Blogmas Day 12: Holiday Candles

Hello guys and welcome to the 12th day of Blogmas! As you might have guessed from past posts, I’m a little bit of a scented candle enthusiast. 🙂 Since about mid-November, I’ve been burning holiday candles, pretty much non-stop.

I purchase most of my candles from Bath & Body Works because they generally get scents right, their candles tend to have good throw, and they are usually 50% off. We also have some Yankee Candles around the house, but far fewer. Those tend to be more pricy (and less on sale) but they do burn longer than the 3-wick candles from Bath & Body Works. Frost Beard Studios also makes wonderful candles, inspired by books. Unfortuntely, I don’t have any of their holiday scents.


Recently, I picked up a few more holliday candles during Bath & Body Works (online) one-day sale ($8.50 each!). So far Winter and Evergreen have been my favorites of the bunch. Winter has some subtle woodsy notes mixed with more apparent top-notes of sweet spice. This one is really addictive!


I also love Winter Candy Apple. I’ve enjoyed the Bath & Body Works hand soaps in this scent for years, but can’t recall seeing it in candle form before this winter. The top note is apple (obviously), mixed with more subtle sweet and floral scents. Like Winter and Evergreen, Winter Candy Apple has excellent throw and can easily scent more than one room.


Roasted Chestnut and Cherries (above) was one of the scents I was looking forward to most. The description online mentioned cherries and pistachio, which I thought would make an excellent combination. While the candle doesn’t smell bad (very sweet and reminiscent of vanilla) it has no throw at all. Now, to be fair, I do have a cold, but I had to be practically right on top of this candle in order to catch any of the scent at all. I would only recommend this one if you are looking for something extremely subtle.


Last, I think I’ve mentioned this one before, but Cinnamon & Clove Bud is still one of my favorites. It has a smooth and authentic cinnamon scent, which isn’t overpowering, yet fills the room (and those adjacent). I will be repurchasing this one next year, if they have it back.

So that’s all for now. See you again for tomorrow’s Blogmas post. I can’t believe we’re at the halfway point already!


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Busy professional and parent (to 1 human, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a Shih Tzu. I enjoy blogging about this and that, generally in the wee hours of morning. I’m also a ballet dancer, competitive roller figure skater, and portrait artist. Current obsessions include: horror films, shopping for things vintage and handmade, experimenting with essential oils, and slowly restoring our big old house by the beach.

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