12 candles so cool you won’t want to light them

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Candles so cool you won’t want to light them. (Yahoo Style UK)
Candles so cool you won’t want to light them. (Yahoo Style UK)

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It may sound odd to say that candles are having a moment, given that they've been around, and in our homes, for centuries.

But it's not just any old candles that have had the spotlight thrust upon them of late, it's a specific genre: the cool candle.

Cool candles come in all shapes and sizes. They defy the norms of classic waxy or soy pillar versions or tealights.

From Lex Pott's iconic Twist Candle that sold out everywhere when it was first launched, to candles in the shape of fruit, bodies, shells and more.

These candles are centrepieces, they're showstoppers and they will bring more than just light to your home.

We've picked out our favourite cool candles, to take your home up in style points with one light of a match.

12 candles so cool you won't want to light them

Foam Big Bubble Candle | £40 from Liberty London

Big Bubble Candle (Liberty London/Foam)
Big Bubble Candle (Liberty London/Foam)

Lex Pott Twist Candle | £27.99 from Trouva

Lex Pott Twist Candle (Lex Pott/ Trouva)
Lex Pott Twist Candle (Lex Pott/ Trouva)

Single Peach Candle | £12 from Peach Fuzz

Single Peach Candle (Peach Fuzz)
Single Peach Candle (Peach Fuzz)

Evergreen Pillar Candle | £14 from Anthropologie

Evergreen Pillar Candle (Anthropolige)
Evergreen Pillar Candle (Anthropolige)

Hay Spiral Candles Set of Six | £25 from Liberty London

Hay Spiral Candles Set of Six (Hay/Liberty London)
Hay Spiral Candles Set of Six (Hay/Liberty London)

ESH Lemon Lime Scented Candle | £12 from Anthropologie

ESH Lemon Lime Scented Candle (Anthropologie)
ESH Lemon Lime Scented Candle (Anthropologie)

Aphrodite Candle | £28 from Siren Store

Aphrodite Candle (Siren Store)
Aphrodite Candle (Siren Store)

Hebe Shell Candle In Rose Pink | £16 from Trouva

Hebe Shell Candle In Rose Pink (Trouva)
Hebe Shell Candle In Rose Pink (Trouva)

Asymmetric Twist Candle in Ivory | £45 from Trouva

Asymmetric Twist Candle in Ivory  (Honey Flamingo/Trouva)
Asymmetric Twist Candle in Ivory (Honey Flamingo/Trouva)

Squiggly And Bolt Pillar Handmade Vegan Soy Candle | £19.99 from Not On The High Street

You Rock Candle Hand Blue | £34.50 from Trouva

You Rock Candle Hand Blue  (Beyond Living/ Trouva)
You Rock Candle Hand Blue (Beyond Living/ Trouva)

Copy Of Voffi Dog Candle Berry | £25 from Trouva

Copy Of Voffi Dog Candle Berry  (Pyro Pet/ Trouva)
Copy Of Voffi Dog Candle Berry (Pyro Pet/ Trouva)

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