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The Best Luxury Candles for Autumn

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Ditching after-work drinks for evenings in out of the cold is the perfect excuse to add to your candle collection – read on for our favourite autumn candles.

Are you a lover of smoky log fires? A fan of the clean, crisp scent of the first fall of English pears? Go weak at the knees for heady cinnamon and pumpkin spice? Whatever your favourite autumn scents, we’ve rounded up our favourite luxury candles for that unbeatable autumn atmosphere – from traditional, warm and woody to classic, crisp and British.

14 of the best luxury candles for autumn

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Vampire's Wife Bonfire

Vampire’s Wife, Bonfire, £85

It’s that time of year: Guy Fawkes is getting celebrated once more on bonfire night, but why not this year indulge in a touch of luxury. Susie Cave of Vampire’s Wife has just revealed her latest creation that’s inspired by all things bonfire related – expect notes of smoky leather, exotic herbs, cedar, and even a hint of tobacco. Guy Fawkes has never seen such glamour.

£85, available exclusively at and in-store Harrods, London.



Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, £50

Not only has Jo Malone’s beautiful new limited-edition fluted glass design won us over – but its wonderfully light, mellow scent perfectly encapsulates an English country autumn. Think orchards of ripe pears, clean bouquets of freesia and hints of patchouli, wood and amber. £50,

Elephant & Bamboo

Elephant & Bamboo Dark Honey & Tobacco, £35

Soft, subtle and velvety: Elephant & Bamboo’s wintery Dark Honey & Tobacco candle is composed of notes of crushed tobacco, warm amber and sandalwood.

The White Company Autumn, £60

Notes of pear and quince intertwine with musk and amber in the White Company’s aptly-named Autumn candle, conjuring images of kicking through leaves and picking fruit in orchards. Light the large three-wick version for unbeatable seasonal atmosphere.

Byredo Tree House

Byredo Tree House, £59

Not a traditionalist? With base notes of leather with a heart of hay, labdanum and myrhh – Byredo’s Tree House is a head-turner. The perfect scent for those who shun top-heavy cinnamon and all things pumpkin spice.

Affirmation Culture candle

Affirmation Culture Soul Mate, £35

Affirmation Culture’s candles focus on nourishing the soul as much as the senses (with scents like Morning Gratitude, High Vibes and Call for Calm). We love Soul Mate – designed to melt away stress and alleviate anxiety with a blend of lavender, rose and neroli organic essential oils. Pure bliss.


Polkra Ondine, £49

Oud – thought to remove negative and destructive energies – is at the heart of Polkra’s Ondine candle, mingling with spices and antique leather furniture. Afterwards, keep the beautiful ceramic vessel designed by artist Katie Scott for pens or make-up brushes.

EYM Laze candle

EYM Laze, £39

Need a little TLC? This soothing scent by EYM, with intertwined Frankincense and patchouli is perfect for cosy nights in out of cold. All of EYMs candles are made in the UK using ethically-sourced packaging and ingredients.


Penhaligons candle

Penhaligon’s Maduro Leaf, £60

Penhaligon’s Maduro Leaf is a fantastically moody scent evoking wood-panelled walls, Cuban cigar smoke and soft leather – finished off with dramatic base notes of amber and white musk.

Jo Loves Log Fires

Jo Loves Log Fires, £55

On a brisk English autumn day there’s nothing that beats a crackling log fire. Get the experience (without muddling around with tinder, newspaper and matches) with Jo Loves’ Log Fires candle – smooth, smoky wood laced with Lapsang Souchong tea, cedar oil and black leather.

Nette candle

Nette Laide Tomate, £60

Recently come across from New York, Nette is a brand to watch. With sustainable vegan coconut and soy blend wax, a 100 per cent GOTS certified cotton wick and packaging made from recycled shoe boxes, each element of every candle is chosen with sustainability in mind. With bright, clean notes of cucumber, basil and ylang ylang, ‘Laide Tomate’ is the perfect scent for a lift on dark, chilly mornings.

EAST Candle

East Black Pepper, Lemon & Vetiver, £12

Created from all-natural ingredients with plastic free packaging, East’s candles are a great purse-friendly purchase. This zesty blend of lemon and vetiver with bright and aromatic black pepper is the perfect cold-weather pick me up.

Le Labo Palo Santo

Le Labo Palo Santo, £57

Le Labo’s Palo Santo is a rich blend of essential oils with woody cedar and atmosphere-enhancing incense and labdanum. The perfect balance of classic, clean, contemporary and calming.

Cire Trudon Ernesto, £80

Smooth meets smoky for the quintessential Autumn scent in Cire Trudon’s Ernesto. If you can’t resist a more masculine blend of notes, this combination of tobacco, leather, amber and a hint of festive clove and bergamot is for you.


Floris Cinnamon & Tangerine

Floris Cinnamon & Tangerine, £40

It doesn’t get more seasonal than a muddle of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Floris London’s Cinnamon & Tangerine candle brings together evocative festive aromas with zingier, crisper notes of tangerine and jasmine.

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