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10 Luxury Candles That Make Incredible Gifts For Men

December 21st, 2023
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Let’s Get In The Holiday Mood

Setting the mood for your space requires attention to a few specific details: lighting, music and sound (or lack-there-of), color, and so on. But there is nothing that can set the mood quite like fragrance. Aromas evoke memories in a heartbeat; they can transport us through time and location. They can put us at ease, provide a sense of luxury, or set a romantic tone.

In fact, scent and memory are inextricably linked. Scents jog our memory faster than most anything else because we are hardwired for that association. Because of this, having a pleasing aromas in our homes is incredibly important.

Obtaining the right luxury candle makes the aroma part of your aura-equation simple. Here are ten luxury glass candles for you to try.

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Diptyque Refillable Candle

The Nymphees Marseilles – translated to English as Nymphaeun of Wonders – is a true luxury item crafted in France by famed French-based fragrances maker Diptyque. This candle has notes of orange blossom, jasmine, and iris and it boasts a burn time of roughly 60 hours

Other than its quality crafting, what sets this candle apart from its peers is that Diptyque now provides refills for its glass casing. An amazing feature that combines luxury scent with long-term use and some sustainability.

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Nest Holiday Candle

If you were thinking to yourself, “Man, I wish I could find a luxury glass candle that looks like a holiday rocks glass that might live in Don Draper’s Manhattan apartment”, boy have I got great news for you.

The Nest Fragrances Holiday Scented Class Candle has a vintage inspired, 1960s styled glass casing and nails the classy holiday vibe. But this candle doesn’t just look the part, it smells the part too. Pine, clove, mandarin, and pomegranate create a well-balanced winter holiday scent that will instantly transport you to a holiday party.

03

Apotheke Charcoal 3-Wick Candle

In addition to providing an enticing scent, a candle can also provide a nice visual element to your space. That is where Brooklyn-based Apotheke shines. Their mix of simplicity and luxury doesn’t disappoint.

The stark, minimalist aesthetic of the Apotheke Charcoal scented candle is eye-catching and conveys a sense of style and quiet luxury. Your guests are sure to be drawn to it as its fits seamlessly into your space while also serving as an interesting visual artifact.

04

La Jolie Muse Fir & Cedarwood Candle

Would you be interested in your home smelling as though you walked right into the Christmas holiday? The La Jolie Muse fir and cedarwood candle is a one-way ticket to instant holiday vibes. This luxury candle provides and astonishing 80 hours of burn time filling you home with woodsy notes of pine needles, amber, and musk.

The emerald tinted glass casing is easy on the eyes as well. It evokes an old world aesthetic that convey class the entire year round. The La Jolie muse fir and cedarwood is a glass candle that needs to be in your rotation.

05

Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle

Simple, classic, and clean is the best way to describe the La Labo Santal 26 candle. This 8.6 oz candle made of soy wax is hand-poured in Mississippi. It features notes of amber, coco, vanilla, cedar, spices, musk, and sandalwood.

While labels certainly play a secondary role to the scent and burn time of a candle, it should be noted that the Santal 26 sports a very cool retro looking typewritten label. It gives off the vibe that a singular label was hand-crafted for each individual luxury candle. Of course, that is not the case but we can pretend, can’t we?

06

Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Candle

Rum is currently experiencing a renaissance in the cocktail world so it shouldn’t be any surprise that the aromatic spirit is also inspiring candle scents.

The Malin+Goetz Dark Rum scented luxury candle is ideal for mentally transporting yourself to exotic locales. This candle provides up to 60 hours of rum scents that are further infused with vanilla, leather, patchouli, and bergamot to creates an elegant and pleasing atmosphere. So, light the candle and travel in your mind. You deserve it.

07

Replica Winter Stroll Candle

How does 40 hours of eucalyptus, pine needle, and juniper wood scent sound? Frankly it sounds like a stroll through a winter wonderland. This smooth-burning, long-lasting, and extremely aromatic Replica Winter Stroll candle may, dare I say, be the perfect winter candle.

Pine is one of the all-time great fresh winter scents. This association is no accident since we fill our rooms with so much pine-related decor during the holidays. For a few weeks a year we bring real pine needles into the home in the form of trees and wreathes. However, this Replica candle brings this scent home for the entire season – without the mess.

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Trudon Solis Rex Classic Candle

Perhaps one of the classiest candles that you can purchase is the Trudon Solis Rex Classic Candle – Versailles’ Wooden Floors scent. Right out of the box, this glass candle is an absolute stunner. It embodies old world charm and fine craftsmanship.

This candle is inspired by the Chateau de Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors and has notes of cedar, incense, fir bark, green leaves, eucalyptus, and orange. This unique blend of scents is certain to leave an indelible impression on your visitors and with your olfactory senses.

09

Ralph Lauren Holiday Candle

Simple, festive, and classic. You can’t go wrong with the Ralph Lauren Holiday candle. Its design has a casual elegance with a rich red color that blends perfectly with holiday decor. The scent is ideal for the Christmas season providing notes of evergreen, red currant, and juniper berry.

This classic candle makes a great gift for friends and family or fits right into your holiday and winter candle rotation.

10

D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace Candle

For me, there is perhaps no more evocative smell than that of a roaring fireplace. You would be hard pressed to find someone that does’t have a warm (yes, I know) memory of being next to a fire. A fire place is often the center of a home. It is a gathering place for stories, marshmallows, and hot chocolate or old fashioned.

The D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace candle brings those warm memories and associations to any room even if there isn’t a fireplace around. With notes of pine wood, atlas cedar, smoke, oak ash, birch, and copaiba resin, the Portable Fireplace scent makes any room a cozy room with just the stroke of a match.

The Bottom Line

Since aroma sets the tone for good feelings, remembrances, and great associations, your space deserves to have a signature scent without sacrificing style. Spend some time with these luxury candles and begin building those new memories. Your nose will thank you.

Stylishly Yours,

Logan Morford

Logan Morford is a Communications Director in Lexington, Kentucky. His interest in menswear really took off in his late 20s as his career necessitated a more polished look for meetings and travel. His work, combined with a healthy love of James Bond and the idea of the gentleman spy, serves as the inspiration. He lives with his beautiful wife who instilled the idea of fashion being able to evoke emotion when she gifted him with a vintage engraved OMEGA. They both love getting dressed up for date nights to remind them of when they were first dating, and hope to instill this love of classic fashion and civility into their young daughter.

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Edited by Rachel Butler

Photography by Rob McIver

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