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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 IN SICILY

This unique Roma Heirloom Tomato Candle from new brand Flamingo Estate emits a ripe, supple and bursting-with-juice heirloom tomato scent — conjuring memories of summer gatherings in Sicilian gardens. Light it at your next dinner party and chances are your guests will think a delicious tomato passata is bubbling away on the stove. It’s made from 100 percent vegetable wax and hand-poured in a reusable container.

DREAMING OF: WARM SPRING WEATHER

We know what you’re thinking, this isn’t a location, per se — more of a mood. It’s the mood you’re in when the days (finally) start getting longer, and the smell of spring is in the air. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s À la rose Scented Candle is inspired by centifolia roses from Grasse and damascena roses from Bulgaria; its floral and musky scent brings with it the fantasy of a free spirit, which is exactly how we feel when spring is approaching and the promise of warm, flower-filled months is in sight.

DREAMING OF: A SUNSET DINNER IN PROVENCE

As you light diptyque’s Citronnelle Candle, picture yourself enjoying a meal around a table with your nearest and dearest as the sun begins to set on a warm hazy evening in the South of France. This candle is dedicated to long summer nights and calls on notes of luminous lemongrass as well as verbena, neroli and orange blossom. It’s also mosquito-repelling — so light this when you do eventually host that summer dinner you’re dreaming of!

DREAMING OF: A LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Blending the depth of oud wood with the voluptuousness of roses and the delicacy of a violet accord, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s OUD satin mood Scented Candle is the brand’s latest and (dare we say?) chicest-looking candle yet. And it wouldn’t be out of place on the mantle of your dream après ski – a five-star chalet in Aspen! It’s delightfully enigmatic and will transport you as it fills your space with its elegant scent.

DREAMING OF: A COUNTRYSIDE GETAWAY

In the heart of winter, getting away to a quaint cottage sounds like the perfect plan. Recreate walking through a 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 blackcurrants and blooming roses — helping you live out your cottagecore fantasies when you can’t physically get to that Cotswolds Airbnb you’re dreaming of.

Find the perfect scent for your space this winter – and all year round – with a MECCA Fragrance Consultation for Home.

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