Nine Scented Candles That Provide Pure Escapism

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The best scented candles are the ones that conjure up a memory and have the power to shift a bad mood. With the festivities over for another year and spring still a few months away, we decided to share the scented candles that we like to light at this time year.

From the warmth and adventure of the Saharan Desert to the quiet calmness of a library, through their expert blends these scented candles provide various types of escapism and we hope there’s something in our edit that suits your mood.

Maison Margiela

When The Rain Stops Scented Candle, € 63,25

With aquatic acord, patchouli and rose, this scent creates that quiet calmness felt after the rainstorm has passed. It’s fresh, it’s clean and it’s ideal for those relaxed Saturday mornings.


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Sahara Dusk, € 40,00

Within minutes of lighting this scented candle the room will fill with notes of cardamon, cinnamon leaf and sandalwood, conjuring up the scents of the sun-soaked Saharan Desert. It’s the perfect gift for those who love to travel.



Feuille de Lavande 70g, € 40,25

Few fragrances have the ability to recreate a scene in as much detail as Diptyque’s Feuille de Lavande Scented Candle. Encompassing the fresh green leaves and stem as well as lavender bush, this candle paints a picture of the vast lavender fields found in the South of France at the strike of a match. Lavender is renowned for its relaxing properties, so this is a candle we recommend lighting as you wind down in the evening.



Bibliotheque Candle, € 80,50

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soak up the quiet of the library with Byredo’s Bibliotheque Candle. The blend of leather, patchouli, peony and plum bring to life the bookshelves and delicate paper effortlessly.


Control & Chaos

Bed + Breeze, € 63,00

Whether you can enjoy a long, lazy lie-in or have been up since 5.30am and want to reminisce, this clever blend from Control & Chaos will help recreate the scent of cosy linens and a fresh morning breeze wafting through.


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Balearic Sundown, € 40,00

Take yourself back to last summer’s trip away and feel the warm of the sun on your back and the sand between your toes. Our Balearic Sundown candle fills the room with clary sage, bergamot, hemp and amber for the dreamiest scent. It’s pure holiday without having to take a flight.


Mr Voss

Columbus Candle, € 75,00

For the avid globetrotter, Mr. Voss Columbus Candle provides mystery and adventure with its blend of fruity notes and spice. There’s a dash of clover and lavender layered onto a base of musk and amber. The fragrance will keep you guessing whilst being unexpectedly relaxing.


Malin + Goetz

Cannabis Candle 260g, € 60,00

Could we do a roundup of the best scented candles for escapism without including Malin + Goetz’s bestselling Cannabis Candle? The spicy yet soothing scent has a fresh citrus and pepper opening before the oakmoss, sandalwood and amber take hold.


Boy Smells

Gardener Scented Candle, € 50,00

In the midst of winter, you can be forgiven for longing for the warmth and brightness of summer. This uplifting fragrance conjures up the scents of a garden in full bloom with citrus, petitgrain and honeysuckle. We’ve yet to light this candle and not smile.


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