There is a very fine line between sensing the overpowering joy and almost childish excitement caused by the first snow, and the irritating ‘I hate winter’ feeling that appears somewhere in the middle of the first traffic collapse. To enjoy completely the idyllic winter atmosphere, we need to be relaxed and totally present, which is often just unattainable dream for most of us, while rushing from one to another daily duty.
So, instead of blaming this wonderful period of the year for our bad mood, it is better for us to slow down a little bit and capture the infinite beauty of nature. Before taking a trip to the favorite holiday destination, it is important to use every free moment to relax. To me, scented candles are inevitable ingredients for the perfect home atmosphere during cold winter days and long snowy nights, especially woody fragrances and the flavor of the forest and fresh leaves that create the illusion of the open space. To warm me up, there are various luxury candles with spicy and food scents, such as ginger, basil, clove, pepper, coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla…
Some of them are specially designed to transport us to some magical winter destination. Complex fragrances of these candles are so powerful that I highly recommend you to take the favorite ones on a trip with you, just like I always do in order to complement the cozy atmosphere in the winter house.
One of my favorite is Tobi Tobin Chalet Holiday candle with an extraordinary complex blend of ideal fragrances for cold days. While an intense mixture of cedar wood, pine and eucalyptus oil is here to quickly refresh you, a spicy blend of cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger and nutmeg will nicely warm you up. Finally, the addition of sandalwood and Middle Eastern frankincense should have healing and uplifting effect on your body and soul.
Christian Tortu Provence l’Hiver (Provence in Winter) Candle recalls the calming and gentle Mediterranean’s winter, by its stunning blend of cistus, cypresses, thyme and rosemary, while Voluspa Branch Vermeil Grande 3 Wick Candle lures with a fresh winter spruce scent, spiced by notes of citron, balsam and sugar.
With its refined mix of rare wood essences, Diptyque Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) XL Indoor & Outdoor Candle evokes the authentic flavor of a wood-burning fireplace on a long winter day. Another great product that nicely captures the essence of winter is Lafco’s Ski House (Feu de Bois) 3 Mini Candle Set that brings the thrilling blend of crisp, crystal mountain air and the unique scent of a cedar log fire, complemented with a hint of evergreen fir.
Off course, there are a lot more high-end scented candles, waiting to adorn your home with their quality, long-lasting fragrances. Just make a wish and you will find a perfect blend to make it come true.