Goodbye: Bad, boring candles
Hello: Candles that do more
The candle craze, which is a weird thing for me to say being a lifestyle editor as our currency is practically candles. There are SO many candles out there in this world, and I feel as if many don’t really have a vision or point of view. Instead, give or purchase a candle that has an identity (and maybe isn’t sickly sweet smelling too).
Some brands do candles so well it’s a joy to smell and look at them: Anything Byredo
(simplicity and scent turn into an art form) or Cire Trudon
(historic, bold, and luxuriant) is gorgeous. Or brands that give back but also smell good while doing good, like Starling
(which gives solar energy to places in the world without access to power) or the special collaboration Ulili for Kahina
(which helps Moroccan female artisans who cultivate argan oil). You've got to fight for your right to good smelling candles (that have a purpose).
- Kristin Limoges, Associate Lifestyle Editor