Candle Brands

Let the flicker of candles be the poetry that ignites your space

Candles have long been a symbol of warmth, ambiance, and sensory delight, transforming a living space into a haven of tranquillity. Among the myriad of candle brands available, KHAMSA has curated a collection of exquisite and captivating candles that elevate your surroundings through their scents. In this edition, we shine a light on some of our favourite candle brands, each possessing a unique charm and character.

١. Dastaangoi

Dastaangoi introduces a captivating range of scented candles, each telling a story of the rich heritage of the Global South. Each of the new scents speaks about a place, time, or memory in cities dotted across our region – from the daffodils of Kashmir to the Arabian deserts of the Gulf. These scents are meticulously designed to transport you to a place of warmth and happiness, capturing the essence of various locales, including the monsoons of Mumbai and the roses of the Mughal Empire. Crafted with a unique blend of Bee-soy wax for a smooth, long-lasting burn and utilizing the highest quality fragrances free from harmful chemicals, Dastaangoi candles promise to bring the gentle glow of home wherever you are.

Founded in 2020 by Waleeya Ahmad and Amad Mian, Dastaangoi is dedicated to promoting the diversity of art, design, and culture from the Global South to the world through various avenues such as art exhibitions, artist residencies, programming, travel, and products.

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٢. Loewe Candles: Spanish Elegance in Wax

Loewe Candles embody the epitome of luxury, seamlessly transitioning their expertise from opulent leather goods to sophisticated candles. Showcasing a meticulous eye for design, Loewe’s candles stand as a testament to elegance, providing a refined and tasteful enhancement to any living space.

The colourful and sculptural offerings from the Loewe Home Scents collection skilfully evoke the tranquil, earthy fragrances of botanical gardens. The Large design, infused with oregano essence, is crafted from vegetable wax and presented in a branded, glazed terracotta vessel, promising a burn time of 80 hours. Indeed, one can illuminate their space with the sophisticated allure of Loewe’s aromatic creations.

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٣. Assouline Candles

Assouline Candles go beyond mere fragrance; they embody a celebration of storytelling, infusing a literary charm into your living space. One notable collection, the Global Allure Travel from Home Candle, draws inspiration from Assouline’s bestselling travel titles. Renowned for their opulent, limited-edition books, Assouline’s influence graces stylish tables and shelves worldwide.

Crafted in collaboration with renowned perfumer Jérôme Epinette, each scented candle in this collection is a sensory journey to six captivating destinations: Mykonos, Tulum, Marrakech, Ibiza, Gstaad, and even the Moon. These fragrances are meticulously designed to capture the essence of each locale, transforming the experience of a getaway into a singular objet d’art.

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٤. BYREDO

BYREDO‘s luxurious home fragrance collection encompasses scented candles, home fragrances, textile fragrances, and accessories. They are designed to curate a distinctive atmosphere within your home. Serving as an exquisite alternative to traditional room diffusers, BYREDO candles offer an immersive olfactory experience, infusing your space with an intense aroma.

With a global allure, each BYREDO candle is a testament to the brand’s commitment to unparalleled quality and craftsmanship, inviting you on an olfactory journey that transcends geographical boundaries.

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٥. Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Elevate your home ambiance with Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s scented candles, where a few fragrant notes and the gentle glow of a flame effortlessly craft a distinctive atmosphere. This collection offers a delicately refined blend of warm, woody, fresh, or sparkling notes, inviting you on a sensory journey.

Each scented candle serves as an intimate invitation to explore cherished places, inspired by Francis Kurkdjian’s own experiences, from his Parisian flat to a secluded farm in Perche and a family home nestled along the Atlantic coast. Through these candles, one can immerse themselves in the art of fragrance, as these candles transform your space into a haven of cherished memories.

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٦. Dior’s Candlelight Chronicles

Crafted in adherence to the timeless wax-making tradition, the scented candles of La Collection Privée by Christian Dior embody the opulence and refined lifestyle synonymous with the Dior brand. Paying homage to the iconic setting of the Dior Fashion House at 30 Montaigne Street, each candle intricately weaves together oriental and spicy notes, reviving the spirit of Dior salons within its fragrant flames.

Highlighting a standout from the collection, DIOR’s Ambre Nuit Candle orchestrates a symphony of nocturnal fragrances. Infused with sultry and mysterious notes, this candle has the transformative power to turn your space into a dream, one that is ideal for unwinding relaxation after a long day.

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٧. Guerlain

Guerlain candles seamlessly blend artistic craftsmanship and fragrance, infusing living spaces with an aura of luxury. Each candle is a meticulous reflection of Guerlain’s rich heritage, offering a journey beyond the ordinary.

The Limited Edition Large Scented Candle, weighing an impressive 2.3 kg, presents an exclusive olfactory experience by enhancing the captivating essence of Encens d’Hiver. Furthermore, the L’Art de Vivre collection, paying homage to the essence of the House, not only brings a touch of Parisian charm to interiors but also extends its captivating fragrances to scented candles, adding an extra layer of modern luxury to your living space.

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Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.
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