Your Guide to Candles for Any Occasion


In our world of consumer pleasing, some candle makers are going above and beyond to please us with size and scent. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best smelling candles you can find in the jungle of internet. Caution – some of them might not be very affordable, but you have to see them to believe:

Biggest candles

Santal 26 Concrete Candle

1. Santal 26 Concrete Candle - $470 at Barney's

This candle is twice as big as the biggest jar of Yankee candle at 42.3 ounces. It burns for 150 hours and stands at 7 inches high and 7 inches wide.

Luxury Candle

2. Sicilian Tangerine Luxury Candle from Nest - $ 120 on Amazon

This beauty burns for 120 hours and contains over 47 ounces of candle. It can make a perfect centerpiece and create cozy ambience for days.

Tea Candles

3. Baies Large Indoor/Outdoor Candle - $290 at Diptyque net-a-porter.com

This 52-ounce candle is packed in a modern bucket-resembling container and offers up to 150 hours of indoor or outdoor flame that is powerful enough to last through all kinds of weather.

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4. Flora di Fornasetti Scented Candle - $495 at trouva.com

This oversized candle not only looks like a piece of art, but is one with its 200 hour burn time and intricate design. The container is ceramic and holds 67 ounces.

Mandarin Luxury Candle

5. Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin Luxury Candle - $495 at Nordstrom

The entire 88 ounces of it smell amazing and last for 230 hours. It stands at 7 inches tall and offers fresh scent that lingers for hours after it is done burning for the day.

Giant Candle

6. Giant Japonica Jar Candle from Voluspa - $198 at Anthropology

Once this 123-ounce 10-inch high candle is done burning, you can use it as a restroom waste basket. You know, after its 250 hours of burn time.

Colossal Mercury Glass Candle

7. Colossal Mercury Glass Candle from Capri Blue - $142 at Anthropology

Customers love this candle for its 250 hours burn time and fancy looks. It has 130 ounces poured into 6.5 inch wide and 9 inch high jar.

Vanilla Candle

8. Madagascar Vanilla Scented Candle - $510 at amara.com

This one is the largest candle here with its 264 ounces, which is 7.5 kg! It stands at over one foot and burns for a whopping 800 hours. This means that even if you burn it for 5 hours every evening, you will enjoy its cozy scent for 160 days.

Best scented candles

Voluspa French Cade Lavender

1. Voluspa French Toast - $18 at voluspa.com

This candle smells heavenly and can make you kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom extra warm with this sweet scent, so take a breather after a long day or enjoy a lazy rainy Sunday.

2. Go Be Lovely Coconut Milk Mango - $18

The candle stuns with its scent almost as much as with its design. Geometric pink jar contains Tahitian vanilla and coconut milk perfumes that last for a very long time.

English Candles

3. Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia - $36 at Neiman Marcus

Get some Europe into your house with this luxurious scent of Jo Malone London. It comes packed in uber sophisticated package and makes a perfect gift to you.

4. Yankee Candle Pink Sands - $29.50

It is named after Harbor Island sand beaches and offers memories of the ocean as soon as you light it up.

Voluspa French Cade Lavender

5. Voluspa French Cade Lavender - $30

Lavender is universal and so is this candle. If you desire freshness to fill the air for hours, go for Voluspa and you won't be disappointed.

6. Sprinkles & Skylar Vanilla Triple Cinnamon - $50 at skylar.com

This baby is a product of Skylar fragrance and Sprinkles cupcakes, so don't light it up while hungry – it'll make you even more so!

7. Capri Blue Aloha Orchid - $30

If you are active on Instagram, you might have seen this one as celebrities like to post it and for a good reason.

8. Diptyque Gardenia - $65 at Nordstrom

Gardenia smell is hard to recreate, but this one got it going on. You can light it up now or wait for spring if you don't have real gardenias growing under your bedroom window.

9. Nest Fragrances Ocean Mist & Sea Salt - $68

If you are missing an ocean (who doesn't?), this is the next best thing. You will detect sea salt, white tea, and coconut tones that together smell like an ocean.

Oribe Candles

10. Oribe Cote d'Azur - $65

The extravagant jar reveals the obsessive scent of brand's dry texturizing spray and other products that is now transformed into a candle.

11. Cire Trudon Ernesto - $105 at Barney's

If you have a scent or two to hide, this candle is up to the job. Enjoy tones of tobacco, moss, leather, and amber, which all together will give your house a feeling of understated luxury.

12. Tom Ford Oud Wood - $98

Anything that is touched by Tom Ford feels divine, and so does this candle. You can trick all your guests into believing that you are a lot better off than you really are.

Santal Candles

13. Le Labo Santal - $75

People don't become obsessed with a perfume for no reason, so rest assured you'll join a club of admirers with this one.

14. Byredo Bibliotheque - $85 at Nordstrom

Library smells are the next best thing to all the knowledge you get there. The candle looks and smells amazing and can serve as a perfect centerpiece for your next book club meeting.

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