Fragrance: Favourite Festive Scents

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Favourite Festive Scents

Christmas is upon us and I have been delighting my senses with all the wonderful christmas fragrances I can find! From my face, to body and even my home, everything is awash with christmas smells! Here are some of my favourite festive scents.

candy cane candle by yankee candle

Yankee Candle Candy Cane Lane 

This Yankee Candle is the most fun ever! It literally smells like sweets and mint, basically like a candy cane, but warm and comforting. It’s a real whopper of a candle and price wise it’s a real steal too! It’s not the fanciest, but it’s definitely the most fun and oh, wow! it’s delicious!!

Shay & Blue Pine d’Antibes

Shay & Blue Pine d’Antibes

This Shay & Blue Pine d’Antibes candle fresh, clean and oh-so-wintery. It’s like having a christmas tree without having the tree, it’s so natural and joyous, with a wonderful hit of black pepper. It has that touch of warm spice without the traditional cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s reminds me of a christmas cocktail party with ferns up the staircase, a huge tree in the hallways and red wine and hors d’oeuvres being served by dapper looking waiters!

true grace candle portabello oud candle four wicks

True Grace Portabello Oud Candle

This is potentially my favourite candle ever! True Grace Portabello Oud smells inccccredible and the four wicks make the scent fill my home super fast and smell amazing! I have had a lot of scented candles in my time, many of them have had 2 or 3 wicks, but this 4 wick candle is something else! I save it for weekends and evenings and this is one of those candles I get excited about using. In fact, it’s so good, my boyfriend has been requesting that we use it in the day, but I have to be strict with him and wait until the evenings and weekends! It smells like cosy warm evenings in a manor house hotel, rich, warm and opulent!

plum and ashby candle review 4 amazing festive smells bath and body products

Plum & Ashby Honey & Amber Candle

This Plum & Ashby fragrance is my current favourite diffuser in my hallway and I can’t begin to tell you how nice it smells when I walk in the house! It’s warm, soothing and slightly sweet with honey. It reminds me of homemade cookies and my boyfriends cologne. It’s familiar, yet unusual and it’s so delicious it makes me hungry!

neals yard frankincense festive smelly products

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Collection

When it comes to Frankincense, I only want to smell Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense products. Why? Because Neal’s Yard Remedies make frankincense so damned good!!! From their relaxing essential oil (which I love use in an oil burner) to their skin care, they know how to use make frankincense smell incredible! This season Neal’s Yard Remedies have also launched a festive room scent which is scented with frankincense (of course!) as well as cloves and cypress!

library of fragrance perfumes festive christmas smells

Library of Fragrance Single Scent Perfumes

Yep! I love the Library of Fragrance and their single scent fragrances! They do classic scents and more experimental, whimsicle  scents, which fit in wonderfully with the time of year. This christmas I have been loving Fireplace, Gingerbread, Mistletoe and Christmas in New York, to name a few. Gingerbread really does smell like biscuits in the most wonderful way, but somehow it’s also super wearable. Another big favourite of mine is Christmas in New York, which smells like roasted chestnuts and winter spice! I wish more things smelt like roasted chestnuts in Winter, it’s really the most wonderful scent!

noble isle rhubarb rhubarb candle

Noble Isle Rhubarb Rhubarb Candle

I am sure some people would find this Noble Isle Rhubarb Rhubarb candle reminiscent of fresh spring days rather than Christmas, but hey ho, my blog, my opinion! This candle completely reminds me of the festive season because my mum loves making pies and crumbles, in particular rhubarb crumble. This candle reminds me of the days between Christmas and new year when my mum spends lazy afternoons baking crumbles and cakes. I’m on my second one already, I love it!

crabtree and evelyn windsor forest candle scented winter

Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest Candle

When it comes to Christmas trees, I need a real tree, not the artificial kind. Yes, they look nicer, but for me, it’s all about the wonderful scent! A real christmas tree fills the room with the smell of pine, which only increases when you light the fire and snuggle down to watch a film. This Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest candle smells wonderfully woody and Green. It’s so wonderful, natural, clean and woody, even though my house is filled with boxes and rubble right now, it makes it feel like home.

nobel isle whisky and water bath and shower gel

Noble Isle Whisky & Water Bath and Shower Gel

I have a but of a thing for Noble Isle right now and this Whisky & Water bath and shower gel reminds me on cosy evenings watching films on the sofa whilst the whisky flows. It’s got that warm, golden glow of whisky, blended with heady rose, jasmine, orange blossom, with the sweetness of tonka bean and amber. It unusual, addictive and reminds me of lazy Winter’s nights.

yankee candle cosy by the fire

Yankee Candle Cosy By The Fire 

Yankee Candle surprised me with a package of hot chocolate and mini marshmallows, warm fluffy socks and this Cosy by the fire candle. That’s exactly how I enjoy this candle, sipping homemade hot chocolate with oodles of cream and mini marshmallows, whilst wearing pyjamas and fluffy socks. This candle really does make me feel Cosy By The Fire!

Do you have any favourite festive scents? I would love to hear what they are!



  1. December 20, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Yankee Candle Cosy By The Fire <3333 how cute

    • fashionforlunch
      December 20, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      So glad you like it too!