The best Christmas candles 2022 that spark joy
Spark some joy with Christmas candles and seasonal scents to transform your home
Christmas came early this year (though, doesn't it every year?). So, if you're not yet feeling the festive mood, try filling your home with the inspiring smells of the season to kick-start your yuletide cheer, whatever your plans as we have the best Christmas candles for 2022 and home scents that help you to spark joy this season.
Whether it's interpretations of the pine and herbal aromas of a real tree to scrumptious spicy notes of cinnamon, ginger and orange or the warming, smoky, fireside-ready formulas that are as comforting as a cashmere blanket, there's a scent that will transform your home into a winter wonderland.
The Best Christmas Candles 2022
Diptyque Neige Scented Candle, £64- buy here
Diptyque Le Redoute Carousel Set, £111- buy here
Bamford 12 Days of Christmas Candle, £60
Long after the spicy clove and cinnamon fragrance have wafted for one last flicker, the ‘Partridge in a Pear Tree’ vessel can be upcycled with festive florals, twigs, pencils or tea lights to keep the festive cheer going.
One can’t think about candles without immediately summoning Jo Malone to mind, and this year’s festive offerings are as comforting and indulgent as ever. Their Orange Bitters fragrance has the sweetness of fruit and the depth of sandalwood, evoking a warm winter cocktail on a frosty day.
Jo Loves Christmas Trees Home Candle, £55
Another creation from the mind of Jo Malone, this warm, comforting candle perfectly encapsulates the scent of Christmas. Look to notes of fresh pine cocktailed with aromatic lavender, incense and amber.
Jo Loves Christmas Trees Home Candle, £55- buy here
Floral Street Midnight Tulip, £34
Floral Street's 'exclamation mark of candles', Midnight Tulip will fill your home with a darkly brooding blend of amber, patchouli and damask rose. Floral Street candles are vegan and use sustainably sourced ingredients for a natural, clean burn.
The White Company Fir Tree Signature Collection, £20
Who doesn't love the herbal, woody and fresh aromas of the fir tree? It epitomises Christmas in one strike of a match. There's alternative products in the range that still encapsulate fresh eucalyptus and pine needles with warming cedar and earthy moss but in a spray or room diffuser too.
Maison Francis Kurkdijan Pain d'épices, £65
This limited-edition candle from the esteemed fragrance house of Maison Francis Kurkdjian creates a warm, cosy atmosphere in any room of the house with sweet and spicy notes of gingerbread, orange, cinnamon and honey.
Boy Smells Holiday Votive Trio Set, £67
What started as experimental candle-making in a Los Angeles kitchen has evolved into a world-coveted range of olfactory offerings. Their holiday range sees a trio of clean burning, intriguing scents housed in effortlessly chic vessels
But hurry these frequently sell out.
Neom Christmas Wish, £38
Infused with thirteen essential oils, Christmas Wish is a mix of comforting cinnamon spice sprinkled with sugar tonka and topped with the fizz of mandarin. Light it on the mantlepiece, and who knows what will end up in your stocking this year.
Neom Christmas Wish, £38 - buy here
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Candle, £90
Not a specifically festive candle per se, but when a fragrance house this esteemed releases one of their most beloved scents in a candle, it most definitely deserves a place on your Christmas list. Notes of saffron, amber and cedar make it the perfect accompaniment for a cosy night in.
Skandinavisk Skog Scented Candle With Lid, £50
This Swedish company looked to their homelands’ abundance of forests as the inspiration for this deep, earthy scent. Notes of pine needles and fir cones are woven together with birch sap and the woodland lily of the valley.
Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace Candle, £48
A stalwart in the Margiela line-up. It's perfect for city dwellers and those in small abodes who can only dream of getting a roaring fire going on a winter’s evening. Like a pile of fresh kindling, this candle crackles into life, bringing scents of chestnut, clove and red berries.
Cowshed Winter Candle 2022, £70
We’re thrilled Cowshed’s signature winter candle is back this year. So if you'd like to capture the magic of Somerset's beautiful bolt-hole, Babington House and bring it home - then this is the one for you. Its blend of rose, neroli and ylang-ylang oils bring light floral touches, so the accompanying notes of cinnamon and clove are deeply comforting, never cloying.
Bella Freud The Fairytale of New York, £45
With notes of blood orange, mimosa, saffron, coriander and tobacco, this candle is every bit the ballad as its namesake. In Bella Freud's signature typography, is is the perfect addition to any Christmas setting.
L’Objet Birdcage Candle, £115
One can always rely on L’Objet to craft the most intricate, delicate yet luxurious home pieces and this birdcage candle with 24ct gold accents is one of their most enticing yet. Fizzing with a pink champagne scent, it simply doesn’t get more indulgent than this.
Assisted by Clare Pennington
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