Winters, when temperatures drop and darkness sets in earlier, are the best time to enjoy a beautiful candle. They breathe life into just about any room; thanks to their fragrant scents, cozy colors and luminous glow. Here are ten sparks of joy to suit any gentleman’s taste, along with tips on how to emphasize their keynotes.
For outdoor adventurers
Tip: Invite friends over and share summer stories over this flame.
For the meditation master
Brooklyn Candle Studio’s Palo Santo Minimalist candle recreates and honors the deep, woody richness of the sacred holy wood tree native to Peru, Ecuador, and many Central and South American countries. Burn it to cleanse a space of bad energy.
Tip: Use Palo Santo wood to heighten the cleansing.
Missing a Western Christmas back home this year? Nest Fragrances’ new Hearth candle is a winter fireplace in a glass. It combines rich oud wood with frankincense and hints of smoky embers.
Tip: Light this up with your favorite holiday movie.
For the Businessman
The Edition Candle is an alluring mix of robust black tea, citrus, smoke, chocolate, pepper and floral notes.
Tip: Burn when you have to work from home – it’ll help you focus as if you’re working from your luxury Abu Dhabi Edition suite.
For the man with a sweet tooth
Hotel Chocolat’s Cacao & Vanilla candle is one for the chocolate lover, whereby the delicious smells feature undertones of musk, cedar wood and amber.
Tip: Treat yourself and enjoy the candle with a hot cup of cocoa.
Madebyzen’s Signature Scented Serenity is perfect for the bedroom. The scent is soft and soothing, combining peony with white rose and honeysuckle, with a hint of musk and sandalwood. It brings an air of clean and serenity to the room.
Tip: Accentuate the candle against crisp clean air – invest in Moso Natural bags. Made from bamboo charcoal they naturally absorb and filter apartment odor.
For Stressed Souls
Trouble sleeping? Detroit Wick’s Home Doze should do the trick. It’s a calming blend of lavender, mixed with juniper berries, cypress woods and floral notes. Best of all it lasts ages, so don’t worry about falling asleep without blowing out the flame.
Tip: Burn stress away while listening to the ‘Calm’ meditation app.
Whether you’re heading to the ski resort or want to turn home into a chalet, Yankee Candle’s Candlelit Cabin welcomes you to a winter retreat with rustic pine, warm spices and earthy notes circling the air.
Tip: Enjoy with the AC turned up and a warm sweater.
For romantic nights in
One that will impress the lady in your life – Herbivore’s June and Dalehand-poured candles blend energizing aromatics, like bright citrus, with grounding, herbaceous notes. The scent is warm and inviting.
Tip: It’s the perfect gift that both you and her can enjoy.
For spa addicts
Le Feu De L’Eau’s Lemon Grass Rosemary evokes a Thai spa – with gorgeous top notes of bergamot and lemon with lavender, sage, rosemary, and peppermint.
Tip: Order in a massage with essential oils and you have a home spa.