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With September comes seasonal treats, colorful leaves and that crisp hint of fall in the air. Not to mention the rustic accents, leafy garlands and warm decorations for your indoor and outdoor space, including fall candles! Candles have the amazing ability to create a cozy a vibe and fill your surroundings with the delectable aroma of carved pumpkins, hot apple cider and pumpkin pie. Since you may not have time to dive into the many desserts and edible DIYs of the season, luckily, you can encompass yourself with these scents using our autumn-inspired candles below.
These top fall candle scents are the perfect additions to your autumn decor. We have toasty fragrances that'll remind you of your favorite edible treats (pecan waffles, chai lattes and dark rum are just a few picks). Some scents, like vanilla, apples and buttercream, are sweeter than others, making them perfect for gourmands. Others will transport you to your favorite fall activities, whether that's apple or pumpkin picking, or simply cuddling up by the fireplace. What's more, many of these fall home fragrances can be burned for up to 50 hours, making them long-lasting options for the cold season ahead.
No matter what scent you're looking for — floral, woody, fresh or sweet — we have options for everyone! Plus, many of these top fall scents are from popular retailers, like Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Nordstrom and more! So, pick a candle below to add to your collection or gift to a loved one. And for more fall-inspired candles, check out our favorite Halloween scents and our roundup of some of the best-smelling candles of 2023.
Michelle is the deputy director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group, where she helps oversee multiple brand's strategy efforts on digital. Previously, she was the deputy editor and managing digital editor for Good Housekeeping. She has over 10 years of experience writing and editing lifestyle content.
Mariah Thomas (she/her) is an assistant editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers home and lifestyle content. Mariah has more than four years of editorial experience, having written for TLC, Apartment Therapy, Women's Health and Avocado Magazine. She received her master's degree in journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and published her first book, Heart and Soul: Poems of Thoughts and Emotions, in 2019. She's also the founder of RTF Community a platform for creatives of color to connect, learn and showcase their work.
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