The Candle Edit: The Best Fall Candles for 2023

Tested and Reviewed by yours truly.

Although I’ve been lighting my Fall scented candles since August (because, why not?) – I’ve sourced some of the best candles that will fill your entire home with Fall’s top scents. One would associate fall with pumpkins and apples – However, fall candle shopping doesn’t have to be sweet, you can opt for woody, vanilla, and earthy scents that will set the tone this autumn. Check out our favorites below.

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1. Chanel Candle Co.

Chanel Candle Co. is a Black-owned Luxury Candle Company that creates Vegan soy candles in hand-made jars. The owner, Bdot Wilkins, scent me over 2 top-selling scents, and guys – wow! The scents transformed my apt/loft completely, it felt like I was in a cabin filled with baked goods. You get quality candles at an affordable price point – Shop HERE.

2. Le Monde Gourmand

Fragrance house Le Monde Gourmand drops 4 new limited-edition Gourmand Candles. A unique crossover between elevated home fragrance and colorful drinkware, this candle can be upcycled into a beautiful glass perfect for your favorite cocktail or drink of choice. This candle is long-lasting and is filled with notes of Bitter Orange, Smoked Bourbon, Honey Nectar, Vanilla Orchid, and Patchouli. Shop HERE.

3. Leland Francis

I first discovered Leland Francis at NYFW when a friend of mine (an editor at The Cut) wore the brand “James” Fragrance – I did my research and I later discovered that Leland Francis crafts their fragrances and candles using clean and safe ingredients. The “James” Candle is floral and vibrant, it will boost your mood in any condition. Discover more of Leland Francis HERE.


Fragrance house, Initio Parfums, delivers an unforgettable candle “Oud for Greatness”. Thanks to the power of the Oud, also known as the “wood of the gods”, the atmosphere is charged with soothing energy and brings a new confidence capable of seizing your dreams and destiny. The candle’s enigmatic scent delivers a captivating, ancestral woody note to any room. This Candle is perfect for any night but in Fall this creates a soothing atmosphere. Shop HERE.


The Dark Rum Candle by (MALIN+GOETZ) seduces with the exotic aroma of warm rum and vanilla. Intertwining Bergamot and sweet plum, the scent is inviting and powerful, enveloping you in a rich sensory experience. Shop HERE.

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