Scented candles get a bad gift rap. Sure, giving wax isn't the most original idea, but is there anyone who doesn't feel a little happier when surrounded by a scent she loves? The trick to good gifting: choosing a candle that smells special. We've rounded up 25 gorgeous, out-of-the-ordinary fragrances — think leather, rum, arctic flower, absinthe and more. There's one to fit every budget, too, whether you're watching every cent or you have money to burn.
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