Mediterranean scents—a ripe fig, a hint of citrus, a gardenia in bloom—have inspired Antica Farmacista’s line of personal and home fragrances. The romance of the antique European apothecary has inspired the collection’s name, as well as its unique glass bottles. Born a quarter-century ago in Italy, the brand was rebirthed in 2005 by Seattle duo Shelley Callaghan and Susanne Pruitt. Using only the finest essential oils in its perfumes, moisturizers, and bath and shower washes, means that Antica Farmacista fragrances stay fresh and sensual far longer than the average. Home-fragrance sprays, diffusers, and candles are formulated in heady blends such as Orange Blossom, Lilac & Jasmine; or Vanilla, Bourbon &Mandarin—that carry with them an invitation to be swept away.
Find something to satisfy your olfactory whims with these long-burners from some of the best purveyors out there. Pick up something elegant (Candela’s delicately scented Naturella Cinnamon candle, for example, which is soy-based and made from herbs from the Latvian countryside), or go for an edgier choice (a large metallic-gold skull candle from D.L. & Co.). There are also fragrant options from Burn, Voluspa, and modern alchemy, among others.
These votives and diffusers transform every day into a blissful sensory experience. Nature-inspired scents focus on unexpected yet harmonic combinations such as Sandalwood Amber, Vanilla, and Bourbon & Mandarin.
This holiday season, if you want your home to feel festive without being over-the-top, candles are a fragrant, twinkling choice (and their warm, ambient light makes everybody look good!). Here, we’ve gathered our favorite wicks into one special sale, featuring D.L. & Co.’s persimmon-colored skulls, festive diffusers, and traditional beeswax candles scented with fir trees, cloves, and peppermint.