Finding inner calm can be as easy as lighting a candle and spending a moment just watching the flame flicker. Decadent and luxurious, scented candles have the powerful to instantly elevate the space.
They also make for a fabulous gift, so we have decided to put together the ultimate edit of luxury candles to create an escape for the mind.
Diptyque Oud, Dhs247 available at Ounass.com
Diptyque’s Oud candle is a journey between East and West. A mysterious and woody composition is enhanced by oriental facets of incense, and warm, intense notes of patchouli and sandalwood.
Sisley-Paris Giant Rose candle, Dhs1,465
The Giant Rose candle envelopes the room with comforting botanical scents of lemon and rose, warmed up with notes of musk, amber and sandalwood.
Bella Freud 1970 large scented candle, Dhs415
Bella Freud’s gold candle strikes an opulent mood, infused with luxuriously intense notes of vetiver, sandalwood, oakmoss and myrrh – a heady combination of incense popularised in the 1970s.
L’Objet Eau d’Égée No.3 scented candle, Dhs380
This white Eau d’Égée No.3 candle is selected from L’Objet’s Parfums de Voyage collection which is inspired by the sun and spirit of the Aegean Sea. The white porcelain vessel is decorated with a black number three and is filled with hand-poured paraffin wax which is scented with head notes of fig leaves, heart notes of pepperwood and base notes of oak.
Cire Trudon Ottoman, Dhs302 Net-A-Porter.com
As the oldest candle manufacturer in the world (founded in 1643) Cire Trudon’s Ottoman candle has top notes of cinnamon, clove, saffron and Turkish rose blended with honey tobacco and smoked leather at the heart while musk and patchouli round off the warm exotic scent.
Fornasetti Casa con Colonne Otto-scented candle, Dhs590 at MatchesFashion.com
Fornasetti’s white Casa con Colonne candle plays homage to the stunning architecture of its native Italy with a detailed print of a stately columned home. The ceramic vessel and lid house hand-poured vegetable-blend wax that is free from toxins and infused with the notes of the label’s signature Otto scent – lavender, thyme and cedarwood.
Parts of Four at ATTUALE Deep Rose, Dhs330-680 depending on size
Subtle and sweet, with delicate scents of flowers flicker throughout the Parts of Four Deep Rose Candle for an exotic fragrance to warm any space. Made in Bali by local artisans, it leaves delightful trail, and is housed in a copper cylinder-shaped vessel.
Montroi Orange Blossom, Dhs140 available at Ounass.com
Transport yourself to a traditional home in Marrakesh with a revitalising scent of orange flower, rose and musk. The small travel size is ideal for small spaces when you want just a subtle scent rather than anything overpowering.
Byredo Fleur Fantome, Dhs312
The perfect addition for a minimalist home, Fleur Fantome is a balanced bright scent with top notes lemon Petitgrain leaves and rhubarb which are enhanced with tulip extract and violet leaves at the heart, while galbanum, heliotrope and suede for the base.
Tom Ford Private Blend White Suede candle, Dhs543
Charming and wild, as expected of Tom Ford, this candle is an elegant addition to any space. Hints of leather and suede that feel smooth and delicate thanks to musk. There are also elements velvety rose and warm amber.
To read the full interview, pick up a copy of May’s ‘The Mindfulness Issue’ or download it here.
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