Best Luxury Candles in Singapore That Will Make Everything Feel Better!
Ah, the lure of a scented candle! One of the easiest ways to upgrade your living area and deliver that sense of zen, buying candles is often an investment in mental health as much as your home decor.
The best luxury candles instantly elevate any atmosphere into a calm oasis that makes everything you are going through feel, a little bit better. Extra points for being the perfect Instagram backdrop too!
So, whether you’re reminiscing about pine-filled forests, looking for that perfect gift, or hoping to transform your space with the right ju-ju, we’ve got just the right selection of the top scented candle brands for you. From hand-poured luxuries to essential-oil-infused scents, here’s presenting the best luxury candle brands in Singapore that deserve a space in your home.
Created by award-winning entrepreneur and (candle obsessed) interior designer by trade, Kendall Hamill, TEMPLE Candles is Singapore’s ONLY luxury home fragrance company who’s eco-luxe products are inspired by, AND made, right here in Singapore!
Capturing the luxuriance of the tropics, TEMPLE home fragrances draw their inspiration from the glamorous garden city of Singapore and exotic journeys of the Far East. Working with only the best professionally trained perfumers in the industry, Founder Kendall Hamill has created a range Oriental-botanic inspired scents that will not only fill your home with beautiful fragrance but will elevate your mood and the home environment too. Their home fragrance range includes Candles, Diffusers, Hand & Body, plus a carefully selected Gifting Suite that makes sending gifts to a loved one super easy.
TEMPLE's custom-made faceted glass candle and diffuser vessels effortlessly fill a room with a gorgeous scent, and are also elegant statement pieces of home décor; adding a touch of glamour, while blending seamlessly with any interior style. Being an interior designer by trade herself, Kendall found it difficult to find anything like this in the marketplace at the time. "I love the finishing touch a candle or diffuser adds to a room, how their fragrance can completely transform the atmosphere. But as a fussy interior designer, forever peeling labels off of candles and diffusers that didn’t compliment the look of a finished space was a constant source of frustration. Creating home fragrance products that would blend with any interior style, that were glamorous and timeless, was one of the most important factors for me when creating the TEMPLE aesthetic and brand”.
Collaborating with famous fragrance house, Firmenich (makers of fine fragrance for the world’s most desirable brands such as Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Issey Miyake), TEMPLE are proud to have created a range of natural and uplifting fragrances that pay homage to the tropical surrounds and escapism of island living. Since 2017, TEMPLE Candles is honoured to have been selected by the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore to create the Hotel’s bespoke ‘Frangipani' range of Diffusers, Rooms Sprays and Eau de Toilette that are sold exclusively at The Raffles Hotel Boutique, Singapore.
TEMPLE also developed their French restaurant 'La Dame de Pic’s' range of 2 new products for use in their restaurant. These products combine a beautiful and uplifting fragrance experience while also incorporating the highest cleanliness standards, that ensure diner’s good health and hygiene.
Loved by interior designers and loyal customers alike, TEMPLE's fragrance products are packaged to perfection in their signature monochrome boxes, each one complete with a handmade Eternal Knot tassel; a charm that symbolises good luck, prosperity, and an auspicious connection between two souls. Every product from TEMPLE is made with great care, meticulous attention to detail, and meaningful symbolism, making them especially wonderful gifts too!
Temple Candles. Instagram. Facebook. In store at various retail partners
Artisan of Sense
Are you feeling a bit low on the energy of late or are the ups and downs of life keeping you awake at night? Perhaps the lockdown changes or the super hot and humid weather is playing havoc with your sleep routine? Sleep is integral to all aspects of our lives, yet sleep is often one of the first things we compromise when things become busy or overwhelming.
Artisan of Sense, a symbol of true handcrafted Singapore luxury, designs many of its fragrances to ease the symptoms of anxiety and calm the mind. Botanical fragrances that come in elegant, reusable containers with sustainable packaging are the backbone of this luxe wellness brand. Their essential oil candles use healing botanicals to soothe the mind, reenergize and promote focus - you can literally watch your stresses melt away!
Need some inspiration? Try Lavender. Eucalyptus. Sage. This eco-friendly soy wax candle has a floral scent with an earthy undertone. It promotes rest, with freshly cut eucalyptus leaves to create a clean environment for quality sleep.
For a peaceful scent that rejuvenates the senses, buy the Patchouli. Orange. Clove that comes with an earthy and musky scent. Blended with sophistication to surround your space with calm and perhaps... a little sensuality.
Summer Rose relieves stress, fights anxiety, and relaxes your body and mind. This fragrance is sure to help ease you into a deep and restful night of slumber. Light two hours before bedtime, to ease you into a relaxed state.
