I’m wrapping up my holiday gift guides with a few more roundups! Today I’m sharing my favorite luxury candles for the holidays. If you’re looking to splurge on something nice for the home or as a gift here are my favorites.
Baies is my favorite of all the Diptyque scents, it’s great for holiday because it’s a unique mix of roses and blackcurrant. It’s a green and berry mix which I think is interesting and perfect year round. I’ve bought this in multiple sizes and adore the Baies Room Spray. Available in multiple sizes. In case you are not a fan of blackcurrant or rose, I’ve included a few others.
Vanille is a unique vanilla in the sense that it’s a smoky leathery one with a hint of spice. It’s not sweet like other vanilla candles.
Ambre is one of the prettiest holiday scents to me. It’s a warm mix of amber and musk giving it a cozy feel.
Feu de Bois is the best firewood scent in candle form. It has a smoky earthy kind of wood smell.
Santal is one of the softest sandalwood scents I’ve tried. Sometimes sandalwood can be a bit strong in other candles, this has good throw but has a well-rounded feel. It has a bit of a velvety feel to it.
A few other fun things to check out:
- Best of Baies Set (has a small candle, mini room spray and scented oval)
- Scented Candle Trio with their Holiday Candles (I did not have a chance to burn yet, probably will not be able to before Christmas, but I buy them almost every year)
- Mini Carousel Set with Small Baies and Feu de Bois
- Baies Scented Candle Carousel
Tree House is one of my favorite woodsy kind of candles, this year I opted to buy the Tree House Room Spray and am so impressed. It has the longest lasting power of all the room sprays I’ve tried. It smells just like the candle and is quite potent. It has a mix of pimento, bamboo, cedarwood, guaiac wood, sandalwood and leather. The Room Spray comes at quite a steep price but it is cased in a large glass spray bottle and I feel it will last a long time.
Bibliotheque is one of my favorites for the holiday, it has a really unique mix, almost like a more intense less sweet version of their Bal D’Afrique perfume. Bibliotheque notes are peach, plum, peony, violet, leather patchouli and vanilla. It is available in the standard 8.5 oz size and also in the mini 2.5 oz (shown here). Minis are harder to find sometimes as they sell out, but you can find them at Byredo, Violet Grey, Lucky Scent, Space NK.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
The Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle was a gift from my bestie and it is AMAZING! I just bought the perfume and fell in love with it. The candle smells exactly like the perfume – woody, amber, floral and sweet with extremely good throw. It is quite a splurge but I would not hesitate to buy on my own. She bought it from Saks.
There are so many things I want to try from Cire Trudon but I keep going back to my one favorite, Ernesto. Cire Trudon makes the best of the best in terms of how elegant and unique their candles are. They have the strongest throw out of the ones I have tried. I fell in love with Ernesto thanks to one of my readers who kept nudging me to try (she even offered to buy me one if I didn’t order one lol!). I eventually splurged and have never looked back. This year they launched Ernesto in a beautiful Alabaster vessel with a lid. It’s truly glorious. I ordered it over Cyber Week for some savings. It is like a beautiful work of art.
For Christmas, I have also tried Gabriel, Nazareth and Fir – all are truly lovely for the holiday season.
A few accessories I love:
- Diptyque Photophores are the prettiest ones I’ve seen and are extremely sturdy, they come with a fitted base – available in the sizes for the small candles and standard candles
- Crate and Barrel Glass Dome
- Glass Match Cloche by Skeem Design is a lovely home décor piece, but it seems to be on the fragile side, it won’t tip over, but the glass feels thin
- Diptyque Wick Trimmer
- Lumira Wick Trimmer and Candle Snuffer
- Matches from Tommy Bahama are the most sturdy matches I’ve found that are the longer style, they don’t break when I strike them (versus other cheaper alternatives which frequently break on me)
That wraps up my holiday candle favorites! I hope you enjoyed the roundup!
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