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9 joyful Christmas candles to fragrance your home this festive season

These ultra-chic limited edition scented candles are the essence of Christmas, filling the air with the joy and magic of the holidays

Christmas is many things. It’s a light-festooned Norwegian fir in a cosy cottage. A roaring fire. It’s clementines and spices and oranges. These evocative festive scents have all been distilled into candles that will instantly transform your home into a winter wonderland. From vanilla spice to clove buds, pine to myrrh, here is our edit of this season’s most covetable fragranced Christmas candles. 

The Glossary Edit
Christmas Candles
D.S & Durga
Portable Christmas Tree Candle
DS Durga Portable Xmas Tree

Light this candle, close your eyes and you will be transported to a snow-capped forest filled with the familiar scents of Christmas trees. An emotive blend of fir, pine cones, cedar and blue spruce – it’s spot on. 

Burn time: 60 hours (200g)

£60

Bella Freud
Peace and Love Candle
Bella Freud Peace and Love Candle

Beneath the chic navy and gold-embossed ceramic pot adorned with Freud’s signature typography, this festive limited-edition candle will fill your home with all the spirit and spice of patchouli, grounding clary sage and warming notes of pink pepper.  

Burn time: 90 hours (400g)

£95

Cire Trudon
Fir Candle
Cire Trudon Fir

Handmade in beeswax, the Fir candle is imbued with the familiar scent of a Christmas tree, weaving together notes of fresh pine and cedar with aromatic myrrh and incense balanced out by sweet cinnamon. 

Burn time: 55-60 hours (270g) 

£88

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Byredo
Altar Candle
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The latest candle from cult Swedish brand Byredo is inspired by founder Ben Gorham’s family nights in wintery Stockholm. A warm, woody aroma, its notes include clove buds, bay leaves and earthy Haiti vetiver. 

Burn time: 60 hours (240g)

£59

Aqua di Parma
Notte di Stelle Candle
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This special edition candle is infused with a mix of heady forest scents, with aromatic woody notes of pine trees and birchwood, blended with spicy accents and a hint of clove and raspberry.

Burn time: 40 hours (200g)

£60

Diptyque
Moonlit Fir Candle
DIPTYQUE CANDLE

One of a trio of limited edition Christmas candles from the luxury French fragrance brand. Here, the heady combination of fir tree, eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint captures the essence of a forested winter wonderland. 

Burn time: 60 hours (190g)

£58

Cowshed
Winter Candle
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Bring a dose of cosy to any situation with this warming, floral blend of rose, neroli and ylang-ylang essential oils, muddled with cinnamon and clove. 

Burn time: 50 hours (200g)

£38

Neom
Christmas Wish Candle
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This triple wick, natural wax burner blends 13 festive essential oils, including mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean, to add a relaxing, soothing scent to any situation. Just what’s needed during the holiday season. 

Burn time: 50 hours (420g)

£46

Skandinavisk
Skog Candle
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This ambiance-setter perfectly encapsulates the Boreal forests that cover half of Scandinavia (skog is Swedish/Norwegian for ‘forest’), with notes of pine needles and fir cones, birch sap and woodland lily of the valley.

Burn time: 50 hours (200g)

£35

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