Popular Autumn Candle Scents
As autumn arrives, there’s no better way to embrace the season than by lighting a scented candle and creating a cozy ambiance indoors.
However, some of the most popular autumn-themed candle scents may not offer the unique, luxurious fragrance you desire.
Jennifer Sturgill, co-founder of US-based Unplug Soy Candles, shares her insights on these overdone fragrances and suggests more sophisticated alternatives for a distinctive fall atmosphere.
1. Pumpkin Spice: A Cliché to Avoid
Pumpkin spice, with its warm blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, is an autumn favorite. However, Heidi Stojanovic, co-founder of Foton Candles, considers it a cliché that might overwhelm your living space.
To maintain a cozy atmosphere without going overboard, consider a more neutral scent like cardamom, known for its luxurious aroma.
Cardamom is a spice derived from the seeds of select plants and can add a touch of opulence to your home.
2. Sugar Cookie: Not Quite Sophisticated
While sugar cookie is a popular seasonal scent, it may not exude sophistication. The notes of warm buttery vanilla sugar can be overpowering.
Instead, opt for scents like suede or leather to create a warm and cozy ambiance without turning your home into a bakery.
Despite being an unexpected choice for autumn, these scents can infuse your home with an upscale and sophisticated atmosphere.
3. Apple Pie: Lacking Depth
The scent of warm apple pie straight from the oven is a comforting classic. However, in candle form, it may lack the depth and dimension desired for a luxurious fragrance.
Jennifer recommends exploring more natural fruit aromas, such as fresh apples, figs, or berries. These scents avoid the artificial, over-manufactured feel and offer naturally sweet tones that nod to seasonal foods.
4. Caramel Toffee: Sweet, But Not for Candles
While the sweet scent of caramel can be mouthwatering, experts advise against using it in candle form.
Instead, consider a cinnamon-scented candle as a delightful alternative, evoking memories of freshly-baked sticky buns in the morning.
Some woodier spices can also envelop your space in a warm embrace, creating a luxurious ambiance that lasts from autumn through Christmas.
Choose your candle scents thoughtfully to create a distinctive and refined atmosphere in your home this autumn.