12 Scented Candles That Literally Smell Like Winter at Its Best

Updated 04/29/19
Winter candles: Lucy Williams lighting scented candles
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If you haven't noticed, winter is heading our way, and it's bringing with it darker evenings, colder weather and the need for all things knitted. But it isn't all bad, as these cosy evenings do give us more of an excuse to start lighting scented candles in every room of the house.

But rather than the fresh, bright scents you've been burning all summer, winter candles in smoky, woody and spicy scents will create an all-around cosier atmosphere, perfect for nights spent in front of Netflix with a glass of wine in tow.

As self-confessed candle aficionados, we've pulled together our nine favourite winter candles that will take the edge off the gloomier weather. Click through to shop our edit.

Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle
Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle $26
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Every year, Space NK gives its festive candle a makeover, but the cinnamon, cedar and spice scent everyone loves so much remains the same. Such a good price point, too. 

Damselfly They Say You Are What You Eat Candle
Damselfly They Say You Are What You Eat Candle $50
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A floral scent with fig and cedarwood, this smells great but then that's probably not the only reason you'll be buying it...

Jo Loves Christmas Trees
Jo Loves Christmas Trees $55
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This festive candle is a bestseller at Space NK, created by the legend that is Jo Malone this creates a festive vibe (inspired by pine trees) in the home that doesn't smell like mulled wine or mince pies. 

Winter candles: No22 Woodstove Scented Candle
No22 Woodstove Scented Candle $40
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Picture this: You're curled up on the sofa reading a good book, and there's an open fire gently flickering in the background. This candle captures that exact moment: There are hints of smoky palo santo wood, spicy cinnamon and green moss.

Diptyque Amande Exquise Scented Candle
Diptyque Amande Exquise Scented Candle $53
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If you love marzipan you'll love this sophisticated almond-scented candle. 

Cander Rose candle
Cander Rose $70
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There are so many reasons why we're drawn to this candle: the votive is the perfect pink hue, it's French and it smells like rose mingled with incense and musk. Glorious. 

Winter candles: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle $47
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Winter just isn't winter without a Pomegranate Noir candle burning in the background. It's a rich mix of pomegranate, raspberry and plum juices topped with spicy wood and pink pepper. It's opulent but approachable.

Anya Hindmarch Coffee Candle
Anya Hindmarch Coffee Candle $150
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This oversize candle fills the room with the scent of freshly brewed coffee and it looks pretty damn cool too. 

Winter candles: Scandinavisk Hygge candle
Scandinavisk Hygge Dandle $29
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"Hygge" might be a bit 2016, but this candle, with its notes of tea, rose petals and wild mint, makes us sleepy just thinking about it.

Winter candles: Elektric Alice Smoke & Lavender Soy Quartz Crystal Candle/
Elektric Alice Smoke & Lavender Soy Quartz Crystal Candle $48
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The juxtaposition of fresh, clean lavender and headier smoke notes makes for an unusual scent in this candle. We love the added amethyst and quartz crystals that promise to emit positive energy as you burn the wick.

Malin + Goetz Vetiver candle
Malin + Goetz Vetiver $42
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A green scent, this candle is fresh and crisp like a garden on a cold autumn morning. Made with eco-friendly natural wax it's a clean addition to your collection. 

Jo Malone White Moss & Snowdrop Candle $126
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Another oversize candle, we're obsessed with the pastel glass votive for starters. This mingles moss, green-scented snowdrop with cardamom and amber for a scent that's both fresh and warming. 

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