Burnt sienna cardigans and PSL-inspired hair trends come and go, but fall candles will forever be a cold-weather staple. There’s a ritual in wearing your coziest sweater, lighting a new candle, and letting it melt down to its very last, sizzling drop while the room envelopes you with warm and toasty aromas.Fall smells like new beginnings—wet leaves on the sidewalk and the cracking open of a new college-ruled notebook. Autumn isn’t just a season; it’s a feeling. And lucky for us candle fiends, there are tons of eclectic scents to make your space feel as seasonal as possible. Whether you want your home to smell like fresh-baked cinnamon buns without having to lift a baking sheet or prefer a subtler, woodsy scent, there’s something for you on this list. Ahead, shop 27 of the best fall candles in 2020. All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
- Courtesy of brandOtherland Kindling CandleOtherland’s Kindling candle might as well come with a flannel button-up and black leather booties. Its Alaskan cedar and smoky embers will give your space that campfire smell—without the actual campfire. It’s toasty, not too intense, and warm all around. Did we mention it lasts for ages and makes your space smell oh-so-yummy even when it’s not lit? Yup, it’s that good.
- Courtesy of brandDiptyque Ambre CandleAn oldie but a goodie, Diptyque’s Ambre is the perfect spicy candle dipped in vetiver, patchouli, aniseed, and tonka bean. A pro tip from the experts: The first time you light your Diptyque candle, let it burn for two hours until the whole top fills with melted wax so that it can burn more evenly the next time. And before take two, trim the wick to a quarter-inch length, which slows down the burn (and prevents those black marks you absolutely do not want if you plan on upcycling the empty glass for your makeup brushes, which is always advisable).
- Courtesy of brandBoy Smells Slow Burn CandleSlow Burn—named after Kacey Musgraves’s opening song from her Grammy-winning album Golden Hour—is an intense candle. But what makes this one unique and so perfectly suited for fall is its dominant black pepper and guaiac wood notes, and a touch of ember you only suddenly notice (kind of like when you put on a jacket and get a fleeting whiff of perfume you wore months ago). It’s also described as a little “dank and crisp,” and even though those two words have no business being together, it only makes sense for a Boy Smells candle.