6 candles to burn on those bracing winter evenings
A small comfort
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 20 2022
On a cold winter night there are some surefire remedies.
A thick woolen jumper, a piping hot mug of hot chocolate, and a decent heater (a flawless face of winter makeup certainly doesn’t hurt either).
But the icing on the winter warmer starter pack’s proverbial cake has to be a seasonal scented candle.
Fragrance is an inevitable mood changer, so while a luxurious burner won’t necessarily distract from the icy chill of the cooler months, it will help you relax.
Here are six perfumed picks that are the perfect accompaniment to these crisp winter days and nights…
Maison Balzac Le Rêve Candle
There is something equally ethereal and familiar about this velvet hazy scent, characterised by a warming heart of amber, musk and cedarwood, and delicate touches of jasmine and rose.
$69 at David Jones
BLACK BLAZE Bush Walk Scented Candle
While the beach might be off limits in winter because we blatantly refuse to reenact the tragic events of Titanic (R.I.P Jack) for a cheeky dip in the ocean, that doesn’t mean that meandering through the bush can’t be at the forefront of the brain. Bring the hike home with this pine, citrus, grass and eucalyptus-scented burner.
$79 at The Iconic
LX COLLECTION Amber Moss, Teak & Sandalwood Soy Candle
Comforting, deep and pensive, this candle bears notes of vanilla, amber moss, teak, sandalwood, pine and patchouli. The best part? When the candle is eviscerated from frequent use, the glass vessel it’s housed in can be reused as a cocktail tumbler.
$55 at The Iconic
D.S. & DURGA Breakfast Highlands Candle
There’s nothing more comforting than a morning filled with the promise of a hearty breakfast and good company. Sweet notes of honey, marmalade and biscuits are warmed with moreish moments of oat, tea, toast, smoke and hay absolute.
$97 at MECCA
Hunter Candles Ginger + Lemongrass + Palo Santo + Frankincense Curve Bowl
As if this gorgeous glass vessel wasn’t beautiful enough, the candle it houses is sensual, earthy and bright in equal measure too. Spicy notes of ginger and lemongrass play with the heady aromas of frankincense and palo santo here.
$239 at Hunter Candles
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.