Fall candles that are worth the burn


Brook Wenande

There are a variety of different scents when it comes to candles!

Fall scented candles: a wide variety of woody scents ranging from nose burning, overabundant pumpkin bread to leafy, cool fall night. We all know that feeling coming home after a long day of school and your mom is burning her favorite bath and body works scent that, afterwhile, gives you a headache. But what we are truly trying to find out is what candle gives you the least bad of a headache?

Bath and Body works candles are elite because of their wide variety of scents without the bank breaking prices. The candles range from $25 for a three wick, to a single wick for $15. Most might say those prices are pretty fair, but Bath and Body works doesn’t stop there. They are constantly running sales on these prestigious candles, one of their best sales is the two for $20 deal on single wick candles.

Their fall candles are what Bath and Body works is most famous for. Some of their fall scents include: Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Pumpkin Snickerdoodle, Spiced Cranberry Toffee, Sweet Kettle Corn, Frosted Cranberry, Sweater Weather, Cinnamon Irish Cream, Spiced Apple Toddy, Leaves, Pumpkin Apple, White Pumpkin, Welcome Home, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Champagne Toast. To pick what the best fall candle is there must be some qualifications the candle must pass: it can’t be overbearing, must remind you of a fall night as a kid and it has to cover all the fall vibes. It can’t just smell like just pumpkins, or apples, or cranberries, it must cover all of the bases.

To pick just one candle, it first must be narrowed down to the overall top three. My top three Bath and Body works candles are Sweater Weather, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Pumpkin Apple. Sweater weather is described as “Frosty fall days. Your favorite knit.” The fragrance is fresh sage, juniper berries, aromatic eucalyptus and fresh woods. It earned a spot on my top three for the overall hominess of the candle and its ability to put you in a cozy mood with its sage and fresh woods scents. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin’s description is “It’s the essence of fall in a candle.” There isn’t much more that you can say about this candle besides the fragrances of warm cinnamon, fresh ground clove, vanilla cream, brown sugar with natural essential oils that leave you never wanting fall to be over. Last but not least, Pumpkin Apple is described as “Two favorite fall fragrance in one candle? Dreams do come true.” This candle has scents of red delicious apple, fall pumpkin, fresh ground cinnamon, clove buds with natural essential oils.

But there can’t be three winners, one candle must come out on top. The best fall scented candle is the three wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. You cannot beat the description as the essence of fall in a candle, this candle surpasses all of the requirements with flying colors. It is sweet, and has the crisp cinnamon scent that reminds you of the leaves. The Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle should be on everyone’s 2021 wish list this fall.