These days, nerves are a little tense and deadlines are too close to one another. Call it the mid-year rush, the next six months is going to be the race to close everything for the year. If you had a rough Monday today, expect some more to come.
Because of this, I find myself lighting a scented candle when I get home. With cold nights, it’s helpful to get cozy and chill at home. I let the scent fill the room or I light it up in the bathroom while I take a nice bath. In a few minutes, you’re relaxed and prepared for a good night’s sleep, set to recharge you for the next day.
With that in mind, scroll down to see our picks for the scented candles we like right now.
If you’re into deep scents, the Diptyque Feu De Bois (P1,750) mimics the scent of wood fire. This can help you think of cabin vacations or out-of-town getaways in the forests.
Diptyque. Available at Adora. For more information, visit their website.
If you’re searching for a familiar comfort scent, the Habitat Jasmine Scented Candle (P500) can help you recall the small blooms in your ancestral home.
Habitat. Available at Bonifacio Global City. For more information, visit their website.
A blend of white lily, mandarin, and muscone, the FaE Luxury Beeswax Luxury Candle (P1,690) is for when you just don’t know what scent you’re in the mood for.
FaE. Available via Seek The Uniq.
For a fruity and fun vibe, the Candle-Lite Key Lime Gelato candle (P1,200) might be for you. Just be prepared to crave for an actual gelato when the scent fills up your space.
Candle- Lite. Available at Rustan’s, Glorietta 4. For more information, visit their website.
A blend of rose, talc, and basil, the Grace Home Beeswax Candle (P2,650) is for those who love some luxury and the scent of clean, bright places.
Grace Home. Available online.
If you miss the smell of fresh flowers or if you’re a sucker for the smell of dew on grass, try the Aromatique The Small of Spring Candle (P1,000).
Aromatique. Available at Rustan’s, Gateway Mall. For more information, visit their website.
On the other hand, you may want to enhance the effect of the evening rain showers with the Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt candle (P2,100). It’ll make you think of days on a cruise ship or your last yacht party.
Jo Malone. Available at Greenbelt 5. For more information, visit the website.
If you want to spare yourself from sniffing all night, go for the subtle scent of sampaguitas with the Bungalow 300 Handcrafted Wax Candle (P695).
Bungalow 300. Available via Seek the Uniq.
If you want to instill some happy thoughts and memories before bed, try the Alice Blue Soya Candle in Berry Crumble (P529) and it will be next best thing to have a kitchen full of baked pies.
Alice Blue. Available at Power Plant Mall. For more information, visit their website.
Art by Trish Rivera