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It’s one of the easiest ways to make your home look and smell divine. We’re referring to scented candles that come in a variety of fragrances and encased in attractive jars to dress up any living space.

Among the most coveted scented candle brand is Diptyque. Famous for its exceptional quality and designs, candles by this French brand are said to be among the best. Available in a variety of scents, from relaxing to invigorating to suit different moods, the candles are packed with natural ingredients to delight your senses.

Our favourites are Baies, which emits the aroma of berries and roses, and Roses that has the tender and feminine scent of freshly-picked flowers. Another French brand that’s famous for its scented candles is Overose Paris, and among its sought-after candle is Nudesse, which emphasises on the sweet aroma of rose petals. The smell of a rose garden after the rain, dew dripping from leaf to leaf, intensely floral, subtly sweet and fresh, the scent gives you the romantic feeling of lying in a mass of soft flower petals. Candles by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris help create an ambience that is relaxing and cosy, warm and woody, or bright and fresh.

From left: Baies scented candle by Diptyque, Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK), Cotton Poplin scented candle by Byredo, Overose Paris

Each scented candle is a journey of the senses as it takes inspiration from places Kurkdjian holds dear: a New York apartment, a country estate in rural France, or a family home near Paris. Byredo offers a fail-safe scented candle called Cotton Poplin that smells fresh, light and clean. Apart from this, the Stockholm-based brand also offers other scent varieties. All you need to do is take your pick and light that wick!