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Modern Alchemy founder Douglas Little uses his own version of sensory manipulation to concoct candles that transport users to the mysterious opium dens of 19th-century London and to the fragrant Corcovado mountain of modern-day Rio de Janeiro. Cordova leather, musk, pine needles, and black tea are among his palette of scents that he employs to recall real (and imagined) moments and places. All of Modern Alchemy’s long-burners, votives, and diffusers come beautifully packaged—some with satin ribbon and others in black boxes with gold script (reminiscent of Little’s signature line, D.L. & Co). The company’s stationery and other home items also have an air of the dark and lush, with a hint of Edwardian undertaker that’s so fashionable today.

Past Sales Featuring modern alchemy

Sale Ended February 12, 2016

Buyers' Picks: Candles & Diffusers

Great fragrances that'll transform your room (and your mood)

Sale Ended December 28, 2015

Candles & Diffusers: From $15

Sophisticated scents that'll transform your room (and your mood)

Sale Ended November 19, 2012

For the Host

Bringing wine to a party is getting a little passe. Instead, show up with one of these inspired decor items ... from seasonal pieces to all-year-round options, they'll last a lot longer than that bottle of Merlot.

Sale Ended November 09, 2010

Blow Out Candle Sale

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.

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