I love candles, and my favourite kind of scents are Christmassy ones. I own a lot of different fragrances, so I thought I would share my two favourites with you because they smell too good not to.
My first favourite is by Yankee Candle, and is their Christmas Memories scent. I bought this with 50% off in the January sales a couple of years back, and I have burnt it such a lot since (yes, even during summer). I would probably say that this is my favourite fragrance of all time - it is so strong, and fills the whole house with the scent of Christmas - cinnamon, spices, gingerbread and vanilla.
Obviously, Yankee Candle is fairly expensive. But this one is 100% worth it; it makes me so happy whenever I burn it!
Home Bargains Gingerbread Candle
My second favourite Christmas candle is, unbelievably, from Home Bargains and is £2.99. TWO POUNDS NINETY-NINE. This smells of pure gingerbread and looks almost exactly like a Yankee Candle, and is the same large size. It also has a really strong scent that fills the house - at uni three of us have this candle and it smells so good when we all burn it at the same time. I have bought at least 3 of these for Christmas gifts this year as they make such good presents; they look so much more expensive than they actually are. You can also get this candle in a smaller size for 69p if you just want to sample it (but trust me, you will buy the full size very soon afterwards).
Home Bargains is such a good place to shop for candles - for Christmas this year they also have a few other flavours: spiced apple, vanilla and mulled wine. But gingerbread is definitely my favourite. I think I'm going to stock up on a few of these to last me throughout the year before they bring out their Christmas candle range again next Christmas.
I think my favourite is probably the Yankee Candle one, but the Home Bargains candle comes a very, very close second. They are both such amazing scents and also look gorgeous dotted around the house. I will be burning these constantly until Christmas (and, let's face it, well into the new year...).
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