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Smells Like Vacation. Light a Match for Instant Escape

by Berit Baugher

Hygge in action. Photo by Alisa Anton / Unsplash.

The holidays have come and gone, making way for the dark days of winter — and without a vacation in sight, life can feel a bit glum. We're taking our cues from the Scandis by embracing the art of hygge and investing in a new candle. You know, the Danes burn more candles than anyone else in Europe.

Costes Brown Scented Candle

1. Paris

Specially formulated for Hôtel Costes by French perfumer Olivia Giacobett, the warm and woodsy scent of waxed wood, rum, mahogany, and bitter orange peel evoke Baroque Paris.
Costes Brown Scented Candle, £50.

P.F. Candle Co. No. 22: Mojave Soy Candle

2. Mojave Desert

Channel the earthy vibe of California's expansive high desert (and steady stream of sunshine) with notes of white musk, cedar, and sage.
P.F. Candle Co. No. 22: Mojave Soy Candle, $20.

Skandinavisk Fjord Candle

3. Norwegian Fjords

Picture flowing waterfalls, verdant forests, and wild fruits as the smell of blackcurrant, raspberry flowers, and wood waft through the air.
Skandinavisk Fjord Candle, $34.

Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle

4. Tokyo

The mixture of pomegranate, green bamboo, currant, vanilla, and oak recall springtime in Japan, when the pale pink cherry blossom trees are in full bloom and summer is just around the corner.
Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle, $29.

Coqui Coqui Tobacco Candle

5. Yucatan Peninsula

Crafted in the town of Valladolid, notes of tobacco leaf and fresh citrus create a warm, masculine scent that reflects the flora and history of the Yucatan.
Coqui Coqui Tobacco Candle, $65.

Forest For The Trees Magnolia Candle

6. New Orleans

Bring the outdoors in with the sweet, intoxicating smell of Louisiana's grand flowering tree; notes of oak and cedar add a dry, earthy element.
Forest For The Trees Magnolia Candle, $50.

Roads Hotel Saffron Candle

7. India

Recall the exotic landscape of India with a spicy citrus scent comprised of lemon, mandarin, cardamon, and coriander.
Roads Hotel Saffron Candle, $65.


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