Dark Romance

This roundup wouldn't be near complete without a nod to the iconic Diptyque. Harnessing the label's signature L'Ombre dans L'Eau scent, the 'Baies' candle evokes fresh, floral fields, channelling the English countryside. Created using only the finest mineral wax and designed to be burnt indoors and outdoors, this sublime scent dominates with notes of roses and blackcurrant leaves. We'll take this home scent over a dozen long-stemmed red roses, any day.

For The Person Who Loves: The cult classics. The heritage brand celebrates its rich backstory, much to the delight of its devout following. Founded by three friends — a painter, a theater director and an interior designer — in Paris back in 1961, the intricate porcelain vessel houses a three-wick candle, crafted to perfection.

 

Diptyque Baies 3-Wick Candle, $175, Neiman Marcus.