10 Delicious Fall Candles We’re Lighting Up This Season

From an Anthropologie favorite to a limited-edition Diptyque.

November  5, 2019
Photo by Julia Gartland

When the temperatures cool and autumn rolls in, it’s only natural to retreat to the shelter of the indoors. Chunky knit sweaters, fuzzy blankets, and heavy socks all come with the territory.

But while those uber-comfy items cover the tactile requirement for seasonal snuggles, it’s important to complete the crisp-weather experience with equally cozy aromas.

Starring everything from culinary-inspired scents (like spiced cider and pumpkin chai) to woody notes found in nature (like acorn and pine), fall candles are undoubtedly swoon-worthy. Here are 10 of our favorites, for whether you're giving a gift or treating yourself.

Our 10 Favorite Fall Candles

1. Giant Capri Blue Spiced Cider Glass Candle from Anthropologie

Capri Blue makes a reliably rich, inviting candle, and its spiced cider variety is no exception. Sparkling berries, grapes, harvest apple, and cinnamon are blended with a vanilla and Canadian fir base to create a distinctly autumnal fragrance. The gold matte glass jar it lives in is equally festive and warm (not to mention, perfect for gifting).

Photo by Anthropologie

2. Food52 x Farmhouse Pottery Forest Candle from Food52

Our Vermont-made candle collaboration with artisan ceramics and home goods company Farmhouse Pottery comes in three crisp, sapling scents: pine, fir, and cedar. Each fragrance represents one of the state’s native evergreen trees, which remind us of a brisk hike through the woods.

3. Mrs. Meyer’s Acorn Spice Candle from Target

If you’re a fan of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, you know the chemical-free household products brand releases seasonal, limited-edition scents. This fall’s acorn spice is worth purchasing in bulk so you can have a reserve when it’s no longer on shelves. Nutty acorn and sweet, zesty cinnamon make this soy candle in a clear, reusable jar a keeper.

Photo by Target

4. P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle from Urban Outfitters

Apothecary-inspired packaging gives this handcrafted candle its outer charm. On the nose, spicy black pepper, tobacco, and orange lend a welcoming and homey feel, ideal for the time of year when you want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a blanket.

Photo by Urban Outfitters

5. NEST Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle from Amazon

While its scent is reminiscent of the notorious fall latte, this pumpkin chai candle is anything but controversial. The mix of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon makes for a captivating, freshly baked pie aroma you’ll want wafting through your home all season long.

Photo by Amazon

6. Diptyque Blissful Amber Candle from Nordstrom

Warm, musky, and earthy, Diptyque’s masterful amber candle evokes the feeling of sitting by the first fire of the season. The woody, honey-like fragrance permeates the room even when the candle isn’t lit, a testament to the Parisian brand’s impressive craft. This limited-edition candle was designed with images of lucky charms, like horseshoes and lady bugs, to bring "serenity and wisdom" to the holiday season and beyond.

Photo by Nordstrom

7. Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Home Candle from Saks Fifth Avenue

Pomegranates, an underrated member of the fall produce family, are at their peak from September through November. And this Jo Malone candle, which fills the room with a rich, peppery aroma, won’t let you forget it. The scent is made up of a singular blend of pomegranate, raspberry, frankincense, and patchouli.

Photo by Saks Fifth Avenue

8. Fresh Brown Sugar Candle from Sephora

Imagine the intoxicating smell of cookies warm from the oven—that scent will make you want to stay right where you are, bundled in a heavy sweater. Fresh’s Brown Sugar Candle has a similar effect, with notes of caramel, citrus, and musk that last.

Photo by Sephora

9. Le Labo Pin 12 Classic Candle from Nordstrom

Thick, heavy glass surrounds Le Labo’s cult-favorite candles, and the New York-founded brand’s “Pin 12” fragrance is perfect for autumn. More floral and woody than spicy, the scent features pine, lavender, musk, and amber. It’s subtle yet strong and distinctive, so you’ll never forget it’s burning.

Photo by Nordstrom

10. Connecticut Homesick Candle from Homesick

With a dedicated scent for each state, Homesick candles are a great present for a loved one living away from home. The brand’s Connecticut fragrance is also quintessentially autumnal. Nutmeg, lemon, eucalyptus, hay, clove, and oak moss combine for a smell that’s just like a fall forest, filled with red and yellow leaves.

Photo by Homesick

What's your favorite fall candle? Tell us in the comments below!

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Kimberly S. November 6, 2019
They are out of thir mind. To spend that much for a candle? Don't think so.
Dana E. November 5, 2019
Woah - did Gwyneth Paltrow write this list? Who in America can afford a candle that is $75 or $98?? I'm all for quality, but spending $30+ on an object that is going to be used up in 2 weeks is crazy. The Mrs. Meyers is the only option on here under $20. Next time, list more affordable options please!