Autumn, the season of bubble baths, snuggling in front of an open fire, comfort food, and beautiful scented candles. Could this be our favourite season, we think it just might be!

The colder evening’s call for a candle to be lit, curtains to be drawn, and hot chocolate to be served in a giant mug. Is there anything better than being curled up on the sofa enjoying your own company with a few little luxuries?

Candles are the perfect accessory this season. You can fill your living room with autumn scents, bathroom with flickering jars, even your bedroom with calming fragrances. The humble candle can be as big or as little as you like, there’s no rules for how many or how few you light. Simply enjoy the feeling or lighting a new candle this autumn.

Which candle will you go for?

Paul Smith, Early Bird Scented Candle

With note of rain, iris, suede, and patchouli, Early Bird recalls the reclaimed iron railings at Paul’s London shop and is designed to recreate the scent of rain falling on wet pavements on a cold morning. This scent is based on Paul’s most evocative memories, offering an olfactory journey into the designer’s world. Priced at £65 (240g) & £225 (1kg), from Paul Smith.

The Flora Lab, Stargazer Candle

The Flora Lab is all about creating eco-friendly candles with personality, offering a room-filling scent and a slow, controlled, even burn. Sustainability is at the heart of this female-founded brand, prioritising people and the plant. Each candle is hand poured, using natural-wax, and the brand sources sustainable, ethical and cruelty free ways of creating stand-out scented candles, inspired by the natural world. The Stargazer Candle skilfully combines lily, jasmine, bergamot and white rose, with a hint of peach, this candle is the ultimate mood-booster, embodying strong, female power. Priced at £22.95 (single wick) & £36 (double wick), from The Flora Lab.

Yankee Candle, Pumpkin Maple Crème Caramel

A creamy, delicious scent, with notes of brown butter, spiced pumpkin, cinnamon sugar, spiced croissant dough, vanilla, and maple glaze. The ultimate scented candle for the traditional spiced pumpkin season, and for anyone who loves autumn. Priced at £17.99 (567g), from Yankee Candle UK.

Woodwick, Hinoki Dahlia Ellipse Candle

This beautifully scented candle highlighted with notes of hinoki wood, midnight dahlia, and velvet plum. If has an ellipse shape, which creates a more consistent fragrance experience, and it offers PluswickâInnovation – a fantastic sound of crackling fire. If gives a fast fragrance release, and produces a generous wax pool. Priced at £34.99 (453g Ellipse), £32.99 (609g Flared), & £24.99 (275g Flared), from Woodwick.

NEOM Organics, Hibernate Candle

Launching on 2nd October, NEOM Organics are launching a limited-edition candle, Hibernate. Made from 100% natural wax and fragrance, and in 100% recyclable packaging. Notes of natural vanilla extract, earthy patchouli, sweet orange, sandalwood amyris, and suede-like cedarwood offer warmth, bliss and relaxation. Priced at £19 (Travel sized), & £50 (3-wick), from NEOM Organics.

What’s your favourite candle scent?

Yankee Candle, Red Raspberry

A wonderfully fruity fragrance, with top notes of juicy orange, sweet mandarin, and black cherry. The mid notes showcase black raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrant, and strawberry leaves. The base notes give off a sweetness in the form of crystalised sugar and sweet musk. The brushed tin lid and large tumbler style make a statement. Priced at £31.99 (567g large tumbler), with other shapes and sizes available, from Yankee Candle.

Shifa Aromas, White Bloom, Naturals Collection

A graceful concoction of aromatic essential and natural oils makes this beautiful candle relaxing. Decorated with delicate petals of jasmine, and oils from petitgrain, ylang, clove, camomile, and lemon verbena it is both elegant in fragrance and pretty to look at. Priced at £29.99 (220g), from Shifa Aromas.

ESPA, Soothing Candle

A hand-poured aromatherapy soy candle made to soothe and relax the body and mind. Using essential oil aromatherapy, the candle is from The Soothing Signature Blend at ESPA, and incorporates myrrh, rose geranium, and frankincense. Created in white glass and finished with metal lid. Priced at £37 (200g), £55 (410g), & £100 (1kg), from ESPA Skincare.

Brûler, Travel Mini Tins Candles, in Black Cherry

New to the candle collections, the mini 10cl tins are an affordable way to try out candle scents. This is the ideal travel candle as it offers a 10-hour burn time on average. The Black Cherry scent is a vibrant fragrance of a freshly opened tub of sweet, ripe cherries. It also offers deep notes of dark rum and eye-opening tartness, given the perfect finishing touch to the candle. Priced at just £10 (10cl tin), also available in glass candle and 14 other scents. From Brûler Candles.

Yankee Candle, Iced Berry Lemonade

If you can’t get over leaving summer behind, then even though it’s autumn the Iced Berry Lemonade will remind you of a hot summer’s day. Fragrance notes include strawberry leaf, lemon sugar, sweet mandarin, ruby red grapefruit, yuzu, red raspberry, pomelo, pineapple, vanilla bean, malt, and violet leaf. Priced at £29.99 (567g glass jar), from Yankee Candle.


A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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