Customers love that Artisan of Sense candles are made of pure essential oils and eco-friendly ingredients. These are hand-poured in small batches before being packaged beautifully, so you get only the very best of quality, every single time.
All of their products are also plant-based - with no phthalates, no petroleum, no sulfates, or toxins. Just LOVE!
Artisan of Sense. Instagram, Facebook. Studio: 64 Circular Road, #03-01, Singapore 049418. Phone: (+65) 82181378
As an artisanal candle boutique based in Singapore, Cara Candle believes that scents can transform your space, creating an intimate and cozy ambiance. By introducing scented candles to our lifestyle, we can make positive changes to our minds and moods with an extra sense of calm.
Cara Candle sources only the best materials available for their hand-poured, small batch pots of luxury. Their candles are hand-poured in small batches using natural soy wax imported from reputable brands in the United States. They also contain only lead-free cotton wicks.
Compared to traditional paraffin wax which is derived from petroleum and releases harmful substances when burned, the soy wax used in Cara Candle is a non-toxic, biodegradable, and sustainable resource, making it a better option for the environment and your health.
Packaged in classic black, these luxe beauties are perfect for any modern home. They make fabulous gifts for any occasion too!
Fancy a tropical escape? Customers love Coco Resort, which comes with subtle notes of Mango and Coconut, in a soy wax base. Hand-poured and packaged in a black gift box, this soul-lifting candle gives you up to 40 hours of burn time.
Another hot-seller, Sunday Brunch is a citrusy blend of Orange, Pecan and Cinnamon notes that will take you back to a time of happiness and frolic. Just light your favourite soy candle in their collection, kick back and enjoy the specially curated scents made of high-quality fragrance oils.
It's also worth noting that Cara Candle delivers directly to your doorstep using a special delivery team. This ensures proper handling and also allows them to pack without the extra layers (e.g. bubble wraps) for a better gift unboxing experience.
Cara Candle. Instagram. Cara Candle are available online, and also at Spectrum Store @ The Central Clarke Quay, Revel 81 Clemenceau Ave, UE Square, Kelly’s Bridal 7500A Park Royal, Beach Rd, Spectrum Store @ Suntec City and Milly’s @ Tampines 1.
Looking for a local scented soy candle brand? Candescent Box is an independent start-up primarily selling home fragrances such as luxe scented soy candles which they design and create on their own.
Candescent Box pride themselves in being eco-friendly, the candles they create are made from natural soy which has been proven to last 50% longer, not give out toxic fumes, and having no detrimental effects on others compared to the mass market paraffin candles.
Their candles are hand-poured in Singapore in small batches and using the finest ingredients that are outsourced internationally, giving them a unique scent. These fragrances are a combination of essential oils, natural components that are extracted from plants or flowers, and synthetic components are manufactured from man-made materials. Some of their fragrances contain synthetic ingredients to optimize a good scent throw. There are NO phthalates, parabens, sulfates, additives or animal testing included in Candescent Box products.
As part of their sustainability efforts to save the earth, you can recycle and refill your candle glass jars with them! For more information, visit their website.
Candescent Box. Instagram, Facebook
The Scent Apothecary - Honestly Good Products
Local brand The Scent Apothecary's (TSA) mission is to harness the restorative and regenerative properties of nature and develop products that are naturally good for everyone. These come in the form of pure essential oils, carrier oils, body butters, waxes, diffusers, and affordable luxe candles.
Their artisan soy scented candles are great to freshen and liven up or calm down any place or setting. They serve as thoughtful, meaningful and unique gifts to bring to friends for any occasion. Great for #selfcare too, these candles will inject just the right amount of mood-lifting scents into your ambience, so you can kick back and truly relax your body and mind!
Home-made and hand-poured in small batches, the quality soy candles come in pretty glass jars and look almost good enough to eat!
In order to cater to different preferences, The Scent Apothecary designs its many candles in two different ranges. Gourmet includes Virgin Pina Colada, Virgin Mojito, Strawberry Shortcake and Peach Pie. While Nature, brings you all the glory of Lavender showers, Lemongrass Zen, Cherry Blossom and Bulgarian Rose. High quality, these soy candles will give you a burn time of between 25-60 hours, depending on the size you purchase. Soy wax also burns slower than other wax, so you'll get a candle that lasts longer. And while most candles emit some fumes, quality soy wax burns cleaner and results in lesser soot!
Homegrown artisanal brand Lumiscense is all about luxury candles that bring joy to the senses! The name Lumiscense comes from the combination of the words Lumi + Scent + Sense. Meaning, every time you light their candles, it becomes a treat for your senses as you watch your space transformed by the gentle illumination of the candle and you start to feel the stresses slowly melting away through the sophisticated scents that embrace you, leading to an all-encompassing sense of well being.
