The whole multi-sensory fireplace experience – with the warmth and the crackling and the smell and the orange-y glow – adds up to a very comforting, very Fall feeling. But if you don’t have a fireplace, you can approximate the whole thing with one of these candles, which all smell different, but definitely all evoke fall.
Each burns for at least 50 hours, enough to get you through an entire season of cocktail gatherings and movie nights.
Smoky: Diptyque Feu de Bois ($60)
The name translates to “firewood,” a perfectly apt characterization – this minimalist candle smells just like burning wood.
Sweet: Slatkin & Co. Leaves ($16.50)
This one, on the other hand, does not smell at all like leaves. Instead it’s spicy and seasonally fruity, like hot spiced apple cider.
Christmas-y: GloSpa Cheer Ambiance Candle ($22)
Every time my roomate walks in while I'm burning this candle, she says, "It smells like Christmas in here!" Notes of evergreen and clove – plus a snowflake-adorned, frosted-glass holder – make this one totally appropriate for the holidays.
Rich: Malin + Goetz Dark Rum ($48)
With notes of bergamot, plum, leather and of course, rum, this mahogany colored candle is complex but subtle, lending a pleasant scent to a room without taking it over.