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There are a lot of reasons to look forward to fall: apple picking, cooler weather, colorful trees and the warm and inviting aromas of the season. Of course there’s pumpkin and maple scents, but there are also scents like campfires, bourbon, pears, coffee, apple pie and woodsy forests to pair with the crisp air.
If you haven’t already ordered a fall candle (or two or three) this year, let this be your sign to start. And if you did, what’s a few more? Here are 10 of the coziest autumn-scented candles to light up this season.
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1. A pumpkin-shaped candle
You can find almost anything at Target, including a wide variety of fall-scented candles. This one not only smells like pumpkin, but looks like one, too. Made of soy, it has three wicks that together can burn for up to 40 hours and will be the perfect seasonal accent to your mantle or bookshelf.
2. A candle that's perfect for sweater weather
Bath & Body Works has become one of the most popular places to shop for candles, offering a myriad for any—and every—occasion. And while most of the brand’s candles are great, none are as cozy and autumnal as Sweater Weather. Shoppers rave that the seasonal candle smells woodsy and fruity all at once, with a sage and juniper berry scent.
2. A fall version of everyone's favorite candle
Few candles are as recognizable—or as coveted—as the Capri Blue candle. The wildly popular candle comes in a variety of scents, including some for fall, like this spiced cider one. It has a long 70-hour burn time and smells like a mix of apple, cinnamon, fir and vanilla. Plus, the sparkling jar will look gorgeous sitting on your coffee t
3. An autumn candle from Instagram
Homesick candles have become very trendy on social media over the last few years. The brand now has an entire fall collection, which includes this fan-favorite. With hints of hay, amber, clove and birch bark, the candle smells exactly as the name suggests: like an autumn hayride.
4. A sweet brown sugar and pear candle
Fruit aromas get lost among the pumpkin spice frenzy this time of year, but they’re still just as wonderful and sweet for the season. The scent of pears is underrated, and this combo with brown sugar brings it to the forefront along with notes of ginger and McIntosh apples. The Paige’s Candle Co. candle is handmade and comes wrapped in a natural burlap gift bag, making this an ideal housewarming or hostess gift.
5. A candle that looks like a picnic
These checkmate candles from Paddywax are each painted by hand, making them a unique piece of decor (and potential conversation starter). You can choose from autumnal scents like golden amber—a mixture of eucalyptus, cardamom and clove bud—and rose & santal, which is made with fresh nutmeg, bergamot, warm amber and rosewood. The candle vessels look like a picnic blanket, and can be reused for pretty much everything once the candle is gone, including food as they’re dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
6. A candle that smells like apple pie
With notes of red McIntosh apples, sugar, nutmeg, fresh ground cinnamon sticks and golden crust, this hand-poured candle serves up all the fall vibes in a subtle yet mouthwatering way. It's made of all-natural soy wax with lead- and zinc-free wicks and will have your entire house smelling like Grandma's apple pie is baking in the oven.
7. A three-pack of signature fall scents
This candle trio brings iconic fall scents to your home: Golden Harvest Pumpkin, Deep Dish Apple Pie and Crimson Leaves. The three-wick candles are perfect for lighting when you have company over, or if you’re spending the weekend cozied up by the fireplace. Each candle burns up to 40 hours, so these three might just last you the whole season.
8. A candle that smells like breakfast
Cold fall mornings call for indulgent breakfasts like fluffy pancakes, pumpkin muffins, apple tarts and cinnamon buns. This sweet, buttery soy wax candle from Sweet Water Decor burns for 40 hours and fills your home with the cozy aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls and drizzled icing.
9. A buttery spiced candle
When the temperatures start to drop, many people swap out their ice cold beers for a beverage that warms you from the inside out, like spiced rum. That's exactly what this candle from HSN smells like, with notes of maple syrup, buttery rum, cinnamon and a dash of lemon. The double-wick design allows for a longer—and more even—burn.
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