These Candles Are Inspired By Luxurious Hotel Lobbies, Passport Not Required

updated Mar 21, 2021
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Allow us to take you back to a better time, one you may have forgotten all about since the start of early last year: a summer abroad, and a luxurious hotel lobby with grandiose chandeliers and snooty concierges. Within a hotel room outfitted with fresh sheets, a bathroom decked out with miniature shampoos, body washes, and perfumes. Ah. What once was. We might not be able to bottle the experience of plopping onto a hotel bed after a day spent exploring a foreign city — but we could bottle the scents, and Hotel Lobby Candle has done just that. 

Hotel Lobby Candle creates candles that evoke the smell of, well… hotel lobbies. Allow the brand’s Signature Candle, $54, to transform your apartment into the lobby of a Four Seasons. Handmade with all-natural 100% soy wax, the Signature Candle has notes of agarwood, vetiver, and atlas cedar. The hand-painted glass vessel, too (ones designed to be repurposed), is in a shade of blush pink and will “immediately transport you to a five-star accommodation — without ever having to leave home,” Hotel Lobby Candle writes. 

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“There’s a certain feeling you get, most notably through scent, from the moment you step foot inside” these hotels, the brand continues. “The HLC brand was inspired by these ‘scent memories’ from traveling the world — and the idea that it’s entirely possible to bring the luxury hotel experience into your home in the form of a candle.”

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The next destination? Paris. The company has launched a new Parisian collection, entitled Hotel Lobby Paris: The City Of Love Collection, encompassing the luxe scents of Parisian hotel lobbies after a day spent perusing the Louvre Museum and munching on croissants from a nearby boulangerie. For more collections and candle tips, visit Hotel Lobby Candle — passports are not required.