The 11 Best Candles to Buy on Amazon, According to Raving Reviews

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Whether you're a candle fanatic, or you'd like to see what makes a burning candle so appealing, we found the most popular options based on rave reviews. From classic scents like fresh linen and gardenia and well-known brands like Diptyque and Volcano, these candles come in all price points and fragrances so you can choose one that best suits your needs.

Here, the best candles for any room in your house.

Chesapeake Bay Scented Candle

"This candle smells absolutely amazing! I have burned it for hours and not much of the wax is gone. Scent can help you relax and this is so true with the smell of this candle. I have put it in the bathroom during a bath and it truly helped me relax and unwind before bedtime. The scent is not too strong, and is just enough for you to feel relaxed." — Rebecca

Lulu Candles Fresh Linen Luxury Scented Soy Candle

"I got the 'fresh linen' candle and it has the best scent! Very clean, and not too strong like some other brands, it burns low and slow and puts off just enough scent to fill a bathroom or small office, but not enough to give you a headache. The scent is exactly what I want when I am looking for this type of candle. The label is very simple as well, which means it doesn't clash with any decor!" — Candice Walker

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Candle, Lavender

"God, I love these candles. They lasted me so long and cost probably half or a third of the price that I would pay for them at a grocery or convenience store in New York City. The smell is perfectly subtle—not too overpowering where you walk into a room and it's like a perfume store. Smells natural, clean, and refreshing." — Matt G

Homesick Scented Candles

"I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell, but I figured that even if he wasn't a fan, it would still be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money." — Bailey K

Yankee Candle Two-Wick Tumbler, Pink Sands

"Full disclosure: I am a Yankee Candle devotee. My usual scent of choice is 'kitchen spice,' but I ventured out for this one to replace a very expensive Volcano candle that someone had gifted me for luxurious baths. I was not about to drop $40 on a replacement jar candle, so this Yankee Candle, on sale, of course, fit the bill. The scent is refreshing and sweet, but not too overwhelming, and it reminds me of strolling on the beaches of Hawaii. I also love the cute, Millennial-pink color, and as always, Yankee Candles have many hours of burn in them. I am delighted with this purchase." — Ashley Coffey

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Three-Wick Candle

"I purchased this candle to help me sleep better at night and it has worked wonderfully. The eucalyptus smell is great and doesn't leave an unpleasant scent when it permeates into the bedsheets and pillows. It takes about 10 minutes to fill a 400-square-foot room with the scent. The three wicks really improve the speed at which the scent is dispersed." — Gary Mai

Diptyque Baies Candle

"This is the one. I can't express how much I love this candle. The scent is so natural and beautiful. There's no artificial smell and the jars make amazing makeup brush holders afterward. It's pricey but well worth it! Burn time seems so much longer than cheaper candles, too." — E. Adler

Capri Blue Aspen Bay Jar Volcano Candle

"Smells so so good! Everyone needs this candle in their home it’s the best sent! It’s in a cute component and burns for a good amount of time, worth every penny!" — Amanda

Benevolence LA Scented Soy Candles

"This came well-packaged in a giftable box. The jar looks pretty and elegant. It lit up easily and burnt without fumes. The scent is very pleasant. The candle is long-lasting. Highly recommended!" — Hershey

P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle

"I got one of these as a gift from my son. The smell is amazing—it's very unique and clean-burning, and much more natural than commercial candles sold at a body shop. The tobacco smell is mild and soothing." — Susan B

La Jolie Muse Sandalwood Scented Candle

"It is a very high quality, elegant big soy candle, nice designed glass container makes it a great decor for our modern house. The scent is strong, rich and delicious, I smell it when I open the box while it's still wrapped in thick foam. It comes with a nice foam packaging. Great gift for a house warming party." — Mike Y 

Editor's note: Reviews have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. 

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