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The 17 Most Expensive Candles In The World

January 27, 2020
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I was browsing around looking at luxury candles the other day and came across a post that was titled ’10 most expensive candles in the world’. It caught my attention. But when I clicked in and started reading, the candles that were listed were nowhere near as expensive as some of the candles I could list off the top of my head.

It got me wondering…

“What really are the most expensive candles in the world?”

So I decided to go ahead and do what we do on this blog and scour the internet for the most luxurious, highest priced candles out there.

Are you a candle junkie that has some a lot of spare cash lying around?

…No? …Well …Me neither unfortunately.

But some people do!

Yes, there is that slice of the population where it seems as if money does grow on trees. And for those people that have more money than they know what to do with, there are some candles that will do their best to help get rid of that excess wealth.

Note: If you’re looking for a list of good luxury candles that I highly recommend, you might be better off checking out this post I did on them. This list is purely for the most expensive candles around.

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I think I found what just might be the most expensive candles in the world.

I have to admit… it was pretty fun seeing what there was out there when there is no limit on the price tag.

We ranked this list from least expensive (very expensive) to most expensive (extremely expensive)

Also, three quick notes to make.

Firstly, to make this list more fair, I tried not to include extra large luxury candles because there are some HUGE candles out there and I feel like that can unfairly drive the price up. We did a post on large candles like that if you are interested you can go check that out.

Second, we picked candles that are actually available for purchase. Whether that be online or in some luxury retailer. So no, that special edition candle for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018 won’t be listed. Although some of these candles will actually come close to it in price!

Third, while scouting out the expensive candles to include on this list, I often found that the most expensive candles by a wide margin were because of the jar that they were contained in. Some were made of gold, some were handmade designer crystal vessels, some were just unique ceramic jars that would make for a statement art decor piece in your home. Because of this, I’ve debated making two separate lists, one that is without the expensive vessels and one that includes them. So let me know in the comments if you’d like to see that. For now, I’ll be including them as this is a most expensive candles list, and those are candles!

Top 17 Most Expensive Candles In The World

17. Tom Ford – Fabulous Candle $132

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Fabulous is a decadent, oriental leather with an intoxicating grip. It evokes the private exchanges where fantasies come true. It’s undeniably the most straightforward name for such a beautiful scent.

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We start this list off with a candle that I often see near the very top of of luxury candle lists.

The Tom Ford ‘F**king Fabulous’ candle is one that lots of people swear by.

And compared to others on this list, it is actually fairly affordable.

16. Cire Trudon – Napoleon Bust Candle $240

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Next up we have a candle that is actually more of a piece of art than it is a candle.

Yes, this candle does have a wick on it, but it’s an unscented candle that is not actually meant to be burned.

These hand carved wax sculptures are actually pretty large too at around 24 centimeters tall.

15. Aerin – Savoy Orange Blossom Scented Candle $295

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The Aerin Savoy Orange Blossom Candle, at $295, is an extravagant indulgence for true scent connoisseurs.

This luxurious 25 oz. candle releases a symphony of orange blossom, sweet cedar, and petitgrain notes, emanating a mesmerizing aroma for approximately 64 hours.

But the extravagance doesn’t end with the scent.

The candle, which boasts three wicks, sits in an exquisitely handcrafted, textured, and glazed ceramic vessel, adorned with hand-painted, gilded details.

This is an item of indulgence, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

14. Balenciaga – Incense Scented Travel Candle $320

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The Balenciaga Travel Incense Candle, priced at $320, is an interesting addition to the world of high-end candles.

It’s designed for on-the-go usage with its compact milled aluminum container, featuring rounded edges and a logo-engraved twist-off cap.

It carries a rich, smoky scent profile made up of frankincense, tobacco, and oak, providing an intriguing olfactory experience.

It’s a neat, albeit pricey, option for those seeking a transportable luxury candle.

13. Ginori 1735 – Seguace Orange Renaissance Candle $370

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Coming in at the 13th spot is a candle from Ginori 1735 a luxury italian ceramic company. This specific candle seemed to be the most expensive from the brand for its size and so we chose to include this one on the list.

However, there is a candle holder set that comes with 3 tealight candles from this brand for nearly $3500! The cost I assume is mostly associated to beautiful porcelain statue candle holder that holds these tealight candles, however, that is still very impressive!

We also included another candle from Ginori 1735 a little further up on this list, but we feel that specific candle had a little more candle to it then the $3500 one does.

12. Gucci – Freesia Flora Print Basket Designer Candle $450

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The Flora Print Basket Candle by Gucci is a showstopper at $450, redefining luxury home fragrances.

A historic House motif, the Flora print, graces the metal mini basket candle, adorned with pink and yellow flowers that perfectly encapsulate the Freesia scent within.

