From soothing scents to stimulating fragrances, our sense of smell is intimately connected to how we feel. Lighting a candle is a sure way to make things feel a little brighter, even on the dullest days.
Mood-Boosting Candles To Make Life A Little Brighter
The Abd El Kader Candle by Cire Trudon combines top notes of mint, citrus and a hint of spice delicate jasmine on a creamy vanilla base. The result is a bestselling fragrance that will undoubtedly lift even the most mediocre of days to a more pleasurable place.
The Berrybomb Candle by Amoln is a celebration of the summer solstice. Transporting you to Swedish midsummer gardens, Berrybomb marries signature wild berries with a touch of blossoming tuberoses, geranium, and rife peonies. The perfect fragrance to remember what’s good in the world and bring a smile to any space.
The First Light Candle by The Nomad Society is inspired by morning’s golden hour. As the sun rises over misty hilltops, cool darkness gives way to warm and waking nature. This beautiful scent is the perfect way to welcome in a new day. Chosen for their grounding and calming abilities, cedarwood and geranium create an uplifting fragrance.
The Reculver Scented Candle by Haeckels captures the scent of crashing waves and overgrown history. Salty waves combine with notes that hint towards plump berries, sea lavender and wild parsley to create a fruity, green and delicate fragrance with a lightly floral heart and a sweet, warm incense base.
The Libertine Candle by SOH Melbourne is inspired by warm Mediterranean evenings. A summer sunset, the red dashing across the sky, the green leaves of orange blossom beginning to turn down and the delicate flower exhaling sweetness into the air. Transport yourself into this picture-perfect scene with this glorious fragrance.
The HAV (Sea) Candle by Skandinavisk captures the freshness of the air, mixed with salty sea spray and sea kelp, alongside hawthorn and beach rose from the shoreline. If you’ve ever felt more alive with a wild sea breeze whipping your senses, this is the candle for you.
Chelsea Burns at Women’s Health has one of the best names for a candle lover and we can’t fault her list of mood-altering scented candles. Chelsea highlights which fragrances are best for each feeling, with citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit being best for easing anxiety. P.F. Candle Co’s Sweet Grapefruit candle gets a well-deserved honourable mention with Chelsea saying it “will remind you of ice-cold lemonade and dinner on the patio with your favourite people—something we’re all longing for right about now.”
Over at Elle Decor, Kelsey Kloss mentions how the fragrance of rose led women to have happy dreams. She picked perennial favourite Roses by Diptyque as her go-to rose fragrance, but there are plenty of other rose candles here at Osmology which will add a bloom of positivity to your rooms.
Fragrance is “a gateway to memories, experiences, and emotions,” say’s Sophie Muira at MyDomanie. Sophie picks out D.S. & Durga’s Spirit Lamp Candle as a her pick-me-up of choice, along with a selection of pine fragrances that “may reduce stress and promote feelings of greater well-being.”
House & Country know something about creating beautifully inviting living spaces, and Becki Murray chose some elegant home fragrances that will make your rooms smell as good as they look. The Grapefruit candle by Jo Malone and Neom’s Happiness candle are two picks we wholeheartedly agree with.
Here at Osmology we use scented candles throughout the day to enhance the mood of our spaces. We’re big fans of using fragrance to create a sense of calm and serenity and you’ll find plenty of candle inspiration here on our blog.