Burn baby burn
COSY CHRISTMAS NIGHTS CALL FOR A SEASONAL NEW FLAME. RELIGHT YOUR FIRE WITH ONE OF THESE BEAUTIES…
COMING IN from the cool (yes, Dubai’s temperature drops too) and lighting your favourite wick is practically medicinal in the winter months. Which explains why Net-aPorter notices a seasonal 180 per cent spike of scented candle sales during December. “Candles are part of our armour against winter,” explains Tom Daxon, Founder and Creative Director of his eponymous fragrance brand. “The trick to making them last is to burn them for two hours on the first lighting.” This way, the wax will melt into a pool all the way to the edge, encouraging an even burn. “Also, before each burn, trim the wick to about 5mm to stop the flame from being too strong, preventing that black smoke.” To help you choose your perfect match, we’ve collated the most moreish Christmas candles, from warming spicy scents to sophisticated foral blends. Enjoy.
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE With hints of Chai tea spices, Byredo’s candle, Dhs208, brings a heady warmth to your living room. HOP TO IT Be still our beautybeating hearts! Not only does No.22 offer bespoke embossing on its extremely Instagrammable ceramic candles, Dhs153, but it has just launched woodlandthemed accessories to boot, at Dhs102 each FROSTY FIND Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a Jo Malone festive candle, and this year’sWhite Moss & Snowdrop Deluxe edition, Dhs485, is all powdery snow, fresh moss and warming amber. GUCCI GARDEN Presented in white porcelain and inspired by prints from the archive, Gucci's Herbosum, medium Herbarium butterfly candle, Dhs1,653, captures the scent of aromatic plants peppered with basil, lemongrass and tomato.We'll take two.