By Vanishaa Vasudhevan

Illuminate Your Space: Local Scented Candle Brands to Try

Smell is a word, scent is literature.

Candles, in all their simplicity and timelessness, hold a special place in the fabric of human history and daily life. From ancient rituals to modern decor, these humble light sources have illuminated our homes, sanctuaries, and celebrations for centuries. In a world inundated with technology and constant stimulation, the soft glow of a candle offers a respite—a gentle reminder to slow down, unwind, and reconnect with ourselves and those around us.

Did you know that there is a fascinating array of 21 different types of candles, each with its distinctive features and purposes? From the time-honoured beeswax to the soft melt of soy wax, there’s a candle for every mood or occasion. Whether you’re aiming for a cosy night in or spicing up a party, these candles are like the mood-setters you never knew you needed.

It is the best medicine to brighten your mood if you’ve been feeling out of wax recently. Hence, we curated these bursts of sunshine in a jar to melt away your worries. Indulge in some of the most delightfully wicked scented candles you’ve ever encountered. Light one up and let the good vibes roll.

12 Local Candle Brands to Shop and Light Up Your Spaces With 

Candle Pit Stop

Feeling blue? Let Candle Pit Stop’s delightful scented candles lift your spirits! Since 2014, they’ve been crafting unique fragrances that will whisk you away to cherished memories or distant places. Hand curated and hand poured, they ooze quality and attention to detail. Their main forte is to deliver awesomely scented candles through their brand. From standalone candles to charming sets, they’ve got your candle needs covered.

Check out their Travel Tin collection which is a pocket-sized candles with 30 hours of burn time to enjoy and light up anywhere, anytime. Beyond scent, these candles make perfect gifts for any occasion, with customisable messages and international delivery options.  

Cliff & Max

Embracing the label of basics with style, Cliff & Max epitomises self-illustrated and designed branding, characterised by warm earth tones and signature water-coloured blobs. Founded by two sisters, Clarisse and Mabel, their vision redefines art by blending quirkiness, self-expression, minimalism, and mindfulness in their collections. 

They prioritise nature by carefully selecting eco-friendly and sustainable materials for their product line. Apart from candles, they also have other eco-friendly products such as body care, incense ritual kits, essential oils, notebooks, pouches and many more. Have you experienced a traditional tea-tasting ceremony before? If not, then this is the right time to turn tea drinking into art with abstract prints with their best seller, Chamomile & Osmanthus Collection today. 


Planning your big day? Ditch the generic door gifts and opt for something unforgettable. Personalise soy candles for your guests with Lilin+Co. Based in Kuala Lumpur, their fragrance studio blends craftsmanship and creativity, offering artisanal 100% premium soy candles. Handpicked and safety-tested, their candles feature wood wicks for a charming flicker. Affordable, eco-friendly, and meticulously crafted, each batch includes a specialised care kit. 

Unlike traditional cotton wicks, wood wicks create a delightful crackle and pop as you burn along with their floral and gourmand scent selections like Neroli & Ylang Ylang, Black Tea & Lychee, Strawberries & Champagne, Lemongrass & Lime, adding an extra dimension of ambience to your space. It’s more than just candles—it’s an experience.


Nyala, created from the Malay word “menyala” evokes the essence of illumination and good vibes through vibrant scents and a captivating glow. Each fragrance is carefully curated to ignite the senses and create an atmosphere of warmth and harmony. Established in October 2020 by Azfar Heri, a content creator-turned-entrepreneur with 1.2 million Instagram followers, created Nyala out of his desire to offer scented candles as gifts to his fans. Adorned in captivating colours, Nyala’s candles are meticulously crafted using 100% domestically sourced vegetable wax, exquisite fragrance oils, and cotton wicks, promising a sensory journey that enlightens the spirit. 

Nyala’s scented candle collection isn’t just about fragrance; it’s an experience for all your senses. Take their African Tea candle, for instance. It’s like stepping into a cosy cypress forest, with hints of smoked tea leaves in the air, and green rooibos swirling around you. Crafted by expert perfumers and backed by extensive research, each candle embodies quality and innovation, promising to whisk you away on a sensory adventure unlike any other. 

Little MooMoo Craft

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Established in 2019, Little MooMooCraft is a candle brand rooted in Kuala Lumpur, extending its range of products and candle-making materials to all enthusiasts. Crafting, to them, is more than a hobby—it’s a pathway to self-expression and personal development. 

Distinguished as the introductory craft company to offer craft kits accompanied by video guide tutorials and workshops in Malaysia, their approach ensures accessible and guided crafting experiences. With their craft kits, you can seamlessly follow along with step-by-step video tutorials, fostering a fulfilling crafting journey. Additionally, they take pride in delivering the finest hand-poured aroma candles across Malaysia. From festive special edition candles to scented wax sachets, they have got you covered with a wide range of fragrances like Wild Berries, Woody Century, Fortune Neko, Lily of the Valley and so on. Bring a unique experience into your home with Little MooMoo Craft. 

