It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by since I launched Candle Fandom. I’ve had an amazing time candle blogging about my favorite scents.
Recently I discovered that I can find my next favorite candle by searching other people’s favorites on Amazon. Amazon keeps a Scented Candles bestseller list, so I can see what other people are buying, and it updates hourly.
I can’t tell exactly what the bestselling candles of the entire year are, but I can tell you this—as 2016 comes to a close, these were people’s 16 favorite candles to buy.
Starting at the most frequently purchased, here’s Amazon’s bestselling candles in 2016:
|Art Naturals Aromatherapy
Whimsical names and powerful, essential oil-based scents made this set the bestselling candle product of the year. From citrine (fruity/floral) to garnet (cinnamon/spice) to peridot (marine), there’s a candle in this trio for every mood.
|Wax Oils Lavender
Aromatherapy is a hot trend this year, it seems! A classic scent in a classic tin, I’ll never say no to lavender’s relaxing herbal aroma.
|Yankee Candle Grab Bag
It makes sense that the third most popular pick for candleholics isn’t one single scent at all, but a grab bag of ten of Yankee Candle’s famous votives. You don’t get to choose which randomly-selected scents you get, but that’s half of the fun!
|Mrs. Meyer’s Merge Clean Day Geranium
A springlike floral scent to brighten up your home. It’s a subtle scent with hints of rose and eugenia flowers to make a blend. The cute jelly jar gives it a homey feel.
|Nest Classic Holiday
Winter is the ultimate season for candles, and nothing beats a good holiday scent. Nest’s fruity spice blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon fits the bill perfectly.
|Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood
This candle’s rich woody scent makes for the ultimate cosy atmosphere. I like how it uses subtle floral notes to keep the wood fragrances from becoming overwhelming.
|Northern Lights Spirit Jar Whiskey & Tobacco
This crafty cocktail candle blends an earthy presentation with a rich, smoky scent. Light one up to be instantly transported to the wood-paneled British study you never had.
|Man Cave Set of Three
A trio of masculine scents add some manliness to your home. You could gift Straight Razor, Leather, and Mahogany to your favorite guy, or do what I do and light them when my husband isn’t home—it smells almost like there’s a man in the house, just nicer!
|Nest Birchwood Pine
With a sophisticated gold and glass votive, this candle looks as beautiful as it smells. It’s a cedar and amber musk that gives your home a complex, enchanted-forest feeling.
|La Jolie Muse Blue Lotus
A luxurious scent based on one of the rarest of flowers, the blue lotus. It’s invigorating and sensual and in a travel size, you can bring it wherever you go.
|Votivo Red Currant
A lush, almost wine-like berry scent characterizes this luxury candle. Its understated votive design makes it a piece of elegant home decor, too.
|Thymes Aromatics Votives
A trio of Frasier Fir scented votives will fill a house with the aroma of a sparkling winter wood in no time. Fir is the scent the Thymes candle brand is known for.
|La Jolie Muse Plumeria
A gorgeously packaged, powerfully scented candle with a tropical floral fragrance. Perfect for gift-giving or to give your home a spa-like athmosphere.
The THIRD Nest fragrance on the bestseller list! Bamboo is a fresh green scent with invigorating citrus undertones, and the whole thing is packaged in a sophisticated glass votive.
This is the Cadillac of luxury candles. Baies is a delicate rose and full-bodied black currant blend that feels chic and Parisian. A cult scent well worth the price.
|Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney
Rounding out the list is a warm Yankee Candle cranberry blend. A fruity and spicy blend perfect for the kitchen, it’ll provide a homey feel.