Whether you're shopping in-person or browsing virtual store shelves, you're sure to find an endless supply of pumpkin spice candles for fall. But they're certainly not the only fall fragrance that can invoke a cozy, October-November feel. From warm, woodsy smells grounded in earthy musks, to classic florals that you'd find in a fall bouquet, I promise there are many other fall candles to spark this season besides pumpkin spice.
Should pumpkin be in your cozy repertoire? Absolutely, if that's your journey. But so should these other scents, which are guaranteed to elevate your space to autumnal new levels.
The best fall candles of 2021
Classic floral scents
Fresh, clean scents
Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still spark something fresh and clean. L’or de Seraphine just launched three new scents for fall, including this lavender-eucalyptus candle that’s perfect for re-energizing your home when the days get cold and gray.
Why buy a fall candle when you can make your own?! Siblings Co. sends everything you need to make your own candles, minus the vessel. Pour this lake-inspired wax into an empty mason jar or recycled plant pot for scents of geranium, wild air, and vanilla. (This also makes for a fun indoor activity as the weather cools down.)
Sweet gourmand scents
We told you there’s still room for pumpkin on our list. Especially when it smells like home-cooked waffles on a weekend morning. For just $30, this candle will transform your kitchen into a fancy schmancy Sunday brunch with smells of roasted pecans and syrup-y waffles.
Magically turn your home into an apple orchard with this tasty candle. Crisp red apples blend seamlessly with sensual smells of cedarwood and amber, sparking up a candle as good as fresh baked apple crisp. Even better, 10 percent of proceeds are donated to the non-profit Next for Autism with every purchase.
Fruity, citrus candles
Public Good’s hearty black currant candle smells as good as it gets. Between the natural wax, sustainable packaging, and all-clean ingredients, these candles are the definition of eco-friendly. The fact that it smells like ripe berries doesn’t hurt either.
Not overbearingly sweet, Sugar Plum & Bergamot smells like the plate of cookies you’d leave out by the fireplace (or a mix of citrus, rhubarb jam and raspberries, and amber). Made of 100 percent soy and non-toxic material, this candle a burn time of 50 hours.
Warm, woodsy scents
It’s okay if you don’t actually have a cabin upstate—this new scent from Literie will take you there. You know the, “I just sat out by the campfire all night,” smell you get after camping? That’s this candle, that’s blended with other earthy notes, too.
Like its name suggests, this $20 candle is candle is warm and earthy, filled with warm scents that are snuggly on a cold, fall day. With over 29,000 reviews on Amazon, it’s a must-have for your candle collection.
Remember hayrides when you were a kid? This candle by Homesick brings back those memories, as it’s meant to evoke crisp, autumn air, fresh hay, and whiffs of sweet maple. Other notes like clove, amber, and birch make this candle more sweet than smoky. Burn time is around 60-80 hours.
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