Save A Tree, Burn A Candle


Yeah, yeah, we get it—chestnuts roasting on an open fire is a sure olfactory marker of the holiday season. That's only if you happen to come across them, though. Does anyone roast chestnuts on an open fire these days? Certainly not in Manhattan, where those Nuts 4 Nuts guys and their cinnamon-crusted what-have-yous seem to have finally edged out seasonal chestnut roasters.

It's more likely that your holiday season smells like an evergreen tree. You probably woudn't drag a big ol' conifer up a staircase, down a corridor, and into an elevator year after year if not for its natural pine perfume, of which one whiff is enough to send your brainwaves into a synapitc rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." If you're not into the schlep but love the scent, Glossier HQ has a few ideas about which Christmas tree scented candle is best. Each one smells exactly how you want it to, so choose the one that suits your budget, living room decor, or fancy. They'll keep burning well past holiday expiration date—maybe you'll get a real tree again next year.

1. The one next to the peanut butter cups: Trader Joe’s Cedar Balsam Candle

Recommended by Pooja Parikh, Senior Manager, Planning

2. The one that always sells out: Ralph Lauren Holiday Candle

Recommended by Jaclyn Kotoch, Director, International Sales

3. The first option from Nest: Nest Birchwood Pine Candle

Recommended by Cindy Cheng, Senior Creative Project Manager, Offline

4. And the second: Nest Holiday Candle

Recommended by Amanda Lalan, Director, Real Estate Development & Construction

5. The one for the friend who only buy candles at Anthropologie: Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Jar Candle

Recommended by Jessica Ryan, Senior Logistics Manager

6. The one that Ashley loves: Thymes Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle

Recommended by Ashley Weatherford, Senior Editor

7. The budget classic: Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Jar Candle

Recommended by Kendall Latham, Senior Design Lead, Environmental

8. The new, elevated classic: DS & Durga Portable XMas Tree

Recommended by Roya Shariat, Social Impact Lead

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