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13 Best Autumn scented candles reviews

Fall is the season when everybody jumps on the scented candle wagon with both feet and the candle companies tend to go all out with their autumn collections to keep us happy.

There are the classic Fall fragrances most used in candles such as pumpkin spice, apple and fireplace but of course there are many more that are equally as seasonal and cozy if not more so.

I picked out a list of candles that should cover a wide range of notes that are all very Autumn appropriate.

Kringle Candle Covered Bridge

My Mum loves the movie The Bridges of Madison County. She’s always hunting it down on TV but she rarely catches it so that she can watch it from start to finish. A while ago I just figured she’ll never buy herself the DVD so I picked it up for her and since I had Kringle Candle Covered Bridge hanging out in my stash I packed it up to go with the DVD. It looked really cool and gave the effect of this super thought out gift, while in reality, I just picked up the DVD when I saw it on sale and found a candle to match.

The large jar of Kringle Candle Covered Bridge is 22 oz double wick and has a burn time of 100 hours. It looks absolutely gorgeous and makes a really expensive looking gift.

Kringle Candle Covered Bridge scented candle Review

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The official notes in Kringle Candle Covered Bridge are: Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Patchouli, Mossy, Vetiver, Woody, Sandalwood.

I got a lot of jasmine and a mixed flowers note, like summer wildflowers, sweet and intense. Paired with a really strong jasmine, the floral notes are really in your face. The florals are underlined with sandalwood and moss and I get a men’s cologne type of scent because of the vetiver that always reads like a cologne to me. The sandalwood and moss aren’t too strong but you can smell them.

This is not a fragrance I’d burn, I dislike sandalwood and cologne notes so it was always meant to be a gift. I smelled it burning when I was visiting Mum and I really didn’t care for the fragrance but my Mum and SIL both enjoy it.

The candle has two wicks and gets a nice wax pool after about an hour and a half. There are no burning issues but the wicks need to be trimmed after every 4 hour burn or so.

The scent throw on Kringle Candle Covered Bridge is super strong, it’s a definite 10, and it completely filled my Mum’s large open space with fragrance.

Kringle Candle Autumn Winds

I was talking to my friend today and she was setting up her autumn candles. She’s going out of the country and won’t be back home until mid September and she wanted to have her autumn candles ready when she comes back. So she’s setting stuff up and we’re chatting and I asked her if she could pick a favorite currently available scented candle for Fall. She went through her stash and picked Kringle Candle Autumn Winds. I never had this candle but she was burning it throughout last autumn and I smelled it a lot when I was over for tea and chats.

The large jar of Kringle Candle Autumn Winds is 22 oz double wick and has a burn time of 100 hours. I really like the look of Kringle Candles, the tall glass jar, amazing labels and white wax makes them look very high end.

Kringle Candle Autumn Winds scented candle Review

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The official notes in Kringle Candle Autumn Winds are: Siberian Fir, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Moss, Sandalwood, Tonka, Vetiver, Warm Amber.

I mostly got a lot of warm sandalwood and the spice. The amber is quite strong so it’s a very warm fragrance. It fits autumn especially with the added spice. I don’t get any tonka or mos and I only got a tiny hint of fir. It’s woodsy and warm and spicy and because of the obvious vetiver note it reads like a men’s cologne or rather an aftershave scent.

This is not my kind of fragrance; I dislike both cologne and sandalwood, so I wouldn’t get it for my home. It’s a very nice woodsy and warm autumn fragrance, just not for me.

The candle has two wicks and gets a nice wax pool after about an hour and a half. There are no burning issues but the wicks need to be trimmed after every 4 hour burn or so because these like to soot if the wicks get too long.

The scent throw on Kringle Candle Autumn Winds is about a 7, which is good for this type of fragrance since a stronger scent throw could be too overpowering.

Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome

Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome was another one of the candles I found while messing around in my storage room. It was poured in 2012 and I really like it but I bought so many new fall scented candles last autumn that the oldies ended up being half burned because I just had to burn the new ones.

The official notes in Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome are: Pumpkin, autumn air.

Notes like “sea air”, “mountain air” and “autumn air” seriously annoy me. I know that sea air means salt and driftwood, mountain air means mint and pine and autumn air means woody notes and spice but I had to figure that out buy burning a ridiculous amount of poetically described candles. It just rubs me wrong, I wish the companies would write the notes as they are and just let us form our own scent experience.

Burning Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome, I get mostly pumpkin puree with very soft notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s basically a spiced pumpkin fragrance but the spices are really soft, unlike a lot of similar candles. It’s not the best candle to burn on its own but works really well with apple scents or strong bakery scents.

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I have a large one wick jar of Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome. The scent throw is a 7 and I burned it with an Illuma-lid on and had no issues. I got a good wax pool after two hours and it scented my kitchen after an hour.

Woodwick Premium Vanilla Bean

I went to the store to get the Woodwick Peacock Collection candles and when I got there I saw that they had their Premium Vanilla Bean Collection on sale and…I had to pick these up. They just look to good to pass up and the scent is perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Woodwick Vanilla Bean scented candle smells really strong of dark Madagascar vanilla and I also get the slight nutty note of the vanilla bean. It’s intense and sexy and luxurious and you can’t really go too wrong with a good vanilla candle.

