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Slatkin-&-Co-Gingerbread-Candle.jpgWant to know what’s really getting us in the holiday spirit as of late? It’s none other than the Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread 14.5 oz. Filled Candle.

This three-wick candle is a serious delight if we ever smelled one. Notes of ginger, buttercream, brown sugar and whipped vanilla frosting blend together to create an intriguingly rich and delectable scent that leaves our mouths watering every time the candle is lit!

Plus, the candle—like all Slatkin & Co. candles—is made with fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks.

But here’s the best part. This candle burns for 40-65 hours! Can you believe that burn time? Even if it’s only 40 hours (and we use the word “only” pretty lightly here), that ensures hours upon hours upon hours of good old-fashioned holiday fun long after St. Nick has passed by for the year.

The Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread 14.5 oz. Filled Candle retails for $19.50 at bathandbodyworks.com.
NEST-Fragrances-Bamboo-Classic-Candle.jpgOne of our guilty pleasures? Candles. Lots of candles. Seriously, our home is filled with at least 40 candles at all times. But the one we’ve been burning continuously as of late is the NEST Fragrances Classic Bamboo Candle.

We love that the notes of this candle are light, fresh and airy—not too heavy or cloying, which is perfect for a summer evening. Flowering bamboo combines with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords, creating such a unique and divine scent that just wafts easily and lazily throughout the home.

But, even more than that, we love the fact that this candle seems to burn forever without any sign of stopping. A burn time of approximately 50 hours ensures that even if we burn it for a few hours every day, we’re sure to have it around for weeks to come.

This candle is crafted from soy wax and has a cotton wick. The striped frosted glass holder is so beautiful that after we (sadly) finish burning the candle, we can’t wait to wash it out and use it as a decorative jar in our living room!

The NEST Fragrances Bamboo Classic Candle retails for $32 at amazon.com.
Diffusers-Image.jpgWhile we absolutely love candles, sometimes we actually want a scent that’s more continuous than just during the candle’s burn time. And while plug-ins are too overwhelming for our sensitive noses, diffusers tend to give off just enough scent to delight and intrigue us without becoming overpowering. They’re perfect for dispelling any lingering odors, too (think litter boxes or something that burned during cooking!). Below, our five favorites.

Votivo Red Currant Reed Diffuser
Tart red currants, golden fruit glaze, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry filled sugar cookies … can you say heaven on earth?
$40 at votivo.com

Nest Bamboo Reed Diffuser
The famed candle company is just as proficient at making diffusers. And this one, with notes of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords, is absolutely divine.
$34 at saks.com

Dayna Decker Leila Diffuser
Grapefruit. Bergamot. Dewberry. Lemon Flower. Amber Musk. Need we go on?
$96 at raincollection.com

The Body Shop Vanilla & Lime Blossom Reed Diffuser
Vanilla and lime blossom combine with lily of the valley, amber and jasmine for a seductively sensuous scent.
$19.50 at thebodyshop.com

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Home Fragrance Diffuser
Iris blends with sandalwood, patchouli and just a hint of fresh vetiver, paying homage to the classic alluring ingredient of orris (prepared from the root of the iris flower and prized by Renaissance perfumers).
$35 at beauty.com
Crabtree-Evelyn-Lavender-Candle.pngBack in May, we told you about the fabulousness that is the Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Room Spray. Well, if you just can’t get enough of the heady scent, you simply must add the Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Poured Candle to your lavender repertoire.

Like the room spray, the candle is scented with notes of lavender, violet, tonka bean, lemon leaf and soft musk. And like the room spray, the candle brings an absolutely delightful, rich and divine aroma to any room.

What’s different about the candle, then? Well, for starters, it contains natural vegetable waxes, including soy, which we think is pretty cool. It also features a non-toxic and clean-burning cotton wick. But the best part? It has a burn time of 40 hours! That means you can bring the lovely scent of lavender to your home for days on end … which, if you ask us, isn’t such a bad thing.

The Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Poured Candle retails for $30 at crabtree-evelyn.com.
Pacifica-California-Star-Jasmine-Candle.jpgWe’ve long been fans of the Pacifica line. Each scent seems to smell more and more amazing—fruity and completely delicious. Recently, though, we’ve become completely obsessed with the California Star Jasmine Soy Candle.

This 3oz. candle not only has a 30-hour burn time—pretty impressive when you look at its tiny size!—but it just smells out of this world amazing. A blend of star jasmine, driftwood and orange make for a carefree fragrance that just permeates the room without ever feeling cloying or overwhelming. It’s light and airy but with a uniquely deep base that just makes us keep coming back for more! (Which is a problem when it’s gone after 30 hours!)

In addition, every Pacifica soy candle is handmade with vegetable soy wax and a lead-free wick. They’re scented with essential and natural oils, and they burn down really cleanly and evenly. The bright colors of the wax add a touch of vibrance to the home, too!

The Pacifica California Star Jasmine Soy Candle retails for $6 at pacificaperfume.com.

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