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As someone who has spent approximately 10,000 hours smelling candles at T.J.Maxx, I can consider myself a candle connoisseur. OK, maybe not a connoisseur; more like a really picky and highly opinionated lover of candles whose collection is slightly out of control and perhaps only one match away from being on a candle-related episode of Hoarders.
Idk about you, but there’s just something so magical about buying a nice luxury candle and lighting it for the first time in your home. It’s basically the equivalent of a glass of champagne, slipping on a fancy robe or eating chocolate-covered strawberries and realizing that you do not have to share.
If you’re looking to give major rich auntie vibes, here are our favorite candles to treat yourself to.
We’re head-over-heels for the entire Gilded Collection from Otherland, and this luxury candle that smells of spiced yuzu, crystal ginger and bergamot zest is no exception. Just take our money.
Our hearts are saying yes to spontaneous flights to France, but our bank accounts are a little less enthused. Enter the candle that will transport you to a romantic, dimly lit hotel lobby in Paris without the hassle of trudging through the security line at the airport.
If you live and breathe for those little gingerbread Biscoff cookies in the in-flight snack when you fly (IYKYK), you’ve just found the indulgent candle of your dreams. Glasshouse Fragrances knocked it out of the park with this full-bodied, triple-scented fragrance.
Instantly transport yourself to Maui with a beautiful minimalist candle that’s sure to remind you of the ocean with notes of bergamot, sea salt, ylang-ylang, sea moss and driftwood.
Strike a match to instantly transport you from your space and have you feeling like you’re poolside in Palm Springs, about to engage in some questionable activities. Vacation mode activated.
NEST Grapefruit Scented Candle, Starting at $18
You can never have too many candles, especially when they’re as iconic as this one from NEST. The fresh citrus scent incorporates pink pomelo grapefruit, lily of the valley, coriander blossom and more.
With this gorgeous candle, your space can still smell like a giant celebration, even if you’re planning on staying home and introverting really hard this season. Go ahead and add this totally splurge-worthy candle to your cart.
Recharge and unwind with the Jasmine Ritual candle from the Ayurvedic beauty brand RANAVAT. We’re obsessed with how this candle adds a perfect touch of relaxation to just about any space. Plus, the gorgeous glass vessel is meant to be reused to hold makeup brushes or little knick-knacks afterward.
Meet fashion’s favorite smoky, leathery scent. This 100% soy wax candle from the one and only Le Labo has a 60-hour burn time and will make all feel right again in the world.
Live the life you deserve with a candle that looks and smells like luxury. This cult-favorite signature scent is giving French Riviera and will stop you in your tracks day or night.
Thank you, Here for the Burn, for creating a candle that we’ll want to burn forever. Choose your adventure with one of four scents: Mango Guava, Moroccan Amber, Spices and Evergreen or Musky Amber and Rose.
Diptyque Tuberose Candle, Starting at $40
File this Meghan Markle favorite under “best candles of all time.” The notes of tuberose are always a huge hit and will have everyone ordering from Diptyque even before they’ve left your house.
This long-lasting candle steals the spotlight in any room and is perfect for all our astrology-obsessed bbs. Not only does it smell amazing, but lighting it will reveal a gold-plated charm and a secret tarot card reading inside.
If you want your home to smell like a secret garden, this is the candle for you. Lake & Skye knocked it out of the park with notes of Iris, White Orchid, Lemon, Bergamot, Musk, Vanilla and Sandalwood.
Inspired by the forest of Sequoia National Park, this perfectly woodsy candle basically screams nature — all without having to leave your apartment or put on pants. That’s a win-win, friends.
Verden’s Festivum Scented Candle is a real standout with its beautiful blend of warming woods and spices.