It’s one of the very first things you notice upon walking into a home—the scent. After all, we all have that one friend who greets you at the door, urging you inside their immaculately-scented, immaculately-decorated place. Candles, while an expensive habit, can completely change the mood of any room or even your entire home. All it really takes to enhance the atmosphere of any place you may dwell, is a good candle. Now, we’re not talking your run of the mill outlet mall Yankee Candle here… we’re talking about candles that are built to last with complex fragrances that will leave making excuses to lounge just a little bit longer in every room they occupy. Not to mention a fancy candle makes for the best-ever gift from house guests—we suggest stocking up on a few of these the next time you find yourself scrambling to shop for your next hostess. And they make the perfect home for your beauty cabinet’s odds and ends once you’re through burning them but find their pretty glass canisters too gorgeous to toss. Without any further adieu, here’s the DE approved list of candles you need to know about!
1. Cire Trudon Ernesto
This is one of Cire Trudon's best-sellers for a reason. With notes of leather and tobacco, this goes perfectly with some bourbon punch and a roaring fire in your living room (even if it's just on the TV).
2. Le Labo Santal 26
This candle, based off of Le Labo’s classic Santal fragrance starts off with a gentle smoky hit, then finishes off to a pleasant combination of Australian sandalwood and cedarwood. Burn one down the next time you have company over and we guarantee EVERYONE will be asking, “what IS that smell?!”. In a good way, of course.
3. Diptyque Feuille De Lavande
Breath deep and say ohhhhhm. Diptyque’s lavender-scented candle is just the thing to light on your nightstand after a little me time—just add one application of our Framboos and your favorite book. Fine, and a glass of pinot, too. If relaxation had a scent, it would be this.
4. Maison Louis Marie Sandalwood and Lemongrass
Yum! This bright and clean fragrance is just the thing for your kitchen space.
5. Byredo Fleur Fantôme
Can’t get enough florals? We hear ya. This isn't any old flowery fragrance, though—it smells completely clean and natural, without getting too powder-y or overwhelming. An ideal everyday scent for your office space.