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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 arrive. (Updated April 30, 2018.)

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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.

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: $6.79 (also available in basil, lemon verbena, or geranium)
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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: $6.79 (also available in basil, lemon verbena, or geranium)

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.

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 TexasPrice: $21.95 (available in eight scents)
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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)

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.

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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

Price: $20.89

4. Cult-favorite Capri Blue Volcano smells just like an Anthropologie store, so you can enjoy the smell without being tempted to buy anything (except 100 more of these candles).

This little tin burns for 35–40 hours and smells like tropical fruits, sugared citrus, and stylish clothing. Promising review: "This candle is heavenly. It puts me in a better mood immediately and I can pretend I live in an Anthropologie store. The tin is attractive and does not get too hot until it's at the end of the wick so I put it on a stone coaster or trivet toward the end of its life. Great gift!" —Caroline S.Price: $14.49 (also available in four other scents)
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This little tin burns for 35–40 hours and smells like tropical fruits, sugared citrus, and stylish clothing.

Promising review: "This candle is heavenly. It puts me in a better mood immediately and I can pretend I live in an Anthropologie store. The tin is attractive and does not get too hot until it's at the end of the wick so I put it on a stone coaster or trivet toward the end of its life. Great gift!" —Caroline S.

Price: $14.49 (also available in four other scents)

5. The 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 Price: $40
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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: $40

6. 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 G3Price: $29.97 (available in 11 scents and two colors)
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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: $29.97 (available in 11 scents and two colors)

7. Anjour's four pack gift set comes with long burning candles in smells like pear and freesia, blackberry and bay, orange, and peppermint. The sampler lets you try out different candle fragrances so you know what scent you want to invest in when you buy a larger size.

Promising review: "I gave these as a gift to myself. Boy, does it feel like luxury just to receive these! These are definitely reserved for 'Mommy needs about 15 minutes to herself in the bath' time. While these are not incredibly overpowering, they do pack some punch. A single one lit is enough of an aroma to fill a room. I lit two for a relaxing bath and it was intoxicating. I'm pretty sure that my version of heaven smells something like blackberry and bay. Yum!" —STPrice: $15.99
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Promising review: "I gave these as a gift to myself. Boy, does it feel like luxury just to receive these! These are definitely reserved for 'Mommy needs about 15 minutes to herself in the bath' time. While these are not incredibly overpowering, they do pack some punch. A single one lit is enough of an aroma to fill a room. I lit two for a relaxing bath and it was intoxicating. I'm pretty sure that my version of heaven smells something like blackberry and bay. Yum!" —ST

Price: $15.99

8. La Jolie Muse vanilla coconut candle smells like a wonderful sugary treat — you don't even have to bake anything.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this coconut soy candle. I bought many because, 1. I love coconut and 2. I love soy candles. I was not disappointed. It's a very slow burning candle with an absolutely amazing sweet and warm scent. My friend came to my living room and said it smells amazing. Also I love the style of the packaging with the copper jar and the golden top. I am very happy with these soy candles and highly recommend them." —PamPrice: $11.99
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Promising review: "I absolutely love this coconut soy candle. I bought many because, 1. I love coconut and 2. I love soy candles. I was not disappointed. It's a very slow burning candle with an absolutely amazing sweet and warm scent. My friend came to my living room and said it smells amazing. Also I love the style of the packaging with the copper jar and the golden top. I am very happy with these soy candles and highly recommend them." —Pam

Price: $11.99

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

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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: $21.99+ (available in nine styles)

10. La Jolie Muse's floral scented candles make your home smell like a field of flowers, even if you just cooked fish with a lot of garlic in the other room.

You get a pack of two soy wax candles: lavender and lilac, and jasmine. Each burns for about 40-55 hours. Promising review: "I’m in love with these candles! Especially because it’s made from soy wax and not from chemicals. The night jasmine is subtle and not too overwhelming. The design of the candles themselves are minimalistic which is also another plus for me. It blends in to my room decor almost perfectly." —Aileth Kim Price: $19.99 for two
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You get a pack of two soy wax candles: lavender and lilac, and jasmine. Each burns for about 40-55 hours.

