Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles

Decorating my place so that it looks cozy and chic is very important to me. But making sure that my place smells heavenly at all times and has the right ambience is the cherry on top of creating a lovely living space. I keep candles in almost every room of my house. I’ve found that the combination of glowing candlelight and being surrounded by my favorite scents helps me to unwind in a peaceful atmosphere. I also love giving candles for gifts, so these coffee table toppers can really do no wrong in my book. I’ve put together a little list of my favorite candles to give you some guidance the next time you shop for some new scents yourself…

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles
Not only do peony blooms look beautiful, they smell great too. One of my very favorite scents is D.L. & Co.‘s candle in “Peony Delight.” It isn’t too overwhelming, but it’s just enough. You can buy it for a steal when it’s on sale on One Kings Lane or Gilt. I have mine placed on top of my coffee table books in my office…

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles
Anthropolgie offers a really great selection candles. When candle shopping, I tend to gravitate toward scents that are a little bit floral, but very fresh and clean. That said my favorites from Anthro include the Simpatico Hobnail Candle in “Honeysuckle,” the Capri Blue Candle-In-A-Jar in “Mandarin Mango,” and the Gia Candle Jar in “Lychee Blossom.” They smell great and they also look really cute when they’re clustered together.

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles
Dyptique candles are a wonderful luxury to have in your home. My favorite scents by this brand are “Tuberose” and “Freesa,” but they can be a bit pricey. If you’re buying candles on a budget, a good alternative to Dyptique is a brand called Yankee Candles. They smell great and they’re also inexpensive.

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles
Kai is another brand I love. The Skylight Candle is a blend of soy, palm and coconut wax, and it smells like gardenias (my favorite scent). When I burn this candle it makes me feel like I am on a tropical island. Ahhhh…

Burn Notice: My Favorite Candles
The brand Lollia also makes some great scents, and they look pretty too. I like the “Stacks of Pretty Paper” and “Breathe” candles because they have delicate hints of peony and citrus. Each Lolia candle also has a little crystal charm that adds to the ladylike look, so they are perfect for displaying in your bedroom or make for great gifts.

I always say that some of the best gifts are ones that you can eat, drink or burn, because you can enjoy using them without adding extra clutter to your life. Any one of these candles would be a great treat for a hostess gift, a birthday party, or even a little personal pampering present for yourself. Because who doesn’t love a little indulgence?

Have you tried any of these candles? What’s your favorite scent?

XO Lauren

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  • Deanne Castro

    I love candles…especially at this time of year!

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  • Melissa Panici

    Thanks for sharing! I haven’t tried any of those candles yet but my favorite scent for candles is vanilla. It smells so good and clean.

  • Sarah Heckle

    My favorite candle is the Capri Blue Volcano from Anthropologie. They’re preicey though, so I got a candle warmer so I can keep using candles after the wicks burn out!

    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/08/21/candle-decorations/ – my candle inspiration!

  • Andrea Coba

    scentsy burners are also amazing. Not only do they smell great and last a long time, but they come in all different shapes and designs. The wax inserts are also budget friendly.

  • JennySue Makeup

    I must try a Dyptique, they get so much love! My old standbys are Votivo’s Red Currant (so luxurious and rich smelling!) and Bath & Body Works Autumn candle is my favorite for this time of year! They go so fast at my B&B location!

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  • Martin M

    Vanilla candles are my fav. I always turn them on when I feel sad or I enjoy in the hot top. Even already done them by myself as a gift for my mum :) XOXO from Germany :)



  • Brenna Gray

    I have only tried Yankee Candles on this list. I have recently discovered Diamond Candles! http://www.diamondcandles.com/

    Diamond Candles are Soy candles that have a hidden surprise inside the wax… a ring! The rings range from $10, $100, $1,000 or even $5,000. They are the most fun things ever. I am burning my Summertime candle right now. I also bought white chocolate, peachy mango, midnight kiss and orange vanilla! My mother bought honeysuckle. All of them smell so good and they have deals for them on websites like Groupon once in a while. Made right here in the USA :-).

