These Fall Candles Are the Next Best Thing to a Wood-Burning Fireplace

The best fall candle scents
Original Graphic by Viviana Duron

Every season has its signature scent. Spring boasts sweet-smelling flowers, summer brings salty ocean breezes, and winter is all about aromatic spices. But we have to admit we're partial to the woodsy scents of fall.

Unfortunately, we're in Los Angeles, which doesn't offer much in the way of autumn ambiance (the city isn't exactly known for its seasons). Not to sound unappreciative, but there are some things palm trees just can't offer fall-loving Angelenos, namely colorful fall foliage and the aroma of freshly fallen leaves.

So naturally, we went in search of olfactory replicas in the form of splurge-worthy candles. Ranging from a crackling fire to a pine-scented forest, these fragrances will transport you to a cozy cabin in the woods (even if it's 70 degrees outside and there’s not a single leaf on the ground).

Shop our picks for the best fall candle scents below.

Portable Fireplace Candle
D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace Candle $65

You'll like it if… you wish your apartment had a working fireplace.

No.04 Bois de Balincourt
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt $34

You'll like it if… you love Le Labo Santal 26 (but not its price tag).

Bibliothèque Scented Candle
Byredo Bibliothèque Scented Candle $85

You'll like it if… your ideal evening involves curling up with a good book.

Diptyque Feu De Bois/wood Fire Scented Candle
Diptyque Feu de Bois/Wood Fire Scented Candle $65

You'll like it if… you believe the smell of a crackling fire is a quintessential fall fragrance.

Rose & Wood Candle/8 oz.
EB Florals Rose & Wood Candle $70

You'll like it if… floral fragrances are usually a bit too precious for your taste.

P.F. Candle Co. Black Fig $18

You'll like it if… you want your place to exude a rugged yet sophisticated vibe.

'Pin 12' Classic Candle
Le Labo Pin 12 $75

You'll like it if… strolling through an aromatic pine forest sounds appealing to you (but lacing up your hiking boots doesn't).

Boy Smells Cinderose Scented Candle
Boy Smell Cinderose Scented Candle $29

You'll like it if… you're drawn to beautiful floral scents that have a dark side.

A.P.C. Bougie No 5 Feuille de Figuier
A.P.C. Bougie No 5 Feuille de Figuier $50

You'll like it if… walking down the produce aisle during peak fig season is one of your favorite fall activities.

Skandinavisk Heia
Skandinavisk Heia $80

You'll like it if… you find the wild herb and berry-covered Scandinavian mountains particularly alluring.

This story was originally published on September 3, 2017, and has since been updated.

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