Our annual scented candle roundup is back by popular demand. And this time… it’s the autumn edition. Few things are as delicious, warming, and comforting as a sweet array of fall candles, they really set the perfect seasonal scene. It’s everything you never knew you always wanted.
We’ve got sandalwood, spice, everything nice… even a few sexy tobacco notes for you rock and roll types.
With summer behind us, it’s time to start thinking about upping the cozy cold season feels in our homes, and these candles are an easy way to do it. They instantly make any space feel hygge and get me in the spirit to spend a weekend afternoon baking fall treats (then eating them under a soft blanket with a movie.)
It’s going to get cold out there soon, so do yourself a favor and invest in one of these comforting candles that will give your entire home instant seasonal vibes. And has there ever been a better time to draw a bath lit by flickering candlelight and just stay in? Shop our picks below for all the best smelling candles we can’t wait to burn this season.
This Boy Smells Cedar Stack candle smells like a crisp fall day, complete with notes of sawdust and white musk.
This candle is perfect for cozy nights at home. Pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil, and chestnut come together to evoke that feeling of a warm, crackling fireplace. Just add a chunky blanket and a good book for the perfect night in.
Not only does this fall candle come in a cute jar, but it also smells of white pumpkin, sweet gingersnap, and whipped vanilla. Yum!
This black jar with a wooden lid brings a rustic-chic vibe to your space, and the scent is a perfect mix of woodsy and floral. Plus that price point for the quality can’t be beaten.
With its stylish packaging and a blend of holiday-inspired scents, this candle smells like the holidays in a jar. Think pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and amber). Although a heftier price tag, NEST candles are famous for their cosmetic-grade wax, which delivers a longer burn time than most.
This is one of those fall candles that (like all the others from this brand) subtly perfume the entire room, even when it’s not burning. This one is dark, moody, and yes—extremely sexy—with notes of spicy nutmeg, frankincense, oud, sandalwood, and cedar.
Imagine a tranquil hike in the woods of the Catskill Mountains after an autumn rainstorm, as your feet crunch atop fallen pine needles and the fresh air is flecked with the scent of cedar, cypress, and juniper. That’s this candle in a nutshell. Made in Brooklyn, New York with 100% soy wax for an eco-friendly clean burn.
If “how good it smells” factors heavily into your choice of Christmas tree, you probably know that Frasier Firs are the best of the best. This paraffin wax candle will trick your nose into believing it’s the real thing, and it offers a seriously impressive 50-hour burn time, too. The holidays have arrived early.
With a name like this, you know the Opalhouse Cozy NightsCandle is going to be good. And for only $10, you can burn this for hours without the guilt. I’ve stocked up on four for the holiday season and love having one burning in every room.
Be it masculine or grungy, the Teakwood & Tobacco Candle imbues your home with a slow-burning scent of leather, teak, and orange to give it that edge you carry around so proudly.
For the holiday hostess, this candle tells a story through its scent, imparting a nostalgic anecdote and aroma for the season. The woodsy “hometown road trip” smell captures an essence of old traditions and familiar faces—pine, birch, and fir are spiced with clove buds.
Take in that orchard-fresh apple cider scent with this sweet, crisp, and slightly spicy candle. It’s made from renewable ingredients like soy and vegetable wax and comes in a recyclable glass jar.
Don’t have a fireplace? No problem. Notes of dwarf pinewood, cedar, smoke, ash, and birch will make it feel like you do.
A charming and nostalgic blend of cypress, evergreen, and moss makes this the perfect autumnal choice.
Transport yourself to a cozy library with one of the most coveted fall candles. Velvety notes of peach, plum, vanilla, and patchouli make for a sumptuous experience.
Take your pick from any of these three gorgeous seasonal scents. Balsam & Cedarwood, Fig Tree, or Pumpkin & Sweet Vanilla.
Enjoy a whopping 55-hour burn time with this smoky and earthy blend of deep cedar, spicy patchouli, and warm vetiver.
Keep things romantic with this delightful high-end candle, reminiscent of a crackling, smoky fire.
Relish in the spicy and creamy notes of this incredibly popular candle. The scent of roasted almonds and caramelized vanilla are guaranteed to elevate your comfort levels.
Step back in time with a candle that celebrates the iconic jazz poet’s creativity and reflects some of the symbols in his life. Nutmeg, clove, leather, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber, make for a warm, timeless blend.
This may be our favorite of Boy Smells’ gorgeous Kush collection. It adds a powdery musk that is layered with cashmere woods, white amber, and earthy vetiver. Full of herbal warmth, and a bit sexy as well.
This post was originally published on November 2, 2020, and has since been updated.
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