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    The 26 Best Fall Candles You Can Buy Online Right Now

    From pumpkin spice to a crackling fire, there's something for everyone on this list.

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    1. A flannel candle to bring big fall energy to your home. It's a soft but bold fragrance with notes of vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, amber, tonka, smokey woods, and musk. And let's be honest: The whole aesthetic of this candle is *chef's kiss* It just looks so...clean.

    The lit candle sits on a magazine next to a big feather
    Sweet Water Decor/Amazon Handmade

    Sweet Water Decor is a woman-owned small business based in Pittsburgh making candles and other home goods. Each candle is hand-poured using American-grown soy wax.

    Promising review: "Smells amazing and they even sent me a little tea light of a new scent to try. I love the natural ingredients, no headache from this candle, just a great scent! Can’t wait to order some more for the holidays!" —CARAND

    Get it from Sweet Water Decor on Amazon Handmade for $24 with free delivery.

    2. A cedar stack candle by Boy Smells if you want to be Insta famous, because it seems like this is the most popular candle brand on Instagram. And rightfully so! The opaque black glass jar, the soft pink label...it all looks so good. This is one of the brand's bestselling candles and it's easy to see (smell?) why. It smells like cedar chips and dried tobacco with notes of florals, which makes it a classic when it comes to woodsy aromas.

    The candle is shown in a display of flowers, moss, and ferns
    Amazon

    Boy Smells is an Asian- and queer-owned small business based in Los Angeles making coconut and beeswax blend candles that are phthalate, sulfate, and paraben free.

    Promising review: "I consider myself somewhat of a candle connoisseur. I just replaced my $90 Le Labo candle with this much more affordable candle from Boy Smells, and, I have to say, it's just as good and almost a third the price." —Tyler Becks

    Get it from Boy Smells on Amazon for $32 with free shipping on all orders.

    3. A ginormous Midsummer's Night candle that burns for 150 hours, aka forever. The scent is very different from the other fall candles on this list; it's a blend of musk, patchouli, sage, and mahogany cologne. It's a huge hit among reviewers, with almost 25,000 5-star ratings on Amazon.

    Reviewer's candle is shown lit on a bathroom countertop
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    Promising review: "This candle reminds me of a man's cologne. I really like it. I am not one for floral smells. I tend to like scents like pine, linen, musk, and such. I found this to be a very pleasant scent and really enjoy it. I will definitely buy again once this one is finished." —SandyVD

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88 with free shipping for Prime members.

    4. A pumpkin and sage candle from Paige's Candle Co. that has some of the best packaging I've ever seen. From the blue jar to the apothecary-like label, I'm in love with how this candle looks. And the smell? OMG, it's otherworldly. My favorite from Paige is this one, but really any of her fall scents are absolutely divine and super original.

    A person holds the candle up
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    Paige Candle Co. is a Black woman–owned small business based in Queens, NYC, making natural, American-grown soy watch candles. A portion of sales are donated to City Harvest in NYC to assist those who need food during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Get it from Paige Candle Co. on Etsy for $18.50+ (available in 4 oz. or 9 oz.) with free ground shipping on all US orders.

    5. A Pumpkin + Spices candle by Calyan Wax Co. because pumpkin spice is the definitive scent of autumn, and this one's my favorite (after testing literally dozens). Thanks to brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla, it's just sweet enough to smell authentic, and is infused with clove, cedarwood, cypress, and cinnamon bark essential oils to even it out so it's not too sweet or artificial smelling.

    I hold up the pumpkin and spices candle
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Calyan Wax Co. is a small business out of Texas that makes handcrafted candles using soy wax grown in America. Each candle is phthalate free, vegan, cruelty free, nontoxic, and eco-friendly. 5% of all purchases is used to fund strategic anti–human trafficking operations in America.

    From Calyan Wax Co.: "Calyan exists to bring healing and hope to survivors of human trafficking by funding awesome nonprofits like our current partner, Traffick911 (which is a woman-owned nonprofit). Every purchase gives back and we’ve donated over $130,000! All from people enjoying candles."

    Promising review: "I am a lover of all things pumpkin spice & this candle did not disappoint! It is such a warm and welcoming scent. I received many compliments from numerous guests that entered my home. This candle will bring you all the cozy fall vibes and have your home smelling pumpkin-ly delicious!!! It is a MUST HAVE, don't let it pass you by!" —Rosanne Neves

    Get it from Calyan Wax Co. for $24 with free shipping on orders $60 or more or low-rate shipping on orders under $60.