Infused with a delicate blend of violet leaf and resinous galbanum notes, the scented paraffin wax promises to enliven your space with a crisp, green aroma for an impressive 68 hours.

Once the candle has burned down, the elegant black metal holder, topped with a stylish knob detail, can be repurposed as a decorative piece or a chic container.

11. L’Objet – Lito 3 Wick Candle $495

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The Lito 3-Wick Candle, priced at $450, is more than just a candle – it’s a whimsical work of art.

This piece, handcrafted in Portugal, stands as a testament to surreal beauty and masterful artisanship.

Adorned with hand-painted 24-karat gold plating and resin inlays, this fine porcelain piece is a visual treat.

But don’t be fooled by its captivating appearance – its fragrance is equally alluring.

Developed with the renowned perfumer Yann Vasnier, the scent combines green vetiver, citrus, and moss, ensuring your space is filled with an enchanting aroma.

10. Versace – I Love Baroque Scented Designer Candle $500

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In at number ten is another opulent creation from Versace – the ‘I Love Baroque’ Scented Candle.

This porcelain masterpiece is scented with the signature ‘Le Jardin de Versace’ perfume fragrance, which promises to envelop your home in a rich, sensual aroma for a glorious 60 hours.

The vessel shines with the iconic ‘I ♡ Baroque’ motif – a golden Medusa resting on a white backdrop, a classic symbol of Versace’s timeless grandeur.

Once the candle has been used up, this porcelain beauty turns into an elegant decor piece.

Nothing says ‘glam’ like a golden Medusa!

9. Versace – Golden Medusa Scented Votive Candle $550

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Number nine on our list is a glorious tribute to the timeless allure of Greek mythology – the Golden Medusa Scented Votive from none other than Versace.

This German-made votive captures the grandeur of Versace with a shiny gold-tone surface, adorned with a matte Medusa motif and lavish ornamental details.

Not just a sight for the eyes, the votive is infused with the enchanting Le Jardin de Versace perfume fragrance, providing a soothing 40 hours of burn time.

The beauty of this piece lies not just in its divine design, but also in its transformation from an aromatic treasure to a luxe decor piece post-burn.

8. L’Objet – Mojave Unicorn 4 Wick Candle $625

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Show off how much money you have with this unicorn.. monster.. candle.

It is a collaboration candle between L’ Objet and The Haas Brothers and is inspired by the Mojave desert in it’s fragrance.

This white, porcelain, unicorn monster (is that what I’m supposed to call it?) has 24K gold accents as well.

If that doesn’t say luxury, I don’t know what does.

7. Fornasetti – Poco Dopo Scented Candle $750

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Sashaying in at number seven is the Poco Dopo scented candle from Fornasetti Profumi.

This enticing piece marries design with fragrance, promising a timeless, sensorial experience.

The Frutto Proibito scent is an exotic medley, beginning with zesty Mediterranean top notes, gently evolving into a soft embrace of jasmine, tuberose, and ending with a sweet whisper of rosewood.

All of this housed within an elegant ceramic vessel, designed with Fornasetti’s muse and a symbolic snake, interpreting the theme of original sin.

This one is an artistic journey through the forbidden fruit narrative.

6. Reflections Copenhagen – Grand Sofie Candle $842

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In at number six is a chic and sophisticated stunner from Reflections Copenhagen – the Sofie Candle.

This French-made grandeur, encased in a splendid crystal container, is a true reflection of elegance.

Infused with a refreshing fig aroma, it promises to fill your home with an invigorating fragrance for about 90 luxurious hours.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet night in, the Sofie Candle sets the mood just right.

And post-burn, this crystal beauty transforms into a stylish piece of home decor.

This is sophistication meets simplicity in the best way possible.

So, are you ready to reflect some Copenhagen chic in your home?

5. Lladro – Parrot’s Treasure Scented Candle $1005

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At number 5 on our illustrious list is a fun and vibrant piece from Spain – the Lladro Parrot Party Scented Treasure Candle.

With an eccentric design that blends modern, functional forms with a charming, meticulously crafted parrot, this porcelain candle holder truly stands out.

The scent, On The Prairie, is a fragrant delight that lingers for a whopping 150 hours!

Picture this, a cute little parrot party happening right on your coffee table, filling your home with an enchanting aroma.

The best part?

This cheeky piece is a conversation starter and a lovely addition to any space post-burn.

Who said luxury couldn’t be fun? Light up a Lladro, and let the parrot party begin!

Just remember, this Spanish treasure is as unique as they come.

Time to let your inner eccentric shine!

4. Fornasetti – NEL MENTRE set of three scented candles $1093

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Our fourth most luxurious entry is an aromatic trio that is sure to captivate your senses – Fornasetti’s Nel Mentre scented candles.

