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Photography: Zaphs Zhang, Art direction: Sharmaine Khor

Great for: WHEN YOU HAVE GUESTS OVER
Cire Trudon Josephine, $150.
Cire Trudon, the grand dame of scented candles (it’s 372 years old!), doesn’t churn out new ones often, so when it does, we sit up straight and breathe in deep. Josephine is an ode to Napoleon’s first wife and her love for flowers, hence the name, and rose, jasmine and camellia notes. Cire Trudon candles have a famously strong scent projection, so light this in your living room and your entire home will smell amazing.

Great for: WINDING DOWN AFTER A LONG DAY
Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Scented Candle, $118.
The peppery-woody notes of mimosa and cardamom, and hints of tonka bean and sandalwood in this floriental help you relax and de-stress.

Great for: BOOZY NIGHTS AND A LITTLE ROMANCE
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club, $99.
This candle has all the notes found in the brand’s perfume of the same name, so expect it to smell as sexy too. The dominant note, sweet rum, is balanced out by heady leather and tobacco notes.

Great for: KICKING BACK WITH A HOT CUP OF TEA
Innisfree x Soohyang Candle (Jeju Green Tea), $42.
The result of Innisfree’s collaboration with South Korean cult perfumer Soohyang: this candle with notes of citrus and Jeju green tea, which will leave your home smelling fresh.

This story was first published in Her World Magazine September 2015.

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