    6. A Norwegian Woods candle that smells like you're sitting under a spruce tree right after rainfall thanks to an infusion of citrus, sage, and oak moss essential oils. The burn time on this bb is a whopping 65 hours, and when it's lit, it crackles like a fire because of its wooden wick.

    the candle
    Penrose

    I have been a HUGE fan of Penrose since I got a whiff of their wildly popular Scents of Oregon candle set a few years ago. Everything about their candles — the white ceramic jar, the walnut wood lid, the crackling wood wick — makes it seem so fancy. They also make and sell tin travel candles, beeswax pillar candles, and reed diffusers, all of which are amazing. 

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Penrose is a woman-founded, family-run small business that hand-pours all their candles using natural, USA-grown soy wax that is vegan and phthalate free. 

    Promising review: "I light this candle in my home office to make my space feel cozy while I work. The scent is like taking a break during a hike and sitting under a fresh-smelling spruce tree. The wood wick is new to me and I thought it was weird at first but the crackling sound it makes when lit adds to the cozy." —Victor Soares

    Get it from Penrose on Etsy for $36 or directly from Penrose for $36 with free shipping from either to the United States with $100 purchase and low-rate shipping on all orders under $100.

    7. A candle that really leans into the season, complete with maple leaf and what I assume is a PSL on the label. This small -but-mighty candle has one simple but lovely scent: baby powder, so it's a nice and clean scent that would be perfect for bathrooms.

    The candle is shown on a white countertop
    Wax On Fire / Etsy

    Wax On Fire is a woman-owned small business based in Massachusetts making hand-poured, nontoxic, vegan, and animal cruelty-free candles. 

    Get it from Wax On Fire on Etsy for $12+ (available in three sizes) with free shipping to the US when you spend $35+ or $7.50 flat-rate shipping when you order less than $35.

    8. A uniquely shaped three-layered candle with a wood wick that's the widest I've ever seen. When I burn this it literally sounds like I've got a crackling fire going, and it's sooo nice.

    The candle is shown on a coffee table in a living room
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    This candle has three layers of scents: smoked walnut and maple — a combination of smoked woods and charred nuts sweetened with maple, evening bonfire — the inviting scent of warm woods that brings memories of cool nights around a smoldering fire with your dearest friends, and wood smoke — the genuine scents of cedar and glowing embers create the nostalgic comfort of a crackling fire.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome candle! Every time I went into Cracker Barrel and smelled the wood fireplace, it felt like home. This candle literally smells like Cracker Barrel and home! Please do not run out of this scent, I'd do anything to buy it. It's very calming!" —Bed Bath & Beyond reviewer

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $22.49 with free shipping on orders over $39 and low-rate shipping on orders under $39.

    9. Jonathan Adler's Pop Candle in a grapefruit scent that will brighten your day. One of the best things about fall? Citrus! From blood orange to yuzu to grapefruit, it's one of the most iconic smells of the season.

    The candle is shown lit and unlit with its packaging behind it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This grapefruit candle is amazing. I have bought several of these as gifts. The one in my home smells incredible even without burning, you can get a whiff of the scent just walking by. The scent is very crisp and not perfumey at all. Perfect." —Kristi

    Get it from Amazon for $36.16 with free shipping for Prime members.

    10. A warm and spiced mulled cider candle from Acacia Accents that'll have your whole house smelling like a festive fall evening. This is one of a few candles where I smell it and it smells exactly like it sounds, all thanks to notes of apple, cinnamon, and orange.

    The candle is shown on a cutting board surrounded by cinnamon sticks, apples, and tree branches.
    Acacia Accents/Etsy

    Acacia Accents is a woman-founded and family-run business based in Michigan making soy candles and home goods. All of the candles and wax melts are handmade with 100% natural vegan soy wax.

    Promising review: "Lovely candle. Beautifully made, smells great, shipped promptly and carefully, and is not giving me a headache like the chemical-laden candles all do. Will be a repeat customer for sure! Nice fall scent." —Colleen Costello

    Get it from Acacia Accents on Etsy for $20+ (available in 8 oz. or 16 oz.) with free shipping on orders over $35 and low-rate shipping on orders under $35.

