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35 Fall Candles That Will Have You Dreaming of Leaf Piles and Pumpkin-Spice Everything

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Few seasons have a clear and obvious scent profile like autumn. Just one mention of the word “fall,” and we can practically taste the pumpkin pie 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, 35 of the best fall candles to burn now through the end of the year.

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1. Diptyque Feu De Bois/wood Fire Candle

  • Scent notes: Wood, fire, smoke
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

Diptyque candles may be 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 evokes all the feelings of sitting next to a roaring fire, sans any of the hard work usually involved.

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Nordstrom

2. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle

  • Scent notes: Ambrette, sea salt, sage
  • Total burn time: 45 hours

Looking to bring the Coastal grandmother trend into fall? This candle’s mix of ocean breeze and earthy sage will transport you to the shores of New England on a crisp October afternoon. Perfect for when the preferred beach attire isn’t a swimsuit but a chunky knit cardigan with loafers in hand.

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Voluspa

3. Voluspa Baltic Amber Glass Candle

  • Scent notes: Amber resin, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla
  • Total burn time: 100 hours

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 their own seasonally appropriate vibe. That, plus a 100-hour burn time, makes this a candle you can rely on from Labor Day all the way into winter.

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Walmart

4. Woodwick Hourglass Fireside Candle

  • Scent notes: Bergamot, amber, exotic woods, and musk.
  • Total burn time: 130 hours

These candles are known for their impressive 130 hour burn time, and this signature fragrance balances the natural scents of amber, vetiver and musk to perfectly capture the essence of a cozy evening by a warm fire. Plus, if its 1,839 ratings and 4.6 out of 5-star average tells us anything, it’s an essential for the holiday season.

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shopbop

5. Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Candle

  • Scent notes: Resin, hinoki, cardamom, jasmine, and moss
  • Total burn time: 50 hours

This warm, earthy candle is one of Boy Smells’ best-sellers, perhaps because of its calming 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.

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Nordstrom

6. Byredo Bibliothèque Candle

  • Scent notes: Peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

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 armchair.

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Sephora

7. Maison Margiela 'replica' By The Fireplace Candle

  • Scent notes: pink pepper, orange flower, clove oil, chestnut accord, guaiac wood oil, cade oil, vanilla accord, Peru balsam, and cashmeran
  • Total burn time: 40 hours

Aka the signature candle burning in the background of every trendsetter’s Instagram feed. This luxury candle is a fan-fave for a reason: Its woodsy notes of clove oil and chestnut are layered with orange flower and vanilla to bring the vision of a crackling fire to life.

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Snif

8. Snif Off The Grid Candle

  • Scent notes: Lily of the valley, moss, cypress, tuberose, cedar, cistus amber and sandalwood
  • Total burn time: 50 hours

Perfect for when you need to place your phone on Do Not Disturb mode, this candle’s warm, calming scent will take you to your happy place. Its blend of amber, lily, musk, and sandalwood creates an aura that’s so soothing, the brand will even let you test the scent for seven days before you buy it.

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Nordstrom

9. La Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle

  • Scent notes: Amber, cocoa, vanilla, cedar, spices, musk, sandalwood
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

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 cozy knits and a cup of something warm to sip on.

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10. P.f. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Candle

  • Scent notes: Lavender, sage and moss
  • Total burn time: 40-50 hours

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.

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Sephora

11. Maison Louis Marie Bois De Balincourt Candle

  • Scent notes: Sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, nutmeg, cinnamon, amber wood
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

Take a woodland hike through the forest without leaving the comforts of your home. This crisp candle fills a room with earthy vetiver notes—from sandalwood to spicy cinnamon nutmeg—that will make you feel like you’re surrounded by lush, autumnal foliage.

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Target

12. Threshold Designed With Studio Mcgee Clove And Black Currant Candle

  • Scent notes: Clove, black currant
  • Total burn time: 30 hours

This candle’s combination of cozy clove and woodsy black currant will evoke visions of October evenings spent snuggling under a flannel blanket. Not to mention its ultra-chic glass ribbed vessel that will look great on your nightstand.

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Anthropologie

13. Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle

  • Scent notes: Pumpkin, orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon
  • Total burn time: 70 hours

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 (and mood).

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Nordstrom

14. Nest New York Moroccan Amber Candle

  • Scent notes: Moroccan amber, star anise, sweet patchouli, bergamot, eucalyptus
  • Total burn time: 50-60 hours

If you’re already a fan of Voluspa’s Baltic Amber (which is number three 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.

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15. Tom Ford Fabulous Candle

  • Scent notes: Leather, tonka bean, sage
  • Total burn time: 40 hours

The name says it all. The vibrant scents in this designer candle make an instant statement. While sage and lavender act as aromatic foreplay, tonka bean and warm leather anchor the scent so your space reverberates with a warm glow.

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Anthropologie

16. Tocca Cleopatra Glass Candle

  • Scent notes: Amber, patchouli, vanilla musk, tuberose and grapefruit
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

Everything about this old-world-style candle is cozy, right down to its sweet and spicy scent. While its base is infused with warm amber and rich patchouli, it’s layered with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit for a sweet finish. The scent makes us feel like we’re swaddled in silk and the candle’s 60-hour burn time guarantees plenty of snuggly Sundays before you need a replacement.

