A few staple names stand out with such a vast arena of candle companies in competition, and WoodWick Candles has definitely earned its status. When it comes to candles, it can often be a matter of brand loyalty or simply the whim (or whiff) of the moment. WoodWick manages to stand out from the rest due to its utterly unique mastering of the wooden wick. Once you hear that delightful little crackle, you can't go back.
Owned by Yankee Candle, everyone's favorite trusty OG brand, WoodWick offers that same consistency and quality with the added bonus of a gently sparking flicker. Trust me, as relaxing as you may think your current candle collection is, it is no match for the warmth and comfort that a crackling WoodWick candle can add to your space. Sure, any candle is great - but that fireside feel? Harder to come by. WoodWick Candles offers this exact magic with Yankee Candle's unmatched ability to capture a scent beautifully.
Scent: Considering it is Yankee Candle-owned, WoodWick lives up to the expectation of having a vast array of scent options. You can pair your ambient wooden wick sound and feel with a marvelous variety of fragrances.
Burning time: The good thing about a trusty brand like WoodWick Candles is that you are guaranteed a nice long burning time. Having a wooden wick helps give a cleaner burn for hours longer, especially combined with the candle's soy-paraffin wax blend.
Shape: While the wick may be the same for them all, WoodWick Candles come in a variety of shapes. Their iconic hourglass jar may be the most obvious pick, but they also offer oval-shaped jars and larger candles with much wider wicks to intensify that lovely crackle.
What better pick to kick this list off than with WoodWick's iconic Fireside Candle. This is, hands down, the perfect wooden wick companion scent. Fireside captures the warmth of a fireplace or campfire by combining notes of bergamot, amber, exotic woods, and musk. The paraffin wax gives you a smooth, clean, and long burn time, too. Paired with that crackle, if you close your eyes while you light this candle, you'll find it hard to believe that you aren't curled up beside a gleaming hearth.
On the other end of the spectrum, while remaining in the realm of the outdoors, this WoodWick Trilogy Beachfront Cottage candle also has the ability to transport you -- only this time, you're headed to the beach. Let me introduce you to the entirely unique 'Trilogy' WoodWick range, where the jar contains a beautiful ombre gradient effect and each different color layer offers a brand new scent. All three scents complement each other beautifully, and this Beachfront Cottage one combines layers of jasmine and rose, followed by a creamy coconut and citrus beach vibe, finished off perfectly with tropical fruits and a cooling coconut effect. You won't be able to stop burning this one -- if only to enjoy the journey.
Personally, I don't consider my candle collection complete without a truly comforting vanilla scent. WoodWick's Vanilla Bean Hourglass Candle offers a completely unique vanilla fragrance that isn't overly sweet! The notes of pure cane sugar and authentic vanilla bean give it a sophisticated sweetness that's soft and cozy rather than cloying. This is a must-have for any and every candle lover.
In case you're still hooked on the aforementioned Trilogy series from WoodWick, here's another layered option. The Cozy Cabin combination (try saying that five times fast) is the perfect companion for the wooden wick's crackle. This candle actually features three already popular WoodWick fragrances. The first layer is evening bonfire, followed by oudwood, and finished off with a wood smoke layer. Perfect for a comfy night in.
What better time to light up that crackling wooden wick than during the cozy holidays? You cannot beat this classical WoodWick Candle in Evergreen HearthWick that perfectly encapsulates the smell of fresh crisp fir needles, complemented by herbal sage and spearmint. The comforting Christmas tree scent is beautifully enhanced by the wider wooden wick that offers optimal crackling.
We've established that the WoodWick Trilogy series offers the perfect combinations to turn your candle burning into a complete and immersive experience. Well, the Calming Retreat candle is about to be your new go-to. If you like to light a candle while relaxing, meditating, or simply taking a moment to breathe, Calming Retreat is the perfect trio of scents to leave you at ease. Opening with a lavender spa layer, then offering a soothing sea salt & cotton scent, complete with a spa-like white tea & jasmine, this one is a perfect bathtime candle!
When opting for a wooden wick candle, you may generally steer towards the deeper more relaxing scents. But if you're a fruity fan, WoodWick hasn't forgotten about you. This Tropical Sunrise trilogy comes in the classic hourglass jar and combines three totally unique fruity scents. Forget a "peach-mango" fruity candle, the first layer of this candle is blue java banana, which combines creamy coconut milk with banana, pineapple, and sweet mango for a piña colada feel. To keep the cocktails flowing, the next layer is mimosa, which mimics the sparkling citrusy champagne drink, and the whole thing is finished off with tamarind and stonefruit, combining the tartness of tamarind with a crisp woodsy scent.
Let this WoodWick Trilogy Candle in Shoreline transport you to the seaside. Not only does this candle visually mimic a magical sunset, but it manages to smell like one, too. As your wooden wick crackles and your candle burns, you'll first experience a fruity melon blossom scent, followed by creamy coconut and a salty, ocean area vibe, then finished off with a deep Palo Santo woods fragrance with a pop of spiced cloves. The wider wooden wick will give you the complete coastal bonfire atmosphere.
If you're opting for a WoodWick candle for its warming and comforting vibe, then Hot Toddy is the perfect scent for you. The notes of ground cinnamon and nutmeg combined with caramel drizzled apples and sweet maple wine not only make this remarkably comforting and nostalgic, but it'll also leave you craving a delicious warm beverage.
It's only right to wrap this list up as we started it: with a deep, sensual scent that works hand in hand with the crackle of the WoodWick Candles. Humidor lives up to its name, with a combination of tobacco leaves, soft suede, and a surprising yet complementary pop of peach blossom. Combined with WoodWick's patented Pluswich innovation, this candle offers an intense crackle matched with a smoky tobacco smoothness.
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