9 scented candles that will bring the outdoors inside

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When the temperature drops below zero, it becomes much more difficult to find the wherewithal to go outside—even when you still crave the adventure of the great outdoors. For those lazy days when you’d rather not brave the frigid temperature, we suggest burning any number of evergreen scented candles that conjure the scent of a woodland thicket. From crushed fir needles to mountain pine, we’ve rounded up a plethora of crisp scented candles you can burn to make your interior smell like a walk through a coniferous forest.

Clarri Hill Evergreen Candle

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This timber-scented candle has top notes of bergamot and evergreen, middle notes of fresh balsam and pine and base scent notes of oakmoss, cedar and musk. This Toronto-based company hand pours their candles in small batches and each candle has a 50 hour burn time. Buy on Clarri Hill.

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Maple Tin Can Candle

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If you have fond memories of tasting fresh maple syrup at a backwoods sugar shack, this candle is for you.  The soy wax emits a sweet maple scent and the nostalgic tin fits in well with most cottage decor. Buy on

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Serendipity Candles Cottage Life

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Hand-poured in Collingwood, Ont., this Cottage Life scented Serendipity candle smells like a blend of “light floral scents and musk.” Burn this candle when you want to bring the relaxed atmosphere of the cottage home. Buy on

Mala Cabin Fever Candle

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Mala makes their handcrafted soy candles in Vancouver, BC and better yet, they plant a tree with every purchase. The Cabin Fever scent is an irresistible blend of citrus, cedar, and golden amber. Buy on Etsy. 

Green Envy Aromatherapy Candle

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The Green Envy winter forest aromatherapy candle is scented with essential oils made from crushed fir needles, pine and spruce. According to the makers, fir needle essential oil is known to banish muscle aches and arthritis; pine oil helps to reduce stress, and spruce oil works magic as a decongestant. Buy on Etsy.

Yankee Candle Evergreen Mist


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This musky, woodsy scented candle boasts an impressive 55 hour burn time. It smells like walking through an evergreen forest in the damp morning mist. Buy on Amazon.

Woodwick Trilogy Mountain Trail Candles

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This candle features a unique natural wick made from organic wood which crackles when it burns, mimicking the sound of a crackling open fire. It’s the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside when it’s too cold to build a campfire. Buy on Amazon.

Illume Noble Holiday Collection Balsam & Cedar

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This candle encased in a striking metal tin looks almost as beautiful as it smells. According to one five-star review, “this candle fills a large room with its wonderful scent within a couple of minutes.” Buy on Amazon. 

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96NORTH Winter Forest Soy Candle

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This large, 3-wick candle smells like a blend of fresh cut balsam fir, cedar, and pine needles. Bonus: the candle itself is totally vegan. Buy now on Amazon.

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