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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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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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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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There’s nothing quite like a good glass of pinot noir while reclining in your tub. Immerse your bathroom in velvety petals and ebony woods to really set the scene. 

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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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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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The airy, earthy notes of this candle (orange peel, white oak leaf, sandalwood, and red cedar) provide the perfect cozy backdrop for Om’ing away your woes. 

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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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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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This warm blend of opulent vanilla, cocoa, and dry fruit, 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.