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How to pick a candle based on your fantasy winter destination

ARE YOU A WINTER WEATHER ADVOCATE OR ARE YOU DREAMING OF ESCAPING THE COLD? WHETHER YOU WANT TO COSY UP NEXT TO A WARM, CRACKLING FIRE OR LOUNGE SEASIDE IN THE EUROPEAN SUN, WE’VE GOT A CANDLE TO TRANSPORT YOU SOMEWHERE EXOTIC THIS WINTER.

DREAMING OF: A DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN

Picture yourself in a cosy log cabin after a day of skiing down the French Alps with the Boy Smells Cedar Stick Candle. With notes of cedar wood chips and dried tobacco both lightly smoked with a blend of bay leaves and crushed peppercorn—lighting it will transport to somewhere with a crackling fire and something slow cooked and delicious simmering away on the stove.

DREAMING OF: A SPICE-FILLED RETREAT

A slice of warm fruit pie on a cold, winter’s day is always inviting. If you want to recreate that feeling at the drop of a hat (or the strike of a match) then look no further than Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir Candle. Its comforting scent is spiked with ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum, mixed with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods.

DREAMING OF: A COSY CAFÉ

Do you love a good escape? Maybe a road trip to a town you’ve never been where you can stop in at the local deli or café for a warm beverage and a read of your favourite book. If you like the idea but aren’t really into actually doing it, try the DS & Durga Breakfast Leipzig Candle. The co-founder of the brand wanted to create the scent of the café in Leipzig where Bach wrote his famous Java Cantata in the 1700s. It’s DS & Durga’s first overtly gourmand scent and will transport you to bustling café with kitchen steam, creamers of milk, tobacco and an old fireplace the moment you light it.

DREAMING OF: SUNNY SEASIDES

We don’t blame you for wanting to escape to somewhere near the seaside in winter. If you can’t get the annual leave, staying at home and lighting Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt candle is the next best thing. As you light it, picture yourself standing on a rugged coastline with gusts of wind swirling around you—the scent recalls fresh, crisp sea salt blended alongside woody, aromatic notes of sage to create a light ocean scent. It will transport any space to the windswept shore you’re imagining.

DREAMING OF: A COUNTRYSIDE GETAWAY

In the heart of winter, getting away to a cosy cottage sounds like the perfect plan. Recreate walking through the its garden filled with florals by placing Diptyque’s Baies candle in your space. Its name translates to berries and the candle itself perfectly blends freshly picked blackcurrant berries and blooming roses—helping you to live out your cottagecore fantasies when you can’t physically get to that cosy cottage you’re dreaming of.

DREAMING OF: A HISTORICAL ESCAPE

Satisfy your inner history buff with your choice of Officine Universelle Buly candles. Housed in marble vessels with g lass bell lids, each one looks like an ancient relic in itself. Place one on your mantlepiece at home and be prepared for the compliments to roll in.

DREAMING OF: A CULTURAL RETREAT

Seeking to unwind this winter? To a place with yoga on repeat, sushi restaurants and green smoothies? Try the Boy Smells Kush candle, which will transport you to LA's most famous beach getaway: Malibu. The candle marries cannabis accord, white musk and amber in a dreamy scent.

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