You’ll Love Winter With These Gorgeously-Scented Candles
Before you know it freezing temperatures will have us longing for a fireplace along with a glass of wine to unwind with after a long day. For those of us who don’t have a chimney, we found the best winter candles. They can be lit as we cozy up on the couch to tough out the arctic chill.
So what exactly makes a candle winter-worthy? Well, there are the ones that smell like the holidays. Pretty literally, actually. They tend to feature season-appropriate spicy notes. (Think frankincense and myrrh.) There are also ones that bring to mind sweet treats courtesy of vanilla and cinnamon. Or shine a spotlight on festive fruit.
Then there are the options that center around the season. Diptyque Paris somehow managed to capture snowflakes in a candle. Seriously, it must be some form of sorcery. Tata Harper teamed up with Nette to bring the aroma of a pine forest indoors. Meanwhile, FORVR Mood celebrates cuffing season with a mix of lemon, violet, jasmine and Douglas fir.
From warm and woody to sweet vanilla and earthy pines, here are the inner-warmth-inducing best winter candles that are better than a fireplace. They’ll make getting through winter a cinch.
Diptyque Paris Limited-Edition Snowflake Candle, $78 at Diptyque Paris
White musk mingles with accents of mimosa and iris. Basically, it’s winter in candle form. It’ll also look great anywhere thanks to its gold specks, lapis color and golden lid.
D.S. & DURGA Holy Ficus Scented Candle, $65 at Nordstrom
Spice things up with this luxe scented candle. It boasts a bold medley of cardamom, frankincense, fig and cedar over a base of ginger root and saffron.
FORVR Mood Cuffing Season Candle, $38 at Sephora
Cozy up with someone special when you burn this baby. It offers notes of lemon, touches of violet and jasmine along with deep breaths of Douglas fir.
Boy Smells Redhead, $32 at Nordstrom
A marvelous mix of poppy, frankincense, amber and red apple you don’t have to be a redhead to enjoy. Notes of vetiver, red ginger (natch), redwood cedar and saffron only up the ante.
Glasshouse Fragrances Night Before Christmas Dancing Sugar Plums, $55 at Glasshouse Fragrances
’Tis the season of sweet treats and festive fruit. With notes of blackcurrant, redcurrant, plum, lemon, lavender, rose, musk, oak moss and spice, this candle offers a truly complex aroma.
Byredo Fleur Fantôme Candle, $85 at Nordstrom
Trust us, you’re going to want to buy the bigger version of this winter candle. Reminiscent of winter in Sweden, it features a rather eclectic blend of tulip extract, lemon petitgrain leaves, rhubarb, violet leaves, galbanum, heliotrope and suede.
Tata Harper x Nette Into the Forest Candle, $78 at Tata Harper
This woodsy candle combines pine, cypress, black pepper, clove and firm balsam. So you can take a stroll through the forest in the comfort of your own home.
Otherland Cardamom Milk Vegan Candle, $36 at Sephora
The epitome of cozy, this candle includes notes of frothy milk, cardamom and praline woods. It’s like an elevated version of pumpkin spice.
Nest New York Holiday Classic Candle, $44 at Nest New York
A delectable aroma of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon is enhanced with hints of vanilla and amber. No wonder it’s a seasonal best-seller.
Grow Fragrance Amber Santal Candle, $34 at Grow Fragrance
Looking for something a little lighter? Try this candle featuring notes of warm amber, sandalwood and smoked myrrh with a touch of vanilla.
Grove Co. Soy Candle Limited Edition Sparks of Joy Spiced Berry Scent, $16.95 at Grove Co.
Add a little sparkle to the dreary days of winter with this cheery scent. Cranberry and winter spices get together with crisp citrus to create the festive, 100 percent natural fragrance.
Homesick Winter Mantel Candle, $28.90 at Homesick
Can’t go home for the holidays? This combo of Fraser fir, holly berry, eucalyptus, mistletoe wreath, sugar, spruce and cedar is the next best thing.