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10 Candles to Spruce Your Space Up this Winter

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday January 5, 2023

10 Candles to Spruce Your Space Up this Winter

The holidays may be over, but there's no reason that your home shouldn't smell like a winter wonderland all season long. It is, after all, cozy season, and most of us are spending more time than ever avoiding the cold, gray outdoors. Here are 10 of our favorites, weather be damned:

Diptyque Sapin Candle

When it comes to Diptyque — the world's most coveted candle — it's impossible to choose a scent that won't wow. This limited-edition pine tree-scented candle is flying of the shelves, so stock up while it's still available. Not only does it smell like a magical winter forest, but the vessel is adorned with white, gold, and silver stars that enhance the vivid color of the wax. What's more, the candle appears to glow when the lights are out, adding to its elegance, magic, and whimsy. Surprising notes of sweet and honeyed mimosa enrich the scent with a luxurious warmness. $84, Neiman Marcus.

Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Candle

A perennial favorite for a reason, this affordable, long-lasting candle smells exactly like pine and fills all corners of the room with the fresh, warm scent of balsam, cedar wood, and juniper berries. $31, Yankee Candle.

Harlem Candle Company After Dark Luxury Candle

Black owned and operated, Harlem Candle Company has some of the warmest and most intoxicating candles, all inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. This rich, dark scent will turn your home into a luxe velvet escape. With notes of bergamot, golden saffron, oak, oud, cedar, and musk, you'll want to bathe in this stuff. $48, Harlem Candle Company.

Boy Smells Grace

This winter, make your home smell like... Grace Jones? Absolutely. One whiff and you'll agree, this is the niche candle you didn't know you needed. "I feel feminine when I feel feminine," said Grace Jones. "I feel masculine when I feel masculine. I am a role switcher." And that's about as good a summary of this candle as any, one that straddles both sides of the binary and celebrates the fluidity of identity. Inspired by the scents of her native Jamaica, this sexy candle opens with black pepper and bergamot before settling into the cozier scents of Turkish rose, cedarwood, and salted musks. $46, Boy Smells.

Byredo Altar

Byredo Founder & Creative Director Ben Gorham has said that this scent reminds him of the sanctity of home and family. With notes of clove buds, carnation, ylang ylang, papyrus, and Haitian vetiver, this warm candle evokes both something sacred and something profoundly warm and cozy. $90, Byredo.

Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace

This luxury candle smells exactly how you think it will: Like a cozy winter evening in front of the fireplace. Warm, smoky, and comforting — and infused with the scents of chestnuts, wood, cashmeran, pink pepper, and clove — nothing smells like hunkering down quite like this Maison Margiela gem. $65, Maison Margiela Fragrances.

Le Labo Laurier 62 x The Met

A special, limited-edition collaboration between Le Labo and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this candle, which blends the visual arts with fine fragrance, is adorned with Henri-Edmond Cross' "Underneath the Cork Oaks." Hand poured and containing 62 ingredients — including laurel, rosemary, eucalyptus, and thyme — this exclusive candle is available only at NYC Le Labo boutiques, The Met Store, and Le Labo's online shop. $92, Le Labo.

Better World Fragrance House's Winter Warmth

Woody, aromatic, fruity, and cozy, this decadent, wintry fragrance is a limited-edition candle created by Drake's Better World Fragrance House. (Yes, that Drake). Each candle comes with a gold marker for personalization, perfect for gift giving. Who wouldn't want their house to smell like Drake this winter? $48, Better World Fragrance House.

Diptyque 52.9 oz Baies Candle

A worthwhile candle splurge if ever there was one, this massive candle boasts a whopping 120 hours of burn time and is speckled with real gold. Baies — or, berries — is one of the brand's most iconic scents, and is perfect for a cozy evening in. $420, Neiman Marcus.