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8 Cosy Candle Brands We Love

From cult favourites to the new and noteworthy, meet the candle brands making our home that little bit more cosy this season.

Autumn is here and we’re officially ready to hibernate. It’s time to bring out the scented candles and cosy home fragrances to get you in the right mood for sweater weather.

To help you get ready to feel all warm and fuzzy, we’ve rounded up the seven coolest candle brands on our radar right now, from scents that match your personality to seasonal fragrances and vegan soy wax classics. Keep reading to pick your favourite, strike a match and unwind...

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Cancelled Plans

Seattle-based candle brand Cancelled Plans was founded based on the joy of having plans cancelled and gaining a few unexpected hours to spend at home. With fragrances playfully named ‘Introvert’, ‘Alone Time’ or ‘French Exit’, the brand makes enjoying every little me-time moment that extra bit special. Made from a blend of coconut and apricot waxes with added elegant fragrances, these luxury scented candles will make for a perfect gift to yourself or the homebody in your life.

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When it comes to cosy candles, this Anglo-Scandi label has been a firm favourite since it launched back in 2013. With their refined scents inspired by glaciers, boreal forests and fjords, it will transform your home into a seasonal oasis. Our current favourite scent? Skandinavisk KOTO, which is Finnish for ‘home’ and blends subtle notes of Baltic amber and schersmin with refreshing mandarin and vanilla.

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Boy Smells

Boy Smells has already become a cult favourite with their gender-neutral take on modern luxury in the world of fragrance. The brand aims to elevate your daily routine with their unique scents titled ‘Kush’, ‘Redhead’ or ‘Gardener’. Each candle is hand-poured from a blend of beeswax and coconut oil in LA, packaged in a premium labelled jar that doubles as a statement home accessory.

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Our Lovely Goods

Aberdeen-based lifestyle brand Our Lovely Goods creates scented candles that celebrate the feeling of home. Aberdeen-based lifestyle brand Our Lovely Goods creates scented candles that celebrate the feeling of home. Discover scents you won’t have seen before, like ‘Homegrown’, a candle that evokes memories of warm afternoons spent in a garden with notes of tomato, lemon and leafy greens. Come winter, our top pick is Winter Spice, with notes of cinnamon, orange zest and cardamom.

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Poured in the UK using 100% sustainable soy wax and British-made fragrances and delivered in eye-catching jars, Maegen is passionate about their carefully curated candles that look just as good as they smell. Discover their latest range ‘Vox’ range of illustrated candle ceramic holders and twelve fun fragrances with a unique personality each.

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Les Boujies

Looking for the best small candle companies? Cornish brand Les Boujies offers vegan soy wax candles with a special twist, hand poured in Cornwall in small batches, using sustainable wax, cotton wicks and high-quality paraben free fragrance oils. Each scent is inspired by the sound of disco - whether you pick ‘Light my fire’ or ‘Disco Inferno’, we recommend playing the tune to match while lighting your new favourite candle.

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Earl of East

London-based boutique Earl of East creates cult and collectable home fragrances. Right now, we're settling down with Smoke & Musk, inspired by California and the great outdoors, with hints of balsam fir, wood smoke and musky patchouli. Want to take your favourite fragrance on the go? Earl of East also offer car air fresheners featuring their signature scents and fun illustrations.

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Oré mi

Made in south London and inspired by the founder Karen Olla’s Nigerian heritage, Oré mi is the black-owned independent wellbeing brand you need to know about this season. Their luxurious, long-lasting scents are created to celebrate the ritual of lighting a candle and instantly transforming our space. Poured from vegan-friendly soy wax and packaged in reusable glass jars and recyclable packaging, eco-friendly candles have never felt this luxurious.

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