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12 Candles That Smell (Almost!) Good Enough to Eat

Kitchen, meet candles.

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Grandma's Kitchen Candlevia homesick.com

Grandma’s Kitchen

Be prepared to feel nostalgic. This candle hits you with the exact same scents that wafted through grandma’s kitchen. It’s layered with notes of butter, apple, cream, cinnamon, clove, sugar cookie and vanilla. Yum! Cozy up with one of grandma’s secret cookie recipes, too.

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MARSHMALLOW FIRESIDEvia bathandbodyworks.com

Marshmallow Fireside

You’ll be transported to a cozy bonfire every time you light this beautiful candle. It combines notes of toasted marshmallow and smoldering wood for a simple yet striking scent. Now, who wants s’mores?

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CULINARY CANDLESvia prosperitycandle.com

Basil and Mint

Keep this beauty in your kitchen for the fresh, bright scent and the culinary inspiration. The wood wick helps the candle burn cleanly and makes a nice crackling sound that feels really homey. Plus, each order comes with a recipe inspired by the scent and details about the candle’s woman artisan maker. 

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Vanilla Latte candlevia dwhome.com

Vanilla Latte

Be careful you don’t try to take a sip out of this coffee-inspired candle—it looks (and smells!) exactly like a latte! You’ll enjoy notes of vanilla, steamed milk and dark roast coffee. Make your own coffee shop drinks at home with these copycat recipes.

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PEARS & BRANDY candlevia waxxyandco.com

Pears and Brandy

This unexpected candle scent will quickly become your new favorite. It’s a tantalizing combination of sweet, succulent pears and rich, cask-aged brandy. We love burning it next to a crackling fire in the cooler months, but it’s delightful all year long. If you love candles, check out Vellabox.

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Pineapple candlevia illumecandles.com

Pineapple Cilantro

While the scent is arguably the most important part of a candle, we’re fans of a pretty vessel, too. This tropical candle gives you both. Peppery cilantro and sweet pineapple dominate the fragrance profile, while a cheery ceramic pineapple holds the wax. Is anyone else craving a piña colada all of a sudden?

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Craft Beer Candlesvia uncommongoods.com

Craft Beer

Craft beer aficionados, listen up. You’re going to want to order all of these amazing candles inspired by your favorite brews. Choose from IPA, lager, stout and more. Oh, and the best part? Each candle is poured into a reclaimed beer bottle!

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"SPEAKEASY" LUXURY CANDLEvia harlemcandlecompany.com

Speakeasy

This gorgeous candle helps you step back in time. Light it, and you’ll be whisked away to a forbidden era filled with intoxicating scents of chocolate, cardamom, bourbon and saffron. Psst! Do you know how brewers survived Prohibition?

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12oz Lidded Glass Jar 2-Wick Candle Blood Orange - The Collection By Chesapeake Bay Candlevia target.com

Blood Orange

Who doesn’t love the smell of citrus? Bring that fresh, crisp, succulently sweet scent to your home with this simple candle. If you’re feeling inspired, check out these blood orange recipes, too.

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Soy Candle Melts - (4 pack)via dessertcandles.com

Cupcakes, Anyone?

If you crave a candle that fills your entire home with sweet, scented goodness, try Dessert Candles. These adorable confections are available in traditional mugs and jars or as cupcake-shaped wax melts. Choose from flavors like Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake and Watermelon Lemonade. Sweet!

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HOT COCOA PEPPERMINT 3-WICK MUG CANDLEvia thymes.com

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Encapsulating the scent of our favorite winter beverage, this beautiful candle mixes flavors of spearmint, cocoa bean, caramel and chocolate swirl. Plus, it comes in a mug-inspired jar embossed with a sweet snowflake pattern. We’re buying one for everyone on our Christmas list!

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Fresh Cucumber Soy Candlevia rockawaycandleco.com

Fresh Cucumber

Even if it’s chilly outside, this candle can make your home smell like summer. Scents of cucumber, clover, basil, honeydew melon and more inspire bright, sunny days spent in the garden.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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