Baobab's Max One candles infuse any room with gorgeous, long-lasting aromas thanks to its single wick composition. This Black Pearls scent infuses luscious black roses with invigorating ginger notes - a fitting tribute to the rare gemstone.
High Society Gatsby Max 16 Scented Candle, 1.1kg
Inspired by the mysterious character from Fitzgerald's classic novel, the Gatsby scented candle from Baobab Collection has an impalpable quality with notes of incense, amber and pepper. Its container is made from hand-blown glass with an engraved art-deco geometric design, giving it a precious and magical appearance when lit.
Desire Mini Cube Candle, 110g
With Lava's Desire Candle, savour the fresh floral nature of jasmine, citrus and cinnamon as you gaze into tranquil water. This candle is cocooned by rich vanilla sweetness, giving it a glistening aroma of desire and hope. This candle transforms the home into an enchanted oasis each time the wick is ignited.
L'objet's Bibliothèque Candle brings back memories of tropical forests, adventures in the jungle and evokes a scent that exudes a whimsical journey. The candle features gold accents and an intoxicating essence.
Monogram Candle, Set of 3
Infuse your home with luxurious fragrances with Silsal's Monogram Candles. Packaged in a festive box each mini candle is made from natural wax and has a pure cotton wick to ensure an even burn with a stronger scent reach. After the candle is burned-out, the eye-catching vessels can be used as a lovely catchall or trinket holder. This exclusive set comes in a special "Umee" Mother's Day sleeve.
Rosetti Flora Scented Candle, 300g
Adorned with the painted lips of Piero Fornasetti’s muse Lina Cavalieri – the subject of his iconic series “Tema e Variazioni” (Themes and Variations) – and filled with the signature Flora fragrance, the new Rossetti collection includes five statement pieces to cherish. Named ‘Rosetti’ after the Italian for ‘lipstick’, each hand-crafted item features Lina’s sumptuous lips repeated in carmine red, damson and blush pink, and guaranteed to fill the home with both scent and style.
Diwani Midsummer Candle, 150g
A wonderful housewarming gift option for near and dear ones, the Diwani candle by Silsal is presented in a sleek porcelain container adorned with the line "Ya Aghla Al Nas", or "The Most Precious Of People", a special Arabic term of endearment. The aromatic scent opens with notes of Grapefruit, Blackcurrant Leaves and Lemon, while immaculate floral chords lie at its heart. A lingering veil of White Musk and Amber grounds the scent in nature. The candle is hand-poured and will arrive beautifully packaged with a complimentary gift box.
Foty Max 10 Scented Candle, 500g
The Foty scented candle by Baobab Collection is an open invitation to celebrate. Its soft fragrance is both elegant and exotic, with notes of cinnamon, amber and cashmere wood coming together in perfect harmony. The bright crocheted raffia container, handmade in Madagascar, adds a particularly festive feel to any room of the house.
Jasmine Scented Candle, 140g
Atelier Rebul describes this candle as romantic, bringing the scent of jasmine from the South of Italy into the home. The gentle floral scent is complex, with hints of pear, peach and lychee complementing the unmistakable notes of jasmine. Light it to sweeten long summer afternoons.
Eid Mubarak Rose Heritage Candle, 60g
This scented candle by Silsal opens with Strawberry, Lemon and Raspberry notes, before revealing a floral heart of Rose Absolute. Warm notes of Oud, Patchouli and White Musk are wrapped in a Vanilla base to add depth. The blend is presented in a lovely porcelain holder that bears the words "Eid Mubarak" and is finished with a moon and star-studded pattern. The candle features one pure cotton wick, and will arrive beautifully packaged in a complimentary gift box with satin ribbon.
Sarb Naseem Candle, 150g
Sislal's hand-poured Sarb Naseem candle is a decadent gift choice. The sparkling citrus notes give way to a floral heart of rose and are balanced by earthy musk and vanilla. The beautiful porcelain holder is adorned with the Arabian Peninsula’s most beloved birds – the BulBul, Hoopoe, Falcon, European Goldfinch, Bee-Eater and the Rock Pigeon.
