It’s the subtle element that can change your mood and that of you and your guests. We present our favourite scented candles.
We are, at our core, a fashion magazine, so it makes sense that of the outstanding collection of Byredo candles, an extension of the brand's perfumes, we like that which evokes the luxuriousness of freshly pressed line.
Named after the date of his recent standout show at Australian Fashion Week, designer Toni Maticevski's candle, April 14th, has a wintry elegance, with jasmine, cashmere musk and vetiver complementing the heady top notes of lemon and rose leaf.
Said to be inspired by the artistic Dada movement, this candle from Cire Trudon - incidentally, the oldest wax-producing factory in the world, and previously supplier to the French royal court - combines tea, mint and camomile in a hand-blown glass case.
When it comes to high quality candles, Diptyque is one of the originals and remains one of the industry's best. Its classic Gardenia candle, as the name suggests, offers an intoxicating scent for your home.
Smoking might not be good for you, but there's no denying the allure of the scent of rich tobacco. Malin+Goetz's smoky candle comprises basil, chestnut honey, bourbon vanilla and tobacco leaves for a distinctly masculine scent.
Tom Dixon is a furniture designer known for his work with metal, evident in the reusable copper vessel that houses his scented candle: a warm, robust creation that evokes the rich scents of London, his hometown.
The original candle in the ever-growing range by Sydney-based hair stylist Koh, the 'Cuba' candle comprises an intoxicating cocktail of ingredients - cumin, cinnamon, lemon, vanilla and mariposa among them - for a bold scent.
Why go to St Barth when you can bring it to you? Well, nothing beats the real thing, but this candle by New York-based olfactory brand Le Labo certainly comes close with its heady marine scent.
Two of Sydney's best creatives - artisanal candlemaker Elise Pioch and floral artist Doctor Cooper - combined to create this unique candle, 1642, as an ode to a 17th century Dutch still lifes, like the paintings of Adriaen Van Utrecht. It combines notes of violet, blackberry and cedar for a strong scent.
Of the four candles of Citizens of the World, Dweller is our favourite. Hand-poured in Sydney, it offers an arresting, earthy scent of frankincense, smoky vetiver, sandalwood, cedar and lavender.