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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  • Stephen

    I’ve just launched my own candle company on Etsy. It is a dog themed candle company called Knox’s Favorite Candle Co. named after my dog. If you have time, take a second and check it out here http://www.etsy.com/shop/knoxsfavorite 10% of our profits go to local and national organizations aiming to better dogs lives. Thank you in advanced for your support.

  • Ruth Morey

    Hi, I just started my own candle making business, it’s called HayPey candle decor, and you can find my store online: http://www.haypeycandledecor.com I make scented pillar candles for home decor, and the candles are made of either 100% Natural Soy Wax, or you can choose the Crystallizing Palm Wax! Both Give have a great fragrance hold, and both are very beautiful to have in your home, office, events (like weddings, parties, any event) etc. I also give deals on buying in bulk, however you would have to call to make arrangements! Check it out when you have a chance, I am new to this, so there will be new uploads periodically, and new designs always!

  • Great list of candles you’ve got here Lauren. While it is hard to justify shelling out the money for those expensive ones a la Diptyque, the scents and wax are on a whole new level. A little tip; if you want to dip your feet into the luxury candle market without going broke try buying the smaller size options that some of the luxury brands offer. Brands such as Diptyque and NEST offer mini sized versions of their more expensive, larger candles. And since the candles are of such high quality, you still get the great scents which I have found to still be quite strong at less than half the price sometimes! Plus, you can test out all the scents easier and find out which is your personal favorite 😀

    Also, jewelry candles are quite a fun trend that we have been getting in to lately. They are usually highly scented, long lasting candles as well. The jewelry inside is just a nice bonus. I recommend Jewelscent or Jewelry In Candles if you are interested in checking them out!

    – Candle Junkies