  • Ivonne Badillo

    I <3 Candles !!!!...Can't wait to try these... =)

  • Tiffani Stuart

    My favorite scents depend on the time of year. In Winter, I love warm scents that remind me of baked goods… Vanilla, cinnamon, apples…etc. In Spring, I love light & fresh florals– like fresh laundry, or Gardenia or Peony… in Summer, I love fruity scents like Coconut, Tropical Mangos, Grape, apples, Citrus, etc… and in Autumn, I love spicy scents like Pumpkin, Spiced rum & Wine musk scents ;0) I am definitely one who loves to set the mood for the season!

    Thanks for the recommendations! I look forward to trying them & similar products– I can’t bring myself to spend $90 on a candle though, sorry. lol

  • Julie Wevers

    My favorite scent right now is La Bougie Brioche from Ladur

  • Laura Jewison

    I really enjoy the scentsy wickless system, you never have to worry about burning your house down if you forget about and leave the house in a hurry.

  • Rosely C

    I love candles too. One of my favorite scents is vanilla. I love the scent of candles in all the rooms of a house.

  • Laura Marshall

    I really like the bath and body works candles. ONe of my favorite is the Bamboo. I like anything that is clean and fresh and sea scented. Also my husband is one of those who can’t stand certain smells so I have to be cautious about what candles I buy.

  • Rachel Moltz

    I love this post! I adore candles. My favorite are Voluspa candles and you can get them at Anthropologie. Amazing!!

  • Cassidy Short

    I adore this post, I am a candle fanatic! My favorite ever are candles from The Candle Lab in Columbus, OH. It’s a small, local business that uses soy based candles with over 100 scents, my personal favorite is Wasabi. Also, you can pour your own candles {they look so cool in mason jars!} and my favorite one that I have made myself is Lavender Fields, Leather, & Peppercorn :)




  • Hanna Futterman

    I love the fall and winter scents from Bath and Body Works!! Leaves, Cranberry Woods, and Warm Vanilla Sugar are some of my favorites.

  • Meredeth King

    They are really nice ideas, for warm and cozy feeling can be created by their frame. Love all kinds of kindles, they are generous! ^_^

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  • Deanne Castro

    I love using candles around the house!

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  • Maureen Lontoc

    My favorite candle right now is Oats & Honey by Chesapeake Bay that I got as a gift from Target! I love it so much that it’s one of the things I love to gift to my family & friends. I leave it in the kitchen, so after all the cooking’s done, the kitchen has a pleasant smell. :)


  • Emilie

    I love scented candles as long as they aren’t overly insulting to your senses. Vanilla scents are the best.

    xo Emilie @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • HistoryBeauty

    I love the Slakin & Co. candles. My favorite scents are Salted Caramel and Frosted Cupcake!

    Check out my beauty channel and blog!http://www.youtube.com/HistoryBeauty http://historybeauty.blogspot.com

  • Brittany Vazquez

    i love candles! i definitely am going to need some when i get my new room and i really like loilla ones you chose. super cute and elegant.

  • Liesl

    I love having candles in my house! At the moment I’m burning Peach Bellini from Bath & Body Works. I love Yankee Candles, although they’re quite pricey here in Taiwan.

    Happy weekend, everyone! THANKFUL FOR FRIDAY! <3


    Liesl xxx

  • TheEnchantingLife.com

    Those candles are so beautiful! They would make any home cozier!

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  • Linh Ly

    love candles! wanna try all the ones you’ve listed!



  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    One of my friends is obsessed with Anthropologie candles!!! lol

    I love candles ๐Ÿ˜€

  • cheryl denise

    red flower makes some of my favorite candles!! although they are a little pricey, they really make your entire home smell phenomenal!!! my favorite scent is the spanish gardenia.

    http://peekofchic.blogspot.com/“”>a peek of chic

  • Marie Fournier

    I love candle smell sweet or vanilla, they are my favorite!


