Candles are a home and wellness accessory sent from above to warm your physical space as well as your soul. Scented candles do that with a seasonally themed addition. I can't think of anything better than cuddling up on the couch with a blanket and a sweater and lighting up one of these gems—each one more woody, sensual, and spicy than the last. When you think of fall, there's always this sense of crispness with an underlying heat, like sitting on a wooden porch with a cup of coffee or leaving the window open in your apartment to feel the breeze. These candles conjure all that and more. There are notes of ash, leather, wood, spice, cashmere, vanilla, cinnamon, and the like to fill your nose and your body with tranquility and excitement. Truth be told, I could wax poetic about scented candles all day. But I know you get the picture.
There's a bunch of new options, a few classics, and certainly something for everybody. In fact, if I were you (and because I already did), I'd buy a few and stock up my storage space for the coming season. You never know when you're going to need to set the mood.
Below, find our favorites for fall.
Simper Goods Coconut Milk & Spice Candle
This scent is downright magnificent. It's a balance of creamy coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and sugar cane infused with spicy-sweet cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. I mean... come on.
Byredo Woods Candle
Inspired by "a journey through the forest," according to the brand, Byredo's Woods diffuses cedar, raspberry, and smoky Tuscan leather, all topped with a few petals of white jasmine.
P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood and Tobacco Candle
At first smell, the candle smells musky and sexy, with notes of leather, pepper, and tobacco. Then, it goes into a hint of orange, amber, and sandalwood blended together with teak, cedar wood, and patchouli. It’s a fall dream and it’s the company’s best-selling fragrance for a reason.
Norden Goods Big Sur Candle
With notes of oakmoss, pine, citrus, and wood smoke, burning this candle smells like the fanciest campfire you can imagine. The mossy trees, the forest, and smoke will bring you both satisfaction and nostalgia, no matter where you live.
Frères Branchiaux Chunky Sweater Candle
Is there anything that says fall more than a chunky knit sweater? This candle boasts notes of warm citrus, cinnamon, and ginger, with a vanilla, fir, and wood base.
Le Labo Santal 26 Candle
Sometimes, there's no reason to mess with a good thing. Le Labo's santal scent is iconic for a reason—it smells absolutely incredible. It's heavy on the sandalwood (my absolute favorite) and blends that warm, alluring scent with amber, coco, vanilla, cedar, spices, and musk.
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle
This scent is a sandalwood fragrance (again, I have a type, especially when it comes to fall scents) with cedar wood, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, and an earthy vetiver note. It's like one of those luscious mornings where you don't have to go to work and you can stay in your warm bed all day.
Apotheke Charcoal Candle
Meant to mimic the scent of charcoal, this cedarwood candle combines notes of amber, patchouli, and a smoky fire to smell especially full-bodied and moody.
Gibson & Dehn Rhubarb & Quince Candle
Fresh rhubarb and golden quince are blended together with sweet apple, green accords, and a touch of vanilla to make you think of baking apple crisp, and you can practically feel the warmth of the oven when you light it.
Ellis Brooklyn Pseudonym Scented Candle
I believe this was the first scented candle I ever fell in love with. It's inspired by the D.H. Lawrence poem Figs and is as addictive as it is warm. It uses notes of bergamot, pepper, Capri fig, jasmine, violet, and sandalwood, and after you smell it once you'll be hooked.
Brooklinen Dusk Candle
I am obsessed with all things Brooklinen (my linen sheets are to die for), and this candle is no exception. It smells like a wooden cabin in all of it's delicious, fall-themed glory.
Boy Smells Cedar Stack Scented Candle
This spicy, woodsy candle is made from a velvety blend of coconut wax and beeswax, infused with white musk, juniper berry, sawdust, and cedar.
Diptyque Feu De Bois
A combination of wood and amber scent, this candle transports you immediately to a warm, cozy fire and evokes all those feels of being wrapped up in a warm blanket.
Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' By The Fireplace Scented Candle
Pink pepper, clove oil, and chestnut are just a few ingredients that make this candle smell so warm. Perfect for fall and winter nights, it smells like a woodsy campfire.
Malin + Goetz Tobacco Candle
Smoky and smooth with the rich scent of tobacco, this candle will fill the entire room in minutes. Bourbon vanilla adds a sweet touch to the mostly earthy undertones, it's comforting and familiar.
Sydney Hale Co Woodsmoke + Amber Candle
Reminiscent of a walk in the woods during the cool, crisp months of Fall, this comforting scent of a lingering campfire is all you need during the chilly weather season.
Tom Dixon Fire Elements Candle
Musk, Amber and Cypriol oil compose this warm scented candle that has up to 40 hours of delicious burn time.
Jonathan Adler Muse Noir Candle
Black plum, vetiver, bergamot create a romantic scent for nights in spent with someone special. Something really cool? You can re-use the vessel once the wax has burned through.
Paddywax Wild Fig and Cedar Soy Candle
This candle with notes of fig, patchouli, and cedar, is perfect for curling up and reading a good book on the couch, or hosting friends for a nice dinner party. The matte ceramic vessel and copper lids are a nice finishing touch.
Forvr Mood Cuffing Season Candle
Content creator Jackie Aina's Forvr Mood candles are all wonderful, but Cuffing Season is the one that's perfect for fall. It has notes of fir, salty lemon, violet and jasmine, for a super fresh scent.
Bath and Body Works Mahogany Teakwood Single-Wick Candle
Frosted lavender, teakwood and rich mahogany smells reminiscent of a library filled with leather bound books. A perfect candle to burn for hours spent inside relaxing.
228 Grant Street Cedar + Vanilla Candle
This hand poured soy wax candle in a re-usable glass jar is a gorgeous blend of oak, patchouli, vanilla and warm caramel.
Voluspa Mosa Bamboo Candle
This candle comes in a few different sizes, but the one featured here is perfect for travel. With notes of Moso bamboo, japanese cypruss and black musk, the woodsy and earthy scent has a tinge of floral for those who prefer it.
La Boticá Ceremony Candle
Palo Santo, cedarwood, and citrus make up this woody, fragrant candle that brings instant relaxation.
Cavo After A Good Cry Candle
This candle, with notes of bourbon, lavender, rainwater and vanilla bean warms up any space instantly when lit. With its burn time of 60 hours, you can light it whenever you need to rest and relax.
Overose Gaiasilk Candle
Warm, earthy notes of palo santo, vanilla, amber, and smoke give this candle everything it needs to qualify as comforting and earthy. Use generously during the cold winter months— you'll love the way it smells.
Lafco Saddle Leather Candle
This candle from Lafco gives us all the feels with scents of cashmere musk, Baltic amber, vanilla, and tonka bean. The candle is hand poured in a handblown glass vessel that is so beautiful, you can re-purpose it once you're finished.
Nest Cedar Leaf and Lavender Candle
Cedar leaf brings the woodsy, earthy scent to this candle while lavender softens it making it a perfect home fragrance that everyone can enjoy. This popular scent also comes in hand soap and reed diffusers, making it a great gift idea, too.
Otherland Kindling Candle
Smoke, clove and wood bring the goodness of a kindling campfire to life in this candle. With a burn time of 55 hours, the soy-coconut wax blend is developed with master perfumers and brings it's own unique benefits to your living space.
Antik Lakay Growth Candle
Frankincense, fir needles and musky oud bring the magic of the forest straight to your living room. Not to mention, the white glass adds just the right touch of elegance.