If you're anything like us, you could spend hours sniffing Winter candles in the store . . . before getting overwhelmed by options and not committing to a single scent! To avoid this candle conundrum this year, we decided to do all the "hard work" for you. More than 20 members of the POPSUGAR team spent an afternoon testing out some of the most promising Winter candles on the market, giving our opinions on each and honestly describing their unique aromas. Because tastes vary so wildly when it comes to candles, it's nearly impossible to fairly rank them on a "best to worst" scale — so instead, here are opinions and descriptions from real people. Skip the hours in Nordstrom's home goods department this year and spend quality time with your loved ones instead, because we've got you covered.
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias