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Winter doesn’t officially begin for another week, but I’ve certainly been preparing for it. Aside from holiday decorations, the winter jackets have been taken out of storage and my snow shovel is ready in case of a surprise storm. When I think of Winter, I think of delicious treats baking, hot cocoa ready to be sipped, fireplaces burning, and the crisp outdoor air. Luckily, I’ve found three candles that perfectly embody all the scents of this time of year that additionally create a comforting atmosphere.

When I’m trying to focus and get work done, I light a candle and let my creativity run wild. The following three scents are all available now at Bath & Body Works in large 3-wick candles. These 14.5 oz candles are made with vegetable wax and have a burn time of 25-45 hours. Without further ado, here are my top 3 Winter scents to lift your spirits!

Top 3 Winter Candle Scents - Marshmallow Fireside

Marshmallow Fireside

The aroma of Marshmallow Fireside makes me think of a cozy night next to the fire while cookies are baking in the oven. It has strong notes of smoky wood with an underlying sweetness which creates the perfect winter fragrance in my book. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, this is a great alternative to get that same scent throughout your space. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this fragrance a 10 with a throw of 8.

Top 3 Winter Candle Scents - Red Velvet Cheer

Red Velvet Cheer

This scent was formally known as Red Velvet Cupcake from 2013, which was one of my all time favorites, and was re-released within the past week. I am SO excited that it’s back on the market. Red Velvet Cheer literally smells like a red velvet cupcake with the perfect balance of cocoa and vanilla. I actually love burning this simultaneously with Marshmallow Fireside to make my home smell like a bake shoppe. I’m rating the scent a 10 and the throw a 6.

Top 3 Winter Candle Scents - Winter from Bath & Body Works


I’m usually not a fan of outdoor or floral scents, but Winter is an exception. Do you know that crisp smell right before a snow storm? That’s exactly what this candle smells like. For those of you who live in a warmer climate and don’t know what I’m referring to, allow me to try and explain it. Strong notes of pine, a hint of citrus, and a light smokiness creates a beautiful scent that is reminiscent of a snow day. On cold sniff, this fragrance actually makes your nose feel a bit chilly! I’ll give this scent a 9 and the throw an 8.

Bath & Body Works has a reoccurring 2 for $24 candle deal that you can layer coupons on top of. As long as you wait for one of these sales to come along, you can usually buy these high quality candles for around $8.50 each. Additionally, the semi-annual sale starts on December 26th, so there will probably be more great deals announced at that time. While these are my top 3 scents of the season, I highly recommend checking out the rest of their Winter collection as well to find your perfect fragrance!

What is your favorite Winter candle? Share in the comments!

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