges as the candle wax melts. Be sure to put this on a plate so you don't make a mess. And BTW, we included Pyropets in our picks for products from Amazon that are just plain awesome

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift and it is awesome! It is cute as a candle and a piece of art after it melts. It was a fun timelapse opportunity and the quality is strong. I would recommend as a quirky gift for a quirky friend or an interesting discussion piece. It might also be fun to have an unused candle next to one that is burned so that you have a before and after display. Highly recommend and will buy another likely for myself." –Robin Dickey

    Price: $39 (available in nine styles)

    8. Paddywax's Urban Collection looks way more chic than any candle has any right to be.

    cement candle holders with paint dip design

    These 12-ounce soy candles are poured into concrete pots with painted geometric accents. It's one part candle and one part home decor. You can even reuse the pot as a planter once the candle is done.

    Promising review: "I’m a big fan of this candle. Yes, it’s a bit pricey for a candle, but I personally find this scent soothing. I only burn it for about 30-45 mins before I go to bed and therefore avoid any spilling and seeping through the cup. Even so, I’ve burned it for longer and nothing disastrous has ever happened. Speaking of the cup, it can be used as a pencil holder of sorts once the candle burns out. That’s what I did when my first one was finished. It’s not an overpowering smell, which means it isn’t irritating for people who are sensitive or allergic to artificial smells (like my roommate). Very subtle, yet present. Overall, I’m very happy with this candle." —M.

    Price: $13+ (available in four sizes and 13 scents)

    9. Jonathan Adler's Pop Candle makes every candle lighting feel like a celebration.

    rose gold metallic candle

    Promising review: "I have the earl grey and champagne scents. I love them both, for different moods and occasions. Both of their scents are sophisticated and not too overpowering, plus they look nice on my coffee table's candle tray. The champagne is fresh, crisp, and vaguely fruity; it lends the room a warm, inviting atmosphere." —bailarina94

    Price: $38+ (available in three scents)

    10. Lulu Candles' tobacco, spice, and vanilla candle takes inspiration from all the spicy-smelling pipe-smoking grandparents we grew up with.

    The candle

    Promising review: "Dang these things smell good. Dont let the small size fool you, these are slow burning so they last as long as some other large candles and smell wayyy better. Good job, Lulu! I'll be replenishing these regularly." –Michael Hollis

    Price: $14.95+ (available in three sizes and 38 scents)

    11. Gerrard Larriett's candles deodorize and relieve stress so you can take a breather after chasing your mud-covered dog around the house.

    glass candle that says de-stress

    Promising review: "It is such a pleasure to find these deodorizing candles. This is a small business with good intentions and their product works heads and tails above big brand odor eliminating candles. My New York apartment is small and tiled almost throughout. My old dog tends to have accidents and if I'm not there when it happens, it dries before I can detect exactly where the smell is coming from. It means that when I enter my apartment, there is a lingering dog pee smell (definitely not part of my New York fantasy!). Big name sprays and candles wear off and smell very chemically and unnatural to the point that it turns my stomach. So this is what lead me to this page and the decision to give these guys a try. I let my candle burn for 20 minutes before I hop into bed because the fragrance and soft lighting helps calm me down after a long day. Even a day later, there is a subtle but lovely jasmine smell in the apartment and zero pet smells." —Lola Cherry Cola

    Price: $14 (available in nine scents)

    12. Rewined's pinot noir candle is housed in a halved wine bottle to really sell the vineyard vibe.

    candle that looks like green wine bottle cut in half

    Become a sommelier of candles with this kitschy candle. The soy wax candle has accents of fig, earth tones, leather, cranberry, and violet.

    Promising review: "This candle smells great! I purchased it as a gift and was nervous about buying before smelling but I was pleasantly surprised! The smell is very fresh and nice, not too overpowering. The candle looks like it's good quality and not cheaply made. I'm pleased with this purchase!" —A. Stewart

    Price: $32

    13. Decorative cactus candles make it look like you finally learned how to keep a plant alive. Just make a *point* not to light them in front of anyone you're trying to impress with your green thumb skills.

    candles shaped like three different kind of cacti with fake soil

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I didn't realize they were tea size, but that's on me for not reading. A bit pricey for these tiny guys, but they make lovely accents. These are officially my candles that I never intend to burn all the way down! Haha!" —Danielle

    Price: $8.99+ for six (available in four styles)

    14. Chesapeake Bay's Mind and Body Candle Collection uses essential oils to create relaxing smells inspired by Maryland's shoreline.

    candles in various sizes and frosted colored glass

    Promising review: "I love this candle. I’ve never purchased a candle without smelling it first but the description given about the candle grabbed and pulled me in. I’m glad too, because I recently received my second one. I also want to add that it’s smell is strong (in a good way). I may burn it for 15 minutes s day and the scrumptious smell lingers all day long. Well worth the money and will be trying some of their other smells." —Mommatee

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 22 scents and six sizes)

    15. A dark rum and oak scented La Jolie Muse candle that will add the perfect amount of warmth and depth to any room.


    The candle comes in a decorative tin and can burn for 100 hours!

