15 Candles Inspired by Your Favorite Fall Flavors

updated Oct 16, 2020
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I’m not a big cold weather person, so the only thing that gets me through the chilly months are the deliciously cozy aromas that the weather brings with it. Pie fresh out of the oven, soothing vanilla scraped into cookie batter, spicy cinnamon sprinkled over a bowl of warm oatmeal, mugs of nutty PSLs…I could really go on here. And imagine if you could enjoy these comforting autumnal aromas even when the last slice of pumpkin pie is gone. Thankfully, scented candles exist and they’re laced with everything from pumpkin spice to warm chestnuts to crisp apples. Here are some of our favorite fall fragrances.

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We're huge fans of Voluspa's classic candles, but their holiday scents are the absolute best. This candle is inspired by everyone's favorite fall treat: Spiced pumpkin lattes. You'll find notes of kabocha squash and pumpkin blended into a base of coconut cream and spiced brulee. Grab a spoon, we're digging in!

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Otherland has some of the most deliciously scented candles, but Cardomom Milk has to be their yummiest one yet. Inspired by a mug of frothy milk laced with freshly crushed cardamom, the warm scent is the perfect blend of spicy and savory. It's part of the seasonal Manor House Weekend collection, which also includes Crisp Cornflower (corn silk, golden husk, and water lilies), Mountain Lace (elderflower fizz, Anjou pear, and apple blossom), and Dappled Wood (sandalwood, toasted walnuts, and sweet hay).

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Williams Sonoma

Roasted chestnuts are a quintessential seasonal staple, which is why we're grabbing a few of these Spiced Chestnut Candles from Williams Sonoma before they sell out. The comforting smell is perfect for a cozy night in.

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If you can't make it to the patch, bring the patch to you with Homesick's Pumpkin Picking candle. It has notes of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, tonka beans, sugar, and of course, pumpkin, and pairs well with a mug of PSL!

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The O.G scented candle brand, Yankee Candle, nails it when it comes to capturing the most decadent scents in a jar. Case in point: This Caramel Apple Cake candle, which has hints of walnuts, pecans, tart apples, and creamy caramel. Bonus: It burns for a whopping 150 hours!

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Stonewall Kitchen

Famous for their jams, butter, and condiments, Stonewall Kitchen also does a darn good Maple Pumpkin Butter that's so heady, you'll want to dip your knife in and slather it all over a slice of toasted bread. While you're at it, grab the Deck the Halls candle too, which has delicate notes of clove, orange zest, fir, and cedarwood essential oils!

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When you think of Diptyque, you probably think of Baies, but the luxury French fragrance brand also does a decadent vanilla-scented candle that's perfect for the holidays. It's subtle and smooth, just like a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or custard or panna cotta or...well, you get the idea!

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How do you like your banana bread? I like mine hand-poured, vegan, and in an 8-oz. jar that I can light up any time of the day. And if banana bread isn't your favorite, you can also pick a jar of pancakes, cinnamon donut, or fresh coconut.

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While you probably won't be going to Christmas markets to sip mulled wine this year, Anthropologie's special-edition Christmas candle is a good alternative. There's also Hot Buttered Rum and Milk & Cookies candle tins to choose from.

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Jonathan Adler

According to the description, Jonathan Adler's Champagne Pop Candle feels like "New Year's Eve, silk-satin sheets, a million bucks," and we're not complaining one bit. With notes of pink grapefruit, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petal, and grape leaf, it's an indulgent little pick-me-up we all truly deserve right now.

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With a solid 4.5-star rating, Lulu's Spiced Vanilla Candle is an Amazon customer favorite, and for good reason. It's made with eco-friendly soy wax and poured in a sleek glass jar, but the long-lasting notes of spices and vanilla make this one a keeper. And for the size and quality you're getting, that price just can't be beat!

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If you're bringing home the pumpkin patch, may as well bring home the apple orchard too, courtesy of Homesick's fall collection. Prominent notes of crisp red apples, clove, cinnamon sticks, pear, pomegranate, and sugar cane will remind you of "a juicy bite of a freshly picked apple." Who can say no to that?

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We love a good advent calendar, and Anthropologie's candle version is legendary! With this set, you'll get 12 little tins filled with scents like candy cane, cookie dough, and apple cranberry wassail. One for you and one to add under your loved one's tree.

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Fall might look a little different this year, but we're still going to celebrate pumpkins in all shapes and forms, including candles. While pumpkin spice is the dominant note in this limited-edition candle, it also has tempting hints of nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

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What's better than digging into a freshly baked peach cobbler? Basking in that heavenly scent hours after it's been devoured. Plus, extra care has been taken to ensure that the candle looks like a slice of cobbler topped with whipped cream!