The Best Scented Candles To Light Up Your Life In 2024

By Sammy Preston

A collage of scented candles

Candles have been shown to boost wellness in multiple ways, from helping us sleep better and stay focussed, to lowering our stress levels. But science aside, there’s just something special about lighting a candle that helps slow time for a moment. Maybe it’s the soft flicker of light, or the physical act of slowing down to light it, either way, candles are one of the easiest ways we can take a moment for ourselves. 

So where are the best candle brands? We hear you, it’s hard to know which ones are worthy of your hard-earned dollars. So we’ve done the hard work for you—these are the best scented candles to light up your life in 2024. 

Lee Mathews x Maison Balzac "Wild Marigold" Scented Candle 

Price: $69

This candle collab is inspired by Australian fashion designer Lee Mathews' travels to Braidwood in NSW, surrounded by smokey country air and tea tree. Expect notes of smokey wood, sage, rosemary, wild pepper, pink bark, and marigold. Perfect for wintertime. Shop here

Aesop Aganice Aromatique Candle

Price: $135

This one will fly you to the medinas of Morocco, with notes of cardamom and subtle tobacco mixed in with mimosa. Named after the first female astronomer of ancient Greece, this is one of the best scented candles to transport you from the present and leave your troubles behind. Shop here

DAN300 Astrology Candle

Price: $59.95

Burn bright according to your astrological birth rite with one of these celestial flames from Sydney-based DAN300. Each candle box folds out into a keepsake horoscope map too. Shop here.  

Glasshouse Midnight In Milan Candle

Price: $54.95

A favourite in the super popular Glasshouse fragrance family, this heady mix of smooth saffron, rose, and moss feels rich and romantic like a late-night date in the iconic Italian city. Shop here

Diptyque Baies Candle

Price: $100

Baies is one of Diptyque's most popular fragrances. It's a rich mix of blackcurrant and rose, and as with all Diptyque scents, it's completely transformative. Shop here

Dior Miss Dior Candle

Price: $80

Fans of the iconic Miss Dior fragrance will love this one. It's a bright floral bouquet, designed to replicate the designer perfume with notes of centifolia rose, lily of the valley, peony, and powdery iris. Shop here

19-69 L'Air Barbès Candle

Price: $180

Inspired by Barbès–Rochechouart, the 18th arrondissement of Paris, this crisp blue candle is light and fresh, with poetic notes of lemon, concrete, and ink. Shop here

Circa Jasmin And Magnolia Candle

Price: $44.95

Poured into a timeless Art Deco-style glass vessel, this candle from Circa is delightfully floral. Think bergamot, jasmine, ylang ylang, lily, and frangipani. Shop here and pair yours with the matching hand soap

Tom Ford Oud Wood Candle

Price: $190

This luxurious candle from Tom Ford imitates the fashion house's famous woody fragrance, Oud Wood. It's warm, exotic, and smoky, with notes of sandalwood, rosewood, spice, and sensual amber. Shop here

Le Labo Santal 26 Candle

Price: $120

Le Labo's Santal is one of the most popular fragrances of our time—it's so unique, instantly recognisable, and universally adored. Complete your Santal scent dreams with the cult favourite candle. Shop here

Maison Margiela By The Fireplace Candle

Price: $98

From Maison Margiela's cult Replica fragrance collection, this candle features chestnut accord, red berries, clove oil, and cashmeran to create a cosy scent perfect for wintertime. Shop here

Fazeek Wave Soy Candle Teak And Neroli

Price: $69

This 100% soy wax candle is hand-poured in Melbourne and is beautifully scented with blonde wood and honey aromas. It’s cased in Fazeek's signature rippled glass, which you can keep and repurpose long after the 70 hours of burning are done. Shop here.

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Image credit: Fazeek | Maison Balzac | Lee Mathews
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