The 23 Best Fall Candles of 2022

The 23 Best Fall Candles of 2022

Fall candles are important to the comfy feeling of autumn as a result of they mean you can expertise apple selecting, bushes painted with pink and orange leaves, and heat flavors like pumpkin spice, sizzling cocoa, and roasted marshmallows by the hearth — all with out leaving your house. And scent lies on the coronary heart of what makes a candle so comforting.

“When it involves candles, you wish to have a really linier perfume, which could be in comparison with a fair perfume with regards to notes in phrases of weight,” Olfactory NYC director of perfume and product Jessica Reichert tells PEOPLE. She explains how balancing scents is an artform, weighing the highest, center, and backside perfume notes. “Fall scents are good for candles as a result of many of them have all these elements,” she says. 

To assist you choose the precise scent for you, we’ve gathered 23 of our favourite fall candles to carry the magic of sweater climate into your house.   

Best Overall:
Nest New York Pumpkin Chai Candle


Nest New York is understood for its elevated and wealthy fragrances and this pumpkin chai candle is not any exception. This explosion of scent and season brings the colours and flavors of fall to a head. This author buys this candle yearly and for such a compact measurement (8.1 ounces), it surprisingly lasts all through the autumn and fills a room with probably the most scrumptious scents. 

Featuring a soy wax, this candle is all-natural and received’t unfold soot round your house whereas it burns. It’s obtainable in 4 sizes so it might probably work for these with restricted or ample house. The pigmented orange glass and wax is an ode to autumn and can add a whimsical flare to any espresso desk or desk. Surround your self with heat spices this fall with this scrumptious candle.

Price at time of publish: $46

Size: 8.1 oz./ 230 g | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Pumpkin, masala chai, cinnamon | Burn Time: 50 to 60 hours

Best Budget:
Opalhouse Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Candle


You don’t should pay a premium to benefit from the aromas of autumn this season. This pumpkin spice cookie candle will carry the pumpkin patch and odor of freshly baked items into your house for a very decadent expertise at a low worth. This medium-sized candle will burn for about 40 hours or so, and it has soy wax and is all-natural. The heat yellow colour — symbolic of fall leaves — and candy scent create a calming ambiance good for celebrating the season.

Price at time of publish: $10

Size: 15.1 oz./ 428 g | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Pumpkin, spices | Burn Time: 40 hours

Best Splurge:
Trudon Felice Candle

Bergdorf Goodman

This mix of vanilla, candied fruits, and spices is the final word luxurious perfume. It smells like the top of autumn when the leaves have virtually all fallen and there’s a crispness within the air signifying the approaching winter — however bundled right into a 9.5-ounce candle. It’s constituted of a signature Trudon wax created with pure components like greens. If you don’t thoughts paying just a little further, this candle gives a premium perfume to shut out fall and welcome winter.

Price at time of publish: $145

Size: 9.5 oz./ 270 g | Wax Type: Vegetable | Primary Scents: Vanilla, honey, candied fruit, nutmeg | Burn Time: 55 to 60 hours

Best Design:
Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Jar Candle


This candle is as beautiful as it’s aromatic with a mix of apple and grounded notes of clove, cedar, musk, and fir, amongst different woody scents. At 19 ounces, this candle is a bigger candle and may burn as much as 75 hours, so it’s going to final you deep into fall. As a soy mix, this candle has no less than some pure components in it, so it shouldn’t launch an excessive amount of soot whereas burning. Plus, the cracked glass look with inexperienced and white tones makes it an absolute showpiece certain to raise the design of any room.

Price at time of publish: $38

Size: 19 oz. | Wax Type: Soy mix | Primary Scents: Apple, clove, fir, pine needle, white birch, cedar, vetiver, musk | Burn Time: 75 hours

Best Pumpkin:
Voluspa Spiced Pumpkin Latte Japonica Glass Jar Candle


As the star of the autumn season, pumpkin of course earned its place on our record, and this spiced pumpkin latte candle from Voluspa captures its essence completely. Made with coconut wax, this candle throws scent far right into a room, and holds perfume properly so you possibly can get pleasure from this candle for all 100 hours of its burn time. Top notes of pumpkin and spice will hook you first, adopted by softer notes of vanilla marshmallow and coconut milk. The patterned glass jar and heat orange tones solely add to the impact of this aromatic fall candle.

