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There are some who like their rooms to smell like vanilla and roses. For others, the smell of tobacco and sandalwood is much more appealing. Some enjoy vibrant and ornate designs, others like the packaging to be as dark as the depths of their soul. The options are truly endless. And contrary to popular belief, there are just as many candles that appeal to your softer side as there are those that would make even the most somber goth queen crack a smile. 

Don't believe us? These are the vampy candles whose scents match their aesthetics. 

Scented Candle by LaCurie ($38, Etsy)

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"A fragrant artifact designed to carry you back to a time when precious oils and resins were as highly valued as gold and gems. A resinous blend of Amber, Pipe Tobacco, Elemi Resin, Turkish Tea, Orange Blossom and Bergamot."

Dior Bois Brûlé Candle ($85, Dior)

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"The Bois Brûlé candle is an exercise in style that conveys the power of precious woods, a reminiscence of the log fires Christian Dior was so fond of." — François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator


Kat Von D Sinner Scented Candle ($38, Kat Von D Beauty)

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"Each hand-poured candle was created exclusively for Kat Von D Beauty, featuring beautiful etched glass detail work that glows when the candle is lit.

Sinner is dark, sultry, and empowering, with notes of patchouli, wood, and cinnamon — the perfect deeply spiced fragrance."

Byredo Burning Rose Mini-Candle ($40, Barneys)

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"Byredo's Burning Rose mini-candle is a dark, uniquely romantic fragrance set in a mouth-blown glass vessel."

Chesapeake Bay Grey Flannel Candle ($13, Target)

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"Inspired by ever-evolving fashion and fine fragrance trends, The Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle offers iconic fragrances in an elevated fashion look reflecting the urban lifestyle. A selection of gender-neutral, modern fragrances convey elegance and confidence, capturing the energy and movement of this trend. Comforting notes of warm flannel are combined with soothing green tea, lavender, and rose resting on white amber, vanilla, and musk, creating the perfect accord for a cozy day."

Vineyard Hill Naturals Leather & Saffron Candle ($10, Target)

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"This 6.5oz. soy wax candle from Vineyard Hill Naturals by Paddywax features an 100% cotton wick and comes in a sophisticated black glass jar topped with a black metal lid. Perfect for adding fragrance to your home or office. Amazing Leather + Saffron fragrance. Repurpose your vessel when the soy wax runs out!"

Hearth & Hand Cedar Magnolia Candle ($5, Target)

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"Bring a warm and welcoming atmosphere to any room with this Pillar Candle in the scent Cedar Magnolia from Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia. This scented candle features a black textured design for a flair of rustic style with a modern edge. You can place this scented black pillar candle in a holder or use it as is to create a unique centerpiece or mantel display. Burn this woodsy and floral candle in any room in your home for an instant scent refresh."


Tobacco and Vanilla Candle by BrandIron ($23, Etsy)

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"Tobacco + Vanilla: charred tobacco leaves and oriental spice base. Notes of fruity wine and spicy cinnamon, warm cloves, aromatic incense, and earthy patchouli with a touch of vanilla finish."


Diptyque Black Baies Scented Candle ($165, SpaceNK)

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"Take a walk in a French perfume house with the gorgeous Diptyque Black Baies Large Scented Candle. This candle offers the scent of Bulgarian rose and blackcurrant leaves. The long-lasting proprietary blend of waxes and oils ensures that Diptyque Black Baies Large Scented Candle burns evenly and makes any space more inviting."

Shield Wall Matte Black Candle by Artisan Witchcrafts ($36, Etsy)

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"Simply elegant, Lori's SHIELD WALL™ "KELTEN KANDLES Witchwerks"™ black tourmaline embedded matte black glass container candle is artisan crafted with a creamy-rich, superior-quality, premier luxury blend of coconut apricot crème wax, essential and phthalate-free aromatic oils, and cotton wick. SHIELD WALL™ features an exotic fragrant blend of Cypress, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Dragon's Blood, Dark Vetiver, Peppercorn, and other select scents. Comes with a black lid."

Black & Gold Marbled Pillar Candles by Clueless Candles ($13, Etsy)

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"Each candle is individually dipped to create the marbling, so the color and pattern may vary slightly from candle to candle."

Bisou Candle Co. Amavi Candle ($38, Etsy)

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"The candle is made from 100% natural soy wax. Paraffin and paraben free, this also results in a longer and safer burning time than paraffin wax. A luxury designed candle that is black matte with black wax and a wood wick."

Rituals Black Oudh Candle ($45, Rituals)

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"A unique and elegant atmosphere is yours when you light this luxuriously scented candle based on black oudh from our Private Collection. Enjoy up to 60 hours of this exotic woody scent with origins in the Far East. Composed of wax that is 70% natural."