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The holiday season is a season for the senses. Bright lights and bad music account for sight and hearing, but perhaps the most active organ over the festive period is the nose. While we love the smell of spices and cooking over the holiday, it can reach overload at times. This is when your scented candle gifts really pay off. The right scented candle can clear the cocktail of smells and create a much-needed sanctuary for your senses.

Finding the right scent can be a real problem, though. So instead of allowing you to wade through the endless combinations that are, realistically, near impossible to imagine from a brief description, we’ve rounded up a scented candle gift guide. Below is the cream of the crop when it comes to escapism in olfactory form.

Keep scrolling for scented candles to gift this holiday.

Byredo Cotton Poplin Permanent Candle

Cotton Poplin Permanent Candle

Cotton Poplin Permanent Candle

from $70

Byredo

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

The best candle gifts not only smell great but look great too. This black scented candle from Byredo looks so good that it can actually pass as an ornament.

Chrome Hearts +22+ Scented Candle

+22+ Scented Candle

+22+ Scented Candle

$210

Chrome Hearts

Buy at Selfridges & Co.

As far as scented candles go, this one's a straight flex. The signature Chrome Hearts cross details the glass holder and realistically the scent comes second on this one...

retaW Allen Scented Candle

Allen Scented Candle

Allen Scented Candle

$90

retaW

Buy at Mr Porter

retaW is the master of all things scented, so when it comes to buying gifts for candle lovers, it's a safe bet. The Allen Candle boasts floral top notes and a deep, musky base for a rounded finish.

Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Candle

Replica Lazy Sunday Candle

Replica Lazy Sunday Candle

from $58

Maison Margiela

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Margiela's signature label punctuates the Replica Candle, describing the Lazy Sunday scent as soft skin and bed linen. In terms of kicking back, this is the best scented candle gift for it.

Flaming Crap 'The 2020 Scent' Candle

'The 2020 Scent' Candle

'The 2020 Scent' Candle

$21

Flaming Crap

Buy at Flaming Crap

2020 was a crazy year and this scented candle from Flaming Crap embodies it. From banana bread to hand sanitizer and even the budget aftershave that Joe Exotic would wear, this is all of 2020, good and bad, in one place.

A-COLD-WALL* No. 4 Shale Scented Candle, 6.3 oz

No. 4 Shale Scented Candle, 6.3 oz

No. 4 Shale Scented Candle, 6.3 oz

$65

A-COLD-WALL*

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

Part of what makes Samuel Ross' A-COLD-WALL* so intriguing is Ross' willingness to experiment with different media. While we never thought that the label would produce candles, the No. 4 Shale Scented Candle perfectly slots into the brand's clean, industrial image.

IKEA Osynlig Candle

OSYNLIG Scented Candle In Pot With Lid (Sandalwood & Vanilla)

OSYNLIG Scented Candle In Pot With Lid (Sandalwood & Vanilla)

$10

IKEA x Byredo

Buy at IKEA

So you didn't think you'd try looking in IKEA for the best candle gifts? Nor did we, but Osynlig's sandalwood & vanilla scent is the hidden gem we've been waiting for.

Ferm LIVING Tuck Scented Soy Candle In Stoneware Pot

Tuck Scented Soy Candle In Stoneware Pot

Tuck Scented Soy Candle In Stoneware Pot

$45

Ferm LIVING

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Ferm LIVING's stoneware pot steals the show here. The lemongrass soy candle is delicate and refreshing, and the handcrafted pot will probably be on show for years to come.

Jonathan Adler Muse Blanc Ceramic Candle

Muse Blanc Ceramic Candle

Muse Blanc Ceramic Candle

$124

Jonathan Adler

Buy at Luisaviaroma

The scent of fresh-cut flowers emanates from this eye-catching sculpture of a scented candle by Jonathan Adler. Carefully formed visages surround the cup in an immaculate white ceramic.

Laboratory Perfumes Atlas Candle

Atlas Candle

Atlas Candle

$55

Laboratory Perfumes

Buy at END.

Rum and vanilla form the basis of the Atlas Candle by Laboratory Perfumes. It's a cozy, festive smell that doesn't venture into the arena of novelty scents. Full-bodied and fresh, the candle sits in a replica laboratory measuring cylinder.

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