The 12 Best Candles to Buy on Amazon, According to Enthusiastic Reviews

Over the past few months, I've developed a nightly habit. No, I haven't taken up a new hobby, which I should. And I haven't exactly kicked my penchant for watching too many shows, either. But no matter what I'm up to—whether it's cooking a promising recipe, reading a good book, or yes, watching Netflix—I'm doing it with a candle burning in the background. It's a simple shift to my surroundings that makes everything feel cozier and smell better, and all it takes is a flick of a match.

Whether you're a firm believer in this practice, too, or you'd like to see what makes a burning candle so appealing, we found 12 popular options to choose from based on five-star Amazon 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 that you can choose one that best suits your needs.

And when you do, don't be shy about lighting your candle whenever you please. Because even if it's burning on a lazy Tuesday night or it's lit for a special occasion, candles are meant to be enjoyed. Trust me—it'll become a habit that's easy to get used to.