Best Candle, for Looks, Price and Scent?

Best Candle, for Looks, Price and Scent?

Lindsey Roberts
Feb 12, 2010

We lack a fireplace in our apartment, and so we had candles lit all weekend (and week) to help us feel cozy in the blizzard(s). However, our candles smell kind of cheap and we're counting the days until their waxy lives are over. For a replacement, where's the sweet spot between looks, price and scent in a luxury candle?

A stylish friend of ours reminded us that expensive candles last a long time, so money might be better spent on a better candle. (i.e., the 14 oz. Archipelago candle says it burns for 90 hours!)

1 Diptyque, 6.5 oz. $60 at Neiman Marcus

2 Anthousa, 7.5 oz. for $30 at Neiman Marcus

3 Jo Malone, 7.0 oz. for $65 at Neiman Marcus

4 Henri Bendel,10 oz. for $28 at Henri Bendel

5 Voluspa, 10 oz. on sale for $21.99 at Bloomingdale's

6 Archipelago, 14 oz. for $30 at Archipelago

7 Pacifica, 5.5 oz. for $14.99 at Amazon

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