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Our Top Rated Candles with Raving Reviews

Our Top Rated Candles with Raving Reviews

It can be challenging to pick a favorite candle when buying online, so we wanted to take some time and highlight some of our top-rated candles with raving reviews. Hopefully these wise words will help you decide on which scented candle to bring into your home, place in the office, or give to a friend. 

Explore our 5-star selection of luxury candles with reviews that highlight all their best qualities. We thank our loyal customers for taking the time to leave such lovely reviews and want to encourage you to do the same for a chance to be featured on our next review roundup. 

 Apothecary - Tobacco + Patchouli 

8 oz brown apothecary bottle glass vessel with a vintage-style label; white wax; part of the apothecary collection; 5 stars above scented candle

Check out these 5-star review on one of our signature fragrances, Tobacco and Patchouli. This candle features top notes of cinnamon and nutmeg with middle notes of patchouli and vetiver and base notes of tobacco, sandalwood, and creamy vanilla.

Kate - ⭐ Our Favorite Candle

"All of the Apothecary candles are great but we LOVE the Tobacco & Patchouli so much. We burn them a lot and it brings a warmth to the house. Anytime we have a guest they ask what candle we are burning. We searched high and low and we finally found our favorite candle!"

Renilda - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I adore this candle

"This is absolutely one of the most amazing scents I have ever came upon. I love that this candle is offered in such a large size and it fills my entire home with its lovely aroma. The candle burns evenly and last forever. I highly suggest this scent to anyone. I find it both calming and refreshing. Everyone in my house loves these candles. I am so happy that I had heard about them. The packing is gorgeous and matches the aesthetics of my home nicely. A+++"

Library - Jane Austen 

 Jane Austen Candle with white soy wax on the left and packaging on the right with 5 stars above the candle

Made for the bibliophile in your life, this book-themed candle showcases the great Jane Austen. This themed candle features top notes of citrus zest, sparkling aldehydes, and coconut water with middle notes of white gardenia, jasmine petals, and pink peony while finishing off with base notes of muguet, rosewood, sheer spices, and leafy greens. 

Laura - ⭐ A Romantic Homage

"The Jane Austen is another great production from the Library collection. Its combination of notes is romantic without being cloying. It makes one think of fluttering white curtains, English gardens, and quiet conversation. Its scent is gentle but memorable and you will enjoy every moment with this wonderful aromatic accessory."

Nicky - ⭐ My New Favorite Candle

"This candle smells so amazing. It's a perfectly delicate, sweet, fresh floral scent that isn't cloying or gourmand. I can mostly smell the gardenia and tuberose, but there are also some faint woody undertones. Even when it's not lit, I can smell it when I'm walking by it or sitting near it (which I love). I received this as a gift because I like Jane Austen but it has become my favorite candle because of how good it smells! I want to put one of these candles in every room in my house."

Hygge - Tobacco + Vanilla


 15 oz matte white ceramic vessel with copper lid; hanging tag instead of label with 5 stars above it

"Hygge"" (pronounced 'hooga') is the Danish word for coziness. Whether it's curling up with a good book or having a long dinner with friends, you know the feeling and with this spiced candle it's easy to site back and relax. This scented candle includes top notes of orange and cinnamon with middle notes of tobacco flower, patchouli, and clove with finishing base notes of cedar, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber.

Hillary - ⭐ Calming and Cozy

"I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve purchased this scent from Paddywax. It’s warm and sweet without being too fake or overbearing. I keep this candle in my living room and my whole apartment smells lovely after a few minutes of burning. Absolutely gorgeous candle!"


"This is my favorite candle ever...I've gifted it multiple times and keep purchasing for my home! It is such a warm smell - not too sweet and fills the home with such an amazing fragrance. Honestly, I leave the lid off and it still makes the room smell amazing!!"

Parks - Yosemite

 Black ceramic candle with wood wick candle and white soy wax with 5 stars above it

Step into the American wild with our new collection inspired by our great national parks. With the help and approval of the National Park Foundation, we carefully curated this fragrance using notes of native foliage and landscapes to bring you our woody Cottonwood and Oak fragrance! This woodwick candle brings the crackle of the fireplace indoors for an added element of the outdoors. 

Jennifer ⭐ Love the scent!!

"The best of all the National Park candles in my opinion. I feel like I am part of the great outdoors when it’s burning on a rainy day. Not sweet or overpowering, just right. I give these as gifts and get a lot of positive thank-you’s!"

Maggie ⭐ Spectacular Find

"I found this on the shelf at a shop near my apartment, and have fallen in love! The smell is perfect for your bedroom after you've done your laundry and want to spruce up the air. The wick is amazing and adds a soothing crackle to the background while it burns. Found this website so I could buy more since I loved this one so much! Definitely worth the price"

Relish - Pomegranate + Spruce

Red jar candle with five stars above it

Our beloved Relish collection honors everyone's favorite storage jar. This candle jar is filled with delicious fragrance featuring top notes of ripe pomegranate, strawberry, and coconut milk with middle notes of Valencia orange peel, eucalyptus leaves, cinnamon sticks, and clove and finishing off with base notes of cedarwood, vanilla bean, blue spruce, and pine branches. 

Sarah ⭐ Smells Just Like Christmas

"Absolutely love this scent. It’s perfect for the fall and through the holidays. I love candles but sometimes the scent doesn’t last but that isn’t the case with Paddywax candles, even when the candle isn’t burning it gives off an amazing scent."

Kim ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Love this candle!

"It burns so nicely and I can tell it's going to last a while! The smell lingers a bit after it's put out, in the best way. I'm so excited to be able to use it as a mason jar when it's done too! Great quality and scent."

Eco - Verbena + Lemongrass

Candle in an 8 oz green glass vessel with a beige label and a wooden lid with 5 stars above the candle

Our Eco candles are poured in recycled vessels to make every corner of your home green. And once you're done, you can recycle even further by repurposing our vessels for other uses throughout the house! This Verbena + Lemongrass candle features top notes of citron, sweet eucalyptus, mandarin, and bergamot with middle notes of wild verbena, lemongrass, geranium leaf, and rose with crisp base notes of lush greens, crisp musk, cedar, and sandalwood.

Janet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Best Candle Ever!

"I have been buying this candle for years. The verbena lemon scent is so wonderful and I never get sick of it. I have it in my kitchen and burn it every night while I cook dinner. These are long-lasting and I love the recycled bottle look."

Audrey ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Wow!

"Love the Verbena and Lemongrass scented candle! Very soft and subtle. Nice fragrance for any room of the house. Clean and refreshing."

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