Create an aromatic festive ambience this Christmas with our top five luxury scented candles.
Scent saints Diptyque have teamed up with artist Julien Colombier to create three limited edition Christmas creations dedicated to the olfactory attributes of trees. Our favourite, Sapin, radiates a woody fragrance of winter, with notes of citrus and mandarin cosily flickering in an enchanting jungle inspired jar.
190g candle £48, 70g candle £28
Neom Organics: Christmas Wish
Part of Neom's Therapeutic Scent To Instantly De-Stress ™ range, Christmas Wish not only contains 13 pure essential oils including mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean magically blended to reduce festive stress, it's housed in a beautiful jar sprinkled with real 18t gold.
3 wick £49.95, 1 wick £34.95
Jo Malone: Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle
Jo Malone comes up trumps again with this super-luxe limited edition Christmas gem. Top notes of delicious roasting chestnuts, seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, finished with sweet notes of soft caramel. Good enough to eat. Literally.
Kenneth Turner: Midwinter
Beautifully presented in a pretty posy vase (to double as tea light holder or cut stem flower vase once burnt) floral master Kenneth Tuner has created a light flurry of a winter fantasy of mint, mistletoe and pine with floral notes of rosemary and thyme. Sublime.
ESPA: Winter Spice Candle
Renowned luxury spa brand ESPA have created the perfect aroma to wind down to this Christmas. Snooze in to relaxing blended scents of sweet orange, clove and cinnamon. Spark it after lunch on Christmas Day. Zzzz.
Words: Lisa Stokes