On the hunt for a cool candle? Well, here’s a round up of some stylish options that are ideal for your mantelpiece, coffee table, sideboard, and even outdoors. Expect wafts of oud, tuberose, bergamot, lily and sandalwood galore.
APHRODITE by House of Scandal: Inject a little bit of love and beauty into your home with this Aphrodite candle by House of Scandal. The 200g candle is made up of coconut wax, and once lit, there’s a velvet peony and oud fragrance.
Loving Scented Candle by Bella Freud: Whether it’s her jumpers or her homewares, the fashion set love a bit of Bella Freud, and so, cue this graphic red ‘Loving’ candle. On the front it features Bella’s signature graphic white chain-stitched printed logo (it’s designed to represent a labour of love). Made in the U.K., the candle is hand-poured with natural soy wax and dons tuberose, amber, and sandalwood notes.
Yellow Cube Candle by Acqua Di Parma: A big, bold, statement 1kg cube candle, this one by Acqua Di Parma exudes their signature Colonia scent. It’s also entirely handcrafted using artisanal techniques, and the specially-weaved wick optimises the fragrance diffusion for a steady flame, for 60 hours.
Jean-Michel Basquiat “Batman” Giant Perfumed Candle by LIGNE BLANCHE: For all of those who love Jean-Michel Basquiat this candle is for you. By French brand, Ligne Blanche, the solid porcelain pot is decorated with the iconic ‘Return of the Central Figure’ motif all over and dons a woody-amber scent. It’s giant in size, 1.5kg to be precise.
Star Lina Scented Candle by Fornasetti: Designer, painter and sculptor Piero Fornasetti was born in Milan in 1913, and his muse, opera singer Lina Cavalieri, appeared on over 11,000 pieces of his work throughout his career, and this includes the grey Star Lina candle. It is crafted in the U.K. from a vegetable wax blend with top notes of lavender and thyme, and is housed in an elegant and arty porcelain vessel. Expect a 60-hour burn time.
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Candle by Factory Records x Cedar: A 100% natural wax candle brought to you by Factory Records x Cedar the charm is in the jar. And yes, it appeals to all those Joy Devision fans out there. As for the scent expect a medley of notes, from amber, sandalwood and bergamot, along with lily and vanilla. It’s made in the U.K., has a 50-hour burn time, and is also paraben, phthalate and cruelty-free.
Black Bull**** Candle by IIUVO: Welcome to The Theory of BULLSHIT by IIUVO and Stefan Brüggemann with a minimal, slick black candle jar, and inside, the wax combines all the best notes. There’s base notes of vanilla and musk combined with lavender, rose and lily of the valley, and zingy citrus top notes of sichuan pepper, grapefruit and tangerine.