Candles come in all shapes and sizes, especially the ones that people commonly use to change the ambiance of a room. While most of the people who use candles do so for a change of atmosphere, there are plenty of practical reasons for having candles around the house. You will find candles to be quite useful in the event of a blackout, which is precisely why people used to stack up on candles in the past.
Although mostly used for purely aesthetic and aromatic reasons, candles still have their place in a modern household regardless of reason. With this in mind, let us find out what are the ten best candles the market has to offer at this point in time, candles that you can use not only for their odor but candles that also serve a more practical use as well.
Best Candles – Reviews
10NEST Fragrances Grapefruit Classic
NEST Fragrances’ Grapefruit Classic is a very popular choice among scented candles and understandably so. In its fragrance, we find notes of watery nuances and pink pomelo grapefruit blended with coriander blossom and lily of the valley.
This candle combines fragrance, texture, and color to improve any indoor environment while also being reasonably useful as a traditional candle. What’s more, it also comes in glass vases, cutely designed to complement your home décor aesthetically. This makes the candle not only practical but quite pleasant at the same timel.
9TYLER Diva Scented Candle
What makes the TYLER’s Diva scented candle rank among the best in its class is not only its scent. It is also the fact that it comes in a quite chic 22 oz jar that includes a great lid. Not only that but it is also made of a quality soy-based wax and has two great lead-free wicks.
The scent is a romantic one from floral, amber, fruits and chocolate—everything, the type of scent everyone loves. At the same time, this candle emits a warm glow from inside its jar that subtly sets the mood for romance.
8Diptyque Baies Bouquet Candle
Featuring a mix of two powerful scents: Blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian roses, the Diptyque Baies candle has a subtly floral, sensual, fruity yet fresh fragrance. This particular candle offers a blend of vegetable and paraffin wax, both with a cotton-made wick.
This allows it to not only burn cleanly but also evenly, which is always something to look for in a candle. A 6.05 oz candle by design, it has an approximately 60 hours burn time, providing not just a pleasant scent but a decent amount of light as well.
7Yankee Candle Large Jar Fresh Cut Roses
The Large Jar Fresh Cut Roses by Yankee Candle is a scented candle made of premium-quality paraffin wax with an infused fragrance. It has a 100% natural fiber wick, which allows this 22-oz candle to burn for about 110 hours, recommending it as one of the most cost-efficient options out there, much better than most candles in this price range. Furthermore, its scent is relatively light, akin to smelling a rose, making it quite a reasonable atmosphere candle for rooms of any size.
6Old Factory Scented Candles
The Old Factory Scented Candles are made of 100 percent natural soy wax and features self-trimming quality cotton wicks. This set has three different scents to choose from: Leather, Mahogany, and Straight Razor.
Although each candle is around 4 ounces big, the scent isn’t really overwhelming in any way. As such, these candles can be burned individually or all together for added effect. We should also point out that lighting-wise, these are fairly strong for small or medium sized rooms.
5Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle
Featuring three lead-free wicks, this Stress Relief Aromatherapy Candle by Bath & Body Works is made of vegetable and soy wax to add a romantic scent to any room. Speaking of which, its scent is the result of an expert blend of spearmint and eucalyptus, a formula that makes it smell clean and fresh.
Providing about 25 to 45 hours burn time, it has scent throw that easily fills up a room in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, this particular candle burns quite evenly and does not produce smoke or soot.
4Aspen Bay Volcano Candle
The Aspen Bay’s Capri Blue Volcano is yet another top-rated candle, one with a unique volcano scent. It comes in a small chic blue travel tin or in a cute blue jar, certainly adding to your room décor.
Its scent is a blend of sugared citrus and tropical fruits, which is the result of a soy-paraffin wax blend that also provides an estimated 40 hours burn time. This definitely makes it one of the longest-lasting candles out there.
3Wax and Oils Lavender Candle
This particular candle is lavender-scented and made of 100 percent natural, biodegradable soy wax that is not only long-lasting but also non-toxic. Furthermore, the Wax and Oils Lavender scented candle comes in an elegant tin can featuring a simple yet catchy label.
At the same time, we should point out that it offers a scent that is both fresh and strong. Considering that it offers a 20-hour burn time, it is definitely better than most candles in its price range.
2Trapp Signature Home Candle
The Trapp’s Signature Home No.8 candle is a great 7-ounce scented candle made of a soy wax blend, a candle that boasts plenty of pleasant scents to choose from. Among them, heady white floral, French tuberose, and choice fresh green notes.
Some even say that it smells a bit like gardenia, although a little bolder. This makes it both summer-scented and tropical while also being a bit sultry and dark. Its scent is not overwhelming but subtle, which is great considering that it burns cleanly and evenly.
1Our Own Smell My Nuts Candle
Disregarding the peculiar name, this is perhaps the most popular of all scented candles on the market today. With it, you get to experience the sweet smell of the banana nut bread, hazelnut, and toasted coconut, a blend that offers not only a pleasant fragrance but consistency as well.
These scents are layered to let you get a whiff of each at a time, which is the result of a unique blend containing soy and paraffin wax. Interestingly enough, this candle has a lead-free wick with the company’s special straightener to ensure the candle burns uniformly at all times.