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Five of the best scented candles

Light up your life, well, your living room at least. Here’s five of the best scented candles in Berkshire. Perfect for gifts and, er, selfish spoiling. It is Christmas.


Literati & Light's Magical Lands Collection

Luxury candles (made in Newbury) with a fragrance inspired by great books. Narnia is one of Literati & Light's new Magical Lands Collection and is blend of Turkish Delight, pine and snow. Wrap up in faux fur and disappear through your wardrobe to a covered forest with full of talking animals and mythical beasts. The perfect Christmas escape. Also available in Wonderland and Rivendell.

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Humos Clear Cut Crystal Candle

Make way, super-luxe candle coming through. This Humos gem is seriously swish – a four-wick Waterford Crystal bowl filled with soy wax and pure essential oils. The light from this will make your home look like Studio 54 in slo-mo. Based in Caversham, Humos scent designer Gabriel De Caravalho's 18 fragrances have been created to boost healing and relaxation. Perfect for frazzled festive friends.

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House Of Bluebell Silver Collection

Hopping just over the border to South-Oxon. House of BlueBelle's candles are handmade in small batches, hand-poured and hand-finished using blended aromatic and essential oils, sourced from suppliers who support Fairtrade. Chris Evans is a fan, the candles were taken home by guests of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and they have been featured in Vogue. The Crimbo Silver Collection is lush.

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Priddy Essentials Christmas Candle

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas… Fill your home with scent of festive spices with this beautifully packaged and lovingly handmade Christmas scented candle from Priddy Essentials. Available from The Corner Shop in Woolhampton, the candle comes in a ceramic jar. Light it up and fool the fam you've been busy making mulled wine rather than just drinking it. Pop into the shop or contact The Corner Shop for delivery.

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Apothenie Premium Collection

A family biz based in Binfield, Apothenie offers a range of carefully curated scented candles using only EcoSoya vegetable based wax, a clean burning cotton wick and 100% natural essential oils, all presented in a luxury glass jar, which can be refilled. There are seven fragrances and one fragrance free for those who love a candle without the whiff. We're loving Forest of Wilds with its earthy blend of Lemongrass, Cedarwood and Balsam fir.

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