The 10 best Christmas-scented candles to embrace the holiday vibe
Home fragrances for the festive season
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 30 2023
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, opening the final gift in our advent calendars, and impressive spreads of all our favourite festive foods.
Channel the vibe of Christmas’ past and abroad with this curated collection of Christmas-scented candles.
Diptyque Mimosa Scented Candle Carousel
We don’t know about you, but every year around the holidays we experience a tinge of excitement when Diptyque releases their signature carousel candle. This year the carousel sits atop the brand’s Mimosa candle — a clean fragrance that features notes of the yellow mimosa.
$240 at MECCA
Trudon Gabriel & Gloria Coffret Set
Sample the scents of the historical French fragrance house with this seasonally-inspired set. The Gabriel and Gloria burners bear gourmand chimney fire and spiced wood perfumes respectively.
$159 at Libertine Parfumerie
Moss St. Fragrances Gingerbread Large Ceramic Soy Candle
Nothing says Christmas quite like the soothing smell of a fresh batch of gingerbread. This ceramic coffret holds notes of fresh citrus, ginger nutmeg, maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla.
$49.95 at Moss St. Fragrances
DIOR Miss Dior Scented Candle Millefiori Couture Edition
We all have memories of being given a fragrance over the holidays. Catalyse the nostalgia of the season with the fresh and floral Miss Dior couture burner, which you can enjoy year-round.
$80 at MYER
The Luxuriate Noel Magique
This apple and spearmint twist will deliver the scent of festive cheer throughout the house in the lead up to the big day. Notes of apple, strawberry and basil are offset by lily of the valley, white cyclamen and a base of sandalwood.
$65 at The Luxuriate
Glasshouse Fragrances White Christmas Candle
We may live in the Southern hemisphere but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the white Christmas synonymous with the North. With notes of cedar leaf, fruity clove, eucalyptus, and fir balsam, this candle’s your one-way ticket to New York in December.
$59.95 at Glasshouse Fragrances
Carrière Frères Siberian Fir & Ginger Candle
After a slightly fresher take on a season littered with gourmand fragrances? This ginger-spiced, pine scent is a decidedly green spin on the holidays.
$99 at Adore Beauty
Hunter December Candle
An ode to a month more festive than any other, this fresh and earthy candle features notes of pine needle, balsamic fir, spiced clove, rosemary, aged leather and musk.
$65 at Hard To Find
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.