Candlelit Seoul : Seoul's Candle Shops
Shop for Candles and Fragrances in Seoul's Trendiest Neighborhoods
Visit some of Seoul’s colorful candle and fragrance shops.
Candles are the perfect accompaniment to a long winter night.
Indulge yourself in Seoul.
is one of the most popular Korean fragrance brands in the country, and the company’s motto, "make your life more special by bringing fragrances into your home," sets the tone for the many fragrances available for both men and women. Soohyang’s stylish products are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the nose, and shoppers can choose from 33 different scents. These 33 scents are the backbone of Soohyang’s products, but there are also seasonal products and scents that are introduced twice a year. Soohyang’s first brick and mortar store was established in Itaewon, and the second Soohyang store in Korea was established on Garosu-gil. The tranquil store is was once a residential home, but following its conversion to a retail store, “villa" Soohyang has been known for its relaxed atmosphere which is perfect for a bit of leisurely shopping.
Address 52-1 Nonhyeon-ro 159-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
is famous for their cute, naturally scented car air fresheners. Visitors to the store can choose from 11 varieties of candles, diffusers, and car air fresheners that were inspired by nature. Shoppers should rest easy with the knowledge that all of the waxes, fragrances, and bases are cosmetic-grade and have been tested at expert institutions. The products are well-packaged and the shopping experience is sure to be leave visitors happy with their time at Oh, Scent! Near Hangangjin Station there are many tiny shops tucked away in Hannam-dong’s streets and alleyways. The Oh, Scent! showroom is located here, and the fragrant scents that waft out from the showroom tends to draw visitors in. The interior design of Oh, Scent! is a harmonious blend of gold, black, white, and pink. The color scheme and relaxed atmosphere make for an enjoyable shopping experience.
Address 52 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
is a curated shop that offers handmade candles, fragrances, home living items, and tableware in chic black and white packaging. Because all candles are chemical-free and made with all-natural vegetable wax, they are safe to use at home around children and animals. Professional perfumers created Cosmic Mansion’s cosmetic-grade oils and essential oils, and the products are fragrant, delicate, and sublime. Because the fragrances were created for Cosmic Mansion, the same scents cannot be found at other stores. The trek to Cosmic Mansion’s location in Hannam-dong is worth the effort, as visitors are bound to have fun taking in the store's unique fragrances and items.
Address 31 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Conte De Tulear
Conte De Tulear
is famous for their vintage, European atmosphere and their perfect candles. The storefront was once a regular house, tucked away on a hill near Gyeongnidan Road. The 1st floor of Conte De Tulear is a showroom and store; the 2nd floor is a café where visitors can order tea or coffee. The 1st floor showroom features scented candles, fragrances, and diffusers made with natural ingredients such as basil and tomato. The café’s menu has a similar focus on natural ingredients and healthy food. Menu items are diverse and include fruit and Greek yogurt.
Address 17 Hoenamu-ro 13na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
is a revival and tribute brand of the famed 19th century company, the Jean-Vincent Bully Pharmacy. Buly 1803 has managed to recreate the ambience and reproduce the beauty products and knowledge of the old Bully Pharmacy. The first Buly 1803 storefront in Korea was established in 2016 in Cheongdam-dong. A visit to the store is like stepping back into time to 19th century France. Products are made from natural ingredients that have been carefully selected and sourced from all over the world. Buly 1803’s products marry modern sensibilities and technology with antique charm and luxurious style. Enjoy luxurious products like scented candles, perfumes, and skincare products at Buly 1803. One popular item from Buly 1803 is the glass covered candle holder. It makes any candle look luxurious and beautiful.
Address 434-5 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Atelier Shop Paul Avril
Atelier Shop Paul Avril
is a studio and showroom run by the designer Park Seong-Yun. The store’s concept is based on nature and natural elements, and nearly all of the items are handmade. No two items are alike, due to the handmade nature of the creation process. Additionally, items are made with materials that are thought to convey feelings of warmth, such as ceramic and felt. There are many household goods available at Paul Avril, such as ceramic bowls, fragrant soy candles, and quirky rock-shaped soap. Objets d’art that were inspired by marine life and vintage items that Park Seong-Yun picked up during his travels are also available for purchase.
Address Paul Avril Building, 4th Fl, 13 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
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