As fall approaches and the temperatures change, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up at home. While pumpkin spice lattes and chunky knit sweaters are sure to keep you cozy, fall-inspired candles are the perfect way to stay warm and fully embrace the season.
From autumn hayrides to apple orchards to fresh baked goods, there are tons of candles out there inspired by the best parts of sweater weather. Though you can never have too many fall-inspired scents, be sure to consider each pick’s burn time, style, and size to narrow down the selection.
Here, the best fall candles.
Otherland Berkshires Granola Candle
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Weight: Not listed | Size: Not listed | Wax Blend: Coconut, soy | Material: Not listed | Burn Time: 50 hours
For the feeling of a cozy country escape, be sure to consider Otherland’s Berkshires Granola candle. As part of the brand’s Homestead collection that’s inspired by time at home, the candle is sure to transport you to a quiet morning tucked away in a breakfast nook.
The Berkshires Granola candle blends hints of creamy oat milk, toasted granola, and pumpkin seed for the ultimate fall scent. The coconut and soy wax blend has a 50-hour burn time and is hand-poured into a cheery yellow vessel that’ll be a welcomed pop of color no matter where you place it.
Boy Smells Copal Fantôme Candle
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Weight: 8.5 ounces | Size: 3.4 inches | Wax Blend: Coconut, beeswax | Material: Glass | Burn Time: Up to 50 hours
Fans of Boy Smells’ Hinoki Fantôme will appreciate Copal Fantôme, a new scent inspired by the bestseller. The candle is part of a gorgeous limited-edition collection that also includes Iris Fantôme and Thé Fantôm
Though the whole collection is perfect for fall, Copal Fantôme is one that’ll transport you to the mystical forest of your dreams. Nutmeg, patchouli, cedarwood, and vanilla bean are just a few of the notes that make up this warm and earthy scent. The 8.5-ounce candle is made of a coconut and beeswax blend and is housed in a matte glass tumbler that makes for a beautiful decorative accent.
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Brooklyn Candle Studio Apple Cider Minimalist Candle
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Weight: 8.5 ounces | Size: 2.88 x 3.5 inches | Wax Blend: Soy | Material: Glass | Burn Time: Up to 50 hours
Apple cider is the unofficial beverage of fall, so a candle that evokes a warm cup is the perfect way to bring in the season. Brooklyn Candle Studio’s Apple Cider Minimalist Candle does just that thanks to a soy wax blend that’s infused with natural cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood essential oils.
The candle is housed in a clear glass jar and features a minimal label, so it’ll sit pretty no matter where you place it in your home. Plus, the candle has a burn time of up to 50 hours, so it’s likely it’ll last you beyond the fall season.
Illume Boulangerie Sweet Vanilla & Cinnamon Jar Candle
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Weight: 3 ounces | Size: 3 x 3 inches | Wax Blend: Soy | Material: Ceramic | Burn Time: 35 hours
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of fresh baked goods, especially when there’s cinnamon and vanilla involved. If you’re not much of a baker, however, Illume’s Boulangerie Sweet Vanilla & Cinnamon Jar Candle is the next best thing.
The 3-ounce soy wax blend candle is a blend of nutmeg, vanilla bean, and cinnamon crust—the key ingredients to just about any of your favorite fall desserts. It comes in a ceramic vessel that’ll look great on any countertop between uses—just be sure to place it on a heat-safe surface.
Maison Louis Marie No.02 Le Long Fond Candle
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Weight: 8.5 ounces | Size: Not listed | Wax Blend: Soy | Material: Not listed | Burn Time: Not listed
Fall is all about nature, so it’s understandable if you want a candle that brings the outdoors in. Take Maison Louis Marie’s No.02 Le Long Fond Candle, for example, which blends scents of hinoki wood, cedarwood, patchouli, and white musk for an intoxicating aroma.
The 8.5-ounce candle is made with a soy wax blend that’s free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Plus, with every purchase from Maison Louis Marie the brand makes a donation to the National Forest Foundation.
Homesick Candles Autumn Hayride Candle
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Weight: 13.75 ounces | Size: Not listed | Wax Blend: Soy | Material: Not listed | Burn Time: 60-80 hours
Hayrides are a quintessential fall activity—after all, there’s nothing quite like taking in the crisp autumn air. If you want to bring that experience home, The Autumn Hayride candle by Homesick offers just that with a blend of fall scents.
Fresh hay, warm amber, and clove are just some of the top notes that make up this cozy candle. It’s finished with nutmeg, birch, maple bark, tonka, patchouli, and oakmoss as well for the perfect autumn scent. The soy wax candle is made without lead, plastics, paraben, synthetic dyes, or phthalates and has a cotton wick.
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P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco Candle
Weight: 7.2 ounces | Size: 2.9 x 3.5 inches | Wax Blend: Soy | Material: Amber | Burn Time: 40-50 hours
P.F. Candle Co.’s Teakwood & Tobacco candle is a great option if you’re looking for a fall aroma you’ll want to use all year. Dubbed the “boyfriend” scent, the candle offers hints of leather, teak, and orange for a unique blend.
The candle is made with soy wax, features a cotton-core wick, and is paraben- and phthalate-free. It’s offered in two sizes—7.2 ounces and 12.5 ounces—each of which is hand-poured into apothecary-inspired amber jars. The smaller size is ideal for dressers, countertops, and nightstands while the 12.5-ounce option is recommended for larger spaces that could use a stronger scent throw.
Outdoor Fellow No.1 Fireplace and Clove Candle
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Weight: 8 ounces | Size: Not listed | Wax Blend: Coconut | Material: Not listed | Burn Time: 40-50 hours
There’s nothing quite like warming up by a fire during a crisp autumn day. If you don’t have a fireplace, however, Outdoor Fellow’s No. 1 Fireplace and Clove Candle is the next best thing. The candle blends notes of classic fall scents that’ll transport you to a cozy cabin in the woods.
Cedarwood ashes, clove leaf, musk, and bergamot are just a few of the notes that make up this fall-friendly candle. Made with a coconut wax blend, the candle is handcrafted in the U.S. and has a burn time of 40-50 hours. Plus, 5 percent of proceeds from each purchase are donated to The Trust for Public Land.
Anecdote Candles Basic Candle
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Weight: 7.8 ounces | Size: 2.6 x 3.75 inches | Wax Blend: Coconut, soy | Material: Not listed | Burn Time: 40-50 hours
For a candle that wraps the best parts of fall into one, consider Anecdote’s Basic Candle. Inspired by a pumpkin spice latte, the candle smells like cable knit sweaters and the fall beverage—everything you need to enjoy the season.
Layers of pumpkin and cardamom are blended with a base of clove leaf and harvest acorns. It’s finished with an infusion of Valencia orange, cinnamon, and ginger root and hand-poured into a minimal jar that’ll work well with other decorative accents you already have.
What to Look For in a Fall Candle?
A candle’s burn time refers to the number of hours your candle will be able to burn. Several factors contribute to calculating the burn time, including the candle’s weight, wick, and size. When you’re shopping for candles, look for candles with higher burn times—you’ll be able to use them beyond the fall season.
Candles double as decorative accents in your home, so it’s important to consider the look of the vessel as much as the scent itself. From minimal glass containers to vibrant colors, there are tons of options out there that’ll sit pretty in your space.
A candle’s throw, or how well a candle can spread its scent, is dependent on the size of the candle. Oversized options are preferred for larger rooms, but standard sizes and votives are ideal for nightstands, desks, and mantels.
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