30 Fall Candles That Will Have You Dreaming of Leaf Piles and Pumpkin-Spice Everything
Few times of year have a clear and obvious scent profile quite like autumn. Just one mention the word “fall” and we can practically taste the pumpkin pie and mulled apple cider and feel the cozy warmth of our favorite coats. So it’s no wonder we’re suckers for a scented candle inspired by the best season (yeah, we said it). Here, 30 of the best fall candles to burn now all the way through the end of the year.
1. Voluspa Japonica Baltic Amber Large Embossed Glass Jar Candle
Scent notes: Amber resin, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla
Yes, those notes of amber and cedar have us envisioning cozy fall afternoons on the couch, but the golden-hued votive and patterned fire-safe lid also give off a strong autumnal vibe. That, plus a 100-hour burn time, makes this a candle you can rely on from Labor day all the way into winter.
2. Diptyque Feu de Bois/Wood Fire Candle
Scent notes: Wood, fire, smoke
Diptyque candles may be rather pricy, but there’s a reason the brand has such a cult following—the scents are luxurious and powerful enough to fill a room (without being overwhelming). This particular one, Feu de Bois, evokes all the feelings of sitting next to a roaring fire, sans any of the hard work usually involved.
3. Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Candle
Scent notes: Resin, hinoki, cardamom, jasmine, and moss
This warm, earthy candle is one of Boy Smells’s best-sellers, perhaps because of the calming and relaxing qualities of hinoki, a type of cypress tree most often found in Japan. It’s also a PureWow favorite, with multiple editors recommending it as a cold-weather must-have to brighten any room.
4. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle
Scent notes: Apple and spice
Light and crisp, we love that this candle gives off a cozy autumnal fragrance without being too overpowering. Plus, it's made with renewable ingredients like soy and vegetable wax and comes in a reusable glass jar.
5. Votivo Aromatic Candle in Teak
Scent notes: Juniper, amber, pine, teakwood, spice, orris root, oakmoss.
The delicate orange hue of the wax only adds to the strong autumnal vibes of this musky candle. It won’t take long for the orris root and teakwood to fill a room (30 minutes tops) but as one reviewer notes, “The Teak candle smells like a sexy man.” So, you might want to keep it lit for a little while longer.
6. Paddywax Candles Pomegranate + Spruce Candle
Scent notes: Pomegranate, pine, cinnamon
Many fall candles involve rich, heady scents to balance the bracing cold weather, but not this bright little light. It features bright, crisp pomegranate and fresh spruce, instead, for a more buoyant, seasonal smell.
7. Harlem Candle Company Renaissance Ellington Luxury Candle
Scent notes: Bergamot, cinnamon, sage, lily of the valley, rose, lavender, patchouli, amber and musk
This complex candle gives off cinnamon and sage aromas to start, but as the wick burns its way towards the middle notes, it deliver a burst of fragrant florals that give way to a musky amber. Basically, it's like three candles packed into one jar.
8. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle
Scent notes: Ambrette, sea salt, sage
The mix of ocean breeze and earthy sage will transport you to the shores of New England on a crisp October afternoon, when the preferred beach attire isn’t a swimsuit but a chunky knit cardigan with loafers in hand.
9. Aurelie Large Glass Jar Candle
Scents: Pumpkin and vanilla
Good enough to eat, this smells exactly like pumpkin pie but instead of it being on your plate, it's in a gorgeous jar that will brighten up your coffee table.
10. Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle
Scent notes: Pumpkin, spice, chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon
Made with highly refined wax that helps achieve a better fragrance and a longer burn time, this gives any space a cozy fall touch with its warm blend of spice and pumpkin scents.
11. Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle
Scent notes: Bergamot, plum, anise, leather, rum, vanilla
You may associate the sweet scent of rum with sunny Caribbean islands, but it’s the savory mix of spices and creamy vanilla tones that give this particular fragrance its distinctly fall flavor.
12. Byredo Bibliothèque Candle
Scent notes: Peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla
We imagine this library-inspired light is reminiscent of Ron Burgundy’s home, which, as you might remember from Anchorman, features many leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany. The fruity top notes of Byredo’s Bibliothèque add a touch of freshness to heavier leather and patchouli, leaving you with a candle that captures the joy of cracking open a new book and settling into a worn leather armchair.
13. Homesick Pumpkin Picking Candle
Scent notes: Pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, clove
What is September, October or November without the lingering scent of pumpkin everywhere you go? Now, even if you can’t get yourself over to the local pumpkin patch, at least your home can smell like you’re there.
14. Otherland Core Collection Kindling Candle
Scent notes: Alaskan cedar, smoky embers, incense
We’re longtime fans of Otherland thanks to the brand’s commitment to super-clean materials and deliciously aromatic candles, so it's no surprise that we love this one. Its mixture of cedar and smoky fragrances smell more like you're sitting fireside while camping in the woods instead of on your couch at home. We’ll take two, thanks.
15. Brooklyn Candle Studio Catskills Escapist Candle
Scent notes: Cedar, cypress, and juniper
Take a woodland hike through the Catskill mountains without leaving the comforts of your home. Infused with essential oils and made from 100 percent soy wax, this crisp candle surrounds you with fresh pine aromas from an eco-friendly burn.
