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The days are noticeably shorter, and there's a nip in the air when the sun's not out. That's right: autumn candle season is here. Whether you prefer to burn them for ambiance or just to make your home smell way better than it normally does, we've mapped out — in no particular order! — New York City's 24 best shops for restocking your candle selection for the season.

Photo: Driely S. Research assistance: Kathryn Lindsay

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1. Diptyque

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971 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 879-3330
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Though you can find the iconic French brand's candles at plenty of boutiques around the city, head straight to the source — the Madison Avenue flagship — for the largest selection, and remember that paying full-price might be better than standing in a freezing-cold line. Diptyque also has locations in Nolita, the Shops at Columbus Circle, and Grand Central.
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2. Barneys New York

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660 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 826-8900
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Buying candles at this department store is one of the few ways you can walk out with a shopping bag without spending your entire paycheck. You can find Odin New York and Diptyque candles starting around $30, but of course it wouldn't be Barneys without high-end options like Fornasetti candles in artistic holders for $580.
Brian Harkin

3. Henri Bendel

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716 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-1100
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The Fifth Avenue store gave up third-party brands last year, but that made plenty of room for its extensive candle selection. Smaller candles start at $15, while a trio of complementary scents is $25 and large triple-wick candles are $65.
Henri Bendel

4. Scent Elate

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313 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 258-3043
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This Midtown boutiques specializing in products to stimulate the olfactory nerve — not just candles, but also oils, incense, sage, and bath salts — has been voted a top candle shop in several local polls. Brands they carry include Belle Fleur, Trapp, and Ergo.
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5. Delphinium Home

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353 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 333-7732
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Whether you're stocking up for yourself or looking for a last-minute housewarming gift in the Hell's Kitchen area, Delphinium is a go-to for home tchotchkes, especially candles. Favorites here include the Rewined brand, whose candles smell like your favorite type of wine.

6. Soapology

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67 Eighth Ave Frnt 2
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-7627
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Don't let the name fool you here — in addition to good-smelling products to keep next to the sink or in the shower, Soapology also its own brand of vegan soy candles. Bonus: What melts doubles as a moisturizer or massage oil.

7. Aedes De Venustas

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9 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-8674
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The "noses" that select out the scents here are so highly regarded that you can even shop by specific perfumers, so you can trust that this West Village shop offers only top-tier when it comes to their candle selection. Stop in to discover under-the-radar fancy brands alongside the expectedl Cire Trudon, Byredo, and Diptyque.
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8. Santa Maria Novella

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285 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-0001
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The original pharmacy has been operating in Florence since 1221, but it didn't really become known as a fragrance house until the 1500s. Now you can purchase signature scents like their Pot Pourri in the form of a candle.
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9. Anthropologie

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50 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10020
(212) 246-0386
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So maybe you can't bottle up and burn that intoxicating experience that Anthropologie stores always seem to have, but at least you can shop a bunch of candles here that won't break the break, from the popular Voluspa tins to Capri Blue.

10. Le Labo

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233 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-2230
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Even though Le Labo is now part of Estée Lauder, it hasn't lost its mission to go back to the roots of the fragrance world, before synthetic ingredients and celebrity scents permeated perfume counters. Choose a candle or two from their handmade, all-vegan selection that'll burn for about 60 hours.
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11. New London Specialty Pharmacy

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246 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-9755
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The Chelsea destination for cosmetic and body products for the past 55 (!!) years also stocks a robust candle selection. Make this your first stop for favorites like Nest and Tocca.
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12. Red Flower

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13 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5301
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Nolita's purveyors of holistic, environmentally-friendly bath and body products since 2001 have captured its scintillating scents — like Italian blood orange and Indian jasmine — in long-lasting candles. A medium-sized one that'll burn for about 50 hours and comes topped with flower petals will run you $38.
Brian Harkin

13. Fuego 718

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249 Grand St
New York, NY 11211
(718) 302-2913
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With a name that literally translates to "fire," you know they're always burning something good in here. The Williamsburg shop that began in 2004 with home goods and tchotchkes imported from Mexico (it now stocks items from local artists from the borough and brands from places like Haiti and Vietnam, too) keeps up a solid candle selection.

14. Jonathan Adler

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304 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-0017
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It's no surprise that the master of all bright and quirky home goods has brought the same aesthetic to his collection of candles, some of which come in monochromatic glass holders while others are in more sculptural tins. Go beyond the typical flower scents and scope out candles that evoke cucumber, hashish, sea salt, and absinthe.
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15. Byredo

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62 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-1584
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After months of anticipation, Byredo's first US store landed in Soho back in June, so dedicated fans now have a sanctuary in which to shop pro basketball player-turned-perfumer Ben Gorham's luxurious scents in both perfume and candle form.
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16. Flying Tiger Copenhagen

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920 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 777-1239
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Make your way through the maze of incredibly cheap home goods that made their way to the Flatiron District earlier this year to find a wall of brightly-colored candles. Though unscented, you can grab a bunch of pillars in varying sizes and hues to easily bring ambiance to any room — especially when each won't cost you more than $3.

