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Our top tip to make your home feel infinitely chicer in less than 10 seconds? Light a beautiful candle.

Not only do candles cast an ambient light, but are one of the best ways to infuse your space with fragrance, whether that’s something clean and fresh or syrupy and sweet.

With winter in full swing, the timing to build out your collection couldn’t be better. So below we’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of new season candles for every taste, budget and mood. Shop below.

Diptyque Citronelle Candle, $89. SHOP NOW

We might still be in the thick of winter here in Australia, but Diptyque’s limited Citronelle Candle is like summer in soy wax form. It marries verbena, neroli and orange blossom – as well as mosquito-repelling citronella – to fill the air with a zesty sweetness. The hand-painted vessel by artist Matthieu Cossé is another chic detail, reuse it to store trinkets once the candle burns through.

Glasshouse Heavy Petal, $55. SHOP NOW

When it comes to luxurious home fragrance at a reasonable price point, it’s difficult to top Glasshouse. Heavy Petal is a limited scent that’s deep and smoky – patchouli, tulip, spices and lavender – but topped with lemon for a burst of freshness. It’s sumptuous and oh so sophisticated – burn it at your next dinner party.

Jo Malone wood sage and sea salt candle, $110. SHOP NOW

Those who love the salty sweetness of Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt fragrance can now infuse it into their home. Unlike typical coastal scents, this one serves up notes of driftwood, mineral-rich seaweed, ambrette and smoky sage.

Lola james harper 62 THE DA ROSA EPICIERIE CANDLE, $79. SHOP NOW

Inspired by the famed Saint-Germain restaurant of the same name, Da Rosa épicerie is a smoky floral that’s beautifully addictive. While it is rose forward, the flowery sweetness is tempered with peppery, spicy notes – so it’s perfect for those who want a little bit of everything.

Flamingo Estate Roma heirloom tomato candle, $75. shop now

Los Angeles born Flamingo Estate just launched into Meccam and with is comes this Heirloom Tomato candle (a product that was named by Oprah as one of her favourite things). Juicy, sweet and aromatic, it smells like an Italian garden at the height of summer – big yes from us.

Diptyque Anti-Odour Candle with Basil, $95. SHOP NOW

Have you ever seen a chicer way to eliminate kitchen or bathroom odours? We think not! Diptyque’s new anti-odour candle smells herby and green (think mint and basil) and works to remove less-than-ideal smells from the air. Put one in the kitchen and laundry for good measure.

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