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Best Candles That Won’t Make You Woozy

  • Cire Trudon

    54 Bond St., at Bowery; 212-677-1200

    Unlike some dizzyingly potent candles, Cire Trudon’s slow-burners actually sooth olfactory nerves. Inside the seventeenth-century brand’s Versailles-inspired stucco store, glass candles come in three sizes—mini ($50), standard ($75), and triple-wicked (guaranteed to burn for 400 hours; $375)—and eighteen scents, from smoky musks (Empire) to lighter scents (Roi Soleil). Recently reincarnated by Parisian perfumer Ramdane Touhani, the line includes a new breed of smell emitters: Cire’s “stink bombs” ($41)—small, exploding vials of lovely scent.

From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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