17. ABC Carpet & Home

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888 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-3000
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It shouldn't come as any shock that the Flatiron destination for all things home goods has plenty of quality candles to choose from. With prices ranging from $13 for a small Travel by Land tin to nearly $200 for a Tom Dixon gift set, anyone can walk out with a good-smelling accessory regardless of budget.
Brian Harkin

18. Malin + Goetz

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1270 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 328-9347
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If your favorite fancy fitness studio stocks this popular skincare brand in their locker rooms, they're probably also burning its great candles. Head to Malin + Goetz's Upper East Side flagship (or the smaller Chelsea location) to pick up the votive size for less than half the cost of a single fitness class.

19. Frederic Malle

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94 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
(646) 666-0330
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Check out the perfumer's downtown location to pick out what your home will smell like, whether that's a simple tubereuse or the technical Notre Dame, evoking the scents of an old church.

20. Bond No. 9

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9 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(877) 273-3369
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The New York-obsessed brand lets you inhale the smells of the city — the good kind, that is — both in personal fragrance and candle form. Use this as an opportunity to bring a little piece of a neighborhood you can't afford (Central Park West, Park Avenue South) into your own home.
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21. CO Bigelow Pharmacy

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414 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
(212) 533-2700
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Start a blaze brighter than this 177-year-old apothecary's neon sign when you pick up candles here. Bestsellers include Diptyque, Tocca, and Le Labo.
Brian Harkin

22. Ricky's

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112 First Ave
New York, NY 10009
(212) 539-1015
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Wade your way through pretty much every beauty product available to find the affordable candles stocked at most Ricky's locations (it's likely that you'll have a better selection if you're in a bigger store). Find popular options from Voluspa or Nest here, or take a chance on the funky house brand — scents include Street Meat, Banker Husband, Drunk Brunch, and Walk of Shame.
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23. Pink Olive

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370 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 576-3915
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The New York-based store with locations both here and in the East Village has its own line of candles that are perfect for gifting, whether that's for someone else or yourself.
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24. Oak

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55 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 782-0521
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Candles might not be the first thing you think of when Oak comes to mind — lots of black clothes probably do — but they stock fun New York-centric scents based on city corners, like Prince + Mercer and McKibbin + Bogart.
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1. Diptyque

971 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
via
Though you can find the iconic French brand's candles at plenty of boutiques around the city, head straight to the source — the Madison Avenue flagship — for the largest selection, and remember that paying full-price might be better than standing in a freezing-cold line. Diptyque also has locations in Nolita, the Shops at Columbus Circle, and Grand Central.
971 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021

2. Barneys New York

660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065
Brian Harkin
Buying candles at this department store is one of the few ways you can walk out with a shopping bag without spending your entire paycheck. You can find Odin New York and Diptyque candles starting around $30, but of course it wouldn't be Barneys without high-end options like Fornasetti candles in artistic holders for $580.
660 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065

3. Henri Bendel

716 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019
Henri Bendel
The Fifth Avenue store gave up third-party brands last year, but that made plenty of room for its extensive candle selection. Smaller candles start at $15, while a trio of complementary scents is $25 and large triple-wick candles are $65.
716 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10019

4. Scent Elate

313 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
via
This Midtown boutiques specializing in products to stimulate the olfactory nerve — not just candles, but also oils, incense, sage, and bath salts — has been voted a top candle shop in several local polls. Brands they carry include Belle Fleur, Trapp, and Ergo.
313 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

5. Delphinium Home

353 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Whether you're stocking up for yourself or looking for a last-minute housewarming gift in the Hell's Kitchen area, Delphinium is a go-to for home tchotchkes, especially candles. Favorites here include the Rewined brand, whose candles smell like your favorite type of wine.
353 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

6. Soapology

67 Eighth Ave Frnt 2, New York, NY 10014
Don't let the name fool you here — in addition to good-smelling products to keep next to the sink or in the shower, Soapology also its own brand of vegan soy candles. Bonus: What melts doubles as a moisturizer or massage oil.
67 Eighth Ave Frnt 2
New York, NY 10014

