The Best Scented Candles For Improving Your Mood & Living Space

Breathe in.

You can’t beat a beautiful scented candle when it comes to relaxing, can you? Pick the right one and your home, bedroom or study will be filled with a comforting, enveloping scent that can transport you anywhere – Antibes, a sultry cocktail bar, or the rolling hills of the countryside.

There are so many scented candles on the market in Australia these days, and it can make it hard to select the one that’s right for you. That’s why we’ve created this handy list of some of our favourite scented candles, guided by the mood you want to emulate in your home.

Whether you want to relax, feel invigorated, set the romance or feel like you’re inside a warm hug, we’ve got a candle with your name on it.

The Best Candles For Relaxing

When you’re looking to relax, the best scented candles will be filled with essential oils known to aid in stress relief. Think lavender, vanilla, clary sage, ylang ylang and bergamot and neroli, to name a few. Too confusing? Here are our favourite relaxing scented candles.


Lumira Balinese Ylang Ylang Candle, $70


Hunter Addison Candle, $45


Glasshouse Sacred Heart Candle, $54.95

The Best Candles For Inspiration

Feeling supremely unmotivated right now? Feel stuck in a rut? These home scents will transport you to another place – it’s as good as we’re going to get when it comes to international travel in 2021.

Look for scents that remind you of your favourite season – flowers like jasmine and rose, fresh-cut grass, a crackling fireplace – or scents that remind you of your favourite holiday destinations, like coconut, olive, or sea salt.


Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Candle, $120


Glasshouse Fragrances A Tahaa Affair Candle, $49.95

Bed Threads

Bed Threads Olive Leaf & Thyme Candle, $40

The Best Candles To Set The Mood

Looking to add a little romance into your evenings? Candles can help you there – an intoxicating scent can definitely turn your everyday lounge room into, well, something sexier. Look for scents like tobacco, clove, sandalwood and other rich, all-encompassing scents.


Circa Home Amber & Sandalwood Candle, $39.95


Lumira No 352 Candle, $70

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Candle, $145

The Best Candles For Elevating Your Space

If you’re working from home or simply want your lounge to feel fresh and welcoming, a premium scent can really help. 


Freedom Stephanie Phillips Candle, $24.97

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Candle, $160

Maison Balzac

Maison Balzac Sainte T Candle, $69


Sensori+ Detoxifying Candle, $80

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