We couldn’t agree more with Vera Wang when she says “My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath. I light a candle, and I turn on the news and try to catch up. It’s when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me.” Candles are transformative and can help you unwind after a long day of stress.
My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath. I light a candle, and I turn on the news and try to catch up. It’s when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me.
Wishing someone had brought you roses today? Who needs real roses when you have Diptyque’s Baies candle to transport a garden of fresh Bulgarian roses and a field of sweet black currents to your bedroom. The scent of ripe, juicy berries and delicate rose petals with ambergris is a great way to unwind after a long day. Whenever I light this candle I always feel like I’m treating myself. I use my beloved La Mer Moisturizing Cream that is like butter for your skin, indulge in an at home facial peel by Drunk Elephant (their Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sakari Babyfacial is outstanding!), and treat my hair to Briogeo’s Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash that leaves my hair feeling rejuvenated and conditioned.
The Byredo Bibliothèque Candle is the essence of an old, worn library and I pretty excited about it. Byredo says, “Sheltered from the passage of time, libraries have the power to teleport us to a world in suspension. Within this black wax hides a dream library. Its vast shelves of age-worn wood are home to collections of poems and novels by literary geniuses. A bouquet of peonies and violets arranged on the reading table fills the woody atmosphere with its scent. You can feel the waxed floor crack beneath your feet, the velvety quality of the paper embodied in a touch of peach, plum and vanilla. And the omnipresent patchouli like a backbone that runs through the composition.” My favorite thing about this candle is that when you light it, a story begins and you can follow Byredo’s logic. There is a rich base of leather, patchouli, and vanilla that creates a warm, worn vibe that brings a feeling of comfort and security. It’s almost as if you’re sitting in a very old home somewhere in the countryside reading a book that has margins filled with pen scribbles. Perhaps The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde or Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire. There’s antique lighting, there’s a fire crackling in the fire place. Delicate notes of peach and plum float on top of bolder notes of peony and violet. It truly smells like home. Wrap yourself in a Mulberry Silk Throw and get lost in the pages of your novel.
We’re a bit obsessed with PF Candle Co. If you’re looking for a more woodsy candle this is a really nice option. The scent combines notes of leather, pepper, tobacco, oranges and patchouli on too if a base of sandalwood and teakwood. The fragrance is pretty androgynous and works for both his + hers spaces. These candles should burn for about 40 50 50 hours and were hand poured in the US. When I think of this candle, it makes me think of being in the woods somewhere in the mountains while I read a fantastic James Joyce novel like Ulysses and sip bourbon. Make sure to keep your favorite Ugg moccasins nearby if you have to get up to tend to the fire.
Sweet citrus, pomegranate, and floral notes of rose, jasmine, and geranium swirl around the room after you light this candle by NARS. The warm scent of amber and vanilla also bring warmth to your living space to give you the coziest night in ever. This candle is for a romantic night with your special someone or for a quiet, girl’s night in. Grab your best crystal wine glasses and your favorite bottle of bold Cabernet Sauvignon and reminisce about fond memories. Make sure to bring you’re pretty pajamas or wear your most loved For Love and Lemons bralette.
Adler says this feels like New Year’s Eve, silk-satin sheets, and a million bucks. I think we’re sold. This fresh candle combines French cassis, violet leaves, raspberry, rose petal, grape leaf, and pink grapefruit together to give you the wonderful sensation of drinking champagne. Make sure to have some super fun pom pom socks like these from UGG around for when you light this! You’re having a celebration. These candles should last about 40 hours so get ready for endless nights of bubbles.
Jo, how do we thank you for this thing of beauty. “Daring sensuality, encapsulated in scent. Ruby-rich juices of exotic pomegranate, spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily. Warmed by temptingly-smoky guaiacwood and patchouli. Dark and enigmatic. To uplift, to wind down, or simply to add an air of luxury. Transform the atmosphere with luxury and opulence.” This candle is rich and luxurious; your whole home will be filled with the beautiful fragrance even after just a few minutes. All I want to do when I light it is curl up under a giant, oversized fur blanket and stay put for the night. It’s the little things in life that make life so wonderful.
This candle is definitely a splurge, but so worth it… you’re purchasing the Rolls Royce of candles. Chinese camellia, Egyptian jasmine, Turkish roses, and Iris will have you feeling like you’re waking up laying on a bed of fresh cut flowers during spring. Head notes of Bergamot, Kaffir Lime, and spices meld effortlessly with the floral heart notes. Finally, hints of Indonesian sandalwood and white musks complete the complex scent. These candles burn for 60 hours and are made in France using pure vegetable wax and hand blown glass. If this awe inspiring candle leaves you wanting more, dab a little Cire Trudon Mortel Eau de Parfum onto your skin to compliment the scent of your home. This scent is prepared by master perfumer, Yann Vasnier, and is known for its “mystical presence, (being) deep-rooted, and spicy”. Core Trudon shares, “Skins heat up against one another, placing sensuality at the heart of Mortel; more, frankincense, myrrh and benzoin reveal the erotic spell of pure Cistus.”