Cover photograph by Edisa Shahini.
As we’re deep in December, and lockdown is amongst us again there’s nothing that can still kill the joy of Christmas for us. What has been an uncertain year for the millions makes the act of gift giving highly important this year. A festive candle can be so important to shift the mood during this time of the year, and we know just the candles that can put you in the mood. We list the candles that we feel are on the top of our radar this month, the must-have’s that are essential for our cozy nights in this time of the year.
A candle that feels alive, Cire Trudon has a history of delivering a decadent candle selection during the holiday season, but Gabriel tops them all this winter. A woody phenomenon that boasts with notes of Cedarwood, Cashmere Wood and Birch Wood, the complexity of this candle is reminiscent to the cold winter toasty evenings of London.
Top notes: Birch Wood, Glace Chestnut
Heart notes: Cashmere Wood, Moss
Base notes: Cedarwood, Musk
A winter cocktail of scents that will bring your home a refreshing citrus essence of Sweet Orange combined with ripe Mandarin. One for the citrus lovers, the Orange Bitter candle brings a sweet and spicy aroma that presents a refreshing energy into any room.
Top notes: Mandarin, Bitter Orange, Prune
Base notes: Sandalwood, Amber
The Lost Cherry candle by Tom Ford takes the full bodied scent of cherry to the next level. The candle has an artisan touch of woody base notes of Sandalwood and Cedarwood that deliver a nostalgic tang. Lost Cherry brings a sensual and sophisticated woody fragrance to the forefront, with vibrational intensity and warmth of Rose.
Top notes: Cherry, Cherry Liqueur, Bitter Almond
Heart notes: Cherry Syrup, Turkish Rose, Jasmine Sambac
Base notes: Peru Balsam, Roasted Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood
The candle that evokes the festivities of the season. With spikes of citrus and spells of the home-warming spice that is Cinnamon enveloping the sweet scent of orange and ginger, a candle that is sweet and energising enough to get you into the festive mood no doubt!
Notes: Citrus, Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger and Amber