Woodwick PremiumVanilla Bean scented candles review

The smaller tumbler candle is 8 oz. and has one wood wick and 40 hours of burn time.

The larger bowl candle has 16 oz., three wood wicks and 40 hours of burn time.

I think these look great, it’s the type of container that fits just about anywhere and the wooden wicks with the crackling sound effect are always great with Woodwick candles.

The wood wick candles burn really faster and smoke more than regular cotton wick candles. The smoke is the reason I don’t burn them more often but I’ll burn these on my outside deck in the evening so I’m OK with the amount of smoke there but it makes me nervous indoors.

Woodwick PremiumVanilla Bean scented candles review

When burning, the wooden wick and larger flame eat up more of the scent than the cotton wicks do so the average scent throw is about a 7.

I hope you enjoyed my Woodwick Vanilla Bean scented candles review and I’ll talk to you soon!

Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream

I got a votive of Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream last August. I cut it up in four pieces and I melted two pieces last autumn which leaves me with half a votive to melt this October. I usually don’t start on my pumpkin scents until October and I stick to them until mid November when I move to cookie and cake scents.

Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream is one of those widely appealing fragrances and it’s a safe one to burn when you have guests since I doubt anyone would really find it bad.

The official notes in Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream are: pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and clove.

Melting Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream, the strongest note I smell is vanilla buttercream. It’s the vanilla extract scent paired with thick buttercream. Following that, I got cooked pumpkin, sweetened with brown sugar or caramel. And the weakest notes are the spices. I get just a bit of cinnamon and clove. It’s a really yummy fragrance I’d buy a full jar of but sadly I can’t find it locally.

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Yankee Candle Pumpkin Buttercream is quite strong if you melt the votive, my quarter of a votive had a solid 8 scent throw and it scented my whole office in 15 minutes.

Village Candle Honey Comb

Village Candle Honey Comb is a part of the four piece Fall collection.

Village Candle has a bunch of staple, crowd pleasing candles in their core line so they have the wiggle room to try more unusual fragrances for their limited edition candles. For 2018 I feel like they really took that opportunity with Italian Leather and Tomato Vine. The Village Candle Honey Comb is a more classic smell but with promising complexity.

Village Candle Honey Comb should smell like wild honey, apple blossom and raspberry nectar.

Burning Village Candle Honey Comb I only get a strong beeswax smell with a slight floral undertone. I don’t know what happened here but this smells nothing like expected, I don’t really get any honey sweetness, I don’t get any fruityness and the floral tone is quite generic.

This is a let down, I had fairly high expectations as I always do for a Village Candle but Village Candle Honey Comb did nothing for me.


Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath

Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath has been in my stash for a few years now and I give it a long burn every now and then but I just can’t seem to finish the jar as the fragrance just doesn’t grab me enough to burn it more. It’s kind of a run of the mill fall fragrances to me, nothing offensive and nothing spectacular about it.

The official notes in Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath are: apple and cinnamon spices.

Burning Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath, I get soft warm apples, cinnamon and a berry note. The apples aren’t crisp or fresh, it’s more of a cooked apple scent, very sweet. The cinnamon note is mild, it’s there but not enough to make the fragrance spicy. There aren’t any other spices I can smell, so if you’re not a clove and nutmeg person, this is a rather rare fall fragrance that doesn’t have those two notes.

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I have a medium one wick jar of Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath. The scent throw is a solid 7 and I burned it with an Illuma-lid on but it kept tunneling so I wrapped it in foil for about half an hour during each burn to level it out. I got a good wax pool after two hours and it scented my entire living room after an hour.

Yankee Candle Pumpkin Ginger Bark

Yankee Candle Pumpkin Ginger Bark is another scent that I’ve never seen in Europe but I had votives from the US and I melted them last autumn so this is a review of the fragrance, not the candle.

The official notes in Yankee Candle Pumpkin Ginger Bark are: ginger, warm pumpkin and rich vanilla sugar.

Melting Yankee Candle Pumpkin Ginger Bark I get a lot of cooked pumpkin, vanilla, warm, bakery type ginger, sugar and butter. It’s a sweet scent and it has more vanilla than other Yankee pumpkin candles. I also get a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, but they’re not strong enough to consider this a spicy fragrance.

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Some people say it’s a dupe for Yankee Candle Harvest Welcome and they are very similar but I find Harvest Welcome to be a fresher version with less vanilla. If Yankee Candle Pumpkin Ginger Bark has a cooked pumpkin note, the pumpkin in Harvest welcome is fresh.

I cut my Pumpkin Ginger Bark votive into four pieces and melted a quarter. A quarter of the votive had a scent throw of a five and it scented my dining room table area in about 15 minutes. The quarter was giving off scent for about 12 hours of melting.

Yankee Candle Autumn Woods

Yankee Candle Autumn Woods first came out around 2007 and it has retired a few years later. It’s been brought back as a treasure for Fall 2015 and then again for 2019. I had and finished a small jar of Yankee Candle Autumn Woods in 2009. If it came back in smaller versions, I’d pick up a few votives and tarts in this scent but I don’t love it enough to get a large jar.