Diamante Scented Candle, 1500g
More than a home fragrance, the Diamante scented candle from Teatro is a decorative piece, adding an eye-catching twinkle to a sideboard or mantlepiece. Its uplifting fragrance creates a welcoming ambience in a studio, office, lounge or bedroom, while the glittering designer packaging makes it a thoughtful gift.
Happy Space Candle, 200g
Create a tranquil, uplifting sanctuary at home with Aery's Happy Space candle. It's infused with beautiful notes of Rose, Geranium and Amber that stir the senses and enhance your environment, mood and well being. This clean and long-burning candle is made from biodegradable soy wax with lead-free cotton wicks.
Moon Candle, 145g
Evocative of a moonlit night, this Moon candle by Evermore London is luxurious yet sustainable. Expertly hand-poured in the UK by skilled artisans and enclosed within a hand-blown recycled glass, it presents the perfect union of fragrance and natural wax, creating a luxury experience that will infuse interiors for up to 30 hours. The scent itself is a combination of soft rose petals and the spiciness of saffron combined with a smoky base of vetivert and cade.
Hubb Heart Candle, 60g
Handpoured in Dubai, this Silsal heart Hubb candle is inspired by the pop art revolution. The delicate scent exudes notes of amber, clove, sweet vanilla and floral patchouli enhancing the luxurious feel. The monogrammed holder is emblazoned with a heart and comes in a decorative box.
Diwani My Mother Mirage Candle, Set of 3
Infuse your home with luxurious fragrances with Silsal's Diwani My Mother Mirage Candle set. Packaged in a festive box, each candle is made from natural wax and has a pure cotton wick to ensure an even burn with a stronger scent reach. After the candle is burned out, the eye-catching vessels can be used as a lovely catchall or trinket holder.
Oud Amber Candle in Metal Container, 330g
Presented in an elegant container with a lid, this Lava Moments scented candle is the perfect way to freshen up your home. The mysterious oriental-woody fragrance centres around oud and amber, along with hints of orange, caramel and ylang-ylang. Light it up before entertaining guests or on quiet evenings to fill the room with a calming aroma.
Rose Noir Candle
L’Objet blends old world techniques while finding innovation within the integrity of natural ingredients. The Rose Noir Candle creates an amazing scent of pimento berry, rose, tea and moss base to beautify the air and lift the spirit.
Soy Wax Candles Bartlett Pear
Let spliced pear essence enchant your mind with its divine spicy edge, invigorating your sensuality. Originating in the country side of France, it has a truly rich and fruity aroma.
Soy Wax Candles Citrus & Santalum
This scent delights the senses being derived from slow growing fragranced sandalwood combined with an electric citrus blend.
Soy Wax Candles Cocos Tropikos
A beautiful fresh blend of tropical coconut and lime. The thought is instantly of a sun drenched beach and hammock bed strung between two palm trees. The exquisite coconut aroma creates the tropical retreat which is simply refreshing.
Soy Wax Candles Zest & Zingiber
Lemongrass has a calming and soothing effect, combined with the uplifting sprits of lemon, thyme and ginger root (zingiberofficinale). This fragrance will allow you to create a stress free environment - the perfect way to unwind.
Bao Max 16 Black Pearls
Baobab's Max 16 candles infuse any room with gorgeous, long-lasting aromas thanks to their four wick composition. This his particular Black Pearls scent infuses luscious black roses with invigorating ginger notes - a fitting tribute to the rare gemstone.
Max 10 Cuir De Russie Candle
Baobab's Max 10 candles infuse any room with gorgeous, long-lasting aromas thanks to their four wick composition. This pparticular Cuir De Russie scent is a combination of leather and moss reinforced with a nut of musk, to reflect the warmth of a wood fire.
The fruit, pomegranate, has been prized across the world, across cultures and across time as a representation of rebirth, life, renewal and unity and through the Pomegranate Vase/Candleholder, Michael Aram takes inspiration from the most ancient and universal symbols in the world.
