Scented candles aren’t just the perfect Christmas present, they’re also beauty’s latest status symbol for the home...
Words: Samantha Flowers
Day 3: Spicy
The Empress and Darya, £25, Jonathan Ward
Vetiver, warm woody notes and a leathery aroma provide some winter drama
Day 4: Surrealist
Profumi Pistole, £99, Fornasetti
It’s a return to decadence with notes of lavender and cedarwood hidden inside a decorative ceramic vessel
Day 5: Innovative
Triple Layered Candle in Frangipani, Wild Reseda and Tuberose, £75, Jo Loves
Three layered fragrances, beautiful alone, perfect together
Day 6: Indulgent
Aoud Candle, £125, Roja Dove
Scents don’t come more richly exotic than aoud. Light for 20 minutes to be transported to a Moroccan souk
Day 7: Festive
Perdigone, £45, Diptyque
Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and pine make this the most Christmassy around. Watch the gold tones glimmer as it burns
Day 8: Couture
30 Montaigne, £55, Dior
Inspired by the scent of Dior’s first boutique, think warm cardamom, liquorice and vanilla
Day 9: Creative
Pantone Candle in Twilight Purple, £27.50, W2
This apple and jasmine scented candle is the ultimate form of self-expression through colour.
Day 10: Minimalist
Private Blend White Suede, £50, Tom Ford at Selfridges
Masculine musk and feminine rose meet in this subtle, sophisticated yet mesmerising scent.
Day 11: Royalist
Moroccan Tuberose, £45, Illuminum
The Duchess of Cambridge’s choice, these candles contain a generous 12% dose of musky perfumed oils.
Day 12: Warming
Pine & Eucalyptus Candle, £38, Jo Malone
Packed with winterfuelled scents of pine and that Christmas favourite, frankincense