Transform your space into an autumnal escape with these 10 cozy scents.
The act of burning a candle is inherently cozy, as the flame softly illuminates any space and fills it with warmth. And lighting fall candles with seasonal notes of crisp fallen leaves, sweet spices, and crackling firewood? The coziest.
There’s a comforting atmosphere that only a candle-lit room can provide, and once September strikes, we spend the rest of the fall season chasing that feeling. Fortunately, there are plenty of candles on the market that are bound to fill your home with autumnal vibes and smells. From our favourite Canadian candle brands to luxe buys, scroll on for the very best fall candles to burn this season.
Fire up the season by lighting Tom Ford’s “Ébène Fumé” candle. Envision a late-night fireside gathering with notes of palo santo and ebony wood accord with a hint of leather lingering in the air. Encased in chestnut-coloured sleek glass, this candle is sure to suit your home’s cozy fall aesthetic.
Mala the Brand
Vancouver-based candle company Mala the Brand just unveiled its autumn-inspired 2023 collection, and our top pick from the lineup is this “Spiced Honey” candle. You can always spot these Instagram-worthy candles by their signature tin vessels and wood wicks — which audibly crackle as the candle burns, creating a truly fall-feeling atmosphere.
Cooler than a classic candle, Le Labo’s concrete candle offerings are a true work of art. Described as an “aristocratic” fragrance, the “Santal 26” scent housed in concrete will fill any room with a smoky and leathery aroma that oozes autumnal energy. And if you really love it, splurge on the 42-ounce sized candle to make a decorative and delicious-smelling statement.
Bath and Body Works
If you’re in the market for affordable three-wick candles that also double as decor, let Bath & Body Works be your go-to destination. Embrace the trend that is pumpkin-scented everything and shop this “White Pumpkin” candle. With its gourmand blend of gingered white pumpkin, caramel glaze and warm spice notes, it’s a fall classic.
Wildcraft is the Indigenous beauty brand with a 100% natural philosophy that extends to its collection of coconut/soy wax candles. The “Focus” candle is designed to replicate both the earthy aroma and grounding energies one can experience during a scenic fall walk through a forest. Notes of balsam fir, cypress, and energizing grapefruit combine to help settle restless minds and centre your thoughts.
What would a fall fragrance roundup be without a dash of pumpkin spice? Evocative of everyone’s favourite fall beverage, Voluspa’s “Spiced Pumpkin Latte” candle is brimming with the cozy aromas of kabocha pumpkin and cinnamon spiced brûlée delicacies. Housed in a glass vessel lined with Japonica detailing, this single-wick candle offers up to 100 hours of burn time.
From Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matière collection comes a new selection of refillable luxury candles — including the forest-inspired “Encens d’Hiver”. Though its name translates to “winter incense,” this wood fire and cedar note-scented candle is just as fitting for the fall months.
Dans Un Jardin
If you tend to gravitate towards fruit-led fragrances, Canadian candle brand Dans Un Jardin’s “Apple & White Pear” candle is bound to be the new scent of your home this season. Leading with top notes of gala apple and, you guessed it, white pear, this candle settles into long-lasting base notes of comforting musk and honey.
Imagine yourself immersed in a canopy of thick trees, just as their leaves are beginning to turn on an autumn afternoon. Upon lighting this Byredo candle, prepare for all those childhood treehouse dreams to be brought to life. Think swirling scents of bamboo, sandalwood, and a splash of spice at its heart. It’s all here.
With this 22oz offering, Yankee Candle has managed to capture the scent of a crisp fall night in a jar. Belonging to the fresh and clean fragrance family, this candle fills the air with a dreamy blend of bergamot top notes, maple leaf mid notes, and vetiver base notes. Unwind as you light this candle and drift off into sweet woodland dreams.
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