I think Christmas is the one time of the year where the scent in the air makes the most considerable difference to the ambience that’s created, so a good quality candle is an absolute must. There are so many scents that associate with Christmas, so I have rounded up a lovely collection of various Christmas candles that should suit all budgets and tastes. I also have another feature on Winter candles coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
It would be wrong to start a feature on candles with anything other than a look at the Christmas offering from Yankee, wouldn’t it? As usual, Yankee Candles have got pretty much every aspect of Christmas, winter and the holidays covered with their seasonal releases, with the most Christmassy of the bunch being Bundle Up – a clean, crisp and Wintery scent in festive green; Berry Trifle for the fruity-scent lovers and Winter Glow, a light and gently warming scent that’s ideal for those who don’t like anything too heady. Not pictured is the Cosy by the Fire candle, which is the most perfect mood-creator if you’re looking to immediately “Christmas-ise” your home, as this perfectly captures all the scents of Christmas Day, with a lovely undercurrent of burning firewood that’s just gorgeous. It isn’t pictured because I couldn’t wait to get stuck in! The Small Candle Jars are £8.99 each and you can check out all the Christmas Yankee Candles here – link.
If you like your candles to look as pretty as they smell, are you familiar with Bomb Cosmetics? They have a huge range of differently displayed candles, such as the Piped Candle above, which looks and smells good enough to eat and would make for a lovely gift too. The same could be said for the extremely pretty Tinned Candle, which would also be a lovely gift. Pictured is the crisp and fruity Jingleberry Piped Candle – £8.76 here – link – and the warming and spicy Hot Toddy Tinned Candle – £7.99 here – link. I’m a total convert to Air Wick candles (check out my full review of the Mulled Wine by the Fire range here) so I had to include the beautiful Colour Changing Candle, which glows beautifully whilst releasing a gentle, Christmassy fragrance, and you get all that for £8!
Finishing off with the slightly more luxury candles, such as Nutmeg Embers from Arran Aromatics, which is every bit as festive as it sounds, leaving the air laced with the warming scent of Nutmeg – this is a great choice if you’re not a fan of the usual clove/cinnamon scent that appears in most Christmas candles, as this one is a lot lighter yet still warming and full of Christmas. It’s £25 here – link. I mentioned earlier that I have two features on candles, and I almost put the La Montana Winter Oranges candle into the Winter Candles (rather than this Christmas Candles) feature since I though it might be better suited to that, but I’m glad I didn’t, as this is probably the most Christmassy of the lot! I loooove La Montana candles as they put together their scent combinations so well, and a great example of this is Winter Oranges. Don’t be put off if you’re not a fan of citric scents, as this is very warm and mostly dominated by the spicy cinnamon and clove, with just a gentle hint of oranges – this’ll be the one that gets lit on Christmas Day itself, and you can find it here – link – for £35. Lastly, when you’ve hit your limit on all things warm, spicy and Christmassy, you will find the perfect antidote in the bright, clean and crisp Pine d’Antibes candle from Shay & Blue. This is so wonderfully fresh and it’ll feel like you’ve pulled open the curtains and let in the light, so I really recommend picking this up when you’re ready to move on from Christmas. It’s a fragrance that leads with Silver Fir and Pine Cones, so it still sits within the Christmas theme and it’s £35 here – link.