The best Christmas candles 2021 that spark joy
Not feeling festive? Spark some joy with Christmas candles and seasonal scents to transform your home
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 10 Best Christmas Candles 2021
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.
Sweet in design yet powerful in fragrance, this understated candle smacks of everything we love about Christmas: log fires, pine needles and gingerbread underpinned with tones of leather and vetiver.
Even Saint Nicholas would find it hard to leave one of these luxurious candles under someone else’s tree. This limited-edition vessel is sprinkled with real gold and the Snowflake scent ripples with white musk, honey and winter blooms.
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.
Perhaps you’re in the market for a candle that smells good enough to eat? This delicious offering is fragranced with three of the most mouth-watering winter treats. Initial waves of mulled wine give way to plum pudding followed by smoky roasted chestnuts.
Inspired by the longest night of the year, this richly scented candle is decorated by artist Fee Greening, who takes inspiration from Medieval, Gothic and Flemish art. Punctuated by star anise, clove and patchouli, this fragrance is – dare we say – a little bit sexy.
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.
8) Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace Candle, £48
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 firewood, this candle crackles into life, bringing scents of chestnut, clove and red berries.
We’re thrilled Cowshed’s signature winter candle is back this year. 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.
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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