Your place says a lot about you. And over-adorned, heavy-scented candles do not tell the tale of a simple, stylish man. But that's not to say you can't reap the benefits of lighting up. The right candle will help cover up the stale air caused by central heating and provide some soft lighting for parties or more intimate affairs. Like a pair of beat-up suede brogues, these candles manage to be both charmingly rustic and fashionably hip.
A log cabin on a lake. Cut wood and base notes of tar are brightened with citrus and grassy vetiver.
$55, by F.S.C.
Winter air in the country, with touches of burning wood, evergreens and mulled cider.
$37, by Patch NYC
Dusk in Big Sur, with grassy notes of bay laurel and willow along with a subtle berry sweetness.
$38, by Buckler's
The forest floor, with a strong hit of freshly-cut cedar, mixed with touches of bay oil and leather.
$30, by Apotheke
Fir + Blue Sage
The holidays—without the fake cinnamon aroma. Crisp pine-scented air, herbs and a citrus finish.
$28, by Sydney Hale Co.
The ideal wick length to keep your candle burning longer and prevent it from smoking.