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The Best Scented Candles This Christmas

Just like a fragrance, a beautiful scented candle can transform your house into a home. This Christmas, swap out your usual floral-scented candles and try these Christmas-themed ones instead. Pop one in your hallway and another in the bathroom.

The Carousel - Glasshouse Christmas Cheer

Christmas can sometimes be an awkward time of the year to decorate, as we’re so used to seeing snow-themed accessories in stores when it’s a scorching 30 degrees outside. Lucky there’s Glasshouse’s Christmas candle, which is a totally suitable pick for us Southern Hemisphere folk. As a nod to the traditional Chrissy pav’, you’ll spot notes of passionfruit, vanilla and lemon myrtle as soon as you light the wick – scrumptious. Try Glasshouse Triple Scented Candle in Christmas Cheer, $42.95

The Carousel - Ecoya Pink Fruits

Forget the Cadbury Favourites when you’re told “not to bring a thing” – this is the perfect gift for your girlfriend when they invite you over this holiday. Loaded with notes of pink grapefruit, guava and pink champagne, this candle is unapologetically girly (just look at the rose gold lid!) and will instantly bring life into the room. Try Ecoya Madison Jar in Sweet Fruits & Pink Champagne, from $19.95

The Carousel - Circa Home Red Spiced Pear

Just like a hot cup of mulled wine, just one whiff if this lush pear, apple and rhubarb treat will warm up your senses from head to toe. The best part about this candle is that it’s such an ideal size to store your bathroom extras after you’ve finished with the candle – simply use hot water to melt away any remaining wax at the bottom, go over the inside with an alcohol wipe to remove any oil, and pop your cotton pads and tips inside. Try Circa Home Classic Candle in Red Spiced Pear, $32.95

The Carousel - Cire Trudon Gaspard

If there’s anyone that knows about candles, it’s the clever people behind luxurious French brand Cire Trudon, who have been at it since 1643. This season, be inspired by the newest scent ‘Gaspard’, which pays homage to one of the Three Wise Men with notes of sandalwood and mandarin. Try Cire Trudon Candle in Gaspard, $125

The Carousel - Peppermint Grove Christmas Pine

No scent is as iconic as pine needles for Christmas, and Peppermint Grove has you sorted this year with their jumbo-sized candle. What makes these accessories special is that they’re handmade in the Southern Highlights of NSW, and are sourced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner…  not that you needed another reason to go shopping, right? Try Peppermint Grove Candle in Christmas Pine, $39.95

The Carousel - Jo Malone Roasted Chestnut

If you’re looking to splurge for yourself or a loved one, then you can’t go wrong with something from Jo Malone. Priced at $255, you’ll get 600 grams of goodness, whereas most other candles are around the 250 gram mark. In the spirit of its English roots, this year’s limited edition candle comes in a delightful roasted chestnut scent, with rich flavours of clove, soft caramel, and cinnamon. Heaven. Try Jo Malone Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle, $255

Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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