8 of Our Favorite Fall Scents

group pumpkins at farm

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Of all seasons, fall might have the best smells. Yeah, gingerbread cookies around Christmas make a strong case. Still, the distinctive smells of fall are easy to call to mind. The way the air smells and feels, all the best foods of the season — you get the idea. Even when you’re inside, you don’t need to leave fall behind! Check out some of our favorite scents and their accompanying fall scented candles.

All Things Pumpkin

There are few, if any, smells more closely associated with the scent of pumpkin. If you want to take the direct route to putting fall in your living room, any pumpkin-scented candle is the way to go. Fun fact, if you were curious, pumpkins are actually classified as a fruit. Will that knowledge ever help you? Probably not, but now you know anyway.

gone hiking candle

The Great Outdoors

There’s no one smell that encapsulates being outside in the fall. There’s a handful of major scents that come together to make that ethereal smell that just is fall. If you want to feel like you’re in the great outdoors, even when you’re in your living room, you want a candle that smells like the towering pines you love walking through like our Gone Hiking candle

Fresh Hay

One of the fall-iest (we know it isn’t a word, but it could be) things you can do is take a hayride. There’s just something about it that makes time slow down and life feel simple. It’s also a solid photo op. However, you can’t always get to a hayride, and that’s a bummer. Luckily, the next best thing is the smell of hay and nutmeg to make you feel like you’re taking a hayride with our Autumn Hayride candle, even if it’s 1:00 p.m. on a weekday and you have to work.

autumn hayride candle

Citrus and Floral

If you’re someone who just isn’t ready to let summer go, there’s a compromise: bergamot. Bergamot flirts between summer and fall with a bright yet comforting citrus note. Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you have to dig into your cabinet for robust spices and put away your summer comforts. We’ve got a candle perfect for the transition between the seasons.

All Things Familiar

Fall often involves heading back to your hometown. Whether you’re excited about it or dreading it, there’s just something comforting. No matter how you feel about it, there are certain familiarities that you can count on. Whatever those look like for you, there’s a hometown candle that’ll fit. Not going back to your hometown? Maybe a college town candle will be more appropriate for the situation.


No, this isn’t a hot sauce candle. That’s not what we’re talking about. Sounds intriguing, though. We’re talking about those staple spices that permeate the air when you cook your favorite fall dish. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves — you get the idea. If you have to pick just one scent this fall, your favorite spices make a compelling case.

Discover Our Spicy Scented Candles


Of course this was going to be on the list. From apple cider to apple picking, this fruit is at the heart of fall. It’s a staple that always bears mentioning whenever fall rolls around, and this year is no exception.

Why Choose?

This isn’t so much a scent as it is a lifestyle choice. It’s also a bonus eighth scent. Sure, you could pick one smell you like best. Alternatively, you can have all of fall in your house at once. If you want a variety of options that fit each bit of the season, there’s a bundle for that. Sure, sometimes less is more. Other times, more is more. The best parts about fall are the variety and excitement. One day the leaves are starting to change colors, and the next day you walk outside to an array of orange and golden leaves. With so many great relaxing candles to choose from, your home can have aromas that change as the season does.