Explore the World of Scented Candles to Find Ideal Christmas Gift for 2016

Posted by on Jan 26 2016 | holiday candles

Can you feel the growing excitement with each day we are closer to Christmas holidays? If you can, if you are already overwhelmed with that special energy, then you have probably started thinking about perfect gifts for your beloved ones. For those that still did not decide what to put under the Christmas tree, some of our high-end candles can be a pretty good solution, especially if its design and fragrance match the spirit of the upcoming holidays.

Belle Fleur Exotic Wood - Neroli Pine CandleThere are many little things that make Christmas so beautiful – characteristic decorations, lights, music and caroling, special meals, an exchange of Christmas cards… All of them have the purpose to make the Christmas message be received by all our senses. The role of scented candles is to compliment idyllic atmosphere in our homes, by decorating them with divine winter flavors. Thus, take a look into the selection of the best fragrances for the upcoming holidays and find your ideal blend.

Agrarian Fragrances

Agraria’s signature Balsam Crystal Petite Candle comes with a refreshing essence of a sweet balsam combined with Californian redwood, a hint of French sage and the bouquet of white flowers. The essences of fir and pine are must have fragrances for winter days, especially if you have an artificial Christmas tree in your house. Firstly, I will introduce those candles based on pine scent. You can try with Aquiesse Monterey Pine Holiday Soy Candle that faithfully reflects a misty journey through a coastal forest, with the thrilling blend of hilltop Evergreen pines, earthy Canadian balsam wood and fresh thyme. Considering its sophisticated design and amazing 100 hours of burning time, this candle will probably stay the important part of your home décor long after holidays.

Rocky Mountain Freshness

Votivo - Icy Blue Pine CandleI highly recommend Belle Fleur’s Exotic Wood – Neroli Pine candle, as an affordable luxury gift. Inspired by Bristlecone pine forest and fresh morning in Rocky Mountain, this great product packed inside an elegant gift box represents a harmonious mix of fir balsam, Seville orange blossom and wildflower honey fragrances. Another high-end product that can be a perfect gift is Votivo Icy Blue Pine Holiday Candle. Poured into a festive silver vessel and placed in a gift ready box, this powerful blend of prickly pine scent, sweet and spicy cedar bark and crumbles of crystallized ice cubes will create a wonderful winter adventure in your home. The quality – price ratio puts this candle among the best choices. We barely can imagine a single “best of” list without Nest candles. This time, we choose a Birchwood Pine Classic Candle, because of its unique flavors of white pine, fir balsam and birchwood, over a base of rich musk and amber. At the other hand, Archipelago’s Birch Candle nicely combines an aroma of a freshly cut pine tree with a hint of sage. Superb burning-time up to 90 hours and natural, eco-friendly materials are the best recommendations for one of Archipelago’s signature flavors.

The same quality and delightful pine base come with Archipelago’s Hope Mercury Boxed Jar Candle that is distinctive by the interesting combination of bayberry and clove scents and especially by the beautiful design of the mercury glass with a light patina finish and a festive red velvet box. The list would not be complete without Lafco’s Tree Holiday Candle that brings three main Christmas scents – fir, pine and balsam – to create a warm idyllic atmosphere during winter holidays.

Selection of Fir Based Candles

To me, there is no big difference between fragrances of evergreen trees, but sometimes a very subtle variation can lead us to the perfection. So, make sure to pick only the best blend for yourself, by letting your senses to decide. Since the fir tree is a symbol of Christmas, it is not surprise that high-end candlemakers paid a special attention to its refreshing fragrance. Archipelago made another interesting product whose powerful, woody scent, a special black matte-finish vessel and a distinctive decorative box make it highly sought after during holidays. A Black Forest Boxed Jar Candle provides the healing blend of Douglas fir, ebony wood and a subtle hint of black currant.

Diptyque - Sapine Dore (Golden Fir) Holiday Candle

Holiday Festivities

Especially for the upcoming festivities, Diptyque created a Limited Edition of Holiday candles, distinguished by remarkable complexity of their fragrances. A Sapine Dore (Golden Fir) Holiday candle stands out both by its fabulous aroma and a caracteristic Christmas design. It blends the fresh scents of the traditional fir needles with a green essence of Iranian galbanum, eucalyptus camphor and piquant Siberian pine. And this is not all. The aromatic essence of Moroccan absinthe gives the final touch to this unique candle.

I also highly recommend the blend of Siberian fir needles, cedarwood and a sensual aroma of sandalwood that Thymes introduced with its Frasier Fir 3 Wick Candle. Finally, revealed exclusively for this season, there is Trapp White Fir Candle, introducing douglas fir, eucalyptus, clove and crisp air flavors.

Fresh Aromas

Scented candles specially created for winter days bring fresh aromas of evergreen forests into our homes, giving the inner space the great sense of aliveness and openness. Furthermore, their spicy notes are responsible for the calm and idyllic atmosphere that we all like to enjoy during charming holiday breaks. One of the best choices for these special moments is Thymes Wildwood Blue Spruce & Elderberry Candle, featuring a cool flavor of woods warmed by sparkling herbs and exotic spices. Poured into a stylish glass and packed in a beautifully decorated box, this affordable luxury seems like a perfect scented gift.

Voluspa - Golden Cypress SawaraBy using rare seasonal fragrance ingredients, Voluspa created a Branch Vermeil 3-Wick Tin Candle that will refresh your personal space with the uplifting aroma of icy winter spruce branch, imbued with sweet and spicy hints of citron, balsam and sugar. If you would like to experience the enchanting scent of a seaside forest, there is a Diptyque Cypres (Cypress) Candle that offers warm essences of honey and resin deriving from Mediterranean cypress. The similar note of a clean sugary balsam of snapped cypress needles comes with Voluspa Golden Cypress Sawara. Beside the pretty cool and original design, this high-end candle provides an extra-ordinary burning time up to 100 hours for a very affordable price.

Wax Poetic

Hand poured with a premium soy wax, Archipelago Frosted Cedar Boxed Jar Candle brings another tempting blend of the biting winter frost with fresh cedar, while Jonathan Adler’s Big Sur Forest candle offers a more complex mixture of crisp bergamot and rich vetiver with warm cedar wood and nutmeg.

Baroness von Neumann - Verbier Holiday CandleSome of these holiday specialties are available just for limited time, so if you like them, better be quick. That is the case with a stunning Baroness von Neumann Verbier Holiday Candle whose complex blend of delightful fragrances recalls the season of joy. This high-end candle, based on aromas of fir and spruce is complemented with white jasmine, mulling spices and cranberry. The addition of rarefied essential oils, vanilla and deep amber makes it pretty unusual and highly sought-after.

We hope that our selections of the very best winter fragrances will be a nice addition to the warm and cozy holiday décor of your home.

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