Top 10 The Best Candles on Amazon Reviewers
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Candle, Large Glass, Geranium (2 Pack)
This Mrs. Meyer’s geranium-scented candle is a favorite of our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton. She calls it a “straight-up staple of mine,” and says it’s one of the best scented candles out there for anyone with a sensitive nose. And it appears she is in good company. One of the candle’s online reviewers describes it as having a very “clean ‘real’ scent — the kind of thing that could be used by someone who is typically sensitive to [scented] candles.” Lots of reviewers also appreciate that these candles are made of soy, like one who writes, “I love that the candles are soy so nothing toxic is being released into the room. There is no black soot or smoke.” As one reviewer concludes, “I love all of the Mrs. Meyers products I’ve tried, but when it comes to candles, the Geranium one is outstanding. Its scent is on par with candles in department stores costing 10 times as much.”
CANDLOVE Scented 16oz Mason Jar Candle 100%
“This is my sixth candle made by this company, and the scents, which have all been different, are consistently perfect,” one reviewer writes. “Perfect” for many means that these candles are fragrant and last a long time. They’re so perfumed, “I keep one unlit for a few days in my guest bathroom and the scent fills the air,” one reviewer writes. Another says their 16-ounce jar lasted a month, even though they “burned it for at least 4 - 6 hours a day.” Across scents, reviewers also love that these are 100 percent soy candles. “So nice to not be breathing in so many chemicals,” one reviewer writes.
Dozens of reviewers describe the fragrances as “beautiful,” and even more say that it makes a great gift. “I buy several of these a year for myself and give them out as hostess gifts,” writes one purchaser of these floral candles. “I have purchased a bunch of these as gifts for people because whenever they come over they always ask what brand they are and where I purchased them,” another reviewer explains. Several also note that the box in which this candle arrives is adorable and house shaped, as the product photo shows, but as one reviewer concludes, “More importantly the scent is amazing and lingers.”
More than 20 percent of reviewers say they bought this candle as a gift, but many find themselves tempted to keep it. One who bought this “orgasmic” candle to gift to “my grandpa’s girlfriend for Christmas” says, “Packaging was nice too, was wrapped in bubble wrap, and then placed in its own box. Great for gifting.” No matter the recipient though, reviewers are not only in love with this specific scent but how aromatic it is. “I light it in my living room and can smell it on the second floor in every room,” one reviewer writes. And it doesn’t take long either. Another reviewer says, “I may burn it for 15 minutes a day and the scrumptious smell lingers all day long.” And a third customer swears, “Chesapeake Bay Candle Co. candles are the ONLY ones I have found that spread their aroma through the house.”
Many purchasers prefer this rectangular Yankee Candle to the more traditional round jars; one reviewer describes it as “more elegant” than the prior version. They explain, “I always liked the candles themselves, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the round base with the fitting lid.” In this case, the lid is made to fit beneath the glass container as a coaster of sorts, protecting whatever surface is supporting the candle. Another purchaser is happy to not have to “worry about where to put the lid.” As for the “Citrus Grove” candle itself, one purchaser writes: “Clean burning, great smelling, well priced, long lasting candle. Would buy again in a heartbeat.”
Two dozen purchasers describe Yankee Candle’s MidSummer’s Night scent as “masculine.” One says simply: “Classic, masculine and haunting. This is my all-time favorite Yankee Candle scent.” Many note that while they love the way it smells, it’s “on the stronger side of the spectrum,” as one puts it, comparing it to a men’s cologne: “It’s a very earthy and woody smell.” Most purchasers agree on the general notes of the scent, but some think it manages to be both “subtle” and “masculine.” As one writes, “It is NOT overpowering [and it won’t] leave your home smelling like cologne. When lit, it emits a subtle smell. Some may call it earthy. It is a delightful smell.” One woman tries to put the spirit of the candle into words: “In case you’re wondering what this smells like, imagine cuddling with your summer crush.” Happy purchasers report that this large two-wick candle lasts a long time, too. “Burns cleanly to the bottom with very little waste,” one notes.
Some candles are $40, and you burn them for two days and they’re done. These burn long and evenly.” And Nest’s scented candles are very popular with reviewers on Amazon: Close to 1,300 verified purchasers gave this one five stars. One customer writes, “Within a minute of lighting it, the scent fills the room. It doesn’t need to be lit as long as lower-quality candles, and you can smell it even when it’s not lit.” This votive candle is available in a wide range of scents, each with its own loyal fans. In describing the scent of Moroccan Amber, one purchaser says, “This candle smells like Jesus’s cologne.” Many admit that these candles are relatively pricey, but as one writes, “Other candles go to sleep at night dreaming of becoming a Nest candle someday. They are expensive, but worth their weight in gold.”
Close to 100 purchasers speak to the longevity of these scented candles from Yankee Candle, which the company estimates to last between 65 and 75 hours. This medium-sized jar candle is available in a wide range of fragrance options, but the “Honey Clementine” scent in particular has a lot of fans. One purchaser who reports being sensitive to fragrances says, “Scents usually trigger a migraine for me. This scent is just beautiful though!” Another writes, “This scent is so refreshing. I took a chance ordering it without smelling it and I really like it. You only have to burn it for about an hour to make your house smell great.” And it doesn’t just “smell wonderful when burning,” as one reviewer notes. “The smell lingers after it’s out.”
Reviewers say this two-pack of Glade scented candles is a great value. “I prefer Glade candles over all others,” writes one purchaser. “It’s a nice clean burn and the scent lingers for hours.” Many speak to the lasting power of the fragrance, with the majority of reviewers noting from experience that each candle lasts about 12 hours, despite the small size. “It burns slow and really fills the room with the smell,” says one, adding that it’s a “great product for the price.” Another purchaser notes that while these “are not large candles” the scent is “strong and definitely lasts.”
With over 1,700 five-star reviews, this candle gets a lot of love for being long-lasting. “When given the option, if you can afford it, always go for the large jars,” advises one purchaser of this Yankee Candle, explaining, “By comparison, it is the best value, giving a couple hundred plus hours of burn time.” Another satisfied customer writes, “I love Yankee Candle large jars because they last so long and there is no danger of fire. They make the whole house smell so wonderful. Buy any one of their scents. You won’t regret it.”
Heartwarming memories of Hampton Beach and the ever fresh scent of sunshine, beach towels and salty air from the Atlantic. This candle is truly wonderful. It has its own unique scent, very comforting and light.” And less romantic but nonetheless practical, these also make great “bathroom candles,” according to multiple reviewers.