Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Candlefind September 2018. It has been completely revamped and updated to reflect our current branding and content strategy and to include our new Fall candle loves!
Yep, Fall is officially here candle lovers, and we’ve got some good ones to recommend this year. While 2020 has been a wild, crazy year, time has continued to march on and we are now watching the leaves turn. We need some normalcy and comfort buys in our lives, and we think these fantastic Fall candles should do the trick. We attempted to stick to ten choices but ended up with eleven. So, here goes…
1. Pumpkin Pie, Pure Integrity
This Pumpkin Pie candle from Pure Integrity always seems to make the cut. This candle may look very simple in design but trust us when we say it will be the last Pumpkin Pie scent you will ever purchase. Ok…maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s really good. Trust. If you’re after an authentic pumpkin pie scent, complete with pumpkin puree, crust, spices, and whipped cream, this is your go-to candle. And it’s soy. LOVE!!
2. Cornbread & Honey, 1803 Candles
We think 1803 has some of the BEST foodie scents around. That holds true with this yummy, delicious Fall candle, Cornbread & Honey. This scent is super heavy and comforting…very authentic. If you love candles that smell like food, go for this one for sure.
3. Baltic Amber, Voluspa
Moving away from the foodie scents, we come upon this gem from an affordable luxury candle brand, Voluspa. They have a number of great Fall scents, but we think Baltic Amber rises to the top. It’s warm…it’s comforting…and the container is stunning. What more could you want?
4. Bonfire Embers, Opalhouse
Not all great candles have to set you back a paycheck or two. Take the Opalhouse candles found in Target. They are generally high quality candles and offer a good burn. For Fall, we suggest getting Bonfire Embers. Ohmygoodness, it smells like Fall in a jar! The warmth of sandalwood, subtle spices, and warmth of firewood make this one of the best.
5. Pumpkin Chai, NEST Fragrances
Sure…we know that Pumpkin Chai from NEST Fragrances might be a little cliche. After all, it is on just about every Best Fall Candle list you can think of. But it’s there for a reason…trust. This candle is FABULOUS and it seems to last forever. This is not a foodie pumpkin scent, but more of a warm, spicy scent. It’s hard to describe…just know that it’s fantastic.
6. Pomegranate Delight, Lone Star Candles & More
One of the things we love about this ‘job,’ is that we get to try a bunch of different candles from a jillion different places. It’s what helps us…and you…discover some really awesome candle brands. Take Lone Star Candles & More…they make some deliciously strong soy candles, and Pomegranate Delight is one of our favorites. If you’re looking for something a little more bright for the Fall, this one should fit the bill.
7. Blackberry Absinthe, Illume
Illume candles are consistently high quality and come in such a wide array of beautiful vessels. We are partial to this tin style, though, for the scent Blackberry Absinthe. This scent is dark and mysterious, with just the right amount of sweetness from the blackberries and orange. A very complex scent that should carry you from Fall to Winter!
8. Pumpkin Pecan Waffle, Madison Valley
Move over, you-know-who. This Pumpkin Pecan Waffles scent is to die for! It is super strong and yummy. What’s more, it lasts a really long time, making the value of these candles unbelievable. If you love foodie, go for this one.
9. Vanilla Fleur, Soap & Paper Factory
Floral fans, have no fear. While most florals don’t exactly scream Fall, you can get your fix on in scents such as the lovely Vanilla Fleur from Soap & Paper Factory. This scent is warm and sensual, with just enough of the floral orchid notes shining through to give it a bit of a Fall twist. It’s fabulous.
10. Redwoods & Amber, Paddywax
Paddywax has a number of great candles, but their Vista line makes us swoon. The vessels are gorgeous and the scents? Divine! Take Redwoods & Amber, for instance. This is the perfect Fall scented candle, as it includes some warm spices, bright citrusy notes, earthy woodsiness, and even hints of leather. Talk about a scent explosion…in a good way!
11. Heirlūm Pumpkin, Thymes
We end our list with one of our favorite candles of all-time…not just for the Fall! Heirlūm Pumpkin is rich and pumpkin-y sweet without being cloying. It’s a mouthwatering scent that fills the air and makes our homes all warm and cozy. While they release this scent in a number of different vessels, it’s this centerpiece one that has stolen our hearts.
And that, our candle loving friends, completes our list of 11 must have candles for this Fall. We chose a variety of styles and prices to fit all budgets and tastes. We love them all and we hope you find a new one (or two…or three) to love!