The Best Smelling Candles Ever

Best Smelling Candles Ever

Scented candles are a wonderful way to give a room in your home a whole new feeling.

There are a variety of creative scents nowadays that can make your home smell like flowers, like a bakery, like the holidays, or even like you’re vacationing somewhere tropical.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the Best Smelling Candles Ever! The scented candles included in this list aren’t the generic ones you can find in your local department store. They’re a mixture of beautiful and unusual scents that create a marvelous fragrance.

We love to use these candles to enhance the aroma of our homes while we’re entertaining guests. Homes with scented candles lit have a much more welcoming and embracing ambiance.

As an added bonus, this list contains candles that have lead-free candle wicks and are mainly soy-based so you can use them without worrying about poisoning yourself and your guests.

Best Smelling Candles Ever

Old Factory Scented Soy CandlesOld Factory Best Smelling Candles Ever5/5Buy Now (My personal favorite).
Earth Essence Aromatherapy Scented Soy CandlesEarth Essence Best Smelling Candles Ever4/5Buy Now
Wax & Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy CandlesWax and Oils Best Smelling Candles Ever 15/5Buy Now
Red Brick CandlesRed Brick Candle best smelling candles ever 14/5Buy Now
Trapp Poured CandlesTrapp Best Smelling Candles Ever 14/5Buy Now

Here are our list of the best smelling candles ever.

  1. Old Factory Candles Soy Candles

Old Factory Best Smelling Candles Ever

Old Factory can probably be your one-stop shop for the best smelling candles. Almost all of their scents are amazing, and the quality of their products is unparalleled.

An order of one of these products gets you three 4-oz candles. They’re made of soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks, so you don’t have to worry about these candles slowly poisoning you overtime like other candles out there. These candles are made lead-free, so you can rest assured that they will do you no harm no matter how long and how often you light these up.

Each one of these candles can burn anywhere from 25 to 30 hours. One candle can fill up a bedroom with its wonderful scent, but it’s recommended to combine two candles for larger rooms such as a living room or a kitchen. Even better, you should definitely try mixing and matching different candles to create a wonderful, unique aroma.

All of Old Factory’s products are hand-made and created in the United States of America. Their scents aren’t very common either. They’re a mixture of a variety of strange smells… for example, they have a “Man Cave” scent that’s a mixture of “Straight Razor”, “Leather”, and “Mahogany”. They’re very strange scents indeed, but the combination produces something just so manly and magnificent.

Aside from the “Man Cave” scent, there are 13 other products you can choose from:

  • 50 Shades – Mix of Jasmine Bubbles, Leather, and Vanilla Sex.
  • Baby Shower – Mix of Baby Powder, First Blanket, and Baby Shampoo.
  • Bake Shop – Mix of Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Fudge, and Cinnamon Crisp. – One of my favorites
  • Citrus Grove – Mix of Key Lime, Lemongrass, and Orange Zest.
  • Coffee Shop – Mix of Coffee Beans, Hazelnuts, and Chai Tea. – Another one of my favorites
  • Fall Harvest – Mix of Pumpkin Spices, Cranberries, and Autumn Leaves.
  • Fresh & Clean – Mix of Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, and Fresh Linen.
  • Happy Hour – Mix of Bourbon, Black & Tan, and Champagne.
  • Hippie Mix – Mix of Cannabis, Incense, and Bag O’ Cookies.
  • Romance – Mix of Rose Petals, Champagne, and Dark Chocolate.
  • Spa Day – Mix of Cucumber, Lemongrass, and Green Tea. – Smells so relaxing and wonderful. Instantly makes me feel relaxed and happy.
  • Vacation – Mix of Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, and Awapuhi.
  • Wildflowers – Mix of Lily of the Valley, Lilac, Plumeria.

The Old Factory Candles come in a set of three candles. You can purchase a set here!

What’s great is that if you order one of these, you can add a second candle set to your order for 10% off. All you have to do is enter “CPVBHST6” at checkout.

Trust me, when you get a whiff of these candles, you will never go to those generic store brand candles from Target or Walmart ever again.

  1. Earth Essence Aromatherapy Scented Soy Candles

Earth Essence Best Smelling Candles Ever

Another wonderful candle product that’s made in the United States of America.

The Earth Essence Aromatherapy Scented Soy Candle Collection comes in a variety of scents to help you relax and help your home feel much more welcoming.

These candles come in either a 4oz size or an 8oz size. Unlike regular cylinder candles however, these candles take the form of a box and is encased in a square tin.

Also, unlike the other candles on this list, the recommended usage for these candles is to only light them up for around 15 minutes to 30 minutes at a time. Not too long, but not too short.

These candle sets are made of a mixture of Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Omega-3. They’re all natural so you don’t have to worry about any harmful or toxic substances slowly ruining your health overtime.

What’s even more amazing about these candles is that they have a dual purpose. After the candle melts, you can use the melted wax as a lotion for your body. According to Earth Essence, the melting point of these candles is just a little over human body temperature, so you can immediately dip your fingers into the wax and apply it to your skin.

