Standalone Candles – Five Plus One
Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Whether you just moved into a new place, are having guests over for dinner, or just want to create a nice environment to relax in, you can’t beat the refreshing scent of a new candle. We’ve gathered a wide range of what’s out there: perfect for display in your living room, dining room, or entryway. Join us, and sniff out the scent that you’ll forever associate with home.
1) Apolis: Transit Issue Table Candle
Apolis is most known for their clothing and accessories, particularly their Indigo Wool Chore Coat that practically everyone fell in love with all those years ago. But, their domestic products are just as good. Their Transit Issue Table Candle is made in the USA out of soy and coconut wax and is infused with the scents of cypress and fig. It’s paired with an amber colored jar that makes the flickering wick that much more beautiful.
Available for $36 from Apolis.
2) Lightwell Co: Black Tumbler Candle
Lightwell Co’s Black Tumbler Candle comes in a wide range of scents—from Citrus & Fir and Chestnut & Clove to Moss & Amber and Cedar & Sandalwood—these candles will keep your home warm and inviting rain or shine. Choose one scent for your home this season or grab a couple and give each room its own, unique personality; either way, you can’t go wrong. Each candle is made with American sourced coconut and soy waxes with essential oils for scent, and their 55 hour burn time will ensure your new favorite candle doesn’t burn out too quickly.
Available for $24 from Glasswing.
3) Yield Design Co: 6oz. Candle
Yield Design Co’s Castillo Candle is made using soy wax, like many of the others on this list, with a scent reminiscent of smoky cypress. It’s held in a double-walled, amber-colored borosilicate glass container, which looks great and ensures you can move the candle without burning your hands. If you are looking for something a bit lighter then consider their Avilés—it features a similar double-glass vessel, although this one is clear, and emits a fruitier, blood orange and jasmine scent.
4) Norden: Candle Set
This Candle Set from Norden comes with three different, full-bodied scented candles—perfect for sprucing up your three favorite rooms this season or sprucing up your favorite room over the course of three seasons. The scents are unique, with their combinations of Balsam Fir & Grapefruit, Frankincense & Cypress, and Oakmoss & Pine, so don’t go into this expecting the same, over-the-counter scents you get from department store candles.
Available for $95 from Norden.
5) Light Provisions: Campfire
Light Provisions Campfire candle is designed to trick both your nose and mind into thinking you are camping with a crackling campfire keeping your warm. Made in Colorado from soy wax and scented oils, this candle is perfect for those nights when enjoying the great outdoors just isn’t possible. And if this candle isn’t quite enough, have no fear—just whip out the candles and make yourself a mini-s’more right in your living room.
Available for $26 from Light Provisions.
Plus One – (Malin + Goetz): Uniquely Scented Candles
(Malin + Goetz) is very well known for their boutique-y personal hygiene products and home goods that are just a bit off the beaten path, and their Uniquely Scented Candles are no different. With scents ranging from Dark Rum and Leather to Tobacco and Cannabis, these candles definitely have a target market. But, if their scents sound like something you want wafting through your home’s halls then look no further.