How to Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

Want a space that feels ultra-festive? Play up your decorations with a seasonal scented candle.

1

Clean and Serene

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Photo by shopterrain.com

Terrain’s Snowfall candle in an etched glass vessel evokes the natural beauty of a white Christmas. And with notes of pine and Douglas fir, it’s a subtle way to bring the outdoors in.

To buy: $36, shopterrain.com.


2

Sugar and Spice (and Everything Nice)

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Photo by ebbandflownyc.com

This cocktail-inspired Maple Bourbon candle pairs the pungent scent of peppercorns with the sweet smell of maple. Bonus: its gold-plated glass jar dresses up a console or mantel.

To buy: $37, ebbandflownyc.com.


3

Exotic but Earthy

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Photo by baxterofcalifornia.com

Oolong tea, English saddle leather, and Moroccan cedarwood come together in this campfire-inspired Smoke Ash soy wax candle, which burns for a full 80 hours.

To buy: $60, baxterofcalifornia.com.



4

Woodsy Pick

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Photo by nestfragrances.com

Nest’s Birchwood Pine Classic candle blends white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood for a deep, forest-y fragrance.

To buy: $38, nestfragrances.com.


5

Light and Lively

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Photo by urbanoutfitters.com

As a stocking stuffer or travel accessory, Urban Outfitters’ grapefruit- and champagne-scented Peace candle packs a lot of fragrance in a small, pretty patterned tin.

To buy: $14, urbanoutfitters.com.


6

Outdoorsy Aura

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Photo by illumecandles.com

No fireplace? No problem. Illume’s Woodfire Mercury Glass candle brings a warm, smoky aroma to any space, making it seem like you’ve been tending a fire all day long.

To buy: $39, illumecandles.com.



7

Wintry Mix

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Photo by casa.com

A bright red accent in a shiny gold vessel, Jonathan Adler’s Home Holiday Hearth candle sparks joy with its combo of crisp scents, including pine, evergreen, winter berries, and cinnamon.

To buy: $38, casa.com.