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The Best Christmas Candles for the Festive Season

It’s the most festive time of the year – that magical 10-day run-up to Christmas. Christmas is such an olafactory experience, but if you don’t have time to bake homemade treats, or the patience to constantly hoover up all those real tree pine needles, you need to infuse your home with the scents of the festive season by other means. Not only are scented Christmas candles calm-inducing and cosy, they also fill your space with the most wonderful smells. From pine forests to cinnamon spice, there is a luxury scented festive candle to suit all tastes.

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Interlude Christmas Tree Candle – Interlude Candles – £30

This small U.K. business makes the most beautiful minimalist design scented candles. It’s owned by a mother and daughter. This candle smells of a fresh, herbal pine forest. Exactly like a Christmas tree! There are top notes of Pine, Eucalyptus, Fresh Green Leaves; middle notes of Pine and base notes of Pine, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Guaiacwood & Musk. You’ll need to order by Friday 19th December to get in time for Christmas Day.

Diptyque Limited Edition Biscuit Candle – Diptique – £60

This is one of legendary boujie candle brand Diptyque’s limited edition 2021 festive candle scents. It smells exactly like Christmas baking, with lots of sweet spice notes. It comes in a decorative glass container with gold and carnelian-coloured highlights, to mark the brand’s 60th anniversary.

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Jo Loves Christmas Tree A Home Candle – £55 – SpaceNK 

After legendary perfumer Jo Malone sold her brand to a large corporation, she founded her own small fragrance brand Jo Loves, to get back to making the kind of scents she loves. This British made candle has that quintessential Christmas tree pine scent, but also has beautiful the notes of lavender, amber and incense to add a touch of warmth & coziness to the fragrance.

Neom Christmas Wish 3-Wick Candle – £46 – Neom Organics 

Neom is a leading British aromatherapy brand. This citrusy mandarin and spiced cinnamon scented candles has a warm and malty tonka bean undertone. There are also 10 other essential oils to help create a relaxing atmosphere. They are also giving you the gift of well-being by partnering with the Mental Health Foundation to give you a digital well-being toolkit with every purchase of the candle. Simply scan the QR code to open up a destination of helpful advice.

Fortnum & Mason Festive Christmas Candle – £35 – Fortnum & Mason

This candle has a beautiful cinnamon, orange and clove scent, that truly invokes the festive season. It has a large 55 hour burn time, making it especially good value. As a grocer to the Royal Family, this would make a great gift for anyone visiting the UK for Christmas. 
Whatever way you choose to scent your home this Christmas, have a peaceful and happy time with friends and family.

Laura Pearson