At this point: it’s likely that you’ve experienced some kind of disruption in your travel plans and have to settle for, yet again, another Valentine’s Day stay. But there’s good news: candles can help recreate the feel of your favorite places in the world through scent. Because while all of your senses contribute to emotional memories, none do so better than your sense of smell. So light these 10 destination-inspired candles and dream away.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris La Finder Candle, $85
One of French perfumer Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s fondest childhood memories comes from the rolling countryside of Perche, where the crisp air was gently infused with fresh straw, lavender, thyme and rosemary. And this elegant candle housed in a porcelain container from Limoges, France, helps recreate the nostalgic feeling.
etúHOME Large Copenhagen candle, $198
Stage your own winter wonderland with this oversized candle – which proves that sometimes bigger is better – inspired by the comforting red currant and vanilla scents of Danish Berry Pudding. Hand poured in Grasse, France, the perfume capital of the world, with premium essential oils, this luxurious burner will provide your space with up to 100 wonderfully scented hours.
Otherland spark plug, $28
When Abigail Stone launched Otherland in 2017 at the age of 29, her mission was to offer elegant, beautifully scented candles at a reasonable price. And today, it remains faithful to its initial mission. While all of the hero scents in the core collection are terrific, it’s Kindling, with sultry notes of Alaskan cedar, smoky embers and incense, that’s particularly suited for this time of year.
Tanger RareLumière candle, $39
Founded by Kathy Jones, RareLumiere is a new home fragrance line that celebrates the world’s most beloved cities. And this clean-burning, unpooling candle, evoking spicy pepper, earthy vetiver and intoxicating gardenia, evokes the old-world charms of Medina: exploring the spice markets, getting lost in the Medina and strolling in the Kasbah.
Bahamas Nostalgic Candle, $34
If you’re craving the tropical vibe of the Bahamas this time of year, you’re not alone. So to remedy that, the Caribbean destination has teamed up with Homesick, the popular candle company celebrating the states and countries we all call home, on this limited-edition fragrance. With pineapple, coconut, and sea air, this hand-poured candle will have you in a laid-back, beachy state of mind in minutes.
Ruby Gertrude Apothecary Cowgirl Candle, $48
Imagine the simple, rustic pleasures of spending summers in the heartland of America, whether it’s strolling through lush gardens and fields during the day or relaxing by roasting, crackling campfires at night. . Now imagine all the scents (like bergamot, tuberose, and patchouli) you’d feel blended into one chic, understated candle.
Fig Tree Diptych Candle, $100
While most fruity scents are linked to spring and summer, figs – which are particularly popular in the Mediterranean and the Middle East – mark the change of season from late summer to early autumn. . And because this undeniably green, fruity and subtly creamy scent from the iconic French home fragrance house is so balanced, it’s perfect for lifting anyone’s mood. No wonder it’s still a bestseller.
DS & DURGA Pink Salt Marsh Candle, $65
To honor his New England roots, David Moltz – he’s the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based independent fragrance line DS & DURGA – unveiled this scent in time for your Valentine’s Day gift needs. With notes of marsh rose, sea lettuce and lichen moss, this vegetable wax candle evokes the feeling of a slow, sunny day on Cape Cod and its islands.
Net Sunday Chess Candle, $82
This New perfume de Nette, Carol Han’s luxury sustainable candle brand, is inspired by The legendary culture of Moscow chess clubs. Imagine yourself in one of these places and the rich, heady aromas (like incense smoke, patchouli, and cedarwood) enveloping you in historic buildings, vintage furniture, and smoking pipes.
Brooklyn Kyoto Candle Studio Escape Candle, $38
Widely considered the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto is renowned for its historic temples, shrines and gardens. But since visiting Japan is not safe at the moment, opt for this clean-burning candle instead. With notes of Hinoki Cypress, Cedar and Sandalwood, it will help infuse any space with a sense of peace and tranquility.