As the nights draw in and winter fast approaches, there’s no better time to fill your home with the alluring aroma and soft glow of scented candles. This year there’s an incredible range of new scents released for winter, with some classic products remaining firm favourites too.
The hygge movement has already began to transform our interiors this season creating cosy, warm environments day and night. Inviting neutral textures, rustic woods and soft candlelight are all fundamental in creating a relaxing retreat over the festive period.
This time of year can truly captivate our senses. From the low sun casting a golden glow with rich colours covering the ground to the icy air numbing our fingertips. As does the season, home scenting should capture our senses too. It should take us on a journey, evoke memories and transform each room into a serene sanctuary.
The kitchen should be no exception when scenting the home. Candles can provoke a sense of calm when relaxing at breakfast or create a sophisticated ambience at a dinner party. Kitchen fragrances can also be a great tool to mask cooking smells, keeping the room feeling fresh and inviting whilst entertaining. Rather than richer spiced smells opt for citrus, fresh berry and pine scents.
During the darker months, scented candles are by far our favourite home accessory making them the perfect gift. Below we’ve put together some of our favourites.
The White Company ‘Winter’ candle is one we go back to year after year. Signifying the start of the festive season this inviting candle wraps your senses with the warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and orange. Perhaps some of the most classic festive scents available, this iconic Winter collection is celebrating its 18th year this December, confirming its status as a firm favourite in homes across the UK.
Plum and Ashby have reinvented the traditional Christmas countdown this year. With 60 hours of burn time, this natural vegetable wax candle is the perfect option to get you into the festive spirit. Creating a cosy ambience, the mulled wine inspired candle is infused with fragrant oils of oranges, limes, patchouli, clove and star anise. Be quick though because they’re selling out fast.
Diptyque create the most luxurious candles, minimally designed with hours of burn time they’re the perfect Christmas treat. This sophisticated wintry blend of rare woods gives the sense of cosying up next to an open cracking fire, encouraging the feeling of relaxation and peace.
Scandinavians use more candles than any other nation in the world. This Fjord scented candle will transport you to the wild dramatic landscape of the Norwegian fjords. With a combination of forest berries, conifers and fruits from the orchard this natural candle is perfect to get you through the cold months.
The White Company Fir Tree Collection is perfect for crisp lazy mornings. Fill your home with the fresh, woody notes of pine, eucalyptus, cedar and moss, taking you on a journey into magical snow laden forests. Choose either the botanical candle that incorporates natural woods and mosses, or treat yourself to the hand-finished antiqued glass design, that looks just as beautiful as it smells.
Inspired by the North Star this organic coconut wax candle has a warm blend of festive fragrances – frankincense, patchouli, myrrh and cinnamon, all quintessential winter scents. Place this nostalgic candle in the corner of your kitchen or dining room and let the aroma fill the room with seasonal spirit.
Unwind with curls of smoky incense, infused with silver fir, white pepper and golden amber. Similar to the Diptyque Feu de Bois this elegant candle has comforting woody tones reminiscent of log burning fires. It’s especially lovely this time of year creating a warm and inviting mood throughout your home.
If you want to inject a little charm into a space consider this calming Starry Starry Nights candle from Bella Freud. An indulgent blend of frankincense, agarwood, cedarwood and tobacco flower with notes of nutmeg, tonka bean and ginger musk. Evoking a sense of warmth and luxury when you have guests over this winter.