It's freezing. Your bedroom smells like steam heat and your kitchen smells like the residue of too much jasmine tea and Campbell's soup. You can't open the window because you'll die (see first sentence) but you can't bear to light a candle either, because the smell is usually so overbearing.
Key word: usually.
We've gotten our hands on Diptyque's new mini-rose candles and we have to say, they're completely lovely and fairly calm, too. Besides getting a tiny pink light in your room (and in the dead of winter, it's the little things that count), the tapers also emit pure rose essence - no musk, no mixture, just petals and a little bit of warmth. Right now, that's exactly what we need.
--FARAN KRENTCIL$32 online now.