The 30 Best Fall Candles for 2020

Create the perfect cozy atmosphere all season long with these hand-selected fall candles.
October 6th, 2020
Words by Ash Read

Fall and candles are a perfect match.

Once the weather cools off and the evenings start to get shorter, there's nothing better than a beautifully scented candle to complete your cozy autumn atmosphere at home.

In this post, we're rounding up the best fall candles available this year from a range of incredible brands.

Most of our picks are what you'd expect from traditional fall scents — pumpkin spice, vanilla, and smoky wood — but we also have a few wildcards that'll have your mind escaping the cold weather and long nights.

Every brand and product featured on Living Cozy is independently selected by our editors. Things you buy through our links may earn us a commission.

What Does the Perfect Fall Candle Smell Like?

Autumn is all about cozy nights in, chunky blankets, knit sweaters, comfy socks — and of course, all things pumpkin spice. But what does the perfect fall candle smell like?

"The perfect fall candle combines coziness with revelry and should spark feelings of adventure and comfort," says Julie Maskulka, founder of Anecdote Candles.

"The perfect fall candle is rich and complex with layers of woody and spicy notes to create a warm, rich base. Top notes are usually sweet and a little bright - think cinnamon, orange spice, or cardamom. The combination of spicy and sweet can spark feelings of adventure, comfort, and maybe a hint of revelry. "

30 Fall Candles for 2020

Featured Brands

Otherland

Otherland has released its Manor House Weekend Collection especially for the fall season. These candles are inspired by Co-Founder and CEO Abigail Cook Stone’s childhood memories of a crisp New England fall, bringing favorite autumn traditions indoors this season.

Dappled Wood, $36

Combining golden sandalwood with the warmth of toasted walnuts and a hint of sweet hay.

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Tapestry, $36

Burnt maple, smoky oud and vetiver, creates scorched and sultry fireplace vibes.

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Crisp Cornflower, $36

Corn silk, golden husk and water lily combine to create feelings of fall harvest.

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Homesick

Homesick is a home fragrance and lifestyle brand that exists to bring joy to your home by helping you feel closer to the people, places and moments that matter most. Its candles are hand-poured in the US using a natural soy wax blend with 100% organic cotton wicks.

Pumpkin Picking, $34

Vibrant leaves welcoming hayrides and the search for the perfect pumpkin. A cool fall day with hot apple cider and pumpkin spice.

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Apple Orchard, $34

A juicy bite of a freshly picked apple means fall is here. Pie, cobbler, or cider. Your basket is full of possibilities.

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Book Club, $34

Notes of warm nutmeg, amber, and sandalwood fill the room as you turn each page, perfect for a rainy day.

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Keap

Sustainable scented candles made with clean-burning coconut wax. Keap was founded to help us reconnect with themselves and restore our balance with nature.

Wood Cabin, $49.50

Reminiscent of a hike in the mountains in the fall, and stopping at a wooden refuge for a break.

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Northlands, $49.50

A premonition of the nutmeg-spiced hot cider and a warm gathering of good friends. This scent has a wonderful festive aspect to it that's great for getting your home in the holiday mood.

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Wild Figs, $49.50

Perfect for adding a touch of sophisticated mystery to a bedroom, or wherever takes your fancy. Notes of rich fruits—from figs to brambleberries.

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Anecdote Candles

Inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each Anecdote candle is an everyday luxury designed to remind us of stories worth sharing.

Basic, $24

A tribute to everyone’s favorite fall beverage, Basic layers pumpkin and cardamom on top of a rich base of clove leaf and harvest acorns.

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Bonfire Blaze, $24

A smoky cocktail of whiskey, tobacco leaf, and roasted chestnut is shaken up over sandalwood, amber and orange zest for a modern take on an old-fashioned favorite.

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Farmers Market, $24

Wander in with vibrant ginger, meadow grass and clementine, then let your senses dig deep in the earth with sandalwood, nutmeg and vanilla orchid. Adventure is calling.

