Cover We've rounded up the best Christmas candles to buy this season (Photo: Courtesy of Trudon)

These luxurious Christmas candles will get you in the holiday spirit and make any home smell like it’s ready for Santa’s visit

It’s that time of the year again, when thoughts turn to holiday party planning, festive decorations and all the gifts we can’t wait to give and receive. The cooler weather also means it’s the perfect time for us to indulge in one of the most beloved festive traditions: luxury scented candles.

From decadent woodsy aroma to warm cinnamon fragrances, we've rounded up the best Christmas candles to buy this season. Whether you’re treating yourself or gifting your loved ones, there's something for everyone on this list.

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Trudon Gloria Candle (Christmas Edition)

Inspired by the joys of Christmas, this candle from Trudo features an impressive 60 hours of burn time and will imbue your home with warm, uplifting notes of Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, cinnamon and nutmeg—all the luscious ingredients we associate with the most wonderful time of the year.

The candle is also packaged in a beautifully decorated tin with black and gold arabesques, meaning you can rinse use it as décor for seasons to come once it’s burned out.  

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Pomme d’amour Scented Candle

Capturing the lively spirit of Christmas fairs, this Masion Francis Kurkdjian candle is ripe with a delicious caramelised scent of toffee apples to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s held in a photogenic red vessel adorned with festive motifs, which is pretty enough to display all season long, even after the candle is gone.  

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Acqua di Parma x Emilio Pucci Notte Di Stelle Holiday Candle

Acqua di Parma is collaborating with fashion brand Emilio Pucci to launch a new limited-edition Christmas candle for the Rewrite the Future Save the Children campaign. Doing good while smelling good, the candle features a pleasant blend of pine oil, spiced clove, raspberry and birch accords that will instantly transform any space into an inviting sanctuary. The beautiful packaging makes for a great gift too.  

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P.F. Candle Co. Spiced Pumpkin Candle

No festive candle round-up is complete without a pumpkin-scented creation. This candle from P.F. Candle Co. features an enticing scent of pumpkin pie, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, which will make your home feel and smell like Christmas, or even inspire you to bake some winter delights for the indulgent holiday season.

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Cochine Orange Amère and Star Anise Limited Edition Candle

With top notes of bitter orange that mingle with a luscious blend of nutmeg, cinnamon leaf and vanilla, Cochine’s Orange Amère and Star Anise candle will definitely put you in the Christmas mood. When burned, this beautiful candle will effuse delicious and sweet scents, filling your room with gentle warmth during the chilly season.

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NEOM Organics Christmas Wish Scented Candle

Cosy up in the colder weather with this festive candle from the British wellness brand—NEOM—which evokes a soft, soothing scent layered with traditional wintry hints of spicy and fruity oils of mandarin, cinnamon, as well as tonka bean. While keeping your place filled with its zesty aroma throughout the holiday season, this oh-so-relaxing candle will also make you feel calm and energised after a hectic day.

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Diptyque Lucky Charms Scented Candle Set

Why have one Christmas candle when you could have three? To celebrate the festive season, the iconic purveyor of luxury scented candles, Diptyque, has launched a new set of limited-edition creations to infuse your home with all those traditional holiday scents.

The set comes with three exquisite candles, including Holiday Pastry, with spicy notes that's reminiscent of festive baking; Pine Tree, a unique blend of mountain pines with smoky notes of an open fire; as well as Snowflake, a romantic scent that features light, velvety notes of white musk and mimosa. Housed in opulent jars with an elegant design, these candles will not only smell like the holidays, but also give your space a classier look.

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Jo Malone Glowing Embers Scented Candle

This luxury candle from the legendary fragrance brand Jo Malone is smoky and warm, reminiscent of bonfire night and the crackling flames of winter log fire. Beautifully presented in a minimalistic white holder in textured bisque ceramic, this candle is sure to add some Christmas flair to your coffee table.

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Roja Parfums Essence of Christmas Candle

Nothing says Christmas quite like the scent of a pine tree filling the air at home, but if you’re tight on space for holiday decoration, this deluxe candle from Roja Parfums is a wonderful substituent.

As you burn it, you’ll enjoy a heartwarming scent featuring top notes of pine tree that combined with sweet fragrances of gingerbread and toffee. This cosy and evocative scent will conjure up the festive feeling and your favourite holiday memories in no time.

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Carrière Frères Holiday Botanical Set

Carrière Frères’s candles are beautiful in their own right, even without lighting them. The set comes with three small candles featuring Laos benzoin—including a woody scent of Siberian fir and sweet aromas of fresh roses to make your home feel extra festive and cosy.

Available at Scented Niche boutiques

This article was originally published on December 10, 2019 and was updated on November 30, 2021.

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