There is something about burning a candle that makes me feel like a more accomplished person — someone who is calm, ritualistic, and always prepared if someone were to drop in. It’s also a nice touch now I work permanently at home — something that sets a mood, creates an ambience and makes the dining table feel just a little more civilised. If you’re in a similar boat (or just love a beautiful candle) here I’ve rounded up some new launches that should absolutely be on your radar. From movie theatre candy bar scents to Positano in wax-and-wick form, there’s something for every taste, budget and interior aesthetic.
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Diptyque Citronelle Candle, $94. shop now
If you want your space to smell lemons, salty air and neroli, this is the candle for you. Just like an Italian aperitif, it’s zingy and light but distinctly sweet. And once you’ve burnt through, you’re left with a the hand-painted vessel. Use it to house makeup brushes or to sip your morning coffee.
Glasshouse Fragrances Candle in Movie Night, $55. SHOP NOW
The latest Glasshouse collection is called Sugar Coated, and is a celebration of all things sweet and delicious. Movie Night in particular is a syrupy mix of vanilla ice cream, warm waffle cones and salted caramel popcorn, although as it burns the redolence is much softer. Nutty and warm, it’s unique and wonderfully addictive.
Cire Trudon alabaster atria candle via libertine parfumerie, $299. shop now
Soft and slightly powdery, this candle smells like clean skin still warm from the shower. With notes of iris, amber and cashmere woods, it’s elevated but still supremely comforting, like a hug in olfactive form. The milky white stone vessel is a treat as well.
Christian Dior Parfums Eden Roc candle, $130. SHOP NOW
Inspired by the famed Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc, Christian Dior’s latest scent is expensive and fabulous — much like the South of France outpost that plays home to the rich and famous. Woody, salty and spiked with sunlight, it’s a warm and wonderful scent that will transport you when you close your eyes (if only for a moment).
Lumira Paradiso del sole, $70. SHOP NOW
If you prefer simple, clean scents in your home, Paradiso Del Sole is all kinds of wonderful. Light and zesty, it’s a refreshing mix of mandarin, bergamot and lavender—perfect for giving your desk/dining table a little lift.
Aesop Callippus Aromatique Candle, $135. SHOP NOW
Callipus smells like a long walk through a dense forest. It’s woody, Earthy and distinctly green, in part due to a blend of frankincense, guaiacwood and shisho. Burn this one when you want to feel like you’re not at home, but ripping through a book in a remote cabin somewhere far away.