Back by popular demand is our annual scented candle roundup, and this time… it’s the autumn edition.
We’ve got sandalwood, spice, everything nice… even a few sexy tobacco notes for you rock and roll types.
With Halloween behind us, it’s time to start thinking about upping the cozy holiday feels in our homes, and these candles are an easy way to do it. They instantly make any space feel hygge, and get me in the spirit to spend a weekend afternoon baking fall treats (then eating them under a soft blanket with a movie.)
It’s cold out there. So do yourself a favor and invest in one of these comforting candles that will give your entire home instant seasonal vibes. And has there ever been a better time to draw a bath lit be flickering candlelight and just stay in? Shop our picks below for all the best smelling candles we can’t wait to burn this season.
This Boy Smells Cedar Stack candle smells like a crisp fall day, complete with notes of sawdust and white musk.
This candle is perfect for cozy nights at home. Pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil, and chestnut come together to evoke that feeling of a warm, crackling fireplace. Just add a chunky blanket and a good book for the perfect night in.
Not only does this Capri Blue Pumpkin Dulce Glam Petite Jar ($24) candle come in a cute jar, but it also smells of white pumpkin, sweet gingersnap, and whipped vanilla. Yum!
This black jar with wooden lid brings a rustic chic vibe to your space, and the scent is a perfect mix of woodsy and floral. Plus that price point for the quality can’t be beat.
With its stylish packaging and blend of holiday-inspired scents—think pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and amber—this candle smells like the holidays in a jar. Although a heftier price tag, NEST candles are famous for their cosmetic-grade wax, which delivers a longer burn time than most.
This is one of those candles that (like all the others from this brand) subtly perfume the entire room, even when it’s not burning. This one is dark, moody, and yes – extremely sexy – with notes of spicy nutmeg, frankincense, oud, sandalwood, and cedar.
Imagine a tranquil hike in the woods of the Catskill Mountains after an autumn rainstorm, as your feet crunch atop fallen pine needles and the fresh air is flecked with the scent of cedar, cypress, and juniper. That’s this candle in a nutshell. Made in Brooklyn, New York with 100% soy wax for an eco-friendly clean burn.
If “how good it smells” factors heavily into your choice of Christmas tree, you probably know that Frasier Firs are the best of the best. This paraffin wax candle will trick your nose into believing it’s the real thing, and it offers a seriously impressive 50-hour burn time, too. The holidays have arrived.
With a name like this, you know the Opalhouse Cozy NightsCandle is going to be good. And for only $10, you can burn this for hours without the guilt. I’ve stocked up on four for the holiday season and love having one burning in every room.
Be it masculine or grungy, the Teakwood & Tobacco Candle imbues your home with a slow-burning scent of leather, teak and orange to give it that edge you carry around so proudly.
For the holiday hostess, this candle tells a story through its scent, imparting a nostalgic anecdote and aroma for the season. The woodsy ‘hometown road trip’ smell captures an essence of old traditions and familiar faces — pine, birch, and fir are spiced with clove buds.