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Olfactive Studio: Autoportrait

Autoportrait Burn Time: 80 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Fresh and woodsy elemi, sweet Thai benzoin, cedarwood, and grassy vetiver Room Recommendation: Office and living room Price: $85.00 With its warm, smoky, and woodsy fragrance, I adore burning Olfactive Studio’s Autoportrait when I’m working. I find its fragrance incredibly inspirational, perhaps because of the creativity that clearly went into developing this wholly original scent. Every time I experience Autoportrait’s aesthetic wonder, I find it hard not to aspire to create something…

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Laboratory Perfumes: Samphire

Burn Time: 40 Hours Fragrance Strength: Medium Notes: Citrus oil and juniper with flourishes of lavender, basil, and rosemary. Base notes of white amber and oak moss. Room Recommendation: Office and living room As the brand’s name suggests, Samphire by Laboratory Perfumes feels like it’s the product of endless hours spent in a lab perfecting the recipe for the most appealing fragrance possible. Their entire line has a professional feel that reassures you of the methodical scientific research behind each…

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Rosa Mundi by Diptyque: A Valentine’s Dream

Wax Type: High quality vegetable and paraffin wax blend Burn Time: 50–60 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Damascena, the damask rose; and centifolia, the May rose Room Recommendation: Living room or bedroom The brand’s limited edition release in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Diptyque’s Rosa Mundi embodies that feeling when you’re walking hand-in-hand with you’re love and the first warm spring breeze hits your cheek after a long, cold winter. Expertly blending roses and soft powder, this candle exudes the freshness and…

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Victoria Cator: Casablanca

Wax Type: Beeswax blend Burn Time: 55–60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Freshly cut stems, bergamot, violet leaf, lily, tuberose, jasmine, rose, and so much more. Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, office—this versatile scent works in nearly any space! Victoria Cator’s Casablanca is a floral lover’s dream. As the fragrance fills a room, it feels like fresh flowers are blossoming around me—almost as if I were Demeter herself, the Greek goddess of the harvest. While lit, the aroma of jasmine and…

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Calming Park: Cactus

Cactus Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Cactus, water flower, aloe vera, and sage Room Recommendation: Living room, office, and bedroom Cactus feels like a lush oasis in the middle of the harsh desert. With an intoxicating blend of earthy and sweet scents, Calming Park’s Cactus brings the enigmatic beauty of the desert into your home. It smells a little green and a little sweet, with just a hint of woodiness. With its even, relaxing burn, it’s the perfect…

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Christmas With Cire Trudon

Nazareth Wax Type: Vegetal Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Bitter orange, Ceylon cinnamon, grapefruit, and tangerine Room Recommendation: Living room and kitchen Price: $105.00 Named for the childhood home of Jesus, this candle reminds me just how sacred and joyous this season truly is. I like to light this perfectly wintery fragrance and imagine the warm scents of ancient Nazareth hearths, warmed by the spices of cinnamon and orange peels as bread bakes over an open fire. I…

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In Bethléem with Cire Trudon

Bethléem Wax Type: Vegetal Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Amber, cedarwood, and sandalwood Room Recommendation: Living room and bedroom Price: $105.00 Named for the city of Christ’s birth, this candle offers the perfect tribute to the gifts of the three wise men: gold in its exquisite packaging, frankincense via its sister scents of sandalwood and cedarwood, and the similarly spicy and resinous amber, embodying myrrh. It’s a fitting tribute to a holiday that many hold dear. As I…

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Neom: Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

Intensive Skin Treatment Candle Throw: Strong Notes: Delicious bouquet of English lavender, sweet basil, and fresh jasmine. Room Recommendation: Bedroom Price: £36.00/$45.84 A spa treatment in a white and gold vessel, Neom’s Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle relaxes your mind and moisturizes your skin all at once. Pairing the lavender scent with the functionality of its Latin name, lavare, which literally means “to wash,” Neom captures revitalization with this candle. After a refreshing shower or meditative bath, this lavender-scented candle…

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Acqua di Parma: Colonia

Colonia Burn Time: 30 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Spicy citrus blend with hints of jasmine, amber, and white musk Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, and bathroom Price: $83.00 Acqua di Parma’s Colonia is the perfect candle to commemorate the brand’s 100th anniversary which it celebrates this year. Its classic light fragrance is truly timeless, embodying the high quality and fine craftsmanship that has ensured Acqua di Parma’s enduring legacy since its birth in 1916. Colonia offers an even, welcoming burn…

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Cire Trudon: Abd El Kader

Abd El Kader Wax Type: Vegetal Burn Time: 120 Hours (Intermezzo 3-wick) Throw: Strong Notes: Apple, blackcurrant bud, clove, ginger, lemon, spearmint, jasmine, and vanilla—this candle offers a complex yet balanced bouquet of scents that delivers a tantalizing aroma! Room Recommendation: Living room, office Price: $230.00 If you’ve ever had Moroccan mint tea, then you’re already familiar with the delightful scent of this refreshing candle. Named after early Algerian human rights pioneer Abdelkader El Djezairi, Cire Trudon’s Abd El Kader is…

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TOCCA: Cleopatra

Cleopatra Wax Type: Vegetable/paraffin wax blend Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Fresh cucumber and sweet grapefruit Room Recommendation: Living Room and Office Price: $54.00 Inspired by the ingredients used in Cleopatra VII’s beauty rituals, this cucumber and sweet grapefruit scented candle is the epitome of femininity. With a crisp and girly fragrance, TOCCA’s Cleopatra is the perfect cure for a dreary Monday. Packed in a gorgeous, round, plum-colored box with gold details, Cleopatra is a great ornament to…

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