When someone gives you a scented candle, you will think of that person each time you light it. It’s a gift that keeps giving, across swaths of time marked by varied experiences. A fragrant candle affects the ambiance of your space subtly but intimately, shifting your mood based on scent alone. Perhaps a scent reminds you of home or of a trip abroad. Maybe it brings you to autumn or spring. Coffee or lemongrass candles aid alertness, whereas lavender and chamomile candles help relax you. Receiving a scented candle as a gift is also an opportunity for self-reflection: What is it about this scent that reminds this person of me? If a certain aroma brings a loved one to mind, they’re sure to enjoy it in their home. Here are some of our favorite scented candles available today.

Beautifully subtle: Lulu Candles | Fresh Linen |

Incredible Number Of Choices

Laundry day in the best way. Amazon

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This little candle can burn for up to 45 hours! It’s made of vegan eco-friendly soy wax and is made in the USA. The scent is a scrumptious linen fragrance that will freshen up any room. Imagine covering your face in a just-washed linen sheet.

Most transporting: Homesick Scented Candle

For People That Want To Remember Somewhere Else

A vacation in the Adirondacks. Amazon

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This robust 13.75-ounce candle has a 60-80 hour burn time. All-natural soy wax will bring you the crisp and musky smells of the Adirondacks: hay, cinnamon, pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and apples. It’s great for the fall but a treat all year round. These candles are poured by hand in the USA.

Variety pick: Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles

A New Option For A New Day

A spectrum of smell. Amazon

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Can’t decide? This is a top-quality variety pack of calming and relaxing scented candles. Eucalyptus will bring home the spa. Lavender is great for meditation or quiet reading hours. Vanilla and peppermint are all-purpose and mood-enhancing. They are made out of high-quality soy wax in the USA and have about a 20-hour burn time each.