Five scented candles to make your home more luxurious (and more inviting)
Text: Mikael Vallin
ILLUSTRATION: Sofie Paulsson
Byredo - Bohemia
Since its inception, the Swedish company Byredo has set a lofty standard for scented candles of the absolute highest quality. Poured into a chunky container made of black mouth-blown glass, this candle with the scent “Bohemia” will fill your home with fragrance for about 60 hours of burning time. Notes of opopanax and rum run through heart notes of rosemary and labandum, set against a dark, sophisticated base of vanilla, sandalwood and oak moss.
D.S. & Durga - Big Sur After Rain
From its headquarters and production premises in New York City, DS & Durga sends you on fragrance-guided trips to the world’s most spectacular destinations. Big Sur After Rain takes you to the mythical Big Sur along the California coast. Notes of eucalyptus, magnolia, sandalwood and oak moss transport you to a misty green slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just after a trip over the Bixby Bridge.
Eight & Bob - Lord Howe
The French fragrance house Eight & Bob took its name from an order made by John F. Kennedy, which read “…Eights samples, and if your production allows, another one for Bob”. With candles made from 100% vegetable wax, the scents are inspired by world geography. The Lord Howe Scented Candle draws inspiration from the Tasman Sea and is imbued with the aromas of pepper, grapefruit, jasmine, patchouli, musk and sandalwood. For perfume aficionados, these notes bespeak the level of quality and fragrance know-how of the brand.
19-69 - Chinese Tobacco Scented Candle
The Swedish fragrance house 19-69 delivers an aesthetic that adds a colourful accent in a beautiful, minimalist spirit. The fragrance “Chinese Tobacco” is heavily inspired by Asian contrasts and such classic films as Apocalypse Now and Indochine. Perhaps one of the most inspiring fragrance palettes of its kind, it plays with top notes of Italian bergamot, red pepper and lemon. Ginger and coriander become colourful heart notes, and the whole combination is anchored by heavy base notes of incense, cedar, vanilla, tar, oud and vetiver.
Ralph Lauren Home - 888 Madison Flagship
Ralph Lauren Home creates interior details that elevate every space in which they are placed. The scented candle 888 Madison Flagship is delivered in a steel cup engraved with the brand’s monogram. Whether it’s placed on a modest IKEA table in your dorm room, or atop a hand-carved oak table in an airy penthouse, this candle’s tones of tuberose, magnolia and cashmere musk will create an experience that reflects the effortless air of refinement that permeates everything Ralph Lauren does.