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pillowaddict Mon 09-Nov-15 16:13:56

I love christmassy scented candles and always have several around the house at winter time, mainly the reduced/cheap supermarket ones, but I usually like to get one that's a bit more expensive to use sparingly as the fragrance tends to be stronger and they last for longer. I have had yankee candles in the past, and a couple from John Lewis but I did have the most amazing scented one once before and I can't remember what it was! It was in an old fashioned red/gold flocked holder and it cost around £15 for 3 medium sized holders. Anyone have anyone suggestions of what it may have been?! Failing that, anyone have any suggestions of a new/amazing one to try this year? TIA

Doughnutsandflapjacks33 Mon 09-Nov-15 19:38:10

TK max has a few nice ones, my favourite is Yankee Christmas cookie but would love to find a nice orangy cinnamon type candle.

MeMyElfandI Mon 09-Nov-15 19:42:58

Yankee are doing an advent calendar £20 in Boots, filled with seasonal scented tea lights. My fav but quite expensive is The White Candle winter one. I second TKMaxx/HomeSense they have a great selection. I stock up on Neom ones recently.

CherryPicking Mon 09-Nov-15 19:45:21

Neom Christmas Wish. 100% natural and completely yummy smelling. Sort of chocolately orangey cinnamon, but not too sweet.

ChristmasZombie Mon 09-Nov-15 20:02:28

I've got myself the Yankee Candle advent calendar. I know I won't use all the tea lights, so I can save some of them.
I recently discovered a little company called Mother's Goodies. They do Yankee dupes. I haven't tried their candles, but I have had several of their bath melts and bath bombs (mostly Lush and Imperial Candle dupes) and been very impressed with the quality. Much cheaper than Lush, so I'd imagine the Yankee Candle dupes are good value, too.

pillowaddict Mon 09-Nov-15 23:41:32

Ooh nice thanks! Fancy trying the neom one so will check out that, and the advent calendar. Tk maxx is also a good plan for cheaper Yankees.

islurpmyspaghetti Tue 10-Nov-15 08:54:56

Emma Bridgewater did a nice Christmas candle last year. This year, ours is from Jill Stein (Mrs Rick Stein) bought over the summer in Padstow. Both weren't super expensive so worth looking out for if you want to treat yourself.

cantbelievemyeyes Tue 10-Nov-15 12:53:17

I just got this gingered fig and saffron candle from TK Maxx. Smells beautiful and festive, and a really pretty jar too.

Carmex Tue 10-Nov-15 12:58:22

I like Cabdy cane lane by yankee. I used up a large one last year and need to repurchase. I also love warm mince pies by east of india. I got that one as a present last xmas and it is amazing, not sure where you buy those ones from though.

JasperDamerel Tue 10-Nov-15 13:34:01

The White Company Winter candle is my absolute favourite. They are far too expensive (£15 for a set of tea lights and £20+ for a candle) but they also sell a pot pourri refresher oil for £6. A bottle of that lasts me for two years. I get a pack of tealights for times when I really want a scented candle, use the oil the rest of the time and burn plain or beeswax candles.

MamaDuckling Wed 11-Nov-15 20:08:01

Neom Christmas Wish (jar is gorgeous too). And the White Co. Winter one. Love!

pillowaddict Wed 11-Nov-15 22:53:23

ooh lots of ideas. thanks!

RosaBee Thu 12-Nov-15 07:39:49

I'm sure I had a set of three glass red candles from Crabtree & Evelyn one year? I also like winter by the white company, st eval figgy pudding and last year even found a nice one in aldi called Christmas cookie (i think?!)

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 12-Nov-15 07:42:47

Doughnuts, here's a lovely orange and cinnamon one candle

Heavenscent86 Thu 12-Nov-15 15:37:39

I've just bought myself a cinnamon Yankee candle. First time I've bought a Christmas candle and it smells amazing!!

Doughnutsandflapjacks33 Thu 12-Nov-15 16:17:49

I bought some Yankee candles in Asda today, they have just started selling them (was it tesco's who sell them too?) In a slightly different jar and a bit cheaper.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 12-Nov-15 16:23:14

I've ordered some Yankee candle Candy Cane ones because Zoella said they're really nice. grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 12-Nov-15 16:30:08

They vary so much, it's very personal, you really need to sniff before you buy, I was lured into buying the White Company Winter tealights after a thread on here and didn't like them at all. This year I really like Red Apple Wreath by Yankee.

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