What’s the one thing we love almost as much as make-up? Candles. And
lots of them. Yes, it’s true, like a red lipstick collection, one can never have too many burning flames. So if any boyfriends, husbands, family members or best friends are listening, here are 16 very pretty presents any girl with a penchant for scents would absolutely (hint hint): love
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Try a little rumba, add a bit of salsa, mix in a tropical vibe and you’ve got yourself the
Cuba scented candle from Glasshouse. The energetic mix of fresh pineapple, tangerine and cherry with a touch of amber is one seriously Caribbean classic. Vanessa Megan, Bee Organic Candle, $49.95
Created from certified organic beeswax,
Vanessa Megan’s Bee Organic Candle is bursting with the sweet, sweet scent of honey. Packed with health benefits too, the beeswax in the candle helps to subside the effects of hay fever and asthma. We Are Triibe, Midsommar Candle, $89.95, wearetriibe.com
Think of summer in Scandinavia, lakeside picnics and fields of blooms – this romantic candle’s wooden wick burns the scents of green leaves, yarrow, wild chamomile, gardenia, rose, geranium, artemisia daisy, cedar lead and white thyme flower. It’s a breath of fresh air.
Crabtree & Evelyn, Sugar & Spice Three Wick Candle, $60
Discover this luxuriously sophisticated scent of the
Crabtree & Evelyn Sugar & Spice Three Wick Candle which partners sweet clementine and sparkling champagne with warm notes of clove, nutmeg and cardamom. Three burning wicks = thrice the flavour. Byredo Parfums, Carrousel Fragranced Candle, $92, mecca.com.au
In one word? Delicious. Carrousel blends the juiciness of orange, fig, guava, rhubarb and cardamom with blonde woods, vetiver and amber. This fruity candle is perfect for lovers of the Byredo Pulp fragrance.
ECOYA, Coconut & Elderflower Metro Jar, $29.95
Like a refreshing fruit cocktail, the
ECOYA Coconut & Elderflower candle combines white coconut, caramel and elderflower with a rich backdrop of lime, bergamot, lemon and pineapple. Just make sure you don’t try to drink it. Shay & Blue, Blood Oranges Candle, $65, David Jones
Transform your living room into a scented haven with the rich, refreshing bursts of orange and the sensual blend of musk, wood and opulent leather. It’s like you just grew an orchid in the centre of your home.
Jo Malone London, Mimosa & Cardamom Home Candle, $85
Literally. Cannot. Stop. Raving. About. This. Scent. The
candle smells just like the cologne, and since I’m absolutely mad for it, my home is about to smell as good as I do. Spicy cardamom, honeyed, golden mimosa, creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood float above powdery heliotrope and Damask rose. It’s warm, ethereal and utterly mesmerising. Gascoigne and King, Candlesmith Denim, $55, David Jones
Inspired by travel, exploration and life’s simple pleasures, the Candlesmith Denim candle is infused with a warm bouquet of fir needle, cinnamon, cloves and anise.
Tom Dixon, Scented Candle London, $130, tomdixon.net
If you’ve ever dreamed of going to London, nab yourself one of these candles. The scent recalls the smell of red brick, London parks with crocuses and nettles and the salty smell of the Thames at Dagenham. Spot. On.
KIT COSMETICS, Coco Fragranced Candle, $24, mecca.com.au
Deliciously scented with creamy vanilla and fresh coconut, this mood-lifting soy blend candle takes you straight to the tropics, and plonks you down on your own private island. Not too shabby.
Bella Freud, Ginsberg is God Candle, $89, mecca.com.au
This quirky and covetable poetic aroma will fill your room with an intoxicating blend of the fresh green notes of fig leaf and tomato. Unusually addictive.
Diptyque, Baies Candle, $84, mecca.com.au
This one’s a no-brainer, and if you
already own the scent, it’d be highly unlikely you wouldn’t own the candle version, too. It recalls the scent of a garden by a water’s edge, blooming with roses and blackcurrant leaves. Go there. Maison Balzac, Candle La Rose, $25, incu.com
Since we’re already talking flora, this candle will make your head spin. Close your eyes and imagine a garden filled with Victorian roses and delicate violets and you’ve got La Rose. Overpoweringly beautiful.
Mad et Len for Fallow D’Apothicaire, Figue Noire, $170, fallow.com.au
Housed in an iron vessel, this candle is a statement to be heard. Bold fig tree notes are infused to create this delicate yet totally intoxicating luxury candle.
Annick Goutal Limited Edition Noel Candle, $120, David Jones
What’s more holiday appropriate than the smell of Christmas pine trees? A candle that mimics it. Celebrate the season by burning the delicate notes of bitter orange, Brazilian mandarin orange and majestic Siberian pine. It’s one truly magical aroma.
Are you a candle fanatic? What’s your favourite one to burn?