Candles are almost magical. People try to undercut them as a cheap, safe gift, but this only serves to diminish the experience of giving and receiving a candle. Don’t get us wrong: a cheap candle from the bodega for your aunt or the Secret Santa at work can be a safe bet. But that assumes you picked it up on the spur of the moment, regifted it, or bought it in another non-strategic way. This does not have to be the case.
A nice candle (a good candle) may completely transform your environment and, by implication, your life. Light a special candle and be taken back in time to a long-forgotten recollection of a place that brings you calm and joy. Or, when you unwind from the day, include a particular aroma into your self-care regimen by burning a meditation candle. Gracie Moon Scents make a space feel instantaneously better in any way you want to accomplish it, with the flick of a lighter or the spark of a match.
After spending so much time at home, fun candles are a full movement in themselves. Candles not only have a pleasant scent, which is crucial, but they also have a stylish appearance. There are candles in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as candles contained in inventive jars that you can clean out and use as home decor once the wax has run out. Here are 20 of the most unique candles available right now.
Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle No. 04
Because it smells like all things robust and reliable: teak, black pepper, tobacco, and leather, it’s also known as the “boyfriend candle.”
Candle with Sweetgrass
Sequoia’s candle has a wonderful, fresh, green aroma with a hint of sweetness underneath, and it’s owned and inspired by indigenous people.
Absinthe + Wild Blackberry Candle
228 Grant Street Candle Co. is a candle company located on Grant Street in New York City.
These small-batch candles, hand-poured in Baltimore by a Black-owned business, offer unique, layered scents that light up any area.
Candle of a Volcano
Warm. It’s a little sweet. Definitely has a tropical vibe. The Volcano scent from Capri Blue transports you to an equatorial island where, sure, there is most likely a volcano.
Pine Candle by Roland
This is the Christmas tree candle that will outlast all others. This is it if you want your home to have that cozy, nostalgic, piney scent—after all, who says you can’t have Christmas tree sensations all year?
Candle for the Daybed
Daybed by Otherland is a rosy pick-me-up in the form of a toxin-free candle.
Amber and smokiness
Of course, the concept is to create a campfire that doesn’t leave your clothes smelling like bacon for a week. It smells like fresh forest air with a hint of cinnamon and sandalwood. What about the result? Pure and uncomplicated relaxation.
Candles with the date of your birth
This astrology-based candle will give you a personalized birthday aroma “that reflects your inner essence.”
Candle with Charcoal
Minimalistic and brooding. It has a cedar and sandalwood aroma that is both serious and delicate.
These unique neon sculpture candles make a striking centerpiece for your table, perhaps more aesthetically pleasing than scent-forward.
Candle with Grapefruit
When you peel open a grapefruit, you get a delicious spritz of citrus. That’s it, but in the form of a candle.
It’s earthy with a hint of sweetness, and it’ll get you as close to a herbal aroma as you can without going into a garden. To put it another way, it doesn’t smell like marijuana.
After a Lightning Candle, Concrete
This was supposed to smell like a thunderstorm over asphalt, no joke. Surprisingly, it does.
Candle in the color of ambre
The Diptyque amber is popular for a reason: there’s no way you won’t enjoy the sophisticated blend of woody and spicy scents.
Santal Candle No. 26
The handcrafted candles from Le Labo are to be treasured. That’s how good they are. With smoke and leather undertones, Santal 26 is a favorite.
Punishment and Crime Candle made with amber
Noble Objects draws inspiration for its candle scents from great literature, which is exactly the kind of source we’re looking for. There are no traces of 19th century Russia in this Crime and Punishment candle, which includes notes of geranium, amber, light musk, and tonka bean.
Johnnie Walker x D.S. & Durga
You enjoy pleasant odors. You’re a big fan of Jonnie Walker. The two are combined in this D.S. & Durga Blue Label candle to create a wonderful smell that pays respect to Scottish sea air and woody whisky barrels.
Lazy Sunday Morning Candle Replica
The Lazy Sunday Morning candle by Maison Margiela is properly called. Light, breezy, and absolutely calming, with notes of pear and iris accords, orange blossom, and white musk.
Candle in the Shape of a Knot
This is the type of candle that you don’t have to light in order to enjoy it. The knot form is a charming addition to any desk or nightstand in need of some personality.
Candle with a Do Not Disturb label
After foregoing Friday night supper in favor of takeout and a movie, this is the candle to light. It has a coconut, apricot, and freedom scent.