Anecdote Candles’ Holiday Scents Are the Most Realistic Ones You’ll Find All Season

published Dec 16, 2021
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Seasonal candles are a time-honored tradition around the holidays, but sometimes all the merriment doesn’t *quite* represent the actual mood you’re in, especially when dealing with unexpected situations like treacherous winter weather, navigating a “wingman” at a festive soirée, and a change of plans.

Enter the Anecdote Candles Holiday Collection ($34 for each tumbler, $14 for each tin, or all six tumblers for $190), which includes six seasonal scents to fit any mood ahead of this year’s festivities. “’Tis the season to spread the joy and throw some shade,” the company writes on its main page, inviting shoppers to “make your holidays a little extra this year.”

Each hand-poured candle comes in a shiny gold 9-ounce holiday tumbler with a burn time of up to 70 hours, or 3.4-ounce travel tins with a burn time of up to 25 hours if you need to strike a cozy seasonal mood when you’re on the go. And each scent name fits the brand’s signature humor, with tons of kitsch that make them perfect gifts for yourself and your loved ones who might not necessarily be in the jolliest of spirits this year.

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Aprés Ski a spruce and cypress blend which the brand says smells like “evergreens and after parties,” and it will be perfect for making your home feel like a cabin on the slopes.

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Calling all social butterflies! Winter Social smells like “champagne toasts and mistletoe mistakes.” It's a a sparkling berries and white woods scent perfect for any frequent partygoer.

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The black currant and amber Mistletoe candle smells, funnily enough, "like a silent wingman."

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Snow Day is a great candle for a day spent inside; it's a blend of brown sugar and sandalwood that “smells like a change of plans and a cup of cocoa.”

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For your coworker friend who always gravitates toward mulled wine at the holdiay office party, give them the gift of Spiked & Spiced, which smells like friendly pours and holiday cheer.

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And last but not least, Midnight Moonlight, a plum and sandalwood scent, “smells like repeat resolutions and wishful thinking.” Burn it while manifesting your goals and ambitions for 2022.

Each coconut-soy wax candle comes packaged in a foil-stamped box for easy gifting, and all of the brand’s offerings are hand-poured with natural ingredients and are free of additives, dyes, or preservatives. Cotton core wicks and phthalate-free fragrance oils make for a clean burn, and the long burn time means they’ll last throughout the holiday season — long after that wingman is but a distant memory in your mind.