The 5 Best Scented Candles to Light Up Your Autumn

Autumn may be the season of falling leaves, crisp air and colorful foliage, but for many, it is also the season of burning scented candles. With their warm, cozy glow, flickering flames and subtle fragrance, scented candles can transform even the most basic living space into a cozy — and fragrant — retreat from the cool, dark outdoors. Lighting up a scented candle at home may be one of the simplest ways to embrace the coming of cooler weather, but finding just the right fragrance is essential. Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing an autumn-appropriate scent. Here are some of our favorite picks for this upcoming season!

Why Light Up A Scented Candle?

A scented candle is an easy way to create ambience in any room of your home. Whether you want to put a little mood lighting on your table or are looking for the perfect scent to usher in autumn, scented candles are a versatile option. The best part? You can customize the candle by choosing a fragrance that matches your personal style. *The Wilderness: This spicy and woody scent will remind you of bonfires in the forest. *The Mountains: This fresh, crisp scent is reminiscent of a snowy mountain top and icy lakes. * May Chang: Take your favorite lemon desert you with this sweetly ‘Lemon Sherbet‘ classic! * Yin: Just imagine sitting around the fireplace and breathing in  lavender and luxury sandalwood. This soothing, calming scent may just be what you need to get ready for winter.

What Makes A Good Scented Candle?

When choosing a candle, there are a few things to consider. First of course is the fragrance. Most people like to find a scent that matches the season or mood they're looking for. For autumn, we recommend heavier scents that offer a more cozy feel. Next is the your mood, which can also factor into your decision. You may feel you need uplifting, or slowing down. Lastly, it may be worth considering what type of vessel you're going with — some prefer ceramic while others may want one a glass jar to see the wax melting. Make sure you know what kind of vessel you want before making your purchase!

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Our Top 5 Picks: Scented Candles for Autumn

- The Wilderness: This scent is reminiscent of a bonfire in the forest. The best part about this candle's fragrance is that it has a musky spice unlike any other candles which makes it perfect for those looking for a more deep, spicy woody scent. - The Mountains: This scent is reminiscent of the crisp snowy air and crackling leaves after a day spent outdoors exploring the mountains. It's one of those fragrances you can't help but sniff often! - Rosewood, May Chang and Ho wood: This candle has the perfect mix of sweet citrus, and fragrant woods that will keep your home smelling like lemon sherbets all season long. - Yin ceramic candle: When most people think of lavender, it can be viewed as a bit old fashioned — but this calming fragrance captures the essence of slowing cosy evenings perfectly. - The Coast: With its fresh citrusy blend of coastal pine and lemongrass, your living room will be filled with scents of the coast, perfect for those who are not yet ready to let go of summer.

If you’re looking for something other than the five scents mentioned above, we also have a list of some honorable mentions! These scents will work great if you don’t like any of the aforementioned fragrances. - Apple Pie (Fresh apples, spiced vanilla and warm sugar) - Cinnamon Spice (Warm cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and other spices) - Citrus Spice (Tropical oranges, spicy ginger and clove) - Pumpkin Spice (A blend of spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with sweet pumpkin)


When the weather turns cold and the leaves start to fall, it’s time to light up a scented candle. Whether you’re looking for a new scent or just want to change it up, we have five great options for you. Looking for something new? Try our Escape tea lights. Looking for something to balance mood? Check out our women’s balance candle. Whatever you’re looking for, we have you covered with the best scented candles for autumn!

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