The cold front comes, the candles come out. And there’s a bloomin’ lot of them. Last year I burnt through numerous Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie offerings, but this year I’m stepping it up. Spicy scents, bouquet-like aromas and faintly floral fragrances fill the halls of my flat and make it smell rather scrummy if I say so myself. This weekend I’ve been surrounding myself in a shrine-like fashion with my favourites; here’s the run-down…

When this hunk of a candle landed on my desk from The White Company* (far left), I sat for the rest of the day with it un-lit on my lap taking in it’s Christmassy whiffs. It’s in the scent Winter and without even lighting the thing I could smell it’s cinnamon, clove and orange notes. It’s a 3-wick bad-boy and burns down leaving the outside intact – clever – but best of all it’s crammed with orange slices and red berries that are held in the wax making it a seasonal choice to have on the windowsill. Pretty. A candle run-down, couldn’t be a candle run-down without a mention from Neom, could it? I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on their Travel Candle Gift Set*, which I’m pretty sure will pop up in a Christmas gift guide somewhere (I’m warning you, I’ve bought a special jumper for the occasion). The set contains four mini’s of their best selling candle scents and I for one have already had my two favourites Invigorate and Harmonise on the go. Neom are a pricey pick, but I do find them to last an age and as they’re formulated without any nasties they don’t throw black soot all around the sides – clean scents, clean sides = happy Anna. A year-round favourite, nestled in the back is Baies by Diptyque. If I handed out awards for candles I’d most like to have on my bedside table then Diptyque would have gold star stickers slapped all over it. My all-time favourite scent from them, Figuier has just burnt out (but I’m thinking of resurrecting it as a cotton pad holder) but Baies is still going strong – and although it’s rosy perfume isn’t exactly the most seasonal of them all I still bloody love it.

A final note, I would just like to point out that no sideboards were burnt or ponytails schinged in the making of this post. Phew.

*PR Sample

  • Heather Morton

    really wish i could afford these, they sound divine!

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  • http://twitter.com/alicebeaa alice bea ☯☮ॐ☽

    They sound amazing! so expensive though :/
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  • Grace

    They’re going straight onto my candle wishlist! :)

  • emily b

    I love candles! Such a shame we’re not allowed to burn them at uni:(

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  • MyLushBox Barbz

    That White Company candle sounds beauuuutiful! I Think I might just have to pick one up.

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

  • http://bohoglow.wordpress.com/ Rachel

    I’ve been burning candles like crazy lately! A lot of the ones I have are from Bath and Body Works, but I really want to try some of the Neom ones soon. xx
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  • http://twitter.com/VitaPre VitaP

    One of the reasons I love winter so much are sceted candles. I usually burn 10x more in this time of year.

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  • http://twitter.com/hannahxsheahan Hannah

    The Winter scent from the White Company is probably one of my all time favourite scents! I love candles for this time of year and I was lucky enough to get my hands on some candles from Bath & Body Works when my boyfriend’s dad went to LA – their Pumpkin Cupcake and Leaves candles are so amazing, definitely worth getting from eBay! xx

  • Emilie Garnes

    I got to say I have a little obession with candles too, sepecially this time of year. they create such a relaxed and nice feeling mood!

    xx Em

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  • Kassie lee

    love love love chirstmas candles

  • Bonjour Perfection

    Ahh I have an unhealthy obsession with candles too! Oooops xxx

  • http://twitter.com/thtfrnchgrl Claire

    I love coming here and finding that I’m not alone in my candle obsession… all my friends make fun of me for it, but come on! What’s more lovely and cosy than sitting with the lights off and lots of lovely candles burning?

  • anon_fashion

    I adore christmas candles, they give an extra something special to a room

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    x

  • abeautyromance

    Lovely post as always! I love Christmas candles too and I’m definitely going to have to try out that one from the white company, looks amazing!! :) ♥

  • Jas

    I think I need to restock on the candle front, because Ms. Debbie Downer aka Sandy killed my supply. The Diptyque one sounds yummy, I might try that…

  • http://twitter.com/A_T_G_N_W_T Daniella

    ooh the winter, White company one looks awesome! So pretty

    Daniella x

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  • realmsofbeauty

    Candles and a hot bath = perfect winter night