Our Favourite Candles – 10 top British picks

Who doesn’t love lying back and treating themselves to the glory that is a scented candle at the end of a long tiring day, whether it’s sitting at the side of the bath or nestled neatly on your coffee table?  They’re an indulgence, but one that lasts and lasts.

Noir Candle

Sensuous and sophisticated at the same time, the glorious warming floral scent of The White Company’s two-wick Noir candle (pictured above) blends with amber, mandarin and musky sandalwood. Produced from quality mineral wax and presented in a beautiful black and silver foiled gift box, it costs £35.00

Blood Orange Amber Candle

Produced from pure soy and vegetable wax and presented in a cute ribbed glass jar with silver screw top, the Barr & Co Blood Orange Amber Candle burns for up to 120 hours. You too can enjoy this sweet and earthy scent for £35.10.

Neom Complete Bliss

Neom, who are known for their use of only organic ingredients and pure essential oils, have combined the scent of rose with fresh lime and earthy black pepper to create a candle both stimulating and tension relieving at the same time. This candle will burn for 50 hours and costs £45.

Diptyque Figuier

The classic Figuier scent of fig wood comes in a lovely green tinted handblown glass container from Space NK’s Diptyque range. It’s just got to be experienced, at least once in your life.

Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson

Designed specially for Debenhams by Matthew Williamson, the Butterfly Collection’s Green Mimosa candle (£16) smells as pretty as it looks.

This Works Neroli and sweet orange candle

A luxuriously-scented candle with a soothing (orange) and inspiring (neroli) scent this is one bit of indulgence you definitely deserve. Price £25.

Byredo: Loose Lips

From the Byredo Collection at Space NK, this rich and indulgent candle releases a heady scent of burning rose petals, leather and violet. It costs £50 and burns for around 60 hours:

WoodWick Trilogy – Summer Fruits

This large jar candle contains the scent of sun-ripened apple, currants and black cherry for £24.99.

Ecoya: Sweet pea and Jasmine

Uplifting watermelon and cucumber is mixed with sweet pea and white jasmine to produce a scent which lasts for up to 55 hours and costs £32.

Pantone Candles Foliage

And you thought Pantone was all about colour… Well, this particular shade is from Pantone’s Foliage concept and involves the romance of roses, stimulating scent of citrus and the purifying air of wood smoke. The three-wick candle burns for 45 hours and costs £20:

Now all you have to do is find 10 friends or family members and put a separate candle down on each birthday or xmas list. Easy!