7. Aedes De Venustas

9 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
via
The "noses" that select out the scents here are so highly regarded that you can even shop by specific perfumers, so you can trust that this West Village shop offers only top-tier when it comes to their candle selection. Stop in to discover under-the-radar fancy brands alongside the expectedl Cire Trudon, Byredo, and Diptyque.
9 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

8. Santa Maria Novella

285 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
via
The original pharmacy has been operating in Florence since 1221, but it didn't really become known as a fragrance house until the 1500s. Now you can purchase signature scents like their Pot Pourri in the form of a candle.
285 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

9. Anthropologie

50 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020
So maybe you can't bottle up and burn that intoxicating experience that Anthropologie stores always seem to have, but at least you can shop a bunch of candles here that won't break the break, from the popular Voluspa tins to Capri Blue.
50 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10020

10. Le Labo

233 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
via
Even though Le Labo is now part of Estée Lauder, it hasn't lost its mission to go back to the roots of the fragrance world, before synthetic ingredients and celebrity scents permeated perfume counters. Choose a candle or two from their handmade, all-vegan selection that'll burn for about 60 hours.
233 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

11. New London Specialty Pharmacy

246 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10011
via
The Chelsea destination for cosmetic and body products for the past 55 (!!) years also stocks a robust candle selection. Make this your first stop for favorites like Nest and Tocca.
246 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10011

12. Red Flower

13 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Brian Harkin
Nolita's purveyors of holistic, environmentally-friendly bath and body products since 2001 have captured its scintillating scents — like Italian blood orange and Indian jasmine — in long-lasting candles. A medium-sized one that'll burn for about 50 hours and comes topped with flower petals will run you $38.
13 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

13. Fuego 718

249 Grand St, New York, NY 11211
With a name that literally translates to "fire," you know they're always burning something good in here. The Williamsburg shop that began in 2004 with home goods and tchotchkes imported from Mexico (it now stocks items from local artists from the borough and brands from places like Haiti and Vietnam, too) keeps up a solid candle selection.
249 Grand St
New York, NY 11211

14. Jonathan Adler

304 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
via
It's no surprise that the master of all bright and quirky home goods has brought the same aesthetic to his collection of candles, some of which come in monochromatic glass holders while others are in more sculptural tins. Go beyond the typical flower scents and scope out candles that evoke cucumber, hashish, sea salt, and absinthe.
304 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023

15. Byredo

62 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
via
After months of anticipation, Byredo's first US store landed in Soho back in June, so dedicated fans now have a sanctuary in which to shop pro basketball player-turned-perfumer Ben Gorham's luxurious scents in both perfume and candle form.
62 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

16. Flying Tiger Copenhagen

920 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
Make your way through the maze of incredibly cheap home goods that made their way to the Flatiron District earlier this year to find a wall of brightly-colored candles. Though unscented, you can grab a bunch of pillars in varying sizes and hues to easily bring ambiance to any room — especially when each won't cost you more than $3.
920 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

17. ABC Carpet & Home

888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Brian Harkin
It shouldn't come as any shock that the Flatiron destination for all things home goods has plenty of quality candles to choose from. With prices ranging from $13 for a small Travel by Land tin to nearly $200 for a Tom Dixon gift set, anyone can walk out with a good-smelling accessory regardless of budget.
888 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

18. Malin + Goetz

1270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
If your favorite fancy fitness studio stocks this popular skincare brand in their locker rooms, they're probably also burning its great candles. Head to Malin + Goetz's Upper East Side flagship (or the smaller Chelsea location) to pick up the votive size for less than half the cost of a single fitness class.
1270 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

19. Frederic Malle

94 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
Check out the perfumer's downtown location to pick out what your home will smell like, whether that's a simple tubereuse or the technical Notre Dame, evoking the scents of an old church.
94 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

20. Bond No. 9

9 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
via
The New York-obsessed brand lets you inhale the smells of the city — the good kind, that is — both in personal fragrance and candle form. Use this as an opportunity to bring a little piece of a neighborhood you can't afford (Central Park West, Park Avenue South) into your own home.
9 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

21. CO Bigelow Pharmacy

414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Brian Harkin
Start a blaze brighter than this 177-year-old apothecary's neon sign when you pick up candles here. Bestsellers include Diptyque, Tocca, and Le Labo.
414 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011

22. Ricky's

112 First Ave, New York, NY 10009
via
Wade your way through pretty much every beauty product available to find the affordable candles stocked at most Ricky's locations (it's likely that you'll have a better selection if you're in a bigger store). Find popular options from Voluspa or Nest here, or take a chance on the funky house brand — scents include Street Meat, Banker Husband, Drunk Brunch, and Walk of Shame.
112 First Ave
New York, NY 10009

23. Pink Olive

370 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249