It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas: 12 Holiday-Inspired Candles
Raise your hand if you can’t believe it’s already December! Even with the tree decorated, the halls decked and the twinkling lights strung, some people – myself included – are still having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Try igniting your subdued holiday fire with these festive candles! Scents like cinnamon, cedar and gingerbread are sure to conjure up fond memories. With your favorite Christmas album playing softly in the background (B2k’s ‘Santa Hooked Me Up’, anyone?), let these scents of the season set the ‘holly, jolly’ mood! Extra cool points if you play Santa and give them as a gift. It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, indeed!
Slatkin & Co., Gingerbread – $20 (Limited time: Get 2 for $20)
Smelling this sweet scent is almost as torturous as building a house out of the delectable cookie and not being able to eat it. Ah, gingerbread! *Deep sigh* It hurts so good…
Yankee Candle, Sparkling Cinnamon – $11
Remember the Red Hots candy? Then you’ll love this spicy scent! Let cinnamon envelope you in its warm embrace. There’s just something so nostalgic about this one. Enjoy some good memories with this hot scent!
Laura Mercier, Creme Brulee – $42
Inhale this French dessert without the calories by cosmetic brand, Laura Mercier. What it lacks in design, it makes up for in yummy notes of caramel, sugar and vanilla bean. It warms us with familiarity.
Slatkin & Co., Winter Night – $20 (Limited time: Get 2 for $20)
People claim there’s nothing like a real Christmas tree because the smell is hard to replicate. Well, now you can get that authentic tree smell in candle form. Close your eyes and picture yourself warming by a fire and let the unmistakable scent of cedar and fir consume you. Finally, something to look forward to on crisp winter nights.
WoodWick, Santa’s Cookies – $16
Who can resist warm sugar cookies just taken from the oven? Embrace this yummy smell without the task of actually baking anything. And if you miss the decorating part, then chill-lax with a big tub of frosting as the candle burns. The spoon is optional!
Yankee Candle, North Pole – $10
Ever wonder what Santa’s workshop would smell like? We imagine peppermint and vanilla. If you can’t afford to visit Santa at the North Pole, then let these tealight candles give you a taste without the travel. They also look great atop a tabletop! It’s win-win for the hostess in you.
Nest, Holiday Votive Candle – $14
Mandarin orange, pine, cinnamon and eucalyptus melt together to produce a scent that can only be described as “extremely pleasant.” This candle in particular makes a great gift because of its sleek gold container and festive box. Help it find a happy home.
Febreze Candles, Falling Leaves and Spice – $5 (Find in local store here)
Be a kid again and jump into a pile of leaves minus those pesky sharp twigs and random bugs. Oh, wait…it’s like 40 degrees outside. These low temperatures are preventing us from enjoying the final scents of autumn. Instead, let this candle rustle up the aroma of crisp, falling leaves and warm cider. Walk down memory lane without leaving your humble abode.
Slatkin & Co., Mint Chocolate – $10
Refreshing peppermint paired with a delicious chocolate scent is like a party in the nostrils! It’s the best of both worlds! Peppermint mocha lovers will be in heaven with this one.
Glade, Sugarplum Fantasies – $13
Sweet notes of sugarplums are dancing around the room! This 3-pack of candles will provide you with hours on hours of scented bliss. The pretty purple hue is sure to spruce up any mantle place!
Candles by Victoria, Amaretto Eggnog – $9
Eggnog is always better with a little amaretto! It only makes sense that the same can be said about the candle form. Candles by Victoria, a YouTube hit, has quite the following. This scent sounds intriguing!
Soy Candles, Roland Pine – $28
Pinecones will fill the room with a clean and uplifting aromatic fragrance. This scent is strong and smells pure. It’s as if you are transported into a serene forest. Who doesn’t want to experience that?
What are you favorite holiday scents?
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