Puto Bumbong, Gingerbread + More: 10 Holiday-Themed Scented Candles to Shop Now
Fill your home with the warm, toasty scents of Christmas!
Holiday-Themed Scented Candles
(SPOT.ph) So you've got your festive tunes, Christmas decorations, and Media Noche feast all ready to go at home—it sounds, looks, and tastes like the holidays, but does it smell like it? Don't worry, we've got you covered: Below, we round up 10 Christmas-themed scented candles from local brands you can shop now. From toasty fragrances inspired by famous holiday treats to smoky scents that channel chillier places, you're sure to find one that'll put you in the Christmas spirit.
Puto Bumbong Soy Candle (P799) from Simoy ng Haraya
The toasty, fresh-off-the-coals scent of puto bumbong wafting in the air is always a sign that the holiday season has begun. In case you didn’t get to take part in your usual simbang gabi ritual or stop by your fave restaurant to order this beloved kakanin, you can at least still enjoy the smell thanks to Simoy ng Haraya’s Puto Bumbong Candle, which blends coconut, milk, and brown sugar. Their line of holiday scents also includes Bibingka, Buko Pandan, and Tsoknut Candles.
Noche Buena Candle (P450) from Saliw
No, this Noche Buena scented candle from Saliw won’t smell like all your Christmas dinner meals rolled into one. Its fragrance is inspired by a warm gingerbread cookie with notes of ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla that will soothe your senses and make you feel all warm and gooey inside. Fair warning: It might even make you crave more sweets than usual this Christmas!
Christmas Eve Candle (P570) from 11:11 Candles
If you love pumpkin spice anything, this Christmas Eve Candle from 11:11 would be perfect for your home this holiday season. The beeswax candle is scented with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a fragrance that’s sweet with a hint of warm smokiness—as soul-soothing as it is festive. They also have a Sweater Weather candle with notes of pine, cinnamon, and orange.
Mistletoe Kiss (P570) from Suma Home
Sorry to burst your bubble, folks, but kisses under the mistletoe will likely not be an option for most of us this Christmas. Don't worry, you can always get this Suma Home candle instead—its fresh scent composed of pine and berries will make you feel just as good (and probably require less commitment in the long run).
Christmas Spirit Candle (P570) from Two:AM Candle Co.
Not feeling the Christmas Spirit this year? This candle from Two:AM Candle Co. might just help you finally get it—literally. The minty, woody scent of eucalyptus along with smoky-sweet cypress and peppery pine will transport you to a chilly holiday destination and envelop you in a calming aroma all night long.
By The Cozy Fire Candle (P1,800/marble; P950/glass; P650/tin; P300/mini) from 23rd Street Candle Co.
The weather in the Philippines doesn’t exactly call for roaring fireplaces, but perhaps a freshly lit scented candle is as close as you can get—this one from 23rd Street Candle Co. is fittingly named By the Cozy Fire. A combination of apple, cinnamon, and mint, the fragrance brings about a toasty aroma that goes well with cozy sweaters, Christmas desserts, and perhaps Nat King Cole's version of "The Christmas Song" on loop.
Christmas Dough Candle (P700) from Lumi Candles
With notes of buttermilk, caramel, and vanilla, Lumi Candles’ Christmas Dough candle will make your home smell like freshly baked cookies. The holidays are all about festive feasts, so it only makes sense that your home fragrance smells as tasty as the food in your dinner spread!
Cozy Christmas Butterscotch (P180/travel tin; P250/glass; P820/cozy mason) from Soyphisticated Collection
Soyphisticated Collection's Cozy Christmas Butterscotch candle is all warmth and sugary goodness with a rich, caramel-like scent. The fragrance is inspired by Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, which has a distinct, buttery scent all around because of the Harry Potter-inspired butterbeer that you can get in the park. Their Cozy Christmas Collection also incudes scents like cinnamon, vanilla, peppermint, and lavender. Plus, you can opt to get the candle in a jar that's all dressed up in a knitted sleeve—it'll be like it's wearing its own little Christmas sweater.
Phoebe's Grandmas Cookies Candle (P580) from Halina
Any true Friends fan would immediately get the reference on this cute scented candle from Halina. The candle, which has a dark truffle Christmas cookie scent, is inspired by Phoebe Buffay’s grandmother’s cookies, which we all know are based on a "secret recipe" from a certain French friend—if you know, you know.
Christmas Garden Candle (P749) from Pahulay
This candle from Pahulay is inspired by the classic Christmas film Home Alone, particularly by the floral set design of Kevin McCallister’s home. It features cinnamon, patchouli, pink pepper, and rose for a mix of spiced, flowery, and musky scents that’s perfect for bundling up and having a holiday movie marathon.
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