Yankee Candle Autumn Woods is very woody and masculine but it doesn’t smell like men’s cologne. I don’t like cologne scents at all but I don’t mind woody masculine ones, they’re just not something I burn a lot of.

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The official notes in Yankee Candle Autumn Woods are cedar and sandalwood, cloves, cinnamon, musk, and roses.

Burning Yankee Candle Autumn Woods, I smell mostly cedar and sandalwood. These two notes get ramped up by the cinnamon and clove spices to pull the woody notes in the autumnal direction. I don’t really get roses and the musk is light, working as a blender note, to sort of mellow out the spice and woody notes.

It’s definitely a fall scent although I would burn it during a summer night as well.

My Yankee Candle Autumn Woods in a small jar had a throw of about a 7, which I think is more than enough for this type of a fragrance. I burned it in my main hall and it scented the area in about an hour.

Goose Creek Candle Toasty Hot Toddy

Another one of the Goose Creek Candle pumpkin shaped centerpiece candles that I got to sniff last year was Goose Creek Candle Pumpkin Centerpiece Toasty Hot Toddy.

Goose Creek Candle Pumpkin Centerpiece candle has 70 oz, comes in a clear, glass pumpkin shaped container with a lid and has four cotton wicks. You get a nice wax pool in about two hours due to all the wicks. The burn was fine and the scent throw was a 9. This will scent a house. And posiibly the yard as well.

Goose Creek Candle Pumpkin Centerpiece Toasty Hot Toddy official scent notes are: maple , buttery toasted pecans, dark rum, and cinnamon sticks.

Goose Creek Candle Pumpkin Centerpiece Toasty Hot Toddy scented candle Review

Burning Goose Creek Candle Pumpkin Centerpiece Toasty Hot Toddy I smelled a whole lot of maple. If you’re a maple fan, this is the fragrance for you. I also got an additional heavy sweet note like molasses. I definitely got a lot of the rum as well and that gave the fragrance a lot of warmth, together with the cinnamon. The undertone is the toasted pecans that ties in nicely. It’s very autumn. Heavy and sweet and very warm.

The company says the burn time on these is up to 300 hours but my friend says he got only about 200 hours out of his pumpkin which makes sense with all the wicks.

Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge

It’s been raining all day today and my kids were going nuts cooped up in the house so I packed them up in the afternoon and took them over to my brother’ s house for a change of scenery and some play time with their cousins. My brother was burning his medium jar of Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge and because I knew I’ll never buy this scent for myself I took some candle notes while we baked cookies with 6 small children being extremely helpful. Good times were had all around.

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The official notes in Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge are: cedarwood and sage.

Burning Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge, I smell a very strong cedarwood note, an aftershave scent and the sage gives it a herb freshness. It’s basically a fresh woody aftershave scent. Someone said it smells like a hot shirtless guy chopping wood. So there.

Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge is a day candle and it reads very manly and fresh. The scent throw was a strong 7, I think that it would be too much if it had a stronger throw. The burn on my brother’s candle looked clean and he said he hasn’t trimmed the wicks in a while but it was still soot free.

Yankee Candle Vibrant Saffron

Yankee Candle Vibrant Saffron is one of the prettiest of the Fall candles and the most intriguing one for me. I was expecting a spice and floral blend but that’s not what it ended up being.

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This is a very complex scent. It smells like expensive incense to me. There’s loads of amber, dark vanilla, there’s some spice to it, I get a bit of bergamot and it’s all enveloped in that incense note. It almost reminds me of Frankincense but there’s a lot more going on here than with Frankincense.

It’s definitely quite heavy, I don’t think I’ll burn it indoors again, it’ll be a deck only candle. That doesn’t mean I dislike the scent at all, it’s just so intense that I find it to be too overwhelming for a single room and I don’t have an open complex type of a situation in the house.

I think Yankee Candle Vibrant Saffron is perfect for a those cool autumn nights, a glass of red wine or a cup of chai tea and long conversations.

Village Candle Acai Berry Tobac

Village Candle Acai Berry Tobac is a new limited edition scent for Autumn 2019.


I was quite intrigued by this, due to the acai berry note that’s very unusual to see in home fragrance and the combination with a tobacco note.

Burning Village Candle Acai Berry Tobac it smells like berry flavored pipe tobacco. I can smell the acai, which smells like a mixture of currants and grape with a bit of raspberry thrown in. You get the sweetness of the grape, the tartness of the currants and the “red berry” juiciness from the raspberry. The tobacco note is as fresh as a tobacco note can get. If pipe tobacco automatically makes you think of stale cigarettes, this is not for you. But if you don’t mind pipe tobacco or hookah tobacco, then this will work just fine.

I wouldn’t burn it when I have guest coming over, because I do think it’s a required taste. I also wouldn’t burn it on a daily basis in my house, just on occasion I’d be going for a specific vibe.
As far as layering and in connection with the “specific vibe”, I’d layer this with Yankee’s Moroccan Argan Oil or the new scents from Yankee Viva Havana and –for a darker take on the same theme – Havana Nights.