With wellness bigger than ever, having a couple of scented candles around is an essential act of self-care, soothing the senses and accenting a room. He might be something of a human meme, but DJ Khaled knows best when he says having a lit candle sets a vibe. Lighting candles can provide the perfect calm-inducing atmosphere that gives you a sense of ease in your own space.

Oil diffusers like those available at MUJI are convenient and popular, but the flicker of candlelight produces an ambiance that cannot be replicated. An aromatherapy candle can by turns help you feel relaxed, calm, energized, or just get your brain into a more productive mindset. Stressed after a long day at the office? Try a lavender-scented candle to comfort your mind and relieve stress. Feeling under the weather? A lemon-scented candle can energize and relieve anxiety and stress.

Here are the best scented candles to help you de-stress and set the mood.

Le Labo Ambroxyde 17

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Ambroxyde 17


Le Labo

Buy at Le Labo

Le Labo exists at the very pinnacle of fragrances and home scents. Few brands have such an original and unforgettable line of fragrances, and that extends to the brand's scented candles, too. The most recent arrival comes in the form of Ambroxyde 17 which relies on a synthetic molecule to give it its hard-to-place scent. Ambroxyde, musks, some woods, and a few jasmine petals come to settle on a pedestal of moss for a unique, earthy scent.

Tom Dixon Air Scented Candle

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Air Scented Candle


Tom Dixon

Buy at Mr Porter

Tom Dixon's luxurious candles have become a favorite thanks to their fresh simplicity. Air is the candle that epitomizes this. Notes of Pepper, White Tea, and Musk combine for freshness with a bite. Plus, we're always on board with a big candle — this two-wick, 700g candle will burn for days.

19-69 Chinese Tobacco Scented Candle

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Chinese Tobacco Scented Candle



Buy at Mr Porter

Okay, so we said that the Tom Dixon candle was big at 700g, but this 19-69 candle is a mammoth. Weighing in at 5300g, it's hard to find a bigger candle. Make sure that you're a big fan of the Bergamot, Ginger, Oud, and Vetiver combination because you've got at least a year's supply of it here.

Trudon Salta Candle

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Salta Candle


Cire Trudon

Buy at Matches

The storied house of Trudon has been making luxury scented candles since 1643. It's fair to say that its creations are time-tested. Salta is a fan-favorite thanks to its earthy yet fresh, citrusy scent. Named after the mountainous region in Argentina known for its rich and unique soil, Salta boasts a grapefruit heart note — a fruit that the region is famed for.

A.P.C. No.4 Orange Blossom Candle

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No.4 Orange Blossom Candle



Buy at Matches

A.P.C.'s understated Parisian style extends to every side of its business. From the famous raw denim through to its bougie candles. After trying almost all of them, No.4. stands out as a major favorite. The Orange Blossom scent is fruity and floral, ideal when it comes to brightening your home as we move into spring.

Aromatherapy Associates Neutral Revive Candle

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Neutral Revive Candle


Aromatherapy Associates

Buy at Browns

Rosemary, grapefruit, and juniper berry form the main notes of Aromatherapy Associates' Neutral Revive Candle. Really, the clue's in the name here. The scent isn't overpowering, making it the perfect fragrances to have to burn all day, and its citrusy and botanical notes revitalize.

Boy Smells Orange Incensorial Candle

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Orange Incensorial Candle


Boy Smells

Buy at Browns

Boy Smells has emerged in recent years as a staunch favorite of ours. Not only does it have a great name, it makes great candles, too. Orange Incensorial revolves around orange peel, incense, cardamom, blond tobacco, salted amber, and suede for a balanced fragrance with a bold foundation topped by lighter notes.

BINU BINU Tea Ceremony Candle

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Tea Ceremony Candle



Buy at ssense

Binu Binu takes inspiration from traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for this candle. The hand-poured scented soy wax candle features notes of black tea, cedarwood, and clay. Earthy and dark, we've found it particularly enjoyable as an evening and nighttime candle.

Byredo Symphonique Candle

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Symphonique Candle



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We couldn't do a scented candle roundup without including Byredo, could we? Considered the gold standard in modern fragrance and beauty, it's a perennial character in our homes. Symphonique is the type of candle that you buy three of at once because you know once one's finished you need another on hand immediately. We're suckers for a cedarwood base, and Symphonique has that in abundance.

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