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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.

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Sale Ended December 15, 2014

Buyers' Picks: Our Favorite Candles

These hand-picked scents will elevate your room (and mood).

Sale Ended June 14, 2014

D.L. & Co. Candles & Diffusers

A unique blend of soy, maple, and palm waxes allows D.L. & Co. candles to diffuse their fragrant oils without plumes of smoke. This collection centers around fruity scents, as well as woodsy, nature-reminiscent ones. And the packaging is far from ordinary.

Sale Ended November 17, 2014

Up to 75% Off: Seasonal Scents

These elegant, evocative candles and diffusers, with their soft, sophisticated scents, will get you in the holiday mood. They'll lend a comforting, homey tone for your space, just in time for winter's chill.

Sale Ended March 23, 2011

Best Gifts Under $25 - 1/21/2011

A small price tag certainly doesn't mean small style. We've selected perfect gifts for under $25.