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. That’s why we went in search of the best luxury scented candles that smell like Christmas this holiday season, with tips on how to fill your home with the most popular and best-smelling fragrances this year.
what are the best luxury scented candles this Christmas holiday?
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to set the mood for the Christmas season. From trimming the tree to Christmas tunes and treats, we’re ready to get full on into the spirit of the season.
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?
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 finishing touches on all those efforts you made to deck the halls.
So, which holiday scented candle is for you? From refreshing peppermint to classic evergreen, we’ve found 15 beautiful candles that will have you feeling merry and bright all holiday season long.
15 best luxury candles that smell like Christmas and the holidays
1. diptyque sapin candles
Each year, Diptyque issues limited edition luxury scented candles for the Christmas holiday season. This year, our favorite is the Sapin Pine Tree candle. It “expresses notes of mountain pines on a cold winter night.” The fragrance has woody notes warmed by accents of mimosa. The container for this lovely Christmas winter holiday candle features white, gold and silver stars to enhance the vivid green color of the wax.
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2. Apothecary 18 Woody Fresh Balsam & Cedarwood Boxed Candle
Anthropolgie has a new candle right in time for the holiday season. You could smell the aromas of freshly cut evergreen with the scent of citrus white cranberry.
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3. Tropic Like It’s Hot Mini Candle Set
There’s no place like home for the holidays, right? With this set of four scented candles, you can give every space in your house it’s own holiday vibe. One candle in each room will have your space feeling like a winter wonderland. Or burn all of them in the same room and unleash some serious magic.
4. 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 and enjoy the fragrance of cedar, smoke and vanilla.
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5. thymes gingerbread candle
This cinnamon and clove scented Gingerbread Candle from Thymes conjures memories of grandma’s kitchen.
BUY NOW – $36.00
6. d.s. durga portable xmas tree
This D.S. Durga limited edition Portable Xmas Tree candle smells exactly as you’d hope: like being lost in a forest filled with firs and spruces.
BUY NOW – $70.00
7. boy smells holiday votive set
The limited edition Holiday Votive Set from Boy Smells features modern takes on classic seasonal scents. FIGURARE smells of fig leaves, black pepper, lavender, cardamom, pepperwood and fir balsam. BROKEN ROSARY has notes of cedar, rose, cardamom, moss, cinnamon leaf and orris. And INCENSORIAL fills the room with the smell of orange peel, ginger, incense, cardamom, nutmeg, suede and sandalwood.
BUY NOW – $68.00
8. jo loves christmas trees candle
With this Jo Loves Christmas Trees Candle, you can have your whole house smelling of fresh Christmas trees, thanks to notes of fresh pine, lavender, incense and amber.
BUY NOW – $75.00
9. voluspa candy cane candle
What could be more festive than a Candy Cane Candle from Voluspa in a perfectly coordinated red-swirled glass?
BUY NOW – $29.00.
10. Lafco Woodland Spruce Classic Candle
This candle has the aroma of fresh birch bark, spruce, and palo santo in a hand blown glass case.
11. anecdote winter social candle
Christmas is all about gathering with loved ones and spreading joy. Anecdote’s Winter Social Candle captures that essence with notes of orange, prosecco and pineapple together with apricot, berry, and white woods.
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12. otherland pomander woods candle
It’s easy to welcome the Christmas spirit with Otherland’s rich Pomander Woods that contains notes of honeybell orange, toasted cloves and mahogany.
BUY NOW – $40.00
13. homesick candles 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 from Homesick.
BUY NOW – $38.00
14. skandinavisk jul candle
Enjoy Christmas the Scandinavian way with Skandinavisk’s richly spiced Jul Candle. It’s filled with yummy notes of baked gingerbread, melted honey, cloves and warm gløgg that ooze hygge.
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15. harlem candle co. holiday night club map candle
Swathed in a green and gold design, Harlem Candle Co.’s Holiday Night Club Map Candle was inspired by Billie Holiday’s favorite perfume, Emeraude. It features notes of green pine, eucalyptus, hyacinth, cedarwood and balsam fir.
BUY NOW – $54.00
the best luxury scented candles this holiday season
That’s our take on the best luxury scented candles for the Christmas winter holiday season to fill your home with the most popular and best-smelling fragrances this year. Whether you’re buying them as a gift or treating yourself, these candles are sure to bring plenty of joy. Happy holidays!