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.”
Bright color and exotic, inspired scents define these candles. If you're into light florals, the honeysuckle-scented Yellow Honeycomb is a gem; if you're looking for something a little more exotic, try the Moroccan Tea collection. The candles are hand-poured with soy wax, and each is wrapped in packaging that's as beautiful as the fragrance within. We especially love the trio in wicker holders.
These candles possess seriously standout style
Looking for a top-notch scent experience? Check out The Pure Candle. Each contains pure essential oils extracted from plants that are indigenous to their native regions — no extra perfume oils or waxes are added. Each soy candle is hand-poured and packaged in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. But beyond the materials, these candles are all about heart and soul. Each is based around a particular feeling or inspiration (like “Healing,” with notes of lavender and eucalyptus, and “Joy,” with tangerine and lemongrass oils). The effect: An upscale product without pretense. “My feeling is that nature is luxurious,” says Mayra Kavan, the company’s founder. “Anything that’s 100% natural is a luxurious experience.”