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The best candles to buy this winter

Lighten up the darker evenings

With the nights drawing in a little earlier than most of us would like, and ever more time spent in our homes, it seems fitting to add some extra touches of light and luxury to our spaces. We’ve created an edit of the best candles available across the central London neighbourhood of Regent Street and St James’s to help add a warm glow – and a delicious scent too - to your home. Or, get prepared for Christmas and buy as a gift for a special someone. Read on for inspiration and ideas.

Aesop: Callippus Aromatique Candle, £80

Aesop’s first foray into candles is well worth the wait. The Callippus Candle feels particularly festive, with a glorious balance of frankincense and shiso in this vegan-friendly candle. Callippus takes its name from an astronomer of Ancient Greece famed for refining planetary theory. No wonder it smells out of this world. View here.

Assouline: Culture Lounge Candle XL, Price on request

This Maison Assouline apothecary-style ceramic candle features three wicks and a magnificent scent. With top notes of lemon & rum, vanilla-musk accord and a sandalwood base, its evocative scent will transport you a million miles from home. View here.

COS, Dusk Cedar Candle, £25

COS’s inimitably chic style is intrinsically weaved throughout its interiors range. The Dusk Cedar Candle will add a cool touch to any shelf or table, combining elegant florals with earth cedar undertones in its warm, woody scent. View here.

D.R. Harris & Co.: Juniper and Pine Candle, £26.50

Made from 100% organic plant wax, blended with essential oils, a candle from D.R. Harris is a welcome addition to your home, as well as a perfect gift. The wintery scents of pine and juniper will gently fragrance a room without being overpowering. View here.

Floris London, Cinnamon & Tangerine, £40

Floris London's Jermyn Street store is always a popular choice for gifts. Treat yourself with this citrus scent of this stunning candle, evocative of Christmas. It will make you want to heat up some mulled wine and settle down with a good book. View here.

Innovation by Space NK: Diptyque Roj Majeste Candle, £58

Diptyque never disappoints and this seasonal special available at Innovation by Space NK is no exception. A bouquet of roses married with spices such as cloves, nutmeg and fiery cinnamon make this an abundantly flavoursome addition to any room. View here.

Jo Malone London: Limited-edition Frosted Cherry and Clove Home Candle, £52

The comforting mix of sweet cherry and spicy clove in this special festive edition Jo Malone London candle will certainly help to create a cosy ambience in your home. View here.

Molton Brown: Juniper Jazz Single Wick Candle, £42

This limited-edition candle will bring an intriguing scent to your home, with a melody of metallic and woody notes mixed with juniper berries. The art deco style decoration from Molton Brown is reminiscent of the roaring 1920s promises to add a dash of glamour to any interior. View here.

Zara Home: Pinecone Candles, £9.99

These Zara Home glittery candles are shaped like a pinecone and are the perfect decorative addition to any table setting. Also available in packs of six are the Christmas Tree candles, equally sweet and festive. View here.

For more seasonal inspiration, discover our roundup of the most wonderful (and alternative) advent calendars here, as well as the best interior decorations to deck your halls with here.

  • Aesop: Callippus Aromatique Candle
  • Assouline: Culture Lounge Candle XL
  • COS, Dusk Cedar Candle
  • D.R. Harris & Co.: Juniper and Pine Candle
  • Floris London, Cinnamon & Tangerine Candle
  • Innovation by Space NK: Diptyque Roj Majeste Candle
  • Jo Malone London: Limited-edition Frosted Cherry and Clove Home Candle
  • Molton Brown: Juniper Jazz Single Wick Candle
  • Zara Home: Pinecone Candles

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