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We asked you what your favourite candles are for cosy nights in

Light ‘em up.

“JESUS, THE EVENINGS don’t be long getting dark!”

Have you found yourself getting re-accustomed with your slippers and your oil bill? As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, people have been forced to find other ways to “burn it up”.

Candles. I’m talking about candles.

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Candles are great for several reasons:

  • They provide light without using electricity (plus, everyone looks good in candelight.)
  • They can make a room smell like literally anything. If you can think of it, there’s probably a candle of it.
  • Owning them makes you seem like you have your shit together, even when you don’t (bonus point if you actually light them as opposed to just lining them up on your dresser.) put a call out on Twitter and in the office for the best of the bunch – here’s all the candles you recommended.

Crop soy candles in ‘Gorse’ (Designist, €16)

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Crop candles in cork do a gorse candle which sounds mad but is actually lovely!”

Yankee Candle in ‘Soft Blanket’ (Homestore and More, €28)


Yankee Candle Soft Blanket is the most calming thing ever.”

Aldi Pomegranate Noir glass candle (Aldi, €5)


Aldi candles are really like the Jo Malone ones and are also fab!”

IKEA Sinnlig Vanilla candle (IKEA, €1)


Why spend €30+ on a big Candle that doesn’t really give off a smell until you blow it out when you can spend a quid on a stack of IKEA ones that actually work?”

Yankee Candle in ‘Christmas Eve’ (Candlemania, €24)


If I’m having a shite day I will light the Christmas Eve one just to feel better.”

Yankee Candle in ‘Killamanjaro Stars’ (Boots, €26)


This candle smells like a sexy man.”

Max Benjamin in ‘French Linen Water’ (Max Benjamin, €24.95)


Max Benjamin makes me feel like a super fancy lady.”

Diptyque (Brown Thomas, between €28 and €150)


These are worth the splurge, in my opinion!”

The White Company ‘Seychelles’ candle (The White Company, €26)



This is a really beautiful candle.”

Neom Organics London candles (Arnotts, between €15.20 and €43.20)


These smell amazing – you can get them in Arnotts!”

Dunnes Stores Paul Costelloe Living Leopard Print Tumbler (Dunnes, €15)


The Dunnes Paul Costello pomegranate one is my fave.”

RHS Lavender Scented Candle Glass (Amazon, £8.95)


Got a Royal Horticultural Society one at TK Maxx in English Lavender for a fiver and went back to buy two more, it’s so relaxing.”

Soilse Candle Company in ‘Connemara Mist’ (eStreet, €19.95)


This is a lovely Irish one!”

Yankee Candle in ‘White Chocolate Bunnies’ (Boots, €30)


If a White Chocolate Bunnies Yankee Candle cracked me on the head and led to my untimely death I wouldn’t even mind.”

Bath And Body Works White Barn candle in ‘Mahogany Teakwood’ (Bath And Body Works, $24.50 – order through AddressPal or check eBay)


This bad boy here makes your room smell like there’s an incredibly sexy person hiding somewhere in your room – but not in a creepy way.”

Ratbornes / Beyond The Pale Dublin Tea Rose, Oud and Patchouli scented candle (Rathbornes, €36)


Rathbornes – Tea rose, oud and patchouli… It’s unreal!”

Damselfly candles (Muse Boutique, €50)


These are lovely too - they have multiple scent layers in them so you get a few different ones in each candle.”

Aldi Scentcerity Moonflower & Amber (eBay, £7.95)

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I bought this for my boyfriend’s mam and wish I’d kept it for myself!”

Dunnes Stores Helen James Considered Two Wick candle in ‘Root Ginger’ (Dunnes, €20)


The ginger candle from Dunnes – it’s so aggressively fragrant. J’adore.”

Clean Slate candle in ‘Espresso & Coconut’ (Scout, €19.95)


They are all gorgeous but at the moment the Espresso & Coconut is my favourite. Irish made and soy wax too.”

Jane Darcy candles (Jane Darcy, €30)


Jane Darcy is a fab brand, and they’re Irish!”

Yankee Candle in ‘Fluffy Towels’ (Arnotts, €25.46)


Fluffy towel Yankee candle. What a smell that is.”

La Bougie ‘Mission Fig’ candle (La Bougie, €25)


La Bougie, Mission fig. Or else their sea salt and honeysuckle one. They’re made in Cork. Beautiful candles.”

Max Benjamin ‘Grapefruit and Pomelo’ scented candle (Max Benjamin, €24.95)


Max Benjamin Grapefruit is v lush.”

Skandinavisk ‘Hygge’ candle (Skandinavisk, €35)


This has notes of tea, strawberry, rose and mint – cosy and floral without being sickly sweet.”

Rituals candle in ‘The Ritual of Dao’ (Arnotts, €19.50)


This Rituals one is so fab!”

Yankee Candle in ‘Autumn Glow’ (Candle Warehouse, €22.95)


I’m a basic Yankee candle bitch and I love some Autumn Glow.”

Yankee Candle in ‘Clean Cotton’ (Candle Warehouse, €19.95)


I’m very partial to Clean Cotton, not going to lie.”

The Handmade Soap Company in ‘Lemongrass & Cedarwood’ (The Handmade Soap Company, €15.95)


Locally made, smells clean and fresh but doesn’t get oppressive after a while, and is not like… oppressively gendered as a scent which I love!” 

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