Best Rose Scented Candles

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.

Fresh Cut Roses, Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses large candle jar
An intoxicating English garden of fragrant heirloom roses. Photo Credit: 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.

Roses, Diptyque

Diptyque Roses candle
Rose bushes brimming with flowers one day in May. Some are just opening, others are in full bloom, their petals beaded with dew. Their fragrance fills the air with fresh, floral notes. Photo Credit: Diptyque

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

Fresh Cut Roses tin candle from Artisane white wax two purple matches
Her arrival in the gardens announces the spring. The sun is meeting her there. Her fragrance, powdery and delicate, captivates you. She is the queen of the garden and she knows it. Her name is Mademoiselle Rose. Photo Credit: 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

Notes of Sparkling Wine & Rose Petals. Photo Credit: 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 Statement candle pink candle white box Rose + Santal fragrance
Top Notes: Bergamot, Sheer Lemon, Fresh Nutmeg, Bitter Lime
Middle Notes: Rose Geranium, Warm Amber, Peony, Cedar Leaf
Base Notes: Rosewood, Patchouli, Spiced Musk, Sandalwood Photo Credit: 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.

Rosenhave, Skandinavisk

Alba rose and elderflower, geranium and blackcurrant buds. Photo Credit: Skandinavisk

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 And Roses Kringle Candle Company red wax candle apothecary jar
Top: Citrus Mist, Crisp Leaves, Fresh Air Mid: Fresh Cut Rose, Violet Base: Lilac Photo Credit: 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

Jo Malone Red Roses Candle
The essence of modern romance. Inspired by a voluptuous blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses. With crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. Surprisingly clean and sheer. To uplift, to wind down, or simply to add an air of luxury. Transform the atmosphere with luxury and opulence. Photo Credit: 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! 

Shop Madison Valley Candles
Shop Madison Valley Candles
Shop Madison Valley Candles
Shop Madison Valley Candles

Leave a Reply