The best candles to light your wintery room
Unique, comforting and meeting all your cosy season requirements - here are the best candles to check out now
image Bride of Chucky / Universal Pictures
words Lucy O'Brien
Winter isn't just coming, it's here. The days are getting shorter while nights are becoming darker and longer, and so comes the welcome return of our staying-in era. Yes, we will be raising a glass to party season, but for the majority of us, most of our time in the coming months will be spent happily wrapped up indoors, embracing all the cosy vibes winter has to offer. But it wouldn’t be a proper night-in without the right ambiance: I’m talking the best candles, to light up your home.
Choosing the right candle scent to set the vibe of your winter sanctuary can be a hard task. Gone are the days of fresh lemon, pink sands or morning breeze; we want smoky, warming, broody and mysterious. We want to feel warm and toasty while we immerse ourselves in the comforting, dark aesthetics of Twilight or Wednesday. Well, our carefully curated list of wintery candles are here to deliver just that.
From Christmas-inspired aromas filled with chai and cinnamon to the more earthy feels of bergamot and patchouli, we’ve got something for everyone. While our friends over at Wavey Casa have fun and unique candles ready to sit proudly on your bookshelf, other brands like Holistic London create candles filled with wellness-oriented ingredients that not only set the mood, but help to boost it. Be it a gift for yourself or someone you love, you can simply never go wrong with a candle.
The Onsen three wick candle is an uplifting blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and mandarin, inspired by the hot springs of Japan.
NEGRONI, SBAGLIATO (WITH PROSECCO IN IT)
Ethereal and hypnotic, this candle’s warm glow can enhance the mood and emotion of any scene. Oh, and did we mention it smells like a negroni? Just remember it's sans the "sbagliato, with prosecco in it' bit...
Light this and let the candle do the rest. The relaxing mix of bergamot, lemon and amber tones has been carefully blended to help you reach ultimate relaxation.
DOSE OF DOPAMINE
Lemongrass encourages the release of happy hormones dopamine and serotonin, helping to boost our energy levels. Rose geranium restores emotional balance while patchouli oil helps to balance and ground restless energy. Sign us up.
Inspired by travelling, this candle is a nod to the gardens of Grand Trianon, Versailles. The scent is a luxurious combination of deep tuberose, paired with top notes of blackberry leaf and bergamot against a base of heady and aromatic cade.
SET THE MOOD
Infuse your space with Arborealist: an intense and moody blend of woods and smoky greens.
Both neroli and chamomile are powerful essential oils to help with relaxation and sleep. This scent helps to make you feel calm, relaxed and ready to rest. Light this handcrafted candle when sleep evades you – it's perfect to set the scene for a good kip.
Reach for this handcrafted candle when the tension begins to rise and its blend of Indonesian patchouli and clary sage will help ease your mind and soothe your soul. Patchouli essential oil is popular for providing feelings of relaxation and helping to ease stress or anxiety. Combined with clary sage, this is the perfect soothing scent.
We thought about making it illegal to take a flame to this one, but just wait until you see how beautifully those colours blend together when they melt; it’s a moving piece of art. Think of it not as a form of destruction, but as a continuation of the artistic process…
A luxurious blend of leather, tobacco leaf and amber will transport your mind into an opulent, wood-panelled parlour in a Victorian town house.
WILD AND FREE
This scent is a traditional blend of jasmine, gardenia, and rose geranium. Did we mention the candle comes as part of a set with an accompanying home mist? We love a bargain.
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