The Glass Gift Guide – the candles of Christmas

FOR this festive season, Glass brings you our guide to the best candles for Christmas. Light and enjoy …

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Bella Freud Fairy Tale of New York candle

 

Bella Freud Fairy Tale of New York candle
Inspired by the “harsh and poetic tenderness … charged with romantic feeling” of Shane MacGowan’s “ultimate punk rock love song” Fairy Tale of New York, this candle has top notes of Blood Orange and Coriander, a heart of Mimosa and Saffron, and a base that includes Oud, Myrrh resins, and Patchouli. We plan to spend our holiday mornings snuggled beneath a blanket working our way through a stack of JP Donleavy novels. With 40 hours of burning time, Fairy Tale of New York is the perfect olfactory accompaniment for such an endeavour.

by Rachel McCormack

Bella Freud Fairy Tale of New York candle is priced at £40 and available from here

 

cire_trudon_gaspard_candle_270g-cropCire Trudon Gaspard candle

Cire Trudon Gaspard candle
From the oldest candle maker in the world – established in 1643 and the candle maker of Louis XV no less –  for this Christmas the rather majestic Cire Trudon offers a collection of three handmade candles made of the highest quality ingredients and glass and inspired by the Nativity story. Glass loves the Gaspard candle, named after one of the three wise men, in which seasonal mandarin and orange are married to a deep mysore sandalwood, along with vanilla, jasmine and blackcurrant. Appropriately, Gaspard (also known as Gaspar, Jaspar, Jaspas, Gathaspa) was the Magi who hailed from India who dressed in bright orange hues. Light, breathe deeply and be entranced and transported.

by Caroline Simpson

Cire Trudon Gaspard candles retail at £70 and are available from John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges, The Conran Shop and Amara

 

real-luxury-intensive-skin-treatment-candleNeom Organics London Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

 

Neom Organics London Intensive Skin Treatment Candle
Available in two signature blends and housed in a delicate white ceramic holder with gold coloured accents, Neom Organics London Intensive Skin Treatment Candle, an incredibly luxurious 100 per cent natural, ethically sourced, intensive skin treatment candle, burns for 15 minutes. Once the flame is extinguished, the warm oil, formulated with a low melt point, can then be used to gently massage into dry, parched and stressed skin. Each delicate fragrance helps to unwind, relax and de-stress. Perfect for use either before or after the holidays!

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £36 and available from here

 

 

byredo-saints-altar-candle-88-00Byredo Saints Altar candle

 

Byredo Saints Altar candle
Inspired by veladoras, (otherwise known as prayer candles or seven-day candles) and alluding to founder Ben Gorham’s Catholic upbringing,  Byredo has released its Altar collection for the festive season.  Comprising of three beautiful red glass prayer candles embellished with religious texts and symbols, these impressive – awesome in its true sense – candles inspire prayer and reflection on the end of the year, what has passed and what is to come.

Of the Saints trio, Glass loves Altar which is perfumed with warming clove buds and ylang, a carnation base at the heart and moored by Papyrus, Haiti Vetiver. These handsome imposing candles would make wonderful gifts for those willing sinners and the repentant in your life.

by Caroline Simpson

Byredo Saints Altar candle retails at £88 and is available in the UK at Harrods, Liberty and Selfridges

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Ormonde Jayne  Nocturne scented candle with lid

 

Ormonde Jayne Nocturne scented candle with lid
For this Christmas, the unique and brilliant UK luxury fragrance brand Ormonde Jayne has created Nocturne a candle with lid that is scented to evoke the cosy fragrances of the season, such as crushed pine needles under foot and the rich glow of cognac, with warming and rich cedar oil, cardomon and sandalwood. The candles contain Ormonde Jayne’s secret ingredient which slows the burn and are all handmade in Ormonde Jayne’s London studio.

by Caroline Simpson

Ormonde Jayne Nocturne scented candle with lid retails at £68 and is available from here

lalique_miniset_box-cropLalique’s The Voyage de Parfumeur collection Treasures of the Orient candle mini-set

 

Lalique’s The Voyage de Parfumeur collection Treasures of the Orient candle mini-set
What could be more Christmas-y than luxury crystal and perfume-maker Lalique’s home fragrance collection Voyage de Parfumeur mini-sets of candles? Encased in decadent black glass jars, the candles are scented with exquisite perfumes from Lalique. We love the Treasures of the Orient collection which are inflected with leather, vanilla and saffron notes and evoke – in scent – snowy Moscow in a horse-drawn carriage, then the white beaches of Mexico’s coast and onto the deserts of Iran.

by Caroline Simpson

The Voyage de Parfumeur collection mini-set of three candles (75ml each) retail at £90 and are available at Lalique boutiques nationwide

 

 

 

wow_group_boxcandle_angledEnglish Heritage Scented Candle by Woods of Windsor

 

English Heritage Scented Candle by Woods of Windsor
Woods of Windsor has created a range of scented candles, inspired by three historical English Heritage landmarks. The floral fragrance candle of Tudor Rose draws inspiration from the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, the Citrus & Basil candle is inspired by Eltham Palace in London, and finally the Sea Spray & Freesia candle’s inspiration is from the rolling coastal garden of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £15.99 each and available from Woods of Windsor