Scented candles are a wonderful way to celebrate all of the year’s holidays, so why not indulge in wonderful festive scented candles to really get into the spirit of things? I don’t know about you, but I definitely associate different times of the year with different smells. Spring brings to mind the scent of flowers, summer makes me think of the salty smell of the ocean and sunscreen, fall conjures up smells of wood fires and forests, and winter reminds me of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Scent can be a powerful sense which can take you back to a certain time or place and give you feelings of nostalgia. I still remember the smell of my grandmother’s homemade pancakes, the aroma of an ex-boyfriend’s cologne, and oddly, the way my childhood dog used to smell. I sometimes wonder if I have a particularly refined sense of smell because I can occasionally smell things which my partner cannot; however this could be down to the fact that apparently women have a better sense of smell than men.
So what about your favorite holidays? What kind of scents do you associate with all of the different holidays of the year? Here are a selection of scented candles for all of the holidays throughout the year, so your home will smell delightful all year round.
8 Chocolate Scented Candle With Glass Candle Holder, $19.99, etsy.com
Single on Valentine's Day? Have a Galentine's night in with the girls with these deliciously smelling, chocolate scented candles.
My Sweet Valentine Scented Candle, $46.06, notonthehighstreet.com
Give your valentine a gift which is as sweet as them. You can choose from a range of fragrances and colored waxes so you can pick their favorite scent and color. Or you can buy it as a Valentine's Day treat for yourself.
Rose Scented Candle, $13, etsy.com
Roses are synonymous with Valentine's Day so have your home smelling of this beautiful bloom with a rose scented candle.
Vanilla Cupcake Candle, $10, urbanoutfitters.com
Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it usually involves lots of sweet treats. Even if you're not a baker, you can make your home smell like freshly baked vanilla cupcakes with this sweet candle.
Cottage Garden Scented Candle, $35.37, notonthehighstreet.com
Easter is right in the heart of spring and if the weather is fine, you may even spend it outside. This candle made from Eco Soy Wax encompasses the scents of a herb garden including camomile, thyme, and bay so even if the weather's not so great, you can imagine you're enjoying the aromas of a lovely garden.
Yankee Candle 22 Oz Large Jar Candle 2012 Limited Edition Easter Egg Hunt, $27.01, amazon.com
What would the Easter holidays be without an Easter egg hunt? If you can't make it to one this year, buy this nostalgic candle instead.
Fireworks Scented Hand Poured Candle, $12.99, etsy.com
I have no clue as to how this candle's creators made a "fireworks" scent but to celebrate July 4th, I'm totally up for it!
MidSummer's Night® Medium Jar Candles, $24.99, yankeecandle.com
Have you ever experienced that wonderful midsummer's night vibe where everything seems magical and it feels like anything could happen? I'm guessing the Yankee Candle geniuses have put this feeling into candle form with their blend of mahogany cologne, patchouli, sage, and musk.
Flamingo Candles Pink Lemonade Classic Jar Candle 400g, $22, asos.com
Pink lemonade makes for a delicious high summer treat but you can indulge all year round with this candle, which is infused with champagne, lemon juice, and strawberries. It sounds good enough to drink!
6 Caramel Apple Votive Candles Fruit And Toffee Scent, $8.95, etsy.com
Apples covered in a naughty sweet treat remind me of fall. Over here in England we have toffee apples but the USA version of caramel apples sounds divine. Satisfy your sweet tooth without anything passing your lips, with a yummy smelling, caramel apple and toffee scented candle.
Spiced Pumpkin Tea Light Candles, $9.99, yankeecandle.com
Of course spiced pumpkin scented candles are a must for Halloween.
Autumn Leaves® Small Jar Candles, $10.99, yankeecandle.com
One of my favorite smells in the world is autumn leaves and I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
Hot Cocoa Scented Soy Candle | Handmade Scented Candle -- 4oz, $7.74, etsy.com
The days will be getting colder around Thanksgiving, so snuggle up with a hot cocoa scented candle.
Pumpkin Pie Tarts® Wax Melts, $1.99, yankeecandle.com
This scented Yankee Candle Tart Wax Melt smells like nutmeg, molasses, pumpkin, and cinnamon to give the illusion there's a freshly baked pumpkin pie in your oven. Use in conjunction with a Yankee Candle Wax Warmer.
Harvest® Small Tumbler Candles, $15.99, yankeecandle.com
Fall is a time for harvest so celebrate the wonderful autumnal smells of the season with a candle smelling of musk, spices, and fall fruits.
Holiday Countdown Candle, $16, urbanoutfitters.com
Forget the advent calendar and get yourself a pine, citrus, and cedar scented countdown candle instead.
Snowflora Soy Candle, $18, anthropologie.com
This refreshing scented candle named Snowflakes & Icicles is fragranced with peppermint, spearmint, vanilla, and more to give you a fresh, winter wonderland scent.
Fresh Balsam Candle, $12, bathandbodyworks.com
Your entire apartment will smell like a Christmas tree after using this one. Trust me.
Prosecco Scented Candle With A Hint Of Strawberry, $40.30, notonthehighstreet.com
Celebrate the New Year with a prosecco and strawberry scented candle.
Start Something New Scented Candle, $40, katespade.com
Citrus smells always make me feel refreshed and raring to go, so with this Kate Spade candle fragranced with lemon verbena, you're sure to get your year off to a great start.
Fresh Life Candle, $55, fresh.com
In my book, any candle with a citrus blend scent and the name "Fresh Life Candle" is perfect for New Year.
Have a wonderful year in your gorgeously smelling, festively appropriate home.
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