The 13 Best Luxury Candles to Treat Yourself To

Timeless scents you'll want to burn forever.

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It's important to find joy in the little things—like long walks in the park; when your favorite mascara is on sale; or the moment you discover your morning coffee is just right. And sometimes, those little things are luxury candles. Lighting up a great-smelling scent can make humdrum days bearable when you suddenly get a whiff of sea salt, transporting you to a beach in New England. Most importantly, luxury candles are just really pretty, and you deserve to treat yourself to one (or three!) to make your home feel cozier. 

To aid in your purchase, our team of experts reviewed their favorites, and we even included candles with 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. 

The Best Luxury Candles

Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.