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Top 3 Travel Candles

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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 sleep.

1. Pacifica Travel Candles

Pacifica.
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, and Mexican Cocoa.

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 10.5 ounces. The best buy for couples hitting the road is the 7 ounce travel size: These candles come in their own tin container, which adds to their safety. When you're ready to go to sleep, you can snuff out the candle simply by replacing the cover of the tin, then reuse it the next night.

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2. Jo Malone Travel Candles

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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3. Tocca Travel Candles

Tocca's simple yet refined boxed set contains four travel-size candles in yummy flavors: Stella (sweet blood orange), Yma (guava and citrus), Tahiti (tiare flower and coconut), and Isabella (fresh watermelon). The gift box thoughtfully includes Tocca matches (if you're flying, make sure not to bring them in your carry-on but in your luggage that flies in the hold). Each candle will burn for approximately twelve hours. Tocca's travel candles are contained in glass votives.

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