The 9 best Christmas-scented candles to embrace the holiday vibe
Home fragrances for the festive season
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / November 08 2021
When it comes to setting a mood, there’s no better way to switch things up than with a carefully selected scent – and the holiday season is no different.
Christmas is ripe with a bouquet of nostalgic, heartwarming scents that transport us back through the years to childhood memories spent huddled around the Christmas tree with family and impressive spreads of all our favourite festive foods.
Channel the vibe of Christmas’ past with this curated collection of Christmas-scented candles.
Maison Balzac Black Sassafras Candle
This Aussie holiday-inspired burner was created in collaboration with designer Lee Mathews to encapsulate his summers spent in Byron Bay. Enjoy 70 lengthy hours fragranced by touchstones of an Australian summer. A decidedly green olfactory experience that encompasses notes of sparkling bergamot, earthy fir needles, and the sweet scent of sassafras.
$69 at Adore Beauty
Diptyque Sapin Candle
No detail was overlooked when Diptyque crafted their limited edition Christmas scented candle ‘Sapin’. The pine-centric aroma is supported by an incensory smoky element that warms the fragrance, while notes of fir and moss add a decided green touch to the scent. The pièce de résistance, though, has to be the specks of real gold embedded in the candle itself. Divine.
$111 at MECCA
Santa Maria Novella Natale Scented Candle
Indulge in the scent of an Italian Christmas with this citrus leaning scent that features notes of sweet orange, almond, cinnamon and clove from heritage parfumier Santa Maria Novella.
$95 at Santa Maria Novella
Glasshouse Fragrances Night Before Christmas Dancing Sugar Plums
If your favourite part about Christmas is all the sickly sweet treats you’ll get to devour leading up to the auspicious day, then this currant and plum fragrance is one to add to cart. The fruity fragrance is rounded out by notes of lemon, lavender, rose, musk, oak moss and spice.
$54.95 at Glasshouse Fragrances
The Aromatherapy Company Festive Favours Candle in ‘Xmas Pud’
We can’t talk about Christmas scents without a spicy offering reminiscent of a classic Christmas pudding. This slow-burner incorporates notes of warming citrus, nutmeg and clove to achieve just that.
$34.95 at Myer
The Prospect Project Christmas Tree Soy Candle in ‘Christmas Tree’
If you can’t deck your home with an actual Christmas tree that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the scent of pine needles. Simply light up this fir needle, spearmint, sage leaf, cedarwood and amber offering and think of Santa.
$30 at Myer
Palm Beach Collection Standard Candle in ‘Passionfruit Pavlova’
No Christmas downunder is complete without a pavlova. Channel the summer-fueled vibes of a Christmas in Australia with this candle that draws inspiration from the meringue and fruit laden dessert with notes of passionfruit, pineapple, cassis, gardenia, vanilla and marshmallow.
$44.95 at Myer
ECOYA Fresh Pine Madison Candle
The aroma of fresh pine needles, forest woods, citrus and rosewood present in this olfactory offering encapsulate the heady memories of picking out a Christmas tree with family during the holidays.
$44.95 at Myer
Circa Home Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Candle
Make like your favourite holiday Starbucks order and douse your home in the sweet, soul-warming scent of gingerbread. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire you to get baking?
$44.95 at RY
Briar is a Content Producer 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 Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.