Now more than ever, we find joy in the little things while adjusting to the new normal and what can be more uplifting than lighting a candle to make your place smell divine. While travel remains off the charts for most of us, you can take your senses on a trip to far-flung destinations. Think about it. With luxury candles inspired by your favourite destinations, you can conjure up the feeling of that vacation in no time. By Akriti Sharma
Whether you are trying to evoke a beach in New England with a whiff of sea salt or lavender fields of southern France, these luxury scented candles will make sitting on the couch more bearable, plus it justifies the splurge.
Le Labo Calone 17 (sea-inspired)
The cult fragrance house Le Labo is famous for some of the most beautiful scents, and Calone 17 is no exception. It is a 100 per cent soy wax candle with marine notes and a blend of geranium, vanilla, jasmine and amber housed elegantly in a thick glass with minimal labelling. One sniff of Calone 17 and you will be instantly teleported to a sea villa.
Baobab Miami (Miami)
Baobab’s candles are chic and visually striking. The Miami candle makes for a statement piece with its pastel and gold silkscreen print that can match any home’s aesthetic. The candle entices all senses with a beguiling mix of cypress, cedar and musk that will bring Miami’s laidback and artsy vibe to your house. And it’s cheaper than a plane ticket.
Byredo Ambre Japonais (Japan)
Byredo’s Ambre Japonais basically brings forth ‘a trip to Japanese gardens’ without having to leave your house. Channel a relaxing retreat at a Japanese garden with toasted scents of aromatic spicy notes of peppercorn and coriander that meld with base notes of bourbon, sesame and vanilla. Not only the candles are beautiful to behold, but they also contain raw, high-quality ingredients to create an atmosphere like no other.
Diptyque Lavender (Provence/South of France)
Think summer sky, beautiful lavender fields, earthy scents, rustic smell of herbs and flowers – perched on the hills of Haute Provence. This candle is reminiscent of Valensole Lavender Fields and idyllic villages in the South of France.
Bring the outdoors in by lighting up Diptyque’s Lavender Leaf Candle and we promise it will rejuvenate and brighten up any space.
Frederic Malle Russian Nights (Russia)
Frederic Malle’s Russian Nights offers incredible scent with even better packaging. Available in a minimalistic matte porcelain vase, this warm and spicy scent is composed by Sophia Grojsman, one of the legends of modern perfumery. As the name suggests, this candle is inspired by long polar nights and a fond memory of having a rich spice cake at a local cafe.
Cire Trudon Positano (South Italy)
With 60 hours of burn time, this is a Trudon classic created in partnership with ace designer Giambattista Valli to depict his love for the scents of picturesque village Positano. This candle smells like Italian summer by the coast of Amalfi. With keynotes of bergamot, gardenia, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose and lily, this candle is a reminder of coastal sunshine and uplifting floral air.
La Maison Bougie Paris (Paris)
Make your living room feel like a romantic escape to the chic streets of Paris. Its distinctive blend of fresh lavender, cloves and cedarwood will satisfy your wanderlust until it’s safe to travel again.
La Doublej Leopard Candle (Africa)
Crafted in Italy, La Doublej’s Leopard Candle with a floral leopard print jar doubles as an art piece for your home. The warm notes of ylang-ylang, frankincense, sandalwood and labdanum will instantly whisk you away to the best safari destinations of Africa.
Jo Malone Macaroons (England)
When you light up this candle, feel free to enjoy English traditions–afternoon high tea served with warm macaroons and other delectable desserts. With 70-hour burn time, this candle oozes the warmth and cosiness of those precious sunny England days.
Wijck New York (NYC)
If you are enamoured with New York City, you deserve to treat yourself with this candle. With top notes of grapefruit and lemon, juxtaposed with base notes of cedarwood, musk and amber, this candle will evoke the spirited feeling of all things New York – flower shops next to concrete buildings, earthy scents of central park and rustic smell of leatherbound books in a library.
Stone Glow Urban Botanics (Hawaii)
This tropical, frangipani and neroli scented treasure, which comes in a ceramic jar, will make your house smell like Hawaii. The subtle hints of refreshing pear and citrus will have you dreaming of a luxury escape in your favourite Hawaiian villa. With up to 60 hours of burn time, this tropical fragrance will instantly calm the jitters. Plus, you can re-use the chic jar.
Editor’s Note: Keeping the current situation of the pandemic in mind, T+L India recommends every reader to stay safe, and take all government-regulated precautions in case travel at this time is absolutely necessary. Please follow our stories on COVID-19 for all the latest travel guidelines.