Heating up the Chandlery

| May 10, 2012

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The Five Best Candles for Spring and Summer

You wouldn’t deck your halls with balsam fir in May, and donning a fur in June would make you look like a hobo, so why are you still burning last season’s candles?

Olfactory accessories are as important to your home as insisting Helga properly polishes the floor. The following are your ‘sniped selections for spring and summer.



1. 1er Mai by Frederic Malle

This is as close as you can get to a twined bundle of lily of the valleys — pristine and bright.
(burn time:  approx.  40-50 hours – 7.5 ounces – $80. Aedes De Venustas)


2. Trianon by Cire Trudon

Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s love of gardening, (no, seriously) Cire Trudon has created an opulent candle with notes of wild herbs, hyacinth, and roses,  with a slight hint of moss.
(burn time:  approx. 80 hours – 9.5 ounces -$80. Aedes de Venustas)



3. Baies by Dyptique

Our personal favorite that gently fills the room with the scent of freshly cut roses and peonies.
(burn time: approx. 50-60 hours – 6.5 ounces – $60. Aedes de Venustas)


4. Fresh Tomato Leaf by Votivo

This is a great thank-you-for-inviting-me-to-your-beach-house candle. The scent is overwhelmingly tomato leaf-y but paired with their Tuscan Olive candle it’s like breathing in a caprese salad.  Combined, they stand up well to al fresco dining, and are perfect for the kitchen.
(burn time: 40 hours approx. – 4.4 ounces – $28. Global Table)



5. 888 Collection by Ralph Lauren

This is just the sort of thing that people like, who like that sort of thing.  Heady with tuberose and a gentle scent of magnolia — clean and fresh. This smells like rich white people.
(burn time: 40 hours approx. – 9.2 ounces – currently on sale $42.  Ralph Lauren)


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  1. Stephanie Wilkins says:

    I am very concerned about that man’s genitals. I hope he is wearing a flame retardent thong.

  2. P.C. Progeny says:

    So glad to finally see the record set straight about candle etiquette. Scent is very important to a home.