08/21/2011 10:13 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

LAFCO NY Beach House Candle: Beauty Lab

Photo: Bobby Doherty

If you (like me) don't own a beach house, I've found a temporary (if not perfectly acceptable) fix: These LAFCO NY candles (which I've been burning all weekend long in my Brooklyn apartment) are the answer for the beach-house-loving, non-beach-house-owning city-dweller. The scent is totally spot-on: Like a mix of salty ocean air, beach grass and sand dunes. (It practically transports me to Montauk, without leaving my house.) While they're effective at making your space smell amazing, it's definitely subtle, more understated -- not overpowering. Plus, once they've burned all the way, they'll make for an awesome set of glasses.

*And if beach houses aren't really your thing, the collection also includes country house, lake house, even green house-inspired scents.

The trio will be available early September, but you can buy the full-size version online now.

LAFCO NY Beach House Candle Trio in Sea and Dune, $85,