Cover Townhouse Collection, from Jo Malone

There are plenty of ways to practise self-care at home. One easy way is to create an inviting ambience in your home with the fragrances you love—these candles come in elegant decorative vessels, too

This story was first published on January 25, 2021, and updated on July 23, 2021. 

In a time when we're spending even more time at home, it's good to practice self-care and seek out various ways to make your abode a more soothing space. Fragrances are one easy way to change the mood of a space; find your favourite scent and seek that inner peace while staying in.

Here, we pick out the scented candles housed in beautiful decorative vessels; these will make elegant additions to your decor, too.

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Baobab Collection Cities - Singapore scented candle, from Flaming Queen

Depicting the otherworldly Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay, this candle from Baobab Collection pays tribute to our sunny city state. The Cities - Singapore scented candle is available in four sizes, and carries the botanical notes of galbanum, gaiac wood and Texas cedar, all housed in sprightly, pasted-toned vessels.

Available at Flaming Queen

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Townhouse Collection, from Jo Malone

Housed in elegant vessels, the Townhouse Collection from Jo Malone comprises botanical home fragrances that emit calming, garden-like scents. Its latest additions include diffusers that feature notes of lilac, lavender, wild berry, bramble, green tomato, fig and cassis. These diffusers are housed in porcelain containers with an unglazed, bisque-effect exterior, while the matching candles come with a textured ceramic container and matching lid.

Available at Jo Malone.

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Dancing Ovals candle, from Diptyque

Paris-based designer Yorgo Tloupas has created a striking candle holder to celebrate the French fragrance brand’s 60th year, featuring coloured labels specially for this milestone anniversary. The graphic lines on each vessel are a reinterpretation of the label’s iconic oval motif for four of its most popular scents: Baies, Figuier, Roses and Tubéreuse. 

Available at Escentials and Diptyque.

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Baobab Collection High Society candle, from Flaming Queen

Designed in Belgium, candles from Baobab Collection’s High Society range feature geometric patterns inspired by the art deco movement, engraved onto hand-blown glass. The scents take their names from the protagonists of literary classics such as The Great Gatsby and Marcel Proust’s seven-volume saga, In Search of Lost Time

Available at Flaming Queen.

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Fornasetti ceramic vase with lid and Otto candle, from Escentials

Housed in handmade ceramic vessels featuring Italian artist Piero Fornasetti’s cheeky, humorous motifs, these candles will add a playful touch to your home. The Otto fragrance features a polka dotted vase, combining aromatic Mediterranean herbs with woody notes and perfumed incense to create a nostalgic, soothing scent for the candle.

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Available at Escentials.


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Loewe Beetroot candle, from Casa Loewe

The home scents from the Spanish fashion house brings together an array of plant-based fragrances that include beetroot, coriander, honeysuckle, pea and juniper berry. Each candle is presented in a made-in-Spain wax holder with ribbed detailing; the pattern is reminiscent of a prehistoric Greek mug from the 5th century BC.

Available at Casa Loewe Singapore.

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Santal 26 candle, from Le Labo

A hot favourite from the New York-based brand, this soya-based candle is a sophisticated mix of smoky and leathery notes. It’s available in a glass or concrete vessel, as well as wonderfully rugged hammered metal container.

Available at Lelabo Fragrances.

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Fumus Cameo scented candle, from Gucci

Gucci teamed up with porcelain specialist Richard Ginori to design this made-in-Italy Fumus candle that contains a complex and layered scent of orange leaves, camphor, and birch. The floral and botanical-printed vessel also makes it an elegant centrepiece.

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Available at Matches Fashion.

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Aromatique Candles from Aesop

Aesop has launched its debut range of candles, created with the brand's long-term collaborator Barnabé Fillion. The Aromatique Candles, available in three scents, each bears the name of an important figure in ancient astronomy—Aganice, Callippus and Ptolemy.

The Aganice Aromatique Candle is floral, spicy and fresh; the fragrance's key ingredients are cardamom, clove and mimosa, accompanied by discreet notes of tobacco. The Callippus incorporates frankincense, guaiacwood, and bright notes of shiso; its woody, earthy, green fragrance is redolent of contemplative rituals. Lastly, the Ptolemy candle bears a resinous, earthy and woody fragrance that brings to mind old-growth Japanese forests, by dint of cedar, cypress and notes of vetiver. There is also a light smokiness among the scent notes.

Available at Aesop.

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L'air du Jardin perfumed candle, from Louis Vuitton

What could be more luxurious than a Louis Vuitton candle that's encased in a white ceramic pot with natural-leather handles? Created by the maison's Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the perfumed candle evokes a delicate scent of blossoming centifolia rose. Inspired by the elegant fragrance that envelops Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, the home of Belletrud's creative laboratory, he worked towards creating an ethereal rose without artifice—a weightless flower that imparts a sensation of eternal refinement.

Available at Louis Vuitton.

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+22+ scented candle, from Chrome Hearts

This luxurious candle by Chrome Hearts has an aromatic oil blend that is rich with notes of jasmine and bergamot. It's a sexy and intense scent that is surprisingly refreshing and can instantly elevate any room in the house. This exotic scented candle comes in a crystal holder with a lid so it can be used as part of your home decor later on; it is also packaged in the Los Angeles label's signature cross motif box, featuring an embossed Gothic script.

Available at Selfridges.