I’ve put together a list of best apple scented candles. I feel like apple scents are normally burned in autumn. There are normally apple and spice scented candles out there. Every now and then you can find a plain non-spiced apple scent and these layer really well with berry and plum or citrus for a brither version.
6 best apple scented candles
- Yankee Candle Apple Spice scented candle Review
- Yankee Candle Apple Butter scented candle Review
- Yankee Candle Granny Smith scented candle Review
- Village Candle Apples and Cinnamon scented candle Review
- Yankee Candle Warm Apple Crisp Review
- Candle Apple and Candied Walnut Review
Yankee Candle Apple Spice is in online Yankee stores right now as a Treasure or rather a Yankee Candle Special Appearance candle which means it’s only available in a large jar. I was all out of large jar scented candles and I felt like splurging so I hauled a lot of the special appearance candles and I’ve been burning Apple Spice in my kitchen all day today.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Apple Spice are: aroma of a deliciously fresh donut made with apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Burning Apple Spice, I can’t really smell the donut note. I guess there’s a super light hint of a bakery note but not a donut note specifically. I mostly get a lot of apple cider. It makes this a very autumn scent in my head because it’s pretty true to life apple cider. The second strongest note is brown sugar, it’s a very sweet apple scented candle. The spices I can pick out are not strong, just a bit of nutmeg and less of cinnamon.
I’ve been burning Yankee Apple Spice in a large jar in my hurricane holder and it burned with no issues. The scent throw was about 5. I burned it in my kitchen and got a nice wax pool after about three hours. I wouldn’t buy this again. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just not a scent for me.
Yankee Candle Apple Butter just came back as a treasure, so in large jars only and with the old label.
Official scent notes in Yankee Candle Apple Butter are: tart apples, sugar, cinnamon and allspice.
I load up on apple scents each fall. More than half of the people in my family are teachers so their Septembers are always insanely hectic and they need as much pampering as they can get, so I make sure they all get an apple scented start of the school year.
Burning Yankee Candle Apple Butter, I get a very strong butter note mixed with a spiced apple compote scent. This is not a sweet candle. The apple is on the sweet side but I can’t really say I get any added sugar or any other added sweetness. The apple side of this fragrance actually reminds me of the time when my kids were just starting to get into solid foods and I was cooking apples for them daily. The spice in here is the classic fall cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg mix with cinnamon and cloves dominating and hardly any ginger at all.
I don’t care for it on its own, but I figured apple butter needs bread anyways so I paired it with Village Candle Warm Buttered Bread and it’s just the most awesome mix.
These two combined evoke cold autumn mornings, when you wake up super early because you have so much to do that day that you make yourself get up at dawn and eat a proper, indulgent breakfast before facing the day. I always find those crazy early breakfasts to be the most delicious, because they’re the calm before the storm of the day.
The scent throw on my large jar of Yankee Candle Apple Butter is a solid 7, good for a medium sized room.
Yankee Candle Apple and Candied Walnut is a part of the last one from the Wine Pairings collection that came out for Fall.
Official scent notes in Yankee Candle Apple and Candied Walnut are: just-sliced apple and warm candied walnut.
This smells very sweet. There’s quite a bit of dry caramel, giving the fragrance some warm and thickness and a lot of sweetness.
Under the coat of caramel, there’s a nice, red apple scent and a slight nutty undertone.
It’s mostly caramel and apple. The nut note is very light so if you want to smell apple and candied nuts, you should just layer Yankee’s Macintosh or Sweet Apple with Yankee’s Candied Pecans.
Yankee Candle Warm Apple Crisp is back in large jars for autumn.
Yankee Candle Warm Apple Crisp is a very nice take on a classic apple pie fragrance. Comparing it to another returning scent for the season – Yankee Candle Be Thankful – this has a far more pronounced apple note but the “bakery” parts of the fragrance are very simmilar.
There’s loads of sweet apple, brown sugar, pie crust and bakery vanilla with a fairly strong cinnamon note. The cinnamon is not too strong, definitelly not overwhelming the apple and bakery notes.
Yankee Candle Warm Apple Crisp is a basic, staple Fall candle. I mean…there’s no way you won’t feel like you need your house to smell like apple pie at least a few times this fall. If you don’t want to commint to a large jar of this scent alone though, this can be layered with berry scents, various vanilla candles and more intense fall spice fragrances. it works well with caramel scents as well but my favourite mix is with nutty scents.
I don’t normally do reviews for candles that smell exactly like the name says. There’s nothing to write, really, so I skip them. I started burning Village Candle Apples and Cinnamon today, fully expecting to get a two note scent and no reviews to be written. Wrong. This smells so different from what I expected and what it smelled like on cold, that a review must be done.
The official scent notes in Village Candle Apples and Cinnamon are: nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, freshly baked apple, brown sugar
After burning their Warm Apple Pie and Spiced Pumpkin, I thought I knew what to expect. But burning Village Candle Apples and Cinnamon it’s a whole new take on an apple smell. I get the apple, and it’s sweet, but I don’t get any added sugar at all, so it’s more like an naturally sweet, fresh apple note. Following that is an oak wood note and then a super slight cinnamon stick and clove scent.
I actually thought I got a misnamed Village Candle Apples and Acorns candle, because it smells almost exactly like that one, but then on cold, they don’t smell the same, only when burning.
The scent throw on a this is a 7, I could smell it all over a medium sized office.
I’d burn this in September and October evenings in the main living room or out on my covered deck.
Yankee Candle Granny Smith is in online European Yankee stores right now as a Treasure or rather a Yankee Candle Special Appearance Candle and it’s only available in a large jar. I’m not generally a huge fruit fragrance fan and even less straight up apple fragrance fan, but I have a serious soft spot for granny smith apples. When I was 17 and had just finished high school I had a three month long summer ahead of me before I started college so my best friend and I packed up, emptied our accounts and went to London for the entire summer. It was amazing and crazy and severely budgeted and honestly, buying actual food was super low on our 17 year old priorities list. Basically all we ate the whole summer were granny smith apples that were always on sale at the closest supermarket, starbucks coffees and an occasional takeout every couple of days. Until this day I can’t see or smell a granny smith apple without being instantly back in our hostel room where we would drop bags of the apples every day (we would each get 5 apples daily) and then eat some in the morning and the rest at night when we got back. There was a tiny itsy bitsy window that would only open about an inch for some reason and the whole room would smell like apples all the time and it was both sort of disgusting and epic at the same time.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Granny Smith are: granny smith apples.
So based on the story above I consider myself a somewhat expert on all things granny smith and Yankee Candle Granny Smith is really true to life apple, tart and fresh and crisp. It’s much less sweet than the Macintosh Apple candle so if you like that candle, you can still get Yankee Candle Granny Smith without thinking you’ll end up with same candles.
I’ve been burning Yankee Candle Granny Smith in a large jar in my luminary candle holder and it burned very well, I got an even wax pool in about two and a half hours. The scent throw was a solid 7. I burned it in my kitchen and the room got filled with scent in less than an hour. I would say it’s a spring or summer fragrance.
I don’t normally like a scented candle that doesn’t have a complex scent and Yankee Candle Granny Smith is a one note candle so it’s not my thing except for the fact that I have such strong memories connected to this particular scent note.