We’ve all been there – asking ourselves if it is worth it to drop RM300 for a candle, an object that you literally burn.

There are interior decorators extraordinaire, gifted with the artistic eye to curate the homeliest, cosiest corners that croon comfort, belonging, good taste and class at the same time. And then there are some who try as hard as they may, still fall just a little short sometimes.

Lucky for us who fall in the latter category, there’s not much a scented candle or two can’t fix.

We’ve all been there – feeling like our favourite spaces lack just that little something. Light a candle and voila! Watch – and smell – as the atmosphere transforms into something a little bit posher, a little bit calmer and all around a little bit more like home.

The last bit is perhaps the biggest reason why we continue to fork out hundreds for scented candles. Choose the right combination, whether it is something festive like fig and cinnamon or something zen like chamomile and white sage, and it has the power to transport you all the way back home, even if home is hundreds of kilometres away.

It’s almost like a ritual. It’s more than just striking a match and lighting a jar of perfumed wax. As you touch flame to wick, you’re lighting a fire in your home and heart that subtly warms everyone in its light to the idea that every little occasion no matter how small, is worth celebrating.

We’ve all also been there – asking ourselves if it is worth it to drop RM300 for a candle, an object that you literally burn.

For all that a little flame can bring – hope, peace, joy and that ever difficult to attain sense of home, we say yes, it is worth it and more.

In a jar, you’re about to find the illuminating path to unlock your fondest memories of past, appreciation of the situation of present no matter how stagnant, and inspirations for the future.

Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle
Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle

Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle

Reminiscent of the forest at dawn, this candle bewitches with the juicy bite of redcurrant, the zest of green mandarin and the freshness of rose softened with white musk,enveloped in roasted oak. jomalone.com.my

Diptyque Roses Home Candle
Diptyque Roses Home Candle

Diptyque Roses Home Candle

A homage to the queen of flowers, Diptyque's classic bestseller will bring spring into any home in equal parts sweet delight and regal floral.kensapothecary.com.my

Cire Trudon Etoile Christmas Candle
Cire Trudon Etoile Christmas Candle

Cire Trudon Etoile Christmas Candle

Like a wooden breeze, Étoile re-enacts the scent of traditional Japanese incense. Commonly used in Japanese interiors, the voluptuousness of cedar wood Hinoki settles in and is softened by a hint of balm that calls for the festive season.kensapothecary.com.my

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle

Evoke a sense of calm and inner peace to your surroundings with the fortifying combination of frankincense and cardamom to inspire, delivered in an elegantly designed and beautifully embellished jar to uplift the senses in any room.sephora.my

To Be Calm Mystic Dreaming Candle
To Be Calm Mystic Dreaming Candle

To Be Calm Mystic Dreaming Candle

To Be Calm’s gorgeous collection of candles are sure to entice, and Mystic Dreaming is no different with its sweet-and-spicy harmony created with a deeply warm, woody and spicy scent of anise.sephora.my

This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle
This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle

This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle

This therapeutic fragrance lifts your mind with lavender and Roman camomile to prepare your mind and body for a good night’s sleep with this natural, toxin-free scent. sephora.my

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Photos courtesy of: Jo Malone London, Ken’s Apothecary and Sephora.

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