* The new candle makers to know now
* Independent brands bringing a new attitude to fragrance
* Turn any room into an immersive experience with a scented candle
Nothing sets a mood quite like a fragranced candle, and like fashion, there are endless brands to choose from to express your personality or convey a feeling.
While you probably have a few establishment favorites, there are a new crop of indie candlemakers offering their own fragrant point of view. Here, we’ve rounded up the 7 best new candle brands to shop now. They’re the finishing touch to channeling a gracious atmosphere – and it doesn’t hurt to support the small guy sometimes either.
1. Snowe Candle Staycation
Elevate your staycation or just feel like you’re on one when you light Snowe’s juniper twig, tonka bean and cardamom scented Staycation candle. Each of this brand’s candles feature custom-blended scents made to transform your home into a truly immersive, sensual experience.
2. Brooklyn Candle Studio 1975 Apothecary Coconut Wax Candle
This candle gets its inspiration point from the smokey discos of 70s era San Francisco. And the essence of spicy incense, earthy patchouli and wild sage punctuated by bright citrus notes of orange blossom and neroli above rich clove and cassis will certainly have you channeling that image.
3. Izola Magnolia Candle
Frustrated with the aggressive fragrances of mass-produced candles, the creators of Izola developed this one from 100% vegetable wax, hand poured into recycled colored glass containers. Expect a floral scent that’s fresh and delicate, not cloying and overpowering.
4. Context White Triana
White Triana is a sweet scented fig found in the Mediterranean, and combined with Italian fig, jasmine and vanilla with a hint of patchouli oil and sandalwood, will no doubt relax you with its soothing earthy fragrance. Poured from 100% pure soy into a black glass tumbler, it’s a minimal delight for the eyes even unlit.
5. Brooklyn Candle Studio Tobacco Glass
Warm up the mood of any room with Tobacco Glass. Top notes of leather, musk, amber and tobacco give way to middle notes of black tea and base notes of patchouli and sandalwood. And then there’s the votive itself – a richly colored, amber glass that’s perfect for fall.
6. MCMC Fragrances Dude No. 1
Like the name would imply, this is a scent that leans towards the masculine. A blend of cedarwood, pink pepper, sandalwood and Moroccan rose is lightened up with fresh notes of ginger and green coriander. Hand-poured in Brooklyn from a blend of soy, vegetable and beeswax, it uses a 100% cotton wick and has a 50-hour burn time.
7. Dream Collective African Basil
For those who love fresh green scents, Dream Collective’s African Basil should do the job nicely. A collaboration between LE FEU DE L’EAU and Edible Gardens LA, this soy-based candle features the essence of African basil, orange, lemon, silver thyme, linden blossom, clove, bayberry leaves, and rosewood.