The 15 Best Candles to Buy at Nordstrom Right Now

published Oct 12, 2021
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We love candles… like, love love them. From spotlighting up-and-coming brands to sharing all the deets on the latest launches from our favorite candle companies, it’s an area that’s close to our hearts. After all, scents are known to create memories and can become such an integral part of making one’s space their own. With so many brands to discover, it can be hard to keep track of all of them. Luckily, there’s one spot we love turning to for a wide variety of top-of-the-line candle picks: Nordstrom. The luxe retailer is a great place to shop for candles as it carries so many iconic brands, such as Diptyque, Jo Malone, Le Labo, Byredo, NEST, and Homesick, to name just a few. Below, we went ahead and rounded up 15 Nordstrom candles that’ll make the perfect addition to your home office, kitchen, or bedroom.

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No Nordstrom candle roundup would be complete without Diptyque, whose best-selling Baies scent is almost as well known as the brand itself. The iconic blend of blackcurrant berries and Bulgarian roses smells like a fresh bouquet without being overpowering. The Diptyque arsenal is pretty vast, so if you don't like Baies there are several other popular options, including Vanille, Feu de Bois, and Santal.

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A mix of tropical fruits and mountain greens, Capri Blue's Volcano candle is one of the most popular candles on the market today for its universally adored scent. If you don't like the large glass jar or the $30 price point, you can snag this candle in a variety of other jar types and sizes starting at $10.

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For a candle that perfectly encapsulates that instant sense of peace you'd find from walking into a high-end spa, pick up the NEST Fragrances Bamboo candle. With notes of bamboo, white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accord, this candle is the closest thing to bliss you can buy.

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Looking for a candle that's sure to become a favorite? Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir candle is hard to beat. The ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry, and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods for a scent that's perfectly warm and cozy.

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Inspired by the crisp fall air and autumn in upstate New York, the Monroe candle from L'or de Seraphine is all about creating a warm, cozy, and memorable environment. It has notes of sultry sandalwood, rich vanilla, amber, and musk. Think of it as someone bottling up the essence of fall in a candle.

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Boy Smells is beloved for its unique scent creations, but one of its most popular picks is actually the Slow Burn candle collab they released with country-music superstar Kacey Musgraves. Inspired by her song of the same name, this candle is warm and spicy with a rich blend of incense, black pepper, elemi, ginger zest, guaiac wood, labdanum, raspberry, cedarwood, vanilla, papyrus, and tonka bean.

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A favorite of our Founder & CEO Maxwell Ryan, Santal 26 is a lovely sandalwood scent that can also be purchased as a fragrance, diffuser oil, and even a scented notebook. "Le Labo candles are made with a ton of care and attention," says Maxwell. "You can really tell that they use high-quality ingredients — the scent is richer than any other candle I've tried. Definitely worth the high price!"

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If the idea of sunshine in a bottle intrigues you, pick up Atelier Cologne's Clementine California candle. The star of the show may be clementine, but with the addition of mandarin, juniper berries, star anise, basil, vetiver, sandalwood, and cypress, this scent will instantly transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, no matter what time of year it is. 

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While a fairly new candle company, Otherland has quickly made a name for itself, becoming a staple in homes all over. Clean burning and richly aromatic, its candles are unique and potent, with a particular favorite being the Kindling candle. Notes of Alaskan cedar, smoky embers, and incense make this an especially rich fall scent.

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Named after beloved jazz artist Duke Ellington, this candle is a warm, sensuous blend of bergamot, cinnamon, sage, and musk. Harlem Candle Co. is a staff-favorite black-owned business that celebrates the Harlem Renaissance, and each candle indeed feels like a piece of cultural history.

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Looking for a way to hold on to summer? Replica's Beach Walk candle is the definition of "beach in a bottle" with a blend of bergamot, pink pepper, lemon, ylang ylang, cedarwood, and coconut milk that'll make your home smell like sandy beaches, sun, and salt air. And when you are ready to embrace the cooler weather, you can't go wrong with the brand's By the Fireplace, a candle that truly lives up to its name.

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Swedish brand Byredo has a range of luxury candles, including this library-inspired scent. A blend of plum, peach, patchouli, and vanilla, this candle is perfect for anyone looking to be transported to their favorite antique book shop at a moment's notice.

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For a candle that's as visually stunning as it is aromatically alluring, pick up Voluspa's French Cade Lavender candle. Housed in a stunning etched glass votive, this candle features notes of French cade wood, lavender, verbena, and moss for a woodsy scent that you (and anyone else who comes in contact with it) will fawn over.

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Give your work from home space a productive air with Homesick's Home Office candle. Featuring a blend of light water lilies and patchouli, alongside energizing cinnamon and soothing notes of amber and vanilla, it's the perfect final touch to any WFH setup.

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Acqua di Parma is an iconic perfume that has been around for decades, with fans reaching all the way back to Old Hollywood and the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant — and now, it's a candle, too. With a rich blend of Sicilian fruits, lavender, damask rose, vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli, this scent is the perfect blend of citrus, earthy, and woody notes for a unique scent you'll love basking in.

This article originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: The Best Candles to Buy at Nordstrom Right Now