These are the scents that fill our home, with a breakdown of our favorite candle brands and scents by room!
It’s no secret – not even close! – that we’re a candle loving family. So much so, that if a candle is not burning, Lucy will say, Mommy, can you light a candle, please? (My girl.) But here’s something we don’t talk about often: Which candles we burn in which room, when, and why. Candles have the the power to transform the way a room envelops you. It’s a hug. A pretty living room is just that – a pretty room. But when you turn on a lamp and light a candle for the way you want to feel, well, that’s pretty magical.
Fresh and floral in the bathroom? Yes. Warm and woodsy in the living room? Yes, please! So today, I thought it would be fun to share the candles that we love to light in each room of our home. In other words, our home’s scent story.
Living Room | Warm + Woodsy
Favorite Scent Notes | teakwood, amber, spruce
Candles In Rotation | 1. P.F. Candle Co., Amber & Moss | 2. Sydney Hale Co., Blue Spruce + Spearmint | 3. Paddywax, Amber + Smoke | 4. Hearth & Hand, Smoked Woods
The Work Day | Bright + Cheery
Favorite Scent Notes | grapefruit, mint, bergamot
Candles In Rotation | 1. Apotheke, Sea Salt Grapefruit | 2. Sydney Hale Co., Bergmot + Black Tea | 3. Threshold, Acai Berry + Spruce
Bathroom | Floral + Fresh
Favorite Scent Notes | orchid, magnolia, sea salt
Candles In Rotation | 1. Moco, Orchid + Ocean Salt | 2. Hearth & Hand, Cedar & Magnolia | 3. Paddywax, Cactus Flower + Fern
Kitchen | Sweet + Herby
Favorite Scent Notes | fig, pear, vanilla
Candles In Rotation | 1. Brooklyn Candle Studio, Santorini | 2. Moco, Smoked Vanilla Chestnut | 3. Crete, Egyptian Fig
Bedroom | Tranquility
Favorite Scent Notes | lavender, rose, sage
Candles In Rotation | 1. Sydney Hale Co., Eucalyptus + Sage | 2. P.F Candle Co., Sandalwood Rose | 3. McGee & Co., Palo Santo & Oakmoss
We’re always on the hunt for new candles to love and enjoy, so feel free to share your favorite scents or brands below! We’ve been longtime fans of Sydney Hale (10% goes right to pet rescue) and Crete, but Moco is climbing to the top, too.
PS: Our favorite candles to burn all winter long, and a DIY leather candle cozy!
I’ve always loved having candles around, but feel like I have finally found my home’s signature scent! We use Vancouver Candle Co.’s High Park (white tea, mandarin and thyme) everywhere. We have even purchased their diffusers for hallways and love it!
Checking it out!!
Hi! I think you have very similar scent preferences to mine! I’m going to check out all of your links :)
I have a tip for places you can’t burn a candle. Last year I bought these gorgeous wax sachets on Etsy with artsy dried botanicals embedded in them. I hang them in closets, the pantry and the powder room and it always makes me smile when I open the door and smell the scent. A new favorite thing!
Like these: https://etsy.me/3aS6dZT
Great tip for places where open flames aren’t a good idea!
Check out Ranger Station candles. I love so many, but Oakmoss is perfection!
We will! We’re always on the hunt for new makers to check out.
PF Candle Company Amber Moss is one of my favorites!! Thanks for a few new suggestions too!
Thank you for featuring Sydney Hale candles!! They are some of my favorites, and I love their mission too! I am local to Richmond so of course a lot of little shops around here sell them. I think I currently have four in my stash waiting to be burned :) It’s hard to choose, but I think my favorite scent is Bergamot & Black Tea.
Top of my list too!
Just bought the (last? it said it was the last…) CRETE candle in Egyptian Fig. It looks like they’re phasing out that scent, so it was on sale. Looking forward to smelling it soon!
I hope that’s not true!! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
Shoot I’m here looking for the Auden (?) candle that you said were so fabulous. Where can i buy them, please. I can’t find where you talked about them. Thanks
The ALDI candles? They’re in store only!