23 Minimalist Candles to Stock Up On Now

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23 Minimalist Candles to Stock Up On Now
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There’s a weird consensus among those who follow editor Lauren Santo Domingo that a candle is basically the worst gift you could give to someone. Apparently, as The LSD would have you believe “nothing says ‘I don’t care’ like a candle.” While many a folk would agree that a candle is usually the result (or the preview of) a regift, I staunchly disagree that they’re a shit gift—with a slight catch. Sure, a pumpkin-spiced-latte Yankee Candle (do those even exist?) is the epitome of basic bitch, but if you find the right style, a good scented candle could completely transform any old apartment to into a Grown Up apartment—all at little relative cost. Still, there’s a telltale difference between an offensive votive and one you’d want to display (and light) proudly, and it’s all in the aesthetic.

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Unlike candles that shout for your attention with bright colors and weird patterns on clunky, look-at-me jars (again, really sorry, Yankee Candle) the best ones err on the side of minimalism. They’re as subtle as they are cool, and they’d look right at home atop a stack of books, on your nightstand, or as a centerpiece on a coffee table. Ahead, we found 23 minimalist candles that can make any small space feel spirited, rather than cluttered.

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Maison Margiela MMM Beach Walk Candle, $60; at Barneys New York

 

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Cold Spring Apothecary Peony Rosemary Candle, $16; at Cold Spring Apothecary

 

Photo: Cold Spring Apothecary

Context Citrus Paradisi Candle, $40; at The Stell

 

Photo: The Stell

1642 Scented Candle, $69; at The Minimalist

 

Photo: The Minimalist

Iluvo Woodgrain Candle, $70; at Need Supply

 

Photo: Need Supply

Compagnie de Provence Scented Candle, $34; at Need Supply

 

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A.P.C. Scented Candle in Toumbac, $50; at A.P.C.

 

Photo: A.P.C.

Laboratory Perfumes Samphire Candle, $56; at Need Supply

 

Photo: Need Supply

L:A Bruket No 152 Coriander Scented Candle, $65; at L:A Bruket

 

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Voluspa Crisp Champagne Candle, $27; at Voluspa

 

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Maison Louis Marie No. 10 Aboukir Candle, $34; at The Line

 

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Bamford Fig Leaf, Coriander, and Basil Candle, $62; at Net-a-Porter

 

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Neom Organics Happiness Candle, $72; at Net-a-Porter

 

Photo: Net-a-Porter

Botanique Candle, $20; at Urban Outfitters

 

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Gourmand Oud Candle, $14; at Urban Outfitters

 

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Paddywax Small Soy Candle, $11; at Macy’s

 

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Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle, $75; at Nordstrom

 

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Diptyque Baies Candle, $62; at Barneys New York

 

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Candle, $65; at Nordstrom

 

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NEST Classic Holiday Candle, $40; at Nordstrom

 

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Izola Sandalwood Candle, $38; at Izola

 

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Woodlot Recharge Candle, $36; at Woodlot

 

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Candle, $60; at Sephora

 

Photo: Sephora

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