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8 affordable candles to elevate your space with the strike of a match

Think of the smell of food cooking that transports you right back to your childhood or a floral scent that brings you right to Springtime. A smell can be a powerful tool to set the tone, so why not have something you love at your fingertips?

Candles can feel like a luxury — and some certainly can be, like this Diptyque Baies Scented Candle for $74 — but they don't need to be. There are countless candles bottling up scents from our past, meant to trigger memories and set calming atmospheres that encourage relaxation. They can change your mood and brighten your day, so why not set the tone at home with some of the best, most affordable candles we found on Amazon?

We scoured the reviews and recommendations to find some of the highest-rated, affordable candles worth spending your money on.

If you’ve been eyeing the ever-popular (and uber-expensive) Diptyque Baies candle, Amazon and TikTok reviewers say that this Seda France option in Peach is a great affordable dupe. 

$35 at Amazon

The packaging is simple and chic and the jasmine and sandalwood blend gives very earthy vibes. Plus, you can't beat that price. 

$20 at Amazon

A candle to bring you right back to your favorite beach vacation for just $28.50! 

$38 at Amazon

Some say that this Boy Smells candle will have your home feeling like a fancy New York hotel at Christmastime. 

$44 at Amazon

The fresh linen scent puts you in mind of a fresh turn-down service in a luxury hotel. 

$17 at Amazon

One Amazon reviewer said this candle smells like “the windows [are] open on a fall day.”

$28 at Amazon

Lavender is the key to setting a calm mood and relaxing vibe and this candle not only smells great, it looks as cool as it smells.

$37 at Amazon

With notes of tropical fruit and citrus, this Capri Blue candle will have your place smelling like a resort. All you need is the sound of waves crashing in the not-too-far-off distance. 

$34 at Amazon

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