Merry & Bright: The Season’s Best Holiday Candles

photography by Matthew Shelley

Check out our very favorite seasonal scents jarred by some of the best candle makers around.

(clockwise from top left)
Molton Brown Myrrh Muske & Cypress ($49/Stanley Korshak)
Thymes Wildwood Bitter Orange & Cedar ($28/Stanley Korshak.)
Byredo Candy Darling ($65/Barneys online)
Nest Holiday ($32/Neiman Marcus)
Fornasetti Bacio ($165/Urban Flower/Grange Hall)
Tocca Candy Dish Candle in Venice ($58/Barneys New York)
Diptyque Epinette mini ($32, Forty Five Ten)
Cire Trudon Nazareth ($85/Grange Hall)
Nest Sir Elton John’s Holiday minis ($54 for 6/Neiman Marcus)
LAFCO New York Holiday Tree mini ($85 for 3/LAFCO New York)
Slatkin & Co. Winter ($19.50/Bath & Body Works)
Pacifica Russian Fir ($16/Whole Foods)
Diptyque Perdigone mini ($32, Forty Five Ten)
Munnerlyn* Chamonix ($46.20 as part of holiday trio/online)
Voluspa Golden Cypress ($27/Nuvo)

*Munnerlyn is a local fragrance company.


  • I love candles and melts~it’s an instant vacation for some of us, just choose the right scent, put on some music and relax!

  • Diptyque’s woodsy holiday classic smells like a forest of lush fir trees. A particularly great choice for anyone without adequate space for a full-scale Christmas tree in their home—they’ll hardly miss it with this baby burning