I’m not sure if this is some kind of hormonal thing, but I’m feeling kind of… cuddly today. You know, kind of a wool-sock-wearing and tea-drinking and «Love, Actually»-watching-cuddly.

Maybe it’s just a mid-week slump, that takes on a life of its own, paired with the sweet scent of my current favourite candle wafting over from the radiator (more on that below!). And so, we’re off to a scroll-down party post with ten lovely, fresh treats!


Izola «Elderflower» Candle (230 g), $35.00

Izola Elder Flower Candle

Yes, there are scented candles that smell distinctly of summer! The delicate, sweet scent of elderflower is gorgeous, and Izola source all their ingredients ethically and sustainably. Burning time: Approx. 60 hours

Voluspa «French Cade Lavender» (340 g), $20.00


Voluspa French Cade Lavender Candle

This candle is supposed to evoke «freshly laundered linen». I like the three-wicked (is that even a word?) candle made of coconut wax, with hints of Bulgarian lavender, french vervena and cedarwood. Burning time: Approx. 60 hours

Aspen Bay Candles «Bamboo Lotus» (270 g), $24.50

Aspen Bay Bamboo Lotus Candle (Honey Pot)

This hand-made candle made of soy wax (made in Tennessee!) smells of bamboo leaves, lemon, pear and eucalyptus. Burning time: Approx. 45 hours

Lalique «Yuzu» Candle (190 g), €65.00

Lalique Yuzu CandleOMG, I love this candle – because I love the asian citrus fruit yuzu so much! It’s an upbeat, very fresh scent that is never overpowering. Burning time: Approx. 40 to 50 hours

«Japanese Green Tea» Original Glass Candle by Karmakamet (185 ml), 69 Swiss Francs at The Merchant & Co.

Karmakamet Japanese Green Tea Candle

This soy wax candle is handmade in Thailand by Karmakamet, and is infused with a whopping 12% essential oils, which makes it quite intense, scent-wise… but the fresh, green tea smell isn’t too overpowering. Burning time: Approx. 40 hours

Rituals «Spring Garden» Scented Candle (290 g), around €20.00



The name says it all – but instead of flowery spring meadows, you get fresh vetiver and sage. A lovely, green scent! Burning time: Approx. 50 hours

Panier des Sens Scented Candle in «Jasmin Bergamotte» (180 g), €20.00

Panier des Sens Jasmin Bleu Nuit CandleUsually, jasmine is quite sweet and intense, but in this lovely candle version, it gets a fresh, very mediterranean kick. Burning time: Approx. 40 hours

Diptyque «Oranger» Scented Candle (190 g), $60.00

Diptyque Oranger Scented Candle

Anyone who loves scented candles must already be obsessed with the French brand Diptyque. This version concentrates not only the juicy smell of orange, but the entire tree – roots, leaves and all! Burning time: Approx. 35 hours

Lucy Annabella Organics «Spearmint & Lemongrass» Aromatic Candle (250 g), €39.00 at BiomazingDuftkerze_LucyAnnabella-620x685

This is definitely an «uplifting» favourite, made in Ireland! 100% organic essential oils and soy wax, infused with the amazing scents of mint and lemongrass. Burning time: Approx. 50 hours

Ladurée Lavender Candle (180 g), €47.00


On one hand, I’d really like to find out if this candle really is «tremendously arousing», as stated on Ladurées homepage, but then maybe some things should remain a mystery. Unless you want to share, of course!

And now, over to you: Do you have a favourite scented candle that I’ve scandalously forgotten here? A secret tip for all fellow scented candle fiends?


And I’ll leave you with my last Smoky-the-Bear input of the day, sweetie: Of course, you’d NEVER leave your burning candle unattended, right?




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