Scent Test: From Moss to Dark Rum, We Smell 8 Crazy Candles

Photo by: Courtesy of Manufacturer
Mousses/Moss by Diptyque Paris

What our editors say:

  • "Kind of smells like olives. Or ferns." -Sarah Yang, assistant web editor
  • "Oh. This is strong. Like a
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Photo by: Courtesy of Manufacturer
Mousses/Moss by Diptyque Paris

What our editors say:

  • "Kind of smells like olives. Or ferns." -Sarah Yang, assistant web editor
  • "Oh. This is strong. Like a cologne. This is good for a bathroom. It's heavy but clear. It's not like many scents. Is there an herb scent in here? Like thyme? Smells like an herb." -Orli Ben-Dor, market editor
  • "This reminds me of a boy's bathroom. It's masculine." -Gretchen Smelter, design director
What the description says: "All the fresh scents of the forest floor after the rain." diptyqueparis.com, $60.

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We started off by calling in the most unique-scented candles that we could find. Then, we covered the labels, assembled our editors, and asked them to describe the fragrances. Read on to see the results.

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