01/5Here's how to truly light up Diwali

Here's how to truly light up Diwali

The scent-memory link is undeniable and if you are calling guests over this festive season, you must ensure that while you look festive-ready, your home needs to too! The best way to do it happens to be by lighting candles. Not any candles, of course. Use the best and prettiest smelling ones! To make sure that your guests have a memorable reminder of the grand gatherings, parties and get-togethers you’ll have with them this festive season, here are the candles you will need...

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02/5Jo Malone

Jo Malone

These candles are all-year-round scents that are perfect for gifting (or keeping). The notes of honeysuckle with rose and davana smell sunny and not cloying. If you’re having people over, reach for this old and comforting favourite. You will leave everyone asking, “mhmm what is that?”

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03/5Bombay Perfumery

Bombay Perfumery

These candles boast of complex scents housed in beautiful, minimalist packaging. The Pondicherry Yellow candle immediately smells like ginger and turmeric, but then settles into a Tonka bean and cedar wood base, which is always a crowd-pleaser. Their lushing Oud candle makes for a great gift too this festive season!

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04/5Good Earth

Good Earth

These candles don't just smell great but they also come in hand-decorated glass containers with gilded motifs and designs. The Samarqand Jasmine Candle is resplendent with images of the moon, sun and trees that are accented in 24-carat gold. Their Laleh Bagh Black Currant candle is a great one to gift this season.

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05/5Molton Brown

Molton Brown

Their Ylang Ylang single-wick candle features the eponymous floral blend with bergamot and cardamom to create a calming scent—especially great if you have a contentious card party imminent. If you want a sweeter smelling option, the Rhubarb and Rose Candle blends grapefruit and butter rhubarb to create a fruity scent with a kick.

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