Hygge at home: 10 super-cozy scented candles we're burning right now
Admit it: One of the very best things about autumn is feeling totally OK with saying no to anything that requires you to leave your house in the evenings, and instead stay home and enjoy ALL the hibernation vibes.
So much same.
And we don't know about you, but to us, dark, autumnal evenings always see us lighting a candle to two – because, let's face it, we're all about the hygge these days.
As for our favourites, right now, we think if you are going to spend your money on a scented candle – be it for yourself or as a present for someone else – these 10 are the yummiest, coziest ones out there:
1. Clean Slate 'And Home'
I have long been a major fan of Irish-made Clean Slate candles, both for the gorgeous scents, but also because the minimalist design speaks for my Scandi heart.
This candle is part of the brand new Simple Living collection, and the scent is said to remind you of "that comforting feeling you get when you arrive home, you can breath out, relishing in those little homely rituals that enhance your day."
Sounds all sorts of gorgeous? It really is, with a sort of a warm, woody smell, containing patchouli blended with fresh, uplifiting bergamot.
€28, Clean Slate
2. The Cosy Candle
The sleek packaging of pastel-coloured glass and a wooden lid makes this candle look a whole lot more expensive than it actually is.
Retailing at just €4.99, The Cosy Candle will be arriving into your local Aldi store in the near future, and we must admit we love the boutique hotel vibe without the price tag.
A lovely gift for yourself – or a friend!
3. Bergamot & Eucalyptus 'Art Deco' Soy Candle
Anotehr gorgeous Irish-made candle, this time from Meath-based The Handmade Soap Company.
We love the fragrance of this candle, bergamot blended with the refreshing scent of eucalyptus, which is both romantic, yet not too heavy or sweet.
Perfect on your mantel these coming weeks, we think.
€15.95, The Handmade Soap Company
4. Diptyqye Sapin Du Lumiere
Yes, we know they cost and arm and a leg, but is there anything more luxe than a candle from cult French candlemakers Diptyqye?
The Sapin Du Lumiere – Pine Tree of Light – forms part of the brand's festive collection, and the scent will literally transport you to wintery walks in a snow-covered pine forest with notes of pine, fir and cedar trees,
5. Sand + Fog 'Pumpkin Spice'
The most warm and delicious autumn scent we know – pumpkin spice really is the smell of October. And you local TK Maxx is filled to the brim right now with some seriously great candle bargains.
€9.99, TK Maxx
6. Considered by Helen James Wild Winter Forest Candle
Another candle perfect for the festive season, and one we think will make the perfect teacher or co-worker gift.
The Wild Winter Forest Candle is handmade here in Ireland, and comes presented in a gorgeously festive printed pouch.
€12, Dunnes Stores
7. Peat Candle
We love buying locally made goods, and this lovely candle from Northern Ireland-based Field Apothecary really is a gem you need to know about.
The Peat candle has a gorgeous earthy, smokey scent, and notes of birch, rose and earth, as well as oils such as musk, vetiver, patchouli & vanilla – in other words, the kind of smell that makes you feel you are hauled up in an old country mansion and curled up in front of the log fire.
£35, Field Apothecary
8. Max Benjamin Les Ponts a Minuit
Another candle handmade right here in Ireland.
We love Max Benjamin candles not only for their gorgeous fragrance, but also the stylish, glamorous design, and the Les Ponts a Minuit is no different.
Top notes of mandarin, rose and marine with a heart of amber, wood and a base of white musk, this scent is smouldering, sexy and perfect for cozy winter nights in.
€24.95, Max Benjamin
9. Library Parquet Candle
Make your whole house smell of autumn with this beautiful candle from Avoca.
The Library Parquet candle contains notes of orange and spice, with topnotes of wood, and so will lend itself perfectly to any room of your house this festive season.
10. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
An iconic festive season scent if there ever was one, Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir is filled with notes of ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum, and spiked with pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods.
In other words; the most sumptious, delicious scent and perfect for any evening when you are welcoming guests into your home.
€52, Brown Thomas