Written by Hugh Metcalf

Autumn candles: 7 of the best seasonal scents 2020

An autumn-inspired scented candle is the perfect way to add seasonal ambience to your home. Here’s what we’re loving this year.

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There’s nothing like the scent of autumn – smoky fire embers, warming mulled spices, even the smell of the woods after rain might conjure up a seasonal picture in your mind.

However, if you’re yet to get the fire roaring or start baking any autumnal treats to fill your home with aromas, why not turn to a candle instead?

We’ve rounded up 7 of the best for the season, to suit any budget.

Glowing Embers Townhouse candle, Jo Malone London 

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It may be the most expensive on our list, but this Glowing Embers candle, from Jo Malone London’s new Townhouse collection, not only recreating the cosy scent of wood fire, but it also comes in this beautiful vessel, inspired by the architecture of period London townhouses.

Buy this candle now from Jo Malone London for £90 

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Woodland Walk candle, M&S 

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A steal at £9.50, this candle from M&S captures the scent of a walk through the woodlands in autumn. With a mix of bergamot, pine and musk, think rich, but crisp.

Buy this candle now from M&S for £9.50 

Country Boozer scented candle, Loaf

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This scent from Loaf’s new Smelly Wax candle range really speaks to us. The mix of orange peel, pine amber and wood smoke recreates the ambience of a country pub – our personal favourite place to be in autumn.

Buy this candle now from Loaf for £40 

Pumpkin Patch candle, Yankee Candle 

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It’s October, so who doesn’t want their home to smell like Halloween all month long? Yankee’s sweet yet spicy Pumpkin Patch scent is a perfect pick for this time of year.

Buy this candle now from Amazon for £21.95 

Woodsmoke & Tobacca candle, Primark

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Budget friendly, but surprisingly stylish, this warm and rich scent from Primark is a steal at £4.50. 

Read more: 5 ways to make your candles last longer

Hygge scented candle, Skandinavisk

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You’re undoubtedly familiar with the Danish concept of Hygge by now, and this candle offers a fresh take on the traditional cosy scents you’d expect for autumn. With hints of brewed tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint – this candle sounds pretty much perfect to us.

Buy this candle now from Amazon for £30 

Cinnamon and orange scented candle, Sophie Allport

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Festive, without being too full-on Christmassy, this combination of cinnamon and orange seems like the perfect mix for creating a cosy home for the next few months.

Buy this candle now from Loaf for £40 


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