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Dreamy candles light up the home for the holidays

Sugar Plum and Spruce

Advent Idea
When a luxury Parisian perfumer crafts an A dvent calendar, the result is an aromatic oeuvre fitted with 25 days of Diptyque’s signature fragrances. The keepsake box contains 15 mini candles, 7 Eau de Toilettes, a rich body butter and precious oils.
Diptyque’s 201 Advent Calendar, $390. Diptyque, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.850.9995 :: diptyqueparis.com

Floral fantasy
Jay Strongwater began his career designing exquisite jewelry for Oscar de la Renta’s vivid runway shows. Now he melds his artistry for his love of home goods to fabricate pieces such as this handcrafted porcelain vessel ornamented with a Swarovski crystal-jeweled orchid. The candle’s jasmine, tuberose and golden tangerine fragrance befit the creator’s attention to subtle details.  
Jay Strongwater Orchid scented candle, $395, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.719.2347:: neimanmarcus.com

Sugar Plum and Spruce
Voluspa presents its signature candle home collection dressed up for the holidays. The scents range from soothing Ceylon cinnamon to royal Colorado blue spruce cuttings. A Visions of Sugar Plum candle emanates a sweet dried cherry aroma enlivened by toasted hazelnut and lemon zest.
Voluspa “Maison Holiday” votive candles, $46 for a set of four, Anthropologie, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.720.9946 :: anthropologie.com

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