Lumiscense’s range of high-quality soy candles are elegantly simple and created to build that lasting impression. These are formulated without any dyes, phthalates, parabens or paraffin and are not tested on animals.
And it’s quality backed by research! Months were devoted by the brand towards R&D and to bringing the best ingredients to Singapore. From their FDA approved soy wax which comes from the US to Australian made fragrance oils (that are blended with essential oils) which are IFRA and RIFM certified, each ingredient is chosen for its efficacy, safety and purity.
All of Lumiscense’s candles are individually hand-poured in their studio in small batches to ensure consistency and quality. In addition, all their candles have been specially concocted to be robust yet gentle at the same time so you can enjoy the candle for up to 4 hours each session.
For inspiration, try their best-selling Bergamot Patchouli and French Lavender artisanal candles. Bergamot Patchouli is a sensual musky fragrance with floral undertones whilst French Lavender is a lovely light floral herbaceous scent with powdery undertones.
If neutral uplifting scents are more your style, choose between Lemongrass Ginger, a warm citrusy scent with herbal undertones or Ocean Breeze which features a fresh floral scent with earthy undertones.
We love that Lumiscense’s candles come in a variety of sizes - elegant apothecary jars that are sold in small or large options and even travel-friendly 50g tins for you to carry along no matter where you go!
Available at www.lumiscense.com, other stockists and Kyla Studio (By Kollidea & Lumiscense) @ 231 Bain Street, #01-73, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
Have you been searching for sculptural candles to uplift your everyday decor? Then you will love Mira!
Mira is a lifestyle concept store that creates natural and handcrafted goods, made using eco-friendly ingredients. Think beautifully scented candles and soaps that feature pure essential oils and botanicals that are relaxing and kind to the planet at the same time.
Almost too pretty to burn, Mira’s handcrafted sculptural candles elevate your space and bring in that sense of zen. Each candle is individually hand-poured to order, using a natural soy wax blend.
Whether you choose to light it or leave it on your tablescape, there’s no denying the visual appeal of the Nora Artisanal Candle. For extra oomph, team with its stylish counterpart Eloise, a unique swirl patterned candle that makes it one of the most striking in Mira’s collection.
We also have a soft spot for the ribbed pillar candle set Ava and Grace, which comes in a pair and makes for great styling on your sideboards, trays and Instagram backdrops.
As one of the hottest new brands for luxury candles in Singapore, Mira’s pieces of wax art deserve a space in every home. They are also lovely to give as housewarming gifts, presents for teachers or wedding favours!
A British fragrance that needs no introduction, Jo Malone is known for its elegant, luxurious scents. Unique creations crafted from the most unexpected ingredients, each of its perfumes, home scents, and candles come infused with heritage, wit, and whimsy.
Jo Malone has evolved to become synonymous with coveted scents and luxurious products for bath, body, and home.
If you are new to their range of scented candles, you won’t go wrong with the Lime Basil and Mandarin Home Candle. This signature fragrance comes with peppery basil and aromatic white thyme which brings an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. A modern classic, that is built to uplift, wind down, or simply to add an air of luxury.
Another bestseller, the Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle carries the sensuality of a daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are mixed with pink pepper, Casablanca lily, and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic, this scented candle promises to uplift, add touches of luxury and opulence through your home. Candle burn time is 45 hours and these come with a lid - to lift and uplift with every passing day!
Jo Malone. Multiple boutiques island-wide.
All HYSSES candles are hand-poured and made with 100% pure beeswax, non-toxic cotton wicks, and 100% undiluted premium essential oils. Beeswax is not oil-based and is naturally non-toxic. Only cotton wicks are used, translating into cleaner burn fumes than when using conventional wicks containing lead.
Environmentally friendly, biodegradable, safe, and non-toxic, HYSSES candles also release negative ions to purify and improve air quality when burned, making them hypoallergenic. Beeswax has a high melting point which takes up to three times longer to burn than paraffin wax candles.
Different scents include Ginger Lemongrass, Lavender, Rose Geranium and Lemongrass. The candles also come in 3 different sizes - 100g, 200g or 650g - making them the perfect mood uplifting gift too.
In these stressful times, we could all use a little emotional encouragement and support. The Innerfyre Affirmation Crystal Candles come with compelling “I am” messages such as “I Am Blessed” and “I Am Loved”. These candles are a blend of essential oils and a sustainably sourced vegan coconut wax. The Innerfyre candles not only smell good but also have real aromatherapeutic effects.
Coconut Wax is one of the most eco-friendly waxes in the market. It is obtained through a natural process in which coconut meat is gathered and cold-pressed until it creates an oil. Furthermore, coconut wax burns cleaner than other types of candle wax. It emits zero soot particles as the wax is petro-carbon soot-free. No more blackened walls or toxic carcinogens in the air.
