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The 14 Best Places to Buy Candles Online

By Julia O'Donnell, P 

Lighting a candle can feel like a sacred act. In a world that always seems to go a mile a minute, it’s a small ritual that reminds us to slow down. Candles are important elements in the home, and finding ones you love is truly an act of self-care. Luckily, there’s no shortage of candle retailers to choose from. In fact, the sheer number of choices can make it easy to feel overwhelmed, which is exactly the opposite of what candles should do. To help, we’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite places to shop for candles, from big-box retailers to small, up-and-coming brands.

Harlem Candle Co. "Langston" Luxury Candle

Harlem Candle Co. makes luxury candles that celebrate the rich cultural history of Harlem. Many draw inspiration from the Harlem Renaissance, like this one, which is dedicated to Langston Hughes. It takes pieces of the great poet’s life — the worn vintage leather of his favorite armchair, the ambery incense that recalls his many visits to churches in Mexico — to craft an intoxicating scent and an equally rich story to go along with it. 

 

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