If you're going to be spending more time indoors over the summer months, make sure your home smells as good as it looks. Here are some of our favourite scented candles to help you on your way
1 Floral fancies
Fashion designer and florist Meredith Waga, founder of New York's Belle Fleur boutique, teamed up with her architect husband to create this exotic line of long-lasting, floral-scented candles. The collection is made from sustainable ingredients, including soy blended wax, and 12 to 14 per cent essential oils, as opposed to the standard 7 to 9 per cent.
Dh369 for a set of three, The One stores nationwide
2 Designer scents
Missoni Home's first collection of candles, Illuminating Perfumes, is now available at Harvey Nichols Dubai. The romantic-sounding candles are inspired by places in Italy: Maremma, Mediterraneo, Monterosa, BiancoNero and Laguna. They are set in gold and silver holders emblazoned with Missoni's trademark multicoloured motifs.
Dh475, Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
3 Simply does it
We love the simplicity of Hervé Gambs' Bougie de Parfum candles - with their simple black or white holders, they are the perfect accessory for a more minimal interior. The candles are made in France out of vegetal and mineral wax and have a guaranteed burning time of 50 hours. Choose from Noir de Cassis, Herbe Intense, Essence de Figuier or Terre D'Epices.
Dh240, Bloomingdale's Home, The Dubai Mall
4 Old English
Heathcote and Ivory, the quintessentially English toiletries and home fragrances company, has teamed up with Sanderson, which is best known for its floral heritage fabric and wallpaper designs, to translate some of Sanderson's most popular prints onto its products. Sugared Almond & Iris is an indulgent combination of sugared almonds and white florals on a vanilla base.
Dh100, The Herbal Home Boutique, Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Festival City
5 Colour me happy
There's no reason why your candles should sit unnoticed in the corner. If you're looking to introduce new pops of colour into your home, start with these striking neon candles from S*uce Gifts. They come in a range of colours but we're coveting the hot pink.
Price on request, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai
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