There's something infinitely luxurious about lighting a candle on a cold winter's evening.
Whether you're looking for an extra bit of sparkle for a cocktail party or fancy a stolen hour alone in the bath with your favourite book, it's the perfect accompaniment.
Even better, there are a whole host of delectable Christmas scented candles on offer this year, guaranteed to evoke a feeling of merry warmth and festive cheer.
We've picked out five of our favourite seasonal scents. The choice of whether you give it a gift or keep it for yourself is up to you...
NEOM Christmas Wish Scented Candles
Blended with 13 essential oils including cinnamon and mandarin, and sprinkled with a dusting of 18 carat gold, this candle not only smells like Christmas but looks like it too. Plus, as part of NEOM's Scent to Instantly De-Stress range, the candle has been specially formulated to reduce stress levels and promote a feeling of deep calm.
White Company Winter Signature Candle
This best-selling candle is a warm and spicy blend of cinnamon, clove and oranges, making it the perfect antidote to bitterly cold winter days.
Tom Daxon Under Milkwood Candle
This captivating scent from British brand Tom Daxon will evoke feelings of warmth on a cold winter night. Blended with sandalwood, amber and musk, the candle is handmade in England and will add a touch of glamour to any home with its unusual heavy glass casing.
Jo Malone Pine and Eucalyptus Candle
A Jo Malone candle will always make a covetable gift for a loved one (or even just yourself). This limited-edition Christmas candle is bright and uplifting and will serve as a luxe decoration for a log-burning fire.
& Other Stories Kungsholmstorg Scented Candle
Created in collaboration with renowned New York-based perfumer Jérôme Epinette, the candle range in & Other Stories is a more affordable, but still luxurious, option. Our pick for Christmas is this festive Kungsholmstorg candle with notes of nutmeg, cedarwood and pine needles.