Make your home smell amazing: shop candles, diffusers, room sprays and essential oils in Singapore.
If you haven’t noticed, a good scent makes a home. Now that you’ve got the perfect interior decor and indoor plants to breathe life into your space, you need the right fragrance to represent you and your personality. We’ve sniffed out where to shop for candles, diffusers, room sprays, home scents and essential oils in Singapore. Just follow your nose…
Best home scents and essential oils in Singapore
1. The Rituals Co.
The Ritual Co. doesn’t compromise quality when creating its unique crystal-infused aromatherapy products. Handcrafted in small batches, these little beauties will soon be part of your daily self-care ritual. Sift through its selection of candles, reed diffusers, and pillow mists to find your perfect match. The mini discovery candle set lets you sample a handful of candles and discover scents to your heart’s content. Pick from white tea, rose, yuzu lavender, lime basil and more.
The Ritual Co., available online and at #02-32, 333 Kreta Ayer, Singapore 080333
2. Nine Wicker Ave
Designed with the best intentions to heal your mind, body and soul, the scented candles, essential oils and soaps at Nine Wicker Ave are your perfect self-love companions. You’ll find an array of home scent options here in various forms like candles, sprays, and reed diffusers. Trust us, your home will smell so good that you won’t want to leave. For an on-the-go pick-me-up, check out the essential oil rollers that you can take along with you for a sniff.
Nine Wicker Ave, available online
3. Houghton & Gough
What started as an experiment with essential oils to alleviate discomfort after surgery has since sparked a booming business for Emelda Houghton and her business partners and buddies, Ruby Gough and Irene Chew. Light up the soy wax candles in scents like grapefruit, Japanese pine and frankincense. Or place a ceramic bowl candle at your balcony to keep mozzies away with the natural aroma of citronella and lemongrass.
Houghton & Gough, available online
4. Scent by Six
This local label creates scents to remind you of a specific destination from your travels or a particular memory that’ll leave a warm, fuzzy feeling. Select from different scents like – 2065 Ujong (an interpretation of Singapore in the year 2065), 27°F Biei (it takes you straight to the snow-capped mountains in Hokkaido), or 123 Tribeca (the sexy back tattoo of the Big Apple). No need to spend on flight tickets! Both the reed diffuser and 100% soy candle also make for great home accessories.
Scent by Six, available online and at multiple locations including 313@Somerset and VivoCity
It’s only apt that Asia’s leading aromatherapy brand is on this list. Packed with Asian botanicals like rice brand oil, shiso, jasmine and nutmeg, it’ll transform your living spaces into an oasis of calm. Thann has a variety of essential oils, aroma diffusers, fragrance mists and candles for the home, but you can also get the Time to Refresh moisturising aromatherapy balm for stress relief on the go.
Thann, available online and at #04-14, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 233801
6. Flo Aroma
Conceptualised and created in Singapore, Flo was created to fill the gap for aromatherapy that suits our humid climate. We’re all eyes for the fuss-free nebulising diffusers – these babies don’t require water or heat, so essential oils are diffused in their purest form. We’ve used it ourselves and are absolutely pleased with the variety of uplifting aromas.
Flo Aroma, available online and at #06-13, Oxley Bizhub, 67 Ubi Road, Singapore 408730
Never heard of flower essences? Us too, until we stumbled upon Katie Hess, founder of flower elixir expert, LotusWei. These elixirs, aura mists and anointing oils are packed with blooms like Hong Kong orchid, wild fireweed and pink magnolia pink lotus. Each flower is known to have healing properties for the body and mind.
LotusWei, available online
8. Pristine Aroma
Rejuvenate your abode with aromatherapy: Pristine Aroma’s reed diffusers offer lovely scents and double as a sleek decor piece, too. For staycay vibes, check out the Hotel Series Reed Diffusers, with home scents inspired by boutique hotels like the glamorous English Country Inn and the Japanese Ryokan. Or, give the Garden Series Reed Diffusers a go. Scents like lavender promise a good night’s sleep while lemongrass keeps pesky mosquitoes at bay naturally.