As the coconut wax burns at a lower temperature than other waxes, it will not cause the essential oils to 'burn off'. It holds 10-12% essential oils, which is much more than the typical 5-8% fragrance load of soy wax. So, the scent is stronger and brings about a positive mood boost. The candles also burn slower and longer for the same volume of wax - a better bang for your buck!
Enhance your experience by listening to Innerfyre’s curated Spotify playlist of songs. They go perfectly with each of the candles in the Affirmation Series.
A pioneering parfumerie maison, Diptyque is constantly innovating and presenting new collections across their skincare, body care, home scents and candle categories. Since 1961, Diptyque have used clever decorative fragrance diffusers and stunning candle votives to add that extra soul and charm to any home.
Think of it as 60 years of free-spirited, artistic Parfumerie, rooted in joyful creativity and enchanting, eclectic encounters.
Stuck for scented candle options? The hugely popular, Diptyque Roses Scented Candle is everything rose dreams are made of! With the soft whiff of tender, freshly picked roses, this candle from Diptyque isn’t overpowering. In fact, it boasts light and fresh tones of the world's most universally loved blossom - the Rose!
For a whiff of France, try the Diptyque Mimosa Scented Candle. In February in the South of France, on the Tanneron hills near Grasse, mimosas are in bloom. This sunny golden yellow colour stretches as far as the eye can see. These small velvety blossoms fill the air with delicate, honeyed notes that can transform your home into a heavenly abode. Buy one of these scented beauties, and we promise you'll be back for more!
America’s most recognised scented candle brand, Yankee Candle is also a firm favourite on Singapore’s shores! Pure Senses, the distributor for Yankee Candle in Singapore carries a wide range of this iconic brand across the red dot, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Not only does that mean you get the best of fragrances to fill up your home, but you also get a choice of sizes - something we love Yankee Candle for!
For those who love big votives, the Large 2-wick candles come with soft corners and an updated silhouette perfect for showcasing your style in any room. Quality, thick-cut glass adds an impressive dimension and makes these candles very gift-worthy. The fragrance inside is just as special, complex, nuanced, and infused with pure, natural extracts. And it also comes with a brushed metal lid that fits under the candle to create a pedestal. Enjoy the beautiful label or peel it off for decorating versatility. The 2 wicks help to increase the fragrance experience and add to the ambiance.
If you’d like to sample a fragrance, the small 7-oz, sized ones are great as add ons to your current portfolio or just to light as is. The brushed metal lid and modern shape, along with 35-55 hours of burn time and a plethora of fragrances to choose from, make these tiny candles a great housewarming, Diwali, or Xmas gift.
The original Neom luxury scented oil candles are a must-have for every home. These 100% natural wax candles contain the highest quality natural essential oils and are available in a variety of ‘wellbeing’ ranges. These luxury essential oil candles contain no synthetic fragrances or chemical binders, ensuring they burn completely cleanly and evenly with no black soot.
Lovingly hand-poured in the UK, and expertly blended by the Neom artisan team, their long-lasting candles will fill your room with beautiful scents with an all-encompassing feeling of relaxation. The specially formulated natural blends will release fragrances and scents that not only smell wonderful but also can have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing.
Add an uplifting, energising fragrance to your home with the Neom Happiness Scented 3 Wick Candle. Made of pure vegetable wax and natural oils, the candle has an awakening fragrance of white neroli, mimosa, and lemon to create a fresh aroma that will inspire a positive state of mind. Featuring three wicks, this beautiful, 420g candle will burn for up to 50 hours, so you can enjoy its fragrance day after day.
Singapore's favourite bespoke perfumery Maison 21G also sells dual candles that create luxurious scent combinations for your home. Create distinctive and elegant scent solutions for every touchpoint of your home with the Maison 21G Paris Home Scents Collection. Play with different scent combinations by switching out the half-moon-shaped candle scents and discover the different blends of scents that will fill the air. Replacing the scent refills brings an opportunity for creativity, allowing you to curate new and exciting fragrance atmospheres for your home.
These half-moon-shaped scents come housed in a steel case, with each candle in its individual glass jars for safety. When lighting the wick, the scents blend together in the air forming a harmonious combination of your favourite fragrance mix. What’s more, you get to create your own winning combination with a variety of options like amber, rose, vanilla, cedar or fig.40 hours burn time, these are made of 100% natural scented soy and palm wax. Cruelty-free, without preservatives GMOs, CMR substances or phthalates - these candles are great for both the environment and your home!
Wordsmith and marketer by day, Natasha is your go-to girl on all things beauty, travel and family. This mommy to two loves her cheese, a fab read and crooning to Ping Fong (don't we all?). Natasha also heads Communications at Expatgiving and helps volunteers find their dream non-profit role! Reach her at email or via her Instagram @sonattymama
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