Smells like Christmas: Six festive candles you need in your home

The time to take a flame to a Christmas-inspired candle is here, and we couldn't be more excited.

The ritual of getting in the festive spirit (while Bublé and Mariah play in the background), and the scent of Christmas fills the air, is unlike any other.

But what does Christmas smell like to you? For us, it's fresh pine when putting up the tree; it's homemade cookies straight out of the oven; and it's the pavlova to devour come Boxing Day.

From fruity desserts to cosy moments, here are six festive candle options that will transport you straight to December 25 (which can't come soon enough, if you ask us).

Glasshouse Fragrances Naughty & Nice Triple Scented Soy Candle

A brand new and deliciously zingy fragrance inspired by peppermint candy canes. No matter which of Santa’s lists you fall on this year – naughty or nice – this is one treat you can get into. Packaged in an opalescent white vessel with a glittery red and white candy-striped box. Naughty & Nice Triple Scented Soy Candle is part of the online exclusive Sugar Coated collection.

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Palm Beach Collection Passionfruit Pavlova Soy Candle

It’s Christmas Day, you’re stuffed full of amazing seafood, and now it’s time to break out the pavlova. Does it get any better?! With top notes of passionfruit, pineapple and cassis, a heart of gardenia and vanilla, and marshmallow at the base, this limited-edition Passionfruit Pavlova scent is truly an Australian Christmas staple.

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CIRCA Gingerbread Cookies Scented Soy Candle

The spice of cinnamon swirled through ginger, the heart-warming blend of baked apple and sugar, heightened by a dash of vanilla – these ingredients are the very essence of Christmas. And the best part is someone’s already done the mixing for you.

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diptyque Sapin Candle

Brighten your holidays with this pine-spiked candle, crafted to invoke a cosy winter's eve. Refreshing notes of pine tree mingle with smokey embers giving off the rich scent of lush green forests and evenings spent by the fire. Speckled with real gold, the deep green candle is topped with an elegant golden lid to protect its wax.

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Natio Bright Scented Candle

Enjoy the warmth, cheer and goodwill of optimistic blood orange blended with the juicy scent of tangerine, refined with pure sweet orange essential oil. With a clean-burn wax and natural soy, lead-free cotton wick, the candle is housed in a timeless white glass casing, providing a naturally cosy and elegant feeling. This sparkling burst of home fragrance will have you daydreaming of a fresh fruit salad. 

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ECOYA Red Berries & Peony at Dusk Madison Candle

The last glow of daylight makes way for dusk, weaving its way through an evening chorus of memories, laughter and togetherness. Pear nectar and red berries with notes of waterlily, freesia and peony, trailed by elements of creamy vanilla and sandalwood.

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