16 Warm and Spicy Fragrances We're Loving for Fall

Usher autumn into your home with sugar, spice and woodsy scents that smell oh-so-nice.

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August 16, 2021

In our books, fall officially starts when seasonally inspired candles hit store shelves. So, even if it still feels like summer in your neck of the woods, you can immediately get into the autumn spirit with a unique and cozy fall scent.

Below, we share a list of crème-de-le-crème fall home fragrances based on the most popular scents of the season. Stock up on your longtime favorite scents (looking at you, pumpkin spice!) and sniff out some new notes to savor this season.

Ah, pumpkin spice. What would our fall fragrance list be without this iconic, sweet-and-spicy scent? This soy wax candle is encased in an amber glass jar and features a mix of pumpkin, cloves, buttercream, cinnamon, smoked embers and vanilla notes and burns for up to 40 hours.

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Fill your kitchen with the drool-worthy aroma of your grandmother’s homemade apple pie. This spiced apple soy candle boasts an inviting mix of familiar fall notes including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, apple and vanilla. Pro tip: Buy an apple pie from your go-to local bakery and burn this candle on your counter.

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Blending sweet and spicy scents, this Harvest Spice candle from Heart & Hand with Magnolia merges cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with creamy impressions of vanilla. The multi-wick candle is poured into a glazed brown ceramic jar that's speckled with dimensional black.

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Glam up your autumn with this gorgeous candle. Notes of white pumpkin, sweet gingersnap and whipped vanilla are woven together for a true harvest experience, right in your home. The all-glitter container adds a little sparkle wherever you need it.

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Fact: The only thing better than filling your home with sweet notes of cinnamon, butter pastry and vanilla icing is eating a pan of actual cinnamon rolls. This decadent candle comes with a classic glass jar, golden lid and a hand-lettered label that looks just as sweet as it smells.

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Set the tone for the season ahead with this classic, spicy harvest-scented candle. The decadent fragrance combines a cinnamon top note with nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin and vanilla aromas to create a long-lasting and luxury fragrance you’ll look forward to burning each day.

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This new, limited edition release from one of our go-to sources for natural home products features a cinnamon- and clove-forward scent mellowed by warm vanilla. It's the perfect amount of sweet and spicy all contained in one beautiful, ombré jar.

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For Harry Potter lovers, nothing feels more welcoming and autumn-inspired than a visit to The Burrow. Caramel, maple, pumpkin and orange peel mingle together in this 100 percent soy candle to transport you to the home of the Weasleys.

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Bring the heat to your bedroom this fall with a fiery amber, patchouli and black vanilla candle. Each candle is crafted with luxe essential oil fragrances and encased in a chic, hand-blown vessel.

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No wood-burning fireplace? No problem. Diptyque's Feus de Bois candle makes our list for its uncanny resemblance to a roaring fireplace. The intoxicating fragrance wraps spaces with a sophisticated, smoked wood scent that lasts for days. Strike a match and let it burn in your family room or entryway to create the feeling of fireside coziness throughout the fall.

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Set the mood with this sultry teakwood and tobacco candle. Notes of leather, teakwood and smoky tobacco come together to create a refined and earthy fragrance fitting for a home office, bedroom or entryway. And once the candle melts, you can wash and repurpose the autumnal amber glass jar to use as a fall floral vase or a bedside dish.

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Diptyque's Baies candle is a moody and memorable fragrance fit for fall foyers, bedrooms and living rooms. Rich blackcurrant berry notes intertwine with rose blooms to create an elegant and layered aroma laced with spice. Bonus? The luxe black-and-white candle jar upcycles into a chic vanity catchall at the end of the season.

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Nothing quite says fall like the Vermont woods. Choose from three options — birch, pine and Vermont fir — or grab all three to encompass yourself in a forest of aromas. Keeping the earth in mind, the candles use recycled letterpressed packaging and reclaimed vintage glass. Food52 also has a beautiful gift box option for you to share your fall love with others.

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This collection of candles is a warm and cozy mix of fall-ready scents. Sweater Weather mixes cotton blossom with sandalwood; Weekend Getaway combines orange, pine and Spanish moss; Fall Feels is a classic pumpkin and clove blend; and Fireside Chats smells like hot toddies — a balance of cinnamon and cedarwood.

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A slight twist on the traditional fall candle, this candle starts out with wild plum as its key note. Melded with cinnamon, patchouli leaf and cashmere wood, the candle burns cleanly and for around 50-60 hours.

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When you head to the pumpkin patch or an apple orchard for a quintessential fall day, you simply can't pass up the fried doughnuts. Bring the smell home with you with this sugary sweet apple cider scent that has the just-right spicy cinnamon note.

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