Transport yourself to a secret garden with the enchanting Giardino Segreto fragrance, a beautiful blend of cypress, ivy, and cedarwood that dances in each of these candles.

But this Italian maestro of design doesn’t stop at scent – oh no, darlings! Each candle in this set of three is housed in a ceramic vessel, delicately adorned with whimsical butterfly prints.

These aren’t just candles, they’re invitations to a dream-like setting, a sensorial experience where time feels suspended.

Light up this trio from Fornasetti and unlock a secret garden right in your living room!

3. Ginori 1735 – Ganymede Candle $1765

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Next on our luxe list is a masterpiece that blends scent with sculpture – the Palazzo Centauro Ganymede candle from Ginori 1735.

Imagined by the talented British designer, Luke Edward Hall, this isn’t just a candle – it’s an homage to his favourite locales.

The star of this showstopper is a sculpture inspired by the iconic Palazzo Centauro in Venice, cradling a 190g candle that releases an incense-like fragrance reminiscent of a leisurely stroll past Venetian church doors.

Once the wick has burned, you’re left with a jaw-dropping sculpture, a piece of Italy right in your living room.

The exquisite detail and hand-craftsmanship in this Italian-made treasure are a testament to Ginori 1735’s legacy.

Here’s your chance to not just own a candle, but a piece of art that tells a tale of Italian grandeur!

2. Buccelatti – Wood and Vetiver Murano Candle in Opera Candle Holder $1820

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At number 2 on our list is a candle from Mario Byccellati.

This Italian maestro blends opulence with functionality, housing a premium natural wax candle within a decorative silver case.

As it flickers, it releases an earthy wood and vetiver scent, turning any room into a sanctuary.

In true Buccellati style, the elegant silver case, adorned with their iconic logo, gets its second act as a stylish pen pot or a chic trinket tray.

This piece isn’t just a candle, it’s a passport to Italian luxury that can add a timeless touch to your home.

Just remember, true elegance is always in demand!

1. Lalique – THORNS “PLATINUM EDITION” $2043

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Glass is modelled after the curves of a blackberry bush

Our new number one pick for the most expensive candle in the world is this candle from Lalique.

Straight out of a fairy tale, this French-made, purple crystal candle is part of the exclusive “Voyage de Parfumeur” collection, limited to a mere 488 copies.

And yes, each candle is numbered for authenticity.

Boasting a heavenly 80-hour burn time and moonlit platinum bramble design, this piece transforms from a bewitching scented journey to a stylish vase post burn.

As the crème de la crème of candles, it’s not just about light or fragrance, but an opulent lifestyle experience.

Time to elevate your candle game, but hurry, exclusivity waits for no one!


Honorable Mentions

These candles are super expensive as well. They are candles that don’t quite fit the list because they are too large and it made the list seem unfair.

Baoba Collection – Women Max 35 Candle $840

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These candles have a huge upfront cost but it’s only because they are actually HUGE candles. This candle above burns for around 800 hours! Not only that but it is a 10 kg candle. It’s massive!

Breaking the cost down for this candle it actually works out to around $2 per ounce. Below is a little breakdown of the cost per ounce of a few popular candle brands at their regular price.

BrandSizePrice$ / oz
Baobab Collection352 oz$713$2.02
Nest8.1 oz$42$5.19
Jo Malone7 oz$67$9.57
Diptyque6.5 oz$68$10.46
Bath & Body Works14.5 oz$24.50$1.69
Yankee Candle22 oz$29.50$1.34
Voluspa6.2 oz$24$3.87
Fornasetti10.5 oz$215$20.48

It’s pretty crazy that a candle that costs over $700 is actually a fairly decent deal when you break it down like that.

Still, it’s an expensive candle overall. I’m not really sure why I’m sharing the price breakdown to be honest..

You’re either going to be looking for high end candles like this or you’re not. I just thought it was interesting!

If you’re interested you can find the candle online with the link below.

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And there you have it. Some of the finest candles that money can buy. You can find them all online by clicking on the name of each candle above. Or you can dream about one day owning some as I will be doing!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Oscar massa October 2, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    good article.!!!

  • Reply alyson October 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I was just complaining of the cost of YC’s teeny tiny little wax melt singles. Not so annoyed now.

  • Reply Lorinska Green October 7, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I really like the L’Objet one! I love it when candles have ceramic jars as a pose to glass ones, they look so much better. The L’Objet design reminds me of the Requie Opulenta and Lladro candles which I have at home. I wish we could go into the stores and smell them!

  • Reply Lynda October 15, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    I was floored when I saw Thompson Ferrier candle prices! Guess there are a lot of people that buy luxury candles.

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