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How-To: Maxine’s Top Ten Fall Favorite Candles
I’ve been waiting a while to say this, but summer is officially over! So I hope you’re ready to pull out those oversized sweaters, extra thick blankets, fuzzy socks and of course make a quick trip to your local coffee shop for one of those limited fall favorite drinks. I could sit here and list about a thousand reasons why I love this season, but for time’s sake, I’ll just stick to my favorite reason, candles. Alright, let’s get this list started with my favorite go-to candles for fall.
#1. Pumpkin & Apple by Bloom & Prosper
Let’s start with my favorite. This candle is the perfect blend of pumpkin and crisp apple. If you’re not a fan of pumpkin or cinnamon, then this is the candle for you. The pumpkin scent is just subtle enough to smell without putting your nose through too much.
#2. Spiced Pumpkin by DW Home:
When you’ve had a rough day at work or spent the last three says studying for an exam, some R & R might be in order. With a mix of pumpkin, warm vanilla and a hint of spice, there’s no better way to wind down than to light this beauty up and pop in your favorite movie.
#3. White Pumpkin by DW Home:
If you’re like me and are a little behind on decorating, then I suggest doing it while enjoying this White Pumpkin scented candle. This will help start the process on a high note. Because, who wouldn’t want to spruce up a house that smells like pumpkin spice, chocolate and a little caramel, right?
#4. Tobacco and Vanilla by Scentsational
Ready for a little getaway, but only have a few hours to spare? Get that cabin up in the mountains’ ambiance without ever having to leave the house. This candle gives off a sweet vanilla scent with a slight tobacco undertone that catches you off guard, in the best way. If you’re more of an outdoorsy [I know that’s not a real word] type of girl, then this soft smoky candle is just for you.
#5. Koa Woods by DW Home:
Keeping up with the woodsy theme, how can I not include a candle with a name like “Koa Woods.” This one is a little tougher to describe, but I’ll try my best. With a blend of oak, crisp cedar, warm amber and a bit of an earthy scent, this candle quickly became my new favorite. I liked this one so much I bought two because it’s always good to have a backup.
#6. Farmers Market by Everyday Luxe
If you’re slowly trying to embrace fall but not quite ready to give up on summer, then this is the scent for you. Farmers Market is the perfect way to get you through this transition smoothly. This has a little bit of everything ranging from pumpkin, crisp apple, and it even has some citrus and floral scents thrown in as well. Giving you the best of both worlds.
#7. Amber Leaves by Chesapeake Bay Candle
The first thing that came to mind when I smelled this candle was snuggling next to a fire with my favorite book. The simple scents of amber and sandalwood instantly put you at ease. So, grab a book, a blanket, set up the fire and enjoy a night in.
#8. Cinnamon by Botanica Candle
This one is simple, but a classic. In my opinion, everyone needs to have at least two kinds of candles to start off their fall, of course a pumpkin and a cinnamon. Fair warning, this candle is strong so if you’re not a fan of cinnamon I would suggest holding off on this one.
#9. Vanilla Pumpkin by Hallmark:
The only thing better than hot chocolate on a rainy day inside is a vanilla and pumpkin scented candle. You might not be able to drink it like a hot cup of cocoa, but trust me when I say its delicious smell and cute pumpkin shape make up for it.
#10. Pumpkin Spice by Every Day Luxe:
No fall favorite list is complete without pumpkin spice, am I right? I’ve gone through my fair share of pumpkin scented candles over the years but this one is one of my favorites by far. Whenever I have this one lit, I can smell everything from the crust right down to the whipped cream. This one is usually followed up by some pie cravings.
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now time for October Eves.”
– Humbert Wolfe