10 Candles That Will Transport You to Another Place

Many of us are still in what feels like a never-ending lockdown, which leaves all plans of travel on hold for an indeterminate amount of time. Since we’re stuck at home, we might as well make it as enjoyable as possible and maybe even take it a step further with a candle that transports us to our favorite place. You can breathe in and let your mind escape reality while imagining yourself in some magical place that brings you joy. To help get you, and your nose, on your way to that special place, we’ve rounded up 10 candles with scents that will transport you there.

>>> Campfire Smoke Candle by Fazeek
Think back to a memorable camping trip you once took, close your eyes and remember the smoky aroma that places you right back around the campfire with your favorite people.

>>> Summer in Italy Candle by Catbird Home & Lounge
Does it get better than a summer spent in Italy? Probably not, but if you haven’t been you can dream about relaxing swims, night baths, olive groves, and afternoon naps, with notes of orange blossom and honey.

>>> Uttara Candle by TIIPOI
Virtually travel to India, a place with contrasting landscapes, food and culture, which is expressed through a fresh, light and citrusy scent, with notes of assam tea, pomelo and amber to round it out.

>>> Maui Escapist Candle by Brooklyn Candle Studio
Imagine being on a private beach on the island of Maui watching as the surf rises and falls, while breathing in notes of sea salt, sea moss and driftwood, with touches of bergamot and soft ylang ylang to top it off.

>>> Canyon 8 oz. Jar Candle by Norden Goods
Dream of warm temps and sunny weather captured in a southern California canyon full of trees, junipers and citrus.

>>> LANAI Candle by Boy Smells
A unique blend of coconut, pink peppercorn, orange blossom, coal and clove that will remind you of relaxing island life through a meeting of ancient volcanic sands and sweet tropic foliage.

>>> Après Ski Candle by Anecdote Candles
For those who live for winter and snow, this candle will place you right on the slopes or in the lodge after a day of skiing. It blends cinnamon, spearmint and cypress, with a rich cedar and spruce base, and a bit of citrus to really take you back to the mountains.

This classic floral scent of tuberose will have you dreaming of the fields in Southern India full of the fragrant white flowers. The tall stems are known to emit an intoxicatingly fresh scent with subtle fruity, milky notes.

>>> Midnight Caravan Hand Poured Scented Candle by Studio Stockhome
The desert with a searing temperature of ninety-two degrees at midnight boasts a sky bursting with stars and a full moon that’s enough to restore a tired person after a long day. The atmosphere, marked with notes of mint leaves, green tea, citrus, yerba mate and cardamom, fill the air and revive the senses at the same time.

>>> Parks – Yellowstone Candle by Paddywax
Breathe and step into one of the country’s most beloved national parks while helping to support it (Paddywax is donating a minimum of $25,000 to the National Parks Foundation). This sagebrush and fir candle combines notes of fresh mountain air, pomelo peel, Monterey pine, Sequoia needles, and forest moss, to name a few, just like what you’d smell if you were there in person.

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Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.