12 Must-Have Fall Scented Candles: 2023 Edition


Hi hi my candle junkie friends! If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ll know that we recently did related posts on fall scented candles but they were focused on the best pumpkin spice candles and the best apple scented candles. Well, this year I’m going to cover my seasonal favorites a little more comprehensively. So, today I’m going to be doing what I think are must-have fall scented candles for 2023.

Are you a lover of fall candle scents like I am? Well you are going to want to stick around for all of these posts!

With this list, I tried to not get too specific, but rather do a broad list for what I think are some of the best fall related candle scents to try this year.

So without further ado.. Oh and be sure to let me know if you’ve tried any of the candles I mention on the list below in the comments. As always I value all of your feedback so much and will do my best to respond!

12 Must-Have Fall Scented Candles (For 2023)

1. Narguile Candle by Diptyque

This candle from Diptyque Paris entices with notes of honey, tobacco leaves, and spices, creating a rich and exotic ambiance.

It’s a bit of a splurge, but its unique scent profile makes it a standout and has become one of my all time favorite candles for the fall season.

Check out more about exotic scents in my post on luxury candles.

Price: $$$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 4/5

2. Mary Candle by Cire Trudon

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Mary from Trudon is a nostalgic blend of exotic wood notes with a soft amber and tobacco accord.

It’s more sophisticated and evokes an old-world charm compared to others. Despite the high-end price, it’s a candle I find myself craving for fall, time and time again.

Price: $$$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 3.5/5

3. Feu de Bois by Lafco New York

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LAFCO’s Feu de Bois is like a warm hug with its fresh pine blending with sandalwood and Virginia cedarwood.

It’s a cozy fireplace vibe scented candle which makes it ideal for chilly fall evenings. It’s moderately priced and a great choice for those who love woodsy scents.

For more on woodsy candles check out my post on the best wood burning scented candles.

Price: $$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 5/5

4. Spiced Chai by Votivo

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Votivo’s Spiced Chai is a cozy café in candle form with spicy cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg notes.

It’s a comforting choice with a very strong scent throw and a longggggg burn, perfect for those chai latte lovers out there.

Check out the recent post I did on the strongest scented candle brands, which Votivo easily made it on to.

Price: $$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 4.5/5

5. Pumpkin Praline Waffles by The Candleberry Company

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This sweet delight from Candleberry is a weekend morning in a jar.

The pumpkin pie and sugared pecans aroma is indulgent and comforting. This is one of the most affordable candle brands that I love and is a must-have for sweet scent lovers looking for a good budget candle for fall.

Price: $

Fall Fragrance Scale: 4.5/5

6. Spiced Pomander by Lafco New York

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Yes, Lafco is making it on this list twice. They are that good.

LAFCO New York’s Spiced Pomander offers a modern twist on a holiday tradition with its bitter orange, clove, and cinnamon notes.

It’s a bit of a festive splurge but a great way to ring in the holiday season with one of the most underrated candle brands in my opinion.

Price: $$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 5/5

7. Simmering Cider by Thymes

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This candle from Thymes exudes warm notes of apples, crushed cardamom, and clove, making it a rich, spicy scent perfect for those cool fall evenings.

Compared to others on this list, it’s steeped in a traditional autumn scent that never goes out of style.

It’s a bit of a statement piece too with its multi-wick copper pot adorned with gold accents. For those who love a classic apple cider scent with a decorative twist, this one’s a real gem​.

You can choose to get it in different sizes if the copper isn’t your jam.

Price: $$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 4.5/5

8. Black Widow Bouquet by Homeworx

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The Black Widow Bouquet from Slatkin & Co’s Homeworx brand is intriguing with its blend of blackberry, fresh cut roses, amber, and patchouli, making it a more floral and fruity pick compared to others on this list.

Its captivating scent profile paired with a burn time of 30 to 55 hours and the aesthetic of four wicks makes it a unique choice.

Despite its dramatic name, it’s got a playful, inviting scent that’s perfect for those looking to add a touch of mystery to their fall decor

Price: $

Fall Fragrance Scale: 3.5/5

9. Autumn Wreath by Yankee Candle

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Autumn Wreath by Yankee Candle brings a delightful touch of fall right into your living space. With its spicy warmth emanating from autumn leaves and cinnamon apples, it’s like a cheerful fall greeting with every flicker​​.

Say what you will about some of Yankee Candles scents, but this one is a true classic.

This candle sits on the affordable end, making it a cozy and budget-friendly option for those chilly autumn evenings.

Its inviting aroma is reminiscent of a stroll through a crisp, fall forest. For more scent recommendations that I’ve given for Yankee Candle, check out this post on the top 25 scents from their classic line.

Price: $

Fall Fragrance Scale: 4.5/5

10. Basic by Anecdote Candles

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It’s okay to be a little basic sometimes right?

Anecdote Candles’ Basic is everything fall encapsulated in a glass jar, with notes of pumpkin and cardamom laying over a rich base of clove leaf and harvest acorns. It’s akin to having a pumpkin spiced latte but without the caffeine buzz, perfect for those early fall mornings.

While also being on the affordable side, it’s a delightful choice for anyone looking to bask in cozy autumn feels.

Price: $$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 5/5

11. Dark Rum by Malin + Goetz

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This candle from Malin & Goetz is a refreshing take on a traditionally dark and spicy aroma inspired by old-world bay rum. With a blend of bergamot, plum, anise, leather, rum, vanilla, patchouli, amber, and milk, it’s a captivating mix that’s both warm and fresh.

This is one of the first candles that I ever recommended on this blog and I love it just as much to this day. It is not only amazing for fall it’s one of the most amazing candles period.

Price: $$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 3/5

12. Breakfast Leipzig by D.S. & Durga

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Breakfast Leipzig by D.S. & Durga contains the scent of a rich blend of Javanese coffee, almond pastries, and a hint of tobacco leaf is both comforting and sophisticated. Among the candles on this list, this one stands out with a vintage vibe that’s perfect for those chilly, reflective fall mornings.

It’s a bit of a splurge, but for those who appreciate the finer luxuries that some scented candles can offer, this one has to make your Christmas wish list.

D.S. & Durga is known for making some of the most complex and unique fragrances in candles today, if you want a little more info on their candles and scents check out this rundown blog post we did on them recently.

Price: $$$$$

Fall Fragrance Scale: 3.5/5

Past Fall Scented Candle Favorites

We’ve been sharing our favorite candles for a long time here at Candle Junkies and it goes without saying that we’ve recommended some of our favorite fall candles before we did this post.

Those recommendations are still just as great as ever and if you are looking for some additional candles for the autumn harvest and winter months that are guaranteed to satisfy, you should have a look at the following blog posts we did:

14 Best Scented Candles For Autumn 2020 Edition

10 Best Candles For Fall: First Edition

28 Spooky Skull Candles For Halloween

5 Best Apple Scented Candles

25 Fall Inspired Candle Ideas

9 Best Pumpkin Spice Scented Candles

Our 5 Favorite Pear Scented Candles

The Best Candles To Give As Christmas Gifts

10 Best Candles That Smell Like Christmas Trees

25 Best Candles For Christmas Time

Another Fall Candle List Down

Well folks, that’s another year, another delightful assembly of fall scented candles to enrich our senses and warm our spaces. This year’s list has whisked us across a realm of comforting, exotic, and nostalgic aromas that embody the essence of fall.

As we transition into this cozy season, sharing these fragrant discoveries with friends and fellow candle lovers is all the more special.

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Until next fall, keep the flame burning bright and your spaces scented just right!

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