There may be five stages of grief, but there are really only two stages of realizing your apartment is not a proper home for a Christmas tree:
- Denial: Could it maybe fit in that one corner if we moved the couch, bookcase, and dining table?
- Acceptance: Buy Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Mon Beau Sapin Candle instead. Smells as good, nay—better! (There's hints of cinnamon in there, too.) And takes up barely any space. No bargaining after all!
Photographed by Tom Newton.
In case you don't have a fireplace, either: the very best wood-scented candles can be found this way.