17 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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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.
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: $7.99 (also available in basil, lemon verbena, or geranium)
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.
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: $21.95 (available in eight scents)
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.
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: "I am a candle enthusiast and this is one of the best candles I have ever used. I am very particular when it comes to the scent of a candle, I like a natural smell that is not overbearing yet can fill a large area with a subtle scent, this candle fits my criteria perfectly and I attribute that to the ingredients. It has highly concentrated, top quality fragrance oils along with vegetable wax. This is what gives off the subtle, room filling, and truly soothing scent that I look for in a candle. This particular candle is produced with three lead-free wicks. Unlike so many other candles I've owned, this candle burns evenly and consistently, which is hard to come by. I personally find the best time to use this candle is while reading or relaxing after a long day. With all that being said, if you're looking for a candle with a magically soothing scent, that also burns evenly, this is the candle for you, as a candle enthusiast, I highly suggest you give this candle a try, you will not regret it." — LSUTIGER92
Nest Fragrance bamboo candle proves that pandas have great taste, because bamboo smells amazing.
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
Wax & Wick's scented soy candle looks like it would be right at home in a Brooklyn loft, or better yet, *your* home!
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 11 scents and two colors)
Aromascape's seasonal candles have wonderful scents and adorable illustrations. You can light one up whenever you want to something cheerful nearby.
Promising review: "This is my new favorite candle for my candle warmer!! It’s super cute and smells even better! The scent is not overpowering, but adds a sweet subtlety to the house when I use it!! A lot of candles smell fake or engineered, but this scent is natural!" — Amanda P.
Price: $14.99 (available in 14 scents)
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.
Promising review: "The first thing you will notice about these candles is the exceptional packaging. I was worried that shipping might squish some of the corners (being that it’s based on geometric squares), but it arrived in pristine condition due to the company’s packaging. The second thing you will notice is the quality wax used in these candles. Clean smelling and burning. Third, the candle melts just like the pictures! Super cool and great conversational piece." — Erin Lederer
Price: $34 (available in nine styles)
Paddywax's Urban Collection looks way more than chic than any candle has any right to be.
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: "This candle has an amazing, subtle scent. I love to burn candles, but many are too strong for my sensitive nose. It is fairly small but I expected that from reading the reviews. Once the candle burns down I will clean it out and repurpose the stylish concrete holder. Will definitely order again!" — KK
Price: $32 (available in three sizes and eight scents)
Jonathan Adler's Pop Candle makes every candle lighting feel like a celebration.
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
DW Home's tobacco pipe candle takes inspiration from all the pipe-smoking grandparents we grew up with.
My grandpa smoked Pall Malls, but somehow I don't think that would make for a good candle fragrance.
Promising review: "I've loved the smell of pipe smoke since I was a little girl. This candle is bit pricy, but smells lovely (reminds me of a family friend who smoked a pipe) without being overpowering. I'm sensitive to a lot of fake fragrances, but this one didn't give me a headache!" — Erin J. Kiley
Gerrard Larriett's candles deodorize and relieve stress so you can take a breather after chasing your mud-covered dog around the house.
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 17 scents)
Rewined's pinot noir candle is housed in a halved wine bottle to really sell the vineyard vibe.
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
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.
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: $11.99 for six
Promising review: "Over the moon! Bought two of the Balance and Harmony scent. First, packaging was incredible: I'm very impressed with the lengths the manufacturer went to protect the delicate glass. As for the product, 'classy and elegant' are the words that come to mind. Perfect fragrance — peaceful and relaxing. Equal parts decor and usefulness. Practical luxury. Thank you so much!!!" — dogmom
Price: $10.99+ (available in 10 scents and four sizes)
book-themed candle may not be as good as visiting the actual fantasyland, but it's a decent compromise.
The Narnian Woods candle smells like silver branch and blossom tree while the Night Court smells like ocean breeze and jasmine. There's also Wonderland, Emerald City, and Fireside Fellowship.
Promising review: "I purchased this candle for Christmas to give to my best friend, and even though I have yet to give it to her, I can say that I am pleased with not only this product but also this company! The candle smells fantastic, the packaging is top-notch, and it arrived sooner than predicted!" — Amazon Customer
Price: $35 (available in eight scents)
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: $36 (available in 12 scents)
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).
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
Get it from Amazon for
$18+ (available in three sizes and 10 scents).
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