I am going to mention the "C" word, yes Christmas!  With just 41 sleeps to go before the big man visits, there is no escaping the endless songs and decorations that surround us in the shops at this time of year.

If you are not already in the festive spirit, then one of Shearers christmas themed candles might just get you there. Candles have become a big favourite in our homes in recent years, and the Glasgow-based company have launched a winter fayre range inspired by favourite warm and spiced Christmas and winter flavours.

One of the many wonderful smells of the festive season is mulled wine, and if this is your tipple for the festive season, Shearer's Mulled Wine candle might be right up your street.

Each candle burns for an average of 40 hours, and it is recommended you burn for no more than three and a half hours per day. I am not a great fan of mulled wine, but this candle was not too overpowering.  It had the lovely aroma of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon, and certainly added the Christmas touch to my living room.

The scents include Candy Cane, Salted Caramel, Amaretto Biscotti and Gingerbread.

Mulled Wine Scented Candle - Shearers Candles, £8 www.shearer-candles.com