We’ve got you covered with these ones that are perfect for gifting and receiving this holiday season!

While this year has been anything but predictable, it has only made us appreciate the great moments we’ve had and will continue to have until the year ends. One thing to look forward to? Christmas! Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again and whether you’ll be celebrating or not, it’s a great time to shop ( great holiday sets and sales all aorund!), gift and reconnect with your loved ones.

To start off, set the holiday mood in your house with scented candles. Here’s a fun fact about them: candles were used as early as 200BC. It was traditionally made of wick wrapped with animal fat. Due to its nature, the ingredient gave out an unpleasant smell, which led to the creation of scented candles! When the lightbulb was invented, candles were out of use from its original purpose and instead were utilised as decorative items and gifts as well as mood boosters.

Thinking of getting one right now? Check out these limited-edition Christmas editions!

Diptyque Floral Majesty 70g, RM209

The French brand never ceases to present a unique story for the holidays. This year, featuring artist Ugo Gattoni, Diptyque launches a winter fantasy titled ‘The Marvelous Beasts’ about three enchanted animals setting out on a sleeping town. This scent featuring the Lion is a bouquet of rare roses warmed with spices and fiery cinnamon. Strong, warm and elegant.

Available at Diptyque Pavillion Kuala Lumpur and KENS Apothecary Bangsar Shopping Centre and online.

Jo Malone London Roasted Chestnut Home Candle, RM340

Scented candles

Nat King Cole’s ‘The Christmas Song’ perfectly sums up this one and as the tune goes, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” Along with chestnut, the candle combines the scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, and is dressed in a limited-edition Art Deco-inspired design.

Fresh Citrone De Vigne Candle 215g, RM250

Fresh scented candles

Turn up the festive mood with this refreshing and value-for-money, long-lasting candle, which delivers notes of citrus and a pinot noir accord for that classy champagne aroma. A combination of the finest natural oils and waxes and premium, lead-free wick ensures a clean burn.

This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle, RM140

Scented candles

This candle is one you keep in the bedroom to prepare for a night of deep sleep. Made with pure essential oils of lavender and chamomile, the Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle will get you oh-so calm and relaxed right at bedtime, you won’t even remember what it is you were stressing about right before. The perfect gift in these worrying times!

Additional text by Lisa Norosmi