  • Rosie Waldherr

    I love candles…they smell so good and look great as decoration =)



  • Kate W

    Excellent choices. My favorite of the ones you listed is definitely Lollia Breathe. I adore all of the Lollia scents I have tried. In fact, I love my petite luminary so much that it inspired a manicure! Here’s my picture of my inspired manicure: http://fishing4beauty.blogspot.com/2012/01/cult-nails-nail-art.html Thank you for sharing your favorites. It’s always great to discover new products and try new things. You suggestions are always spot-on:)

  • Marily Gentile

    Candles from Fresh are amazing. Sugar and brown sugar scents are my fav :)

  • MelangeJolie

    I’m obsessed with candles! My all time favorite candle is actually Glade in angel whispers it smells like angels :) Diptique is also one of my favorite brands. I also love Voluspa and slatkin & co :)


  • TrojanKris

    I’ve been buying up Daniel Stone’s candles. the COCO line is wonderful – it has great scents such as Gardenia and Lavender, and it doubles as hand lotion because it’s made from Coconut wax and you just scrape off a little of it, rub it all over your hands, and they are silky smooth!

  • Marie Fournier

    I thing I’ll all try them, I love candle, it’s cute, cozy and it’s smells good !


  • kjandersen11

    Unfortunately not. I like light floral scents. Not too heavy. xoxo KJ

  • Kimberly Reed

    I love anthropologies candles too…I’m a candle fanatic…as well love Dyyptque as well in Rose…try Hotel Costes Bitter Orange and Rum..yum….and Yankee candle in Fresh Rose……and Bath and Body works Coconut water….and SAND….favs of mine! I use candles while exercising, in bathroom,…thanks for sharing…! Kim Reed

  • Jennifer_l

    There is a new brand out of Lafayette Louisiana its called ParfumCeleste. They are a small company and its hard to find their candles so far, but the ones I have smelled have been amazing. They might be on etsy and have a website, might have to search a little.

  • trophygirl

    Diptyque Feu de bois has been a favorite for more than a decade! Along with that, Jimmy Belasco’s soy Absinthe candles (which sadly are no longer produced), and Paddywax Limoncello! Love the D.L. & Co. Driftwood scent too! :)

  • trophygirl

    and almost forgot…Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom!!

  • Lucy Cording

    Ecoya candles from New Zealand are the most beautiful smelling candles. You can order them online too.

  • A. McKay

    Another great candle brand is [wicks + wax]. They are hand poured and come in a variety of scents! Check them out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/wicksandwaxcandles?ref=l2-shop-info-name

  • Soapy jo

    Great website :)

  • Soapy jo
  • http://www.mytartwarmers.com www.mytartwarmers.com

    Hi, I think Lollia is a good brand. Nice presentation and very helpful topics.



  • Sarah

    there are some great candles on etsy too. i’ve seen people make candles out of tea cups. this shop has a bunch: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfternoonTLights?ref=hdr_shop_menu

  • sunlight sunlight

    I absolutely love scented wax!! Candles, tarts, etc! My favorite vendors include: Front Porch Candles, Country Home Scents, Yankee Candle, and Candles From the Keeping Room. Very highly fragranced!

  • NellN

    Hi, have you tried other Capri Blue candles? How do they burn? I have been eyeeing them for my blog becuse of the high grade soy mix waxes they use but cannot decide. Thanks!
    Natalia from http://www.ScentWords.com

  • adele thompson

    i am looking for a coffee table book that is large with older famous weddings that can be a sign in book for an engagement party. Any ideas? I need help. Has to be very nice book. Te bride is very picky.

  • Jackie Kim

    I like the ones on the top of the page.

  • Cassidy Short

    LOVE this post! I could (and have) spent about $1 million on candles! My favorite candle is The Candle Lab :)




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