Best pumpkin spice scented candles for fall

Nothing signals the beginning of cozy season more than pumpkin spice scented candles—warming and soothing, pumpkin is the perfect fall fragrance. “Pumpkin spice has become almost shorthand for cold weather in the way that ‘cut grass smell’ equals spring,” says Lizzie Ostrom, author of Perfume: A Century Of Scents. “So when we get our first sniff each year of the scent, our brain realizes that change is afoot.” 

Pumpkin spice is a comforting scent making the below choices some of the best candles for colder, darker months—as fragrance expert Jessie Rosenberg explains. “Seasonal scents provide mood enhancement. The spicy notes of ingredients like nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon really draw us into the autumn months.” Everyone from high street brands to indie businesses are embracing the trend—so our homes expert has selected the very best pumpkin spice scented candles to fill your home with sweet and spicy fragrance this fall. 

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21 best pumpkin spice scented candles 

Pumpkin spice candles: US

Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle

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1. Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice Latte 3-Wick Candle

Specifications

RRP: $25.50

Burn time: N/A

Made from: Soy wax blend

Delivery time: 3-7 working days

Devotees of Bath & Body Works will adore this delicately scented candle, one of the best aromatherapy candles in our line-up, from the cult wellbeing brand. With a triple wick, it’s inspired by all things pumpkin pie. As well as the pumpkin pie tones, it’s also heavily inspired by the ever-popular pumpkin spice latte scent, so you’ll also detect notes of freshly brewed espresso, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. The cheery orange-and-white jar will make a great fall addition to your countertop, too. 

Voluspa Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle

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2. Voluspa Pumpkin Spice Latte Large Jar Candle

Specifications

RRP: $32

Burn time: Up to 100 hours

Made from: Coconut wax

Delivery time: From 5 days

Reasons to buy

+Luxurious-looking jar+Smaller and larger sizes available

Add some serious shimmer to your home with Voluspa’s luxe take on all things pumpkin spice, presented in an eye-catching gold jar that will look elegant displayed in your home. Custom embossed, it’s wrapped in ‘the iconic Japonica woodblock inspired print’, with the shimmering design serving only to further accentuate the glow of the candle. This mouthwatering pumpkin spice candle features a blend of Kabocha Pumpkin, Vanilla Marshmallow, Coconut Crema, and Cinnamon Spiced Brûlée, meaning it’s almost (almost) good enough to eat. Hand-poured in America, the candle isn’t tested on animals and is free from phthalates, parabens, and sulfates. It’s also available to buy in a smaller size for $18 if you have less room or want a smaller option.

Pet House Candle pumpkin spice candle

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3. Pet House By One Fur All Pumpkin Spice Candle

Specifications

RRP: $21.99

Burn time: Up to 60 hours

Made from: Soy wax

Delivery time: From 6 working days

Reasons to buy

+Non-toxic fragrance+Eliminates up to 99% of pet odors

Specially created for homes with pets, Pet House’s Pumpkin Spice candle is said to eliminate up to 99% of pet odors. This seasonal favorite boasts a non-toxic fragrance and is paraben, phthalate, and dye-free. But onto the fragrance—as well as the pumpkin-spice scent, this candle also features shades of maple butter, vanilla bean, and cinnamon sugar. It’s an irresistible scent that combines some of the coziest smells and foods of the season. So if you love all things fall food, and want to ensure your candles aren’t damaging to your pets, this is the pumpkin spice scented candle for you.

Ryan Porter pumpkin spice candle

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4. Ryan Porter Pumpkin Spice Girl Candle

Specifications

RRP: $29

Burn time: 65 hours

Made from: Soy wax

Delivery time: 7-14 working days

Reasons to buy

+Makes a great gift+Warming scent+Donation from each sale goes to charity

Ideal for bringing a splash of ’90s cool into any home (did you catch the Spice Girls reference on the jar?), this playful candle from Ryan Porter is hand-poured and scented with natural oils. As well as pumpkin, you’ll pick up on notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla, as well as the delicious-sounding pie crust. Best of all, a portion of all sales is donated to women’s charity, Friendship Bridge, making it a pumpkin spice candle with heart, too. 

Glade Toasty Pumpkin Spice Scented Jar Candle

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5. Glade Toasty Pumpkin Spice Scented Jar Candle

Specifications

RRP: $16.59

Burn time: 60 hours

Made from: Wax

Delivery time: From 8 working days

Reasons to buy

+Budget-friendly+Classic, powerful scent 

For a traditional, reliable scent, look no further than Glade’s Toasty Pumpkin Spice candle. A cost-effective classic, this candle would work just as well in the kitchen, eliminating any food smells, as it would in the living room. It’s also super affordable, at just $16.59—the lowest price point on our list. But there’s little sacrifice in quality for the lower price tag, as this Glade option offers a powerful scent and also has a 60-hour burn time.

Anthropologie pumpkin spice candle

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6. Anthropologie Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle

Specifications

RRP: $34

Burn time: 70 hours

Made from: Soy wax blend

Delivery time: 4-8 working days

Reasons to buy

+Very stylish design+Sophisticated blend of scents

Pumpkin clove and orange zest are masterfully blended in this evocative candle—but also mixed in are twists of vanilla and cinnamon, which means this option neatly treads the line between sweet and savory. We adore the blend of scents in this candle, which feel really sophisticated and not overly sweet at all. As well as smelling incredible, it’s also presented in a stunning bronze jar, which is exclusive to Anthropologie. Ideal for keeping once the candle is no more, the jar arguably makes a great decorative piece on its own and will make a great addition to any mantlepiece or shelf.

Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin candle

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7. Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin Candle

Specifications

RRP: $31

Burn time: 110-150 hours

Made from: Paraffin wax

Delivery time: Next-day option available

Reasons to buy

+Long burn time+Range of other sizes available

Yankee Candle’s Spiced Pumpkin candle is, arguably, the most iconic in the pumpkin arena. While the UK has discontinued it in favor of the Tonka Bean & Pumpkin option, it’s still a best seller in the US. With top notes of spiced pumpkin, citrus and nutmeg, it also comprises cinnamon, clove, vanilla as the intriguing yet instantly hunger-inducing ‘baked notes’. While the $31 option is for the largest jar (which weighs in at a hefty 22oz, or 623g), it’s also available to purchase in a range of other sizes, too. But it’s worth noting that the bigger option has one of the longest burn times, at 110-150 hours (and if that’s a little more than you wanted to spend, you could also see it if features on our list of the best Yankee candle deals). You can also get this scent in the form of reed diffusers, as well as tea lights, and car air fresheners, too, if you’ve already got plenty of candles for your home. 

Homesick pumpkin spice candle

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8. Homesick Pumpkin Picking candle

Specifications

RRP: $34

Burn time: 60-80 hours

Made from: Soy wax blend

Delivery time: 2-10 working days

Reasons to buy

+Chic minimalist design+Option to add a personalized message