Our festive candle fragrances are in the air and it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!
Nothing really has the same power to makes us feel instantly Christmassy as a nostalgic yuletide smell. The smell of fresh baked gingerbread, an open fire or a beautiful pine tree can definitely make it feel like the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas scents are an often over looked part of decorating. A time of celebration, food, and nostalgia, the festivities wouldn’t be complete without those distinct fragrances that remind you of past gatherings.
Our Favourite Festive Candle Fragrances
We’ve put together a list of the most inviting Christmas scents, so this year, you can create new and lasting memories:
Cinnamon is probably the fragrance that is most synonymous with Christmas. It is a warming spice that is perfect for winter. It originated in India and was introduced to Europe by the Romans. Cinnamon can create calm in the chaos of the busiest time of year. It’s great for relaxation, which is often much needed coming up to the big day. It is always a crowd favourite because it evokes memories of Christmas cakes and mince pies. Cinnamon sticks also look great incorporated in festive décor like garlands and wreaths.
Frankincense and Myrrh
Being honest, when we were taking part in school nativities many years ago, many of us weren’t entirely sure what Frankincense and Myrrh were. Turns out they are fragrances. They hold significance as a Christmas scent because of their association with the three wise men and the birth of Christ. The aromas are also an immune booster and anxiety reliever.
Myrrh has an aromatic woody and slightly liquorice smell. It can range from bitter and astringent to warm and sweet. Frankincense is sweet, warm, and woodsy. If you are looking for a Christmas fragrance that is a bit different these two could make a great choice.
Vanilla is the queen of candle fragrances and a real crowd pleaser. Its sweet aroma lends itself well to almost anything. Vanilla smells like home baking so it feels welcoming. From classic vanilla notes to warm caramel, these scents are buttery at their base. Combined with spices, vanilla creates the aroma of mouth-watering desserts like crepes and waffles.
Light a good quality vanilla candle as you serve dessert for that perfect Christmas sweetness.
Peppermint is an important Christmas scent. It reminds us of those shiny red and white candy canes. It cuts through many of the warming festive smells and adds a welcome and refreshing edge to the medley of aromas. It’s an energising scent which is often appreciated when the inevitable turkey induced sleepiness starts to set in. This delightful fragrance will make a great addition to your home décor this festive season.
Mandarin is a great mood booster. This fragrant citrus fruit is warm and uplifting. Unlike many fragrances mandarin suits all seasons. However, it is particularly nice during the winter months mixed with warming spices.
It has a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of tartness. It has also become a popular note used by perfumers in many male and female fragrances.
Enjoy the scent of mandarin alone, or combine it with bergamot for a warm, oriental aroma. It’s perfect for a cosy night in this winter.