The Best Candle Scents for Teenagers - Clare Makes

The Best Candle Scents for Teenagers

Are you looking for the best candle scents for teenagers? As any parent of a teenager knows, they can be pretty tough to shop for. They're not quite adults yet, but they're also not kids anymore. So what do you get the teens in your life? If you're stuck for ideas, here are the best candle scents for teenagers.If so, you've come to the right place!

Today we're sharing some of our top picks for candles that are sure to please even the pickiest of teenagers. From fruity and sweet scents to more sophisticated and earthy options, we've got you covered. Keep reading to learn more!

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Fruity and Sweet Scents

If your teenager is into fruity and sweet smells, then you can't go wrong with a candle that has those same notes. Some of our favorite options include kakadu plum, Lilly Pilly, berries and rosella. These candles are sure to bring a smile to your teenager's face (and maybe even theirs!) when they smell them burning. Plus, they'll make your home smell like a tropical paradise!

Sophisticated and Earthy Scents

For the teenager who is looking for something a little more sophisticated, we recommend choosing a candle with earthy or woodsy notes. These scents are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere in your home, and they can also be beneficial for helping your teenager focus while they're studying or doing homework. 

Fresh Scents

A candle with a fresh, sharp scent can help a teenager feel invigorated and motivated. These types of candles are great to burn when sitting down with homework, or first thing in the morning.

Specific scent notes & candles for teenagers


Lavender is a classic scent that never goes out of style. It's perfect for teenage girls' bedrooms, and it can help them relax after a long day at school. The Constance: Eucalyptus and Lavender candle is a good one to try.

Lemon Myrtle.

Lemon Myrtle candles are perfect for teenage boys' rooms. They have a fresh, citrusy scent that's invigorating and uplifting. Plus, they'll make the room smell great! The Quong: Lemon Myrtle & Ginger candle has a strong Lemon Myrtle smell so well worth a try.

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla bean candles are another good choice for teenage bedrooms. They have a warm, inviting scent that's sure to please everyone. And they come in a variety of different colors, so you can find one that matches the teen's decor. The Clyde: Kakadu Plum candle has notes of vanilla in it which, combined with fruity top notes, is a great option.


Cinnamon candles are perfect for the winter months. They have a cozy, comforting scent that will make any room feel like home. Plus, they'll make the whole house smell great! Try the Matilda: Eucalyptus & Lavender candle which has an earthy cinnamon base.

One more thing to think about...

If your teenager is a bit scatterbrained and can't always be relied upon to extinguish their candle BUT you still want the benefits of a scented candle, why not try a room spray? All our Australian candles come in a matching room spray which will scent a bedroom with only one spray, for 2-3 hours.

Candles make great gifts for teenagers, and there are tons of different scents to choose from. No matter what type of scent your teenager prefers, we hope that this blog post has helped you narrow down your choices! Candles are a great way to make any space feel cozier and more inviting, and we think they make the perfect gift for any occasion. Thanks for reading!

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