There’s nothing like grabbing a big blanket from the back of your couch and tucking in with a beverage in front of a popping fire. What’s that? You don’t have a fireplace? Oh yes, you do! These six candles can transport you straight to a ski lodge with the light of a single match. Some are woodsy, some are sweet, and one is positively spicy. So check out what they smell like (at least to me, anyway), then prepare to get real cozy this winter.
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1. Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace candle
If I close my eyes, I can actually smell the crispy edges of blazing logs. It’s perhaps the truest replication of the bunch.
Maison Margiela | $62
2. Byredo Safran candle
This fire is burning in a library. You can smell the threadbare backs of old books stacked on top of each other. There’s a tobacco pipe on the heavy wooden desk, and a worn leather chair in the corner by the shelves. The scents mingle to create a warm, inviting environment.
Byredo | $80
3. Nest Hearth candle
What’s a fire without a hint of smoke? This chocolate-brown candle captures the cozy indoor-fireside vibe with frankincense and oud wood. The touch of spice ups the interest.
NEST | $64/Three-wick
4. Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside Candle
If you like your fire pit with a helping of s’mores, this milky candle brings your childhood dreams to life. The warm, enveloping scent is on the right side of sweet.
Bath and Body Works | $25
5. Cire Trudon Ciel candle
Imagine you were taking a moonlit walk outside in the snow. It’s so quiet you can hear the flakes gently landing on the mounds nearby. Now imagine you struck a match and lit this candle in that cold, crisp air. Suddenly the scent of tree bark and iced-over branches infiltrate your nose – along with a fire, lit somewhere off in the distance.
Cire Trudon | $105
6. Jo Malone London Incense & Embers Home candle
In this chic selection, the woodsy elements blend with incense to create a transportive, almost hypnotic scent.
Jo Malone London | $65