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The Top 17 Most Expensive Candles In The World

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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.


Yup, you can thank me later. 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, two 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 will be doing a post on large scented candles in the future, however.

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!

Top 17 Most Expensive Candles In The World

These candles range from 270 grams to about 600 grams. I calculated the cost per gram to place the candles more appropriately in the list relative to their size. That’s why some lower priced candles end up higher on the list.

*List last updated November 5, 2021*

17. Tom Ford – Fabulous Candle $132

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.

Tom Ford

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 $170

Once known to edify his own legend through sculptures, snuff boxes and fans, this Napolean Bonaparte candle bust from Cire Trudon bears the likeness of the Emperor in a heroic countenance, downward-facing and arms crossed in defiance.

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. Tom Dixon – Fire Scented Candle $130

A complex assemblage of Cypriol oil, musk and amber to construct the scent of smoky scorched timber and hot dry tarmac.

This candle is part of a four fragrance set inspired by the four elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. I picked fire from the set to include in this list but it would be cool to own all of the elements in candle form!

14. Cire Trudon – Ernesto Rose Gold Scented Candle $106

Calling up images of cigar smoke and gun powder barrels, this spicy, woody scent is inspired by a Havana hotel in the midst of the revolution.

You know that there are some expensive candles on this list when names like Cire Trudon and Tom Ford are this far down the list. I chose to include the Ernesto candle because I actually love that scent. The version with a rose gold finish was slightly more expensive than the classic candles they have. But really, you could swap this out for any of the other candles from them.

13. Missoni – Gomitolo Purple Wax Candle $372

Illuminate your home or office with this cheerful design that mimics a ball of yarn in posh purple.

Honestly… I don’t really know what to say about this one. It’s a ball of yarn… but made of wax. It could be a good conversation starter I suppose?

12. Fornasetti – Golden Burlesque Scented Candle $176

Adorned with the face of Lina Cavalieri with rich gold embellishments, inside it houses Fornasetti’s signature fragrance Otto.

Before I started researching for this article, the candles from Fornasetti were the most expensive candles that I was aware of. As you can see, they only make it to number twelve on our most expensive candles list. All of their candles are basically works of art though, and their fragrances are just superb.

11. Lladro – Parrot’s Treasure Scented Candle $900

An olfactory walk through a forest full of flowers and aromatic herbs

This candle is a new addition to this list for 2021. While this candle is much larger than most others on this list, I had to include it at $900. Lladro is known for their luxurious porcelain decor pieces, and that contributes to the hefty price tag quite a bit. This candle looks pretty great though. One can dream.

10. Richard Ginori – Labirinto Smeraldo $250

Created by Gio Ponti in 1926, Labirinto features a logical path of lines evoking a maze to create a graphic frame. Decorated by hand in Italy.

This pricey candle enclosed in a hand decorated porcelain jar has top notes of fresh citrus, mid notes of spicy woods, and base notes of aromatic musk. Not only does it look exquisite, but the fragrance sounds pretty powerful as well.

9. Marloe Marloe – Lava Glaze & Bone Glass Candle – $282

Top Notes: Green Leaf, Thyme, Bergamot, Lemon
Mid Notes: Leather, Spicy, Clove, Coriander
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Cedar wood, Labdanum, Sandalwood, Vetiver

This brand new pick for 2021 features a candle with a textured lava exterior glaze. While it is expensive, it also looks extremely nice and sounds like a complex fragrance that is sure to “wow”.

8. L’Objet – Mojave Unicorn 4 Wick Candle $604

This monster won’t scare you, but he smells great.

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. Jay Strongwater – Dragonfly Trellis Candle $395

Jasmine, tuberose, and golden tangerine notes layered with amber, clove, and a hint of bitter orange.

Not only is this candle hand-crafted with trellis textured porcelain, it’s vessel also features 14K gold detailing, hand-set Swarovski crystals, and hand-enameled metal dragonfly detailing. The candle itself sounds pretty yummy as well.

6. Versace – Le Jardin de Versace $306

Emitting a light and fresh fragrance, it is the perfect greeting for guests at your next dinner party.

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Versace candles? Yep, you can bet those are gonna be pretty pricey. This candle is contained in a porcelain vessel which is covered in the brands iconic prints. It has a burn time of around 60 hours so you can burn through your money fairly quickly with this one. You know.. cause it’s expensive?

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  • 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!

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