28 Fall-Scented Candles That Will Make Your Home Smell Amazing
Bring a hint of autumn into your home with these fragrant options.
Fall is a time for pumpkin desserts and lattes, cozying up by the fire, and exploring the great outdoors. While whipping up pumpkin pie and building a fire are great fall activities, lighting an autumnal candle allows you to enjoy the season's scents without all of the work. From classic pumpkin to rich bourbon and smoky wood, we're sharing fall-scented candles that are guaranteed to add just the right touch of autumn to your home.
Every season holds its own set of associated smells that stir memories—fresh fruit in the summer, crisp pine needles in the winter—and fall's rich, warm aromas do not disappoint. Relax in your home as you enjoy the smells of Hawkin's New York's Hudson candle. Its aroma will transport you to cozy fireside evenings of days gone by, while a sleek glass holder blends in seamlessly with any room. For a candleholder that makes a statement, try Voluspa's limited-edition cut glass candle jar. The Baltic Amber variety releases warm sandalwood and cedar, a soothing combination that will fill your whole home without overpowering it.
And while we love pumpkin-scented candles during the fall, they're far from your only option. That's why the candles we're sharing here go beyond the gourd and are made using other unique scents that feel right for the season. One perfect example? Leather. It's another autumnal scent that finds its way into a number of our favorite candles. LAFCO's Saddle Leather candle incorporates hints of vanilla, cashmere musk, and Baltic amber for a scintillating aroma. With up to 90 hours of burning time and a handblown holder, it'll make for the perfect addition to your space.
Ahead, explore a variety of our favorite candles for fall. While they're ideally suited to burning during the cool months, we won't tell anyone if you want to start a little early.
Bergamot and Mahogany
Relax this fall with woody scents of bergamot, dark mahogany, and clary sage; the trio of scents will transport you to a cozy cabin in the woods with just one sniff.
Shop Now: Paddywax Candles "HY1503Z" Hygge Collection Scented Soy Wax Candle in Bergamot & Mahogany, $32, amazon.com.
With a scent reminiscent of a crackling fireplace, this warm candle is perfect for fall. Plus, the hand-finished ceramic holder comes with a lid to protect the candle from dust.
Shop Now: Jo Malone London "Glowing Embers" Scented Candle, $125, net-a-porter.com.
Cedar and Spice
Etched glass holds a scented candle that's perfect for fall. Notes of amber, cedar, and spice make it a great option for autumn.
Shop Now: Voluspa "Limited-Edition Cut Glass Jar Candle" in Baltic Amber, $30, anthropologie.com.
A blend of black pepper, roasting wood, tangy cinnamon, and crisp clary sage are the stars of this seasonal scent. Light it and you'll instantly be transported to a cozy cabin in the woods.
Shop Now: Preston Konrad "Upstate" Candle, $48, prestonkonradhome.com.
Oakwood, Leather, and Moss
Created with one of the brand's co-founder's father's in mind, this candle releases notes of oakwood, leather, moss, and patchouli for a lovely scent.
Shop Now: Soh Melbourne "Agape" Black Matte Candle, $70, verishop.com.
Two classic warm aromas—pumpkin and chai—come together in one luxe candle.
Shop Now: Nest Fragrances "Pumpkin Chai" Classic Candle, $27.30, amazon.com.
Hygge is Danish for "coziness" and this candle delivers on its name. Black tea, mint leaves, dried apples, and baked cinnamon are the top notes.
Shop Now: Skandinavisk "Hyggee" Scented Candle, $45, skandinavisk.com.
A delightful combination of scents—vanilla bourbon and mandarin are most notable—make this candle a must-have for fall.
Shop Now: Antica Farmacista "Vanilla Bourbon and Mandarin Hexagonal Candle" Candle, $46, nordstrom.com.
This vegan candle features notes of oakmoss and amber for a heady scent. Once lit, you'll detect undertones of itrus, tonka, and lavender.
Shop Now: Freres Branchiaux "Amber Nights" Candle, $28, target.com.
A fall candle that's sure to delight, this one is full of scents of warm pink peppercorn, clove buds, and elemi. Hints of ylang ylang emerge as cognac, sandalwood, and amber settle into a rich base of patchouli.
Shop Now: LAFCO "Big Sky Ranch House" Signature Candle, $65, bluemurcury.com.
