You don’t have to spend a small fortune on a scented candle. But then again, if you’re looking for a long-lasting candle that will fill an entire home—or just a studio apartment—with a luxurious and relaxing scent, look no further. Whether you’re giving a gift to someone else or just treating yourself, scented candles never disappoint. Our definition of getting lit involves these 16 deliciously-scented candles that we buy over and over again.
Smells like: warm croissants, cranberries, crème Brulée, and rose Water. Stop drooling. Meant to evoke the scent of a Parisian bakery, this candle is decadent and transformative.
Smells like: hazelnut coffee, almond milk, lavender, and vanilla. This candle is ideal for burning in your home office to stay intensely focused—yet relaxed—throughout the day.
Smells like: curling up in front of a fire wrapped in a plaid wool blanket. The warm and cozy scent evokes the feeling of a mini fireplace.
Smells like: well, as bold as the name suggests. The notes of clary sage, lavender, bitter almond, vanilla, leather, orris root, tonka bean, blonde woods are warm and spicy but still soft and inviting.
Smells like: A trail of rose petals with the slightest hint of champagne. This candle is small, but its elegant scent is unmissable.
Smells like: the deliciously musky, papery scent of an old library book. You’ll either love it or prefer something sweeter—but we can’t get enough.
Smells like: Warm roses and berries. It’s arguably the most famous scented candle in the world, and it fills your whole home with a light, comforting scent in a matter of minutes.
Smells like: a fresh bouquet of flowers from the world’s most expensive florist. The candle burns for 240 hours, and when it’s done, you’re left with a collectible piece of art.
Smells like: Made from coconut and soy wax, essential oils, and unbleached cotton wicks, this candle makes your whole home smell fresh and inviting.
Smells like: clean, fresh grapefruit. This candle is perfect for those who hate anything too perfume-y in their home.
Smells like: Woodsy, with a hint of sage and more than a pinch of sea salt. It’s the perfect subtle scent if you dislike anything remotely sweet, fruity, or floral.
Smells like: it belongs in a dark, wood-panelled library. The peppery scent with notes of black cedar, saffron, cognac, vetiver, and patchouli is best burned in the winter.
Smells like: Sustainably sourced with oils from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, this candle combines sacred Breu Resin with notes of cypress root, Brazilian vetiver, and wild jungle flora for a warm and earthy scent you’ll feel good about burning every single day.
Smells like: Every cool-girl boutique, toning workout class, or Instagram-friendly cafe in New York City. The amber, sandalwood, and vanilla notes make any room smell more expensive.
Smells like: a piña colada. One light of the match, and this candle’s mix of coconut, orange blossom, and pink peppercorn turns any living room into a mini tropical oasis.
Smells like: a well-worn fall sweater. This candle envelopes the room in cozy notes of nectar plum and peony petals with the slightest hint of red wine—a warm scent for when the days start to turn cold.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.