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Lola James Harper's Scented Candles
Smell is a powerful way we mentally transport back to places and people we've visited. Rami Mekdachi is aware of this—thanks to his longtime experience with studying how fragrance can embody not only a brand's story but also philosophies and...
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A Scented Candle Inspired by the Aurora Borealis
Spreading the uniquely Scandinavian warmth of "hygge" via elegant scented candles, Skandinavisk has an exceptionally striking new design for their AW16 collection that caught our eye. Named "Nordlys" (Danish and Norwegian for the Northern Lights...
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Keap's Simple, Scented Candles
We love a thoughtfully made candle here at CH, and newly launched Keap raises the bar even higher with their status as a public benefit corporation. A sustainable coconut wax blend (in lieu of paraffin, soy or beeswax) is hand-poured in their...
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Norden Californian-Made Home Goods
In the crowded home goods market, young Encinitas, CA-based brand Norden caught our eye with striking yet simple packaging, expressing dedication to quality and utility. It makes sense after learning that owner Pete Panciera's background is in...
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Deep Blue Candle
Beatrice Valenzuela channels her hometown of Mexico City for her nature-inspired shoes and accessories—like a beautiful, unique hand-woven net bag from Chiapas. The Echo Park-based designer (who founded Echo Park Craft Fair) also makes one candle...
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Mary Jane Candle
Available in two sizes (six ounces, which burns for 30-45 hours or eight ounces, which burns for 50-65 hours) Black Candle Society's Mary Jane candle is made from 100% soy wax that's blended with organic cannabis flower fragrance oil—so it smells great...
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Amazingreen Fragrance
With notes of palm tree leaves, dew mist, white musk, green pepper and coriander seeds—to name a few—this “Amazingreen” unisex fragrance from Japanese label Comme des Garçons emits the alluring scent of the jungle, cut with the bitterness of spice...
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Paola Bottai
by Josephine McKenna for Freunde von Freunden Paola Bottai has been passionate about perfume for as long as she can remember. In fact, her nose is so sensitive she used to feel ill whenever she picked up a bad smell on the street. Now a top...
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Onyx Pearl Perfume
This unisex fragrance by Swedish perfumers Agonist is strong, confident and unique—and the simple black and white graphics with the pop of red in the bottom of the bottle make an equally impactful statement. Blending heliotrope, Australian sandalwood...
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Literary Candles
Tanwi Nandini Islam is a Brooklyn-based feminist writer (author of queer coming-of-age novel "Bright Lines") who also tells stories through scents via her apothecary line, Hi Wildflower Botanica. Her #GetLit candle series is a unique collaboration...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sophisticated Scents
While we may not give much thought to our noses on the day-to-day, as it turns out, it's one of the easiest senses to please—and of course, turn off. These magnificently unique fragrances break out of the typical cologne or perfume box and activate...
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Smudge Stick
Adrienne Fisher personally bundles her carefully sourced herbs (wild-harvested white sage from California, lavender from Long Island's North Fork, wild sweetgrass from Illinois and roses from the local farmer's market) into beautiful smudge sticks...
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Jatamansi Shampoo
Made using the intensely aromatic essential oil extracted from Jatamansi flower root (which grows in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in perfume, incense and even herbal medicine), Jurgen Lehl's shampoo is a delight for your hair and your...
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The Fat Radish Collaboration Candle
Like all Brooklyn Candle Studio creations, the collaboration with The Fat Radish (one of NYC's best-loved farm-to-table restaurants) is made in small batches and hand-poured by BCS founder Tamara Mayne. Made from 100% soy—derived from American-grown...
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Bespoke Perfume
Born from the belief that scent is intensely personal, NYC-based Tramuntana makes entirely one-of-a-kind fragrances using the purest oils and essences. Based on a questionnaire and conversations (in-person or not) with a representative, a perfume is...
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Tacit Eau de Parfum
Finding a scent that expresses who you are without beating passers-by over the head can be quite a challenge. Tacit, the first scent from Aesop since their debut fragrance Marrakech (and its re-vamped version Marrakech Intense), offers a clean, grounded...
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Desert Piñon Campfire Incense
The Desert Piñon's needles boast a deliciously sweet but earthy and pine-y fragrance that conjures images of burnt orange from the Southwest—and it's a scent that Juniper Ridge has recreated with their new campfire incense. Blending this with a smoky...
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Outrenoir Scented Candle
Two artisanal forces in New York—Calico Wallpaper and fragrance design studio Joya—collaborate this season for a trio of uniquely scented candles, each with their own handmade marbled glass vessel. Calico, though just two years old, has become known...
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Sardine Scent-Diffusing Sphere
Having "stinky" sardines on an aroma vessel (that resembles a fortune teller's orb) is a cheeky, bold statement—but don't worry, it's not the scent being diffused through the charcoal-like reeds. "Otto" is Fornasetti's aromatic signature, with top...
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Modern Apothecary by the Sea: Haeckels
The English seaside town of Margate—a historical retreat for Londoners fleeing the city smog—has chalk reefs and cliffs along its coast that nurture unique families of seaweed. Carefully hand-harvested, this seaweed becomes the base ingredient for...
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Six Oddly Shaped Candles
These days, candles are more than just a source of light or a mood setter; they need to emanate complex fragrances and more. Simple wax in a glass just won't cut it anymore. We've scoured the world for uniquely shaped or housed candles that look beautiful...
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Incausa Incense
Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your...
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Levitating Lavender Candle
Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it...
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Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2015
While merely hearing the words "Valentine's Day" can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute...
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Incense Pyres
Putting a modern-day touch to the ancient tradition of incense-burning, Seattle's Blackbird perfumers have created sophisticated scents based on perfume concepts for their Incense Pyres. The most sensual scents would have to be Blood Countess (a warm...
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