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top flight:

a candle for
every OCCASION

Recommended candle pairings by situation, featuring VIOLET GREY’s newest offerings.

Written By MERRADY WICKES

In ancient Mesopotamia, dispatching airborne scents (burning cedarwood and myrrh, most notably) was a popular technique for putting the gods and goddesses in a forgiving mood. And while we can’t guarantee that the contents of VIOLET GREY’s newly introduced candle curation will alter the course of your destiny, we do believe they will enhance any ambience you care to create. Whether your intention involves setting the stage for a breakup, a bath, or a new romance, here are a few of our favorite flames. 

CANDLES BY
OCCASION

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BYREDO LOOSE LIPS

Because getting ready really is the best part, adorn your vanity with a candle that captures the distinct bouquet of a vintage lipstick.

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RODIN

Brand founder and overall tastemaker Linda Rodin is a noted bath enthusiast, and she created this jasmine-and-neroli-scented pillar to accompany her nightly soaks. The fragrance is heady and sensual, the glow just bright enough that you can distinguish your shampoo from the conditioner.

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JOYA FOXGLOVE

Rule number one of candles and entertaining? Cloying florals and canapés don’t mix. A fresh, grassy scent will add ambience without overwhelming the flavors. 

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DIPTYQUE FEU DE BOIS

When setting the scene for an amicable breakup, the smoky scent of a blazing fire can be a soothing balm for all involved. Consider this your olfactory wingman. 

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FORNASETTI BACIO

Warm and spicy—like your ideal evening—this candle inflected with thyme, cedarwood, and balsam from the Italian atelier pairs perfectly with your favorite Barolo. 

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12.29 A FORGOTTEN MEMORY

The warm, earthy notes of this candle (leather, spice, and tobacco figure prominently) provide the perfect cozy backdrop for Om’ing away your woes. 

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BYREDO COTTON POPLIN

Maximize your joy while tidying and folding with this soothing blue chamomile candle. (Its sleek design and fresh scent would surely meet with KonMari approval.)

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DIPTYQUE BAIES

This substantial five-wick take on a Diptyque classic, housed in an earthenware pot, will transform your urban rooftop space into an enchanted garden for a full 190 hours.

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12.29 IT WAS ALL A DREAM

This fanciful blend of opulent jasmine and dark, textured oud makes the ideal companion to that Elena Ferrante novel you’ve been so looking forward to.

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CHOOSE YOUR
SCENT

VIOLET GREY’s scent advisors, Dawn & Samantha Goldworm, suggest perfume pairings for an array of life events.