7 candle and perfume pairings that are a match made in heaven
Signature scent that follows you out the front door
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 21 2021
Occasionally we stumble across a scent so addictive we can’t help but fragrance our homes as well as ourselves with it.
These unique home and personal fragrance crossovers earn a special place in our hearts as signature scents, serving as olfactory soundtracks to the backdrop of our busy lives and subsequently anchoring us in an ephemeral experience of aroma.
Delve deep into these symbiotic perfumed pairings that work hand in hand to ground and inspire you from the comfort of your own home and beyond.
Glasshouse Kyoto in Bloom
Love the amber-based scent of ‘Kyoto in Bloom’ from Glasshouse? Well, have we got great news for you. The brand has just formulated their very own eau de parfums to partner their most popular fragrances. This pairing delivers a bouquet of amber, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, camellia and lotus that’s refreshed with touches of citrus. Heaven.
380g Candle / $49.95 at Glasshouse
100mL Fragrance / $139 at Glasshouse
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
If you froth at any opportunity to infiltrate the nostrils of passersby with the heady vapour that is Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540, then you need to embrace the home fragrance offering in the same iconic scent. Reminisce the eau de parfum with the candle’s mimicry of the scent’s jasmine, saffron, cedar wood and ambergris notes.
250g Candle / $146 at MECCA
70 mL Fragrance / was $351 now $329.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia
Rich, seductive and woody, this candle and perfume duo bottles the ambient atmosphere of ancient libraries. An addictive profile of peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla and musk imitates the sensation of being nose deep in an especially old leather-bound book.
240g Candle / $106 at MECCA
50mL Fragrance / $217 at MECCA
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Honestly, this admission is just an opportunity for us to deepen our obsession with the cult-favourite Tobacco Vanille fragrance. If you haven’t had the opportunity to huff a bottle of this precious potion, let us humour you. Think: smoky tobacco leaf, ginger, spice notes, tonka bean, cocoa and tangy fruit accords. Delicious.
200g Candle / $145 at Myer
50mL Fragrance / $360 at MECCA
Lumira No352 Leather & Cedar
In our opinion, if you’re going to adorn yourself with a potent perfume oil you should go bold. That’s where this leather and cedar-infused pairing comes in, boasting a particularly heady brew of ground spices, French leather, dark amber accord, smooth cedarwood, vanilla pod, labdanum tree and musk.
300g Candle / $70 at Adore Beauty
10mL Perfume Oil / $55 at Adore Beauty
MAISON MARGIELA By the Fireplace
The perfect fireside companion in the depths of winter or a spicy addition to your nighttime summer scent wardrobe. This fireplace-inspired scent features warming notes of pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil, chestnut accord, gaïac wood oil, cade oil, vanilla accord, Peru balsam and cashmeran.
165g Candle / $95 at MECCA
100mL Fragrance / $185 at MECCA
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.