Our Favorite Luxury Candles
We love the smell of luxury candles burning in the evenings. Even after the most stressful day the aroma and ambience of luxury candles can bring a peace and calm. For centuries people have used candles to create a soothing atmosphere, to promote peacefulness, and even for spiritual healing.
As connoisseurs of luxury candles we have tried dozens and dozens. We have enjoyed many high end (and high priced!) candles as well as lower cost candles. It is clear that in general the candles in the low cost range are not nearly as pleasing as the higher cost candles that we have tried.
Lets face it… Candles are easy and inexpensive to make. Low end candles are made in Chinese factories with inexpensive materials. Most of the inexpensive candles that we have tested do not provide us with the candle experience that we like. If you want a candle for light alone, then go with the cheap candles that can be found in any discount store.
If you want a true luxury candle experience then you need to go to a manufacturer who uses high end materials including real spices! Artificial ingredients just won’t stand up to our standards or the standards of the LifetimeLuxury.com readers.
The Votivo candles are our number one choice in luxury candles. They have the look and craftiness of hand made candles and the scent is just perfect. The description of the scent is just as the label states – CLEAN. The price on each candle is around $25, but we think these candles are well worth the price tag.
These candles come in a variety of flavors. We have tried Vanilla, Creme Brule, and Clean Crisp White. We liked them all, but the Clean Crisp White candle is pretty great. It reminds us of the smell of clean laundry – but in a good way. You will only need one of these candles in your home. The clean scent will permeate throughout your whole house.
The scent of this luxury candle is especially noticeable when you walk into the house. Friends have walked in and instantly commented on the fresh smell. In fact, several of our neighbors have bought these luxury candles after they have experienced them in our house!
Give these luxury candles a try . We are sure that you will love them.
This candle by La Jolie Muse is one of our favorite luxury candles. It comes in as a close second to the Votivo candle and has a very unique scent. The scent is described as “Rosewood, cedarwood, ylang ylang and jasmine”. We have never heard of such a combination, but the result is quite nice!
We like the presentation on this candles. However, it made our list of top luxury candles because of the quality of it’s aroma. Interestingly enough, the candles is not made with traditional wax. La Jolie Muse uses soy wax for this candle and they tout it to be more environmentally friendly because it is biodegradable.
We burned this candle for two days before it was gone: Two days of candle excellence. The price is a little less than our top choice at around $16. We think this is a bargain for this quality of candle.
Our first impression of this candle occurred when we were searching for more candles to test and we came upon it. The priceLavender Scented Aromatherapy Candle by SoyVa Luxury Candles tag on this luxury candle made us say WOW! The price is a hefty $65 and that was part of the intrigue that made us order it. It must be special at that price! The fact that this candle is made in Paris also gave us the impression that we have to try it.
Many of the online reviews for this candle say that it is worth the price, and we strongly agree. The look and packaging is high quality, but we think that the prominent brand label is a bit intrusive. The candle is on the small side at a little less than 4 inches tall and about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
Just light up this candle and you are in for a treat. The scent is black current with rose leaf oil and it is quite delightful. We would say that this candle is not on our list of daily burns because of the high price tag. We only use this candle for special occasions like when we invite friends over for wine tastings.
We have been enjoying SoyVa candles in our home for the past year or so. The lavender scent is our favorite. These luxury candles are priced well at about $17 on Amazon. The smell is of a high quality – it smells like essential oils and does not have a perfumy smell. This candle is not overly powerful but it is strong enough that its natural smell will permeate one or two rooms in your house. The smell is quite invigorating and is great for a relaxing bath or an in home massage.
This candle is also made with soy wax and it has two wicks and it burns for a couple of days if you leave it lit. This luxury candle is a great choice and is one of our favorites.