As winter continues and temperatures plunge, creating a warm and cozy home is even more important. One of the most tried and tested ways to enhance the ambiance of any room is to light a candle. Candles, with their inviting scents and soothing amber hues, have the ability to elevate your space in seconds.
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In 2020, country music superstar Kacey Musgraves teamed up with Los Angeles-based candle brand Boy Smells for her very own candle called Slow Burn. The scent is described as a mix of 'incense, black pepper, elemi, guaiac, raspberry, tonka, amber and smoked papyrus.'
It was an immediate success and has remained popular since its launch. However, if you can’t get your hands on Kacey’s always in-demand candle, here are six other luxury candles you can add to your collection.
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This New York-based company was inspired by the scents and aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance and nothing embodies the rich spirit of that time period more than the Speakeasy candle from their Cocktail Glass collection. The scent is a mix of sweet chocolate and vanilla notes and smokier palo santo and tobacco notes. There are also the more floral traces of patchouli and plum blossom. When the candle wax is finished, the jars can be added to your bar cart and used as cocktail glasses.
This Los Angeles-based candle company boasts products that are all vegan and phthalate-free. Their Sunset collection is 1970s-inspired and the candles come in sleek tin cans that would fit in with even the most minimalist decor seamlessly. The Moonrise scent combines the bright and fresh scents of yuzu and Indian jasmine with smoked cedarwood.
This candle is described as 'a decadent anti-floral' and the scent is fruity with richer, more elevated vibes. Carnal Fruit has notes of fig, white currant, rhubarb, blonde woods and skin musk and is made with coconut apricot wax. The candle itself also comes in Shrine’s unique mushroom packaging that is 100% compostable and biodegradable.
In many ways, this candle is the OG of luxury candle brands. With Diptyque’s distinctive minimalist packaging and their impressive scent throw, it’s hard not to fall in love with all of their collections. The classic and woody amber candle has combined notes of vetiver, deep incense and patchouli, aniseed, spices, and tonka bean.
This coconut and soy wax candle is encased in a pristine white glass jar and it boasts a 55 hour burn time. Otherland works with 'master perfumers' in order to achieve their intoxicating scents and the Kindling candle has full-bodied notes of smoky embers, incense and Alaskan cedar.
Shanicka Anderson is a writer, editor, creative, and superfan of Jamaican descent hailing from New York. Her work can be found on OK! Magazine, Bustle, gal-dem, The Tempest, and more. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She was previously associate editor at OK! Magazine and J-14 Magazine online. Often and without prompting, she enjoys talking about pop culture, K-pop, Harry Styles, all but forgotten 80's movies, her year abroad in London, and the complexities of the Caribbean diaspora.
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