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The best scented candles for a fragrant home

Looking to make your home smell great all year round? Our round-up of the best scented candles includes all our favourite fragrances, including floral, woody, citrus and smoky scents

Aery Persian Thyme Scented Candle

Candles are one of the most versatile accessories you can add to your home – they come in all kinds of styles, can be placed almost anywhere and moved in moments, plus of course you get to enjoy their fragrant aroma, too.

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Aery Persian Thyme Scented Candle

If you want to invest in a candle or two to fill your house with a beautiful smell and set an ambience, read on for our round-up of our favourite scented candles on the market.

We’ve made sure to include a wide variety of scents in our round-up, so you’ll find fragrances to suit all tastes – whether you prefer your candles fruity, floral, woody, citrus or smoky, you’ll find something that fits the bill!

Best scented candles to buy in the UK

Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb and Rose

Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb and Rose

Molton Brown have long been one of Britain’s leading luxury fragrance brands, known for their early commitment to cruelty-free testing and sustainability. They sell scented candles in a wide range of fragrances spanning from tobacco to gingerlily, but we’re partial to Rhubarb & Rose – its zesty notes of rhubarb, yuzu and grapefruit prevent the floral heart from becoming overpowering.

Chai latte candle

chai latte candle

As the name suggests, at Etsy boutique Veganbunny you’ll find a range of vegan and eco-friendly candles made of 100% natural soy wax and scented with essential oils. If you love a chai latte on a chilly morning, this candle is for you, infused with warming notes of ginger, vanilla, clove, cinnamon and peppercorn.

ESPA Restorative Candle

Restorative Candle

If you’re looking for a sophisticated scent suitable to use throughout your home, or just want to give your bathroom spa vibes, ESPA’s Restorative candle sets a soothing and uplifting ambiance with an elegant blend of lavender, sweet orange and palmarosa.

Classic Maison Blanc Saijo Persimmon

Classic Maison Blanc Saijo Persimmon

Fresh and fruity with a tart edge, Voluspa’s Saijo Persimmon candle from the Maison Blanc range is an uplifting summery scent composed of persimmon, nectarine, white jasmine, peach and currant. The YourHomeStyle team have tested the candle and we can confirm that it lives up to the advertised 60 hour burn time, and burns evenly to ensure you get full use from your candle.

Seychelles Pillar Candle

The best pillar candles

A holiday to the Seychelles might be a little out of your current budget, but you can get taste of island paradise with The White Company’s Seychelles pillar candle, with prevailing notes of bergamot, amber, vanilla. At £30, it’s not the cheapest on the market, but the exotic scent and a burn time of approximately 135 hours mean you might well find it worth the investment.

Pomegranate, Honey and Amber candle

Pomegranate, Honey and Amber candle

If you’re looking for a luxurious, versatile scent that will add elegance to any room, look no further than Hampton & Astley’s Pomegranate, Honey and Amber. With its ineffable blend of sweet and smoky, it’s an unforgettable fragrance that’s perfect for creating ambience.

Balance 3 Wick Candle

Balance 3 Wick Candle

The Balance candle from Marks & Spencer’s apothecary range includes spicy notes of pepper, cinnamon and guaicwood, set off with fragrant floral geranium and jasmine. According to Your Home features editor and candle aficionado Tom Poad, ‘it leaves a lingering peppery scent that creates the feel of a sun-kissed day spent on a far-flung beach’. We’re sold!

Yankee Candle Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom, £20.99, Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle is our go-to destination for uncomplicated, enchanting scents, and it’s hard to beat Cherry Blossom on that score – lift the lid and you’ll be greeted with the fragrant scent of sweet blossoming cherry flowers. Plus, like all large Yankee Candles, it’s got a great value-f0r-money burn time – up to 150 hours.

Sun.day of London Riad Botanical Candle

Riad XL candle, from £26, Sun.day of London

Made with aromatherapy-grade essential oils, SUN.DAY of London’s Riad organic rapeseed wax candle will fill your home with a relaxing botanical blend inspired by North Africa, including notes of cedarwood, cypress bark, black pepper, cardamom, rose and grapefruit peel.

Aery Persian Thyme candle

Best spring candles 2021 Aery Persian Thyme, £27, John Lewis

Fill your home with this arresting fragrance inspired by the Middle East, blending neroli, saffron and oudh with essential oils of cumin, patchouli, lime and thyme to create a complex woody and aromatic scent. Plus, it comes presented in a beautiful stoneware pot which you can re-use as a trinket jar or miniature planter.

Bitter Orange & Blackcurrant Luxury Scented Candle

Bitter Orange & Blackcurrant Luxury Scented Candle
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According to Your Home editor Mel Sherwood, ‘the great thing about this candle is that it somehow smells both wintery and summery at the same time’ – so it’s sure to become a reliable year-round favourite. In the colder months, enjoy the warming notes of orange, clove and nutmeg, and when the weather turns sunny, the lemon, grapefruit and blackcurrants scents create a fresh, clean aroma. Plus, it lasts for ages – so if you buy the candle over the winter, chance are you’ll still be lighting it in the summer