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30 Candles That Smell So Good, You'll Never Want to Leave the House

Give those olfactory receptors something to celebrate.

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If you're one of those people who can't walk by a candle section at a store without sniffing each and every one of them, welcome to the club—it's good to have another member joining the ranks of the fragrance-obsessed. To celebrate and pamper our mighty olfactory receptors, we rounded up our favorite scented candles at a variety of price points. They come just in time for fall and winter, which definitely own the candle game. Whether you're seeking something sweet, spicy, fruity, musky, crisp, sultry, subtle, rich, or anything in between, there's a candle on this list you'll love enough to permanently shove up your nose. So without further ado, make like a truffle hog and get to know the 30 best scented candles below.

1 Iridescent Jar Scented Candle
Capri Blue
$30.00

The volcano scent smells like tropical fruits, sugared oranges, and citrus. If you can't go on a beach vacation, this is the next closest thing. Plus, how chic will that gold and copper jar look on your dresser?

2 First Light
La Montaña
$38.00

Wild! Mountain! Flora! This candle is as fresh, invigorating, and dreamy as its name. "On our mountain, at first light, there’s a heavenly fragrance in the air. Before anyone starts an engine, or lights a fire, the air is clear, and still, and silent," says La Montaña's team about the Spanish cliffs where they're based. 

3 Scented Candle
Parachute Home
$49.00

Parachute Home carries two signature candles, Dusk and Salt Water. The former is comprised of jasmine, patchouli, and saffron mixed with ebony wood and lily of the valley, while the latter features sea salt with notes of citrus, seagrass, cyprus, and driftwood.

4 Ombre Bergamot Musk Candle
West Elm
$34.00

This sunset-hued candle is perfect for fall. And then once you've burned up all the wax, you can use it as a tumbler or catch-all. 

5 Safran Scented Candle
Byredo
$85.00

Though not necessarily the sexiest of Byredo's candles name-wise, Safran definitely delivers the sultriest, richest, and warmest fragrance (in my opinion, at least). It has a scent profile of patchouli, vanilla, dark amber, leather accord, labdanum, violet, saffron, and black pepper for a musky/ sweet/ spicy/ animalic whole, making it a great winter option.

6 Stress Relief Candle
Amazon
Bath & Body Works
$24.50
$14.31 (42% off)

When you want a scented candle, you go straight to Bath & Body Works. The essential oils in this minty-fresh blend will help you chill out after a long day.

7 Chromesthesia Dynasty Candle
Boy Smells
$34.00

The cheerful, fresh blue container is reflective of the energy and mood behind the scent. Complete with rhubarb, woods, cyclamen, pink peppercorn, and tulip, it smells like a combination between sweet fruit and salty seaside air. 

8 Crossroads Ritual Candle
Magic Hour Astrology
$24.00

"Use this candle to illuminate a path when at a crossroads. The high magic of this traditional candle helps open the way for new possibilities where options are not readily seen. Try saying an incantation of 'my possibilities are open and clear' when lighting this candle," Magic Hour suggests. Hand-poured with specific herbs, essential oils, and infused with moon-charged crystals, it's a lovely ritual to adopt. 

9 Amber Jar Candle
ROEN Anthropologie
$26.00

If you love woodsy scents, this one's for you. The smokey, auburn glass container is great for neutral spaces, too. 

10 We Took To The Coast Candle
Serena & Lily
$48.00

For someone who would always rather be at the beach or out at sea, We Took to the Coast is the candle brand for you. 

11 Lip Balm Scented Candle
Anya Hindmarch Smells
$75.00

Are you a sucker for nostalgia? The sweet and juicy will conjure up memories of your cherished cherry lip balm from middle school, so light it at your own discretion. The glass vessel is also decorated with the brand's iconic stickers.

12 Santal 26 Vintage Candle
Le Labo
$65.00

If you love Le Labo's classic fragrance, add the candle version to your collection. You can use the distressed vintage can container as a tumbler after, too. The home version, Santal 26, is just a touch sweeter and simpler than its perfume counterpart, Santal 33. 

13 Stone Candle
Tom Dixon
$210.00

Tom Dixon is known for its stylish candle containers and this one is no exception. It has an herbal aroma, combing fig and fresh bergamot with the warmth of sandalwood. 

14 Ignite Aromatherapy Candle
Daughters
$30.00

A really good candle will always set a certain mood, but this spicy floral concoction is made with ingredients that are associated with boosting moods, reducing stress, and promoting desire, excitement, and emotional balance.  

15 Pop Scent Novelty Candle
Jonathan Adler
$42.00

Inspired by the celebratory drink of the season (champagne, duh), you'll smell notes of pink grapefruit, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petal, and grape leaf, and think of New Year's Eve and everything luxe. 

16 Dark Rum Candle
Malin+Goetz
$55.00

Your favorite thing (minus the hangover) in candle form. This one's earthy, seductive, and warm. 

17 Travel Jar Candle
P.F. Candle Co.
$12.00

The teak and tobacco scent is not for the faint of heart (er, smell), but for the right person it's glorious.

18 Scented Candle
Anthropologie
Magnolia Home
$18.00

If it's good enough for Chip & Jo, it's good enough for us.

19 Nudesse Scented Candle
Overose
$58.00

With rose water essence and rain dew, this blush monochrome candle boasts powerful aromatherapeutic qualities both lit and unlit. 

20 Jar Scented Candle
Anthropologie
Boulangerie
$18.00

All of this candle line smells like different desserts, so it'll give your whole house that fresh-baked scent, even if you only preheat your oven six times a year.

21 Mehen Rose-print Candle
Gucci
$650.00

When you want a designer collector's item, this floral-painted Richard Ginori porcelain set on a trio of lion paw feet will fit the bill (in every sense of the word). It diffuses notes of coastal air and warm licorice. 

22 Scented Candle
Amazon
Homesick
$29.95

Pick your home state and then immediately call your mom crying. Each one's inspired by the area's flora and fauna. (The Sunshine State, for example, is citrusy, with notes of vanilla, and mangrove trees.)

23 Odile Scented Candle
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
$85.00

This designer candle was inspired by composer Tchaikovsky's preening Black Swan and features herbal notes of basil on a base of thyme and tarragon with top notes of dark anise. 

24 French Vanilla Candle
Amazon
Yankee Candle
$24.99

What even is a scented candle roundup without a Yankee Candle? French vanilla is a classic and will take you back to your childhood.

25 Fragra Scented Jar Candle
Blomus
$21.99

The blush concrete container makes this candle both edgy and warm while the scent is familiar yet sophisticated. 

26 Floating Glass Candles
West Elm
$24.99

If you want a candle that also offers a unique, modern design display, opt for this one. They're a comforting blend of sea salt vanilla scents. 

27 String Of Hearts Scented Candle
HVN
$65.00

Is this not the perfect gift to give someone when you want to express and spread the love?

28 Spiced Chestnut Candle
Williams Sonoma
$19.95

This classic Williams-Sonoma candle will make you thik of fond holiday memories and also make you hungry for dessert. 

29 Feuille de Lavande Scented Candle
Diptyque
$55.99

If you want lavender, you want this fancy French candle. It's refreshing and calming; not overpowering, like many lavenders out there.

30 Limoncello 3-Wick Scented Candle
Bath & Body Works
White Barn bathandbodyworks.com
$14.50

Okay, so you couldn't swing a vacation in Italy this summer, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little dolce vita to your home. This Limoncello candle brightens up your whole room—literally and figuratively.