Every year….. for the past 5 years…. I have given you my top “Holiday” or “Christmas” candle picks here on www.fabulous365.com. What makes for a “top” pick? It must have that authentic Holiday scent and have nothing that could resemble anything faux or waxy. The NEST candle has notes of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla & amber. Ralph Lauren’s elegant holiday candle is scented with blends of evergreen, red currant and juniper berry.
I have spent the past 25 years seeking these scents….and the Nest and Ralph Lauren Holiday candles are as close as I have found…. to the perfect Christmas scent.
Before you strike that match…. I have a candle warning…. this is very real and very important information that everyone should know.
Many scented candles emit volatile organic compounds…. VOCs…. these VOCs are toxins that can disrupt the central nervous system. Frequent exposure can cause depression, brain fog and fatigue. Look for VOC free or Soy Based candles…. and if have a favorite that does have VOCs…. please use on a limited basis.
Nest and Ralph Lauren Holiday Candle
I vote for the Ralph Lauren candle as it smells like a fresh tree is in the room!
Awww Laura you hit the nail right on the head!!! My All-time favorite, can’t live without candle, starting in September is the Nest pumpkin Chai and as we move into season of course the Gorgeous red felt box that holds Christmas in a jar!!! Umm umm delecious !!
And I thank you for the toxic info on them, because I burn them for hours and I’ve noticed it effects my pooch, so I’m no longer keeping them lit too long. Thx luv
Wow! I had no idea about the VOC’s!!! I burn candles all the time. I need to start paying attention to that!! I do love a holiday scented candle!!
I am always looking for a good smelling holiday candle! They are really hard to find. They smell good in the jar, but when you burn them, they don’t smell at all! I will have to look into these two brands!
These sound wonderful! Are they expensive?
Nest also has reed diffusers that smell really good too! I get mine at Sephora! The candles are in the $30-$40 range.
I had no idea candles put out a toxin. But thinking about it, it does make perfect sense.
Very interesting information on the VOC’s! Good to know! I love my candles! Also remember to blow them out before leaving the house or going to bed! 😉
I love Nest candles! I had the Nest Orange Blossom candle and OMG did it smell good!! They last a long time too! I’ll have to check out the holiday ones!
I love candles! I only use soy candles because of those nasty toxins! We have animals in the house and the hubby has bad asthma, so we can’t have regular candles burning.
These would be great holiday gifts! Thanks!
I would love to try one of these. I don’t burn many candles, but this sounds like it would make my house smell yummy!!
I had no idea about the VOCs! Thanks so much for sharing.
Love Nest!!! Such a great candle.
Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve had other Nest candles but not this one. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon but it’s worth trying!
I didn’t even know RL made candles!! Can’t wait to pick this one up! Thanks for sharing the info on VOCs, I had no idea!! Learning lots today 🙂
Holiday candles are my favorite! I need to stock up on these so I can have Christmas all year! Xoxo
Love these pictures! You look beautiful! So cozy 🙂
$40 for a candle seems a little outrageous. Is it really worth the money? How long do they last?
What a great gift idea. Everyone loves candles!
Learning about the toxins that can be emitted from candles is a little bit scary. But, like they say, everything in moderation!!
You do know the scent of Christmas! The candle you gave me is my favorite one and has a special place in my home!