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The Best Winter Candles & Pura Scents For Your Home

December 8, 2023

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There’s no place like home for the Holidays, and there’s no quicker way to make your home feel ready for the season than with fragrance. To me, a home can be clean, tidy, and decorated, but the finishing (and sometimes forgotten) touch is how it smells. Isn’t it incredible that certain scents can trigger a memory to come rushing in? Alternatively, I read that experiences and emotions can be enhanced with aromas. This has to do with some sciencey stuff in the brain, but I think that’s why I care about how my house smells. So, I went out of my way to find the best winter candles and Pura scents for your home because I think we might have that in common.

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Here are 12 candles to fill your home with Holiday cheer this winter season!

Best Winter Candles

  1. Balsam Fir Candle $48
  2. Scarlet Berry Pomander Maison Jar Candle $54
  3. Linnea Candle $39
  4. Monochrome No. 03 Evergreen Candle $29
  5. Boxed Crackled Glass Candle $19
  6. Bergamot Amber Tumbler Candle $29
  7. Fig Candle $52
  8. Fireside Glow Footed Jar Candle $25
  9. Apotheke X J.Crew Fresh Powder in Aspen Candle $19
  10. Ginger Biscuit Home Candle $82
  11. Frankincense & Oud Winter Classic Candle $24
  12. Holiday Candle $46

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a winter scent round-up without including fragrances from Pura.

Best Winter Pura Scents

If you haven’t heard, Pura is a smart fragrance diffuser with interchangeable fragrances, all controllable from an app. My favorite features are that each device holds two different fragrances, you can set each on its own schedule, AND you get to select the fragrance intensity! It’s pretty easy to set up, and then it’s a set-and-forget situation (my favorite kind). Keep reading for my thoughts and review of these 15 winter Pura scents!

Tree Shaped Candles

Roland Pine $14

Put this behind your fake Christmas tree and people will think it’s real!It smells exactly like a freshly cut Christmas tree.

Gingerbread $16

Who doesn’t love the comforting smell of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and golden amber? This will bring you right back to Mom’s kitchen.

Fresh Balsam & Cedarwood $14

I wish you could actually smell this through the screen because it might be my favorite Holiday scent. It’s so fresh and woody, with notes of citrus, cranberry, sugarplums, and frosted cedarwood.

Winter Noir $11

Wow, I had zero expectations for this scent, but it’s completely intoxicating.

Zephyr $13

I’m such a fan of this Guy Fox brand, and this scent is the most sophisticated caramelized vanilla blend you’ll ever come across.

Après $17

This woodsy, spicy blend will transport you to a snowed-in cabin.

Winter Frost $15

Everything about this is fresh and bright and wintery clean!

Cypress & Fir $14

This is a really sophisticated woodsy scent balanced with the velvety warmth of bergamot and sandalwood.

Holly Berry $11

I don’t typically go for berry scents, but this is the epitome of bright and merry.

Palo Santo $14

If you’re looking for a fragrance that’s less Christmasy and more of a wintery woods scent, I would go with this refreshing and ridiculously good earthy scent.

Grapefruit $15

Winter is the season of sweet, crisp citrus, and this grapefruit fragrance is the perfect way to ring in some cheer.

Let’s Toast $14

This scent was made for a night of celebration and toasting the night away.

Icy Blue Pine $15

Our team gave mixed reviews on this one. Some loved it, some hated it, but I think it would be a really nice balance of wintery woods once it’s diffused.

Balsam & Cedar $15

A great stocking stuffer because the packaging is so Christmasy and cute! This smells exactly like a sappy, fresh-cut branch with an elevated eucalyptus spin.

Reveler $14

If you like the smell of pine, this has a really grounded, sophisticated take on it.

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  1. Sara says:

    Pure Placid’s Cashmere Sweater is currently on in my bedroom Pura, and oh my goodness – SO GOOD! The first time I popped it in I walked away. My husband went in a bit later and actually hollered from upstairs saying I had to go back up to smell it. He’s never commented on one like that. Ha! My kids keep walking in and saying how amazing it smells. I’m excited to try some of your recommendations too, thank you! :)

  2. Your blog about the best winter candles and Pura scents is awesome! Excited to try them out and make my home feel super cozy. Thanks for the cool suggestions!

  3. Maureen says:

    Check out Five Sisters candles. They are amazing!

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