Price at time of publish: $34

Size: 18 oz. | Wax Type: Coconut | Primary Scents: Pumpkin, heat spices, coconut milk, vanilla marshmallow | Burn Time: 100 hours

Best Apple:
Literie Apple Picking within the Hudson Valley Candle


Apple selecting, whether or not a nostalgic reminiscence or a future plan, is a quintessential fall exercise. This candle pairs the recent perfume of apple with a candy spiced cider. It’s made with a vegan soy and coconut wax mix so it holds perfume properly, doesn’t emit soot, and can throw the scent out into the room for extra protection. For being a smaller candle, it has a stable burn time of 50 hours, so it ought to final most of the autumn for those who’re burning it a couple of hours at a time. 

Price at time of publish: $45

Size: 9 oz. | Wax Type: Vegan soy & coconut mix | Primary Scents: Apple, spiced cider | Burn Time: 50 hours

Best Vanilla:
Seventh Avenue Apothecary Tobacco + Vanilla Bourbon Soy Wax Candle

Seventh Avenue Apothecary

Vanilla by itself is, properly… vanilla, however if you add bourbon, cinnamon, caramel, and a touch of tobacco, the scent turns into richly layered. Made utterly of soy wax, this candle burns cleanly with out emitting any soot. It’s a reasonably small candle, however it lasts for a very long time. This author has been burning this candle for a number of fall seasons now (solely sometimes to savor it) and it’s nonetheless going robust. It additionally has a easy and minimalistic design and appears nice on a bookshelf (although we wouldn’t advocate lighting it there). 

Price at time of publish: $32

Size: 11 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Tobacco, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, cinnamon | Burn Time: 65 hours

Best Tea Light:
Brooklyn Candle Studio Apple Cider Gold Travel Candle


Tea mild candles are nice for displaying on a mantel or shelf as a result of they’re small so you possibly can stagger them throughout a floor for ambiance. This tea mild candle diffuses a scrumptious mix of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in addition to recent orange and cedarwood. Given its small measurement, the burn time is just about 30 hours, however when damaged up an hour or two at a time, this candle ought to final for some time. 

Price at time of publish: $18

Size: 4 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, cedarwood | Burn Time: 30 hours

Best Soy:
Homesick Candles Autumn Hayride Candle

Courtesy of Homesick

Soy wax is constituted of all-natural soybeans so that they’re usually cleaner than candles made with paraffin wax, and this candle from Homesick is not any exception. A hayride of the senses, this candle melds clove, amber, birch, and patchouli amongst different scents for a wealthy perfume. It’s a medium-sized candle and can burn for between 60 and 80 hours to supply coziness all through the autumn.

Price at time of publish: $38

Size: 13.75 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Amber, clove, nutmeg, birch, maple bark, patchouli | Burn Time: 60 to 80 hours

Best Burn Time:
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Autumn Wreath


As one of the oldest candle firms, Yankee Candle is aware of easy methods to construct a candle that lasts, and with 150 hours of burn time, this autumn wreath candle will final all the way in which to winter (and possibly after). It’s made with paraffin wax and maintains a richly pigmented pink colour and scent of recent leaves, cinnamon, and apple. Built-in a jar, it has a stately and conventional look good for a eating room or entrance corridor desk.

Price at time of publish: $24.59

Size: 22 oz. | Wax Type: Paraffin | Primary Scents: Autumn leaves, cinnamon apples | Burn Time: 150 hours

Best Amber:
Harlem Candle Co. Josephine Luxury Candle


Harlem Candle Co. highlights icons of the Harlem Renaissance with its wealthy fragrances and storied histories. The Josephine candle celebrates Josephine Baker, an American-born French dancer, actress, and singer. With prime notes of citrus and bergamot blended with base notes like amber, vanilla, and tonka bean, this candle is the right companion to fall. It’s additionally made of clear soy vegetable wax and burns for as much as 80 hours with a scent that lasts all season.

Price at time of publish: $48

Size: 12 oz. | Wax Type: Soy vegetable mix | Primary Scents: Citrus, bergamot, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, vanilla | Burn Time: 80 hours

Best Mouthwatering:
Illume Apricot Chantilly Creme Boulangerie Jar Candle


This soy candle can solely stay within the kitchen as a result of its mouthwatering scent of apricot chantilly creme with notes of orange buttercream and maple sugar may tempt you to get a snack. It’s not a big candle, so it solely burns for about 35 hours, but when burned sparingly, it might probably final some time. (This author has had this candle for 2 years and it’s solely simply on the finish of its wick.) 

