There is nothing quite like the scent of real roses. They come in such a wide variety of colors and variations…it’s enough to boggle the mind. The rose scent is one that is particularly hard to capture in candle form. We’ve found a number of rose scented candles that come off smelling fake – too sweet, too perfumey, too grandmotherly. Yet there are some candles that seem to capture the essence of the smell of real roses. At least they come pretty darn close! Since June is National Rose Month, we thought it would be fun to share our picks of some of the best rose scented candles on the market today.
Best Rose Scented Candles
Fresh Cut Roses, Yankee Candle
Fresh Cut Roses from Yankee Candle is a favorite candle of ours. As a matter of fact, it’s on our list of some of the best Yankee Candle large jars you can buy. It is such a fresh rose scent, complete with greenery. Some say this is Roses of Cliff Walk reincarnated…we just say that it is one of the best rose scented candles we’ve ever sniffed. The scent is strong but not overpowering.
On the more luxurious end, there is Diptyque’s Rose candle. This is a more powdery rose, light and fresh. There is not as much greenery in this scent, but it’s definitely there. The cold throw is on the lighter side, but throw is fantastic once the candle is lit. Diptyque also carries a Geranium Rose scented candle that is warm, spicy, and a bit more earthy, if that’s the vibe you’re feeling.
Fresh Cut Roses, Artisane
Artisane’s Fresh Cut Roses is a wonderful blend of fresh, sweet rose with leafy green notes. In this rose scented candle, the green notes seem to overtake the rose, in a really good way. This type of rose scented candle is perfect if you can’t take too much in the way of florals. The lush, slightly sweet green notes are intoxicating, with hints of powdery rose coming through in the background. This scent is not too overpowering, either.
Sparkling Rose, Voluspa
The Sparkling Rose candle from Voluspa used to be named Prosecco Rose and it is sweetly fabulous! Think pink champagne over ice next to a lovely bouquet of edible white roses. It is definitely on the sweet side, but not coyingly sweet. It has a bubbly, fizzy element to it that makes it a bit romantic and fun. If you’re averse to straight up rose scents, this sweet mix just might be the trick!
Rose + Santal, Paddywax
Paddywax is bringing sexy back with this Rose + Santal scented candle. The scent is warm and spicy with a bit of brightness from the citrusy notes. The rose is able to shine through and give a sense of sensual pleasure. These luxury candles are an affordable luxury, so this is one rose scented candle that we think most everyone should give a try.
June is National Rose Month. Celebrate by trying one of our picks of the best rose scented candles on the market today.
Skandinavisk’s Rosenhave is a light, fresh rose scent, with the juicy blackcurrant scent grounding the entire fragrance. It is rich and deep, but not a pure rose scent. Still the scent is so remarkably fabulous, we couldn’t help but to include it as one of the best rose scented candles out there.
Love & Roses, Kringle Candle Company
Love & Roses from Kringle Candle Company is a fresh, rich red rose scent that includes a lot of green notes, too. Think green leaves, woodsy stems, morning dew…that’s this candle! It has a clean, almost soapy quality to the scent, too, that makes it a bit different that the perfumey, old-world feel of Yankee’s Fresh Cut Roses. The scent is fairly strong and it throws well, too!
Love In Paris, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
We stumbled upon Love In Paris from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. after reading this Purely article about the best smelling rose scented candles. We couldn’t agree more! This fragrance is sultry and perfumey, tempered with the relaxing, warm scent of chamomile. It makes this fragrance very romantic, sexy, and calming.
Red Roses, Jo Malone
The classic Red Roses candle from Jo Malone is rich and inviting. There are some subtly sweet notes in this scent and beautiful, airy green notes. The citrusy notes are a bonus, making for a complex rose scented candle that is sure to delight your senses. The fragrance is a bit more subtle, but it does permeate well.
These are the best rose scented candles we think you can buy these days. Our picks give you a pretty wide range, with something for everyone. Try one (or two or three) out and tell us what you think. Did we leave out your favorite rose candle? Chime in below to let us know!