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Scents of Adventure

Destination-themed candles offer an olfactory journey around the world

Poolside” by Hotel Lobby

Imagine the most amazing pool experience you’ve had a hotel. Hotel Lobby captured that memory in a fragrance. Their newest release, Poolside, is an airy aquatic fragrance that aims to capture the essence of a cool breeze, sun-kissed skin and the plush pool towel that awaits you after that first dip.

“Sedona Sunset” by Koko’s Candles

With its warm and rich aroma, Sedona Sunset from local brand Koko’s Candles whisks you away to the picturesque red rocks of one of Arizona’s most renowned destinations. A pewter heart is placed at the base of each candle, to remind you that you are loved. A percentage of proceeds from every candle purchase are donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

“Santa Fe” by Brooklyn Candle Studio

Inspired by a spontaneous February trip to the artistic enclave of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the earthly calming scent features wild sage, piñon and orchid cactus. Light this candle and imagine yourself exploring the high desert landscapes, art galleries and more that the "City Different" has to offer.

“Acadia National Park” by Paddywax

Sage, driftwood and a crackling wood wick help recreate the wonder of the wilderness you would experience visiting the Acadia National Park in Maine. Paddywax created a collection of scents that represent some of the country’s national parks, including Redwood, Yosemite, Glacier, the Grand Canyon and Olympic, among others.

“Amalfi del Mar” by Rifle Paper Co.

If you can’t jet off to the Italian coast at a moment’s notice, you can at least light a candle, close your eyes and conjure up the feeling of being transported to the Amalfi coast. This blend of lemon, eucalyptus, jasmine and the fresh scent of the sea evokes images of meandering through the streets of cliffside villages.

“VACATION” by Vacation Black Label

Just want to take a tropical vacation and the destination matters not? The scent is a double-concentrated blend of Vacation’s award-winning signature fragrance, dubbed The World’s Best-Smelling Sunscreen. VACATION sparks beachside-scented memories with the strike of a match.

  • Photo courtesy Hotel Lobby Candle
  • Photo courtesy Brooklyn Candle Studio
  • Photo courtesy Rifle Paper Co.
  • Photo courtesy Paddywax
  • Photo by Stephanie Slezak
  • Photo by Stephanie Slezak
  • Photo by Stephanie Slezak