As we head away from summer and into autumn, we start looking forward to cosy nights in. The evenings are turning dark, a chill is starting to creep in and candles can add a warmth and ambience to any room. Whatever mood you want to set—be it romantic, relaxing or party, a candle is a simple pleasure. Nothing beats the feeling of walking into a beautifully scented room; we love lighting a candle while having a bath or getting ready for an evening out it’s an indulgent part of our beauty routine that we recommend everyone to try. Keep scrolling, as we’ve rounded up our nine favourite little-known candles…
The Pick: Malin + Goetz Mojito Candle (£37)
It was hard to choose a favourite scent from the quirky Malin + Goetz range, with Cannabis and Dark Rum to choose from, but in the end, Mojito got our vote. The fresh and cool scent instantly uplifts the senses—the perfect candle when getting ready for girls’ night!
The Pick: Damselfly Just Breathe Candle (£50)
We love Damselfly. Not only do these candles smell amazing, the fun slogans also make them the perfect gift. From Girl Boss to Good Vibes Only, plus a smattering of naughty ones, Damselfly has found its niche. At the end of a long day, light a Just Breathe candle, run yourself a bubble bath and chill…
The Pick: Jack Jack Candle (£45)
With its unisex, hypnotic fragrance, this candle is perfect for when you’re curled up in bed. The combination of tones, including marijuana, makes Jack the perfect scent to fill your bedroom before drifting off to sleep.
The Pick: Roads Keep Kissing Candle (£50)
Get in the mood for date night with the Roads Keep Kissing candle, which is described by the brand as a romantic, heart-stopping moment you wish could last forever. The beautiful design creates a deeply sensual atmosphere.
The Pick: Agonist Hope for Freedom Candle (£50)
A candle with a sophisticated and comforting ambience, Hope for Freedom opens up your mind and senses, making it the perfect addition to help inspire. The stylish candle makes for a great addition to your workspace.
The Pick: No.22 Laundry Room Candle (£38)
Founded by Elle UK beauty director Sophie Beresiner, No.22 Candles are unique in their design. Sophie’s obsession with knitwear led to the brand’s aesthetic. Our obsession with freshly washed laundry led our noses straight to Laundry Room. An addictive smell, it is the perfect addition when cleaning your closet.