10 Divine Scented Candles People Can't Get Enough Of

Interior designers often tout scent as the forgotten secret to a great room. You can have the most stunning sculptural furniture and jaw-dropping art, but if a place smells soulless, it’s never going to feel inviting. Enter: these scented candles that SwearBy curators light every chance they get, whether they need an aromatherapy boost or just want to get an olfactory whiff of a five-star spa while cuddled on their sofa for a Netflix binge. 

Abundance Crystal Energy Candle™

“Candles can certainly set the tone and ambiance of a room, but these candles from CHIJI take things to the next level. Each candle is made with a set of crystals, inviting a certain energy into the room (in addition to filling it with a beautiful scent). This particular candle, Abundance, contains a citrine, clear quartz, and green jade, all of which attract prosperity. Who couldn’t use some of that?” — Sara Tan

Diptyque Paris Baies Candle

“This candle is my favorite. The great thing about Diptyque is that their candles always burn straight down so there is never any wax leftover! Baies leaves a subtle, lingering smell days after the candle has been blown out. This candle is calming, homey, and is not overpowering. It’s a must in any house/apartment.”—Alyssa Echanique

Capri Blue Volcano - Iridescent Jar Candle

I love this smell so much – it’s a perfect all year round fragrance that leaves the house smelling fresh long after the candle burns out. Also, the candles are high quality and long-lasting regardless of scent, though Volcano is my go too. I definitely stock up when Anthropology has site-wide sales as these candles rarely ever go on sale anywhere else. Also, the mini ~$12 candles make great gifts as well!”—Caitlin Gutoski

Diptyque Paris Feu de Bois Candle

Smells like a well-appointed home. Not too floral, not too woody, but just sophisticated enough to impress guests.”—Emily Arnow

Anthropologie Capri Blue Volcano Candle

I’ve been buying these candles for years and have yet to tire of them. The scent is strong but not overpowering and works in all rooms. The come in both tin and mercury glass and in a variety of colors and sizes. They’re not expensive and they last a long time.”—Aimee Leahy

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Geranium Scented Soy Candle

I’m a big ol’ slut for Mrs. Meyers. Upon doing extensive research, the geranium and the basil are the best scents, so I always buy their candles! They smell so good, I ~literally~ burn through them. This is probably illegal but I keep one in my car cupholder so that when my car gets hot, the wax gets all melty and makes my car smell nice. Omg I don’t light it, chill.”—Courtney Perkins

NEST Holiday Candle

THE best holiday candle. I wait all year to justify burning this for the season! The have a scent for everyone but this holiday one is my absolute go-to for the season – for myself and as a perfect hostess gift.”—Rosie O’Meara

Sunday Forever 11:11 Fig and Wishes Candle

I love candles at home. It’s the perfect little luxury that I indulge in when I come home after a long day. My new favorite candle is by Sunday Forever, called 11:11. It has a warm, smoky, fig scent that’s hard not to love.”—Nicole Gibbons

Trader Joe's Honeycrisp Apple Candle

“Have you found the Trader Joe’s scented candles in the personal care aisle yet? If you haven’t do yourself a favor and run to TJ’s right now, because they’re cheap, smell AAAAHH-MAZING and have a great throw (they scent an entire room). I have the limited fall scents (Honeycrisp apple and vanilla pumpkin) and just got the delicious Spring ’19 Lemon Cookie fragrance and honestly, I want to go buy them all. They make a great little gift too, and the perfect size for anywhere around the house. They smell good enough to eat!”—Emily Manatan

Sunday Forever Rich Candle

“This candle makes me feel so freakin fancy and famous. It’s got a subtle and sophisticated scent that is perfect for your bedroom or your living room or maybe your woman cave that’s decked out in velvet and leather. Either way, this candle will make you feel like a boss babe.”—Helene Estes

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