10 candles to match your fave holiday destination
Escape without leaving your living room
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 24 2016
Can’t get out of the country during the cool season ahead? Fear not - we’ve compiled a guide to the most incredible candles to match with your favourite holiday destination. Simply light the wick, sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy.
Ideal destination: Bunol
Why: Celebrate La Tomatina in a way that’s much less messy with a candle that smells like pressed green tomato leaf, muddled with hints of cassis and moss. It’s a delectable scent that’s truly memorable, and one that will warm up a home - what more could you want?
Ideal destination: Maui
Why: Our heart skipped a beat when we saw just how many notes were packed in this candle. Featuring ingredients like berries, pear, frangipani, gardenia, lily of the valley, vanilla and sandalwood, this is one limited edition buy you can’t miss if your dream holiday is balmy nights spent in heavenly Maui.
Ideal destination: Sicily
Why: If your favourite part about holidaying is sipping negronis during aperitivo, then this candle is the answer to your prayers. Featuring a zingy blend of blood orange and grapefruit, this is a scent that is sure to wake up the senses.
Ideal destination: Seoul
Try: MOR Correspondence candle in Quince Persimmon
Why: Seoul is home to boundless options of fresh produce, but there’s one that comes highly sought after during harvest festival season; sweet, crisp, persimmons. Get your fix with MOR's candle that features the orange-coloured fruit balanced with yummy quince for a treat that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own abode.
Ideal destination: New York
Try: Peppermint Grove candle in New York
Why: Revisit the electrifying hustle and bustle of New York with a warm amber and geranium scent that’ll take you back to standing in the middle of Times Square with the warm heat of the sun on your back. Ah… bliss.
Ideal destination: Bora Bora
Try: NARS candle in Monoi
Why: Be whisked away to an ethereal place with NARS’ limited edition candle that’s a collection of delightful floral notes like white frangipani, ylang ylang, vanilla and tiare blossom (Tahitian gardenia). Our tip - buy two; this scent is so divine, you’ll regret not having a supply when they sell out in store.
Ideal destination: Dubai
Why: Replicate the exuberance of Dubai with this special blend of saffron, white rose, amber and white oud housed in gold glass that is sure to set the scene.
Ideal destination: Shanghai
Why: Sure, nothing can beat spending a full day inside one of Shanghai’s most luxurious spas, but you can recreate the scent of it by lighting this candle that uses only botanical ingredients. Psst… does the name ring a bell? This limited edition scent was so sought-after, it’s just been introduced to the core collection.
Ideal destination: Grasse
Why: Forget visiting this town that’s most well-known for its long-established fragrance industry. Simply ignite this candle that’s filled with rose centifolia, ambrette seeds and watery accord to mimic the same experience.
Ideal destination: Santa Monica
Try: Voluspa candle in Casa Pacifica
Why: This is one candle you can’t miss, if your favourite pastime is running amuck in the Californian sun. You’ll pick up coastal notes of driftwood, sea salt and shorebrush, all blended into a creamy coconut wax formula.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.