The 5 editor-approved Skandinavisk candles you need in your home

The Livingetc guide to the best Skandinavisk candles to buy for your home – and suggestions on where to light them

Skandinavisk candles: Rosenhave scent pink, surrounded by flowers
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Spending your money on a few Skandinavisk candles? We can help you make the decision of which scent(s) to buy from this eco-conscious candle company. There are so many to choose from, and without actually being able to smell them yourselves, it can be tricky to know where to put your money. We've tried, tested and smelled a range of Skandinavisk candles from OY to Rosenhave and Fjord, and our verdict of each is below. As well as placement suggestions and a recommended time or season to light.

Things you should know – firstly, Skandinavisk candles are all vegan. They are also made with Swedish rapeseed wax, while they are poured into glass vessels that are made from 30 per cent recycled materials. They each come with a beechwood lid to prevent the candle from dusting, or to be used as a mat for burning the candle safely atop, while this wooden lid is FSC-certified. All packaging that comes with your Skandinavisk candle is also FSC-certified and made with natural colour dyes. Oh, and there's the addition that these candles are all unique blends. Think crabapple and dog rose, water mosses and green leaves, for example. A concoction you'd never think to blend otherwise, and certainly something to have your guests asking questions. You can buy Skandinavisk candles in two sizes – 200g with a 50-hour burn time and a £35 price tag, or 65g with a 20-hour burn time and an £18 price tag.

See below for our favourite Skandinavisk candles, ranked by scent by the Livingetc team. Head to our best candles guide for more lovely recommendations.

1. Skandinavisk OY candle 

Skandinavisk OY candle

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We love Skandinavisk's OY candle for lighting in a bedroom or living room, to make this room smell fresh while the windows are open to allow fresh air to circulate. It's perfect for lighting in lived-in rooms, while the pale blue glass vessel will certainly add a subtle colour to your decor. Upon first smell of this candle, our minds immediately skip to the smell of fresh linen or clean towels. And who doesn't love the smell of both of those things?

Skandinavisk OY candle | £35 at Osmology
Skandinavisk's OY candle smells like fresh washing on a sunny morning. With scent notes of crabapple and dog rose, water mosses and green leaves, it's definitely a unique blend. This is easily our favourite Skandinavisk candle, especially since it's great for those who prefer a subtle fragrance.

2. Skandinavisk Rosenhave candle

Skandinavisk Rosenhave candle

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Skandinavisk's Rosenhave is our second favourite scent – it's fruity and floral but never overpowering. Great for burning in a bedroom or hallway, its uplifting scent will be sure to spruce up your home. As will the gorgeous pastel pink glass the candle is poured inside.

Skandinavisk Rosenhave candle | £35 at Osmology
Rosenhave translates to rose garden in Norwegian, and a rose garden is exactly what this candle smells of – floral, earthy and fresh. It has notes of alba rose and elderflower, geranium and blackcurrant buds. 

3. Skandinavisk Lempi candle

Skandinavisk Lempi candle

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Lempi is Skandinavisk's white candle – it's poured in a white glass vessel and it's lovely and subtle. When lit and when on display, that is. This candle is perfect for lighting in spring or summer, and placing in a hallway, bedroom or living room to flood your rooms with scent. Your guests will be more than impressed by the scent, while its smell definitely adds a calm ambience to a room.

Skandinavisk Lempi candle | £35 at Osmology
With notes of peony and rose, strawberries and mosses, this candle is subtle when lit but it makes a statement. It's definitely one for sweet scent lovers, though it's definitely not too overpowering like other sweet fragrances can be. 

4. Skandinavisk Ro candle

Skandinavisk Ro candle

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Ro is Scandinavian for tranquilly, and tranquil is exactly the mood this candle will put you in once lit. We suggest saving it for end of summer or early autumn days, due to its subtle floral notes and heavy earthy scent. Light this candle in a conservatory, orangery, home office or hallway to flood it with scent and create a calm space. We also love the colour of the glass vessel this scent is poured inside – it's light grey with white decals.

Skandinavisk Ro candle | £35 at Osmology
This unique Skandinavisk candle has us thinking of chillier evenings by the fire, with notes of cut grass, fallen leaves, cucumber and wild violets. Cucumber and cut grass makes it fresh and earthy, fallen leaves give it an autumnal vibe, while wild violets give it a floral aroma. What a concoction...

5. Skandinavisk Fjord candle

Skandinavisk Fjord candle

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Skandinavisk's Fjord is by far our second most used Skandinavisk candle, just after OY. The reason it's not at the top of this list is that it's quite strong once lit – and before lighting. This fruity candle boasts earthy notes, and we think it deserves lighting ahead of spring and summer. Pop it in a kitchen, toilet, hallway or even a guest bedroom and enjoy this fragrance when lit – or unlit and with the lid off, as it's that strong.

Skandinavisk Fjord candle | £35 at Osmology
This candle sports a green glass vessel, and it's scented with everything from apple and pear blossom to orchard fruits and redcurrants. It smells fresh, and there's no doubting that it can banish odours and smells within minutes.

Annie Collyer
Deputy Ecommerce Editor

Annie is Livingetc's Deputy Ecommerce Editor, and with a penchant for shopping and four years of ecommerce experience in her cart, she's more than equipped to advise when it comes to exactly the home decor you need to buy for your home. With a particular love of home fragrance, she always ensures her interiors emanate a luxurious scent to match her bijou residence. Annie and her team work to provide you with the best in-class content, whether you are searching for fluffy towels for your bathroom, clever drawer organizers for your kitchen or even a new dinnerware set for when guests come to dine. Whatever the season — or the latest trend — Annie and her team work to cover events for Livingetc, whether that be holidays or sale events, spanning Mother's Day to Black Friday.

Annie's knowledge has been sprawled across several homes websites, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens and Gardeningetc. She has also injected her ecommerce skills into the titles of Woman & Home and Country & Townhouse.

Annie lives in South East London in a sizeable two-bed apartment with her husband-to-be and her Pug called Doug. Annie's space, though surprisingly substantial, lacks storage space meaning that she's always on the lookout for things to buy to maximize space at home. She's currently redecorating this space whilst on a budget, and loves discovering a dupe or DIYing something to look triple its price tag. Next on her list of things to do at home are DIY crittal-style doors leading from her living room to her hallway.

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