    Promising review: "Tobacco leaf herb scented candle is exactly what it says on the tin. I’ve been searching for this scent for a long time and finally someone did it right. Think of burying your head in the drapes at the North Vegas Motel 6. Or perhaps flicking the metal ashtray lid in the back seat of your grandfather’s 67 Pontiac. Or the way your clothes smell after the disco at 3 am. It’s the real deal for anyone who wants to rekindle these or other memories in vivid 3D through the gift of olfaction." —Aaron Jacobs

    Price: $19.99 (available in two scents)

    16. Boy Smells candles is a must-have for anyone who looking for a more musky and complex scent over the usual vanilla and sugar options out there.

    Amazon, Boy Smells

    Promising review: "My husband cannot comprehend why I need so many candles. And yet, he loooooves Boy Smells. We've burnt through a slew of them — 'Kush,' 'Petal,' and 'Ash.' They were all wonderfully musky and we were disappointed when they flickered out. I even bought the iconic "Slow Burn" by Kacey Musgraves scent, as she is an icon and her candle deserves a spot in my collection. However it sadly is stranded on my desk (I'LL COME BACK FOR YOU I SWEAR!) so I can only say it smelled incredible even unlit. You can pre-order it from Boy Smells' site directly, which I might have to do to replace the one I've left behind." —Heather Braga, BuzzFeed Staff

    Price: $32 (available in 12 scents)

    17. A WoodWick candle brings the crackling, soothing sounds of an actual fire into your home in case you lack a real fireplace (or are too lazy to light one atm).

    a green tall woodwick candle in front of a fireplace

    Promising review: "I've burned a variety of these mainstream jars over the years, but come back to them every so often because they're indeed that good. I've *also* tried several other brands with wood wicks that seem to either barely work or burn way too fast. But no one does it like Woodwick, which is also very good because of that name (lol). That lil' wick makes such a comforting crackling noise — a la an actual burning fire — without making my hair smell like smoke or tapping into my Girl Scout skills for building a fire. Clearly a lazy win-win." —Elizabeth Lilly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Price: $18+ (available in 12 styles and scents)

    18. Yankee Candle's Midsummer's Night candle will give you ultimate nostalgia vibes and make you wish that you were back at summer camp sleeping under the stars.

    The candle on display with other fixings on table

    Promising review: "It's a beautiful candle. It is suposed to be dark blue I guess but looks black to me. It is burning very evenly /smoothly. I have not had this candle before so I can't speak to the scent being "Weaker" but I will say it smells nice and it is not overly strong.. which for me is a good thing, the really strongly scented ones can sometime give me a headache. Pleased with my purchase and the price." —Onashelf

    Price: $16.99+ (available in two sizes and in 19 scents)

    19. A lavender scented wax candle that'll provide the perfect amount of tranquility and calm.

    The candle sitting on a table next to dried flowers

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product and will order it again. The fragrance is heavenly and lasting. It has a very gentle smell, good for use in a room where you want to freshen up the space without overwhelming the senses. The candles burn for a long time." –Bill

    Price: $13.95+ (available in 12 scents)

    20. A Homesick candle that's quite honestly the exact remedy needed for when you're feeling homesick. Each one is crafted with a specific state in mind, so you can be transported home each time you burn this candle.


    FYI, reviewers say that these candles are incredibly *giftable*, so we gave them a shoutout in our roundup of things from Amazon that make perfect last minute gifts.

    Promising review: "I bought this for myself after I came home from my Hawaii trip. I missed Hawaii so much that when I saw it this was perfect. Package and candle itself well made and smells very similar to a candle I bought while in Hawaii, can definitely smell the pineapple in it and other scents." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $34 (available in 51 states and scents, including Puerto Rico).

    21. A DW Home vanilla scented candle to fool people into thinking you've got something sweet in the oven whenever they walk into your house.

    Reviewer photo of them burning a DW Home Vanilla Bean candle

    Check out the full selection of DW Home candles on Amazon here.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite candle I’ve ever owned, ever. It makes my huge vaulted living room with an open loft smell AMAZING! It even goes upstairs, it’s that strong! This particular scent is my favorite. It’s perfect for fall in my opinion. It’s very vanilla and makes your home feel so cozy! I love lighting my candle in the evening after my kids have gone to bed, lay on the couch with my husband, and relax. Whenever I find these in stores now I buy them all up! You won’t regret it." –mamazonbear

    Price: $23.73+ (available in two styles)

    22. A value pack of unscented tea lights that are ideal to have on hand for both power outages and emergency ambient lighting crises. 

    Promising review: "These are by far the best tea light candles I have purchased. They burn for hours (I have burned them for 5 hours so far). The holders are also sturdier and the taller than others I have bought. These are also great if you are burning candles when having company. You won't be running around replacing them with new ones in an hour or two." –Greg

    Price: $10.99+ (available in packs of 50, 100, 200, and 300).

    23. Benevolence Los Angeles makes premium soy scented candles with a cause, as their matte black jars are designed to shine a light on serious subjects. 

    hands holding the black candle

    With each purchase of a candle by Benevolence L.A., a donation is made to ZOE International, which helps victims of human trafficking. 

    Promising review: "It was delightful to receive this candle, and to know that a portion of the purchase goes towards the prevention of human trafficking towards children. The candle burns very well, and the aroma is delightful. The length of time of burning seems to be what is described when purchased. I'll definitely purchase again." –Myke

    Price: $14.44+ (available in two sizes and in eight scents).

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    Be sure to check out our favorite fall-scented candles, as well as other candles we're loving right now.