Best scented candles in Australia

Our editorial team put in hours of research to choose the top 6 scented candles available to buy in Australia.

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The best scented candles in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on real customer reviews found on retail sites including David Jones, Myer, Adore Beauty, Candles 2 Go and Mecca. We looked at customers' comments and assessed which scented candles would fall best into each of the categories outlined above.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall scented candle: Glasshouse

Pros

  • Wax burns evenly
  • Many customers said they like the scents

Cons

  • A couple of customers noted that the candles burnt out quickly
  • Not the cheapest option

Specs | 60g, 350g, 380g, 760g | Glasshouse jar with lid | Lead-free cotton wick | Non-toxic wax | Handmade in Australia | Comes in a gift box

Average online price: From $19.95

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Catch
Buy at David Jones

Why we chose it

With 4.5-star ratings from over 150 happy customers on Catch, Glasshouse candles come highly rated.

These candles are handmade in Australia and come in a traditional glass jar that will fit into the decor of any home. They offer up to 60 hours of burning for the 350g size and are available in a range of scents including floral, fruity, citrus, earthy and sweet scents. Popular options include, "Sea Mist", "Lemongrass", "Amber and Orchid", "Vanilla Caramel", "Wild Peonies and Lily" and "Saffron and Rose".

Customers were impressed with how much the smell of these scented candles filled their homes whilst they were burning. Their triple scented soy formula seems to work wonders for masking odours and creating a calming and homely atmosphere.

What users say

Lovely scent. Not too overpowering, not too weak, just right.


Best scented wood wick candle: Australian House and Garden

Glasshouse

Pros

  • Lasts a long time
  • Customers said they liked the smell

Cons

  • Some commented that the wood wick doesn't burn consistently
  • One customer said that once they had burnt the candle down for a few hours the smell wasn't as powerful

Specs | 450g | Burn time 30 hours | 100% natural soy wax | Ceramic jar | Exclusive to Myer

Average online price: $29.95 for 330g | $39.95 for 450g

Buy at Myer

Why we chose it

With an average of 4.6-star reviews on Myer this wood wick candle has certainly pleased a lot of customers' nostrils.

This candle brand is exclusive to Myer and comes in three scents: "Outback", "Rainforest" and "Coastal" so you'll be bringing the real scents of the outside into your home as soon as you light it. Its wooden wick makes a satisfying crackle as it burns, the ceramic jar looks stylish and the natural soy wax makes for a lovely scent.

What users say

Beautiful candle! The scent is strong enough for it to be noticed, but not overwhelming. Long burn time. Will definitely be purchasing again!


Best scented votive candle: Dyptique

Pros

  • Fills the room with fragrance even when not lit
  • Glass jar looks stylish

Cons

  • On the pricey side
  • Burns down quickly

Specs | 70g or 190g | Burn time 60 hours (190g) | Made in France | Cotton wick | Glass jar

Average online price: From $53

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Catch

Why we chose it

With a glowing 4.7 stars on Mecca from almost 200 reviews, customers recommend adding this Dyptique scented votive candle to your home.

Add a touch of luxury to your day with these beautiful scented candles and their signature labels. They're made with high-quality vegetable and paraffin wax and a cotton, lead-free wick.

With plenty of scents to choose from: floral notes of "Gardenia", sweet scents of "Mimosa", herbal smells of "Eucalyptus" or woody notes of "Ambre", there's a scent to suit every mood and every home.

What users say

Worth the extra dollars - the scent is unbeatable and fills the space even when it isn't lit.


Best organic scented candle: Circa Home

Pros

  • Good price point
  • Long-lasting

Cons

  • Some found the scent to be too powerful
  • Some suggested the smell was synthetic in quality, despite its natural ingredients

Specs | 260g | Soy wax | Handmade in Sydney | Cotton wick | Glass jar and lid

Average online price: $34.95 for 260g

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Catch
Buy at Adore Beauty

Why we chose it

With positive customer reviews from Catch and Adore Beauty Circa Home organic candles are handmade in Sydney.

The soy wax of these candles is mixed with the highest quality, organic fragrant oils and natural ingredients to produce a light and refreshing scent.

Enjoy smells such as "Sea Salt", "Vanilla", "Pear and Lime" and "Vanilla Bean and Allspice". These candles come in a beautiful glass jar with a handy lid, both of which are recyclable, to make storage easy. The candle also arrives in a pretty gift box making this a great present option.

What users say

Long lasting and not too over-indulgent. Perfect for open living area as scent travels and fills the space quite quickly.


Best soy scented candle: Lumira

Lumira

Pros

  • Australian made
  • Luxurious scent

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some customers noticed that a black smoke-like substance collected on the jar

Specs | 300g | 80-hour burn time | 100% soy wax | Fine fragrance oils | Trim wick to ¼ inch before lighting

Average online price: $70 for 300g

Buy at Adore Beauty
Buy at David Jones

Why we chose it

A little more on the luxurious side, Lumira soy candles received high customer ratings on Adore Beauty.

Lumira's candle collection is a celebration of scent, slick design and the spirit of travel, from "Persian Rose" to "Sicilian Citrus" to "Tuscan Fig", allowing you to bring the smells of the world into your living room.

Creamy soy wax infused with fresh fragrances fills an elegant ebony jar, wrapped with a gold label, that screams luxury. Perfect to gift to others or to treat yourself, this candle promises a burn time of 80 hours.

What users say

This candle smells like a true rose. In the gorgeous and luxe black jar with gold lettering this is an affordable piece of luxury you won't regret.


Best Australian made scented candle: Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Pros

  • Stylish packaging
  • Long lasting

Cons

  • Some considered the scents overpowering
  • Some customers say the first burn takes a long time

Specs | 90g or 420g | 80-hour burn time | Australian made | 2 x 100% cotton wicks

Average online price: From $19.95

Buy at Myer
Buy at eBay

Why we chose it

With top reviews on Candles 2 Go, Myer and the Palm Beach website, these Australian made scented candles offer a slice of affordable luxury.

Fill your home with "Clove and Sandalwood", "Linen", "Coconut and Lime" or "Watermelon" – there's a scent to suit every season, mood and style! These candles are double wicked for an even burn and they're hand-poured right here in Oz.

Palm Beach candles arrive in a pastel-coloured, stylish box mimicking the Australian aesthetic and lifestyle.

What users say

Beautiful long lasting scented candles with a luxurious fragrance in a good size for different scents around your home.


Methodology

35+
Brands considered
20
Products compared
6
Best products chosen
  • We considered scented candles from more than 35 leading candle brands.
  • We based our findings on the highest-rated products among Australian customers (as of November 2020).
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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