This One Morning Ritual Could Help Jolt You Awake in the Best Way

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Not everyone can be a morning person. For some, waking up at the crack of dawn to hit a 6 a.m. workout before coming home to read emails is the best part of the day—the time when you can get so much accomplished before the world even wakes up. For others, this time is best spent catching up on precious z's, and anything that would attempt to derail that plan—an abrasive alarm, a dog begging to go for a walk, or the sound of a siren howling in the middle of the night—is pure blasphemy.

These scented candles are made for the latter camp—the one that would trade anything for an extra nine minutes of sleep. If waking up to the sweet scent of espresso sounds like your idea of heaven, consider waking up to a coffee-scented candle. Simply light it up at the first sound of your alarm, hit snooze, and let the rich delicious fragrance do the rest. We guarantee you'll feel reinvigorated as soon as the second snooze hits. Convinced? We rounded up the seven best coffee-scented candles on the market. 

Anya Hindmarch Coffee Small Candle
Anya Hindmarch Coffee Small Candle $75

Inspired by early mornings, Anya Hindmarch's Coffee candle blends notes of café abs, cardamom, vetiver, patchouli, cedarwood, tonka bean, frankincense, and amber to create a dark and woody scent that evokes the smell of freshly brewed coffee. 

Homesick Seattle Candle
Homesick Seattle Candle $34

Homesick creates candles that invoke the memory of cities, states, and countries around the world. For Seattle's candle, Homesick created a scent inspired by a strong cup of coffee on a perfectly rainy afternoon—combining pine needles with lemon, cedar, and the fragrance of coffee.

Gimme Coffee soy candle
The Burlap Bag Gimme Coffee $18

The Burlap Bag's Gimme Coffee soy candle evokes the scent of espresso with a touch of sugar and cream. It will make your home smell like an espresso cup every morning and will accompany your weekend hours spent doing crossword puzzles.

The Little Market Coffee Candle
The Little Market Coffee Candle $36

Lauren Conrad's The Little Market created this coffee candle in collaboration with Prosperity candles to help support female refugees. While you wake up to this dark-roasted coffee-bean fragrance, you're also doing good at the same time.

Frédéric Malle Cafe Society Candle
Frédéric Malle Cafe Society Candle $95

If you want the holy grail of coffee-scented candles, this is it. Famed French perfumer Frédéric Malle created this Café Society candle in an attempt to re-create the ephemeral fragrance of a living room after the end of a Parisian dinner when coffee is served.

Illume Boulangerie Jar
Illume Boulangerie Jar $18

Minnesota-based Illume is best known for its luxuriously scented clean-burning candles. This candle evokes fresh coffee beans and is infused with almond milk, dark cacao, and patchouli to re-create the rich scent of a morning espresso.

Swan Creek Candle Co. Roasted Espresso Candle
Swan Creek Candle Co. Roasted Espresso Candle $11

Made in a signature Swan Creek enamelware mug, this roasted espresso scented-candle is clean-burning, triple-scented, and deliciously fragrant—evoking the smell of coffee beans roasting in the wintertime.

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