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Warm up winter: The best scented candles for cosy season

Our pick of the best scented candles for winter.

Winter means cosy evenings getting snug on the sofa. So, what better way to create the ultimate winter warmer atmosphere in your home than with a beautiful scented candle? Whether you’re looking for a subtle scent for your home or the perfect gift for a loved one, there are plenty of gorgeous candles to choose from right now. From festive scents to classic holiday favourites, here are the best winter candles to brighten up your home this cosy season…

Large Winter candle, The White Company 

The White Company’s Winter candle is scented with cinnamon, clove, and zesty orange.

There’s nothing better than unwrapping a candle by The White Company as a gift – and this super-sized, spiced one with an impressive 70-hour burn time is perfect to keep you going through winter. Scented with cinnamon, clove, and zesty orange, it’s no wonder this top-rated candle has been dubbed “the scent of Christmas” by fans the world over. 

£65, The White Company

Woodland Spice candle, Aspinal of London 

Winter Spice candle by Aspinal of London
Aspinal of London doesn’t only make luxury leather accessories – it also turns its hand to high-end candles.

Aspinal of London may be famed for its high-end leather accessories, but it’s lesser known that the British designer store also turns its luxury hand to candles. This Woodland Spice fragrance is perfect for the winter months, combining warming notes of ginger, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and vanilla with festive cinnamon and citrus scents. 

£40, Aspinal of London

Scandi Christmas candle, The Copenhagen Company 

The Copenhagen Company’s Scandi Christmas candle will bring hygge to your home.

There’s no cosy winter night quite like the hygge lifestyle embraced by Scandinavia – and this scented candle, by The Copenhagen Company, embodies it perfectly. Top notes of mandarin, lemon and red fruits  and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli and cedar will transport you to a Scandi winter sanctuary, right in your own home. Plus, it looks beautiful – perfect for Christmas gifting. 

£21, The Copenhagen Company 

Advent of Change candle, John Lewis 

Advent of Change Scented Candle
The Advent of Change candle smells beautiful and gives back to charity

A beautiful scent and giving back to good causes? That’s the spirit of Christmas alright. The Advent of Change candle not only smells of beautiful eucalyptus and lime – filling your home with the scents of a luxury spa – but as it burns, it reveals 12 stars, each representing a different charity. Donations from each candle will go to each of these great causes, which include the Pathway Project, Shivia and Surfers Against Sewage, with an accompanying booklet explaining the great work these donations will benefit, too. 

£24.95, John Lewis

Apothecary 18 Decorator candle, Anthropologie 

Anthropologie candle
This great-looking candle by Anthropologie smells of patchouli, dates, violet and black plum. 

Can you honestly look at this candle and tell us it isn’t the most beautiful home accessory you’ve ever laid eyes on? Aside from being a stunning statement piece, it smells delicious, thanks to a woody, fruity combination of patchouli, dates, violet and black plum. 

£36, Anthropologie 

Cocktail-inspired Spirit candles, Zippo 

Bourbon & Spice Candle by Zippo
Zippo’s Spirit candles are bold, spicy, and inspired by craft cocktails

Did you know that Zippo makes premium scented Spirit candles – and they’re some of the best you can buy? Burning for an impressive 35 hours, these bold, spicy candles have been created with craft cocktails in mind are ideal – and smell just as delicious. We’re big fans of the sweet, oaky scent of the Dark Rum & Oak and the unique and masculine Bourbon & Spice candles in particular. For the ultimate candle lover’s gift, give with Zippo’s Rechargeable Candle Lighter.

Spirit candles, £18.95 and Rechargeable Candle Lighter £35.95, Zippo 

Ortigia Sicilia Florio Decorated Candle, Fortnum & Mason 

Ortigia Sicilia Florio Decorated Candle from Fortnum & Mason
This pretty Fortnum & Mason candle will fill your home with the scent of Sicilian flowers

For a candle that makes the perfect gift, look no further than this beautifully rich offering from Fortnum & Mason. Made from delicate pale blue soy wax, the vessel looks even better when it burns and gives off the light, lively scent of Sicilian flowers. 

£36, Fortnum & Mason

Cinnamon Apple candle,  Aroma Energy

Cinnamon Apple candle by Aroma Energy
Aroma Energy specialises in a wide choice of delicious scents – and they’re all-natural.

Recently voted the best vegan aromatherapy company of 2022, UK-based Aroma Energy should be your go-to for all-natural scents. To really make your home feel festive this winter – or for a perfect stocking filler – fill your home with the fragrance of the Cinnamon Apple scented candle, which smells just like a warm, spiced freshly baked pastry, and the equally delicious vanilla, butter and cinnamon notes of its Christmas Spice scented candles. Each candle is made from environmentally-friendly coconut wax, and burns for an impressive 40 hours. Love Aroma Energy’s natural scents? We also recommend the brand’s essential oils, perfect for use in diffusers or for travelling with on the go. 

£9.99, Aroma Energy 

Trento Fig Verde candle, Soho Home 

The Trento Fig Verde candle by Soho Home will make your space smell like luxurious Soho House Istanbul

Hand-poured in the UK and arriving in a beautiful handcrafted alabaster candle holder, this luxury candle promises to fill your home with the scents of Soho House Istanbul – and that means warm notes of rose petals, dried fruit and green fig. Bliss. 

£175, Harrods 

Fig Tree candle, St. Eval

This cute candle smells of sweet, fresh figs.

Forget the figgy pudding and pass us this refreshing figgy candle, which will fill your home with the scent of the sweet, fresh fruit. It’ll burn for 45 hours and its neutral design will look great after the festive season, too. 

£9.99, Candles Direct 

Pegaso candle in Black Lacquer, Armani 

Armani Pegaso candle
Most stylish candle ever? Armani’s Pegaso candles ooze luxury, and this one smells of rich amber.

The Pegaso range of scented candles by Armani Casa ooze luxury, and this design, in elegant Black Lacquer, might be the best-looking of them all. Art Deco aesthetics and a rich amber fragrance means there is no room that couldn’t be improved with this stylish addition. 

£95, Armani

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