Home Scents to Get You In the Festive Mood

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It’s said that out of all our senses, smell is the one that most triggers emotions and memories. (It’s something to do with the layout of our brain and how the nose is wired to it, but we don’t need to go into that here.)

That is why the best – and easiest – way to create a certain ambience or set a mood isn’t to go on a decorating spree but to infuse the right kind of aromas. The scent of pine needles, fir wood and smoke, for instance, immediately calls up images of snowy winter forests and cosy fireplaces. Food-ish scents like sweet apple, cinnamon and cookie dough, on the other hand, will have you dreaming of yuletide sweets and family bake-outs.


Home Scents for Christmas

So with Christmas round the corner and as the time of the year for cosy gatherings with family and friends approaches, we’ve curated some marvellous scented candles that will inject a big dose of festive cheer into your home. Some look so good they even double as décor.

Prepare for a serious case of warm fuzzies and holiday bliss.

Gourmand

Clara Hill Collection Baked Apple & Cinnamon, $63.18

 

Clara Hill Collection Baked Apple & Cinnamon Candle

Key notes: baked apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramelised sugar, vanilla
Burn time: 50 hours
Made with: pure soy wax and essential oils

Home Lights Luxury Scented Candle in Rosewood Macaron, $92.26

Home Lights

Key notes: lemon peel, strawberry, peach, rosewater, violet, caramel, toasted tonka, rosewood, amber, vanilla, musk
Burn time: 35 hours
Made with: 100% soy wax

Gratitute’s Soy Candles, 2 for $45

Gratitute’s Soy Candles, 2 for $45

Local brand Gratitude has introduced eco-friendly soy candles just in time for Christmas gifting. Handcrafted n Singapore, the candles burn cleanly. You can choose to buy gift sets of 3 candles in Lavender, Cypress & Bayberry and Fraser Fir or choose to purchase them separately.

All candles come with cotton bags with complimentary gift cards added upon request.

Key notes: Lavender, Cypress & Bayberry, Fraser Fir
Made with 100% Soy wax, plant-based natural essential oils, 100% cotton lead-free wicks

Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle in Red Apple Wreath, $52.36ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Yankee Candle Large Tumbler Candle in Red Apple Wreath

Key notes: sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts, maple
Burn time: 75-110 hours
Made with: mineral wax, natural extracts, fragrance oils, 100% natural fibre wick

To Be Calm Peace Luxury Large Soy Candle, $80

To Be Calm Peace Luxury Large Soy Candle

Key notes: fir, blackcurrant, nutmeg
Burn time: 80 hours
Made with: natural soy and coconut wax, fragrance and essential oils, all-natural cotton wick


Fresh & Green

Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candle, $73.75ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66
Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candle

Key notes: Siberian fir needles, cedarwood, sandalwood
Burn time: 50 hours
Made with: food-grade paraffin wax, non-metal wicks

La Jolie Muse Balsam Fir & Cedarwood Scented Candle, $76.60ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

La Jolie Muse Balsam Fir & Cedarwood Scented Candle

Key notes: cedarwood, balsam fir, pepper patchouli
Burn time: 90 hours
Made with: 100% natural soy wax, wooden wick

Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle in Sparkling Snow, $39.03ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Yankee Candle Large Tumbler Candle in Sparkling Snow

Key notes: snowy pines, patchouli, fruit
Burn time: 75-110 hours
Made with: mineral wax, natural extracts, fragrance oils, 100% natural fibre wick

Artisan of Sense Winter Wonderland Glass Dome Soy Candle, $70ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Artisan of Sense Winter Wonderland Glass Dome Soy Candle

Key notes: pine, spruce, fir
Burn time: 65+ hours
Made with: eco-friendly soy wax, 100% pure essential oils, wooden wick


Warm & Woody

Chesapeake Bay Candle in Spiced Myrrh, $27.12ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66
Chesapeake Bay Candle in Spiced Myrrh

Key notes: grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, nutmeg, clove, ginger, myrrh, white amber
Burn time: 70 hours
Made with: natural soy wax blend, natural essential oils self-trimming wick

WoodWick Aura Charcoal & Amber Scented Candle in Amber, $54.27ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

WoodWick Amber Scented Candle

Key notes: vanilla, smoked woods, amber, sweet raspberry
Made with: wooden wick with Pluswick technology which creates a soothing crackling sound, 100% recyclable materials

Manly Indulgence Black Sandalwood Scented Jar Candle, $27.13ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Manly Indulgence Black Sandalwood Candle

Key notes: tobacco leaf, bergamot, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, oak moss, leather
Burn time: 60 hours
Made with: soy wax blend, wooden wick

Illume Holiday Large Tin in Woodfire, $25.70ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Illume Holiday Large Tin in Woodfire

Key notes: cedarwood, smoke accords, patchouli, vanilla
Burn time: 60+ hours
Made with: soy wax blend, essential oils and synthetic fragrances, metal-free wick


Assortment Sets

Old Factory Scented Candles Winter Wonderland, $39.30ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Old Factory Scented Candles Winter Wonderland

The scents: hot cocoa; roasted nuts; fresh pine and mint
Burn time: 25-30 hours each
Made with: all-natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton wicks, fragrance oils, lead-free materials

Wax & Oils Holiday Kitchen Soy Aromatherapy Candles, $27.01ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Wax & Oils Soy Aromatherapy Candles

The scents: ginger, nutmeg, anise seeds, fennel, sugar, vanilla; eucalyptus, pine needles, wood and earth accords; cinnamon, cream, nutmeg, rum
Made with: biodegradable soy wax, pure cotton wicks, 100% recyclable packaging

Our Own Candle Company 4 Pack Christmas Assortment Mini Mason Jar Candles, $47.46ir?t=littledayout 22&l=ur2&o=66

Our Own Candle Company Christmas Mini Mason Jar Candles

The scents: balsam pine; cranberry orange spice; sugar cookie; winter wonderland
Burn time: up to 30 hours each
Made with: paraffin and soy wax blend, lead-free wicks

*Prices correct at time of publishing.

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