    11. An apple cider donuts tin travel candle from Angela Rose Studios so you can get your fix while you're away from home. That said, I'm currently burning this bb right next to me at my desk, so to each their own! Even though the dominate notes are cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and apple, it still doesn't seem too sweet for me. It's literally the perfect-smelling candle, especially since apple cider is my favorite type of donut.

    A person holds the candle
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Angela Rose Studios is a female-led, family-owned small business based in Wisconsin making candles and wax melts that are hand-poured in small batches with 100% soy wax. They use high-quality fragrance oils in all of their products, which are phthalate free.

    Get it from Angela Rose Studios on Etsy for $8+ (available in two sizes) with free shipping when you spend $35+ or low-rate shipping when you spend under $35, or from Angela Rose Studios for $8+ (available in three sizes and wax melts) with free shipping over $50 and low-rate shipping under $50. 

    12. Candlefolk's Apple Harvest candle that makes me feel like I've been dropped directly into the middle of an apple farm on the first day of fall. It's definitely apple heavy (in the best way possible) and has glimmers of cinnamon and clove to keep it warm and spicy.

    candle with some dried apples, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the background
    Candlefolk

    Candlefolk is a queer- and Asian-owned small business based in Brooklyn making small-batch, soy-based candles with eco-friendly products. All of their candles are hand-poured and each scent is hand-blended.

    Promising review: "Great quality candles, really stylish and sleek packaging, makes for a great gift. Also came with tracked shipping. Great experience overall. Recommend!" —Zofia

    Get it from Candlefolk on Etsy for $28 or Candlefolk's website for $28 with $6 flat-rate shipping on all domestic orders and free shipping on domestic orders over $60. 

    13. A brown sugar rum candle from NaturalAnnie Essentials to fill your home with the sweetness of freshly baked goods, minus all the hard work.

    the candle next to a bowl of brown sugar
    NaturalAnnie Essentials

    NaturalAnnie Essentials is a Black woman–owned, family-operated small business based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, making handmade candles with all-natural soy wax and Eco wicks and scented with oil blends that are 100% vegan.

    Promising review: "This candle is AMAZING!! Everyone in my house loves it. We tend to like ‘clean’ scents so this was a departure. It is an extremely well-balanced blend of the rum and brown sugar. It also burns cleanly. I will be repurchasing and definitely recommend." —Mikki Garay

    Get it from NaturalAnnie Essentials on Etsy for $17+ (available in 4 oz. or 9 oz.) with free shipping to the US when you spend $35+, or on NaturalAnnie Essentials for $15 (just the 4 oz.) with free shipping on US orders over $75 and low-rate shipping on all orders under $75.

    14. A Hearth candle from Jack Be Nimble that'll make you feel like you're cozying up next to a warm fireplace. I especially love this candle because of its packaging. The opaque white glass and wooden lid makes me feel real fancy when I use it, plus the notes of orange spice, balsam fir, and pine smoke go the distance because it's a double-wick candle.

    The Heart candle is shown with a backdrop of oranges and tree branches
    Jack Be Nimble

    Jack Be Nimble is an LGBTQ+-owned small business based in Atlanta making candles and reed diffusers. All candles are hand-poured in batches of 12 and use American-grown soy wax, all-natural cotton wicks, and fine fragrance oils. All of the products are vegan, cruelty free, and phthalate free. 

    Promising review: "I burn Hearth along with Evergreen during the holidays. My house smells like a forest! Amazing scents! You must buy both scents for the holiday season." —Wendy G. 

    Get it from Jack Be Nimble for $25 with low rate shipping on all orders.

    15. A Fallen Leaves candle by Delicate Wicks, which has major autumn vibes thanks to a mix of cinnamon, apple, berries, green leaves, and pecan. The earthiness of this scent is enhanced with notes of cinnamon leaf, patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver, and sandalwood essential oils.

    I hold the glass candle jar
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    Delicate Wicks is a Black woman–owned small business based in Texas making candles, wax melts, and room sprays. All candles are 100% soy wax and are made in small batches and individually hand-poured.

    Get it from Delicate Wicks for $18 with free shipping on orders over $50 or low-rate shipping on orders under $50.

