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.
Below, find our favorites for fall. 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.
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.
Inspired by "a journey through the forest," according to the brand, Byredo's Woods diffuses cedarwood, raspberry, and smoky Tuscan leather, all topped with a few petals of white jasmine.
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.
With notes of oak moss, 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.
One of Jo Malone's warmest scents, this candle features a bit of mystery. It's smoky but also bright as it's mixed with hints of silver fir, white pepper, leather, vetiver, and golden amber.
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.
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.
Meant to mimic the scent of Binchotan charcoal, this cedarwood candle combines notes of amber, patchouli, and a smoky fire to smell especially full-bodied and moody.
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.
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.
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.
This spicy, woodsy candle is made from a velvety blend of coconut wax and beeswax, infused with Indonesian teak, purple sandalwood, char, and cedar—plus notes of cinnamon and clove. Fall, here we come. We've been waiting for you.