Millions of people have been left in the dark in Hurricane Sandy‘s wake. All of Manhattan below 34th street is still powerless–and will be until the weekend. Hundreds of thousands more will have to wait even longer.
Flashlights and batteries sold out quickly pre-Sandy which leads us to… candles. Tealights and Jesus candles are great in a bind, but if you’ve got to take a cold shower why not luxuriate in some fancy scented candles? They’re um, sort of practical? Mostly they just smell great and will make your dark apartment feel more like a spa than a scary place.
And now that the storm has died down and Barneys has reopened, fancy candles are yours for the burning!
From the poshest of French candles to ones that cost less than ten bucks, click through for our recommendations.