The ultimate in frivolous treats, these highly perfumed candles make excellent gifts – but once in a while we suggest you spoil yourself with a bit of candle wax that probably costs more than your council tax. Go on, you’re worth it.

Lime Basil and Mandarin, Jo Malone, Jasmine and Mint, Jo Malone, French Lime Blossom, Jo Malone

Lime Basil and Mandarin, £39, White Jasmine and Mint, £39, French Lime Blossom, £39, all by Jo Malone available at

Botany Ambiance: Mint and Jasmine, Pañpuri, Harrods, Enchantment,  NEOM Luxury Organics, Botany Ambiance:  Mandarin and Lemongrass, Pañpuri, Harrods

Botany Ambiance: Mint and Jasmine by Pañpuri, £59.95, available at Harrods, Enchantment by NEOM Luxury Organics, £42, available at, Botany Ambiance: Mandarin and Lemongrass by Pañpuri, £59.95, available at Harrods

Tuberose, Papillon Rouge, Green Tea, Papillon Rouge, Forget Me Not, Papillon Rouge, Harrods

Tuberose, £44.95, Green Tea, £159, Forget Me Not, £89.95, all by Papillon Rouge, available at Harrods

Dalia Absinthe, Dayna Decker, Kashmir Vanille, Dayna Decker, Harrods, Cierge Camee Snow, Cire Trudon, Selfridges

Dalia Absinthe, £67.95, Kashmir Vanille, £67.95 , both by Dayna Decker, available at Harrods, Cierge Camee Snow by Cire Trudon, £80, available at Selfridges


– Photography: Justin van Vliet

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