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Carrière Frères: La Rose Aime la Menthe

La Rose Aime la Menthe (“Rose Loves Mint”) Wax Type: Vegetable and mineral blend Burn Time: 45–50 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Spearmint leaves and Damascus rose Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, and office Price: $45 In time for Mother’s Day, La Rose Aime la Menthe from Carrière Frères deliciously combines the scent of spearmint leaves with sweet Damascus rose. Offering a gentle floral cough drop that stimulates the senses with hints of rose while relieving sinus pressure with fresh mint…

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LUMIRA: Tropical Gardenia Travel Candle

Wax Type: Soy Burn Time: 15 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Gardenia, tuberose, and amber Room Recommendation: Bedroom, bathroom, living room, and office—especially well-suited for hotel rooms. Price: US $30 As a resident of Southern California, I’m always surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. So, whenever I head out of town, I like to take some of these notes with me as a little reminder of home. Today, as I packed for a quick trip to Wisconsin, this included the gorgeous…

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A Night of Luxury at the Mandarin Oriental Paris

I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite cities in the world: the beautiful city of light that is Paris. The heart of French fashion, arts—and, yes, candle culture—Paris is home to such fabulous brands as Diptyque. If you ever have the chance, I can’t recommend anything more tantalizing to the senses than walking past shops and taking in the mingled scent of French parfume, fresh coffee and croissants, and deliciously inspired candle fragrances. During my stay in…

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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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