The best winter candles for creating a cosy home sanctuary

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We hardly need an excuse to light candles, but there is something about striking a wick in winter that feels more satisfying than any other season.

Even though the flame itself might not provide much toasty warmth, the spicy, woody and delicious aromas that follow after a few minutes burn can feel as comforting as heading back to bed on a crisp, frosty morning.

And whether you’re more partial to a mulled wine mix or pine needle fix, the picture of a wintery paradise is easy to conjure with these cosy candles.

The best winter candles to shop (and sniff) in 2021


Circa Home Vanilla Bean & Allspice Classic Candle

Circa Home Vanilla Bean & Allspice Classic Candle

We say: If you’re someone who wishes Christmas in Australia was cold and snowy so you could hit the winter markets with a warm spiced cider in hand, this is the candle for you. Cinnamon and cloves create a spicy opening punch, while the vanilla bean conjures memories of fresh-from-the-oven desserts.

You say: “We lit this most nights during the winter and it was devine! I’m so sad it has finally run out but I will definitely be getting another. Don’t skimp on candles, try Circa once and you won’t go back!” – Margaret759

 

Sensori+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Soy Candle Macedon Trail 3441

Sensori+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Soy Candle Macedon Trail 3441

We say: Love nothing more than a crisp winter’s walk through dewy grass? This woody-green candle adds an earthy twist to hand-picked geranium, which will leave your home enveloped in a fresh, rain-soaked scent. Ideal for those who want to bring a sense of the outdoors, indoors. Not to mention the unique air-detoxifying technology sets this wick apart from others.

You say: “This smells just like real geranium that I’ve picked on my daily walk – geranium grows wild where I am and I often like to pick a bit and rub it on my skin – it smells just exactly like this!! The other two scents in this (the vetiver and Australian Sandalwood) are much more subtle and under-notes in this special Sensori scent.” –clearcrystalwater

Glasshouse Fragrances Arabian Nights – White Oud Soy Candle

Glasshouse Fragrances Arabian Nights – White Oud Soy Candle

We say: If you’re looking to venture outside your usual fresh and floral wheelhouse, this warm amber pick is prime for the winter picking. The notes of saffron and sandalwood keep it spicy and sensual, while the heart of jasmine will keep you coming back for whiff after whiff. 

You say: “This candle is sooo amazing! This is a unisex candle, which is hard to find, and makes for a great gift. It almost smells like a men’s fragrance / perfume. It’s very warm with the undertones of sandlewood but pretty with the floral tones like jasmine.” –Cynful 


 

Buckley & Phillips Relaxing Artisan Candle

Buckley & Phillips Relaxing Artisan Candle

We say: Burn this while soaking in a steaming hot bath to melt away the stress of the day. Lavender, rose, geranium, cedarwood and frankincense essential oils evoke a calming effect on the body to relieve anxieties and promote peace of mind. Breathe in, breathe out.


 

Palm Beach Clove & Sandalwood Candle

Palm Beach Clove & Sandalwood Candle

We say: This festive blend is a balanced mix of spice and musk, without being overpowering. The rich, woody base comes after an opening of jasmine and rosewood, to ease your space (and nose) into the warmth. 

$42.95 (420g Standard Candle) at palmbeachcollection.com.au

 

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Candle

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Candle

We say: ‘Scuse our French, but this candle is deserving of an in-shop sniff at the very least. The oriental blend of clary sage, lavender, orris root and leather is unlike any other and while it’s smell is often divisive, those that land on the ‘love’ side of the fence, really mean it.

$155 (200g) at MECCA

 
Have you got a favourite winter candle? Have you tried any of these ones?

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  1. hahah…yes! Also I have on my wishlist for ages the Parfum , after using up sample….got addicted. Plus, how cool is when someone asks you: what perfume are you wearing? What is that? And your answer is: just Fckn Fabulous! =D

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