Homesick’s Pumpkin and Nutmeg Candle Is the Go-to Scent for Fall

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CoCo Benjamin Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle

CoCo Benjamin Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle

Pumpkin pecan waffles are mouthwatering treats for fall. If you’re unable to bake a fluffy batch, consider this waffle-inspired candle that’ll smell like the maple syrup, golden waffles and brown sugar combination. Even better, it has a 25 to 45 hour burn time and is infused with natural essential oils.

Literie Bodega Coffee Candle

Bodega Coffee Candle

Literie Bodega Coffee Candle

This candle has mouth-watering notes of espresso and cream, making it a sweet yet savory scent for coffee lovers. “If you want to feel like you’re sitting in a high-end coffee shop, this is for you,” a reviewer writes.

Mala Fireside Candle

Mala Fireside Candle

Despite its minimalist aesthetic, this candle has a warm and spicy scent with notes of amber, lavender and musk. It’s made with a coconut-soy wax blend and has a 40- to 45-hour burn time. It’s a sultry scent that’ll set the mood when you’re ready to cozy up on the couch with a book and a blanket.

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Maison Margiela Replica by the Fireplace Candle

Replica by the Fireplace Candle

Maison Margiela Replica by the Fireplace Candle

Here’s another fireplace-scented candle, but this one has vanilla accord, Peru balsam and cashmeran notes at the bottom. When it’s first burned, you’ll be immersed in the fruity aroma of orange flower petals, clove oil and pink pepper. What’s more, this is the brand’s first gender neutral fragrance, making it a favorable pick for anyone on your list.

Literary Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley Candle

Literary Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley Candle

Literary Apple Picking in the Hudson Valley Candle

This may be one of the best candles for families who make apple picking their fall tradition. It’s created with a soy and coconut wax blend that can burn for up to 50 hours long. Plus, the smell will remind you of your seasonal hayrides on the apple farm, along with the mouthwatering aroma of apple cider donuts.

Skylar Fall Cashmere Candle

Skylar Fall Cashmere Candle

Skylar Fall Cashmere Candle

One customer gave this candle a 5-star review, noting that “it smells like a crackling fire, cookies in the oven, a hot cup of tea and a soft blanket all wrapped together.” The Fall Cashmere scent has a spiced ginger and sweet vanilla blend that can burn for up to 45 hours long.

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Mala the Brand Chai Candle

Mala the Brand Chai Candle

Mala the Brand Chai Candle

This rich blend of cinnamon and clove has an unexpected addition: buttercream. Once this candle is lit, it may remind you of your favorite morning hot lattes.

CLR Yellow Candle

CLR Yellow Candle

CLR’s Yellow Candle is inspired by the city of Los Angeles. The 8 oz. Candle’s top, middle and base notes are water orchid, basil and patchouli. “When lit, the color of the inside of the glass shines through and gives my room a warm glow like a luminary,” writes a reviewer.

White Barn Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

White Barn Sweater Weather

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This candle is described as smelling like “a cool fall day in your favorite knit.” You may find the many notes soothing, including the smell of fresh sage, juniper berry and aromatic eucalyptus.

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The Perfect Candle to Unwind

Boy Smells Hinoki Fantome Candle

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Hinoki Fantôme Candle

The Perfect Candle to Unwind

Boy Smells Hinoki Fantome Candle

This long-lasting candle has a 50-hour burn time and sweet notes of Japanese cypress and jasmine petals. As it burns, you’ll smell warm and earthy spices, along with the inviting aroma of fresh moss.

A Rum Inspired Scent

Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle

Dark Rum Candle

A Rum Inspired Scent

Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle

It’s dark, spicy and an ode to the bay rum used by old-time sailors. The hints of ripe plum and crisp bergamot will add a tropical feel to your space.

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle

This Champaign Pop candle is meant to smell as stunning as it looks. It’s a toast-worthy mix of pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, raspberry and more (yum!). Jonathan Adler even added hints of rose petals, crushed sage and violet leaves.

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Harlem Candle Co. Langston Luxury Candle

Harlem Candle Co. Langston Luxury Candle

Harlem Candle Co. Langston Luxury Candle

Inspired by poet and novelist Langston Hughes’ office space, this candle has the essence of tobacco, amber, clove and amber. Now all you need is one of these best fall books to really set the mood.

Homesick Pumpkin Picking Candle

Pumpkin Picking Candle

Homesick Pumpkin Picking Candle

If you can’t find time to go pumpkin picking this season, at least your home can smell like you did. The classic scents of clove, cinnamon, pumpkin and vanilla make this the ultimate autumn candle.

Woodwick Juniper & Spruce Candle

Juniper & Spruce Candle

Woodwick Juniper & Spruce Candle

This isn’t your traditional fall scent, but the floral vibe, all thanks to the juniper berry, makes it a favorite for every season. Plus, its distinct crackle and intriguing flow will create the ultimate ambiance.

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Yankee Candle Apple Pumpkin Candle

Apple Pumpkin Candle

Yankee Candle Apple Pumpkin Candle

Of course there’s a classic Yankee candle on our list. What we love about this one is that it’s not overpowering at all. In fact, it has more of a fresh than sweet smell.

Lorenzen Candle Co. Pumpkin Bakery Soy Candle

Pumpkin Bakery Soy Candle

Lorenzen Candle Co. Pumpkin Bakery Soy Candle

“The scent smells exactly as described: pumpkin baked goods,” one reviewer wrote. It’s definitely more on the sweet side than others on our list, but that just means it’s totally delicious.

Paddywax Candles Pomegranate + Spruce Candle

Pomegranate + Spruce Candle

Paddywax Candles Pomegranate + Spruce Candle

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A lovely fruity aroma will emerge when you light up this candle, but don’t worry, as the hints of cinnamon and pine bring that fall flavor you’re looking for.

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Diptyque Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) Classic Candle

Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) Classic Candle

Diptyque Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) Classic Candle

A little more on the pricey side, but trust us when we say that all you need to do is open all of your windows and light this candle (which smells exactly like a wood fire), to truly escape to a fall getaway. Even better, it has a 60-minute burning time and a scent meant to transport you to a warm studio in winter.

The Black Home Aphrodite Candle

Aphrodite Candle

The Black Home Aphrodite Candle

You cannot beat the combo of ylang-ylang and sandalwood, especially on a crisp fall night. This is for those who prefer a rich aroma in their homes.

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Mariah Thomas (she/her) is an assistant editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers home and lifestyle content. Mariah has more than four years of editorial experience, having written for TLC, Apartment Therapy, Women’s Health and Avocado Magazine. She received her master’s degree in journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and published her first book, Heart and Soul: Poems of Thoughts and Emotions, in 2019. She’s also the founder of RTF Community a platform for creatives of color to connect, learn and showcase their work.

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