Celebrities' favorite candles to shop for a home fragrance upgrade

Celebrities' favorite candles are *definitely* worth copying — here's what you should add to your wishlist

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We scoped out celebrities' favorite candles, and we must say, their aromas of choice are just as enticing as their looks. If you can use an upgrade in your space, we definitely suggest copying the likes of Ashley Tisdale and Selena Gomez (to name a few). 

Whether you're craving something cozy and woodsy, or if you fancy a floral find year-round, your go-to actors, singers, and fashionistas have you covered. There are plenty of fragrances and brands to choose from. Even better? Some of these delightful candles are part of Black Friday home deals. (*Adds to cart*)

Ready to get your home fragrance game on? If you need us, we'll be at checkout. Happy to pass along some matches if you need. 

Celebrities' favorite candles: what you need to know

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Things people with nice-smelling small homes always do — or should we say celebs with nice-smelling homes — is select a signature aroma to fill their space. Ready to find yours?

(Psst: since we know you're going to find a lot to love, let the experts help you learn how to care for candles and make them last longer. You won't be sorry!) 

1. Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez, who just styled her Rare Beauty office to luxe perfection, revealed to Into The Gloss that she's all in favor of burning candles throughout her home and even her tour bus.  

"I want them to be lit every night, because it just feels so good," she told the outlet. "I’ll light them in the piano room where we always have jam sessions or even during the daytime when I’m doing my makeup."

Her favorites? Voluspa Mokara and Voluspa Saijo Persimmon. She's also quite fond of Le Labo, but considers it a splurge.

2. Ashley Tisdale

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In an all-too-relatable social media post, Tisdale jokingly showed off her candle collection, while mimicking a line from Kim Kardashian about the "full-time, time-consuming job" that is collecting and burning scents. Though she doesn't name anything in particular, we catch a few Diptyque and P.F. Candle Co. jars in her dresser — a.k.a. a few of our favorites. 

3. Vanessa Hudgens

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Given that Vanessa Hudgens' Halloween entryway was a spooktacular statement this October, we're not surprised that the autumnal spirit enjoys making her home smell like fall

"I started decorating at the end of August and got out all of the fall scented candles," she told Allure about her seasonal prep. "Obviously, Halloween movies come on constantly. And then the wardrobe changes. I literally got dressed this morning, and was like, 'It's time to start wearing all black.' It’s time. I just love the whole energy of the season, the sights, the sounds, and the smells."

4. Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried is all about the sweets — particularly in candle form. In conversation with Refinery 29 she revealed Yankee Candle in Buttercream is her beloved pick. (Small kitchen ideas, anyone?)

"I mean, who doesn’t put a vanilla-scented candle out in their kitchen," she asked the outlet. "[Those scents] relate to the child in me, which will live on forever. That’s also probably the pregnancy talking; I’ll blame it on that."

And when speaking to Town & Country, she revealed that wintry scents are also her go-to's: "I get really excited to start using pine candles. It's as basic as that."

5. Taylor Swift

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According to our sister site, Homes & Gardens, the biggest pop star in the world fancies Le Labo's Santal 26 (above) as well as Byredo's Tree House. Die-hard Swifties also noticed while watching Netflix's Miss Americana that Taylor is also a big fan of Anthropologie's signature scent. Girl, same. 

6. Jennifer Garner

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When revealing her must-have essentials to People, the 13 Going on 30 star said, "I love a good candle. Who doesn't?" 

She's particularly fond of The Little Markey Candle in Peony, which provides living wage employment to women artisans who were formerly refugees. We love enjoying a good scent and, most importantly, supporting a good cause. 

You're also going to want to take the star's baking recs, too. Jennifer Garner's KitchenAid stand mixer is the perfect appliance for Christmas cookies, plus it's on sale for Black Friday!

7. Hilary Duff

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In conversation with New York Magazine's The Strategist in early 2023, Hilary Duff revealed she can't do without a cozy throw, a plant, and of course, a candle. 

"I’m constantly buying candles, and I was first drawn to Mar Mar’s cute packaging," she told the outlet. "The Other Desert Cities candle is the one I’m into right now."

It's a combination of agarwood, mesquite, and santal, plus it was hand-poured in Los Angeles with organizations Light 4 Life and The Exceptional Children's Foundation, which helps provide employment to adults with disabilities. It's another candle that smells good and does good, just like Garner's pick. 

Recently, the Lizzie McGuire star has gotten into home fragrances as well with the launch of her line, Below 60° which includes a 100% natural air fragrance device that intends to keep your space filled with the "cleanest, purest, freshest air." The three scents currently available are Mint Disco on Ice, If Citrus Were a Feeling, and Vanilla Buys a Timeshare in Paradise. More will debut in 2024. 

For more ways to explore your favorite home fragrances, consider the best reed diffusers and stock up on our favorite places where you can buy essential oils. And, since we're embracing the holiday season, we'd be remiss not to tell you about the delightful Christmas candles and Christmas reed diffusers we've been eyeing (a.k.a. a lot). 

Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.