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Cancelled Plans

Based in Seattle, WA, Cancelled Plans is clean burning coconut and apricot wax blend candle company. Each candle is hand poured and created in small batches.

French Exit, $32

Notes of spice, teakwood, tobacco leaf, amber, saffron, sandalwood, incense, and smoke, this candle is perfect for an evening at home.

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Do Not Disturb, $32

For those times you just want to keep yourself to yourself. Do Not Disturb features notes of spice, sea salt, cedar, vanilla, sandalwood, lily of the valley, lilac, rose, and jasmine.

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Cancelled Plans, $32

The perfect candle for when you just want to stay in at home. Notes of aloe, agave, chrysanthemum, green floral, and patchouli.

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L'or de Seraphine

Presented in ceramic containers designed with the patterns and color palettes, L'or de Seraphine candles feature a sustainably sourced palm blend wax as well as fragrances containing essential oils and fragrant florals inspired by ancient rituals.

Ares, $30

Infused with essential oils, and featuring notes of sage, cedarwood, eucalyptus and patchouli.

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Poppy, $30

A festive spiced scent that is warming and luxurious, containing notes of holly berry, ambered cardamom, citrus splashed currant and black pine.

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Aurora, $30

Fresh and soothing, the Aurora candle fills a room with warm almond and vanilla notes.

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Mala the Brand

Based in Vancouver, BC, Mala is a handcrafted candle company born from the desire to bring comfort and relaxation to the modern home.

Milk and Sugar, $30

A throwback to weekends spent baking fresh cookies, this candle features notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and cream.

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Morning Dew, $30

A homage to beautiful oceans and relaxing long weekends spent by the sea, Morning Dew helps you escape to warmer climates with notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and sea salt.

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Fireside, $30

Perfect for those late nights at home, cozied up with your favourite book and blanket. Notes of black lavender, amber and musk.

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DEHV Candle Co

A woman-owned brand, DEHV scents are inspired by distinct memories and filled with nostalgia—and with all-natural ingredients.

Woodland, $38

With mysterious, musky notes, Woodland is perfect for the adventurer in your life. Notes of amber, black birch, pear, and sandalwood.

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Spice, $38

Like the grown-up pumpkin spice, Spice captures the warmth of a winter cocktail containing notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet cream, bourbon, and fresh ginger.

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Cocoon, $38

Notes of vanilla créme, white musk, and magnolia. Like a fuzzy blanket, Cocoon wraps you in luxurious comfort.

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Bath & Body Works

Famous for its 3-wick candles, Bath and Body Works offers a wide range of fall candles. Here are a few favorites.

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, $24.50

A perfect cocktail for fall notes — warm cinnamon, vanilla cream, and brown sugar — combine to create this perfect autumn candle.

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Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, $24.50

A mouth-watering blend of maple syrup, golden waffles, pumpkin spice, and brown sugar.

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Spiced Apple Toddy, $24.50

Create a cozy atmosphere with sweet notes of warm apple brandy, spiced plum, tart cranberry, and cinnamon.

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Mahogany Teakwood, $24.50

Perfect for a fall night in, the Mahogany Teakwood candle features notes of rich mahogany, black teakwood, dark oak, and frosted lavender.

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Malibu Apothecary

Malibu Apothecary handcrafts clean coastal-inspired fragrances that capture the essence of vacation through fragrance for a cleaner earth, donating back 20% of our sales to coastal conservation.

Malibu Beach, $43

With notes of mahogany and teakwood, Malibu Beach offers a fresh yet rich natural aroma is smoothed over with sweet spices, warm musk, and lush vanilla notes.

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Montauk, $43

This woody scentbegins with top notes of amaretto and powder as it gives way to a heart of tonka and balsam. Notes of rum, musk, and sweet, resinous oud make up the base of this intriguing fragrance.

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Laguna Beach, $43

The warmth of vanilla bean woven with a touch of coconut will unfurl to fill any room with an elegant intensity rich in aroma and aesthetic.

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