Giant Candles to Light Up Any Room

Everything really is bigger in Texas — including candles. Just ask Chloe Mervine, chief executive officer and cofounder of Dallas-based Big Ass Luxuries, which offers a 300-ounce candle with a burn time of up to 1,000 hours.

“While we understand the candle industry is oversaturated, big candles are not,” Mervine says. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming demand for our product, so much so our biggest challenge this year has revolved around keeping our inventory levels maintained. We’re hoping that by opening up our new headquarters, hiring new team members and having more space for production will help facilitate the continued growth of Big Ass Luxuries.”

But it’s not just Texas that’s offering extra large candles. While Mervine strove to offer a more affordable large, natural and aromatic candle, there are several luxe options, too — and Bluemercury is one of the beauty retailers getting in on the action.

It is selling a 22-pound Baobab Pearls Black Candle, $740, online and at two of its newly refurbished stores in the upscale commuter towns of Bronxville, N.Y., and New Canaan, Conn. For shoppers picking one of these up, luckily there are parking spots outside.

“Between daily living, entertaining, raising families, working and more, our homes continue to be at the epicenter of our lives and thus people want the space they spend so much time in to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also reflective of who they are personally,” says Tracy Kline, head of merchandising and spa at Bluemercury. “Candles have always been a part of home decor, but they have recently taken on more meaning and purpose. Beyond fragrance, they can now be the focal point of a room, a piece of artwork that can truly become a conversation given the rich history and craftsmanship behind some of these remarkable brands.”

For those looking to light up their lives with something bigger than the rest, here are six options:

Baobab Pearls Black Candle

$740 at

Baobab Pearls Black Candle 21.59 lb


The scent of this hand-poured candle, both strong and subtle, is a unique blend of ginger and black rose.

High Camp Supply The Extra Tall Candle

$1,095 at



Weighing in at 15 pounds, High Camp Supply’s candle features a hand-painted glass vessel and one wide wooden wick. The gardenia and palo santo scented candle is hand-poured with black soy wax in a black vessel or white soy wax in a silver vessel.

Cerería Mollá Verbena di Sicilia 7 Wick Candle

$699.95 at

Verbena di Sicilia 15.4


Handmade of vegetable wax and and presented in a glass vase made and painted by hand, the scent evokes life in the open air, sea, sun and the breeze of the Sicilian coast, according to the Italian brand.

Mad et Len Black Champaka Vestimentale Grande Candle

$650 at



Hand poured into a blackened iron vessel made by their own blacksmiths in a remote mountain village in the French Alps, this candle is made up of essential oils of undiluted flowers, woods and spices, including notes of droplets of champaka.

Big Ass Luxuries Big Ass Candle

$284 at



Available in a number of scents, including Sparking Paloma and Jazz Lounge, these candles are made from natural coconut-soy wax, phthalate and paraben-free oils, and organic cotton wicks.

Arquiste Friend of the Night

$700 at

FODT Candle Arquiste Product 7


A collaboration with Mexico City design studios Marva and Surci, the handmade clay vessel is designed to be used after the candle has been consumed. The scent, created by master perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, consists of Mexican tuberose, sugar cane, cognac essence, ylang ylang, sampaguita from the Philippines, orange blossom, immortelle from Corsica, castoreum, and oak barrel extract.

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