Over the last few weeks we have taken on a very important task–smelling a lot of candles. There’s no doubt that one of the best things about Fall are the scents and with so many out there and only a limited amount of weeks, (we’re starting TODAY!) we didn’t want anyone wasting any time with a sub-par fall candle this season. So, we ordered a plethora of candles all claiming to be the best and we narrowed it down to 20 of our favorites (with one delicious bonus one)–nixing anything that felt overly sweet or soapy or not fall enough or didn’t fill a room with its aroma. Trust us, these are goooooood. We ordered them by price, least expensive to most expensive and left our notes by each one!
1. Mrs. Meyers Acorn Spice $7
If you have the multi-surface spray in this scent, then you know it’s rich and nutty, very comforting, smells like a hug. **Tristan’s favorite**
2. Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove $12
Capri candles are STRONG and sweet and this falls right in line with what you would expect except with a fall twist.
3. Urban Concepts Tobacco Vanilla $14
This actually smells like leaves are changing. This one reminds me of raking the leaves when we were younger and our neighbor would smoke a pipe. It brought me right back. Not super potent but very nice.
4. Noir Oud Wood & Musk $14
Sweet, but earthy. Everyone on our team loved this one! Not a traditional fall scent per se, but felt so familiar.
5. Boulangerie Vanilla & Fig $14
This one feels like a night in. It’s warm and beautiful.
6. Cinnamon Apple Peach $16
Smells exactly like the name and somehow even better than you can imagine. Chris always makes peach cobbler at the end of summer and it really brings in fall. Fills a room the perfect amount.We can’t get enough of this one! *Chris’s Favorite**
7. Smoked Amber $16
This was one of the prettiest containers of the bunch. It has a warm, soft smokiness to it. The smell is not as strong as others. **Andi’s Favorite**
8. Spiced Chestnut $19
Your classic fall candle that also adds a fun fall element to your room with the color. The perfect amount of smell put off. If you want a fall FALL candle, this is it. **Brooke’s favorite**
9. Brown Sugar Chestnut $19
Sweet & spicy. Cozy cinnamon.
10. Pumpkin Latte $19
Syrupy. A crowd pleaser. You know what you’re gonna get. I’d light this on a weekend morning for brunch!
11. P.F. Candle Co. Spiced Pumpkin $20
This is your tried and true pumpkin candle. Smells EXACTLY like warm pumpkin chocolate bread fresh out of the oven. I feel like I could EAT this one. The smell will absolutely fill a room.
12. Craft + Foster Oakmoss & Amber $22
I’ve ordered this candle three times! It’s Earthy and woody. It’s the spritz you would put on when you go out in your fall coat.
13. Hello Fall No. 17 $24
Fresh apples and cinnamon. This smells like hot apple cider mulling on the stove to a T.
14. Bookshop $25
Like a bouquet of sharpened pencils. I keep coming back to this one. I bought the big 4 wick one at Target and it’s just perfect for early Fall. **Julia’s favorite**
15. Homesick Pumpkin Patch $27
It’s called homesick for a reason, it’s nostalgic. It really ACTUALLY smells like you’re at the pumpkin patch. I don’t know how they do it. We all loved this one so much.
16. Chai Tea $28
Like a hot cup of Buttery chai you want to curl up in a flannel blanket with. Also one of the prettiest containers!! **Victoria’s Favorite**
17. Diptyque Feu De Boi $36
Before we lit this one, I wasn’t sure. It unsurprisingly smells like a fire, perfect to flip on a gas fireplace and light this candle. But after we lit it, it filled the entire room with the most soothing smell–like a resort in the mountains. Even the small version of this candle can fill a whole room. **Derek’s Favorite**
18. Koto $49
Warm tobacco. We have had this one in our guest room for a year and it’s just a warm, comforting, soft smell.
19. LAFCO Sage & Walnut $65
This one is an early fall, fresh, back to school smell.
20. Diptyque Ambre $68
Warm smell, good for the afternoon, definitely fills up the room.
21. Malin + Goetz Dark Rum $20
This one arrived late, but I HAD to include it in this roundup because it’s that good and I would definitely go back and buy the full size. I smelled it and said wow! Chris smelled it and said, “It smells like Autumn in the city.” **Chris and Julia’s other favorite**
Happy almost Fall!!!!
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