The Earth Essence candles are some of the best smelling candles ever and some of the best for aromatherapy.

Here are the scents you can choose from:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Spearmint
  • Vanilla

All of the scents will help relax your body and help your home smell fresh and inviting.

You can purchase a 4oz Earth Essence candle here or an 8oz here.




  1. Wax & Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candles

Wax and Oils Best Smelling Candles Ever

The candles from Wax & Oils are similar to the ones from Earth Essence. They’re hand-made in the United States, come in a cute, tin cases (although Wax & Oils’ candles are cylinders), and their main use, aside from making your home smell delicious, is to provide aromatherapy to relax your body.

These candles are made with soy wax instead of paraffin wax, making them very environmental-friendly and non-toxic.

These candles, however, require a bit of maintenance in order to get the most out of them. Wax & Oils says that you have to trim the candle’s wick to ¼ inch each time before you light them. You also have to remove the charred parts of the wick from the wax. I understand that trimming a candle’s wick to 1/4 an inch helps reduce soot.

Also, when you light the candle, you have to let it burn for at least 2 hours so that a “wax pool” covers the entire surface of the candle.

So these candles are a bit high maintenance compared to the others on the list, but they’re so amazing and affordable that it might be worth it to put in a little extra effort to maintain them.

These Wax & Oils candles come in 5 different scents:

  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Peppermint Eucalyptus
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla

For large rooms, you can mix-and-match two different candles to create an enchanting aroma all around the room. Strawberry and Vanilla smell divine together, but you can play around with the scents to see which ones you love to pair the most.

These candles can be purchased separately, but Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles, Lavender, Vanilla & Peppermint Eucalyptus, 8 oz (Pack of 3). That way you’ll save almost 30%.




  1. Red Brick Candles

Red Brick Candle best smelling candles ever

Next up on our list is the No. collection of candles from Red Brick Candles.

These candles are 10.9oz, boasting over 75 hours of burn time.

They also come packaged in a gorgeous gift box along with some matches to help light your candle.

They’re made with soy wax and their wicks are lead-free.

These candles come in three different scents:

  • 1 – Vanilla Maple – Blend of Warm Maple and Rich Vanilla.
  • 2 – Cinnamon Bark – Spicy Cinnamon Bark with Orange Zest, Cloves, and Nutmeg.
  • 3 – Lilac – Purple and White Lilac mixed with Jasmine and Sweet Vanilla

All of the scents smell great, with my favorite definitely being the Vanilla Maple. These candles are very beautiful. Not only do they smell great, but they also only add to the beauty of your home décor.

What I’ve also noticed about these candles is that they have a really strong hot throw. With the other candles on the list, I usually need two candles to cover a big room, but with these candles, usually only one of them will be enough.

These candles are a bit pricier than the other options on this list, with one candle costing you about 3x more than the other candles on this list, but they’re well worth it. You get much stronger, larger, and longer lasting candles with these Red Brick candles.




  1. Trapp Poured Candles

Trapp Best Smelling Candles Ever

The last set of candles on our list are from Trapp. Trapp’s Poured Candles have rave reviews with Trapp saying that there is like “A bottle of perfume in every candle”.

Like Old Factory’s candles, Trapp has a variety of unique and exotic scents. They all give off a wonderful fragrance without being too overbearing.

Even without lighting these candles up, you can enjoy the far-reaching cold throw these candles give off.

They already smell so good being unpacked, you might not even want to light them.

However, when you do light them, you can expect your rooms, even large ones, to be filled with your candle’s fragrance in a matter of minutes.

The scent lingers a while too even after the candle has been put out.

That’s how you know how high quality these candles are.

But of course, high quality products usually come with an equally high price tag.

We do have to warn you that these candles are made with a combination of soy and paraffin wax. As you may already know, a paraffin wax candle is not something you want to light every single day for long periods of times. Paraffin releases soot when burned which can be harmful to those with asthma, lung, or heart problems. It’s okay to light these types of candles every other day, but not constantly around the clock. Space out your usage of these candles.

So these candles are great when you want to light them for when you have guests around, but if you want to play it safe, you should stick to the soy-based candles listed above.

A 7oz Trapp candle can be purchased here. Here are what they have available:

  • Amber & Bergamot
  • Bamboo & Sugar Cane
  • Bob’s Flower Shoppe
  • Fig & Mimosa
  • Fine Linen
  • Guava Mango
  • Jasmine Gardenia
  • Lavender de Provence
  • Lemongrass Verbena
  • Mandarin Goji
  • Mediterranean Fig
  • Orange Vanilla
  • Pure Peony
  • Quince & Pomegranate
  • Teak & Oud wood
  • Tuberose
  • Water
  • White Lotus & Lychee
  • Wild Currant
  • Yuzu & Bonsai


There’s our list of the best smelling candles ever! All of these candles look and smell beautiful.

We can guarantee that once you try these candles out, you won’t be able to go back to regular candles from your local department stores.