Top Travel Candles for Romantic Getaways

Travel candles are a smart item to include on your 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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     Hand-poured and made in the USA, popular and affordable Wednesday candles are created in a variety of fragrances including California Ocean, Cinnamon Stick, and Vanilla Bean. The most popular is sexy and soothing Lavender. All are made with soy wax, which doesn't leave a residue like paraffin. These candles come in their own tin container, which adds to their safety.

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    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.

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    Pacifica creates travel candles in bold scents that transport the owner to exotic lands. Some of my favorite around-the-world Pacifica fragrances are Island Vanilla, Tahitian Gardenia, Thai Lemongrass, Mediterranean Fig, Lotus Garden, Mexican Cocoa, and Indian Coconut Nectar.

    Vegan, hand-poured, and all natural, Pacifica travel candles are made from soy wax, essential oils, and rich natural fragrances. Pacifica candles are available in a variety of sizes, from 3 ounces to larger ones.

    When you're ready to go to sleep, snuff out the candle and have sweet dreams. And if you fall in love with the scent, consider buying the matching body butter.

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    Jo Malone is a well-known, London-based fragrance brand primarily sold at select Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores nation-wide in addition to the company's freestanding shops and Jo Malone online. 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. Jo Malone travel candles are approximately 3 ounces each and poured into miniature glass vessels.

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    Tocca's simple yet refined travel-size candles are contained in glass votives and available in sophisticated and seductive flavors. Each travel candle will burn for approximately twelve hours. 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.