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During the colder months you often want to wrap yourself up all cosy, put on a soppy film and just be antisocial. Candles are a perfect way to give a great atmosphere to a room and they make any cosy winter night that extra bit special. Here are my top candle picks for the cold and dark months ahead.
Penhaligons Quercus Candle – £32 from www.penhaligons.com
This candle smells amazing giving off a fresh masculine scent. It is part of their Quercus range with the cologne of the same scent also available to purchase. A citrus yet woody scent means I will definitely be purchasing the cologne! A treat most well deserved.
Dotcomgiftshop Soy Candles £9.95 from dotcomgiftshop
Two candles that I think are perfect for the Winter season are the ‘Vintage Ivy Soy Wax Scented Candle Amber & Nutmeg’, and the ‘Soy Wax Scented Candle No 7 Seville Orange & Nutmeg’. Both of these are quite warming, due to the nutmeg but still have some fresh citrus notes to them. Soy candles are also non-toxic so are great for those that can sometimes find candles overbearing!
Baobab – Price Varies from baobabcollection.com
Belgian company Baobab started life in 2002 giving each candle a specific story with suitable fragrance to match. With each of the candles being a must for all interior design enthusiasts, those who want the scent of a candle to fill the whole house will not be disappointed. The ‘Virunga Mountains’ and ‘Miamba Woodlands’ are ones that really stand out as Autumn/Winter favourites.
Cowshed Winter Candle – £36 from cowshedonline.com
With mandarin, cinnamon, clementine and nutmeg this is like Christmas in a candle. Giving off the quintessential Christmas scent, this is perfect for December 25.
The White Company – £16+ from thewhitecompany.com
The White Company is easily one of my favourite stores to pick up candles. Their new release, ‘Symons’, inspired by their flagship store, is due in stores in September and smells very luxurious. With cashmere, amber, peony and cederwood, it’s like you’re wrapped up in a huge blanket! Another favourite is their candle ‘Winter’, with orange, cinnamon and clove, as well as the ‘Fireside Votive’ candle full of vetiver, sandalwood, ceder and amber wood which is perfect for those nights by the fire!
Housing Units Home Sandalwood and Amber – £13.95 from housingunits.co.uk
This one is perfect for those who love the smokey, earthy scents. With plenty of choices these Housing Units has the perfect scent for everyone. Personally I prefer the earthier scents in the Winter as it makes me feel so relaxed and peaceful!
The Organic Pharmacy Jasmine Candle – £49 from theorganicpharmacy.com
Soy based and totally free from any artificial fragrances, colours or petrochemicals The Organic Pharmacy, most well known for their cosmetics, is fantastic for those wanting products natural and organic. Their candles are no exception and the Jasmine candle is perfect for those who love the scent of Jasmine –which I personally do. Mixed with Ylang Ylang, Sicillian Bergamot and Sandalwood this candle is expertly blended and the scent is simply gorgeous!