6 Candles to Buy this Fall (That Don’t Smell Like Pumpkin Spice)
By: Sophie Wirt
While crisp fall air makes us giddy with excitement (new beginnings! opportunity!), the change of seasons also means more time spent curled up indoors. Whether your idea of downtime is reading under a blanket or a wine night with friends- a cozy, chic candle can do wonders for setting autumnal vibes. Below, our favorites for the season.
Bath and Body Works Sea Salt and Maple Popcorn Candle
If you’re a fan of sweet-smelling candles but so over anything pumpkin-spice, consider this your new signature scent: decadent, warm maple syrup with a hint of butter. Within a mere few minutes of lighting this 3-wick candle, its luscious fragrance can fill an entire room and waft into adjoining rooms as it burns. It’s truly one of the coziest, most powerful candles we’ve tried--and with an up to 45 hour burn time, it could last you most of the season.
Voluspa Pedestal Candle Gift Set
Why choose one candle when you can have four? Cult classic candle brand, Voluspa, released a fall-inspired set of four mini votives. Though the 2.5 oz size is on the smaller side, these candles still pack a room-filling punch. Scatter them throughout your living space or burn them all together— the scents (including goji, persimmon, amber, and pomancer) are great on their own and compliment each other when burned together.
Malin and Goetz Cannabis Candle
In case you’re wondering, this candle doesn’t smell like straight-up weed— instead, it has a slightly spicy-sweet-citrusy scent with the slightest undertone of patchouli. We love the minimalist, cool-girl (or guy) vibe of the design, which works with virtually any decor and makes for a clever conversation piece or housewarming gift.
Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle
When it comes to literally anything involving Jo Malone, one thing’s for certain: it’s going to smell ahhhmazing. The newly-launched English Oak candle is the perfect foray into fall-vibes; with notes of bright red currant, soft rose, and warm oak, the scent strikes a balance of calming and crisp. You’ll want to keep this one burning non-stop all season long.
Diptyque New York City Candle
Diptyque’s iconic designs are nothing short of insta-worthy, and their latest launch is certainly no exception. Inspired by New York City’s eclectic architecture, the art deco-esq votive is—somehow—simultaneously eye catching and understated. With notes of vetiver and tobacco, it smells just as gorgeous as it looks. When it’s finished, we’re inclined repurpose the container as a pencil holder; a daily reminder of #makingit in the world’s greatest city.
$70; exclusively at Diptyque NYC boutiques
Sunday Forever Blk Velvet Candle
Our favorite brand to help combat the Sunday scaries just launched their new Blk Velvet candle, and we'd be lying if we said we weren't obsessed. Forget about the pumpkin spice, this candle smells like freshly brewed black coffee. And on cold fall mornings, what more could you really need?
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