Price at time of publish: $22

Size: 6 oz./ 170 g | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: orange buttercream, maple sugar | Burn Time: 35 hours

Best Patchouli:
SoHum Rose Patchouli & Amber Candle


Patchouli is a flowering plant that’s generally utilized in important oils for its scrumptious perfume and therapeutic properties. With notes of rose, patchouli, amber, in addition to sandalwood, cinnamon, and white jasmine, this soy candle mingles the recent botanical fragrances with hotter flavors for sweater season. It’s a smaller candle with a shorter burn time than most of the others on our record, however all of the extra cause to savor it.

Price at time of publish: $18

Size: 5.5 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Lemon, lavender, orange, patchouli, amber, musk, sandalwood, cinnamon, rose, white jasmine | Burn Time: 30 hours

Best Woodsy:
Keap Candles Wood Cabin Candle

Keap Candles

If your good fall situation is being surrounded by colourful bushes and mountains in a cabin within the woods, this candle embodies that dream with scents of woods and spice. Creating a sensory expertise of moist moss, burnt pine, cedar, guaiac wooden, and cade juniper, this candle makes you’re feeling such as you’re within the woods — with a touch of nutmeg for seasonal spice. It’s a smaller candle, however has a good burn time of 45 hours, and it makes use of coconut wax which retains perfume higher than soy wax.

Price at time of publish: $54.50

Size: 7.4 oz | Wax Type: Coconut | Primary Scents: Cade juniper, cedar, nutmeg, burnt pine, guaiac wooden, moist moss | Burn Time: 45 hours

Best Votive:
Nest Autumn Plum Candle


Ringing in at two ounces, this votive candle is petite, however will nonetheless last as long as 28 hours for those who burn it sparingly. Votive merely refers back to the measurement, and equally to a tea mild candle, this measurement appears nice with a number of of them displayed. For occasion, two of these candles would add a pleasant design component on both aspect of a mantel or in your dresser. With a deep purple colour and refrain of scents like cinnamon, plum, cashmere wooden, and patchouli leaf, the candle creates a daring presence in any dwelling.

Price at time of publish: $18

Size: 2 oz./ 70 g | Wax Type: Paraffin | Primary Scents: Plum, cinnamon, patchouli leaf, cashmere wooden | Burn Time: 20 to twenty-eight hours

Best Floral:
Bath & Body Works Cozy Cashmere Candle

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works is perhaps recognized for soaps and lotions, however each fall and winter, its candle part steals the highlight and holds it till January. This cashmere candle performs with floral scents like jasmine and lavender, in addition to refined notes of vanilla and sandalwood for a comfortable scent that wraps round you want a cashmere blanket. It’s a three-wick candle so it ought to final about 45 hours. The soy mix signifies it possible has some soy (longer burn time) combined with some paraffin to supply the pink pigment and maintain the perfume longer than a very soy wax candle.

Price at time of publish: $12.95

Size: 14.5 oz./ 411 g | Wax Type: Soy mix | Primary Scents: Lavender, vanilla, pink jasmine, sandalwood | Burn Time: 45 hours

Best Fruity:
Bath & Body Works The Perfect Autumn Candle

Bath & Body Works

The good autumn entails apples, cranberries, and much of spice, and this candle blends all of these scents. Similar to different Bath & Body Works candles, it has a decently lengthy burn time of 45 hours and burns with out an excessive amount of soot because of the soy wax mix. The beautiful merlot colour and eccentric design of leaves dancing across the edge of the glass container radiates the sense of autumn.

Price at time of publish: $12.95

Size: 14.5 oz./ 411 g | Wax Type: Soy mix | Primary Scents: Fresh cranberry, spiced pumpkin, crisp apple, wealthy clove | Burn Time: 45 hours

Best Spiced:
Brooklyn Candle Studio Cardamom Minimalist Candle

Brooklyn Candle Studio

Made with the identical one hundred pc soy wax as our different Brooklyn Candle Studio choose, this cardamom minimalist candle has a clear white exterior and burns for about 50 hours (regardless of its small measurement) with none soot. Since spices add to the heat of the season, this fall candle highlights fragrances like black pepper and cardamom, in addition to earthy scents like balsam, cedar, dry amber, and velvet wooden.

