What better way to get into the festive spirit than by getting your Christmas decorations up? Get those dusty old boxes out of the storeroom, drape your tinsels, hang your stockings, and put on your Christmas playlist!
But of course, no Christmas decorating evening would be complete without some festive scents. A home that smells like pine needle, cedar wood, or cinnamon and nutmeg sounds (or maybe in this case, smells) like an absolute dream.
Even in the days leading up to 25 December and the days after, it’s always a treat to come back to a home that’s warm, cozy, and full of Christmas vibes. Here, we’ve got 20 scented candles you can light up at home and fill your crib with Christmas joy!
Scented candles for Christmas: Earthy Scents
Diptyque Sapin de Nuit
Inspired by the smells of the woodlands, Diptyque’s Sapin de Nuit candle perfectly captures the fresh, woody notes of a forest – think crisp eucalyptus and peppermint with undertones of fir tree and rosemary. With its pretty green packaging accented with falling snow and a galloping reindeer, this scented candle will bring the Christmas spirit to your home even when left unlit.
Diptyque Sapin de Nuit retails for S$49 at Selfridges.
White Barn Fresh Balsam
Christmas tree in a jar? That’s kind of what this best-selling scented candle is – because it smells exactly like a Christmas tree. The notes of balsam and fir branches from this Christmas candle will take you straight to a winter wonderland and spread instant holiday cheer!
White Barn Fresh Balsam retails for S$37.80 on Shopee.
Infused with notes of pine needles, fir cones, birch sap and woodland lily of the valley, this scented candle will fill your home with a refreshing fragrance when a trip into the countryside overseas isn’t possible.
Skandinavisk Skog retails for S$27.50 at Selfridges.
Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle
Light up your home with this bracing scent by Jo Malone London that’s bursting with aromatic pine and fresh eucalyptus. The candle’s sleek, white jar is also a perfect addition to a minimalist or white-themed home interior.
Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle retails for S$72 at Jo Malone London stores.
Twinkles by Gladys Winter Forest
With a tiny bit of citrus accent leading to the nature-inspired heart of this fragrance, this candle will transport you to a winter wonderland of crisp pine needles, rich fir balsam, sweet berries, warm spices and patchouli. All you need to do is to close your eyes and take it in.
Twinkles by Gladys Winter Forest retails for S$24 at naiise.
Hush Candle Cinnamon Nutmeg
The delicious, sweet and spicy notes of Cinnamon and Nutmeg from this scented candle are reminiscent of cosy fireplaces and Christmas cake, and will have you feeling warm and toasty this Christmas.
Hush Candle Cinnamon Nutmeg retails for S$20 at Hush Candle.
Riau Candle Christmas Tree
Sure, we’ve never had Christmas tree farms in Singapore, but that’s not going to stop us from getting a scented candle that smells just like one! Riau Candle’s Christmas Tree’s woodsy smell and fruity, green aroma of apple, clove, fir, pine needle, white birch, cedar, vetiver, and musk sure sounds like it’ll do just the trick.
Riau Candle Christmas Tree retails for S$20 at ppstore.
To Be Calm Celebrate – Pine, Cedar & Rose – Luxury Large Soy Candle
Infused with hints of pine, cedar, and rose, this delightful fragrance captures the essence of the most wonderful time of the year perfectly, and comes in a beautiful festive red and gold packaging to complement Christmas decorations too!
P.S: From now till 26 December, $2 from the sale of every To Be Calm Celebrate Large candle will be donated to The Autism Resource Centre.
To Be Calm Celebrate – Pine, Cedar & Rose – Luxury Large Soy Candle retails for S$80 at To Be Calm.
IKEA VINTER 2020
Blending a delightful symphony of scents with the winter spices ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg for that ultimate holiday scent, this Christmas candle can also be turned into a tealight holder once the candle has burnt itself out.
IKEA Vinter 2020 retails for S$4.90 (set of two) at IKEA.
Yankee Candle Holiday Hearth
Transport yourself into the world of magical holiday traditions with the Yankee Candle Holiday Hearth Candle. Just picture a cosy gathering by the fireplace, all decked out with festive décor with scents of Gardenia, Cedarwood, Oakmoss!
Yankee Candle Holiday Hearth retails for S$42 at purely.
Scented candles for Christmas: Fruity scents
Bath & Body Works Frosted Cranberries
This candle really does smell like the perfect Christmas! Think sweet cranberries, red apple, tonka bean, and blonde woods that smell so delicious, you’ll be tempted to take a bite of the wax (just kidding, please don’t!).
Bath & Body Works Frosted Cranberries retails for S$39.36 on Amazon.
Yankee Candle Happy Morning
Light the wick right before bed and awaken to the delight of Christmas morning with this cheerful fragrance! Bursting with bright berries, evergreens, and a touch of caramel, the Happy Morning candle is sure to put you in a festive mood for the day.
Yankee Candle Happy Morning retails for S$39 at pupsik.
Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple
The candied apple, crisp pear, and orange scents will have your home smelling like a candied fruit and a Christmas wonderland! This all-time favourite Christmas candle also comes in a festive red jar that has a reindeer pulling a sleigh of presents – how adorable!
Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple retails for S$43.56 on Amazon.
Yankee Candle Singing Carols
Put on a Christmas movie and jammies, and light up this candle and have yourself a merry little Christmas with this harmonious combination of fruit, evergreen and spice notes!
Yankee Candle Singing Carols retails for S$42 at purely.
ESPA Winter Spice Candle
Combining aromatic cinnamon and clove with ginger, this warm, festive blend has a distinctive holiday feel with the addition of sweet orange, offsetting the scent with a burst of freshness. This candle is just perfect for a cosy night by the fire with a warm drink in hand.
ESPA Winter Spice Candle retails for S$27 at LookFantastic.
Scented candles for Christmas: Sweet and yummy scents
Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint
This is what Christmas smells like – cool peppermint, vanilla buttercream, fresh balsam, and a hint of musk. Sweet and festive, this Christmas candle’s just what you need to get into the holiday spirit!
Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint retails for S$36.58 on Amazon.
White Barn Sugared Snickerdoodle
Blending warm spices, creamy vanilla, and sugared musk, this candle smells just like the cookies you’ll bake during Christmas time! It’s sweet, buttery, and the vanilla and cinnamon scents definitely shine through so hey, if your cookies are taking a little too long in the oven, these candles are a totally on-par substitute to have your home smelling like Christmas bakes.
White Barn Sugared Snickerdoodle retails for S$39.36 on Amazon.
White Barn Spiced Gingerbread
Gingerbread men are an undisputed holiday staple – and you can now have them in a candle too! This candle boasts a calm sweet vanilla scent with a bold gingerbread twist that just smells oh-so-delicious that’ll turn your home into the gingerbread house of your dreams.
White Barn Spiced Gingerbread retails for S$29.94 on Amazon.
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel
The most wonderful time of the year calls for this cosy, comforting vanilla fragrance! This heavenly scent is sweet, but not too overpowering, and is the perfect “in-between holidays” candle to ease into more traditional winter holiday scents later on too.
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel retails for S$33.89 on Amazon.
NEOM Christmas Wish
Infused with classic scents of Christmas and made with 13 pure essential oils including mandarin, cinnamon, and tonka bean, this scented candle will have your crib smelling so Christmas-sy – it’ll definitely get you in a festive mood! The Christmas candle also comes in a lovely midnight blue jar with an inspiring quote to look forward to every morning.
NEOM Christmas Wish retails for S$69 on BEAUTYBAY.