The popularity of the humble candle has risen over the past few years with companies offering luxurious concoctions with subsequent higher price tags. It’s no surprise that they now feature in many a Christmas wish list but knowing which fragrance or formulation to get can be tricky. To help navigate through the wick laden path, here are my picks of the best festive offerings that will leave you looking like a candle connoisseur.
As soon as someone asks about indulgent candles the brand Neom always springs to mind. Their range of aromatherapy treats not only look incredible, they are also 100% natural and ethically sourced. For the festive season their Christmas Wish offering contains all those scents that instantly remind you of this time of year; mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean work together to transform the space around you. The aroma fills the room whilst the relaxing fragrance transports your busy mind to a calm and stress free environment. Their impressive three wick candle with gold detailing on the glass jar looks a picture when lit on your mantelpiece and is a fantastic festive addition.
Every year SpaceNK relase a set of exclusive Christmas candles that you can pickup in a mini patterned jar for a more friendly price tag. This year the Shimmering Space candle comes in a super festive purple design that houses cinnamon blended with zesty orange and mandarin. A deeper fragrance in comparison to the other candles I am reserving this for Christmas Day itself as it’s a real treat I look forward to burning.
If you are looking for a scented candle that has a slight twist on the traditional fragrances, look no further then this Joy addition from Aromatherapy Associates. Again in another impressive three wick candle the addition of rose and ginger smells utterly divine once lit. The large size means you get an impressive 42 hours worth of burn time and the candles are hand poured in the UK with soy wax and unbleached cotton wicks meaning you get a clean and even burn, preventing any candle wastage.
For those that may not be a fan of candles yet still wish to fill the room with a warm and inviting fragrance, a room spray makes the perfect gift. New onto the seen T London is a range of scents that embody the rich and multi-layered aroma of teas, established within top hotels their essential oil combinations soon caught on. Their Darjeeling scent doesn’t overpower a space but helps to neutralise the area, it lasts in the room as opposed to dropping to the floor and disappearing. The packaging and bottle looks luxurious making it a lovely gift for any fragrance lover.