Hot on the heels of our scented candle awards, here are our picks for the best holiday scents and Christmas candles to lift your ho-ho-home fragrance game.
Glasshouse Night Before Christmas Candle, Room Spray and Car Diffuser
We LOVE options when it comes to scent – while a candle will always give a cosy vibe, it’s nice to envelop Glasshouse’s signature holiday scent around you all the time! Be reminded of the festive season every time you jump in the car with the car diffuser, and give your rooms an instant lift with the room spray. The scent is iconic – blackcurrant, plum, lemon and lavender come together as Dancing Sugar Plums.
Glasshouse White Christmas Candle
This one will really make you think of a white Christmas – this is one for those of us who prefer a woody, more sophisticated scent. Pine, fruity clove, eucalyptus and orange will make you want to grab a cup of something hot even though it’s bloody muggy outside and lose yourself in a good (terrible) Christmas movie.
Ecoya Fresh Pine Candle
This is the original, OG Christmas candle for a reason – it’s the one that smells the most like an actual pine tree and we’ve been living this vibe for YEARS. You know what it smells like – like a damn Christmas tree – and it’s a must for every holiday season. It also comes in diffuser and car diffuser methods, too. A true classic when it comes to Christmas candles.
Ecoya Spiced Tonka Mini Candle and Diffuser
A new fragrance for Ecoya, Spiced Tonka is tasty and spicy and everything you ever want your festive baking to come out like but never does. This one mixes bitter orange and bergamot, festive frankincense, creamy vanilla, tonka bean and amber, perfect if you want a little more of a foodie spin.
Ecoya Strawberry Spritz Mini Candle
Champagne and strawberries – what more could you possibly want during the holidays? This scent is sweet and sugary, with spritzy pink grapefruit, pineapple, sweet-smelling strawberry, passionfruit, guava and malt.
Circa Gingerbread Cookies Candle
My favourite of the gingerbread options at Christmas – it just seems to smell exactly like a gingerbread cookie! With ginger, brown sugar, vanilla and even a little golden syrup in there, the only thing that sucks about it is that you can’t eat it.
Circa Pine & Snow Gum Scent Stems
These little babies are SUCH a good brainwave. If you’ve got an artificial tree, simply hang these pine and snow gum-scented sticks on your tree and when people walk past, they’ll swear it’s real! Fresh and festive, this will be the best thing you can do for your tree!
The Virtue Holy Smoke
What we wish church smelled like! A deeper take on the reason for the season, this one is intense, soulful and beautifully balanced – frankincense, oakmoss, patchouli, cinnamon bark and tonka bean come together for a masterful fragrance.
Diptyque Etincelles Candle
The fancy option, the limited-edition candle instantly brings the spirit of the holidays to life. It envelops the end of the year in a comforting scent that blends the smell of a wood fire with delicious notes of coffee and chocolate.