Choose from hundreds of scents & styles to find the perfect scented candle for every living space..
Decorate dinner parties & every day dining occasions with candlesticks & tealights..
For indoors or out, the stylish way to display your luxury candles..
Too good to burn, add elegant style to your home with a range of decorative candle designs..
Long gone are the days of candlelight being the only way to light your home. Since this time, the candle industry has focused on creating outstanding decorative items and subtly perfumed varieties to transform these traditional lighting tools into essential home accessories. The breadth of modern candle types is endless, with a variety of sumptuous scents and designs to suit any taste and interior, along with a host of display options from elegant candlesticks to colossal hurricane lanterns.
Amara are proud to display a delectable array of scented candles that are all designed to permeate any room with their wonderful fragrances. Key fragrance types are fresh, fruity, sweet, woody, floral & spicy and every combination in between, which allows you to choose your candles by the scent that you find most appealing and on the individual fragrance notes, which can be found in the product’s description. We have many highly perfumed candle brands, such as English garden reminiscent True Grace, California based Voluspa & the African landscape inspired Baobab Collection, which are long lasting and beautifully fragrant from the first lighting. Whilst historically rich varieties such as Cire Trudon which graced the French court of Versailles and Agraria, America’s oldest wax manufacturer have created a host of decadent scents for a truly extravagant experience. Some candles even provide soothing healing properties with organic brands like Neom developing beautiful wax creations to help calm ailments such as daily stress, tension & anxiety. Scented candles are a must for any home and are perfect for transporting you into a world of invigorating or relaxing fragrances that linger subtly in the air.
Whilst scented varieties are extremely popular, there is still a high demand for decorative candles, purely designed to give any room an atmospheric glow or even to be simply admired, not lit. From brightly coloured tapered candles to add a pop of colour to any setting, to thick pillar varieties which beautifully illuminate a room, there are a wide range unscented candles that are stunning when lit. Some candles however are too good to burn, for example the Cire Trudon busts and other unusually shaped figurines, which are designed to remain purely decorative and never lit. All of these candles whether designed to be consumed or not are coveted home accessories, perfect for being displayed at all times.
Wax, wicks & burning times
The range of candle options do not just end at scent & shape, the variety of the waxes used to create each piece is extensive and you will easily find ingredients to suit even the most particular requirements. For the environmentally conscious, there is an array of natural, clean burning candles created from organic wax featuring no synthetic ingredients by top luxury brands such as Neom & Baobab Collection. Natural beeswax, soy & coconut wax are other environmentally friendly options, all of which you will find at Amara. The materials used for candle wicks have also been targeted to ensure they comply with the current demand for clean burning home fragrances, 100% cotton & linen wicks are being seen more and more in luxury candles which ensure even burning every time they are lit. For larger candles additional wicks are added, this does not affect the burn life, but ensures that the entire candle is used as opposed to it hollowing in the centre like many with single wicks. A candles burn life is dependent on its size and of course how it is cared for, tealights can be expected to last for up to five hours whilst the largest candles at Amara feature up to seven wicks and can burn for a staggering 800 hours. For information on a candle’s burn time please see each item’s individual product description.
Candle holders and display options
The candle itself is not the only factor to consider before purchasing, how it is presented is equally important. A wide range of brands continue to use classic glass holder to encase the wax, but many are exploring new and untraditional ways to display these accessories. Voluspa offers a range of intricately patterned tin candles whilst other brands experiment with different designs made from ceramics & porcelain, for a new take on traditionally delicate candle holders. Perhaps the most unique at Amara are the 100% renewable & recyclable Vascolari candles, which are created from discarded and hollowed palm wood to form works of art for your home.
For candles that are not sold in holders, there is an extensive collection of beautiful presentation items to make these glowing decorations a statement feature in any room. From dainty candlesticks for adorning table settings at dinner parties, to dramatic hurricanes lanterns perfect for holding sturdy pillar candles there is something to fit any space. Intricate fretwork, coloured glass and various woods & precious metals are just few of the materials & designs available for taper candles or tealights, all created to accentuate the ambiance. Whilst hurricane/storm lanterns are perfectly designed to highlight the beauty of large candles, ideal for displaying outside in the summer or in roomier inside spaces.
Caring for your candles
Candles need to be treated well to ensure they live up to their full potential. The burning time of each candle can be dramatically shortened if they are not cared for as suggested. Store candles in a cool, dry place, preferably flat to prevent warping and out of direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting as this can cause fading. Ensure wicks are trimmed to half an inch in length and reposition them after each lighting (once the wax has cooled but is still soft) to avoid crookedness. Both long and uneven wicks can emit smoke, cause rapid, irregular burning and dripping. Wick trimmers are available to keep candles neat and prolong burning life.
To remove dust, fingerprints and any dirt that has gathered on your candle, gently rub the surface with a piece of nylon or damp soft cloth. Wax drippings can be removed from the holder by running hot water over it which will soften the wax, the same method can be used for getting wax off of washable fabrics, however scrape as much excess residue off as possible first.
When burning candles that are not in holders, make sure they are kept at least two and a half inches apart. Avoid using glass that has not been specifically designed to hold candles as these are not able to withstand the changing temperatures that take place when they are lit.
Always ensure that candles are not alight near any combustible materials, keep out of reach of children & pets at all times and never leave them burning overnight. Extinguish candles when they get within two inches of their holders or decorations and avoid hot wax spattering by holding your finger in front of the flame whilst blowing, the air will then go around the finger and extinguish the flame on both sides. To protect against burns when lighting and extinguishing candles, a wide range of luxury lighters and snuffers are available from some of our top brands, which are wonderful accessories to display with your candles. Chic match holders are also available, all designed to be kept on show in various styles ranging from classic to quirky.
These guidelines are here for you to get the most out of your candles, please see individual product pages for actual specifications. We endeavour to attain as much information as possible on our products for you to make an informed decision before any purchase. On the majority of candles’ product pages you will find key additional information, such as dimensions, materials, fragrance notes and approximate burn time.