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Nordstrom

17. Harlem Candle Company Ellington Luxury Candle

  • Scent notes: Bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, muguet, rose, lavender, patchouli, amber and musk
  • Total burn time: 80 hours

This complex candle gives off cinnamon and sage aromas to start, but as the wick burns its way towards the middle notes, it delivers a burst of fragrant florals that give way to a musky amber. Basically, it's like three candles packed into one jar.

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Target

18. Threshold Ginger Black Tea Candle

  • Scent notes: Ginger, tea tree, lemon, cardamom
  • Total burn time: 30 hours

Featured in a sleek, contemporary vessel, this candle delivers a woodsy, fall fragrance that reminds us of slow afternoons spent sipping a warm cup of tea on our porch after a rainstorm.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

19. Soh Melbourne Belvedere Candle

  • Scent notes: Tobacco and rose
  • Total burn time: 70 hours

According to SOH Melbourne, this candle is perfect for when you want to throw on a velvet jacket, turn on some Van Morrison and pour yourself an Aperitif. And if that glorious imagery doesn’t sell you on this number, perhaps the 70 hour burn time will.

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Amazon

20. Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle

  • Scent notes: Bergamot, plum, anise, leather, rum, vanilla
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

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 candle its distinctly fall flavor.

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Anthropologie

21. Anthropologie Pumpkin Spice Candle

  • Scent notes: pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla toffee
  • Total burn time: 15 hours

What is autumn 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.

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22. Soho Home Bassett Fig Verde Candle

  • Scent notes: Cassis, fig and amber
  • Total burn time: 45 hours

Turn your living room into a five-star hotel suite. Green figs, dried fruit and rose petals deliver a fresh, earthy scent inspired by evening strolls around the courtyard garden at Soho House Istanbul. Bonus: Each candle is hand-poured using a blend of mineral and vegetable waxes to provide an eco-friendly burn.

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Nordstrom

23. Votivo Aromatic Candle In Teak

  • Scent notes: Juniper, amber, pine, teakwood, spice, orris root, oakmoss
  • Total burn time: 50-60 hours

​​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.

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Anthropologie

24. Illume Boulangerie Espresso Candle

  • Scent notes: Coffee beans, dark cacao and patchouli
  • Total burn time: 35 hours

Nothing warms up a space and makes it feel homier 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.

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Amazon

25. Homesick Vermont Candle

  • Scent notes: Apple peel, maple, eucalyptus, cinnamon, baked pie crust
  • Total burn time: 60-80 hours

Whenever we think of fall, it’s usually the classic Vermont variety: filled with multi-colored leaves, freshly 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 reside.

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Nordstrom

26. Mala The Brand Fireside Candle

  • Scent notes: Black amber, musk, and lavender
  • Total burn time: 40 hours

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.

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Target

27. Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Apple Orchard Candle

  • Scent notes: Apple and spice
  • Total burn time: 57 hours

Light and crisp, we love that this candle gives off a cozy autumnal scent without being too overpowering. Plus, it comes in a speckled ceramic jar that will look fabulous on display with your seasonal decor.

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Outdoor Fellow

28. Outdoor Fellow No.8 Sandalwood + Pine Needle Scented Candle

  • Scent notes: Pine needle, sandalwood, juniper berry
  • Total burn time: 40-50 hours

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.

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Bloomingdales

29. Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle

  • Scent notes: Pumpkin, spice, chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon
  • Total burn time: 50-60 hours

Made with highly refined wax that helps achieve a crisper fragrance and a longer burn time, this gives any space a cozy fall touch with its warm blend of spice and pumpkin scents.

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Anthropologie

30. Terrain Linnea Cashmere Candle

  • Scent notes: Herbal patchouli, vanilla, lime
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

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.

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Paddywax

31. Paddywax Candles Pomegranate + Spruce Candle

  • Scent notes: Pomegranate, pine, cinnamon
  • Total burn time: 56 hours

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.

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32. Otherland Core Collection Kindling Candle

  • Scent notes: Alaskan cedar, smoky embers, incense
  • Total burn time: 55 hours

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.

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Nordstrom

33. Byredo Bohemia Candle

  • Scent notes: Opopanax, rum, geranium, labdanum, rosemary
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

If you’re wondering what the heck opopanax is, let alone what it smells like, you’re in good company. Opopanax is 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 de-stress just by inhaling its scent.

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Target

34. Being Frenshe Reset Candle In Cashmere Vanilla

  • Scent notes: Vanilla, jasmine rice, amber and musk
  • Total burn time: 45 hours

From a wellness brand that formulates all of its products with mood-boosting scent technology, this candle wraps you in a cashmere vanilla blanket that’s just as soothing as it is sweet.

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35. Aromaology Brown Sugar Fig Candle

  • Scent notes: Fresh fig, cedar, coconut milk, musk
  • Total burn time: 60 hours

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.


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