The Best Scented Candles In Malaysia That’ll Leave Your Home Smells *Phenomenal*

Leave the spray behind, light up these candles
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
March 7, 2022

Scented candles are by far a hardworking, multi-purposes household addition. They can serve as book weights, shelf ornaments, mood enhancers, and vibe setters. Simply decor them on your coffee tables, or dining tables, bedroom tables, or even home-office and viola! The space now looks elevated than ever. 

A fantastic candle affects more than one of our senses, with the ability to completely change our moods depending on the aroma we pick. And judging by the stressors that’s been happening with the world lately, we could all use a little at-home comfort, don’t you think? 

And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to dig up on some scented candles, either. Sure, there are lots of good-smelling candles with powerful, long-lasting scents, but there are also a number of reasonably priced alternatives that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a far-flung tropical paradise! Glitz by Beauty Insider top candles collection spans around varieties of aromas—ranging from heightened woodsy odours to fresh citruses.

1. OiLilin

OiLilin recycles waste cooking oil to make perfumed candles in the spirit of sustainability and generating ecologically beneficial goods. Oh, before you think you’re about to get a smell of Knife frying oil, don’t ever think about it! OilLilin’s candles come in a variety of lovely aromas, like jasmine, fig milk, blueberry, and mojito.

Price: Starts from RM 29.00

Where to buy: OiLilin

2. Borneo Candle Studio

Borneo Candle Studio, founded in 2018 by a Sarawakian and a Bruneian partnership, delivers high-quality, eco-friendly, and toxic-free candles at an affordable price. Scent mixes ranging from spicy to flowery may be found here, as well as more regionally inspired smells like the Santan Cabin (Coconut, Vanilla, Musk) and Borneo Oudh (Agarwood, Elemi, Leather).

Price: Starts from RM 48.00

Where to buy: Borneo Candle Site

3. Lilin+Co

Since 2016, Lilin+Co—co-founded by Malaysian Julie Yim and her boyfriend, has been a popular go-to for basic yet delightfully fragrant candles. Their 100% premium soy wax candles are meticulously handcrafted and hand-poured in small amounts to ensure that you only receive the finest. If you’re not sure where to begin, you may get a little package that includes three 65g perfumes. 

Price: Starts from RM 30.00

Where to buy: Lilin+Co Site

4. Nudecco

The visually appealing Nudecco is a Penang-based candle business that sells 100 percent natural scented candles manufactured from soy wax and beeswax. These minimalist candles are packaged in old amber jars and have romantic aromas like 1990 Wild Willow (Calendula, Willow Leaves, Rosemary), 1891 J’Pierre Portrait (Roses, Red Berries, Musk), and 1893 Le Parisien (Roses, Red Berries, Musk) (Vanilla Flower, Coconut, Sea Breeze).

Price: Starts from RM 49.00

Where to buy: Nudecco Site

5. Kandle Kandle

Another Penang-based candle company sells more than just scented candles; they also provide room sprays and essential oils if you want to beautify your house in other ways. Their perfume mixes are strongly influenced by nature, which will undoubtedly appeal to individuals who enjoy spending time outside. Check out their distinctive perfumes like No. 2 (Ambrette, Sea Salt, Wood Sage), No. 5 (Goji, Mango, Tarocco Orange), and No. 10 (Ambrette, Mango, Tarocco Orange) (Clove, Rose, Agarwood).

Price: Starts from RM 99.00

Where to buy: Kandle Kandle Site

6. Byredo Bibliotheque Candle

Bibliothèque by Byredo combines peach, plum, peony, and violet on a patchouli, leather, and vanilla base—reminding us of an olfactory voyage, walking through the dark and sombre hallways of a 19th-century library. Make a note of it as a “wonderful present” for your next housewarming celebration.

Price: RM 357.27

Where to buy: Byredo

7. Diptyque Figuier Mini Candle

This high-end candle company has a loyal fanbase. Diptyque’s bigger candles are more expensive, yet customers continue to make sacrifices for the items. If you’ve never tried any one of their products before, this mini-version is a great way to start. Figuier is one of the most unique smells in the collection, combining green and wood elements with a hint of fruit from crushed fig leaves.

Price: RM 167.00

Where to buy: Diptyque

8. Jo Malone London Lime, Basil & Mandarin Candle

Beauty line recommended by Kate Middleton, the surprising combination of notes has been honed by Jo Malone, and its distinctive candles have stood the test of time. This light lime basil and mandarin aroma washes over a space and transforms it into a high-end store, which is definitely the ideal.

Price: RM 326.00

Where to buy: Sephora

9. Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle

Choose from any of Le Labo’s perfumed candles for a spectacular experience. You won’t want to blow out the delicious combination of amber, chocolate, cedar, spice, musk, and sandalwood if you narrow it down to Santal 26.

Price: RM 285.63

Where to buy: Le Labo Site

10. Maison Margiela Replica Beach Vibes Scented Candle

We’re infatuated with Maison Margiela’s fragrances, so it’s no surprise that we’re also obsessed with their artistic smelling candles. Beach Vibes, like its wearable cousin, bursts with notes of bergamot, heliotrope, coconut milk, lemon, and pink pepper—all of which combine to conjure beach vibes directly in your living room.

Price: RM 270.00

Where to buy: Mason Margiela

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