13 of the Most Bewitching Halloween Candles

Your haunted house will smell extra good this season.

September 16, 2021
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As soon as the leaves start to change colors and coffee shops introduce seasonal spiced lattes to their menus, that means one terrifying thing—Halloween is around the corner. To get in the spirit of the season, these 13 bewitching Halloween candles will fill your home with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, bloody strawberry, and spine-tingling citrus.

The spookiest of all—Target’s Bleeding Skull Candle—is wicked cool. However, not all of these candles will send a shiver up your spine. Anthropologie, Voluspa, and Nest all sell uber-sophisticated scents that are ripe for burning all throughout fall. If the flame is suddenly extinguished, well you may just want to check for ghosts hiding in your closets.

The Best Halloween Candles

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1. Vampire Blood 3-Wick Candle, $24.50

When the crypt door creeks and the tombstone quakes, burn this fruity scented candle that bleeds notes of “blood red” strawberry, midnight blooming jasmine, and “dark Transylvanian” plum.

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2. Hyde & Eek Happy Halloween Candle, $10

This festive Halloween jar candle is filled with scents of pumpkin spice and dyed a sinister shade of red.

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3. Ghoul Friend 3-Wick Candle, $24.50

Happy haunts materialize in the form of this 3-wick scented Halloween candle, which features a trio of dark strawberries, ghostly peony, and spine-chilling citrus.

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4. Patch NYC Scary Skull Candle, $19.95

This unscented candle shaped like a skull and dyed pitch black like the night sky is equal parts eerie and beautifully designed.

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5. Voluspa Suede Noir, $60

This luxurious 3-wick candle gives off sweet-smoky notes of palo santo, patchouli, and tobacco flower. It’s poured into a textured jar that will work with your décor well past Halloween.

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6. Pumpkin Carving 3-Wick Candle, $24.50

Is it really Halloween if there isn’t the aroma of pumpkin spice wafting through the air? This 3-wick scented candle from Bath & Body Works features a festive blend of freshly carved pumpkin, spiced pumpkin seeds, and smooth brown sugar, all in a spine-chilling black and orange jar.

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7. Otherland Tapestry Candle, $36

This warm and spicy single-wick candle gives us all the fall feels while the rust orange and purple jar looks practically petrifying for Halloween.

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8. Witches Night Crystal Candle, $15.95

Don’t be a scaredy cat! Light this 8-ounce, crystal-studded candle, which smells like cinnamon stick, clove buds, and apple. It’s the ultimate scent for a Halloween party.

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9. Nest Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle, $44

This is the perfect fall candle. There, we said it. It smells like everyone’s favorite seasonal latte and easily transitions from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

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10. Black Taper Candle, $8.95

Turn your home into a haunted house with these eerie unscented black taper candles.

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11. Capri Blue Volcano Matte Black Jar Candle, $32

So you’re not quite ready to give up on burning the best candle ever (sorry, but it’s true) just because it’s Halloween? You’re in luck! Anthropologie released its best-selling, cult-favorite Volcano candle in a matte black candle jar to give your home a terrifying touch on October 31st.

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12. Voluspa Spiced Pumpkin Latte 3-Wick Tin Candle, $24

Inspired by the classic fall espresso drink, this 3-wick pumpkin spice candle comes in a black, orange, and gold tin, which feels spot-on for Halloween.

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13. Melting Faces Candles, $49.50

These flameless, pre-lit candles are battery-powered, so you can leave them burning for hours as they stare down at you with their menacing faces (creepy, right?).

What Halloween candle are you dying to burn first? Share your favorites in the comments below!

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