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24th Oct 2019

8 delightful Christmas candles that will make your house smell like festive wonderland

Rebecca O'Keeffe

Christmas is coming folks.

Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, Christmas is coming folks.

There’s an undeniable nip in the air, which means the festive season is upon us.

And if I’m being honest, nothing quite puts us in the festive spirit like the smell of Christmas.

You know, spices, cinnamon, vanilla – all those delicious warm fragrances that make our homes smell like festive wonderland.

Anyway, with so many amazing choices on the market, it can be tricky to decide what to buy these days.

So, I made did a round up of my personal favourite Christmas Candles, that are guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.

You’re welcome.

Voya GLOW – Festive Scented Candle, €27.

Guys, THIS is absolutely stunning. Wow.

“Allow a glowing festive fragrance to envelop your home with GLOW limited edition, Seasonal Spiced Candle.”

Made with a Soybean and Rapeseed oil base, along with cinnamon and clove, all the ingredients are natural and composed of renewable resources that promote the growth and care of our environment.

So not only is it delicious, but it’s good for the world.

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Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie, €24.50. 

You know that glorious scent of warm, freshly baked cookies? Well, imagine your home could smell like that, without having to do any actual baking.

Get yourself to your nearest Yankee Candle, and grab a ‘Christmas Cookie’ immediately. Buttery rich, vanilla scented, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Rathbornes Cedar, Cloves and Ambergris, €36.

Did you know that this Dublin-based company is the oldest candle company in the world? It was founded in 1488 – making it older than the USA. Mad.

Anyway, investing in a Rathbornes candle in investing in a little piece of Irish history. The festive spice of warm, comforting cloves and cedar will fill your home thanks to this wonderful candle. You won’t regret it.

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Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Candle, €52. 

What is Christmas without a cheeky Jo Malone purchase? This festive season, they have released a limited edition Orange Bitters candle, and it is simply divine.

A warming winter cocktail to light up your celebrations. A drop of sweet orange and a splash of bitter orange, on a base of sensual sandalwood and amber. It smells like a delicious mix of Christmas fruits.

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Inishowen Candles Cinnamon and Sandalwood, €6.25.

This family owned company is based in Donegal, where each candle is handmade and hand poured with love.

Every candle is infused with high quality fragrance oils that will last for the duration of the candle, so you’re guaranteed a festive scent for as long as the flame is burning. Plus, who doesn’t love supporting an Irish business?

Neom Christmas Wish Scented Candle, €55.

Guys, this is Christmas in a candle.

Surround your home with the limited edition fragrance of Christmas Wish, a soothing, traditional scent with expertly blended spicy and fruity oils of mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean. It also contains 10 other essential oils to help you relax, unwind and create a warming vibe in your home during the busy festive period.

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Pippa Collection Warming Winter Pine Candle, €42.

Who doesn’t love the smell of a real Christmas tree? This is that, but without the pine needles all over the floor.

The Warming Winter Pine Candle from Pippa Collection will achieve a fresh and crisp ambience through your home. Adding warmth with a delicate scent of freshly cut pine tree, topped with gently spiced wood, it’s a must-have addition to your décor.

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Max Benjamin Cloves & Cinnamon, €25.

Another wonderful Irish brand coming through, and a personal favourite of mine.

This baby, which is handmade in this lovely nation, is made of the blended oils of clove and cinnamon spice to create a warming aroma perfect for autumn and winter evenings.