Bao Max 16 Madagascar Vanilla
Baobab's Max 16 candles infuse any room with gorgeous, long-lasting aromas thanks to their four wick composition. This Madagascar Vanilla fragrance is a soft and sweet scent, that's as warm as the inhabitants of its lively island.
Palazzo Celeste Scented Candle, 300g
This elegant candle from Fornasetti is housed in a ceramic container adorned with a palace print and sky views from the windows. The scent, with notes of thyme, lavender, cedarwood, incense, birch, labdanum, will bring balance and harmony to the home.
Sarb Naseem Candle, 60g
Sislal's hand-poured Sarb Naseem candle is a decadent gift choice. The sparkling citrus notes give way to a floral heart of rose and is balanced by earthy musk and vanilla. The beautiful porcelain holder is adorned with the Arabian Peninsula’s most beloved birds – the BulBul, Hoopoe, Falcon, European Goldfinch, Bee-Eater and the Rock Pigeon.
Mini Max Madagascar Vanilla Candle
Baobab's Mini Max candles infuse any room with gorgeous, long-lasting aromas thanks to its single wick composition. This Madagascar Vanilla fragrance is a soft and sweet scent, that's as warm as the inhabitants of this lively island.
High Society Swann Max 16 Scented Candle, 1.1kg
The Swann scented candle from Baobab Collection freshens up the look and feel of any room of the house. Part of the brand's High Society series, the mesmerising fragrance is sure to enchant with its powdery notes of iris, cedar and vetiver. It comes in a hand-blown glass container engraved with a geometric motif that celebrates romanticism as it diffuses light and the mysterious scent within.
If you are new to the scene of luxury candles, you will be amazed to find out that there are so many different types and varieties of them. With so many brands competing for supremacy, the market for candles is rather crowded than one would expect.
If you thought that candles are a thing of antiquity, you could not be more wrong. The reality is quite the opposite. Even though people no longer use candles for lighting, there is still a huge demand for luxury and scented candles. This is good news for candle lovers as it means there is no shortage of choices when it comes to selecting a candle for home decor. But before you start shopping for them, read this article to know more. Having a better understanding of candles will help you make informed decisions when you shop.
A beginner’s guide to buying candles
These days, almost nobody uses candles to light up their home. But still, a lot of people do buy candles. People want candles for a variety of reasons. Some like the beautiful faint yellow glow that it makes. For others, it is about the fragrance of the scented candles. A few tea candles on the dining table can change the mood of the room to a romantic one. The candle you choose should serve you whatever purpose you want it to serve. For that, you should know about the types of candles out there.
These candles can change the aesthetic of a room completely. There are also so many ways that you can use them. One way is to fix the candles on an elaborate candelabra and place it in the middle of your dining table. Light it up when you serve food to your special guests. However, even while you don't light them, they will look good. Small candles can add a bit of a unique accent to your coffee tables and bookshelves. You can customise the look by arranging different types of candles or by using candles of different heights. According to the height and width of the candles, there are pillar, taper, and votive designs of candles.
Sometimes you want more than just looks with the candle. In that case, you can add a bit of a fragrance too. When the element of beauty and smell combine, it will elevate your mood and transform the feel of your room. The scent from candles is unique due to their warmth with a tinge of smoky flavour. This type of candles is perfect as a table decoration for a romantic dinner. Certain smells can bring back sweet memories. In short, scented candles can provide you with a multi-sensory experience. Luckily, scented candles offer a wide variety of fragrances consisting of various notes.
Types of waxes
Although all candles might appear the same at first glance, the wax that they use is quite different. The most common type of wax is paraffin wax. These are primarily used in cheap candles, and they are easy to dye. The problem with paraffin wax candles is that they produce a significant amount of soot. Soy wax candles are made from the extract of soybean oil. They are natural and therefore are safe to use. Decorative candles rarely use any of these two waxes. Instead, they use beeswax for its superior fragrance and unique warm glow. Most beeswax candles do not use artificial dyes as the wax itself has a pleasing colour to it.
