The Coziest Holiday Candles to Give — or Get — This Winter
SMELLS LIKE MULLING SPICES
Guests will think you’ve got a pot of some comforting concoction brewing on the stove when they whiff this combo of cinnamon, citrus and vanilla.
Buy It! Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle, $20; spacenk.com
SMELLS LIKE: RED CURRANT CURD TART
SMELLS LIKE A HOLIDAY COCKTAIL
Cranberry and pomegranate are among the seasonal selection of fruits featured in this fragrant fusion.
Buy It! Yankee Candle Pure Radiance Holiday Fragrances in Cherry Gin Fizz, $27.99; yankeecandle.com
SMELLS LIKE: HOME, FOR THE HOLIDAYS
This fragrance -- evergreen warmed with sweet, smoky tonka bean -- rounds up some of the best scents winter has to offer.
Buy It! Snowe Staycation Candle, $30; snowehome.com
SMELLS LIKE A FOREST IN WINTER
Cilantro and citrus impart a crisp, fresh layer on top of Siberian fir, and the combo recalls the scent of snow-covered woods.
Buy It! Soap & Paper Roland Pine Soy Candle, $34; brooklynartery.com
SMELLS LIKE SPARKLING WINE
A balance of pink grapefruit, grape leaves and cedar wood makes this blend perfectly ripe for the holidays.
Buy It! Kavaldon Saint, $35; kavaldon.com
SMELLS LIKE CAPRI
Sometimes the best thing about winter is jet-setting to someplace warm. This unique Jonathan Adler offering (its notes of tomato, basil and thyme vibes Italian island) is a must both for its unexpected freshness and its charitable aspect: As a part of this season’s (PRODUCT)RED set, for each sold, 12 days of medicine will be provided to a person living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
Buy It! (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition Tomato Pop Candle, $38; jonathanadler.com
SMELLS LIKE PINE NEEDLES
Fir, orange and cedar wood musk conjure the essence of a freshly chopped tree (and spare you months of pine needle cleanup).
Buy It! Context Concolor Fir holiday candle, $40; shopspring.com
SMELLS LIKE AN OPEN FIRE
The only thing we don’t like about this forest-evoking flame is that it isn’t sold with roasted chestnuts.
Buy It! Skeem Design “End Grain” Sweet Balsam Candle, $44; skeemshop.com
SMELLS LIKE HOMEMADE CARAMEL
Warning: this aroma smells sweet enough to eat, so you might want to keep a tin full of treats at arm’s reach in case of any sudden cravings.
Buy It! Pinrose Secret Genius Candle, $45; pinrose.com
SMELLS LIKE A LUXE BOUQUET
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are expanding their Elizabeth and James fragrance range with a set of votives (White is a sophisticated mix of peony and musk and Black is a sensual fusion of violet and sandalwood). So you can stop spraying your fragrance around your room — at least until these limited edition candles sell out.
Buy It! Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black & Nirvana White Perfume Candles, $60 each; sephora.com
SMELLS LIKE A COMFY DEN
Jasmine packs a more sultry punch than than other florals, meaning it can hold its own in colder temps. We suggest sparking up this votive while snuggling under a throw with a good book (there is no better recipe for relaxation).
Buy It! Lancôme Jasmins Marzipane Candle, $65; lancome-usa.com
SMELLS LIKE A FIR TREE
Encased in a gold-tone jar, this candle pays tribute to winter with a singular scent: balsam tree.
But It! Maison Francis Kurkdjian Mon Beau Sapin Scented candle, $65; neimamarcus.com
SMELLS LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW’S HOME
If Goop's manor smells anything like this comforting, woody, chemical-free concoction of "cypress smoke, snow [and] sensual quiet” as the website describes, we have one question: Can we move in?
Buy It! Goop Scented Candle Edition 01—Winter 2016, $72; shop.goop.com
SMELLS LIKE TRIPLE BERRY PIE
With notes of black currant, blueberry and raspberry, this fruity fragrance smells good enough to eat (though we wouldn’t recommend it).
Buy It! Burberry Highland Berry Scented Candle, $95; net-a-porter.com
SMELLS LIKE THE SWISS ALPS
Lift up the brass lid to unleash this effervescent scent, which is meant to evoke the purity of the landscape of the snow-capped Swiss Alps with notes of bergamot, mandarin, sandalwood and musk.
Buy It! Creed Silver Mountain Water Candle, $120; creedboutique.com
SMELLS LIKE AN EXTINGUISHED FLAME
Comprised of amber, cardamom and sandalwood, the heady scent is one of six converted from Tom Ford’s coveted Private Blend fragrance collection into a candle.
Buy It! Tom Ford Private Blend Candle in Oud Wood, $250; nordstrom.com