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Editor's Tip Editor's Tip

For a more artisan-style candle, try Illume’s limited edition Arlo Ceramic series.

Illume Pillar Mercury

$24.30 Ships Free
3.5 in. x 6 in



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We’re all for pumpkin spice lattes, but when it comes to our candles, we prefer a scent that’s a bit less specialty coffee and a bit more sophisticated—which is where Illume comes in. The Minneapolis-based brand, which approaches candles like perfumes and colognes, has created these long-lasting candles, each neatly packaged in a sparkly, textured glass vase. And not only smell amazing, but they also make the perfect gift for the consummate host or hostess.

How to Use

Each candle comes in a textured glass vase and burns for up to 125 hours.For a wintery scent that blends berries, fir, pine, and balsam, opt for Balsam & Cedar. Gilded Amberleaf pairs base notes of vanilla, cedar, and patchouli with heart notes of tobacco and tonka and citrusy top notes of lemon, mandarin, and orange. Noble Currant is a blend of deep fruits, wine, rare woods, and warm spices.

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lovely scent, too delicate case

The scent of this candle is lovely, but the glass container is not very sturdy. Unfortunately, mine came smashed in such a way that I'm not convinced (had it arrived whole) that it would have survived in my house anyway!

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This candle smells amazing and it burns forever! I love it. The mercury glass makes it flicker light really pretty off the sides.

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My favorite candle!

The Gilded Amderleaf really is the best scent. It has an exotic, enticing scent and I have purchased several for my own home and to give as gifts.

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