The best luxury candles that your 'Bougie' home needs this year


The best luxury candles that your ‘Bougie’ home needs this year

From Bella Freud to Byredo, the best scented candles that money can buy

By Natasha Bird  August 14th, 2017

Great lighting: check. A vintage-inspired velvet couch: check. Art on the walls: check. And the final touches to an apartment worthy of even the most discernible of interior decorators? Well, it’s got to be a set of delicious smelling scents from the purveyors of some of the finest home fragrances around. From Bella Freud to Byredo, we’ve got the best scented candles that (not even that much) money can buy.

24 best luxury scents for your home: 

ALAIA, Rs 5,490

Push the boat out and go super deluxe with the Alaia fragrance. Available at Net-A-Porter 


BLACK PEPPERCORN, Rs 2,994

Not satisfied with dominating the bodywash and lotion world Molton Brown, of course, produce champion scented candles. This deep, musky one is our fave. Available at Look Fantastic

 

BOHEMIA, Rs 4,493

Vanilla and sandalwood is a fairly popular combination of scents, given that it provides for that woody oakiness that you associate with high quality furniture, but also that spark of sweetness that you get in a well aired home. Available at Liberty London


FEU DE BOIS, Rs 4,992

A classic from Diptyque and a great candle for the cosier winter months, due to its warm, woody fragrance. Available from John Lewis



FLEUR BOISÉE, Rs 2,995

The packaging is so pretty we almost wish we could display it with the candle, but alas, our dressers are too full. A blend of Rose Geranium, French Lavender and Petitgrain, this candle is evocative of the British countryside. Available at Petits Rituels



GINSBERG IS GOD, Rs 3,742

Bella Freud candles are about as 'bougie' as it gets. Especially with beatnik slogans like 'Ginsberg is God'. Fig and tomato scented. Available at Liberty London

 

ART OF SIAM, Rs 2,496

Janjira's 'Art of Siam' massage therapy candle has been a firm favourite on the team for a while. Name a person who doesn't love the idea of a candle that doubles as massage oil and we'll show you a liar. Available here



KUKUI OIL, Rs 2,496

Simple, elegant and Hawaiian. Available at Look Fantastic 


FROM LONDON WITH LOVE, Rs 3,244

The 'From London With Love' scented candle by Christian & Filippa has become a bit of a cult classic at this point. With a scent that is evocative of the British capital city - a whiff of roses, to conjure images of Columbia road's flower stands and an addition of some fresh jasmine - this is the best scented candle for a modern London home. Available from Christian & Filippa 

 

MANDARIN PROSECCO, Rs 2,495

A 'mandarin prosecco' candle? Literally the 'bougie' millennial candle of dreams, no? Available exclusively at John Lewis until September and then Heyland & Whittle's website thereafter.



NEROLI, Rs 1,248

Perfect for coffee tables, this big, shiny silver multi-wick candle will go with any interior. Plus the citrussy scent will keep you awake through any Netflix binge. Available at Shearer

 

COMFORT, Rs 2,829

An aromatherapy spa in your own home, this is a great candle to stock in your luxe new bathroom, for times of bubbles and unwinding with a good book. Available at Beatitude


MIMOSA, Rs 1,996-3,743

A candle that reminds you both of Spring, but also the sea? Sign us up. Any sophisticated house is bound to require a Diptyque candle. Available at Space NK



ORANGE BLOSSOM, Rs 3,327

Needing that 'zing' of energy in the morning, but you've forsaken coffee in favour of other more natural stimulants? Give Ila's 'orange blossom' candle a try while you do a spot of yoga in the morning. Its citrussy freshness will perk you up in no time. Available from Ila Spa

 

ROSE D'ORIENT, Rs 2,912

'Rose d' Orient' by IDEO Parfumers is an intense smell that will remind you of incense and ouds from the Middle East, but while it's quite rich, it is also feminine and has a softer second aroma. Available at Liberty London



OH SO SWEET, Rs 998

Erm, hello adorable candle with little bunny rabbits and kittens on it?! Kikki.K's 'Oh So Sweet' candle is officially the most ridiculously cute scented candle in this collection. And it's mini too, which makes it the best little gift. It's scented with sweet pear and ginger, making it as lovely smelling as it is cute. Available at Kikki.K

 

JURASSIC FLOWER, Rs 4,077 to 4,159

'Jurassic Flower' is a terrific name for a candle. And though it sounds a little harsh - like we ought to expect smells of a long forgotten giant lizard inhabited land - the actual scent is super delicate and pretty, with sweet fruits and lavender notes. The candle holder is also perfect for a modern home and would be well placed next to a piece of contemporary art. Available at Frederic Malle 

 

SPIRIT LAMP, Rs 4,825

A subtle, unusual smell, the D.S. & Durga  'Spirit Lamp' candle is musky at first, but you quickly get a whiff of the peachy, sweet gingery undercurrent. This is one for the yogis among your friends. Available at Liberty London


TOBACCO VANILLE, Rs 6,654

Okay, we'll be the first to admit that the people willing to shell out eighty quid on a candle are few and far between. But, we can promise you that if you do decide to fork out, it will be one of the most delicious-smelling, bougie candles you will ever own in your life. Available at House of Fraser

THE TIME IS NOW, Rs 1,996

Mmmh sandalwood and vanilla, pretty much a scent combo that will please anybody as it's the best of both worlds - nutty and musky but also quite sweet. Available at Kikki.K


FIG, GERANIUM & ROSE, Rs 3,078

Genuinely, who doesn't like the scent of figs in a candle? The geranium gives this candle a more spa-like quality, while the rose keeps it quite traditional. This would be a great option who wants to do a bit of simple, measured relaxation. Available at Ark Skincare


SANTAL 26, Rs 4,242

Santal 26 is a good entry point into Le Labo candles, as it's a delicate, sweeter version of their iconic Santal 33. Smoky, leathery but with added vanilla. Seriously yum. Available at Liberty London

 

SCENT TO DE-STRESS, Rs 3,743

Feeling a little wound up? Or know somebody who could do with taking a chill pill? Well this Neom candle is basically chill vibes in candle form. De-stress with this rich lavender based candle. Available at John Lewis (also available in smaller sizes here)

WOOD ASH, Rs 4,990

Can't quite make it over to one of California's famous red wood forests this year, but you'd like to evoke some of that mood in your living room. Baxter of California's 'wood ash' candle is the one for you. Available at Look Fantastic



From: ELLE UK