At Cosmopolitan, writers Lauren Adhav and Alexis Bennet rounded up their favourite 20 luxury candles that are “so damn fancy”. Alongside designer brands such as Diptyque and Fornasetti, Cire Trudon’s Odalisque candle came number one on their list saying “Whenever I see something with a coat of arms, I automatically know it’s gonna be luxurious. Each one of Cire Trudon’s candles has a gold embossed one on the front. What’s more important is what’s inside: a vegetable-based wax and an organic cotton wick.”
Sunil Makan, Marie Claire’s resident candle addict, has a nose for picking out the best scented candles. His collection features premium brands such as Tom Dixon and Jo Malone, alongside the wonderful Bella Freud Psychoanalysis candle. He says “The launch of Bella Freud’s Psychoanalysis was one of the hottest fragrance launches of the year, and the accompanying candle is a great gift for the fragrance-obsessed in your life (if they don’t already have one that is). Top notes of neroli and lilac flowers give it a fresh initial aroma, with a heart of tobacco flower on woody base notes of Cedar. It’s just delicious.”
Oprah magazine’s list of the 20 best luxury candles that’ll make your home smell heavenly features cult brands like Le Labo and Byredo. Roberta Schroeder, writer at Harper’s Bazaar listed the best luxury scented candles for spring, highlighting many of our favourite scents including Big Sur After Rain by D.S & Durga, 1970 by Bella Freud, Man by Eym, and Cire Trudon’s Mademoiselle de La Vallière.
Over at BeautyCrew, Carli Alman listed the 11 brands to take your candle collection to the next level. Undoubtedly Cire Trudon featured high on the list with Carli picking their Cyrnos scent saying “beyond looking pretty chic with its gold-emblazoned packaging, we promise this is a luxury candle experience that delivers in spades.”
Roxanne Adamiyatt selected the candles she felt “make lighting a wick feel like a worthy indulgence” for Town&Country. Holy Ficus by D.S & Durga gets a mention, alongside Cire Trudon’s bestselling Abd El Kader fragrance.