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23 best scented candles to give as gifts this autumn

These are the best scented candles to gift this year...

Leanne Bayley

We all have that one friend who's obsessed with candles, and if you don't - and you're reading this - it's probably you. Burning a gorgeous candle in your home is a real luxury. Whether you're on this page looking for candle inspiration for yourself, or shopping for a thoughtful gift for a loved one, we promise you can't go wrong with any of these suggestions. 

Jo Malone London scented candles

You can't have a candle roundup and not include Jo Malone London, can you? It's synonymous with thoughtful gifting. This year's autumn gift offering is a special one as well - it's all about exceptional fragrance layering.  

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Jo Malone London Fragrance Layered Home Candle, £150, Jo Malone London

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Diptyque scented candles

Diptyque and cold cosy nights go together like apple pie and cream - it's a match made in heaven. This delightful Paris candle. is apart of the new Grand Tour collection features the warm aroma of chypre accord and a hint of fragrant lavender.

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Diptyque Limited Edition PARIS scented candle, £75, Selfridges

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OSKIA x Temperley London scented candle

After a challenging time, OSKIA and Temperley London have come together to help celebrate some love and joy this Autumn/Winter season with a ‘LOVE’ Massage Candle in aid of Women for Women International. A true partnership inspired by Alice Temperley’s 2021 bridal collection and OSKIA’s award winning Rose De Mai Skin Smoothing Candle, this exclusive, limited edition ‘Love Massage Candle’ will leave skin super soft, nourished and gloriously scented and hearts innately glowing. What's more, 10% of sales will be donated to Women for Women International when purchased directly from either Temperley London outlets or Oskia online. 

Top notes are dominated by beautiful florals including Rose and Amyris combined with deeper, musky Patchouli, while sensuous base notes of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Guaiacwood add voluptuousness and depth.

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‘LOVE’ Massage Candle, £58, Oskia or Temperley London

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Boy Smells scented candles

Boy Smells is a cult LA brand, and the cool, genderless candles started as an experiment in candle-making from the Los Angeles kitchen of co-founders, and real-life partners, Matthew Herman and David Kien in 2016. Cashmere Cuch features green floral bouquet and notes of cashmere wood, white amber, vetiver, cannabis flower, tulip and powdery musk - a combination that any friend of yours would love. 

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Boy Smells Cashmere Kuch scented candle, £45, Space NK

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Neom scented candles

Neom's new candles for Autumn have such positive vibes and we're loving it. This one is a limited edition candle blended with pine, myrrh and fresh lime peel, plus 22 other essential oils.

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Neom Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candle, £40, Selfridges

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Overose scented candles

The Overose croissant scented candle sold out in minutes, and it's fast-becoming the IT candle brand to know about. Founded in 2016, Overose is now a cult favourite, and this scen is presented in a holograph-effect glass holder, and the mesmerising anthurium-scented candle is defined by strong Caribbean floral notes with a wild rose and berry backbone.

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Overose Anthurium scented candle, £52, Cult Beauty

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Jo Loves scented candles

Personalised by the Jo Loves team and carefully labelled by hand, it's a gift they're sure to love and treasure. An artisan scented candle, hand-poured in England and beautifully presented in a luxurious gift box. The glass that holds the candle is hand-blown and is accompanied by a silver and glass lid to keep the wax dust-free. Each Home Candle burns for approximately 37.5 hours.

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Jo Loves Log Fires scented candle, £55, Cult Beauty

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Frédéric Malle scented candles

If you're looking for the ultimate chic candle that's a little off the beaten track, look to Frédéric Malle who describes the scent of 'Cafe Society' as the "ephemeral odour of the living room a few minutes after the end of a Parisian dinner when the guests have just left." Is that not fabulous? Developed by perfumer Carlos Benaïm, it features Wood, Citrus and soft floral accords. The pretty red vessel perfectly accents kitchen or dining room tables.

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Frédéric Malle Cafe Society scented candle, £65, Cult Beauty

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Penhaligon's scented candles

The Penhaligon's Kumgam Rose candle is just the thing for a night in front of the fire with a glass of red wine in hand. The unusual scent of Sichuan pepper is mixed with woods and saffron and, of course, rose petals.

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Kumgam Rose Candle, £36, Penhaligon's

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Floral Street scented candles

Infused with notes of saffron, eucalyptus and creamy vanilla, this is one to light before indulging in an evening of self-care on a cosy Autumn evening. It's both powerful and energetic.

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Floral Street Santal scented candle, £34, Selfridges

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Le Labo scented candles

This is a cult scent for a reason! Le Labo's Santal 26 is smoky and leathery, but still gentle enough not to overpower. The style mavens of Instagram love this brand and it's on every fashionista's wish list.

