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Light It Up: The Best Candles to Burn for Guaranteed Ambience

Light It Up: The Best Candles to Burn for Guaranteed Ambience

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Written by –
Jess Ng
on March 23rd 2018
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

As a dedicated interior design portal, we typically focus on how things look. However, home decor aficionados will know that it takes far more than aesthetics to transform a house into a home. Indeed, for the complete package one must also consider ambience, or the character and atmosphere of your abode. And one of the easiest ways to create ambience in abundance is – you guessed it – candles.


Read on for a round up of the best candles to burn for guaranteed ambience.


Best Candles for Ambiance: White candle vignette with antique books and dark background |
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For a Stress-Free Ambience

Turn your home into a sanctuary with the Dream Elephant Luxury Candle by Wild Beautiful Free.

Best Candles for Ambiance: Dream Elephant Luxury Candle by Wild Beautiful Free |

Notes of lavender and vanilla work as a naturally calming anxiety remedy, promising improved sleep and relaxation.


Shop the Dream Elephant Luxury Candle here! (External Link)

For a Luxe Ambience

Ask any blogger for their holy grail candle and I guarantee they will refer you to Diptyque’s Baies.

Best Candles for Ambiance: Diptyque Baies Candle |

Housed in a luxurious glass pot, the Baies comes in a variety of sumptuous scents ranging from Berries to Fig Tree and Roses. This is one to proudly display on your coffee/dressing table setup.


Head here to get your hands on the Diptyque Baies Candle. (External Link)

For a ‘Smells Like Home’ Ambience

The wonderful thing about scent is its uncanny ability to instantly evoke memories of our past.


Best Candles for Ambiance: Homesick 'United Kingdom' Candle |

Even if we’re far away from the places we used to call home, Homesick’s range of location-based scents means we can recreate the past in our newest abodes. The ‘United Kingdom’ candle, for instance, smells of rain, sticky toffee pudding and mince pies.


Browse the full Homsick range here. (External Link)

For a Techy Ambience

Does this Twelve South candle remind you of anything Apple fans?

Best Candles for Ambiance: Twelve South Mac No.2 Candle |

Inspired by the sleek curves of iPhones and MacBooks, this is perfect for any tech-heads among you. It’s not just all about the looks either. The Mac Candle No.2 boasts refreshing notes of bergamot, grapefruit and herbaceous flowers to help stimulate productivity.


Shop the Mac Candle No.2 here. (External Link)

For a ‘Summer Night’ Ambience

Although candles typically come into their own in a cozy, hygge-inspired setting, this doesn’t mean they should be cast aside come summer time.

Best Candles for Ambiance: Aspen Bay Capri Blue Candle |

With its blend of citrus and sugary notes, the Aspen Bay Capri Blue Candle was just made for still summer nights out in the garden, rosé in hand.


Try the Capri Blue Candle for yourself by shopping it here. (External Link)

For an Urban Cool Ambience

As somewhat of a luxury item, candles are rarely considered to be bad boy cool … until now that is.

Best Candles for Ambiance: Paddywax Soy Candle in Tobacco and Patchouli |

Everything about this Paddywax Candle is the very definition of edgy – starting with its scent. This one is tobacco and patchouli, which is unconventional to say the least but results in a warm, smokey aroma reminiscent of campfire and wood burners. Its rise to urban cool is complete with an industrial-inspired concrete pot that’s easy on the eye without being too precious.


Buy your very own slice of urban cool a.k.a. the Paddywax Candle here. (External Link)

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Shop The Look

Driftwood Tealight Holder
Handpicked driftwood makes the perfect tea light holder.
L-O-V-E Tea Light Holders
For the one who lights up your life.
Round Wooden Candle Holder
Bring in the beauty of the outdoors with these charming wooden candle holders.
Safari Tea Light Holder
These ceramic tea light holders will make a lovely addition to any room, with simple black line design on top of white.

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