Bright Idea: Gorgeous Candles
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Swedish fragrance brand Byredo turns out a special three-part holiday line featuring the brand’s signature black wax: Bibliothéque (pictured here) anchored by patchouli and leather with top notes of peach and plum; Cotton Poplin, a fresh mash-up of linen, white cedarwood and sweet musk; and Fleur Fantôme, which combines violet leaves, tulip extract, suede, rhubarb and lemon petitgrain leaves. $95 each; byredo.com.
Of NEST’s fall and winter releases, Woodland Truffle ($34), an earthy combination of French truffle, black pepper, oakmoss and cedar, hits a transitional tone, while the Holiday Grand four-wick candle ($225) blends pomegranate, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and amber in a glimmering golden glass. nestfragrances.com.
Colorful holiday candles by Diptyque set any mood with a trio of choices. Try rich Encens des Indes (rose, carnation, incense, myrrh), slightly smoky Ecorce de Pin (pine, cedar, Japanese cypress) or Orange Chaya (orange, quince, Indian spices). From $32; diptyqueparis.com.
This French apothecary gives a nod to renowned writers with a collection of literary inspired candles informed—note for note—by the lives of Victor Hugo, George Sand and Rudyard Kipling. Dickens ($95) is a limited-edition blend of seasonal mandarin, pine and agarwood. Available at Twisted Lily, 360 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; twistedlily.com; jardinsdecrivains.com.
Wine has been captured in candle form. The Estancia Monterey County Collection by Dayna Decker represents Monterey, California–based Estancia winery’s signature Chardonay, with scents of lemon zest, Anjou pear, pineapple and vanilla, and Pinot Noir, featuring warmer aromas of raspberry, cherry, cassia bark, clove bud and vanilla wood. $44 each, $80 a set; DayNaDecker.com.