For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock
For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock
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Meghan Markle loves scented candles and so do I: how they’re getting me through pandemic and election anxieties

  • Autumn oak, charred juniper, pumpkin spice, fig and cedar: scented candles are helping Mary McNamara create a version of herself living in a calmer, saner time
  • Smell is one of the strongest triggers of memory and emotion, and triggering the best of these has become paramount for her in 2020

For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock
For Mary McNamara, scented candles not only reassure us that we probably don’t have Covid-19 – assuming we can smell them – but also remind us that there are many important things that exist implacably beyond the reach of current events. Photo: Shutterstock
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