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The Best Home Fragrances For Winter

The Best Home Fragrances For Winter
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Chillier temperatures and cosy nights are well on their way, and now is the time to fill your home with fragrances that invite a calm, warming atmosphere. With the lead-up to Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to move away from light, floral scents in pursuit of more decadent and welcoming aromas that reflect the beautiful things about wintertime.

Think cinnamon, spice and all things nice – scents that make staying wrapped up indoors a real delight.

The best home fragrances for winter include:
  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense and myrrh
  • Orange and ginger
  • Vanilla
  • Fig
  • Cinnamon spice

Read on to discover why these scents are perfect for the festive build-up and beyond. We’ll recommend some products, too, so you can try out these fantastic fragrances for yourself.


With deep, earthy tones and a rich aroma, sandalwood is the ideal uplifting scent to totally transform your abode this winter. Reminiscent of a cosy, crackling campfire, this lovely fragrance smells equally pleasing through scented candles and diffusers alike.

Though on its own it exudes a soft, subtle aroma, sandalwood also works very well in conjunction with other scents such as lavender and cedar.

Create seasonal magic with Price’s sandalwood reed diffuser, perfect for relaxing and unwinding in a haze of mystical fragrance. Or, with a hint of cocoa added to the mix, give the Shearer Candles cocoa & sandalwood pillar candle a try. This glorious aroma is sure to see you through the colder season and beyond.

Frankincense and Myrrh

There’s nothing quite like the spicy scents of frankincense and myrrh. A spicy blend of rosemary, pine and citrus, frankincense constitutes a true depiction of the winter months. With a similar aromatic woody scent, myrrh has been used for centuries as a strong perfume and for medicinal purposes.

Together, these scents combine to create a lovely treat for the senses. Fancy straying away from sugary-sweet traditional festive fragrances and opting for something different instead? Frankincense and myrrh could be the fragrance for you.

Enjoy ultimate wintry vibes with the Shearer Candles frankincense & myrrh diffuser 100ml. A strong Arabian scent featuring a combination of vanilla, spices and musk, this diffuser will last you right the way through the Christmas period.

Orange and Ginger

Warming and wonderful, the sweet fragrance of orange and ginger drifting through your house is just what you need for true relaxation this wintertime. Perfect for evoking lovely memories of Christmas’ gone by, this powerful citrusy scent intertwined with the sharp tang of ginger will bring your senses to life.

For a refreshing explosion of goodness, we recommend the Price’s orange & ginger boxed jar candle 400g. Whether it’s a gift for you or a little treat for someone else, this scent will help turn the house into a comforting festive paradise. It’s the ultimate winter warmer!


Partial to a sweet treat every now and again? Vanilla might just become your new go-to home fragrance this winter. Just the thing to evoke a pleasant, cosy atmosphere, there’s something super comforting about the smell of vanilla wafting through the air.

One of the best-smelling home fragrances on the market, elevate your mood this winter with the Pacifia Island vanilla diffuser 120ml. Wherever you choose to display this fabulous diffuser in your home, the lovely aesthetic and traditional smell of vanilla are sure to work wonders. Or, if you’d rather light a scented candle instead, the Jelly Belly vanilla candle pot is just the thing.


When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than unwinding with your feet up. Make your night in even better with the gorgeous smell of fig – the perfect blend of green and sweet-swelling aromas.

Renowned for its soothing crackling sound when burning, the WoodWick large candle fig is just what you need to emit this fantastic scent. With an impressive burn time of 130-180 hours, it’s sure to see you through every crisp winter evening this year. Get those cosy socks on, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and immerse yourself in this fabulous fragrance.

Cinnamon Spice

Can’t wait for Christmas to arrive? Fight off the winter blues and welcome the festivities into your home with a cinnamon spice candle or diffuser. Reminiscent of delicious goodies baking in the oven, this nostalgic scent is just the thing to help turn your home into a winter haven.

Made up of a delicious blend of apple spice, cinnamon and clove, the Shearer Candles Cinnamon Spice tinned candle is an excellent choice for filling your house with this aroma. Not only does it smell great, but this candle also comes in beautiful packaging and looks fabulous displayed on shelves and windowsills.

Love all things fragrance? Whether it’s fresh citrus notes or oriental spices, let us help you find your perfect scent.

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