The NEST Candles are a subset of NEST Fragrances, a relatively recent and specialized luxury brand founded by Laura Slatkin.
The company has become well known for its highly effective and varied line of scents which consistently receive positive reviews and have made the candles a desired, albeit a little pricey, option for someone seeking an upscale product that looks good, lasts long and most importantly, actually works.
As you explore the more than forty candle scents NEST has to choose from, you’ll notice the packaging which emulates the look of a luxurious fragrance that grabs attention simply by how understated and elegant it looks.
Opening one of the candles, you’ll find a translucent candle holder that’s unassuming yet maintains the fancy NEST style that emanates opulence. One of the most popular scents among these candles is bamboo, which is one of the several scents like Moroccan Amber offered that aren’t typically found among competitors. There’s even one bearing the name of Sir Elton John himself.
Nest Candle Sizes & Ingredients
There are four sizes of NEST Candles available: two inches, 3.5 inches, five inches, and seven inches. As you’d expect, the tallest candles have the greatest amount of ounces (76) and thus provide the longest burn times, over 300 hours.
It’s an impressive number considering that these larger candles have four wicks and will, therefore, burn faster. However, you’ll have to shell out more than $200 if you’d like to experience one of these long burning, luxurious candles.
A lot has been made recently about the type of candle wax used and their quality, with soy wax and beeswax becoming a safer option than paraffin. Unlike many candle brands that stick to one or the other, NEST Candles are made using a blend of soy and paraffin as well as other “cosmetic grade” ingredients.
Depending on how you feel about the effects of paraffin, you may not appreciate some of the ingredients used by NEST Fragrances when other brands like Koji stick solely to the cleaner burning soy.
The Good About Nest Candle
- Stylish, understated design and packaging
- More than 45 available scents.
- Strong, well-regarded scents.
- Larger candles have long burn times.
- Candles incorporate soy wax.
The Bad About Nest Candle
- Candles also use paraffin.
- Longest burning candles are expensive.
- Candle holders are very nice but ultimately uninspiring.
My Two Scents (sorry… candle joke)
With more than fifty distinct candle scents to choose from, NEST candles provide a tremendous assortment of unique smells, many of which are not found among its competitors. These candles come in elegantly packaging that maintains a refined sense of luxury and the scents themselves are some of the best among high-end candle brands. Available in four sizes, it’s one of the few upscale brands to offer so many products.
Bearing in mind that NEST is a luxury fragrance brand, the NEST scented candles may not appeal to everyone. The candle holders are simple yet provide little distinction, and the longest burning candles can cost more than $200 while other competitors provide similar results at a fraction of the cost. The company does not state the type of wax used, although a quick search suggests a mix of the less safe paraffin and soy wax, among other ingredients.
NEST Candles Value
NEST candles are available in four different sizes: votive, classic, three wick and the four wick candles. The prices and burn times for these candles are based on the information on the NEST Fragrances website:
- Votive candles (2 oz.) – 20 hours ($14)
- Classic candle (8 oz) – 50 hours ($38)
- 3-wick candle (21 oz) – 150 hours ($58)
- 4-wick candle (76 oz) – 350 hours ($225)
The burn rates for these Nest Candles are as follows:
- Votive candles – $0.70 per hour
- Classic candle – $0.76 per hour
- 3-wick candle – $0.39 per hour
- 4-wick candle – $0.64 per hour
Available Candle Fragrances
- Ocean Mist & Sea Salt
- Moroccan Amber
- Sicilian Tangerine
- Cedar Leaf & Lavender
- Orange Blossom
- Lemongrass & Ginger
- Blue Garden
- Pumpkin Chai
- Moss & Mint
- Sir Elton John
- Japanese Black Currant
- Vanilla Orchid & Almond
- Wasabi Pear
- Woodland Truffle
- Birchwood Pine