Best Fall Scented Candles

As the crisp autumn air settles in and the leaves begin to turn vibrant shades of red and gold, there's no better time to embrace the cozy vibes and create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. And what better way to do so than with the flickering glow and enchanting aromas of fall scented candles? I mean, come on.

From the comforting scent of pumpkin spice to the earthy notes of freshly fallen leaves, these aromatic wonders have the power to transform any space into a haven of relaxation and comfort (and they make our candle studio smell really really good!)

In this guide, we'll take you on a delightful journey through our best fall scented candles here at Scented Designs, carefully curated to ignite your senses and bring a touch of autumn magic to your living space.

So, grab a cup of steaming cider, wrap yourself in a snug blanket, and let's dive into the world of fall scented candles that will truly make your home a sanctuary of tranquility and warmth.



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Benefits of using fall scented candles

Fall scented candles not only fill your home with delightful fragrances but also offer a range of benefits that enhance your overall well-being. The warm and inviting aromas of fall scents have a way of uplifting your mood and creating a sense of comfort. The flickering candlelight provides a soothing ambiance that helps to relax your mind and reduce stress after a long day. Plus, fall scented candles can help to mask unpleasant odors and create a pleasant environment for you and your guests for all those fall dinner parties (+ Halloween & Thanksgiving!) you're planning on hosting. 

And let's be real. Not only do fall scented candles smell amazing, but they're also an easy way to upgrade the decorative element in your home. With their charming designs and seasonal motifs, these candles can enhance the visual appeal of any space, adding a touch of elegance and warmth to your autumn decor.

So, whether you're hosting a cozy gathering or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, fall scented candles are a must-have for creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

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Popular fall scents for candles

When it comes to fall scented candles, there is a wide array of fragrances to choose from. Each scent evokes a distinct feeling and captures the essence of the season. Some of the most popular fall scents for candles include:

1. **Pumpkin Spice:** This classic fall scent combines the warm aroma of pumpkin with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, creating a cozy and nostalgic ambiance reminiscent of pumpkin pie and spiced lattes. Check out our crowd-pleasing version of this seasonal favorite: Pumpkin Everything!

2. **Apple Cider:** The crisp and sweet scent of apple cider brings to mind orchard visits and autumnal festivities. This fragrance is perfect for creating a warm and comforting atmosphere in your home. You'll fall in love with our best-selling candle inspired by the intoxicating aroma of our favorite fall beverage: Apple Harvest!

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3. **Crisp Leaves:** The earthy and woody scent of freshly fallen leaves conjures images of long walks in the park, surrounded by the vibrant colors of autumn. Our take on this fall fragrance, Sweater Weather, adds a touch of nature to your living space.

4. **Cranberry + Cinnamon:** The rich and spicy aroma of cinnamon paired with tart cranberries is a fall favorite perfect for Thanksgiving and even for Christmas. This scent creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for snuggling up on chilly evenings or for the backdrop to your next family dinner. Our version, Spiced Cranberry, will definitely get you in the fall holiday spirit!

5. **Vanilla:** The sweet and creamy scent of vanilla adds a touch of warmth and indulgence to any space. While it's not the first thing you may think of when you think fall scents, we love that this warm, creamy fragrance is versatile and can be enjoyed throughout the year, especially if you're not that into all the pumpkin and apple scents out there. Our delectable version, Very Vanilla, is a gourmand scent that also brings some rich sweetness to any space. 

With such a wide variety of fall scents available, you can mix and match candles to create your own unique blend and tailor the fragrance to suit your personal preferences.

Can't decide on just one? Check out our Fall Candle Set that allows you to try out more than one of our fall scents and save $$!


Factors to consider when choosing fall scented candles

When selecting fall scented candles, there are a few factors to consider to ensure you choose the perfect ones for your home. The quality of the candle is crucial, as it affects both the fragrance and burn time.

Look for candles made from high-quality ingredients, such as natural soy wax or beeswax, which burn cleaner and longer than paraffin candles. Additionally, consider the strength of the fragrance. Some candles have a subtle scent, while others are more potent. Think about the size of the space you want to fill with fragrance and choose candles accordingly - large candles are more suitable for large spaces while a smaller candle may be just the right size for a bathroom or bedroom. 

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Tips for properly using and maintaining fall scented candles

To ensure you get the most out of your fall scented candles and prolong their burn time, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. **Trim the wick:** Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about ¼ inch. This helps prevent excessive smoke and ensures a clean and even burn.

2. **Allow the wax to melt evenly:** To prevent tunneling, allow the wax to melt and pool evenly across the surface of the candle during each burn. This ensures a longer and more efficient burn.

3. **Avoid burning for extended periods:** It's best to limit the burn time of your candle to a few hours at a time. This prevents the scent from becoming overpowering, the wick from growing too long and sooting, and also helps maintain the quality of the fragrance.

4. **Store candles properly:** To preserve the fragrance and prevent the candle from collecting dust, store it in a cool and dark place when not in use.

5. **Extinguish candles safely:** Always extinguish candles by using a snuffer or gently blowing them out. Avoid blowing directly onto the candle, as this can cause hot wax to splatter.

6. **Keep candles away from drafts:** Drafts can cause candles to burn unevenly and can pose a fire hazard. Keep candles away from open windows, fans, or air vents.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your fall scented candles to their fullest potential and create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home.

For more candle care tips, check out our recent blog post on The Importance of Trimming Wicks and Candle Storage.

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As the autumn season sets in, embracing the cozy vibes and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home becomes a top priority. Fall scented candles offer a delightful way to achieve this, with their enchanting aromas and flickering glow.

Whether you opt for the warm, comforting scent of pumpkin spice, the earthy notes of freshly fallen leaves, or any other fall fragrance, these candles have the power to transform your space into a sanctuary of tranquility and warmth.

So go ahead, indulge in the magic of fall scented candles, and let the cozy vibes envelop you in their comforting embrace.


August 07, 2023 — Kate De Palma

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