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The Best Holiday Candles

They say scent is the strongest link to memory—and we have to agree. Nothing gets us into the nostalgic holiday spirit as quickly as a brightly burning yuletide candle, and there are some amazing options on the market right now. From Diptyque's fir-scented Sapin Doré to Cire Trudon's clove-and-cinnamon Nazareth, click through to shop our favorite Christmastime candles.

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Diptyque's woodsy holiday classic smells like a forest of lush fir trees. A particularly great choice for anyone without adequate space for a full-scale Christmas tree in their home—they'll hardly miss it with this baby burning.
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Named for one of the biblical three wise men who delivered gold to Bethlehem, this myrrh-based candle is beautifully gilded. Because...duh.
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Could any end-of-year scent possibly beat that of freshly roasted chestnuts? Nope. No way.
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Unexpected scents—like aged rosemary, hemlock boughs and honey combs—are at the center of this festive yuletide blend.


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This elemi wood-scented option is so beautiful—that brass filigree stand!—you'll want to leave it out and burning all year long. Just, you know, don't leave it burning when you're not actually at home. That's dangerous.
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From the plaid packaging to the adorable pinecone-shaped ceramic container to the actual Siberian fir, cedarwood and sandalwood scent, everything about this candle says, "I'm home for the holidays, fool!"
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Famed jeweler James de Givenchy's candle collection includes this fir-scented option. Mmm, piney.
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NEST's candles are as luxurious as they come—and this blend of pomegranate, pine, cloves and cinnamon is ridiculously Christmasy. Bonus points for that peppermint-striped votive, too.
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Clove, cinnamon and orange notes make this gorgeous candle a spicy, fruity choice for the holidays.
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Jonathan Adler's contribution to the holiday candle market is appropriately "happy chic." Combining notes of pine and evergreen trees plus winter berries and, according to his website, "a hint of winter snow," it'll look plenty pretty on that mantle.
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Perfect for those who live and die by their beloved advent calendars, this 12-candle set features notes of mistletoe, cinnamon, cloves and winter berries.
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Mini sizes of the brand's Opopanax (resin), Feu de Bois (firewood) and Oliban (frankincense) combine for a smoky, seasonal trio.
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Inspired by one of Oscar's favorite holiday blossoms, Narcissus is grounded by a pretty bouquet of paperwhites. And the container—silver-plated on the outside, gold on the inside—is so lovely, you can reuse it as a holder for pens or makeup brushes long after the candle's burned away.

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