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The best candles for winter: our edit of 8 candles set to warm up your space

Whether you’re working from home or just trying to unwind in the evening, the cold front of winter slowly creeping in is a sure-fire mood killer. But here at MECCA, we know that the antidote to ‘frostbite of the feels’ is a warmth-inducing scented candle to light up some ambience. Here’s our handpicked edit of the best candles for winter that are sure to spread some warmth through any space. Read on!

DARK RUM CANDLE BY MALIN+GOETZ

The perfect candle to light in a cosy sitting room, office or home library: its full-bodied blend of leather, rum and vanilla, with bursts of bergamot and plum, provide old-school sophistication with a contemporary cool twist. It’s comforting and complex – and will fill your space with its alluring scent for up to 60 hours.

VANILLA BLOOM CANDLE BY FLORAL STREET

A sweet, refreshing trio of plum, crisp amber and vanilla bean will transport you to a field of spring flowers — just the thing for when warmer weather and longer days feel like a distant memory! Plus, its sunny yellow glass vessel will add a nice pop of colour to your coffee table.

POMANDER CANDLE BY DIPTYQUE

You can really lean into winter when you light this candle. Let it transport you to a European Christmas market with mulled wine and the smell of fresh cloves and candied citrus filling the air. Try burning Pomander alongside the Feu De Bois Candle and imagine you’re spending a December evening in Provence, where the sweetness of orange and cinnamon mix with the smoky accents of wood fire. Bliss!

SANTAL 26 CANDLE BY LE LABO

Addictive, smoky and mysterious: the Santal 26 Candle not only fills any space with an inviting scent, it also makes for a great birthday or ‘Christmas in July’ gift — you can add the lucky recipient’s name to the label, as well as a short message. Self-gifting? ‘To me, love me’ will definitely fit the bill! It gets extra points for being hand-poured and composed of 100 percent soy wax.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE CANDLE BY BYREDO

Like your very own private wood-panelled library, captured in a candle! The chic, mouth-blown glass vessel is all kinds of cool, while the aroma when the candle burns is rich and seductive. Light it and create a cosy, secure ambience in any room.

NEROLI & SWEET ORANGE CANDLE BY THIS WORKS

This unexpected, super-rich blend of soothing sweet orange and uplifting neroli keeps spirits high when the mood is low (especially during the cold, dark months of the year!). Housed in a simple and chic white glass vessel, it’ll fit in nicely, no matter your interior décor or aesthetic.

OUD WOOD CANDLE BY TOM FORD

Dark and moody in the best way possible, this candle from Tom Ford smells like an incense-filled temple with its composition of exotic sandalwood, rosewood, spices and sensual amber. The all-black vessel and wax also scream sophistication – but then, so does everything Tom Ford!

FEU DE BOIS CANDLE BY DIPTYQUE

Set the scene; you’re relaxing in a tranquil forest, sitting by a crackling campfire and sipping freshly brewed tea that’s keeping you warm from the inside. Is there anything better? This complex mix of rich rare woods and smoky lapsang is bound to have you asking, “How’s the serenity?”

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