There isn’t one scent that defines the festive period – instead, our homes become layered with nostalgic notes that are as important to embracing the Christmas spirit as any other decoration, meal, or tradition. From fresh Christmas tree pine, orange and clove pomander decorations, hot cider and mulled wine, all the way to the glittering scent of fresh snow, Christmas fragrances are incredibly evocative.
Of course, we don’t all live in snowy log cabins, baking sweet treats daily and enjoying real fireplaces – sometimes we have to get creative with how we add these layers of fragrance into our homes to get the same effect. This is where our expert candle makers come in. We’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas scented candles you can burn throughout the festive period to fill your home with layers of seasonal scent.
The first festive fragrance that every home should be imbued with during December is the fresh woody notes of pine needles and fir trees. We’ve rounded up all our favourite Christmas tree-inspired scents here so that you can get that “real tree” scent without any of the mess.
With the festive season comes a need for warmth and cosiness. The fragrance of spices, baking, and traditional decorations entwine to create a sense of nostalgia that sweeps us back to magical childhoods both imagined and experienced. We rounded up all our favourite winter spice-infused candles here.
A roaring fireplace is a winter staple, and even if you don’t have the real thing, adding fragrant smoky scents to your home will create a wonderful ambiance. We’ve got an amazing selection of fireplace-inspired scents making it incredibly hard to pick a top three. You can view all our smoky fragrances here.
If you’ve ever spent time in the winter mountains, you’ll know how glorious the scent of fresh snow, glittering landscapes, and frosted trees can be. These notes are more delicate, making them harder to capture in candle form, but some of our favourite scent makers have done so beautifully. Think early mornings as you step outside the log cabin, breathing in the cold fresh air.