11 Comforting Candles to Cozy Up With This Fall
It's literally serotonin in a jar
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This story is part of our Fall Refresh Guide, a weeklong series where we’ll be looking at the products that will help us make the most of yet another season stuck at home. Think of it like Back-to-School content for adults. Except, you know, during a pandemic.
Now I’m no scientist, but it’s my belief that the easiest way to increase your serotonin levels is by lighting a seasonally appropriate candle.
Especially now, when bits of happiness and comfort are so hard to come by. You must equip every shelf in your home with a flammable, pumpkin-spice or firewood scented jar of wax to light on chilly, dreary days or just when you need to be comforted by the pumpkin-picking, apple cider-sipping, leaf-crunching of autumns past.
And there is surely no shortage of fall scents. The autumnal candle market is booming with spicy scents like the ever-classic pumpkin spice, along with more woodsy and smoky scents, reminiscent of crackling fires and deep cedar forests. So below you’ll find 11 uniquely blended fall candles that’ll psych you up for the season ahead and hopefully provide some much-needed comfort and coziness.
First, let’s begin with my favorite fall candle: Boulangerie’s Sweet Vanilla Cinnamon. It’s the candle you want burning on a cold, rainy October day or an early hot September afternoon with the AC blasting simply because it’s so damn comforting. The candle features a perfect balance of nutmeg, vanilla bean and cinnamon crust, with no scent overpowering another.
P.F. Candle Co. Spiced Pumpkin
Whether you unapologetically love her or vocally despise her, you can’t deny the impact Miss Pumpkin Spice has made on the fall season. But you can leave the pumpkin spice flavored cheerios on the shelf and enjoy this delicious scent in an apothecary-inspired hand-poured candle from P.F. Candle Co.
Malin + Goetz Tobacco Candle
Wisps of smoke and notes of basil and rye are combined with sweet notes of honey, vanilla and tonka in Malin + Goetz’s hand-poured Tobacco Candle. It’s an uncommonly smooth and smoky blend that produces a familiar and comforting scent while filing a room with a rich, velvety aroma.
Pumpkin Picking Candle
With notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, Homesick’s very literal fall candle will have you dreaming of hayrides, sipping on apple cider and finding that perfect pumpkin to carve into later,
Otherland Manor House Weekend
Otherland, the company offering luxury candles with direct-to-consumer prices, is inviting us up to the Manor House with not one, but six festive candles. Inspired by bonfires, spiked cider and weekend get-togethers out in the countryside, this cozy collection includes scents like “Cardamom Milk,” “Dappled Wood,” and “Mountain Lace,” wrapped up in uniquely designed jars.
Feu de Bois Scented Candle
Diptyque’s “Feu de Bois” candle is enriched with a blend of rare woods that will make you feel like you’re sitting next to a campfire. A perfect candle to curl up with on chilly nights.
Aurelie Autumn Glass Jar Candle
Inside these beautiful glass vessels are three signature autumnal scents: woodsy “Balsam and Cedar” and “Ambered Topaz,” along with “Pumpkin & Sweet Vanilla” that smells like a sweet slice of pumpkin pie.
Hygge Wild Fig + Cedar
If you’re not super into the strong pumpkin spice or wood-burning seasonal scents, you’ll enjoy this clean yet cozy “Wild Fig + Cedar” candle. With notes of fig, rose, green tea and cedar, this unique blend will fill your home with a warm, fresh scent while the pistachio-colored matte ceramic vessel with a gorgeous copper lid will complement any room you place it in.
Pumpkin Chai Classic Candle
Featuring a blend of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, this festive-looking, spicy gourmand candle is sure to add an exiting, autumnal aroma to your home.
Tried & True Tried and True Mulled Cider
This USA-made, festively decorated, hand-poured “Mulled Cider” candle includes notes of oakwood, spices and, of course, red wine.
Apothecary – Amber & Smoke
This old-world apothecary bottle is filled with an invigorating blend of amber, cinnamon, and sandalwood — resulting in a soft yet sultry smokey scent.
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