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The Best Luxury Candles with the Scent of the Holidays

how to home fragrance holiday The Best Luxury Candles with the Scent of the Holidays for your home

Scent is one of the most powerful triggers of memory. And surrounding ourselves with a fragrance is one way to transport ourselves back in time. Or to help us seal in precious memories of the present. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated our guide to the best luxury scented candles for the holidays this year, with tips on how to fill your home with the fragrance of the holiday.

the best luxury scented candles this holiday

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s officially time to set the mood for the holiday season.  From trimming the tree to Christmas tunes and treats, we’re ready to get full on into the spirit of December.

how to home fragrance holiday

how to home fragrance holiday

And if you ask us, dear reader, there are few things more festive than a seasonal scent to welcome the winter holidays. But how to fill your home with wonderful seasonal fragrance this holiday?

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Candles conjure feelings of warmth, comfort and light to see us through the period of shorter days and longer nights. And it’s even more true during the holiday season when the scents of Frasier fir, gingerbread and crackling fires in the fireplace fill the air.  Not to mention, a beautiful candle helps to put to finishing touches on all those efforts you made to deck the halls.

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So, which holiday scented candle is for you?  From refreshing peppermint to classic evergreen, we’ve found 20 beautiful candles that will have you feeling merry and bright all month long.

Here are tips on how to fill your home with wonderful seasonal fragrance this holiday: our picks for the most luxurious holiday scented candles this year.

how to home fragrance holiday

how to home fragrance holiday

The best luxury candles that smell like the holidays

1. gucci fumus star eye candle

The soft notes of birch and bright orange from Gucci’s starry eyed Fumus Candle ($290) will fill your home with a warm, comforting scent.

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2. nest frosted berries champagne candle

Say cheers to December with Nest Fragrances Frosted Berries Champagne Candle ($42).

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3. diptyque holiday set

Filled with three limited edition fragrances: Moonlit Fir, Floral Majesty and Amber Feather, Diptyque’s 3-Piece Holiday Candle Set ($120) will bring warmth to even the coldest of winter days.

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4. harlem candle co. holiday night club map candle

Swathed in a green and gold design, Harlem Candle Co.’s Holiday Night Club Map Candle ($50) was inspired by Billie Holiday’s favorite perfume, Emeraude. It features notes of green pine, eucalyptus, hyacinth, cedarwood and balsam fir.

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5. aesop aganice aromatique candle

Filled with notes of cardamom, mimosa and tobacco, Aesop’s delightfully intoxicating Aganice Aromatique Candle ($110) is the only candle you’ll want to burn this season.

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6. illume woodfire candle

If you’re not lucky enough to be able to sit near a crackling fireplace on a cold winter’s evening, light Illume’s Woodfire Candle ($33) and enjoy the fragrance of cedar, smoke and vanilla.

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7. juliska twelve days of christmas candle

“On the first day of Christmas…” you’ll want to light Juliska’s woodsy vanilla Twelve Days of Christmas Candle ($78).

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Our guide for the best luxury scented fragrance candles for the holidays: Juliska Christmas Candle. Courtesy Photo.

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8. gilded body glühwein candle

Gilded Body’s Glühwein Candle ($68) will help to recreate the fairytale atmosphere of Europe’s famous Christmas markets.

Glühwein Candle – $68

9. homesick latkes and lights candle

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with savory latkes dipped in applesauce and sweet jelly donuts via the Latkes and Lights Candle ($34) from Homesick.

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10. aerin salzburg pine candle

Aerin’s Salzburg Pin Candle ($60) will help to evoke the scents of Austria with aromas inspired by the evergreens of the Alps, pine and fir balsam, cinnamon and clove.

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11. voluspa candy cane candle

What could be more festive than a Candy Cane Candle ($26) from Voluspa in a perfectly coordinated red-swirled glass?

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12. farmhouse pottery wassail yuletide candle

To commemorate Woodstock, Vermont’s annual holiday celebration, Farmhouse Pottery concocted a Wassail Yuletide Candle ($42), a winter-ready, forest-fresh candle.

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13. seracon maple syrup candle

Seracon’s Maple Syrup Candle ($20) smells good enough to eat with its warm maple scent that reminds us of Quebec’s famous sugar shacks.

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14. cire trudon gabriel christmas candle

Cozy up by the fireplace as you light Cire Trudon’s stunning Gabriel Christmas Candle ($125) for a leathery and candied chestnut fragrance that’ll warm up the whole house.

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15. l’object thé russe candle – no.75

With notes of lemon and coriander, L’Objet’s Thé Russe Candle ($95) smells like a crisp winter morning.

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16. acqua di parma notte di stelle holiday candle

All is calm and all is bright with Acqua Di Parma’s vibrant Notte Di Stelle Holiday Candle ($80) filled with balsamic notes of pine trees and aromatic notes of wood.

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17. lafco winter currant candle

LAFCO’s Winter Currant Candle ($65) sparkles with juicy redcurrant, madarin and heliotrope.

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18. jonathan adler pop champagne candle

Celebrate National Champagne Day on New Years Eve with Jonathan Adler’s bubbly Pop Champagne Candle ($42).

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19. soh melbourne freja candle

With a mix of fir needle, jasmine leaves and fig leaf, plus a striking red vessel, SOH Melbourne’s Freja Candle ($70) might just be *the* perfect holiday candle.

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20. skandinavisk jul candle

Celebrate Christmas Nordic style with Skandinavisk’s richly spiced Jul Candle ($50).  It’s filled with yummy notes of baked gingerbread, melted honey, cloves and warm gløgg that ooze hygge.

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the best luxury scented candles this holiday season

That’s it for our 20 favorite scented holiday candles sure to make the season smell bright. Whether you’re buying them as a gift or treating yourself, these candles will bring plenty of joy.  Happy holidays!

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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