11 Non-Traditional Holiday Candles That Still Emit Cozy VibesDecember 16, 2021
Listening to jazz during the holidays hits different — as will burning this candle. With heady notes of rum and spicy cigars that intertwine with soothing vanilla, one waft will transport you to a dimly lit jazz club. Put a record on, light this candle and let your mind wander as the music plays.
Sweet vanilla takes a sensual turn with this robust candle. Surprising notes of tangy lime and spicy coriander meld with the warm vanilla base to form an intoxicating fragrance that will make any space feel posh and welcoming.
Consider this candle a modern upgrade on a traditional yuletide scent. Rather than simply pairing red currants with spicy cinnamon, the already-festive aroma is deepened with red wine and sandalwood, while a tinge of orange adds an unexpected brightness. Light it while making a batch of mulled wine with friends to keep the joyous feeling alive long after everyone’s mugs are empty.
Though strong woody scents are popular this time of year, they can often be overpowering. Enter: the La Pietra Candle. Notes of cedarwood are softened with fresh fig leaves and sap, creating a more delicate aroma — like a forest covered with a fresh dusting of snow. You’ll want to keep this candle front and center not only for the scent, but because the vessel is like a work of art, too.
Turn any room in your house into a cozy cove by igniting this wick. Warm notes of cedarwood, teak wood and sandalwood mingle with zesty hints of orange and fresh vanilla creating a scent that will make you feel like you’re cuddling up beside a luxury fire pit.
This Sephora-exclusive duo features two airy fragrances that you’ll enjoy through the holidays and beyond. Toast to the new year by lighting Sip Happens, which embodies sweet bubbly prosecco that’s infused with bright pomegranate arils. Then, following the celebrations, relax and recharge by lighting Floral Play — a light fragrance that combines the aromas of fresh gardenias and rose blossoms with soothing white cedar and bergamot.
Hot chocolate may be synonymous with Christmas time, but the taste (and smell!) of matcha lattes can be just as comforting. This candle blends the earthy essence of green tea leaves with sweet notes of honey and cream to make your space smell just like a hot cup of matcha.
Even if you weren’t able to pull off a trip to the tropics this holiday season, you can pretend you’re sitting poolside at an all-inclusive resort thanks to this candle. Featuring delightful notes of coconut sunscreen, recently de-leafed swimming pools and lingering cologne, this scent carries you away to warmer days so you’ll quickly forget that you're bracing for a blizzard (even if it’s only for a few hours).
If you combined the scent of just-baked Christmas cookies with a freshly brewed cappuccino the result would smell like this candle. Like an elevated holiday treat, this comforting aroma warms your soul — and the room — to immediately make you feel cozy. Plus, if you become obsessed with the scent (it’s hard not to), it also comes in a perfume.
Crystal ginger, pungent bergamot and spiced yuzu blend together to create a bright, fruity fragrance. The name of the candle itself alludes to the sophisticated yet cozy ambience it gives off when lit — emanating the feeling of being wrapped up in crisp silk pajamas.