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28 Famous People on Their Favorite Scented Candles

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Welcome to our series Famous People On, in which we crowdsource the best stuff to buy by turning to the on-the-record favorites of celebrities. While we’ve written about celebrities’ favorite underwear and lip balms, here we’re going deep into their favorite scented candles.

Ryan Seacrest
“I fell in love with a new candle. It’s the Cire Trudon Cyrnos. I do love candles. I light them as soon as I get home in the evening, and I keep them lit throughout the course of the evening. But this brand and this scent just really relaxes. It’s nice, it’s not too strong, it’s elegant, and it’s a very old candlemaker. It was founded in the 1600s, so they’ve been around for a while. In my New York apartment, they are in front of my sofa on the coffee tables. There’s two in the bedroom, there’s one in the bathroom. They’re placed strategically all over.” — “The Strategist,” March 2019

Kristen Bell
“Preemptive Love is a business that really warms my heart. All of the products are made by Syrian and Iraqi refugees who are working to rebuild their lives and provide for their families. They make the most delicious-smelling candles and soaps, plus super comfy sweatshirts. I have one of their candles in every room of my house. I tend to buy a bunch of them at once and give them to all my friends. These women are strong, powerful, and unbelievably resilient. I am in complete awe of their ability to shed the past and focus on the future. Every time I burn one of their candles, it’s a reminder of the fortitude of the human spirit.” — “The Strategist,” December 2018

Shay Mitchell
“I love this candle. It’s the one I have on the island in my kitchen. I love it so much I sometimes throw it in my bag before heading to the airport just because the scent reminds me of home even when I’m far away.” — “The Strategist,” June 2019

Nicole Richie
“Lighting a candle is one of my favorite ways to just practice a little self-care in my day. The Diptyque scents are always distinctively fragrant and immediately bring me joy. We light them throughout the house most evenings to set the mood. My mother’s actually had Diptyque candles in her house for as long as I can remember.” — “The Strategist,” May 2019