    16. A set of three Hocus Pocus-themed candles for all the spooktacular Disney fans out there. In collaboration with Freeform's 31 Nights Of Halloween, now you can celebrate the spirit of the Sanderson Sisters with candles inspired by the personality of each sister.

    the three candles (purple, green, red) are shown in front of the gift box they come in
    Candier by Ryan Porter

    The three candles: “I Am Beautiful; Boys Will Love Me” represents Sarah Sanderson and smells of mandarin balm, tangelo, eucalyptus, moss, patchouli, sandal tree, amber, and musk; “I Put a Spell on You” is Winifred Sanderson’s candle, scented with caramelized sugar, chestnut, cinnamon, clove, cedar, cream, vanilla, and tonka bean; “I Suggest We Form a Calming Circle” is for Mary Sanderson and is scented with orange peel, ginger cream, butter, graham cracker, sugar, cinnamon, and clove.

    Candier by Ryan Porter is a woman-owned lifestyle business in NYC making internet-famous sassy candles. 

    Get it from Candier by Ryan Porter for $79 with free shipping over $75 in the continental United States.

    17. A candle-turned-whiskey-glass with a glass jar that's specifically designed to be reused as a whiskey glass once the candle is burned through. Each scent even comes with an accompanying cocktail recipe to get the party started. My favorite? The Lumberjack, which smells like fresh-cut cedar, leather, and musk with hints of juniper and smoke.

    The candle is shown and a glass with whisky in it is as well
    Ranger Station

    Pro tip: When you want to reuse a candle's jar, simply put it in the freezer for a few hours and then the cold, hardened wax at the bottom will plop right out (if it's not working that easily, try using a spoon to edge it out). Then rinse and voilà! You have a like-new glass or jar to use as you wish.

    Ranger Station is a family-owned business based in Nashville, Tennessee, making high-end fragrances, reusable candles, and reed diffusers. 

    Get it from Ranger Station for $36 with free shipping on US orders over $50 and low-rate shipping for orders under $50.

    18. A candle that smells like the first fall harvest, aka slightly spicy and with notes of dried fruit. It comes in a really nice, big jar, and I plan on reusing it for cotton swab storage after I'm done burning it.

    I hold up the candle
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    Wisconsin Candle Company is a family-founded, woman-led small business based in Wisconsin making all-natural, hand-poured, small-batch soy candles that use  scents that are paraben and phthalate free.

    Promising review: "I love supporting a local business, but I especially love these candles. They smell amazing without overpowering the room." —krisee90

    Get it from Wisconsin Candle Company on Etsy for $8.50+ (available in three sizes) with $7 flat-rate shipping within the US.

    19. A Pet House candle that helps eliminate unpleasant smells caused by your beloved but stinky furry friends. And with scents like evergreen forest, apple cider, and caramel latte, there's really something for everyone.

    Reviewer's cat poses with glass candle
    amazon.com

    Read our Pet House candle review.

    Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors, even cleaning every day. I have used other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but this candle is the best. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and one person actually commented, 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the best answer." —LLL Texas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 24 scents) with free shipping for Prime members.

    20. A candle with such beautiful packaging you'll want to save it for gift-giving season, but you shouldn't because it smells sooooo good. With notes of Honeycrisp apple, oak, chrysanthemum, cedar ash, vetiver, and oats, it's a lovely combination of just enough earthy with just enough fruity florals.

    The candle and its packaging is shown on a glass shelf
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    True Hue is a queer-owned small business based in Minneapolis making candles that use US-grown natural soy wax and fine fragrance oils that are phthalate free and vegan.

    Get it from True Hue for $14 with free shipping on US orders over $60 and $6 flat-rate shipping on US orders under $60.

    21. A bonfires and s'mores candle so you can get hit with a tsunami of nostalgia for sitting by the bonfire making a s'mores. It has a heavy, sweet marshmallow scent that's complemented by notes of clove, vanilla, and sandalwood, so it's definitely a great pick if you prefer a sweeter-smelling candle. It's also one of the most aesthetically pleasing candles on this list — I absolutely adore the blue jar, cork lid, and beautiful label.

    The candle is shown on a wooden table
    Wandering Lark

    Wandering Lark is a woman-owned small business based in North Carolina  making candles that are hand poured in small batches with all natural, American-grown soy wax, cotton wicks, and high-quality, phthalate-free fragrance oils. 

    Get it from Wandering Lark for $28 with free domestic shipping on orders over $65 and $7 flat rate — even orders to Alaska and Hawaii — for orders under $65.

