The best candles for Christmas

Bring glimmering light and festive warmth to your home with a wintery scented candle

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Log Fires

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£55, Jo Loves

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‘This comforting blend of smooth, smoky woods laced with Lapsang Souchong tea instantly brings the scent of a roaring log fire alive.’ Jo Malone

020 7730 6091; joloves.com

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THE CHAPEL: OPARUS

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£65, The Chapel

‘A dawn chorus of exotic florals, citrus blossom and warm earthy tones to lift the spirits and let the imagination soar. A gentle blend of black pepper, bergamot and lime top notes, middle notes of jasmine, passion flower, geranium, orange blossom, lily of the valley and rhubarb, finished with base notes of white amber, white musk and sandalwood.’

0207 5200 460; thechapel.co.uk

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Saffron & Ginger signature candle

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£50, Lilou et Loïc

‘As welcoming as a hearthside on a chilly evening, Saffron & Ginger blends bright notes of golden saffron, ginger, cardamom and sweet orange with the warmth of sandalwood and amber.’

0845 564 1398; lilouetloic.com

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Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief candle

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£25, Heathcote & Ivory

‘The fragrance created complements this artistic style with rich, earthy grounding scents, based on sandalwood, patchouli, amber and incense oils, blended to embrace a heart of deeply restorative rose and violet, topped with notes of dew- fresh red berries, mandarin, bergamot and pepper melding together to deliver crispness with warmth’

0207 483 8383; heathcote-ivory.com

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Scent of Christmas

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From £10, Landon Tyler

‘A traditional festive scent combining clementines, cloves and norwegian spruce.’

0207 7245222; landontyler.com

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Christmas Joy Candle

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This traditional-looking green and red spongeware candle would make a perfect stocking-filler for a friend or loved one.

£17.95, Emma Bridgewater

01782 407733; emmabridgewater.co.uk

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Limited Edition Amara Scented Candle

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From £79, Baobab Amara

‘The perfect mix of spicy notes of pepper and leather cured with the essential oil from the root bed of the ‘Cyproil’ plant native to India. This mysterious woody fragrance forms the perfect base reflecting on this as a timeless English, elegant scent’

0800 587 7645; amara.com

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Frosted spicewood poured candle

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£42, Crabtree & Evelyn

‘Spiced floral notes of sparkling pink pepper, frozen lemon, mid-winter lily of the valley, and smoky incense infuse its seasonal scent.’

0843 289 6560; crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

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Cinnamon and orange candle

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£24, Caroline Gardner

‘This hand poured mineral wax candle is made in England using natural plant extracts and a unique blend of fragrance oils. The scent combines warm and spicy cinnamon and clove, with juicy orange and a musky base.’

0208 288 9696; carolinegardner.com

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Jo Malone London Green Almond & Redcurrant Candle

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£120, Jo Malone

‘A festive flicker. The warming base of cedarwood and tonka, lively with the delicious bite of redcurrant. The nuttiness of green almond. The zing of citrus. Colourful.’

0800 054 2939; jomalone.co.uk

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Pleasance Pepper

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£75, Prosody

‘A Jane Austin inspired, spicy, floral fragrance, reminiscent of a London Garden square.’

prosodylondon.com

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‘Fairytale of New York’

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£40, Bella Freud

‘Inspired by an eternally popular (and very British) Christmas tune, this scent is as dark and smoky as you would expect. Top notes of blood orange and coriander compliment tobacco and saffron undertones.’

020 7935 0777; bellafreud.com

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Flamma scented candle

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£29, Holloways of Ludlow

‘Translated in Swedish for ‘Flame’. This winter candle burns the scent of smoky notes of burning logs and the golden resin oozing from winter pine. Ideal for lighting on cold, wintery evenings!’

020 7602 5757; hollowaysofludlow.com

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12 Days of Christmas – Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh

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£14.00, Plum & Ashby

‘Light this candle to enjoy a sophisticated scent filled with juicy citrus and star anise paired with base notes of golden amber and cinnamon, to create the most welcoming fragrance. This really works to help you relax and make you feel cosy.’

020 8988 5222; plumandashby.co.uk

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Moroccan Rose

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£24.99, Made by Zen

‘This voluptuous scent is a blend of the world’s most exquisite roses. Clean and delightful, this blend is rounded off with the sensual woody notes of amber and musk.’

0161 257 3524; madebyzen.com

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Candle Thé Noir

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£29, Claribel

‘An enveloping combination of Tea, Rose undertones, and a hint of Smoked Lime make this beautiful aroma a must have.’

claribellondon.com

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Dover street, London Candle

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£42, Lavender & Lillie

‘Drink up the atmosphere of Dover Street, London – an invigorating and fresh cosmopolitan fragrance, taking its cue from the buzz and vitality of Mayfair.The notes of Earl Grey tea mingle with the clink of ice in crisp gin and tonics from the club nearby. The understated yet distinctive fragrance captures the pulse of the West End against the leafy backdrop of the verdant spaces of Green Park. Art and culture spring to life.’

01424 581 253; lavenderandlillie.com

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From traditional orange, red berries and mulled spices to smoky log fires and fresh winter woodlands, we all have a favourite fragrance that makes us feel festive. Check out the gallery above to discover our pick of the finest scented candles on the market this December. With prices for every budget, our selection makes for some delightful stocking fillers or indulgent under-the-tree gifts.