If I had to choose one of my favourite things about Christmas it has to be my love for candles! I burn candles all year round but there's something about Christmas that makes me truly cherish the beautiful atmosphere, seductive scent and homely feel they give off. Here's a list of my favourite candles this festive season, not only a lovely treat for yourself but they all make perfect Christmas gifts too!
Jo Malone -Oud & Bergamot-
Jo Malone has just launched their Christmas collection and this Oud & Bergamot home candle has to be my favourite, it smells of all things Christmas! It fills the room with a rich, rare and deeply luxurious scent that you can't help but fall in love with. I highly recommend this as a Christmas gift too as the packing is so beautiful it will guarantee smiles and happiness this festive season!
Diptyque -Christmas Collection
Every year Diptyque launch a stunning set of Christmas candles to celebrate the most enchanting time of the year and this years special collection of candles sees the start of a new chapter, where fantasy takes hold of the Diptyque emblem. I love the bright colours of the precious glass holding the scented wax in the prettiest way, shining a warming and alluring light for all to enjoy! This collection symbolises renewal, the radiance of life and the advent of the New Year and of course the Festival of light celebrated all over the world. The Three scented candles will enhance cosy christmas evenings and are made to be shared and embraced.
This deep and sensual candle is perfect for the cold winter months ahead of us and makes the most perfect Christmas gift (such beautiful packaging as usual by Penhaligon's). The hot spices, green eucalyptus, Turkish rose and jasmine combined with incense and woods create a heady and addictively seductive scent. Elixir is my favourite fragrance of the season I've not experienced anything quite like it and cannot recommend it both the fragrance and candles enough.
This Works -Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle
This long-burning candle is an ideal bedroom burner, with lavender and chamomile it really helps you to relax, unwind and sleep soundly. With lack of sleep being a growing issue in our modern world and having to balance a manic work and social life the time we do have to zone out and properly relax is so important, so burning this candle will make the world of difference.
This absolutely stunning candle sits in the most beautiful ceramic pot, this is most definitely a home investment as it acts as almost piece of furniture an addition to your home aswell as filling the room with addictive notes of Thyme, Lavender, Cedarwood, Tolu Balsam and incense. Once the candle burns out you still have a ceramic pot to cherish.
Molton Brown -Frankincense & Allspice Candle
If you could capture christmas in a pot this would be it! This festive scented candle has top notes of allspice, caraway and ginger, a heart of frankincense guaiac wood and cyproil with a base of santal amyris, patchouli and vetiver. I love the fact its red stained glass too its like a Christmas decoration!
Mitchell and Peach -Flora No.1
This precious scented candle conjures the beauty and romance of the english countryside and if you're anything like me and you appreciate delicate floral feminine scents then you will adore the scent. With an elegant blend of rose, sweet violet and English Lavender this candle also contains floral fragrant oils from the Mitchells' fifth generation farm in Kent.