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New This Autumn: Marmalade Gingerbread Candles Imagine walking into a cosy kitchen on a chilly autumn/winter morning, where the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread with...

New This Autumn: Marmalade Gingerbread Candles

Imagine walking into a cosy kitchen on a chilly autumn/winter morning, where the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread with sticky, tangy marmalade fills the air. That's the essence of our latest Marmalade Gingerbread fragrance - a delightful blend of warm, spicy gingerbread notes and zesty, citrusy marmalade. In this article, we'll look at Marmalade Gingerbread and why we think you’ll love the new Marmalade Gingerbread candles by Dundee Candle Works.

Why Marmalade Gingerbread Scented Candles?

Several months ago we stumbled across a dusty old recipe for marmalade gingerbread, and after trying our best to make it, we agreed the smell after baking was delicious, with the mix of orange and spices. So we set about trying to create a new candle which could recreate that warm autumnal/festive fragrance. Several months of development later and we have finally finished our new Marmalade Gingerbread scented candles!

What is Marmalade Gingerbread Fragrance?

Marmalade Gingerbread candles, similar to the baked festive treat, are a delightful combination of two classics - gingerbread and marmalade. Gingerbread is a traditional baked treat made with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other warm spices, while marmalade is a citrus preserve (from Dundee of course!) typically made from oranges, lemons, or other fruits. When blended, these fragrances create a harmony that evokes feelings of comfort, warmth, and nostalgia.

The Key Notes of Marmalade Gingerbread Candles

  1. Ginger: Brings a spicy, aromatic warmth to the fragrance. Its invigorating and uplifting properties create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere.
  2. Cinnamon: A staple in gingerbread recipes, cinnamon adds a warm and spicy dimension to the fragrance, enhancing its comforting qualities.
  3. Nutmeg: With its rich, woody aroma, nutmeg complements the ginger and cinnamon, adding depth and complexity to the scent.
  4. Marmalade: The zesty, citrusy notes of marmalade infuse the fragrance with a burst of freshness. The bright and tangy character of marmalade balances the sweetness of the gingerbread, creating a perfectly rounded scent profile.
  5. Vanilla: Often used in gingerbread recipes, vanilla adds a creamy, smooth undertone to the fragrance, elevating it to a luxurious level.

What Makes Marmalade Gingerbread a Great Scented Candle?

  1. Nostalgic and Comforting: The combination of gingerbread and marmalade evokes cherished memories of holiday baking and festive gatherings. The comforting aroma wraps you in a sense of nostalgia, making it an ideal fragrance for creating a cosy, inviting ambiance in the home.
  2. Seasonal Delight: Marmalade Gingerbread is especially popular during the autumn and winter months when the weather calls for warmth and comfort. It adds a festive touch to your home, making it feel like a winter wonderland.
  3. Balanced Complexity: The well-balanced blend of spicy, sweet, and citrusy notes in Marmalade Gingerbread candles creates a multi-layered scent experience. It is never overwhelming, making it enjoyable for a wide range of sophisticated scent lovers.
  4. Mood-Enhancing: The warm and uplifting properties of ginger and citrus are known to improve mood and reduce stress. Lighting a Marmalade Gingerbread scented candle can help create a serene and happy atmosphere.


The Marmalade Gingerbread candle provides a delightful scent that combines the best of both worlds - the comforting embrace of gingerbread and the invigorating zest of marmalade. Its ability to evoke feelings of nostalgia, its balanced complexity, and its mood-enhancing qualities make it an ideal fragrance choice for your home in the darker months. Embrace the understated charm of Marmalade Gingerbread candles and enjoy warm and nostalgic nights in comforting, traditional Scottish style.