Scented candles can really change the ambience of your house, but there’s no better time than Christmas to use this to full effect. Christmas candles can immediately add a festive atmosphere for your guests and invoke all the familiar scents of the season.
From incense-inspired Christmas candles that contain frankincense and myrrh, to spruce pines and cinnamon, we have chosen ten of the best Christmas candles for this year:
Marks & Spencer Frankincense & Myrrh Scented Gift Candle, 168g – £4.00
This is pure Christmas, all the scents of the festive season including deep and fragrant golden frankincense and warming myrrh with base notes of musk, golden amber and sandalwood. Burn time of around 20 hours.
Crabtree & Evelyn Mini Noel Candle – £16 for 67g
This would be perfect for a stocking filler and although it is small the scent it releases is really powerful. The cloves and cinnamon in it reminds us of stirring mulled wine over the stove top. Burn time of around 18 hours, there’s also a 200g version.
Yankee Candle Christmas Magic, 623g – £23.99
Bring the outdoors of Christmas indoors with these scents of pine, balsam and spruce. Lovely top notes of incense, birch and eucalyptus which finishes with mandarin and bergamot. Burn time of around 80 hours.
Neom Organics Christmas Wish Candle – £45 for 420g
This would be ideal for a gift as it features a gorgeous bronze Christmas picture on the outside. As for the scent, it contains essential oils including mandarin, cinnamon and Tonka bean and smells as if you have just take your Christmas cake out of the oven. Burn time of 50 hours.
Byredo Sense Incense Candle – £54 for 240g
Gorgeous festive red glass container that would look perfect on the mantelpiece, along with all your other Christmas decorations. A lovely scent of warming cinnamon and mulled wine which has been inspired by Catholic Church fragrances. Burn time of 60 hours.
Penhaligon’s Christmas is in the Air Candle, 290g – £58
This is all the Christmas scents you would imagine in one candle which include juniper berries and cedar wood and comes in an attractive bronze holder. Burn time of around 60 hours.
White Company White Christmas Large Candle, 650g – £65.00
Back by popular demand, this candle delivers a sweet scent of frankincense, almond blossom, neroli and honeysuckle. All wrapped up in a gorgeous gift box, there are three wicks and the candle is hand-finished. Burn time of around 80 hours.
Cire Trudon Ciel Scented Christmas Candle, 800g – £78.00
Imagine a roaring fire on Christmas Eve and you get this scent from renowned French company Ciel. Fragrances of cashmere wood and roasted chestnuts that reminded us of Christmas markets. Burn time of around 90 hours.
Acqua di Parma Christmas Candle, 900g – £91
Lovely scents of mulled wine and cherry wood which delivers a warming fragrance throughout your home. It looks impressive too with tiny little berries that have been painted silver and studded on the outside. Burn time of 60 hours.
Molton Brown Festive Candle Gift Set, 3 x 180g – £126.00
Instead of just one Christmas candle, why not get three? This is a limited edition just for Christmas and features three candles all weighing 180g with fragrances of juniper berry and pine, frankincense and allspice, and vintage elderflower. Burn time for each candle around 20 hours.