16. Nest New York Moroccan Amber Candle
Scent notes: Moroccan amber, star anise, sweet patchouli, bergamot, eucalyptus
If you’re already a fan of Voluspa’s Baltic Amber (which is number one on this list), you’ll likely enjoy this NYC-made candle too. The fragrance is a bit more delicate (great for those who don’t like anything overpowering), but with all the warmth and spice of a Christmas market.
17. Homesick Vermont Candle
Scent notes: Apple peel, maple, eucalyptus, cinnamon, baked pie crust
Whenever we think of fall, it’s usually the classic Vermont variety—multi-colored leaves, fresh baked apple pie, lots of flannel and mulled cider. Luckily, this hand-poured candle uses all of those as inspiration, so go ahead and light up, sit back and enjoy your New England autumn, no matter where you really reside.
18. Aromaology Brown Sugar Fig Candle
Scent notes: Fresh fig, cedar, coconut milk, musk
Aromaology is one of our favorite Black-owned Etsy shops, thanks in large part to owner Daisy Kimbro’s bright and yummy candles. The combination of fig and cedar strikes a beautiful balance between tart and savory scents.
19. Byredo Bohemia Candle
Scent notes: Opopanax, rum, geranium, labdanum, rosemary
If you’re wondering what the heck opopanax is, let alone what it smells like, you’re in good company. Opopanax is actually a type of gum resin derived from a Greek plant and its scent is reminiscent of sweet balsamic. It has healing and medicinal uses when applied topically (that said, please don’t apply the wax of this candle to your skin) but it can also help you relax and de-stress just by inhaling its scent.
20. Outdoor Fellow No.8 Sandalwood + Pine Needle Scented Candle
Scent notes: Pine needle, sandalwood, juniper berry
Sandalwood and pine give this candle a woody base, while the juniper berry adds a hit of tart freshness. Don’t blame us if you suddenly find yourself craving regular weekend hikes while burning this baby.
21. Bath & Body Works Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla Candle
Scent notes: Ground cinnamon, sugar, tahitian vanilla bean
Spicy yet sweet and oh-so delicious, this tempting candle smells as good as biting into a freshly baked cookie tastes.
22. Illume Boulangerie Espresso Candle
Scent notes: Coffee beans, dark cacao and patchouli
Nothing warms up a space and makes it feel more homey than the smell of freshly brewed coffee. This mini candle smells just like a cup of your fave morning brew (with hints of dark chocolate and almond milk), so you can keep enjoying coffee time, long after you’ve finished sipping your drink.
23. Candlessentials Brown Sugar & Fig Scented Coconut Wax Candle
Scent notes: Amber, fig, brown sugar
Turn your home into full on bakery. Caramelized brown sugar and sweet fig deliver a yummy, sweet scent that allude to freshly baked goods in the oven. And, the candle's box is woven with seeds, so you can plant them in your garden and enjoy wildflowers year round.
24. Mala the Brand Fireside Candle
Scent notes: Black amber, musk, and lavender
Get cozy with this guy that smells (and sounds) just like you're wrapped up in a blanket, sitting next to a bonfire. The wood wick delivers delightful crackles as it burns and the woodland fragrance instantly warms up your space.
25. Linnea’s Lights Cashmere Candle
Scent notes: Herbal patchouli, vanilla, lime
Reviewers insist this hand-poured, small batch candle smells like a cozy afternoon. In fact, it’s almost as luxurious as being wrapped in an actual cashmere blanket.
26. Homesick San Francisco Candle
Scent notes: Coffee, chocolate, sea wave, iris, clove
San Francisco may not be the first thing to pop into your head when you think about the season that comes after summer, but a combination of nutty coffee, deep chocolate and crisp ocean breezes will certainly evoke visions of October evenings spent snuggling under a flannel blanket.
27. SOH Melbourne Mr. Moss Candle
Scent notes: Moss, wood, vetiver, smoke
Who is this Mr. Moss, you ask? According to SOH Melbourne, “Mr. Moss is a man who has his open fire roaring in the log cabin. A sense of sophistication fills the air.” And if that glorious imagery doesn’t sell you on this number, we don’t know what will.
28. La Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle
Scent notes: Amber, cocoa, vanilla, cedar, spices, musk, sandalwood
This particular scent from La Labo is a timeless and popular choice, both as a candle and in perfume form. We think it works best when combined with fall leaves, cozy knits and a cup of something warm to sip on.
29. Hive & Wick Ceramic Candle
Scent notes: Tea leaves, eucalyptus blend, peppermint
Hand-poured into a pretty ceramic jar, this candle delivers a fresh, fall fragrance that reminds us of slow afternoons spent sipping a warm cup of tea on our porch after a rainstorm.
30. P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Candle
Scent notes: Lavender, sage and moss
Escape to the mountains (sans a grueling hike) with the fragrant moss and sage scent of this candle. Plus, the apothecary-inspired jar gives your living room a warm autumnal touch.