Winter candle favourites

So we have got there – it’s the time of year when it seems to be perpetually cold, wet and dark. It’s not always that pleasant let’s face it. Now, what we do love about this time of year is, after a long day, putting on our snuggly clothes and lighting one of favourite Winter candles – think cinnamon, orange, caramel and all those deliciously Christmassy scents…


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1. Diptyque Sapin £28.00 (larger size £48.00) – The Diptyque holiday collection candles this year are based on Autumnal trees, and this Sapin choice delights with notes of fresh pine and mandarin zest with a subtle sweetness to it too. A fabulous fresh option for the home if you prefer that to the cinnamon and sweeter candles. This is a one for the kitchen. If you don’t know Diptyque candles then they really are worth the hype. Very strong scented, they are a real favourite of ours. The added bonus is they make great make-up brush and trinket holders once they’re finished. Just pop them in the freezer and then scrape out the remaining wax. Small candle burn time: approx 30 hours.

2. Jo Loves Salted Caramel £50.00 – Jo Loves makes glorious candles. After selling her hugely successful business Jo Malone, Jo set up Jo Loves and continues to do what she does best. Scents. We will admit to not having tried this one yet, but are pretty sure it will be fabulous. If you like sweet scents, then we think this will leave your home smelling of all those sweet smells of Christmas. Small candle burn time: approx 40 hours.

3. The White Company Winter £20.00 (4-wick larger size £50.00 and even larger again £125.00) – Hugely well known, and brought out every year. It is oh so good and we just can’t resist a repeat purchase of its cinnamon, clove and orange scent every year (that’s if we haven’t finished the ones from the previous Christmas). Even unlit, they make the room smell just how Christmas should smell. Don’t forget there is often a code to be found for The White Company – we know there was a 20% off one in The Sunday Times supplement this weekend. Small candle burn time: approx 28 hours.

4. Neom Christmas Wish £34.95 (3-wick larger size £49.95) – With a gorgeous spicy orange scent this is made from a blend of 13 essential oils including Mandarin, Cinnamon and Tonka bean. This is one we have had before and love. It’s made it onto our Christmas wish-list again this year (see here) and with a sprinkling of 18ct gold on the glass votive who could resist. Just like the Diptyque candles, the glass is perfect for keeping your make-up brushes in once it’s all gone. Small candle burn time: approx 35 hours.


We’d love to know what your favourite Christmas scent is?

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