The 18 Best Fall Candles: Top Scents for Fall
Fall is the perfect season to nest at home and create a cozy hideaway, and what better way to set the mood than with a delicious candle? Whether you love pumpkin spice or think something wooden is nice, there is a candle for you.
“If you’re an autumn lover, it’s exciting to find a candle that embodies the mood, food, and celebration that makes you fall in love with fall.” Snif co-founder Phil Riportella said. “We find people are drawn to the scents of pumpkin, cinnamon, cedar, maple and apple because they remind us of our favorite fall memories, like baking a ‘secret’ family recipe ‘ or take a weekend trip to your favorite hiking spots.”
We’ve combined mostly woody, spicy and sweet notes with the cozy nature of fall, but Julien Provost – creative director of Trudonoldest candle maker in the world and its sister brand Carriere Frères – says there are plenty of options for those who don’t like the gourmet and sugary flavors of pumpkin spice, apple pie and the like. “Scents like leather, cashmere wood, incense, musk, cedar and, of course, fir can be beautiful alternatives to the usual scents of the holiday season,” he says.
Whatever you decide to burn, it will set the mood, spark memories and create an inviting atmosphere. With that in mind, check out our 18 favorite fall candles that will transport you to your ideal fall oasis.
$145 at Sense
Spella is one of Provost’s best-loved products today, and one that he says is a great alternative to the sugar and cinnamon scents commonly found in the fall. The woody oriental candle melts through rich and engaging notes of cedar, patchouli, musk, amber and vanilla.
$26 at Amazon and Anecdotal candles
‘This is the season for pumpkin spice lattes and cable-knit sweaters. Anecdote’s Basic Candle enhances the warmth of these fall staples with scents of pumpkin, cardamom and cloves.
$44 at Snif
This collaborative candle, created with food blogger Tieghan Gerard, captures all of our favorite gourmet notes for fall: pumpkin spice, cinnamon, cardamom, maple, wine whiskey, brûléed oranges and toasted chocolate. Or if you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit, Snif .’s Old Saint Wick Candle just do it Oprah’s list of favorites in 2022 and you can get it for 20% off with code OPRAH.
$58 at Nordstrom and Amazon
Malin + Goetz’s blend of soy, vegetable and beeswax is made to burn slowly and cleanly, allowing you to enjoy the fragrance of the candle. Spicy and sweet, the Dark Rum scent is so fan-favorite that the brand has brought it back super-large three-wicker version ($150) for a limited time. It would make a gorgeous housewarming or holiday gifts.
$28 at Urban dresser
A lovely part of autumn decorationThese mushroom candles are currently available in two colors and scents – Lucid Dreams Wood and Nomadic Land – will immediately add cottagecore vibe with your space.
$15 at Target
Target has a wide variety of fall-themed candles, and we especially love this soy candle that comes in a cute pumpkin-shaped jar to match its pumpkin spice fragrance. The delicate crackle of wooden wicks adds to the autumnal atmosphere.
$65 at Dermstore
Trudon’s sister brand, Carrière Frères, has an equally precious history dating back to 1884. Since then, it has honored botanical ingredients with each candle dedicated to the purest aromas. Provost loves the dry and pleasant notes of cedar in the colder months, as it infuses the pure scent of a forest into the air. If you’re looking for something a little tastier, he’ll love it too Siberian pine and ginger candle from the winter collection.
$38 at Homesick
Bring back memories of hay and crisp leaves with this evocative candle. Notes of hay, warm amber, nutmeg, birch and maple blend to create a candle that one reviewer says is “really like hay, only better!”
$36 at Nordstrom, Amazon and Sephora
Provost says cashmere wood and musk are great notes to look for in an autumn candle for those who don’t like sweet fragrances. They come together in this botanical wood candle, joined by heart notes of hemp flowers.
$10 at Target
Target has some great candles for $10 or less, including this warm and fruity option from Opalhouse. If you love apple picking, you’ll enjoy that fall feeling with the juicy aromas of pears, apples, and bergamot.
$65 $55 at Nordstrom and $65 Sephora
Maison Margiela’s Replica line of fragrances and candles evoke familiar and enchanting memories and settings. Perfect for setting the mood for a cozy evening, this scented candle mimics the smoky warmth of a roaring fireplace with notes of clove, chestnut and vanilla.
$60 at Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue
This elegant candle offers a refreshing twist on the traditionally warm notes of musk cedar, spicy cloves and warm whiskey. You’ll get the leather and wood vibe of an old library but also the sharpness – perhaps the flipping pages of a new book.
$60 $50 at Birth date Co. and Amazon
A special candle for any time of year, get yourself a Birthday Candle to see the fragrance and features of the stars in your store. Hand-poured candles take into account astrology, numerology, and divination, so you can review your readings on the label and return to them whenever you light a fire.
$38 From $27 at Anthropologie
Bring fall vibes into your home with these beautiful rose candles. Boasting scents like Leather and Leaves and Spicy Leaves, it’s sure to bring the spirit of autumn into your space.
$50 at Dermstore and Saks Fifth Avenue
Make a beautiful transition from fall to winter with this festive candle that features notes of red berries, winter citrus and musk woods.
$49 at File
Dossier’s spin-off of designer fragrances smells great just like in candle form. The generously sized Ambery Vanilla candle – inspired by YSL’s Black Opium fragrance – fills the room with beautiful warm, sweet notes of mandarin, pear, orange blossom, cedarwood and vanilla. .
$28 at Brooklyn Candle Studio
This limited edition 100% soy wax candle can turn any space into a cozy nook by the fireplace. Saffron, birch and frankincense create a smoky, woody fragrance to match the mood that wants to stay warm while the air is fresh.
$42 at Amazon
For minimalism to bring some warmth into their space, this clean burning coconut wax candle is scented with sandalwood, musk and white amber.