Promising review: "I’m in love with these candles! Especially because it’s made from soy wax and not from chemicals. The night jasmine is subtle and not too overwhelming. The design of the candles themselves are minimalistic which is also another plus for me. It blends in to my room decor almost perfectly." —Aileth Kim

Price: $19.99 for two

11. 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!" —KKPrice: $22.53 (available in three sizes and eight scents)
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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: $22.53 (available in three sizes and eight scents)

12. 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." —bailarina94Price: $39.91
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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: $39.91

13. 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. KileyPrice: $9.81
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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

Price: $9.81

14. 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 ColaPrice: $14 (available in 17 scents)
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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)

15. 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. StewartPrice: $28
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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: $28

16. Creative Desk's dinosaur egg slowly reveals a glass, prehistoric pal as you burn it.

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Promising review: "Kids really enjoyed watching the dinosaurs being born.... I only wish the candle had a scent to it, but I'm satisfied with the precious glass dinosaur." —blanca bass

Price: $45

17. 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!" —DaniellePrice: $9.59 for six
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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: $9.59 for six

18. Frostbeard Studio's bookstore-scented candle mixes the scents of mahogany, leather, and coffee to recreate that coveted bookstore smell. Maybe it'll encourage you to stop buying books and read the ones you already have.

Promising review: "My favorite scent so far, although I do like 'The Shire' too. Not only are they cleverly named, they also smell wonderful. One caution, the jar does get hot once so use a coaster if on wooden table." —Reader03Price: $18
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Promising review: "My favorite scent so far, although I do like 'The Shire' too. Not only are they cleverly named, they also smell wonderful. One caution, the jar does get hot once so use a coaster if on wooden table." —Reader03

Price: $18

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

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!!!" —dogmomPrice: $8.99+ (available in 10 scents and four sizes)
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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: $8.99+ (available in 10 scents and four sizes)

20. Highland Bluff's Buttery Brew is not the same as drinking a real pint of butterbeer, but it's a decent compromise.

This Harry Potter-inspired candle smells like buttered rum, spice, and vanilla. It will make your home smell magical, but sadly, you can't drink it. 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 CustomerPrice: $28
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This Harry Potter-inspired candle smells like buttered rum, spice, and vanilla. It will make your home smell magical, but sadly, you can't drink it.

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: $28

21. Our Own Candle Company's watermelon scent delivers a good pun, but the smell of this delectable candle is no joke.

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And by good, I mean super immature! This 13-ounce jar starts with watermelon, then cantaloupe, and finally honeydew.

Promising review: "This candle smells great and lingers a little bit even after you put it out. It came with a long wick that has a plastic ring around it. I decided not to cut the wick. But every time I light the candle it spits a little. Now the wick is a little curled up and burns at a nice size." —Harrison Stamathis

Price: $9.97

22. Homesick Candles manage to somehow capture feelings and places so you can get hit with a rush of nostalgia the second you click on your lighter.

You can get a candle that embodies one of the 50 states (plus Washington DC) or you can get one that captures a certain place or feeling (like "road trip," "new job," or "beach cottage"). The all natural soy wax candles burn for 60–80 hours. They're all hand-poured in small batches. Learn more about Homesick Candles. Promising review: "If a smell could capture the feeling of being around the fire with family and friends on a snowy night with with all the fun and none of the drama, it would be the Holiday candle from Homesick! Love it!" —Amazon CustomerPrice: $29.95 (available in 11 situations) / $29.95 (available in 51 states)
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You can get a candle that embodies one of the 50 states (plus Washington DC) or you can get one that captures a certain place or feeling (like "road trip," "new job," or "beach cottage"). The all natural soy wax candles burn for 60–80 hours. They're all hand-poured in small batches. Learn more about Homesick Candles.

Promising review: "If a smell could capture the feeling of being around the fire with family and friends on a snowy night with with all the fun and none of the drama, it would be the Holiday candle from Homesick! Love it!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $29.95 (available in 11 situations) / $29.95 (available in 51 states)

23. And Paddywax's Apothecary line makes you feel like an old-timey pharmacist every time you light a candle.

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Promising review: "Close your eyes and imagine that you live in a cabin in the woods, surrounded by towering pine trees and creeping wildflowers. You live with your handsome, bearded husband who built the cabin with his own two hands. You go inside holding a basket of vegetables that you just picked from the garden, and a wave of warmth embraces you. You take in the scene: dried herbs hanging from ceiling, shelves and shelves of all your favorite books, and your husband sitting by the fireplace. He had been outside chopping firewood, and his strong muscles are glistening with sweat in the light. He looks up at you warmly as you enter, and you see a smear of soot on his cheek from building the fire. He sits in his favorite rocking chair smoking a pipe, and as he pulls you into his lap you watch the tobacco smoke drift lazily towards the ceiling. You take a deep breath, and it smells sweet, musky, and earthy. It smells like home.

That is how this tobacco and patchouli candle smells." —Alyssa

Price: $20 (available in three sizes and seven scents)

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