Pristine Aroma, available online
The secret to living like the royal family? Penhaligon’s. It’s a 147-year-old fragrance house from London that’s all about heritage and sophistication. No matter which candles you pick – in classic ivory or in gold glass – you’re guaranteed a sublime aroma wafting through your home.
Penhaligon’s, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Raffles City
10. Artisan of Sense
We’re crushing on this local label that’s big on eco-friendliness and sustainability. Vivian Chung’s Artisan of Sense proudly creates candles and home fragrances that are entirely plant-based and cruelty- and toxin-free. Apart from looking great, these handmade soy wax candles with pure essential oils and lead-free cotton wicks smell incredible, too. For those who prefer room sprays, the FDA-certified ones double up as body mists or linen and antibacterial sprays. We can safely call this a win for all things natural!
Artisan of Sense, available online and at #06-08, Gantral Complex, 601 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368242
11. Ashley & Co
This brand may be known for its liquid soaps, but it’s also the go-to for amazing candles and diffusers in Singapore. The candles are seriously good-looking. Dressed in matte black with gold text, they’re individually hand-poured and include unique aromatic blends like Tartan and Spice (cinnamon, toasted almond and crisp apple). Its diffusers are no ordinary air fresheners. They’re environmentally-friendly, long-lasting and gently release formulations through porous wicks.
Ashley & Co, available online
Oh, how we squealed and swooned when we heard of Diptyque’s flagship store opening. The gorgeous tropical luxe shop is home to the French luxury brand’s covet-worthy home fragrances. Its legendary candles are a must-have for home scent fans. Plus, they make gorgeous brush holders once the wax is burnt up. But if you’re looking to really make the scent stick, get the complimentary room sprays and diffusers.
Diptyque, #B1-33A, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
13. Jo Malone
You can’t quite top Jo Malone when it comes to luxury scents. Light a candle to infuse any room with a delicious scent, or let it linger with a reed diffuser. Everyone knows scent customisation is the height of luxury! That’s why Jo Malone’s fragrance combining is the ticket to finding a home scent that’s uniquely you. Tip: use complementary candles or diffusers in different parts of the home. As you walk through your space, they’ll blend together between rooms in a delicious combination.
Jo Malone, multiple locations including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya
Formerly known as Mount Sapola, Hysses is one of the most well-known brands for aromatherapy and essential oils in Singapore. The home scents – made from its signature essential oils – are available in reed and clay diffusers to seamlessly blend into your home decor. Oh, and the room scents are uplifting and relaxing, available in different scent intensities and staying powers.
Hysses, multiple locations including Haji Lane and Marina Square
15. Annick Goutal
A big player in the home fragrance industry, Parisian Annick Goutal delivers high-quality home scents in gorgeous packaging. Bestsellers include the reed diffusers, which come in scents of citrus fruits, orange and mandarin, as well as Sicilian lemon and citron.
Annick Goutal, available at Escentials
16. Rough Beauty
Inspired by trips to the Himalayan mountains, Rough Beauty offers handmade botanical soaps made with quality natural ingredients. Think plant essential oils, as well as herbs and spices for natural scents and colouring. Choice products include the Mint Rose bar, which gives your skin an exfoliating treat from its blend of florals, citrus essential oils and dried herbs (it comes in liquid form too!). Oh, and the Scruffy Cleansing Grains in a delightful lavender blend.
Rough Beauty, available online
17. Hush Candle
Jam-packed with artisanal candles made entirely from organic soy wax and natural essential oils, Hush is one local love we’re proud of. Started from scratch by two friends Nicole Su and Chelsea Low, its essential oils range from calming and detoxifying ones to uplifting and invigorating options. Meanwhile, candles come in many delightful scents (psst: jasmine orange is our fave!). These candles aren’t just something to light up the mood and keep your home smelling fresh. They can also be used as scented massage oils when melted. So useful!
Hush Candle, available online and in multiple locations including Paper Market and The Editor’s Market @ Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Go ahead and scent your home with these beautiful diffusers, fragrances and essential oils in Singapore!