The 12 Best Luxury Candles, According to Fragrance-Obsessed Editors

Indulge in editor-approved scents from Cartier, Maison Margiela, Hotel Lobby, and more.

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(Image credit: Hotel Lobby Candle)

It's important to find joy in the little things—like long walks in the park, finding your favorite mascara on sale, or the moment your morning coffee is just right. And sometimes, those little things are the scented candles scattered throughout your home. When you give those fragrances a high-end twist, complete with gorgeous packaging and a long burn time, you'll discover the best luxury candles.

Courtesy of labels ranging from Loewe to Trudon, the best luxury candles make humdrum days more bearable. These fragrances can transport you to a beach in New England or a verdant European garden with just an inhale. Luxury candles are also poured into pretty sculptural containers and reusable holders—and you deserve to treat yourself to one (or three!) to make your home feel more decadent. 

Ahead, you'll find luxury candles that Marie Claire editors tested and reviewed (hello, Diptque candles!), in addition to scents with heaps of five-star reviews. Whether you're looking to upgrade your candle arsenal (can you ever have too many?) or gift a few to your bestie, we have you covered. 

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Deena Campbell
Beauty Director

Deena Campbell is the Beauty Director of Marie Claire where she oversees all beauty and health content on all platforms. Deena is a leader who is passionate about driving conversations on beauty topics, and is particularly dedicated to ensuring BIPOC feel seen and that their stories are told. Deena joined Marie Claire after a decade-long career as an editor in print and digital media. Before joining the brand, she managed editorial content for L’Oréal owned and where she led and developed a team of beauty editors and edited their contributions. She also crafted and successfully executed comprehensive brand strategies that resulted in brand growth and differentiation, a skill she currently brings to Marie Claire.

In 2015, she launched’s hair channel where she received Time Inc.'s Henry R. Luce Award, shortly before joining’s staff as Senior Beauty Editor. Along with her editorial positions, she also consulted on content and marketing strategies for beauty companies including DevaCurl and Dove, and has appeared at various speaking events and live television segments. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Byrdie, SELF, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and a host of others. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. You can find her on Instagram at @deenacampbell.