Price at time of publish: $28

Size: 7.5 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Black Pepper, cardamom, balsam, cedar, dry amber, velvet Wood | Burn Time: 50 hours

Best Campfire:
Homesick Bonfire Nights Candle


If you’ve been eager for an autumn night time by campfire, you don’t have to attend any longer as a result of this candle brings the hearth to you. Homesick makes use of one hundred pc soy wax for a sluggish burn (60 to 80 hours) that can evoke a way of nostalgia with scents like smoked embers, cloves, pine leaves, and vanilla. Black myrrh and incense add dimension to this candle, in addition to woodsy perfume like cedar, guaiac wooden, and palo santo. 

Price at time of publish: $38

Size: 13.75 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Smoked embers, clove, cedar, palo santo, incense, pine leaves, vanilla, black myrrh, guaiac wooden | Burn Time: 60 to 80 hours

Best Sweet:
Bath & Body Works White Barn Marshmallow Fireside Candle

Bath & Body Works

If you’ve gotten a bit of a candy tooth, the autumn could be a scrumptious time of yr with seasonal treats like marshmallows, pumpkin spice bread, and apple pies popping up everywhere. This candle celebrates that sweeter aspect of life with a mix of toasted marshmallow, fire-roasted vanilla, amber, and a touch of wooden for just a little smokiness. It’s a soy mix with three-wicks, so this candle will final you thru the season.

Price at time of publish: $12.95

Size: 14.5 oz./ 411 g | Wax Type: Soy mix | Primary Scents: Toasted marshmallow, smoldering woods, vanilla, amber | Burn Time: 45 hours

Best Zodiac:
Birthdate The November Eleventh Candle


For my fellow followers of astrology, the autumn is a time of robust zodiac indicators like libra, scorpio, and sagittarius (yours actually), and what higher candle to have a good time the season than one devoted to your birthday. Since we love a second of good vitality, we selected to characteristic the November Eleventh candle (11/11), however you may get a Birthdate candle for any day of the yr. With a protracted burn time and mix of soy and coconut wax, this candle is sustainably made and can final the take a look at of time (or no less than 60 to 80 hours). The mix of mahogany, musk, bergamot, plum, and cinnamon will make every breathe a savory one to inhale. Set your individual horoscope: good vibes (and smells) solely this fall!

Price at time of publish: $49.99

Size: 13.5 oz. | Wax Type: Soy & coconut mix | Primary Scents: Mahogany, musk, bergamot, plum, cinnamon | Burn Time: 60 to 80 hours

Best Candle Set:
Muyebn Lavender & Cedar Teakwood Candles


If you need two candles that complement one another in scent and design, this set from Muyebn is your good match. One candle provides a recent lavender scent whereas the opposite smells of cedar teakwood. Paired collectively, these candles odor like a stroll within the woods, strolling previous a mattress of recent lavender, with crisp air blowing previous. Though on the smaller aspect, these candles have a major burn time of about 50 hours, so they need to final you properly into the autumn and winter. 

Price at time of publish: $17.99

Size: 7.1 oz. | Wax Type: Soy | Primary Scents: Lavender, cedar teakwood | Burn Time: 50 hours

Best Paired with Reality TV:
Literie The Real Housewives Flipping Tables Candle


From one actuality TV fan to a different, there’s nothing fairly like snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of wine, a candle burning, and watching drama unfold in your tv display screen. This Flipping Tables candle in The Real Housewives assortment from Literie provides a relaxing scent combine of cedar and suede. With a soy and coconut wax mix, this candle burns cleanly for as much as 50 hours — or about two full seasons of The Real Housewives.

Price at time of publish: $45

Size: 9 oz. | Wax Type: Soy & coconut mix | Primary Scents: Cedar, suede | Burn Time: 50 hours

How to Pick the Right Fall Candle

The measurement of a candle may decide the place you find yourself putting it — whether or not that’s in your front room aspect desk or bed room dresser, so it’s an necessary issue to think about. Tea mild candles are the smallest sort of candle and look one of the best with a number of collectively both clustered or staggered throughout an area. Votives are additionally small and make nice bookends on a desk or lengthy floor like a mantel. A espresso desk may want a bigger candle to behave as an announcement piece, and medium-sized candles is perhaps a great match for a desk or breakfast room desk. Size additionally impacts burn time, so the larger a candle is, the longer it’s going to final.


