Six Tomato-Scented Candles for Autumn

Subtle reminders of the freshest produce from the summer season

Easing into fall often requires cherishing the sense memories of summer—warmth from the sunniest days, the frequency of fresh produce on the palate and perhaps a touch of salt breathed in through the air. Tomatoes certainly brighten late-summer meals and now several brands look to the beloved fruit for its ability to lighten the scent profile at home. Some of the options we’ve selected focus …

Occultist TC Conroy’s Conjure Candles

Summon psychic energies and let your intentions flow with powerful spells set in wax

After half a year of feeling like our world has been turned upside down, it’s understandably becoming trickier to keep afloat—mentally and economically. One way to summon some positive vibes is by tapping into new spiritual energies via Conjure Candles. Cleansed, blessed and dressed by renowned life coach and occultist, TC Conroy, each candle is infused with a powerful spell to help jumpstart your intentions. …

Boy Smells Founder Matthew Herman on Scent and Gender

Reimagining personal care products in a more fluid and inclusive manner

Despite its name, LA-based Boy Smells—founded by David Kien and Matthew Herman—makes underwear and candles that aren’t intended for one gender; rather the brand is a purposeful amalgamation of masculinity and femininity and everything between. Conversation around personal care products typically being hyper-gendered led Kien and Herman to experiment within the space. They made candles in their kitchen with the mission to explore the dismissal …