    22. A oatmeal cookie candle for fans of freshly baked sweets. It definitely smells exactly like oatmeal cookies and is complemented by notes of ground ginger, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Also how good looking is this candle?!?! The black glass jar, the wood wick, the classic label...it's just so perfect. It also burns for 80 hours!

    The candle is shown on a bookshelf
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    Wicks Nola Candle Company is a Black woman–owned small business based right outside of New Orleans making candles inspired by all things New Orleans (for real, they sell over 65 scents!). All candles are all natural and vegan friendly. They contain no parabens or additives.

    Get it from Wicks Nola Candle Company for $35 with low-rate shipping on all orders.

    23. An orange peel and clove candle from Abboo Candle Co. to give your home a warm and inviting smell that's the epitome of fall (and winter, too!). With simple notes of orange peel, clove, cinnamon, and sandalwood, it's a harmonious combination of sweet and spice.

    The candle is shown surrounded by sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks
    Abboo Candle Co

    Abboo Candle Co. is a woman-owned small business based in Indiana making eco-friendly American-grown soy wax candles with cotton wicks and the finest fragrance oils that are free of phthalates, carcinogens, and toxins.

    Promising review: "Hands down the best-smelling candle I've ever had. I live in an old farmhouse and the smell of this candle not only brings my home alive but brings me peace." —Dannieal Bagnall

    Get it from Abboo Candle Co. for $15.99 with free ground shipping on orders over $75 and low-rate shipping on orders under $75.

    24. A "witch better have my money" candle that'll make you laugh every time you light it, because Rihanna is the GOAT and sometimes witches owe you money. With scents of golden pear, apple, and bergamot, it'll not just light up an area but make it smell good, too.

    The candle reading "witch better have my money" is displayed on a bookshelf
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    Funny Candle Co. is a queer-owned small business based in San Diego, California, making delightful candles with funny taglines. All candles are made with vegan, odorless coconut and apricot wax, high-quality fragrance oils, and organic cotton wicks. The fragrances used are paraben free, phthalate free, and not tested on animals.

    Promising review: "OMG, these are some of the best candles that I’ve bought. My sisters really love them. The quality and the shipping was extremely fast. Will definitely be shopping here again!! Thank you." —Cayce

    Get it from Funny Candle Co. on Etsy for $23.95 or Funny Candle Co. for $19.95 with free shipping for orders over $35 and under $35 is a flat $5 rate.

    25. A woody leather La Jolie Muse candle that will add the perfect amount of warmth and depth to any room. It'll burn for 85–100 hours and uses 100% natural wax and a lead-free cotton wick that is vegan, cruelty and paraben free, and eco-conscious to guarantee a clean and even burn.

    Photo of the candle and its lid
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for this type of fragrance for years! I hate fruity or flowery-type scents. I like earthy, warm, and natural smells. This hits the mark right on. It’s absolutely perfect. It’s seriously perfect and pleasant. I wish it were bigger. I’ve gone through two of these already and I don’t see me NOT ordering more." —Michele Kagan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A dark literature candle if you're a bibliophile who wants to keep it spooky this October. Inspired by The Corpse Queen novel by Heather M. Herrman, the candle has notes of sawdust, peppermint, and lemon peel. I'm obsessed with how spooky good it is!

    The candle's label and packaging is shown
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Old Soul Artisan is a woman-owned small business founded by Harmony Todd — a candlesmith of Native American heritage. Based in Trenton, New Jersey, Old Soul Artisan makes candles inspired by folklore and dark literature. Old Soul Artisan donates $1 from each website order to wolf conservation.

    Promising review: "This is probably my third or fourth order. I love these candles so much. The quality of these candles is unsurpassed. They burn cleanly, scent up the whole house, burn evenly, and there is no smoke. The scents are decadent. I love the 4-oz. size. How cute is the packaging? Every order I received came with a tea bag or a tea light sample, which is not expected or required, but is what sets this shop apart. Highly recommend every single scent!" —Kim Gendreau

    Get it from Old Soul Artisan on Etsy for $15+ (available in 4 oz. or 9 oz.) or directly from Old Soul Artisan for $15+ (also available in 4 oz. or 9 oz.) with free shipping on orders over $75 or low-rate shipping on orders under $75.

    Me to myself after I smell all these wonderful fall candles:

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