Scents of Memento

Just like in Harry Potter, where Dumbledore used a Pensieve to store and review memories, Scents of Memento is curated to revive your fondest memories through a carefully crafted candle with significant art of perfumery. Established in 2019, Scents of Memento is a fragrance company based in Kuala Lumpur. Turning a hobby into a business, Koryou Xing started his brand with a mission to awaken memories through the power of scent.

The candles come in fancy glass vessels, each individually hand-poured with premium fragrance oils sourced from around the globe, ensuring a sensory experience of unparalleled quality and distinction along with meticulously crafted metal lids beautifully packed in their signature black box with a silver ribbon causing love at first sight. Speaking of love, in tribute to Xing’s grandmother’s memory he even crafted a scented candle named “Grams” in his previous line. Through the candlelight, Scents of Momento finds true glow of the heart. 

Asian Scents Co.

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Asian Scents Co. was established by a Malaysian residing in Melbourne, Australia to craft scented candles inspired by Asia, bringing forth memories of home and loved ones through familiar, nostalgic aromas. They strive to share the rich culture of Asia with each collection, each telling its own unique story. Their commitment to quality is evident in their selection of premium ingredients for candles. 

Hand-poured in small batches, they use natural coconut soy wax, wooden wicks, and top-tier fragrance oils to ensure a clean, long-lasting, and safe burn for their customers. With unexpected scents like Tiger Balm, Ondeh-Ondeh, Boba Milk Tea, Kopi, Teh O’ Ais Limau, Bamboo, Tiger Balm, White Rabbit Candy, Tom Yum, there’s always something to suit every mood and preference with Asian Scents Co.

Complemen+ candles

Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things. Complemen+ is a candle company founded by two childhood friends Amrit and Sai Suraj Ravi, who embarked on a mission to create unique candles that enriched with various experiences, especially among the millennials and Gen Z. Hence, they came up with eco-luxury scented candles that are tech-enabled, allowing users to access product information and pair scents with curated Spotify playlists via NFC chips. 

Their candles are poured into Jesmonite jars, an eco-conscious alternative to traditional containers. Along with blending premium soy wax with coconut and beeswax for a longer-lasting, cleaner burn, their formulas are synthetic fragrance-free, phthalate-free, and paraben-free. Bonus: Complemen+ is IFRA-certified guaranteeing cruelty-free, non-toxic products. 

Zephyrie Candles

Zephyrie, the whimsical scented candles—empowering minimal effort self-care with a personal story. Just as good as it sounds, Zephyrie is the perfect handcrafted candle to gift your loved ones as they are ideal for any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings, and more. Operating since late 2019,  Zephyrie has been crafting eco-friendly bees-soy wax candles for longer and stronger burns. 

Experience the essence of Zephriye and its diverse range of options such as Smells Like Home Candles, Wellness Candles infused with essential oils, Sculptural Candles, Room & Pillow Spray, Scented Wax Sachets, Aroma/Car Fragrance Stone, Komorebi Wax Lanterns, Candle Refills, and Scent-sational Gift Sets & Care Packs. 


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At ANBO, beeswax candle making is not just a craft—it’s an artisanal endeavour. Born from personal memories and a deep affection for candles, each creation embodies an everyday luxury, connecting with candle connoisseurs on a profound level. Handcrafted in KL, Malaysia, their candles are meticulously made using only natural ingredients. With their 100% natural beeswax, wood wicks, and premium phthalate-free fragrance oils and essential oils to ensure a clean burn and a captivating scent throw that fills any space.

What sets ANBO apart from the rest is their “Re-fill Series” where they offer beeswax candle refills for all your unused candle vessels at home. Whether it’s their handcrafted vessels or others, they’ve got you covered. With those refills, you can reuse your vessels repeatedly, minimising waste and saving money in the process. 


Make the air yours with HYANG. Their philosophy revolves around embracing life fully, transcending mere visual beauty to incorporate the profound impact of scent by using non-toxic, all-natural, and 100% pure essential oils, they craft aromas that elevate your home into a toxin-free sanctuary. When it comes to luxurious essential oils, one typically expects a hefty price tag. However, through their direct-to-consumer approach, they’ve disrupted the norm by eliminating the industry-standard markup that enables them to offer the artistic experience of enjoying scents at a much more affordable price. 

Check out their newest handmade candle, hand-poured soy wax in a ceramic vessel along with premium fragrance oil—two new scents in one beautiful design. If you looking for burn-free aromatherapy, then their diffuser set containing natural diffusing stone incorporated with essential oils could be your next take to indulge in a new way of enjoying perfumery without much hassle with flames. 

Borneo Candle Studios 

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Do you know that the majority of conventional scenting products utilise synthetic fragrances that potentially can harm your body? Breaking the cycle, Borneo Candle Studios prioritises ingredient consciousness that makes your home a welcoming space. Founded back in 2018 by a partnership between a Sarawakian and a Bruneian, they’re all about delivering top-notch, eco-friendly candles that won’t break the bank. And guess what? They’re totally toxin-free.

Now, when it comes to scents, they’ve got you covered from spicy to flowery vibes, and they even offer some unique ones inspired by the region, like Santan Cabin (with coconut, vanilla, and musk) and Borneo Oudh (with agarwood, elemi, and leather); along with customisable options for your personalised scent.