Fir trees, chocolate orange, cinnamon, eucalyptus and pine, orange zest, burnt wood in the fireplace, cranberries, mince pies in a hot oven. For me, these are the scents of Christmas, the ones I want to recreate year after year in every room of the house.

I never really realised just how important scent memories are to me, but a certain smell really can transport me back to a very specific moment in time – especially at Christmas, when everything feels heavy with nostalgia. With so many scent memories interlaced with my Christmas traditions, I find I can be super picky when it comes to finding new scents for the festive season. I don’t want anything too sickly sweet, or synthetic-smelling (I’m looking at you, Yankee Candle!), and I always prefer to find soy wax where I can. Obviously, I’m also interested in the aesthetics (would you really expect anything else from me at this point?!), so a well-designed label and a cute glass jar also go a long way for me when it comes to choosing the candles and diffusers that will earn pride of place on my shelves.

So, on that note (and in the interest of not waffling on about festive smells indefinitely…), I thought I’d share some of my favourite festive scents to boost that festive feeling in your home – the best candles, diffusers and room sprays for every day from now until New Year’s Eve!

Find all the fanciest festive candles, diffusers and room sprays below:

What’s your favourite festive scent? Let me know in the comments below!


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