Gift of the Day

A beautifully crafted, truly good-smelling candle is our favorite fall-back present -- easy to stock up on, with no sizes to worry about. Above, clockwise from left: Prada raises the bar on status candles...


Prada raises the bar on status candles with this logo-rific one, scented with Prada Infusion d’Iris. $75; at Neiman Marcus. Acqua di Parma’s towering, tangerine-colored Colonia scented candle smells divine and also makes quite the statement. $78; The Miller Harris Citron Citron candle’s blend of lemon, orange and lime is totally invigorating. $65; at Saks Fifth Avenue. And we love the vanilla scent and low, wide curves of Lavanila’s not extravagantly-priced Healthy Candle. $32;

Barbara Barry’s Dining Room Candle has an herbal blend of tarragon, rosemary and lemon that won’t compete with what’s being served for dinner. $48; Belle Fleur makes some very covetable candles, and its latest collection, Exotic Woods, includes the addictive Neroli Pine (shown here). $48; at Space NK. Molton Brown’s double-decker Air Constellation set contains eight mini candles, each a different aroma (including ginger lily and black pepper), housed in individual airtight boxes. $120; and

Photos by George Chinsee

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