The 15 Candles Our Editors Can't Live Without

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If you want to change up the ambiance of your home, candles are the perfect place to start. In addition to adding a calming glow and creating some aromatherapy, candles can even act as decorative accents in your space. The only issue? Deciding which one to buy.

Here, we polled the teams from MyDomaine and The Spruce and got their picks for the most stylish, best-scented candles out there. From floral scents to relaxing fragrances, these are candles your home needs.

Brooklinen Magic Hour Candle

Magic Hour Candle

"I rarely buy a candle more than once—I mean, there are just so many scents to explore!—but I'm going on my fifth delivery of this delightful option. The scent is light with lovely rose notes, and the light pink wax is a real treat."—Bridget Mallon, associate editorial director

Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle

Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle

"The hype around Le Labo's iconic Santal 26 candle is well-deserved, but it's way too expensive to buy regularly. Maison Louis Marie's No. 04 candle is a fantastic dupe for over half the price, and it's the candle I'm always in the mood for, no matter the month or time of day."—Nicole Lund, commerce editor

Lit Láb Co. Dark Rose + Labdanum Candle

Dark Rose + Labdanum

"This is one of my favorite small business discoveries. The Dark Rose + Labdanum is my favorite scent from this clean brand. It's not your typical rose-scented candle: The labdanum gives it an amber woodsy quality (think Le Labo 18). Clean but sexy and truly intoxicating!"—Jamie Abarca, editorial project coordinator

NEST Fragrances Cedar Leaf & Lavender Candle

Cedar Leaf & Lavender Scented Candle

"I got the votive size as a gift and loved it so much I had to buy the larger version. I find the earthy, cologne-like scent to be calming without being too overpowering. Plus, it comes in a chic container that looks pretty on my nightstand even when it's not lit."—Jamie Weissman, associate commerce editor

Harlem Candle Co. 22k Gold Nightclub Map of Harlem "Savoy" Luxury Candle

Savoy Candle

"I like candles that look good and smell good and this certainly does both. The scent is light and citrus-y but isn't overwhelming, and once you burn through it you can repurpose the vessel as a cocktail glass. It's my favorite to give as gifts, but I also love it for myself."—Emma Glubiak, social media editor

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Home Candle

Jo Malone Candle

"This candle smells as expensive as it is. I'm a big fan of scented candles that come in tastefully designed containers, and this one is simple but handsome. It will elevate whatever table (side, console, bedside) you place it on while infusing your space with a subtle yet powerful aroma."—Mélanie Berliet, senior vice president and general manager

DW Home Birthday Cake Candle

Birthday Cake Candle

"Besides being a favorite ice cream or cookie flavor, 'birthday cake' makes for a heavenly candle scent, too. This one from DW Home carries a sweet aroma without overpowering a room. I have the large double wick—the biggest size—and it lasts me a few months when I light it about once or twice a week."—Emily Manchester, editorial and strategy director

FORVR Mood Pillowtalk Duo Candles Set

Pillowtalk Duo Candles Set

"As the name suggests, these scents are soft and romantic. Sweet Spot has a chocolate-fruity scent with a musk base, which smells just as delicious as it sounds. But my favorite by far is Phero-moans, which is an addicting combo of champagne and citrus scents that I never want to not have. It's that good. Bonus: This brand is a small business owned by a Black woman, makeup guru/lifestyle queen Jackie Aina."—Ginger Cowles, senior editor

Brooklyn Candle Montana Forest Minimalist Candle

Montana Forest Minimalist Candle

"I love a good Christmas candle. This scent is still going strong months past the holidays with its 'fresh snow in the deep forest' notes. It makes me feel cozy but also gives the overall scent a fresh and uplifting vibe."—Dwyer Frame, vice president, commerce

Kacey Musgraves x Boy Smells Slow Burn

slow burn

"This candle came out of a collaboration between country singer Kacey Musgraves and Boy Smells, but you don't have to be a fan to appreciate its scent. Some candles don't 'throw' their fragrance much when lit, but this candle manages to make the whole room smell clean and cozy after just a few minutes."—Kate Geraghty, editorial director

Candlefish No. 47 Candle

No. 47

"I never get tired of this candle. The Charleston-based company makes this soy variety with notes of bergamot, orchid, and musk—the perfect mix of earthy and floral scents. With a library of over 100 scents, there's a candle for every taste here."—Caroline Utz, editor

Circle 21 Candles Zen Garden

Zen Garden

"I love this scent so much that I’ve been buying this candle for over seven years—no joke! Zen Garden is a refreshing mix of green tea and citrus, so it’s subtle and invigorating even when used in a small room. I’ve found that even friends with sensitive noses compliment the scent of this candle, which is a huge win in my book."—Katherine Louie, senior commerce editor

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle

Thymes Frasier Fir Candle

"I got this candle several years ago for Christmas, and no other candles have compared since. It has such a refreshing scent and every time I catch a whiff of it I'm immediately transported back in time to cutting down Christmas trees with my parents. Even so, I light this candle year-round because it just smells so good."—Kate McKenna, email editor

Dilo Palo Santo Candle

Palo Santo Candle

"I stumbled upon this candle in a little LA shop and it's safe to say I've been obsessed with it ever since. When lit, it instantly adds that luxurious yet calming vibe to any room, thanks to the palo santo and lavender notes. It also has three unique layers, all of which smell more amazing than the next."—Perri Kressel, associate commerce editor

228 Grant Street Candle Co. Meyer Lemon + Lavender Candle

Meyer Lemon + Lavender

"The smell of this lemon and lavender candle refreshes any room. When quarantine started, I found myself searching for candles that smelled great and were from a small business. The founder, Kendal Brown, named the company after his grandparents' address, and all the candles are hand-poured in Baltimore. While I've tried a variety of scents, this one is my favorite!"—Meg Lappe, senior commerce editor

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