My Five Favorite Fall Candles, Plus DIY Candle Instructions
Confession time: There is a candle in every room of my apartment. In some rooms, there is more than one. They smell amazing, they make my home feel like a spa retreat, and I’m not going to apologize.
Of course, fall is prime candle season, which means that my candle-hoarding habit really gets going. This was one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write—yes, harder than the one about V-steam—because it took me forever to narrow down my five favorite scents. Here they are, finally!
Yankee Candle in Apple Spice ($24.99)
If you asked me what the holiday season smells like, I wouldn’t say candy canes or sugarplums. (Does anyone actually know what a sugarplum is?) Instead, I’d say this candle. Something about the scent of warm apples reminds me of being home for Christmas.
With its patterned red tin, this candle doubles as chic autumnal decor. Its scents are probably the fanciest on this list: Santiago Huckleberry, Baltic Amber, French Cade Lavender, and more. The most impressive thing about this little coconut-wax candle, though, is its burn time: 80 hours! That’s enough time for at least 26.6 eyelash extension appointments!
I know that pumpkin is played out, but this candle is legitimately amazing. It has a wooden wick, so it crackles like a campfire when it’s lit. And it doesn’t just smell like pumpkin—it smells like pumpkin, sugar, and butter. When I burn it, it feels like Betty Crocker is in the house somewhere (in a non-creepy way).
If you’re going to spend more than $50 on a candle, might I suggest this one? It has notes of cherry, vanilla, and coconut along with the almond and macaroon scents. Plus, it makes any room a touch fancier.
I’m a sucker for any 2-in-1 deal, so this candle knocks it out of the park. Just when you’re wishing you could move on from vanilla, the scent changes to amber! I love the fall colors and the cool pendant it comes with, too.
Bonus Candle: DIY!
The next-best thing to buying something that smells amazing? Making something that smells amazing. The beautiful candles in the photo above were hand-poured by Jessica Duff, fellow Groupon employee and owner of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles. A while back, we asked Jess for instructions on how to create a candle from scratch, and she delivered. Click here to learn how to make your own fall-scented candle!
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Bottom photo: Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
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