My selection of scented candles for Winter
December is actually one of my favourite time of the year. It’s the first Winter I get to spend in London, and so far I have to say I’m impressed by the fabulous decorations in town, the whole display windows decor – which seems to come straight out of a children’s tale. Oh, and I can’t wait to discover the Winter Wonderland attraction, located in the heart of Hyde Park. It will be revealed in a few weeks … and promises to be quite something!
Now, there’s nothing like a beautifully scented candle, with pine or gingerbread to add a festive Christmas spirit to your apartment. I like to use different scented candles depending on the seasons. Here are my favorites for Winter time.
Let’s start with the special Christmas editions. Each year, Diptyque comes up with a series of 3 candles for the occasion. This year, I completely felt for Résine (peel, resin, creased pin needles) and Epice … the smells are so delicious and the glass finishing is absolutely splendid.
Then, there’s Annick Goutal’s Christmas candle that I buy, almost religiously, each year. I can’t get enough of its smell, slightly acid, made of a pin, orange and mandarine composition … for the warmest ambiance – basically it could replace a Christmas tree! And, beyond of just being a simple scented candle, it happens to be also a fantastic decorative gem with its luxurious transparent, golden glass, adorned with a fir tree…
After Christmas time, and to make the Winter evenings all the more delectable, I suggest any of the following scents:
– from Diptyque, I’m all about Feu de Bois, Pomander (perfect for your living room), and Ambre (ideal to recreate a cosy atmosphere in your bedroom) candles
– from Jo Malone, I’m kind of addicted to Pomegranate Noir…
– if you feel like getting a candle somewhere in betweeen an Art piece and an actual scented candle, I definitely recommend the Profumi candle by Fornasetti
– and last but not least, I recently stumbled upon Hotel Fouquet’s candle collections. The scents are super exclusive and have been created by prestigious nose perfumers from Grasse, in South of France. I got the black candle, which has an enchanting amber, woody smell. It instantly perfumes my flat, and cherry on the top of the cake … the decorative finshing is absolutely stunning. For the unconditional lovers of amber scents, I also think it’s totally worth it to invest in a berger lamp together with some Amber dust oil. It works wonders to get rid of any kitchen smells or to gracefully perfume your home before a festive dinner 😉
Voilà, voilà, hope you find today’s tips useful and inspiring … if your are also looking for gift ideas !