Best Winter and Christmas Candle Scents For The Festive Season

As the festive season is approaching, you may be thinking about decorating. The best way to start is by getting some scented candles to fill your home with wonderful fragrances. But what the best Christmas candle scents are? Here I share my favorites that will surely get that holiday smell in your house!

Christmas Cookie

What is the best thing about the Holidays? In my opinion, the wonderful aroma of freshly baked Christmas cookies that fills the house creating an instant cozy atmosphere, so when the festive season is approaching, I make sure to always have some Christmas Cookie candles at home.

Yankee Christmas Candle

Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie

  • memorable Christmas fragrance with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, sugar and freshly baked notes
  • made from paraffin-grade wax for a clear, consistent burn with pure, natural extracts from the finest ingredients
  • long-lasting scents that will help make your house feel like home
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Christmas cookie is one of the best winter candle scents that will make you get into the Holiday spirit even without baking. The warming smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla mixed with baked notes will surely bring up some of your lovely Christmas memories and maybe even make you want to go bake a batch of cookies yourself!

Balsam and Cedar

Aromatic candles with balsam and cedar notes create a fresh-smelling atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in an enchanted winter forest enjoying the wonderful scents of the holiday season. It’s one of those aromatic candles that will make you want to go grab your Christmas tree if you haven’t already done so.

Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar

Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar

  • festive fragrance with pine balsam, aromatic cedar wood, and juniper berry aromas
  • made with quality paraffin-grade candle wax and natural extracts for a clear, consistent burn
  • 100% recyclable product in partnership with TerraCycle

This specially designed winter candle scent features balsam, aromatic cedar wood topped with juniper berry, so the authentic fresh pine aroma is guaranteed in your home! Take a deep breath and enjoy the fantastic smell that will take you to a mountain pine forest!


The sweet, yet spicy gingerbread aroma is one of the best Christmas candle scents you can have in your home in the festive season. With notes of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon, the warmth of this fragrance will get you feeling instantly the holiday spirit!

Gingerbread Candle

Thymes Gingerbread Candle

  • comforting, festive gingerbread scent
  • with food-grade paraffin wax and non-metal candle wicks for pure aroma and clean burn
  • perfect gift and holiday home decor piece

To fill your home with this fantastic Christmassy smell, you can bake a bunch of gingerbread cookies with your kids which is a fantastic family activity! If you don’t feel like turning on the oven, you can just taste the gumdrops, mini hard candies, and delicious white frosting as you light a gingerbread cookie candle!

Frasier Fir

Those who are looking for Christmas tree scented candles will love the aromatic Frasier Fir smell! This evergreen fragrance is a great choice if you don’t have a real Christmas tree; as soon as you light it, fresh and clean notes fill your home with a crisp aroma that is similar to the smell of a live tree.

Pine Needle Frasier Fir Candle

Thymes Pine Needle Frasier Fir Candle

  • inspired by botanicals in art and nature, this refreshing festive fragrance fills your home with a crisp, forest fragrance
  • features Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood, and relaxing sandalwood scents
  • high-quality paraffin wax and non-metal wick, long burning candle

The notes of Siberian Fir needles, sandalwood, and cedarwood provide a very Christmassy, yet not too overwhelming aroma. You can expect a complex, sophisticated scent experience, not an artificial, cheap air-freshener-like smell. Place a few of these candles all over the house and I’m sure you’ll get many many compliments on how great they make the whole house smell!

Spiced Eggnog

The creamy smell of eggnog is amongst the warmest holiday scents. While most people say that the holidays aren’t the holidays without traditional Christmas punch, many don’t like to make it because of the raw egg content. If you belong to the latter group but still don’t want to miss out on the wonderful aroma in your house, then get a few eggnog candles!

Spiced Egg Nog Candle

Sydney Candle Co. Spiced Egg Nog Candle

  • creamy, rich egg nog aroma with a hint of rum and topped with spicy cinnamon notes
  • fill your home with the aroma of Christmas during the festive season and year-round
  • 100% Pure Soy with cotton wick, made in the USA

It’s one of the winter candle scents that will have you feeling the festive season with its warming fragrance. Topped with cinnamon notes and a hint of rum aroma, this holiday candle will surely spice things up this holiday season!

Candy Cane

Candy cane is one of the best Christmas candle scents if you want a refreshing fragrance. The creamy notes of strawberries and vanilla are ideally mixed with a hint of fresh peppermint in this scent combination that will boost your mood and make you feel more energetic in this festive season.

Crushed Candy Cane Scented Candle

Crushed Candy Cane Scented Candle from White Barn Bath and Body Works

  • relax and enjoy the holiday atmosphere with the refreshing yet warm scent of candy canes
  • coming in a clean but decorative jar, it is an ideal addition to your home in the festive season
  • non-toxic, safe and renewable product

It’s definitely not a typical fragrance that comes into mind when people think about Christmas candle scents, but if you choose this aroma as the signature scent of your house this holiday season, compliments are guaranteed!

Juicy Apple and Cinnamon

Cinnamon and apple aromas are another amazing warming Christmas scents that envelope you on a cold day in winter. While enjoying Christmas carols on the radio or watching Christmas specials with your family, lighting this holiday candle provides you with a rich fragrance that will waft from room to room creating a comfortable, welcoming environment.

Juicy Apple Papa Scented Glass Jar Candle

A Cheerful Giver Juicy Apple Papa Scented Glass Jar Candle

  • a wonderful home decor candle that is perfect for the holiday season
  • the smell of fresh-picked cherry apples with a hint of spicy cinnamon and clove will lift your mood
  • with a black lid and lovely homespun ribbon, this candle looks great in any room and makes your home smell amazing for hours

Even if the holidays are starting to stress you out, you will feel more relaxed smelling such relaxing winter candle scents. Cuddle up in front of a fireplace sipping your favorite hot cocoa, tea, or coffee, and let this Christmassy aroma bring your focus back to what the holiday season is about!


Probably the loveliest Christmas tradition is when you are under the mistletoe to kiss the person you are next to under it. To make such moments even more memorable and to feel the love between significant others and family members, a mistletoe scented candle is a wonderful choice!

Holiday Mistletoe Christmas Candle

Aira Store Holiday Mistletoe Christmas Candle

  • organic soy vegetable oil mixed with a variety of essential oil blends for an unadulterated scent that stays with you for long hours
  • this wonderful holiday fragrance features mistletoe, jasmine, rose, cinnamon, fir balsam, cedar, and clove for extra warmth and richness
  • hand-poured, premium quality product, an excellent gift option

This scent will evoke the atmosphere of a Christmas gathering and being around the family, friends, and loved ones that are closest to you in your life. After all, it’s about the relationships and joy of togetherness rather than the gifts during Christmas, isn’t it?

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