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Most people associate fall with pumpkin spice. That said, fall has plenty of other signature scents, from the crisp morning air and fresh apples to hayrides and mulled wine. Close your eyes and imagine fragrances that are slightly spicy, a tiny bit sweet, a little moody and definitely warm.
These are the best fall candles for people who aren’t into pumpkin spice but still want to evoke the coziness of the season. Light one anytime you want to wrap up in a faux fur blanket or before you invite friends over for a hot toddy.
1. Capri Blue Spiced Cider Glass Jar Candle, $30.40 (Orig. $38)
Pumpkin may get all the credit when it comes to fall flavors and scents, but it’s also apple-picking and apple cider season. That said, Anthropologie’s popular Spiced Cider candle is back — in a new red jar — and if cozy had a smell, this might be it. It has notes of sparkling berries and grapes with apple, cinnamon, vanilla and Canadian fir trees. This scent is especially good for the late fall, when the holidays are on the horizon.
2. Voluspa Baltic Amber, $32
For those who don’t want any “produce-smelling” candles — aka no pumpkin or apples — this is a more earthy, sensual scent you can light year-round. It smells especially warm, which makes it the perfect accent for your home in the fall. It has notes of amber resin, sandalwood and vanilla orchid.
3. Pottery Barn Citrus Clove Candle, $29.50 – $59
Pottery Barn may be known for its home decor, but don’t sleep on its candles. Its new Citrus Clove fragrance features notes of bergamot and Seville oranges mixed with clove. It’s a bright yet warm and herbaceous scent for the fall and holiday season.
4. LAFCO Spiced Pomander, $70
LAFCO is a master at creating luxury scents. Luckily, its favorite fall fragrance is back, with notes of bitter orange, clove buds and cinnamon. Essentially, it smells like the holidays without needing to turn on your oven and actually bake something. But this isn’t an overly sweet scent. It’s slightly spicy. Seriously, just try it.
5. Homesick Autumn Hayride Candle, $38
There’s a crispness to the air in autumn. This candle tries to copy that and mix it with the experience of a fun-filled hayride (minus the farm smells). It has notes of warm amber, clove and fresh hay mixed with nutmeg, birch, maple bark, tonka, patchouli and oakmoss.
6. Boy Smells Ash, $36 – $86
Boy Smells’ Ash candle is a woody, smoky scent that smells sophisticated but never stuffy. It has notes of firewood, smoke, charcoal, hay and palo santo, with slight juniper berry notes to round it out. It’s perfect for those who don’t want sweet-smelling fragrances but want something a little moody.
7. Anecdote Cocktail Candles Harvest Hot Toddy, $25.60 (Orig. $32)
This is a cheekier candle for the cocktail enthusiast, evoking the scents of the beloved hot toddy. While the jar says it “smells like rye relief and plentiful pours,” it also has notes of Honeycrisp apple and cinnamon.
If you like this article, check out 7 of Pottery Barn’s best fall decor items if you’re going for cozy and classy vibes.
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