It’s finally fall — which means it’s officially time to pack away your
Barbiecore-hued pink bikinis and crochet coverups, and replace them with chic turtlenecks, leather jackets, and on-trend statement loafers. What’s more: It’s that time of year where it’s socially acceptable to burn *all* of the fall-scented candles and stream horror movies all day long. Major win for all the autumn-loving girlies (myself included).
While summer scents are often associated with luxe travel destinations and juicy, tropical fruits — fall candles are all about cozying up indoors and embracing more comforting notes like spiced clove, nostalgia-inducing cinnamon, the sweetest
pumpkin spiced lattes, and warm vanilla.
Bustle has already rounded up
19 perfumes that are basically autumn in a bottle. If you want to make your home smell just as great, here are the best-smelling fall candles that you’ll want to burn during the cooler months in 2022. Anyone else very much ready for bundling up under massive weighted blankets on the couch and binge watching nostalgic Halloween movies? We at Bustle only include products that have been independently selected by our editors. We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1
So yummy you
almost want to take a bite, Soft Life makes your home smell as if you always have a buttercream cake baking in the oven, as notes of warm cinnamon, intoxicating vanilla icing, and sugared nutmeg swirl around you. 2
With an aroma that’s softly sweet and deeply nostalgic, Marshmallow Fireside smells exactly like it sounds as notes of toasted marshmallow, heated vanilla, and scorched woods transport your senses back to bonfire memories.
Add a bit of luxury and elegance to your space with Jo Malone’s Velvet Rose & Oud Candle. A modern take on the rose, this aroma exudes a cocooning warmth by way of exotic oud.
Dreamy, creamy, and comforting, Cardamom Milk
smells like wrapping up in a faux fur blanket feels. Frothy milk, spiced cardamom, and decadent praline woods make for the ultimate autumn candle. 5
Filled with undeniable heat and sensuality, Midnight Tulip is a vibrant floral scent made dark and deep with notes of smoky incense and earthy patchouli.
For nature lovers that want to bring a bit of the outdoors inside, Flannel smells like revitalizing, chilled mountain air. Bergamot has an awakening effect, while notes of smooth mahogany and soft musk create a feeling of comfort and warmth.
Pumpkin anything is a fall classic, so it just makes sense to fill your home with the scent. If you live for PSL season, the combination of spicy chai, cinnamon, and pumpkin will make you want to light this up nonstop — and Nest ensured that it packs plenty of burn time so you won’t have to hold back.
The perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself, TBH), this luxe candle is reminiscent of dark speakeasies, with notes of smooth whiskey, sensual leather, earthy patchouli, and otherworldly oud.
LAFCO New York’s limited edition Spiced Pomander candle was so popular that it had to bring the scent back for fall 2022. As a bonus, the jar is so pretty you’ll be able to upcycle it for your makeup brushes.
A fan of warming up with a hot matcha latte? This creamy candle fills your home with a comforting aroma, as notes of green tea, white chocolate, moss, and cedarwood swirl.
Seductively smooth and luxuriously elegant, Lake & Skye’s newest candle taps sensual sandalwood, creamy musk, and subtly spiced cardamom.
Fill your space with the dreamy aromas of freshly baked cinnamon spiced vanilla cupcakes.
This limited-edition candle adds a bit of luxe to your home (and a yummy aroma that is the embodiment of nostalgia-inducing fall treats).
Fall means cozying up indoors and reading a good book (
like some of these new reads for fall) — and this candle smells of nostalgic bookstores in Lisboa, Portugal, with notes of exotic saffron, delicate rose, dreamy vanilla, and warm birch resin. 15
Warm, steamy milk is met with the unmistakable aroma of Cuban cafecito for a room-filling scent that’s both comforting and nostalgic.
Inspired by a cozy campfire, Muskoka features notes of spiced clove and comfortingly warm sandalwood.
Whether or not you stan
Kacey Musgraves, this collab candle is ideal for fall with notes of dark incense, warm black pepper, and earthy amber.
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This article was originally published on
Aug. 12, 2022