Waxing lyrical: it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

As Christmas draws closer and the temperatures drop, it’s time to dig out that cosy cashmere sweater, pull on those beloved woollen tights and adorn your neck in a chunky knitted scarf . But for us, there is nothing quite like the warming glow and alluring scent of a candle to take us through the chilly months.

We’re talking about candles that truly capture the scents of the season, from blazing log fires to spicy blends that fill the air with warmth. There is something utterly magical about candles at this time of year.

Here are some scented candles that truly make winter a pleasure, so strike a match and enjoy…

Jo Loves Log Fires, £325
Buy it at: Jo Loves Elizabeth Street, London

This beautiful hand poured candle fills the air with the scent of a roaring log fire, via a blend of smooth, smoky woods, clove, black leather and lapsang souchong tea.

Diptyque Le Redouté, £55
Buy it at: Space NK

We can’t get enough of this candle at the moment. It fills the air with a delightfully warming and comforting aroma, via a blend of cloves, cinnamon, orange, rose, amber and cedar.

Diptyque_La_RedouteAcqua di Parma Silver Gem, £75
Buy it at: Selfridges

Combining zesty, citrus notes of bergamot and orange alongside the warming addition of plum and davana and beautifully rounded off with amber, vanilla, cedar and patchouli. This all-encompasing candle was handmade in Italy and truly will make for the perfect festive centrepiece – its rudolph red wax is adorned in zests and barks that have been painted silver.

Cire Trudon Byron, £60
Buy it at: Selfridges

Inspired by the strident personality of British poet Lord Byron, this sophisticated candle layers a complex and elegant mix of wood, brandy and spice.

Neom Christmas Wish, £45
Buy it at: Neom Organics

Smells like a cross between a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a freshly baked, spicy Christmas cake. Designed to calm and relax (which is much-need this time of year), Neom’s signature festive blend layers warming spices and fruity notes.


Written by Alice Jones

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