The Ultimate Guide: 12 Candles You Need To Buy As Winter Approaches

It's time to spice up your candle collection!

If there is one ultimate winter must-have, it’s candles. They’re a necessity when it comes to survival during the upcoming time of year. Whether using them to light up a Christmas display or to lift your spirits after a dull dark rainy day, candles will be in high demand for the season.

If a stockpile of candles is needed, then why not go for something luxurious. A deep warm scent is perfect to light up as frost covers the country, and now is the ideal time to prepare.

1. The Winter Signature Candle

The White Company. €26.00

Created over 21 years ago, winter is one of The White Company’s most iconic scents, loved all over the world. It is a magical combination of spicy cinnamon, rich warming clove, and fresh, zesty orange.

2. Pomegranate Noir Home Candle

Jo Malone London €30.00

Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. To uplift after a dull day. Or wind down after a hectic Winter evening.

3. Myrrh & Tonka Large Diamond Candle

The Little Wax Company, €37.00

The Little Wax Company can’t be beaten. Their products are hand-poured in Dublin using natural soy wax and high-quality fragrance oils with 65 hours of burn time for large candles. The Myrrh & Tonka scent has a warm, rich aroma to keep things cosy.

4. Fig & Walnut Bread Baked Goods Ceramic Candle

Anthropologie €35.00

This spicy scent is an absolute winter warmer. This scent is a mix of citrus-splashed fig puree, sweet maple, and cardamom-spiced butter layered with crushed walnuts, designed to smell just like baked goods.

5. Notte Di Stelle Candle

Acqua Di Parma €72.00 

A warm and bright fragrance with balsamic notes of pine oil, while birch and guaiac wood are combined with the spicy accents of clove and a hint of raspberry, makes this one of the most unique Winter scents around.

6. Bougie Oil Fiction XL

Juliette Has a Gun €140.00 

While Juliette Has a Gun is best known for their Not a Perfume, Oil Fiction is a lesser-known treasure that deserves some hype. A rich, warm scent that will engulf a room thanks to the new candle version of the fragrance, it is focused on tuberose, saffron, and amber.

7. Honey & Tobacco Candle

Put Your Feet Up €15.00

A dark scent with a sweet twist, Put Your Feet Up’s Honey & Tobacco candle is an intoxicating winter dream. With top notes of tobacco, honey, spices, and citrus, heart notes of tobacco and sandalwood, and base notes of amber, tonka bean, patchouli, and honey.

8. Cinnamon & Winter Berries Large Pop Jar

Celtic Candles. €23.95

This candle just smells like Christmas. Prepare to be transported to a quaint Christmas market surrounded by mulled wine and spiced biscuits. With fresh orange liqueur that is gently warmed by the tingle of cloves and fiery spices.

9. Midnight Storm Ginger & Woodsmoke Scented Candle

Soak Sunday €26.25 

Winter weather can be draining, but the Midnight Storm Ginger & Woodsmoke candle from Soak Sunday can help lift the haze. Its blend of invigorating ginger, emerald and dusky woodsmoke is essential in any home to stimulate the soul, detox the mind and activate the senses.

10. Sweet Orange, Basil & Frankincense Soy Candle

The Handmade Soap Company €17.95 

Yes, The Handmade Soap Company is best known for…well, soap obviously, but their candles are lovely especially their Sweet Orange, Basil & Frankincense range. A beautiful scent all year round, it’s particularly invigorating in the colder months with heady frankincense and zesty sweet orange.

11. By The Fire Place Candle

Maison Margiela Replica €46.45 

Inspired by a toasty fire, this scent contains notes of chestnut, pink pepper and clove as they are engulfed by decadent notes of cashmere and orange flower. The luxury candle unfurls a sweet, woody fragrance, inviting an air of content into any home.

12. Apothecary Patchouli & Vanilla Candle

Vila Hermanos €19.50

Something warm and cosy but with a sweetness to it is hard to find in a candle, but The Apothecary Patchouli & Vanilla Candle is just that. It has a fragrance composed of anise and patchouli with a floral and vanilla touch.

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Words by Sláine McKenna

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