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25 Candles That Look Just As Good As They Smell

Design by Morgan McMullen

Let me just start off by saying that I am very passionate about candles—I have three burning in my apartment at any given moment and also have a shelf dedicated to the ones that are "just for display." Even if you're not a certified candle hoarder like I am, your home deserves a signature scent. Stock up on these candles that look and smell good—featuring a range that will carry you through all four seasons from pine to wood sage to sea salt to vanilla bean.

Brooklinen Wake Scented Candle

Wake up near the ocean with Brooklinen's "Wake" candle. The home brand isn't only known for its soft and comfortable sheets—it has a small candle collection with the option to buy one regular size or a four-piece mini candle set. 

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Homesick Candles
Homesick Uncommon Goods

Alexa, play "A Thousand Miles." Homesick candles are great gifts for friends and family who live far away from you, complete with customized scents depending on the state you choose. 

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Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle
Bath & Body Works Amazon

Light up Aromatherapy's eucalyptus and spearmint candle, take a deep breath, and feel the stress slowly release from your body. I own the lotion, and I get compliments every time I put it on. Trust.

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Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Candle
Tom Ford Bloomingdales

The only thing better than Tom Ford's candle exuding bitter almond, clary sage, lavender, vanilla, leather, orris root, and tonka bean is the name. Keep it on your coffee table or your nightstand as a daily reminder that you are fucking fabulous. 

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Linen Scented Candle
NEST Sephora

Your home will smell like fresh laundry everyday with Nest's linen candle even if you haven't done laundry in two weeks (we won't tell). 

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No.15 Cedarwood + Lavender
Outdoor Fellow

Outdoor Fellow's candles, handmade in NYC, never disappoint. No.15 features a Earth-y mix of lavender, cedarwood, pine needle, and a hint of rosemary. Five percent of proceeds support The Trust for Public Land—an organization that protects the environment by preventing public lands from being built on. 

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Fresh Sake Candle

Fill the entire room with beloved beauty brand Fresh's Sake candle infused with peach nectar, mandarin, and Chinese osmanthu.

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The Holiday Candle
Rifle Paper Co.

Who says you can't burn a holiday candle year-round? Get in the spirit with Rifle Paper Co.'s beautifully illustrated cranberry, balsam fir, and cedarwood-scented candle. After it's done, use it as a pen/pencil holder for the office or as a mini vase. 

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Candle
Elizabeth and James Ulta

Elizabeth and James' signature Nirvana scent is now available in a matte black frame—a sleek upgrade to your home decor. It's infused with violet, sandalwood, and vanilla accents. Sexy and dark.

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Boy Smells Ash Scented Candle
BOY SMELLS Nordstrom

This modern candle with 55 hours of burn time is made from a rich blend of coconut wax and beeswax, and infused with dry hay and coal, as well as a dash of juniper berry.

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Capri Blue Volcano
Capri Blue Anthropologie Anthropologie

There's a reason why this is Anthropologie's top-selling candle: Its gorgeous exterior is at home in nearly any room and the perfection of its beachy scent—tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, limes, and mountain greens—can't be denied.

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Byredo Bibliothéque Mini Candle
Byredo Barney's

This mini candle has three layers: peach and plum at the top, violet and peony in the middle, and patchouli, leather, and vanilla at the bottom. The ultimate three-for-one.

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Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle
Jo Malone London Nordstrom

For all of the Jo Malone perfume lovers out there, your room can now smell like your favorite scent with this luxe candle that lasts 45 hours.

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Volupsa Mokara
Voluspa Bloomingdales

File this candle under: thing I would obsessively spend my Anthropologie discount on when I worked there. Voluspa's gorgeous Mokara scent is a coconuty blend of goodness that will leave any room feeling fresh and clean. 

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Boulangerie Espresso
Illume Anthropologie

Get your morning coffee fix with this espresso-scented candle by Boulangerie. (Boulangerie means bakery, for the non-French majors out there.) The Minnesota-based company makes their candles with all-natural, food-grade ingredients like coconut wax and essential oils, though we still advise against eating it.

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Nest Bamboo Classic Candle
NEST Fragrances Bloomingdales

Can't decide between this and the other Nest candle we mentioned above? Consider this one more "springtime appropriate," giving off a blend of flowering bamboo mixed with white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accords. Approximate burn time: 60 hours.

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Grenville Society Dinner at 8

Light up a hint of vetiver and sandalwood when you get home from work for some R&R; or a romantic date-night with your S.O.

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Jonathan Adler Muse D'Or Ceramic Candle
Jonathan Adler

Forget a fancy piece of art—this porcelain candle can double as a table centerpiece or a nice addition to your not-at-all-in-any-way-cluttered dresser. Its pink pepper and sage balsam scent is ideal for burning year-round. Also noteworthy: If you don't want the wax to run out quickly, you can buy this candle warmer to release the scent without lighting the wick.

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Lunya +One Candle

Lunya describes its +one candle as every woman's plus-one dream: great smelling, super hot, and completely silent. Need we say more? 

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​P.F. Candle Co. No. 29: Piñon
​P.F. Candle Co.

Earth signs will appreciate this mixture of amber, pepper, pine, cedarwood, and light vanilla. The California-based brand began as an Etsy pop-up shop and later found itself in West Elms across the country.

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Kendra Scott Malachite Candle
Kendra Scott

The famed jewelry line introduced a collection of gemstone candles last year. The Malachite is a gorgeous blend of woodsy green ivy balanced with notes of exotic frankincense and warm amber. A+ in our book.

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Diptyque Baies
Diptyque Net-a-Porter

Yes, this is the candle your friend has been obsessing over for years (and for good reason). If you already own Baies, try Figuier or Verveine, which smell equally as amazing as Baies' rosy presence.

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Lumira Persian Rose Candle
Lumira Barney's

This seductive scent is an ode to the Middle East, featuring a mix of mandarin, budding Persian rose, geranium, soft musk, and dark amber.

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Tocca Montauk Candela
TOCCA Beauty Dermstore

The beauty brand has made a name for itself with its sophisticated bath, body, and fragrance collections—and it's candles are no exception. Transport yourself to the beach with this Hamptons-inspired candle boasting sea salt and cucumber scents.

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Snowe Staycation
Snowe Home

This 100 percent soy wax candle releases baking spices and juniper berries for 75 hours (!) and encourages lighting up for some Netflix and Chill, a.k.a our ideal Saturday day.


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