Made in Turkey, Simple Life’s creations are anything but ordinary; established in 1998 by sisters Meltem and Sebnem Berker, the brand focuses on designs that are inspired by the beauty and culture of Istanbul. Here, we feature their home fragrances: We love the candles’ soothing, sweet scents and artful painted-glass vessels. But perhaps the biggest standouts are the diffusers: Each is topped with a porous marble-and-stone figure, in sculptural shapes like shells and flowers (even a mysterious owl), connected to a cotton wick that draws the fragrance up and through. These are way more than just home fragrances; they’re design statements.
New to Gilt, Odaline's candles and diffusers have a fresh, spring-y vibe ... we love the nature-inspired scents (our personal faves are Fig & Almond and Fresh Cucumber). And frosted glass vessels make them design statements in their own right. These subtly sophisticated scents are the stars of the selection on offer here, which includes some of our most-loved brands, from kai fragrance to DayNa Decker.
Karen Klein’s candles are inspired by her passion for Italy (she met her future husband on a train from Venice to Florence!). True to that inspiration, the scents recall the fragrances of this beautiful country’s nature and culture (from Italian jasmine to a peachy scent called Bellini). “What I love most about Karen's candles is the purity of the collection: her 8 core scents offer something for everyone, and she limits each collection to just those fragrances,” says our candle buyer, Katherine Miller. “In remaining true to her original scent palette, Karen has developed a cult following (self included!) and she continues to delight them by introducing new vessels for the scents they love.”
Make life a lot more fragrant with these elegant candles and diffusers. The range of scents is wide, with a focus on the heady and romantic. And the sophisticated packaging matches that elegant tone.