Price can also be decided by the dimensions of a candle — massive candles last more and subsequently value extra. So for those who’re somebody who burns candles regularly, you may contemplate smaller candles you could burn by means of on a daily cadence (and never pay a fortune to interchange). If you solely burn candles sometimes and desire a extra ornamental piece, a big candle like Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath Candle is an effective funding that will provide you with an extended burn time.

Wax Type

Wax performs an enormous position within the look, performance, and longevity of a candle, so it’s to not be missed. The two major varieties of wax are paraffin and soy, adopted by coconut wax. If you’re searching for an all-natural wax that burns cleanly (no soot), and has a slower burning fee to lengthen the life of your candle, soy wax is your finest guess. Coconut wax additionally burns cleanly and holds extra perfume than soy so for those who like stronger scents, you may go that route. Paraffin doesn’t burn as cleanly, however it holds colour and perfume extraordinarily properly, so it’s a great choice if scent and look is your prime precedence.


There are so many scrumptious scents that fall into the autumn class, however they don’t at all times go collectively. Finding the precise scent mixture can lead you to the right fall candle. “An ideal scent for me would begin off with prime notes having some citrus and fruits to assist elevate the perfume up for the candle,” says Reichert. “Then, you’d have a coronary heart that has loads of complexity like spices, a lighter wooden, and earthier notes to assist carry the perfume by means of the room. Your backside notes would then be candy and creamy notes, darker woods, and heavier notes like ambers. Those notes assist floor the perfume to the place the candle is being burned.” 

She provides {that a} scent’s steadiness is of utmost significance when selecting a candle. “If any of these notes of prime, center, and backside will not be balanced, you run the chance of having a candle that won’t burn the way in which you need it to,” says Reichert.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most well-liked fall scent?

While fall is possibly probably the most poignant season for scents — these of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving spreads, spiced cider and baked items — there are a couple of star scents that standout at the moment of yr. Pumpkin spice, apples, and cinnamon are base scents that seem in lots of common fall candles, together with our greatest general choose — Nest New York Pumpkin Chai Candle — that options each pumpkin and spice.  “Fall, to me, is embodied by smoke, incense, spices, or heat notes of amber, vanilla, and maybe patchouli (cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, and so forth.),” perfume skilled and founder of Modern Urban Sensory Experiences Kimberly Waters tells PEOPLE. These scents create a way of heat and coziness that set the tone for sweater climate.

Are soy or paraffin candles higher?

Soy candles are higher for a number of causes, however that doesn’t imply it is best to keep away from paraffin candles altogether. (*23*) to Homesick, soy candles are all pure and constituted of soybeans, whereas paraffin candles include petroleum so there’s extra soot launched after they burn. That being stated, paraffin holds colour and perfume higher than soy candles, and if you see “soy mix” there’s a excessive probability the candle contains each sorts of wax. If you desire a enjoyable ornamental candle with a stronger scent, paraffin candles are the way in which to go, however for long-term candles that you’ll persistently burn in your house, soy candles are a extra sustainable and cleaner choice.

Does the way in which you burn a candle have an effect on how lengthy it’s going to final?

Simply put, sure it does. When you’re contemplating buying a candle, you’ll discover issues like measurement and burn time, however these change into moot for those who don’t burn your candle correctly. (*23*) to The Harlem Candle Co., when burning a candle for the primary time, it is best to burn it one hour for each inch in container diameter. So in case your candle is three inches throughout, you possibly can burn it for 3 hours. And usually you shouldn’t burn a candle for greater than 4 hours at a time with out trimming the wick if you’d like it to final. Another factor that may shorten the life of your candle is tunneling. This is when your candle doesn’t burn evenly, so it creates a wall of wax across the edge. Trim the wick repeatedly to lengthen your candle’s life and keep away from losing wax on this approach.

Take Our Word For It

Madison Yauger is a seasoned author who’s examined a whole bunch of life-style merchandise throughout all classes. With a background in information and life-style journalism, she has a large community of skilled sources and a penchant for accuracy. For this story, she spoke to perfume specialists Jessica Reichert and Kimberly Waters, thought-about private expertise with a number of of the candles listed, and closely researched the present candle market to find out one of the best picks for fall at a range of worth factors.

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