Types of wicks
A candle might have colour, smell or any other useful features. But what makes it a candle is the fact that it can burn. In order for it to burn, there should be a wick that can absorb the wax and burn for a long time without charring. Wicks can do more than what you might think to the appearance of the candle as well. It is the wick that controls the glow and size of the flame. There are also multi-wick designs if you want your scented candle to give out more intense fragrance. On the other hand, if you want the candle to have a really long burn time, you should look for a good quality wick made of cotton or linen.
Tips on buying the right type of candles for your home decor
Most people do not put much thought into selecting candles. After all, they are just candles, right? Well, if you want to achieve the right purpose with the candles that you are buying, then you rather choose wisely. The good news is, selecting a good candle is not that difficult. All you have to do is to look for a couple of different factors that make up a good candle. Here are some tips that you can follow when you shop for candles.
Choose the type of wax- There are a couple of things to consider before you choose the type of wax for the candle. The first thing is whether or not you are ready to spend on better candles. Soy wax candles and paraffin candles do not look that much different except for the fact that soy wax candles burn clean. Soy wax candles are more affordable than beeswax.
Type of wick-Braided cotton wicks is the highest quality wicks that any candle can have. Although the wicks that have a wire passing through it might look better, pure cotton wicks will burn evenly and provide longer burn time. Cotton wicks do not smoke as much either.
Jar vs no-jar-If you are buying decorative candles, you have to choose between candles that come in jars vs the ones that do not have a jar. Jars are useful if you want to move the candles easily from place to place without having to worry about the wax dripping down. However, you need candles without the jar if you are going to fix it on a candle holder.
Selecting the colour-Colours are an inherent part of decorative candles. It is the colour of the candle, along with the glow of the flame that completes the appearance of the candle. That being said, it is better to avoid candles with dark pigments. Dark pigments can clog up the wick and make it harder for the candle to burn.
One thing that nobody likes about candles is drips. Drips are messy and tough to clean up. But don't decide against buying a candle just because of that. If drips are a big problem for you, then try beeswax candles. They are natural and do not drip like other wax candles. Apart from these, don't forget to check out other products from Home & Living.
Question & Answer
Are candles bad for you?
Some people claim that candles emit harmful substances when they burn. In order to put this claim to the test, you should understand how a candle works. In a candle, it is the wax that does most of the burning. Wick, on the other hand, just disintegrated due to the heat. So, if any harmful fumes come from candles, it should come from the wax. Among the three types of waxes that are used in candles, beeswax and soy wax are completely safe. Then there are the paraffin wax candles. In fact, there is one study that suggests that paraffin candles emit toluene when they burn. But others claim that this study itself is questionable.
Are candles bad for the environment?
It is true that carbon dioxide is a byproduct of the burning of a wax candle. It is also true that burning candles cause unburnt carbon to mix into the air. But do they do any significant damage to the environment? Well, not many people light candles on a daily basis in the first place. Not only that, but most people on the planet would also hardly ever light even one candle. This is to show how insignificant is the amount of carbon dioxide that comes out of a few candles that you might be lighting for a special occasion. It will be way less than the amount of carbon you will burn if you idle your car engine for one minute.
What are dripless candles?
Dripless candles make use of wax that has a higher melting point than regular paraffin wax to eliminate the drips. The reason why paraffin candles drip is that the heat from the flame causes the edges of the candle to melt. This causes the liquid wax to roll down the edges of the candle and to solidify. This leaves a considerable amount of unburnt wax at the bottom of the candle. This also happens with soy wax candles to a lesser extent. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, do not drip like that. Beeswax has a higher melting point than paraffin and soy wax.
Where to buy candles online?
If you are looking to buy candles in the UAE, look no further as you are in the right place. You will find anything from best beeswax candles to cheap scented candles to buy on Shops.ae. All you have to do is to look for candles using the retail search engine. This will also let you find out the best one among hundreds of them by comparing the prices and features of different candles. There are more than 500 shops and brands offering candles here on Shops.ae. These include some of the popular brands like Yankee Candle, LA JOLIE MUSE, Glade, Candle by the Hour, Onlywax, Liberty Candle, Baobab, Esteban, and Bath & Body Works. Explore collections from shops like Menakart, Lifestyle, Ounass, and more.
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