This tobacco-scented candle merges patchouli and cardamom to create a scent that's sort of like a warm embrace. In other words, it's an ideal option for fall.
Shop Now: Lumira "Cuban Tobacco" Candle, $70, verishop.com.
Sweet and Smoky
Here's a candle that reminds you of the first fires of the season; light it and the scent will have you thinking of smoke wafting from brick chimneys and cozy evenings.
Shop Now: Hawkins New York "Hudson" Candle, $38, hawkindsnewyork.com.
Two of the strongest senses—taste and smell—come together in this warm candle. Apples, spices, and bourbon combine for a wonderful fall addition to your home.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma "Mulled Cider" Triple-Wick Candle, $39.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Much like its name denotes, this candle emits warm smells of burning wood that are perfect for the season.
Shop Now: Diptyque "Feu de Bois/Wood Fire" Candle, from $36, nordstrom.com.
One sniff of this candle and you'll be transported to a tranquil forest. Wooded scents come together with patchouli, amber, and an array of spices.
Shop Now: Mason Ceramic Scented Candles in Black Amber, from $29.50, potterybarn.com.
Notes of Amber
Wrap yourself in an amber embrace this autumn with this scented candle, which smells of cocoa, vanilla, cedar, spices, musk, and sandalwood.
Shop Now: Le Labo Grasse—New York "Santal 26" Classic Candle, $75, lelabofragrances.com.
Amber and Moss
Enjoy a heady aroma of amber, moss, lavender, and sage in this fall candle. Plus, the apothecary-inspired jar adds a little something extra to your home décor.
Shop Now: PF. Candle Co "Amber & Moss" Standard Soy Candle, $22, amazon.com.
Taste of Chai
Handmade in France, this candle gives off a fragrance of cardamom, clove buds, and birch tree for a warm, homey scent that's perfect for autumn.
Shop Now: Byredo "Chai" Candle, $85, bloomingdales.com.
Perhaps the most popular fall scent and flavor is pumpkin. The company that's known for making candles meant to reminder consumers of specific states is responsible for this seasonal iteration.
Shop Now: Homesick "Pumpkin Patch" Candle, $29.95, homesick.com.
A traditionally spicy scent, dark rum is just the aroma to add to your home this fall. You'll also catch whiffs of leather, ripple plum, and crisp bergamot.
Shop Now: Malin + Goetz "Dark Rum" Candle, $65, farfetch.com.
Enjoy this soy-blend Moroccan amber-scented candle for up to 70 hours of consecutive burn time.
Shop Now: Alexandra Winbush "September Sixth" Candle, $29, alexandrawinbush.com.
A musky combination of scents, this luxurious candle uses a special blend of waxes that won't produce black soot. Meanwhile, leather and suede are the premier smells.
Shop Now: Tom Ford "White Suede" Candle, $98, violetgrey.com.
For a fall candle that's brimming with autumn scent, look no further than this one. It features note of cedar, labdanum, juniper berry, sawdust, and white musk, which will instant make your house smell like an autumnal oasis.
Shop Now: Boy Smells "Cedar Stack" Candle, $32, boysmells.com.
Toasted Oak and Bourbon
Described as dark, alluring, and intoxicating, this candle is perfect for fall nights spent by the fire. Hints of cedarwood, toasted oak, and bourbon float to the top as the candle burns.
Shop Now: Aerangis "No. 0324 Aging Spirits" Candle, $78, etsy.com.
Light this candle and be instantly transported to a cozy fireplace thanks to the smoky scent of burning wood. It's perfect for those early fall evenings.
Shop Now: Maison Margiela "REPLICA By The Fireplace" Scented Candle, $62, sephora.com.
A sleek black jar holds cozy smells of teakwood, white freesia, and ginger.
Shop Now: Levitate Candles "Teakwood Amber" Scented Jar Candle, $25, wayfair.com.
Orange and Jasmine
Notes of orange and jasmine combine with scents of vanilla, sandalwood, sage, and ginger for a fall candle that's sure to delight.
Shop Now: Cavern New York "Eastern Musk" Candle, $16, cavernnewyork.com.
Bergamot and Sage
This candle features top notes of juicy bergamot, tangy cinnamon, and crisp clary sage.
Shop Now: Harlem Candle Company "Ellington" Candle, $46, harlemcandlecompany.com.