There aren’t many things as relaxing as lighting a candle and inviting a comforting and evocative scent to fill your home. The flickering warm flame, calming fragrance, and alluring designs work together to stimulate your senses, and elevate your sanctuary along with your spirit. Click through our edit for eight soothing scented candles that will help you obtain inner peace.
Find Your Zen With These 8 Soothing Scented Candles
Chase Away the Blues
Cire Trudon Joséphine scented candle US $105; AED/SAR 386 www.net-a-porter.com Claus Porto Cerina scented candle US $54; AED/SAR 198 www.amara.com According to the global authority on color, Pantone, certain hues can have a soothing effect on our senses. One of the colors of the year selected by the US-based company is a tranquil sky blue hue called Serenity. In its official statement, Pantone said, “Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” Opt for a baby blue candle to calm your senses after a long, hectic day.
Perk Up With Pink
LAFCO House & Home Duchess peony scented candle US $60; AED/SAR 220 www.net-a-porter.com D.L. & CO Jardin Fruitier Le Pomme Rose scented candle US $101; AED/SAR 371 www.selfridges.com The other color of the year is a pastel pink, called Rose Quartz. According to Pantone, the baby pink hue is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. The color, combined with a sweet floral scent in the form of a candle will instantly elevate your space and mood.
A Quiet Evening by the Fireplace
Diptyque Feu De Bois scented candle US $90; AED/SAR 331 www.net-a-porter.com This woodsy candle is meant to smell like a fireplace, evoking the aroma of a crackling fire. The flickering warm flame and earthy scent will inspire you to cozy up with a warm cup of tea and a book in hand for a relaxing night in.
Stimulate your Senses With Oud
Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot home candle US $85; AED/SAR 312 www.jomalone.com Karl Lagerfeld Karl Oud & Bois de Santal scented candle US $61; AED/SAR 224 www.luisaviaroma.com These candles use oud—the smoky, earthy smell that is revered in the Middle East—as the star attraction. It’s a nostalgic scent that has the ability to uplift and bring an instant air of luxury to the atmosphere.
Treat Yourself to Aromatherapy
Fornasetti Architettura Thyme, Lavender, and Cedarwood scented candle US $175; AED/SAR 643 www.net-a-porter.com Lavender essential oils are frequently used in aromatherapy for their ability to decrease anxiety while Cedarwood is used to treat depression. This gorgeous ceramic Fornasetti candle is presented as a Roman-inspired amphitheater and is infused with both soothing scents. The combination will leave you feeling relaxed long after the aroma is gone.