It’s easy to write off pumpkin season due to orange overload, but is it really autumn if you aren’t burning a pumpkin scented candle while drinking a PSL from Starbucks? It might feel a tad “done” but don’t fight it – let the cosy, sweet notes of fall’s favourite squash ease you into hibernation mode.
We’ve rounded up our favourite pumpkin candles to make the darkening autumnal days a little easier to bear, so light up and embrace this wonderful fragrance in all its comforting familiarity.
The Best Pumpkin Spice Candles
Fill your home with the autumnal aroma of ripe pumpkin, creamy butter and brown sugar courtesy of P.F. Candle Co. Infused with notes of toasted cinnamon and nutmeg, this limited edition candle is handmade in California from organic soy wax and comes in the brand’s signature amber-tone apothecary jar.
The perfect scent symphony of toasted pumpkin seeds, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon notes.
There’s no shortage of Pumpkin Spice candle “best of” lists on the internet – every year, any self-respecting magazine editor and blogger creates an index of their favourite fall fragrances. Most of these lists tend to be based in the USA where the pumpkin addiction is at its peak the moment the leaves start to turn.
Lauren Adhav at Cosmopolitan list’s the 15 Pumpkin-Scented Candles That’ll Make You Say, ‘Miss You Never, Summer!’ saying “Lighting a pumpkin-scented candle in the fall basically makes everything feel warm, cozy, and inviting. It’s just a fact, trust me!”. Yankee Candle’s Spiced Pumpkin and Nest’s Pumpkin Chai get the top spots and tend to feature on all the US-based lists where sweeter, more powerful fragrances are preferred.
LAFCO’s limited edition Pumpkin Pomander candle is recommended with Lauren saying “Sometimes it’s more about the fragrance than it is the jar, but dang, just look how pretty this reflective one is! The burgundy hue of the glass makes cute fall decor, while the notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom mixed with vanilla, patchouli, and florals make it the perfect combo of scents.”