Published on October 19, 2017

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These candles will take you from October to November to year round, with their bold scents and equally striking (and spooky) designs.

Fornasetti Face and Skull Candle, Farfetch, $195

Italian sculptor Piero Fornasetti was famously obsessed with the face of 19th-century opera star Lina Cavalieri, who’s face still is heavily featured in the brand’s designs. This candle shouts Halloween by countering Lina’s face with a skull.

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Diptyque Baies 600g Scented Candle, Diptyque, $165

The classic Diptyque Baies scent is frighteningly elevated with a matte black design and the giant 600g size (basically three traditional sized candles) that will literally last all year long.

 
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Penn Chemist Vintage Beeswax Candle, Mills Pharmacy, $36

This 100 percent organic beeswax candle is hand-poured using molds cast from the original 1800’s cure bottles once sold by Penn Chemists. The beeswax is locally sourced and smells like, yep, honey.

 
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Napoleon Bust, Cire Trudon, $126

Based on a historic French molding catalog, this Napoleon candle will make a distinctive statement on your coffee table.

 
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Gucci Herbarium Porcelain Candle, Bergdorf Goodman, $290

The black Herbarium motif (inspired by a vintage fabric) is eerily accented with a lid featuring a hand rising from the beyond.

 
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The Death Candle, Sphinx and Priestess, $55

This ritual candle is meant to aid in transformation and the obliteration of old habits, and it also smells of smoky amber and rose. Win and win.

 
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Potion Protection Candle, Smith Collective, $40

Based in ancient Egyptian tradition, this candle is scented with ylang-ylang and sandalwood, and meant to create a powerful safeguard over you with the Goddess of Protection.

 
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Ghost Story Soy Candle, Species by the Thousands, $30

The Brooklyn apothecary Species by the Thousands specializes in ritual candles, this one is meant to help access the afterlife, and is scented with scents of tobacco, teak, and violet.

 
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Saints Altar Candle, Byredo, $140

Inspired by traditional prayer candles, or veladoras, these Byredo altar candles smell of clove, vetiver, and floral notes.  

 
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Thompson Ferrier Secret Sucré Dantés Skull Candle, Barneys New York, $165

Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo, this raspberry and amber scented candle is vesseled in a black polished ceramic crowned skull. (Eeckk!)

 
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Melted Pillar Candle, Urban Outfitters, $16

Romantically spooky, these pillar candles give off a “I’m gonna put a spell on you” vibe.

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