The Christmas candles that spark joy for 2020
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.
Here are the best Christmas candles and home scents that will help you to spark some festive joy this season.
Diptyque Christmas carousel and scented candle set, £90
This doubles up as a beautiful room fragrance filler and delightful Christmas ornament; as the carousel spins, it refracts a mesmerising light and can be showcased year after year.
Diptyque Christmas carousel and scented candle set, £90 – buy here
Roja Dove Essence of Christmas Candle, £95
If anyone can capture Christmas in a candle, it's master perfumer Roja Dove. Think nostalgic log fires, pine trees and gingerbread to bring out that inner child.
Roja Dove Essence of Christmas Candle, £95 – buy here
Jo Loves Christmas Trees Home Candles, £55
If you're not opting for a real tree this year but an eco-friendly artificial bush, don't miss out on that uniquely luscious smell the pine gives out by burning this fill-the-room clove, fir, and pine-scented candle.
Jo Loves Christmas Trees Home Candles, £55 – buy here
The White Company Winter Fragrance Range, from £8
If there is one brand that epitomises Christmas, it's The White Company. Together with those dazzling centrepieces, chargers and wreaths that transform your home into a stylish festive hide-out, we will also be making the yearly pilgrimage for their Winter Candle. It's an absolute Christmas candle classic and has been a best-seller since its launch in 1999, and not only includes candles but room diffuser, spray and oil.
Winter Fragrance Range, from £8 – buy here
Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle, from £16
This will instantly set the festive scene with the wonderful aromas of cinnamon and spice, plus you can re-use the gold vessel all year round – so it makes for a good forever buy.
Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle, from £16 – buy here
Neom Christmas Wish Candle, £46
This contains natural notes of tonka bean, cinnamon and mandarin essential oils, so press play on Michael Bublé and fill your room with a sense of Christmas bliss.
Neom Christmas Wish Candle, £46 – buy here
Skandinavisk SNÖ Winter Light and TRÆ Scented Candles, £35 each
Let it snow with this sustainably sourced eco-wax candle that fills the room instantly with the scent of wintry timber and berries, or the pine edition of TRÆ that has the whiff of a Scandi fir forest; both are conscious Christmas candle buys.
Skandinavisk SNÖ Winter Light and Scented Candle, £35 – buy here
Skandinavisk TRÆ Scented Candle, £35 – buy here
Floral Street Fireplace Candle, £28
Although not labelled a Christmas scent as such, the sophisticated combo of smoky aromas and leather will be a sure-fire hit all winter long, with elements of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Hôtel Costes in Paris and Bonfire Night bliss.
Floral Street Fireplace Candle, £28 – buy here
D.S. & Durga Portable Xmas Tree Candle, £60
A Brooklyn-based company that creates authentic smells and this is one of the best Christmas tree-scented candles around – it will really ‘spruce’ up your holiday season and home.
D.S. & Durga Portable Xmas Tree Candle, £60 – buy here