Warm apples. Spicy pumpkin. Cozy fires. Fallen leaves.
Nothing—and we mean nothing—beats the smell of fall.
The season’s crisp breezes are dotted with the best scents around, from sweet-hot cinnamon to freshly sharpened pencils to the familiar yarns of your favorite sweater.
Ready to go full-on fall? These autumn-scented products are seasonal stunners.
Bath & Body Works’ fall lineup is as aggressively autumnal as ever. Returning scents include fan-favorite Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte and Crisp Orchard Leaves, while Bonfire Bash and Sugared Cranberry Cider head up the freshman class. Our pick: Sweater Weather, a surprisingly bright ode to the season available in everything from shower gel to body lotion to candles.
No hearth to call your own? Fake it till you make it with the Portable Fireplace candle from cult-fave fragrance house D.S. & Durga. With notes of dwarf pine, Atlas cedar, oak ash, birch and smoke, it’s almost as cozy (and nowhere near as messy) as the real thing.
The Body Shop’s new Vanilla Pumpkin collection is infused with hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup. It smells good enough to eat, and it’s plenty pretty, too, with limited-edition Dia de los Muertos packaging. Consider it an early Halloween treat.
Handcrafted in Austin, Texas using all-natural ingredients and recyclable vessels, Slow North’s botanical candles have a bright glow and a light footprint. Their Coffee + Spice tumbler is perfect for fall—warm and earthy, it’s punctuated with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove essential oils.
The candlemakers at Wax Buffalo adore fall so much, they dedicated a candle to the season. Hand-poured in Lincoln, Nebraska, their bestselling Autumn candle gets its glow from a toasty blend of vanilla, clove and cinnamon.
If you can’t spend fall in Provence, you can at least enjoy the smells of harvest time in the French countryside. The Marseille-based soap evangelists at Compagnie de Provence just released their new Terra collection, and it’s equal parts elevated and earthy. Think green olive, warm fig and musky rosewood.
Cooler weather can mean a dryer complexion. Enter Fig + Yarrow’s Woods Bath + Body Oil. Base oils of hemp seed, olive, avocado and grape keep your skin feeling soft, while scents of cedar and cypress lend a grounding, autumnal air. Use it as a moisturizer, or add a few drops to your bath to really soak in the season.
For those who are serious about their fall fragrances, Philosophy’s Apple Cider shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath offers a three-in-one, head-to-toe autumn indulgence. Sweet and spicy with a hint of sparkle, it’s the next best thing to a walk through the orchard.
As its name suggests, Field + Fleur’s Cashmere Flannel fragrance collection is both soft and rustic, combining delicate davana petals and cotton blooms with black musk and woodsy notes. The only thing missing? A good book and a hot toddy.
Will you look forward to cleaning with Mrs. Meyer’s new pumpkin collection? That might be taking things a little too far, but the bright, refreshing aroma will certainly make weekend chores more festive. The seasonal scent is available in dish soap, hand soap, multi-surface cleaner and candles. Other fall faves from the Mrs. include a sweet, crispy Apple Cider scent and the woodsy Aromatic Rosemary collection.