7 of the Best Winter Scented Candles
My go to always tends to be Diptqyue as their Christmas range not only looks stunning, but scents a room like no other. They always tend to have the traditional pine fragrance (which I usually burn to fool myself into thinking my fake tree has miraculously turned into a real one overnight), but this year Un Encens Etoile has just pipped the top position with its hints of incense and luxe glass jar. £48
Jo Malone is another brand that always delivers on the luxe candle front. You could easily get one for every month of the year (oh, the dream), but for winter, I love the smokey, spicy scent of Incense and Embers. It mingles smokey incense notes with napa leather, silver fir and golden amber and manages to be the perfect balance without overwhelming the room. £42
Bayliss & Harding's Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit candle gives a great alternative to the usual festive fragrances, but still looks seriously Christmasy with its Christmas tree topper. This fruity, zesty blend is a really lovely pick-me-up and I think this looks so much more expensive that it's £12 price tag. It's actually half price at House of Fraser right now, so grab a bargain while you can!
Laura Ashley are fast becoming one of my go-to places for homewares. Not only do they do a seriosuly good range of pineapple related things, but their scented candles are also fab! The simple glass jar and white wax is a classic look and I love the range of scents they have. I've been using one of their Christmas blend ones over the past few weeks, but next on my list is the Rhubarb and Vanilla one - I think it's going to smell like summer in a jar. Yum. £15
This Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Fig candle is not only huge, but smells delicious! I love a good fig candle and C&E have blended the best fig scent with notes of damson plum, resinous woods, black pepper and winter flowers. It's part of their botanical collection, which give off a slightly lighter scent, so not overpowering for smaller rooms. You'll get up to 60 hours burn time from this bad boy, which is seriously impressive! £25
If you struggle to relax over the festive period then you need to get yourself one of Aromatherapy Associates Relax candles asap. Just a couple of hours burn gives off the most incredible fragrance that will fill your entire room. Like all Aromatherapy Associates products, it features a mix of targeted essential oils. Relax features West Indian Bay and Myrrh to help create a calm, restful atmosphere. And trust me, it seriously works! £38
For a traditional candle with a beautiful modern twist, you really need Maison Francis Kurdikan's Mon Beau Sapin. Notes of pine mingle with smokey patchouli and give off a wonderful, slightly heady aroma. The gold casing is also stunning with its festive scene and would look at home on any mantelpiece. It's a nice change from the usual luxury brands and can be found at Selfridges and Net-A-Porter. £55.
What are your favourite winter/Christmas candles?
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