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Le Labo Santal 26 scented candle, £57, Cult Beauty 

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Noble Isle scented candles 

If you're after a gorgeous wedding gift, this scented candle from Noble Isle could be spot on. The Pinewood scented candle from British brand Noble Isle emits a fresh, evergreen fragrance, igniting an uplifting ambience in your home. Noble Isle's Pinewood scent is inspired by Scotland's ancient Moray Forest, uniting the invigorating essence of pine, elemi and cypress with sappy notes of cedarwood, guaiac and fir, laid on a woody, earthy base of patchouli, vetiver and musk. This scent will enhance mood, and trigger wonderful memories.

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Noble Isle Pinewood scented candle, £36, Liberty London 

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Tom Daxon scented candles

This is described as a winter's bouquet of crisp narcissus set amongst smoky woods - sounds irresistible, does it not?

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Tom Daxon White Narcissus scented candle, £25, Tom Daxon 

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Sisley scented candles

If you're looking for the ultimate luxe candle for a gift - how about Sisley? Inspired by Isabelle d'Ornano's rose garden, which also served as inspiration for the Izia fragrance, the Rose candle reveals the botanical freshness and elegance of this unique flower.

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Sisley Rose scented candle, £54.50, Selfridges

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian scented candles

This warming candle originally launched in 2014, the fragrance is filled with notes of saffron, amber and cedar. Perfect for igniting when getting home after a long day before settling down on the sofa and diving into your favourite book.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat scented Candle, £90, Selfridges

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Skandinavisk scented candle 

Scandinavian for Christmas, Jul from SKANDINAVISK is the ultimate yuletide treat. A richly spiced scent for the home with bold notes of baked gingerbread, melted honey, cloves, and warm gløgg. Made from a blend of perfume and sustainably sourced soy wax, with a pure cotton wick and engraved oak lid sustainably sourced from European forests, it makes a cool, conscious gifting option. 

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Skandinavisk Jul scented candle, £45, Selfridges

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Charlotte Rhys scented candles

Charlotte Rhys is one of South Africa's leading luxurious bath, body and lifestyle brands, and the candles are best-selling. With prices starting from £12 for a mini, to £50 for a large, there are an array of delicious flavours to try. You bet the 'gingerbread' scented candle will be on our Autumn wish-list. 

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Charlotte Rhys scented candle, prices starting at £12, Charlotte Rhys

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Acqua di Parma scented candles

A sparkling tribute to one of the most engaging rituals in Italy: the aperitivo. Illuminate your home with sunny Italian elegance, captured in a fragrance made of sparkling citruses.

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Acqua di Parma Aperitivo in Terrazza scented candle, £55, John Lewis

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Ormonde Jayne scented candles

All Ormonde Jayne candles are developed over several months, tested until perfect. For autumn, it's all about the Ambre Royal scented candle which is the perfect hypnotic fragrance for those chilly nights. Presented in a gilded tin, this candle will lend hours of fragrant citrus bergamot to your home.

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Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royal scented candle, £80, Harrods

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Katie Loxton scented candles

Packed full of essential oils, Katie Loxton’s candles are the perfect gift for visiting a friend! With its sumptuous scent of sweet papaya and hibiscus flower, this blissful candle features the golden sentiment 'Fabulous Friend' to the front and is presented in a perfect little box for the ultimate gifting moment. 

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Katie Loxton Fabulous Friend scented candle, £16.99, John Lewis

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Keys Soulcare scented candle 

This candle is constantly selling out - and if you know someone who needs to hit the 'reset' button, the Sage + Oat Milk Candle will work to perfection. Revered as sacred by the Egyptians and other ancient civilisations, sage fills the room with its mystical perfume and cleanses the air as it works to eliminate negative vibes. Oat milk then helps to encourage a feeling of peace as it quietens overwrought minds with its subtly sweet and seductive allure – lulling you into a scent of security (aaaaand, breathe).

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Keys Soulcare Sage + Oat Milk scented candle, £35, Cult Beauty

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Luna London scented candles

Luna London specialises in premium scented candles, and the Zodiac Collection is the perfect present for an astrology fan with an option to choose your scent and zodiac signs from eight gorgeous scents. With an ambition to create thoughtful, soul-driven products Luna London effortlessly blends blissful scents with dreamy packaging and beautiful typography to create the ultimate moment of tranquility.  The newest launch is inspired by the elements, carefully formulated to mimic the energy of the earth, fire, wind, and air. These candles don't only look beautiful but also leave your home smelling spectacular! 

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Luna London, The Zodiac Collection, £27, Harrods

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Suzanna K candles

This beautiful candle by Suzanna K is not only super chic, but has essences of white tea, tonic bean and saffron. The handmade candle is mixed with a 100% natural coconut soy wax blend, and is infused with fine fragrance and pure essential oils. Heaven!

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Sahara Candle, £28, Suzanna K

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