Few things invoke the Christmas spirit more effectively – or tastefully – than a decent scented candle. Brogue shines a light on three of the best:

Cire Trudon Gabriel

A seasonal smoke-fest, bolstered with candied chestnuts, moss and fresh birch. The aroma alone should get you in the mood for celebration.

£70, trudon.com


Diptyque Un Encens Étoilé

Sparkling incense courtesy of elemi (a tropical tree resin), spicy cloves, heady incense and a burst of sweet vanilla. 

£48, diptyqueparis.co.uk



Byredo Saints Altar

Inspired by catholic churches, this darkly evocative blend offsets carnation with papyrus and clove for a scent that’s redolent of midnight mass.

£88, byredo.co.uk