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    24 Candles That'll Help Make Your Home Smell Amazing

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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 candle in clean day scent

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in three other scents).

    2. WoodWick candles come with a crackling wick to ensure maximum coziness when lit. Quick! Where's your book and snuggly PJs?

    tall candle next to 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

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in seven scents).

    3. 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 pet house 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

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 24 scents).

    4. The 228 Grant Street Candle Co. Botanical Garden candle transports you to a secret garden that's far, far away from all the unpleasant smells normally lingering your home. Goodbye, half full garbage can and hello, plumeria flowers, gardenia, and jasmine.

    amber glass candle with black and white label and black tin top
    228 Grant Street Candle Co

    228 Grant Street Candle Co. is a Black-owned company that sells natural soy candles that are hand poured in Baltimore. Along with floral notes, this candle also smells like melon and peach, with base notes of sweet musk and sandalwood.

    Get it from 228 Grant Street Candle Co. for $20.

    5. 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.

    review image of candle

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95.

    6. ArabellaCrystals zodiac candles come with a calming scent inspired by your sign, plus a surprise stone inside so you won't feel bad about using the whole thing up.

    black scorpio candle next to rose quartz

    Get it from ArabellaCrystals on Etsy for $13.99+ (available in two sizes and all the zodiac signs).

    7. Or if you're not into horoscopes but are into crystals, Wakeheart has a whole selection of vegan candles housing real, ethically sourced stones.

    candles and stones displayed

    Get it from Wakeheart for $36 (available in six styles).

    8. Cult-favorite Capri Blue Volcano smells just like an Anthropologie store, so you can enjoy the smell without ever stepping foot in the shop.

    candle in blue and white tin
    Capri Blue

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.69.

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

    the candle

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $40.92 (also available in 21 other scents).

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

    black and white candles with flat wooden 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

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in 11 scents and two colors).

    11. Nerdie Nifties' Animal Crossing candle is inspired by your favorite fruit trees. Personally, I've always been a peach person — how about you?

    stack of candles with animal crossing fruit designs

    Get it from NerdieNiftiesEU on Etsy for $7.28 (available in six fruits).

    12. Aromascape's seasonal candles have wonderful scents and adorable illustrations. You can light one up whenever you want something cheerful nearby.

    candle with illustrations of woodland creatures with caption "blessed and fall obsessed"

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 14 scents).

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

    white and gold metal candle

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    14. 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.

    white frosted glass candles

    You get a pack of two soy wax candles: lavender 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

    Get the pair from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. DW Home's tobacco pipe candle takes inspiration from all the pipe-smoking grandparents we grew up with.

    black candle called warm tobacco pipe

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. Otherland's Freshwater Pearl candle will make you feel like you're a mermaid kicking it (finning it?) at the pool thanks to its unique scent of sea crystal, salt water, and crushed shells.

    light blue candle with sea shell and pool design label sitting by pool with shells and pearls

    I looooove the smell of this summery candle. It instantly made my home smell beachy and wonderful. Since the label is so gorgeous, I ended up keeping the holder after the candle was spent so I could keep a plant in it. Def recommend for lovers of dreamy designs and nice smells.

    Get it from Otherland for $36.

    17. Rose + Co's Save the Turtles!!!! gives a small portion of profits to turtle preservation — what could smell better?

    Rose + Co

    Johanna Howard Home is a Black-owned company that sells various home goods with a Swedish twist. Rose + Co is the candle company started by Howard's daughter when she was just eight years old. The candles are made with soy-coconut wax and use cotton-core wicks.

    Get it from Johanna Howard Home for $24.

    18. 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 called 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

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in three scents).

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

    rose gold candle holder with white wax inside

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $39.40.

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

    candle made out of halved green glass wine bottle

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

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

    frosted glass candles in various sizes and colors

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 10 scents and four sizes).

    22. The Black Home's Aphrodite candle will surely make you fall in love thanks to its heavenly mix of lilac, Ylang Ylang, and sandalwood.

    black glass candle that says aphrodite
    The Black Home

    The Black Home was founded by interior designer Neffi Walker. These candles are made with coconut and soy wax, and are hand-poured in New York.

    Get it from The Black Home for $40.

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

    candle with wooden topper that says lumos next to box that says buttery brew

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (also available in seven other scents).

    24. The Gardener scent from Boy Smells smells like a fresh haul from the herb garden you don't have. Who needs a tomato patch when your candle smells this good?

    black candle with pink label next to veggies
    Boy Smells

    It smells like tomato, petitgrain, white tea, and honeysuckle.

    Get it from Boy Smells for $32.

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