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10 Cozy Candles for Fall

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday September 8, 2022

10 Cozy Candles for Fall
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One of the best things about autumn is the instantly recognizable scents of the season. From crisp leaves and pumpkin spice lattes to earthy ambers and mysterious patchouli, nothing evokes a cozy fall vibe quite like a candle does. Here are ten of our favorite fall scents.

Homesick Pumpkin Picking Candle

Known for creating scents that aim to create a fragrant vibe of your favorite cities, countries, or states, Homesick has expanded into creating scents that accompany some of your favorite memories. Homesick's fall lineup also includes Oktoberfest and Autumn Hayride, but this divine pumpkin scent earns our endorsement. It brings to mind pumpkin picking on a cool day with a cup of hot cider, and it'll envelop your home with cozy goodness. $38, homesick.com.

Voluspa Spiced Pumpkin Latte Candle

Voluspa earns high marks for creating complex, beautifully crafted fragrances at an accessible price, and this hand-poured coconut wax candle brings fall's sweet goodness to your home. With notes of pumpkin, vanilla marshmallow, coconut crema, and cinnamon spiced brûlée, this is definitely on the sweeter end of the food-scented candles, so it won't be for anyone. But if your idea of fall is a decadent slice of pumpkin pie, this is the candle for you. $34, voluspa.com.

Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle

Warm and spicy, this pumpkin-centric candle swaps out the sugary sweetness in favor of some of fall's warmest spices like spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Even when it's not lit, you can still catch a whiff of crisp fall goodness when you walk by, which adds to its allure. $46, bloomingdales.com.

Malin+Goetz Cannabis Candle

What's autumnal about cannabis, you may ask? Not much, actually. But for some reason, this chic, smoky scent smells like a chilly, lazy Sunday to us. While notes of cannabis are in this candle, it fills the air with earthy cedarwood, intoxicating patchouli, and sandalwood, which work together to create a mysterious, addictive, and utterly decadent aroma. This is one of those candles that will have your guests asking, "What is that smell?" $58, malinandgoetz.com.

Yankee Candle Autumn Leaves Candle

If you're looking for a fall scent that is crisp and clean, look no further than this classic from Yankee Candle. Combining birch and maple with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom, this clean, woodsy scent smells like a long walk in the woods. They've perfectly captured the slightly sweet smell of dried leaves, which is why we have this one on constant rotation. $31, yankeecandle.com.

Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle

While some pay prefer until the dead of winter to burn this intense, smoky candle, we don't feel that it's ever too early to unleash the cold weather magic of this Diptyque classic. This wood fire candle literally smells like a crackling fire, bringing the comfort, coziness, and aroma of a burning fire to your home. $72, diptyque.com.

Harlem Candle Company Speakeasy Luxury Candle

Luxurious and decadent, this sensual vanilla, dark chocolate, palo santo, and tobacco candle evokes the forbidden, hidden speakeasies of a bygone era. Darkly sweet and intoxicating, this is the perfect candle for a cold weather date night at home. Even better, Harlem Candle Company is a Black-owned business. $48, harlemcandlecompany.com.

Bath & Body Works Flannel Candle

Bath & Body Works makes some of the most popular candles in the country, and while there are a ton of fun options to choose from, we've long been partial to this crisp, masculine scent. With notes of fresh bergamot, heirloom mahogany, and soft musk, this alluring scent smells almost like cologne, perfect for creating a sexy, cozy vibe. $26.50, bathandbodyworks.com.

Burke & Hare Co. Salem Candle

What would spooky season be without Salem? Inspired by Massachusetts' Witch City, this rich and early candle conjures the aroma of a spellbinding potion. Capturing the essence of both casting spells and the fall woods, this small batch, vegan candle includes notes of jasmine, balsamic resin, dried tea leaves, cocoa, and patchouli. $29.99, burkehareco.com.

Yankee Candle Mystic Moon Candle

If your favorite thing about fall is Halloween, this bewitching, spooky candle will definitely bring a witchy ambiance to your home. While the notes look unremarkable on their own — apple, violet leaf, jasmine, vanilla, and patchouli — they're blended here to create something totally original, perfect for cozy night with a scary movie. And the jar is cute, too. $31, yankeecandle.com.