Fall is one of my favourite times of the year to go on a candle binge. With the weather starting to cool off, I find nothing more comforting than wrapping up in a warm blanket and get lost in a good book. The only thing that can make it better is having a good fall candle burning alongside me. Scents of warm apple pie straight from the oven, glazed cinnamon buns, and freshly baked pumpkin pie get my cravings racing.
With all those scents, not to mention, all the candle brands around these days, it can be pretty difficult to know which candles to get without spending a fortune and testing them all yourself.
That’s where we come in! We like to think we have pretty good taste in candles, and since we have already gone through those spending sprees ourselves, we’ve had the opportunity to try a wide variety of fall scents in our day.
Below is the best smelling list of fall candles for 2015. Please enjoy, and do let us know what you think of any that you happen to try out! (Contains some affiliate links)
This candle will completely immerse you in that fall feeling. Autumn wreath may be a name for a seemingly ambiguous scent but rest assure, this candle smells great. The scent seems to give off the aroma of a nice blend of spices with notes of apple and cinnamon. This is a candle that you can leave burning well into the holidays and it won’t seem out of place.
Wax Type: Paraffin
NEST Fragrances are one of our favourite candle brands. They’re expensive, but oh my, are they ever worth it. With the NEST pumpkin chai candle you get a nice earthy scent that is strong but not too over the top. This may be our absolute favourite fall scented candle!
Wax Type: Paraffin
If you like the smell of pumpkin pie you will love this candle. The crackling of the wood wick is also a nice touch that will add to that feeling of the season change. If you haven’t tried a wood wick candle before you’re in for a treat.
Wax Type: Soy wax blend
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Goose Creek: Toasty Pumpkin Toddy Pumpkin Candle
You really can’t go wrong with the candles from Goose Creek. They make quality candles with a wide variety of scents for every occasion. For fall we absolutely love these pumpkin jar centerpiece candles. They burn superbly in part due to the 4 wicks used (yes, 4 wicks) to get a nice even wax melt going. The scent is a complex blend of spices, pumpkin, apple cider, and rum spiced with nutmeg, which on cold sniff doesn’t do the candle justice. Light this baby up and your home will be filled with a pleasant fall aroma.
Wax Type: Paraffin
As you probably already know, Bath and Body Works put out some highly fragranced 3 wick candles. They use a high concentration of fragrance oils to achieve this, but if you are a fan of very powerful scents than they may be right up your alley. This list wouldn’t be complete without adding at least one scent from their fall collection and so I went with my personal favourite to add to the list: Sweater Weather. This scent is a nice blend of eucalyptus, juniper berries, and fresh sage that comes together to create a special scent that is less sweet and more outdoorsy than many other fall scents. The only downside to these candles is that with only 14.5 oz of wax and 3 wicks, you will burn through these candles much faster than some of the others which makes the value a little less appealing than at first glance. Look for the 2 for $20 sales that Bath & Body Works sometimes have to get the most for your money.
Wax Type: Blend of vegetable waxes
We couldn’t complete this list without adding a candle from Voluspa. Luckily, their “Baltic Amber” candle fits in perfectly with a fall collection. These candles add a bit of luxury with their quality natural coconut wax which helps carry the scents of amber, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla contained within. We loved the slow burn of this candle, giving us over a hundred hours of burn time out of a 16 ounces of wax. The floral design on the glass jar harkens back to traditional Japanese design and adds a nice touch to finish off the look of this candle.
Wax Type: Coconut wax
Illume Candles: Woodfire Luxe Sanded Mercury Glass
Illume is one of our favourite candle brands and for good reason. These guys have taken years to craft their wax blends to get them to perform to near perfection. For that cozy autumn feeling we recommend the woodfire candle in any of its forms, but we adore the sandblasted finish on this mercury glass candle. This candles scent profile is a patchouli, cedar, vetiver, and oakmoss base with notes of amber, nutmeg, sugar and more to bring out everything you need in a perfect fall candle. This is the candle that got me hooked on Illume Candles.
Wax Type: Primarily soy wax blended with additives from palm, carnauba, beeswax and food grade paraffin to achieve desired performance
Affordable and luxurious. Not usually two words that accompany each other, but with these candles that is exactly what you get. At only 11 ounces you can get close to 100 hours burn time on this one, very impressive for this size. This candle hits with notes of sandalwood & musk along with white vanilla fleur and bergamot & lavender to bring you a scent that marks the changing of the seasons so well.
Wax Type: Natural soy and coconut wax blends
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Gold Canyon: White Pumpkin Candle
This candle from the Heritage line of Gold Canyon candles is one of the best pumpkin scented candles for this fall season. It has a spicy, baked scent with notes of pumpkin mousse, vanilla, and sugared ginger that is sure to please those pumpkin scent lovers out there. These candles are also some of the best value you can find. Their large 26 ounce candles are available for around $22 and will yield around a 200 hour burn time!
Wax Type: Food grade paraffin wax
Curl up with this candle from McCall’s Candles and enjoy the scents of nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cedar. This candle is perfect when the days start to become more and more chilly. You get two thinner wicks in this candle to get a nice, even melt pool while still preserving it’s lengthy burn time.
Wax Type: Paraffin
We know that many of our readers are big fans of jewelry candles and so we thought we would throw in a new favourite for the season from our highest reviewed jewelry candle brand: Jewelry In Candles.
For fall, Jewelry In Candles has put out a very cool candle in the form of a layered candy corn candle. With these limited edition candles not only do you get your candle and surprise jewelry, but each candle also comes with a bonus prize ranging from various gift cards and free candles, to the grand prize of a jewelry set worth $15,000+. Get in on the fun while you still can and check these out at the Jewelry In Candles store.
Wax Type: Soy wax