The best scented candles for Christmas

November 22, 2017

The best Christmas scented candles | These Four Walls blog

Even if you’re not ready to put up the Christmas decorations yet, it’s never too early to start getting into the festive spirit. As I mentioned yesterday, the welcoming glow of candlelight is a vital ingredient for me at this time of year, and there are plenty of scented candles which evoke the joys of mid-winter – everything from silent, snow-dusted forests to warming spices. Here are a few of my favourites…

Oranges and spices

The best Christmas scented candles - oranges and spices | These Four Walls blog

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‘Orange Spice’ candle by Lincolnshire-based Hobo Soy Candles (£22 for 300ml, £16 for 180ml or £8.50 for a small travel tin) – a classic Christmas scent combining top notes of orange with base notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

‘Advent’ candle by British brand Plum & Ashby (£26 for 60 hours’ burn time) – a blend of oranges, spices and red berries encapsulating the aromas of mulled wine, with a countdown label. The same scent is also available in a non-advent version.

‘No 27: Orange Cardamom’ candle by California-based P.F. Candle Co ($32.00 for 14oz, $18 for 7.2oz or $11 for 3.5oz) – a spicy scent inspired by homemade orange pomanders, with notes of citrus, black tea, ginger, black peppercorn, clove and cardamom.

‘Christmas Spice’ candle by British-Swedish brand Att Pynta (£28 for 40 hours’ burn time) – a classic festive combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and glazed orange.

Fir trees and forests

The best Christmas scented candles - fir trees and forests | These Four Walls blog

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‘Christmas Tree’ candle by Brooklyn-based Amber Apothecary ($35.00 for 8.5oz) – a combination of pine, spruce, fir needle and spearmint, with rich base notes of cedarwood.

‘No. 5: Spruce’ candle by P.F. Candle Co ($32.00 for 14oz, $18 for 7.2oz or $11 for 3.5oz)  – an invigorating mix of blue spruce, cedar and citrus which captures the scent of old-growth forest.

‘Winter Bergamot’ candle by Sheffield-based Essence + Alchemy (£25 for 120ml or £45 for 300ml) – a blend of bergamot, fir needle, lemon, clove and spruce, inspired by winters in the forests of southern Italy.

‘Eucalyptus’ candle by Canadian brand Sunday Blooms (£20.80 for 8oz) – eucalyptus and white pine layered with cedarwood, peppermint and balsam, evoking a crisp winter walk in the forest.

Frankincense and myrrh

The best Christmas scented candles - frankincense and myrrh | These Four Walls blog

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’12 Days of Christmas’ candle by Plum & Ashby (£14 for 20 hours’ burn time) – a sweet yet heady blend of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

‘Larmes d’encens’ candle by Diptyque (£48 for 190g) – a limited-edition scent inspired by the mythical phoenix, with notes of incense, myrrh, laurel and cinnamon.

‘North’ candle by London-based Evermore (£25 for 250ml or £16 for 120ml) – layers of frankincense, patchouli and myrrh with notes of warm tobacco and cinnamon, inspired by the North Star.

‘White Christmas’ candle by The White Company (£25 for a medium candle, £65 for a large candle or £14 for a votive) – a blend of sweet almond blossom, frankincense, neroli and honeysuckle, designed to create a warm and merry glow.

Or, for something a little different…

The best Christmas scented candles - something a little different | These Four Walls blog

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‘JUL’ and ‘SNÖ’ candles by Skandinavisk (€35.00 each for 190g or €18.00 each for 55g). The former is a richly spiced scent with notes of baked gingerbread, honey, cloves and warm gløgg; the latter is a crisp blend of winter berries and frozen wood, inspired by the white winter light.

‘Fireside Embers’ candle by Plum & Ashby (£26.50 for 60 hours’ burn time) – a cosy mix of Guaiac wood, birch tar and cedar which evokes the dying embers of a crackling log fire.

‘Tea Rose & Clove’ candle by London-based Arum (£34 for 200g) – delicate tea rose blended with bold clove to create a festive fragrance with a twist.

‘Highland Escape’ candle by The White Company (£25 for a medium candle, £65 for a large candle or £14 for a votive) – saffron, vetivert and patchouli and with a hint of amber whisky, reminiscent of chilly evenings by the fire.

You can buy many of the above candles via the Christmas section of my shop, which also has baubles, garlands, gift wrap and more.

All photography via the respective brands above

2 thoughts on “The best scented candles for Christmas

  1. Ingrid Opstad

    Great selection, they all look lovely! I especially like the Advent candle – what a great idea.

    Ingrid | thatscandinavianfeeling.com

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    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Ingrid! There were so many lovely candles to choose from this year. The advent candle is so clever isn’t it? x

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