Top Travel Candles for Romantic Getaways

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Travel candles are a smart item to include on a packing list. These small (and travel candles should be small), fragrant cylinders can transform a hotel room from a sterile place into a seductive one. And since the sense of smell is a key component in sexual attraction, travel candles can help to create an alluring ambiance.

There's an equally practical aspect to using travel candles: If you're stuck in a hotel room that has an odd or unpleasant smell, travel candles can mask it. Just be careful to keep your travel candles away from flammable materials and blow them out before you go to sleep.

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Tocca Travel Candles

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Tocca's simple yet refined 3 ounce travel-size "candelinas" are contained in glass votives and come in sophisticated and seductive scents that evoke different holiday destinations. These include Montauk, Capri, Valencia, Marrakesh, Tuscany, and Bora Bora. Each travel candle will burn for approximately 30 hours. They use a proprietary paraffin wax blend that includes natural vegetable wax.

Like Jo Malone candles, these need to be wrapped carefully to avoid breaking the glass. Bubble wrap the sides, top and bottom of your favorite scent, and then enclose it in a sealed plastic bag. Place between layers or rolled-up soft clothing in your carry-on or checked luggage.

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Scented Travel Candles Gift Set

scented candle gift set

Why pack just one travel candle when you can bring an ensemble on your next romantic getaway, choosing a different one to scent each night? 

This perfumed set of four 4.4 ounce travel candles contain the scents of lemon, lavender, Mediterranean fig, and spring. 

Made of natural soy wax and essential oils, they will not smoke while burning. Each comes in a different and attractive covered travel tin that can be reused to hold rings, coins, earbuds, or anything else you want to store out of view. 

When you're ready to go to sleep, snuff out the candle by using the top of the tin and have sweet dreams. 

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Jo Malone Travel Candles

jo malone travel candle
 Jo Malone.

Jo Malone is a well-known, London-based fragrance brand sold at select Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores nation-wide in addition to the company's freestanding shops and Jo Malone online.

Sophisticated scents include pomegranate noir, English pear and freesia, peony and blush suede, and lime basil and mandarin. Jo Malone travel candles are approximately 3 ounces each and poured into miniature glass vessels. Additive-free, the perfumer's travel candles are nested in the company's chic cream-and-black box tied with a black grosgrain ribbon, which makes it an elegant albeit expensive going-away gift. 

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Wednesday & Rose Candles

wednesday candles

Hand-poured and made in the USA, popular and affordable Wednesday candles are created in a variety of fragrances including Jasmine Tea, Tangerine Mint, Ruby Grapefruit. Cinnamon Cedar, Rosemary Orange, and a melange called Flower Shop. The most popular is sexy and soothing Lavender Lemon. All are made with soy wax, which doesn't leave a residue like paraffin. Available in a 4 ounce size for travel, the candles come in a reusable glass jar.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Travel Candles

pumpkin spice latte
 Candeo Candle.

Do you eagerly await the arrival of fall every year, with its crisp air, gorgeous foliage and pumpkin spices? Drink in the scent of this small, packable travel candle and you'll be transported to your favorite season. It arrives in a handy covered tin container, which makes it the perfect companion to throw in your suitcase before you leave on a cozy weekend getaway. PS: Crazy for pumpkin scent? The company also makes 4 ounce travel candles in Frosted Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Caramel Cupcake, Pumpkin Souffle, Sweet Pumpkin Pie. Just remember to light, not eat, them!

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