Sweet-toothed and scent-obsessed? Here are 8 delicious gourmand candles
Not for safe human consumption, sorry...
By Ruby Cotton
Beauty Editor / August 18 2023
If filling your home with the aroma of edible treats isn't a viable round-the-clock option (you know with rising gas and electricity prices, plus the fact that you're not a full-time chef), why not try the next best thing? A gourmand-scented candle, obviously.
Nowadays there's a candle for every season, budget and festivity. But did you know there's also one for every palate?
Whether you're instantly disarmed by the aroma of a pot of tea brewing on the stove and biscuits baking in the oven, or have always longed for the fresh scent of your fruit trees to waft inside, here are our eight favourite gourmand candles to start burning at home...
D.S. & DURGA Breakfast Highlands Candle
On its concept alone, this candle is easily our favourite. However, it just so happens the fragrance is equally as dreamy. Crafted to replicate the perfect breakfast on a slow, frosty winter morning, D.S. & DURGA have used notes of marmalade, oats and biscuits, mixed together with honey toast, strong tea and vanilla.
All you need to do is boil the kettle, sit by the fire and crack open a good book.
$104 at MECCA
Glasshouse Fragrances Bakery Binge
This Glasshouse Fragrances candle brings everything you'd expect to come out of spending a night locked inside a bakery (minus the stomach ache). From melting butter and caramelised sugar to rising dough and roasting hazelnuts, your tummy will be rumbling in no time...
$59.95 at Glasshouse
Inspired by a summer's day spent in the French countryside, this candle is for anyone who wishes they were dropped right into a Nancy Meyers film. Transport yourself to a countryside cottage as you cook down a punnet full of handpicked blackcurrants into jam, and seek out the perfect vase for the freshly cut roses sitting on the kitchen bench.
$99 at MECCA
Byredo Chai Candle
If your idea of heaven is a pot of chai brewing on the stove all afternoon, meet your scent match. Inspired by the Indian tea ritual, Byredo's Chai Candle has been infused with spices like cardamom, clove and ginger zest, then mixed with notes of incense and warm latte.
$120 at MECCA
Flamingo Estate Roma Heirloom Tomato Candle
This one's for those who picture a sun-drenched, juicy piece of fruit when they hear the term gourmand. Developed to mimic the ripe and mighty Sicilian heirloom tomato, Flamingo Estate's hand-poured fragrance will infuse your home with the fresh and subtle scent of an Italian garden.
$93 at MECCA
CIRCA Coconut & Watermelon Candle
Is it cocktail hour already? It'll sure feel like it as long as you're burning CIRCA's fresh and zesty watermelon, grapefruit and creamy coconut candle. We'll drink to that...
$39.95 at Adore Beauty
MOR Coffee Palace Fragrant Candle
The endorphin rush of your barista remembering your name mightn't be infused into this candle, but all the best bits of your morning coffee run are. Sitting in a room filled with the intoxicating aroma of freshly ground beans? Sign us up.
$54.95 at MOR
Ruby is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor. She is the CEO of nine global corporations. Just kidding. She does however, report on the latest beauty trends, celeb skin care lines (the wonderful, the so-so and the downright unnecessary). If you're ever at a lull in conversation with her, be sure to mention anything hormonal acne or Real Housewives and you'll be set for hours.