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Next-Level Candles

Next-Level Candles

Make A Statement—And Light Up In Style—With These High-End, Handcrafted Candles

Fornasetti Rossetti Small Scented Candle, $215

The painted lips of operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri—also Piero Fornasetti’s muse—adorn this elegant candle sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. The Italian-made beauty emits a pleasant white floral bouquet, with lily of the valley, orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose, and other notes, symbolic of Fornasetti’s floral art from his vast archive of work. While the fragrance is lovely, the allure lies in the tumbler’s imagery inspired by the artist’s famed series Tema e Variazioni. Fornasetti offers other designs and scents in varying sizes and prices.

A Fornasetti Rossetti candle
A Fornasetti Rossetti candle.

Baobab Collection, Black PearlS Candles, $105-$580

Inspired by Tahitian pearls, these striking candles emit the brand’s beloved Black Pearl scent, a rare, heady blend of ginger and black rose. The eye-catching cream-and-black tumblers are created from delicate glass, hand-blown in Poland. Beyond Black Pearls, Baobab sells an array of luxury candles in this price range. The collection features four different sizes, ranging from four to 14 inches in height.

Amorphous Candles by Patrick Coard Paris, $1,200/set

Irish-Danish designer Patrick Coard has translated the vision of 1930s and ’40s sculptors into his exquisite collection of fully functional, unscented candles. The uniquely shaped, hand-carved sculptures crafted from mineral wax, bronze patina brass inserts, pen shell, and mother of pearl, showcase shagreen and other exotic skin textures. Available in black or cream, these made-to-order gems maintain their unusual shapes as they burn.

Sferra U Candle by Glaze Studio, $120

Husband-and-wife team Stephanie and Akeem Glaze are the creative minds behind the U-shaped candle for purchase at Sferra, the luxury bed and bath retailer. Made from 100% beeswax, the sophisticated, hand-poured, dual-burning candle is held in place by a solid brass holder wrapped around its base. The couple drew their inspiration from both sculpture and utility, basing their unconventional design on the aesthetic and usage of conventional taper candles. The Sferra U Candle by Glaze Studio comes in black and white.

The Sferra U Candle.
The Sferra U Candle

Candles by AU Collection, $25-$200

“Livable art” is how Andrej Urem describes the sculptural candles he crafts in his Sunset Park, Brooklyn, studio. The Croatian-born artist uses eco soy wax blended with beeswax and inserts lead-free cotton wicks for the small, medium, and large-size candles, offered in an assortment of shapes and styles. Whether you decide to light the wick or not, these upscale, unscented beauties will add flair to any surface.

Bronze Candles by Scott Alexander Scents, $330-$1,930 (refills $60-$350)

Artistry and sustainability lie at the heart of Scott A. Baxter’s endeavors, be it the hardware created by SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry or the scents he curates at his namesake perfumery. Reflecting the essence of his brand, these luxe candles feature coconut-based wax inside his workshop’s stunning hand-poured bronze vessels, whose details suggest various places, experiences, and memories. Baxter’s world-class scents radiate lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, and pomegranate, among other delicious notes.

Scott Alexander candles are poured into bronze vessels
Scott Alexander candles are poured into bronze vessels.

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