Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The relief of a fall breeze after months of summer heat is always a gift; the appearance of seasonal spices and long sleeves remind us that change has a lot to offer us. It marks a time of transition; as leaves fall from the trees around us it prompts us to ask ourselves which things we’ve been holding onto that we should release before the beginning of a new year. If you live in the South or West, you might be accustomed to fall being more of a mindset than a weather change. Here in Los Angeles the temperatures are still high as we enter October, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start celebrating all the things I love about this season. One of the biggest lessons of quarantine is how much control we have over our own experience, even when external circumstances don’t comply to our desires. If you love the fall as much as I do, enjoying autumn can be as simple as creating the experience of fall in your home. I’ve spoken before about the power that scents have in our lives; they have a deep connection to our memories and can have a profound impact on our moods. By simply lighting a candle you can signal to yourself that autumn, and all the reflection and change that come with it, are here. Here are 9 fall candles to help you harness the perfect flannel-and-cider moment for yourself, even if you’re still facing a heatwave outside.
If to you fall means a ride to the pumpkin patch or fresh pumpkin pie, this scent will be a great addition for your home. Sweet and complex without being overpowering, the Spiced Pumpkin candle is the best way to ring in the Fall for any pumpkin lover.
Fresh with undertones of mulled spices, Apple Cider from Brooklyn Candle Co will set the tone for a quiet night in with a book and a blanket. It radiates warmth and comfort and everything good about the season for gathering around fires with mugs in hand.
If you’ve never been one for sweets but love the dusky, cozy weather that comes with fall, Sweater Weather is the scent for you. With deep, woody scents of juniper and eucalyptus, this candle inspires the wonder of a walk in the woods or a warm campfire.
This complex combination of spices and sweet cream will have your home smelling like your favorite small-town coffee shop. Read a book or sip your coffee while the vibrant scents enrich your morning and brighten your day.
With a rich mixture of apple pie and spices, this candle will make you feel like you just jumped into the perfect pile of leaves. This Autumn Nights’ scent is seasonal with hints of cinnamon but it isn’t too heavy, creating a light but unmistakeable air of fall throughout your home.
If your favorite part of fall is the approach of holidays and lots and lots of baking, this candle will add a sweet touch. Burn this candle anytime you want your house to smell like you just took a pie out of the oven.
If you love cinnamon but find most cinnamon candles to be overpowering, Smoky Cinnamon Surprise is the perfect candle to gift yourself with this fall. Warm and subtle, this scent will make you feel your coziest all day long.
One of the best parts of fall is all the outdoor activities in the brisk autumn air. Nothing says fall like picking fresh apples off of a tree, and this candle brings those sweet, crisp undertones into your home.
A seasonal favorite, Leaves summons all the scents from a dreamy fall afternoon. Glowing apple and amber undertones will make your environment feel calm and earthy no matter what challenges you face.
The fall is such a special time each year, but it’s particularly important his year. In a year that’s often felt repetitive, without many changes to punctuate the days, fall signals that new things are still coming and that holidays will soon be here. If you’ve been looking for ways to embrace the change in seasons, or even just create a cozy, comforting environment for yourself, fall candles can be a great place to start.