Spending more time at home is nothing new. We’ve been living this pandemic life for over a year now and it’s become our new normal. At the beginning of COVID, folks everywhere were undertaking home reno projects and making their spaces as nice as possible since we’re basically been stuck inside most of the time. But what can you do if you aren’t in a place to undergo a reno or home update? It sounds crazy but a great and incredibly non-committal way to give your home a little boost is to light a candle. A new scent is a brilliant way to impart new vibes and freshen things up. Plus, if you’re condo living and you ever have to cover up some not-so-great smells like last night’s curry, you can thank me later.
These candles not only smell amazing, but they look so freaking chic. Believe me, if I’m going to put something on display in my condo, it better look stylish and fierce and these candles will tick all the boxes.
Here are 8 candles to buy that look just as good as they smell!
From the deep scent to the gorgeous greeny-metallic colour of the candle, Polyamberous by Boy Smells is one of the most stunning candles I’ve ever laid my eyes on. The smell is truly intoxicating and it (literally!) lights up the room. Even when it’s not lit it emits a warm and homey fragrance that feels so comforting and cozy.
Inspired by family, this candle by Toronto-based brand Apothegeri is all about spreading love. It’s scented so beautifully with rose, vanilla, lavender, and frankincense. These small-batch, hand-poured candles are made in Parkdale and they’re so cute with the minimal packaging. They’ll truly have pride of place no matter where you choose to display it. Plus, you’ll be supporting an independent local business which is super important these days.
Goop certainly has a reputation for it’s candles with interesting names but this one is a little less ‘out there.’ With a spicy and woody vibe, it’s deceptively simple but it still fills the room with its aroma. It has notes of juniper, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon for the perfect balance of warmth and sweetness.
Transport yourself to Provence through this candle that’s fresh and woody. With notes of fig leaf and cassis, the vibe here is musky, cozy but still light and tantalizing. The candle itself is stunning with its amber-coloured glass and chic pink label.
Dreaming of escaping to a country garden? You can through the scent of this Goutal Paris candle. In addition to its gorgeous shape and colour, this candle emits a beautiful blend of blackcurrant, redberries and roses.
We all have our go-to Jo Malone candles but these layered candles combine our faves to create a unique blend. This one combines the iconic Pomegranate Noir with Peony & Blush Suede and the result is truly mesmerizing. The candle itself is a showpiece with its two-tone design and the scent will continue to evolve as you burn through the alternating layers of wax.
If romantic scents are your thing, you’ll want to spark this Blackberry Rose Oud candle from Voluspa. You’ll fall in love with the warm, fruity sweetness from blackberries mixed with floral rose notes and warm oud. Once you’ve lit the candle, the warm glimmer of the flame illuminates the delicate embossing of the jar. Plus, you can even use the jar after the candle’s gone for jewellery and storage.
There’s nothing we love more than a hot cup of chai tea but with this candle from Vancity-based Mala the Brand, you can enjoy the scent anytime you fancy. The blend of clove, cinnamon and vanilla is classic and so warm and inviting. The minimalist vibe is so cool and we love the metal detail as well.
Featured Image: Apothegeri