There is no time like the present to light a candle: you’re inside (at least, you should be) and the temperature is dropping. Chances are you’re also spending more time than ever before watching, streaming and bingeing anything and everything (Tiger King, anyone?). So why not marry the two? Make the most of time spent indoors with the below edit of candle-and-content pairings, from wholesome/heart-warming to reality trash.
Clueless + Carriere Freres La Rose Aime La Menthe Candle
Cher Howowitz would like, totally pause to light this candle. It’s sweet and romantic thanks to the underlying rose accord, but punchy spearmint keeps it spirited. Now dim the lighting, put on a silk slip and bake some cookies. You’ve got a 90s movie to binge.
Carriere Freres La Rose Aime La Menthe Candle, $75. Shop Now
Sex And The City + Dior Bois D’Argent
Carrie Bradshaw would absolutely appreciate a revered fashion house in candle form, would she not? Bois D’argent is gritty and sophisticated, just like her beloved New York City. It’s the perfect pairing while you settle in to watch seasons one, two and three.
Christian Dior Bois D’Argent Candle (available at selected Dior Boutiques and David Jones). SHOP NOW
Contagion + Byredo Apocalyptic
The strong-willed will no likely be lured by the predictive 2011 film Contagion, where an unprecedented virus sweeps the globe at break-neck speed. It’s definitely darker than current days, but there’s too many similarities to not question everything. Pair it with equally dark (but also supremely luxurious) Byredo Apocalyptic: a warm, metallic, smoky scent. (Only watch if you’re feeling up to it, otherwise scroll on for lighter ideas).
Byredo Apocalyptic Candle, $110. SHOP NOW
Breakfast At Tiffany’s + Diptyque Baies
Escape to a brighter, more bustling version of New York City with Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Diptyque Baies feels just right: delicate and beautiful, like small sweet roses and bubbling blackberry jam. LBD and diamond fit optional.
Diptyque Baies Candle, $89. SHOP NOW
The Crown + Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
News broke a few weeks ago that Prince Charles had unfortunately contracted COVID-19 (thankfully, he has since recovered). Maybe while he isolates he can watch The Crown? The royal insider series is slow to start but worth persevering. And while the grandeur of British Monarchy is hard to match, Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous – with its textural, unadulterated opulence – feels like a relatively good option.
Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Candle, $145. SHOP NOW
Love Is Blind + Fornasetti Flora
Escapist content simply does not come better than Love Is Blind, a reality series where contestants meet and date a potential suitor behind closed doors. While your brain switches of, bask in the sweet scent of Fornasetti Flora, an incredibly beautiful, hand-crafted candle reminiscent of a lavish private garden overflowing with lush greenery and white flowers. The vessel itself is a work of art, too.
Fornasetti Flora Candle, $302. SHOP NOW
F.R.I.E.N.D.S + Cire Trudon Ourika
We don’t know what perfume Rachel Green would wear but we imagine it’s something like this this candle from Cire Trudon: spicy, powdery and expensive-smelling. A complex floral, it’s luxurious but not over-bearing, making it a wonderful pick in small spaces. Burn through both the candle and respective F.R.I.E.N.D.S seasons at your leisure.
Cire Trudon Ourika Candle, $135. SHOP NOW
Something’s Gotta Give + Circa Home Vanilla and Sea Salt
If a Nancy Meyers film doesn’t smell like flaky Maldon sea salt and freshly-baked cookies then the sky isn’t blue. This extremely wholesome Diane Keaton and salty-sweet candle combo is sure to lift your spirits (if only for a moment).
Circa Home Treasure Candle With Sea Salt and Vanilla (available March 30), $35. SHOP NOW