A stressful day at work calls for tranquillity at home, where our humble abodes serve as sanctuaries for relaxation. Enter: artisanal candles. With their calming scents, these candles invoke feelings of peace and help relieve tension. On top of that, these candles are also luxurious and charming in design, which will help elevate and create an even more visually appealing dwelling space. Here’s our round-up of the best luxury candles in 2020 that double as ornamental pieces for you to deck your home with.

Aesop Aromatique Candles

The best luxury candles in 2020 to deck your home with
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Global skincare brand Aesop recently ventured into the realm of luxury candles, and they’re doing it right if the positive reviews are anything to go by. The brand currently houses a humble three-candle line-up, but their scents are definitely worthy to be proud of. Each Aesop Atomatique candle is named after astronomers from ancient mythology.

The line-up includes Ptolemy, an earthy fragrance that’ll whisk you away to a lush Japanese forest; Calippus, a woody scent comprising of frankincense, vetiver and shiso; and Aganice, which contains the spicy, fresh notes of cardamom and mimosa. The candles also come with an inlaid quote embossed on the interiors of the ceramic jars, which adds on to the aesthetic factor.

Get the Aesop Aromatique Candle Collection here.

Le Labo’s Santal 26

The best luxury candles in 2020 to deck your home with
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If luxury candles had a monarchy, this specific candle might quite possibly reign supreme. Fragrance house Le Labo’s Santa 26 owes its namesake to the 26 notes in its anatomy. With ingredients such as sandalwood, amber and cocoa, this aristocratic scent will fill your house with warm smoky notes. Each soy wax candle is hand-poured and uses pure cotton wicks. The artisanal factor is also heightened with its heavy glass vessel that houses the candle, making it the perfect home ornament atop your coffee tables.   

Get Le Labo’s Santa 26 candle here.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle

The best luxury candles in 2020 to deck your home with
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Get your house smelling like a vacation dream come true with Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin candle. You can’t jet off to the Caribbean now, but your home can definitely smell like a well-deserved island vacation with this candle. Fresh citrus ingredients meet peppery basil and aromatic white thyme for a touch of vibrance. This candle will definitely induce a relaxing, holiday vibe.

For those who prefer warmer scents, turn to the Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis candle instead. Composed of a sublime blend between the fruitiness of fig and cassis with the earthiness of pine and musk, this candle will leave behind a rich, sensual scent.  

Get Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin candle here.

diptyque Baies Scented Candle

The best luxury candles in 2020 to deck your home with
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This fancy Parisian candle brand has amassed a large cult following due to their irresistible scents. Deck your space with the brand’s most popular scent, Baies. Composed of roses and berries, the candle imbues any space with its sweet and fresh fragrance. Interestingly, pairing two different diptyque candles will also introduce a third reinvented scent as part of their unexpected olfactory alchemy.

Get diptyque’s Baies Scented Candle here.

Loewe Home Scents

The best luxury candles in 2020 to deck your home with
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Spanish luxury house Loewe is known for their immaculate craftsmanship, but their debut candle collection has also received much acclaim. Featuring 11 scents that are available in three different sizes, expect botanical essences such as honeysuckle, beetroot, oregano and more. In addition, each candle is housed in a fluted ceramic vessel that’ll add a touch of refined elegance to any surface.

For a relaxing scent, our top pick from the collection is the Oregano candle. Once lit, the notes unfurling from the candle reminds one of a bright and fresh thriving garden. The pure oregano scent helps pique all senses with its raw essence.

Get the Loewe Home Scents collection here.