9+1 Best Fall Yankee Candle Scents In 2022 (Explained)


Scented candles are a nice segue into the fall season. They can make your home smell like baked goods in a matter of seconds without you having to mix any ingredients. Or your house can smell like crisp leaves on the forest bed without having to step one foot outside.

If you’re preparing for the fall season, be sure to add some of these Yankee Candle scents to your list. I’m pretty sure that all of your guests will enjoy these fragrances. 

The 9+1 Best Fall Yankee Candle Scents

Here are some of my favorite fall scented candle picks for home.  Most of them are large enough to last you the entire season, but I’ve included a variety of sizes and fragrances.

1. Autumn Wreath Large Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 110 – 150 hours

Weight: 22 oz (624 g)

Wax: Paraffin 

Wick: 100% Natural fiber

Dimensions: 7” high x 4” diameter

Autumn Leaf is a fruity fall scent that’s spicy and warm. You’ll initially smell apples and it’ll seem as though their crunchy leaves are still attached. The source of spiciness comes from the middle notes, which include clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sweet vanilla and wood round out the scent experience.

This is the original large apothecary glass jar and lid. It’s a warm reddish brown hue that reminds you of a forest full of vibrant red and orange autumn leaves. For those who like fall scents that don’t go overboard with spiciness, Autumn Wreath offers a nice balance. It captures all the favorites from fruit to spice to woodiness.

Pros

  • Long burn time
  • Crisp autumn scent
  • Reusable jar
  • Great gift idea

Con

  • Not for those who dislike fruity fragrances

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2. Salted Caramel Large Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 110 – 150 hours

Weight: 22 oz (624 g)

Wax: Paraffin 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 6.6” high x 4” diameter

Its golden tan hue looks like a fresh batch of caramels. Imagine golden brown sugar blended with cream and butter to make a smooth, velvety caramel. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top to dampen the sweetness, and voilà

The exception here is that you can enjoy the scent and even taste it in your mind without having to floss afterwards. Salted Caramel smells true to life and will quickly fill your home with its sweet and salty vanilla caramel goodness. It’ll make your home feel cozy and inviting this fall season.

Pros

  • Long lasting burn
  • Strong fragrance throw
  • Warm delicious scent

Con

  • Smells too sweet for some people

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3. Kitchen Spice Large Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 110 – 150 hours

Weight: 22 oz (624 g)

Wax: Paraffin 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 6.6” high x 4” diameter

After lifting the lid, you’ll initially smell cardamom, orange, and clove. The potpourri trinity. The body of this candle fragrance is nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Almond and musk linger towards the end.

The nutty, powdery base notes give this spicy candle scent a nice balanced foundation. Lighting this candle can make you feel as though you just walked into your grandmother’s kitchen. This is a fragrance that you can even burn year-round. 

Pros

  • Invokes happy family memories
  • Spicy, fruity, earthy scent
  • Long burning
  • Strong throw

Con

  • Not for those who dislike citrus spicy scents

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4. Spiced Pumpkin Large Apothecary Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 110 – 150 hours

Weight: 22 oz (624 g)

Wax: Paraffin 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 6.6” high x 4” diameter

To me, Spiced Pumpkin smells like a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Top notes include spiced pumpkin, citrus, nutmeg, and orange. The heart of this candle fragrance is cinnamon and clove. Towards the end you’ll smell hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and buttery pie crust.

These are all of the ingredients I’d use to bake a pumpkin pie (plus eggs and evaporated milk, of course). But Yankee Candle hit the nail on the head with this fragrance. The scent is strong without being too overpowering. Your guests will think you’ve been baking all day!

Pros

  • Smells like fresh pie
  • Adds warmth to the home
  • Strong fragrance throw

Con

  • Avoid if you dislike the smell of sweet baked pie

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5. Blue Twilight Storm Large Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 110 – 150 hours

Weight: 22 oz (624 g)

Wax: Paraffin 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 6.6” high x 4” diameter

I think that Blue Twilight Storm would be well liked by men or those who like heavier, cologne-like candle fragrances. Even the wax color would more likely draw men towards it.

It’s a full-bodied scent that blends woody notes with citrus and spices. If you’re looking for a less traditional fall scent, then this one is worth a try. I guess it’s sort of like a storm brewing on a dark, damp fall night. 

More specifically, the top notes are: wood, black pepper, elemi, and sweet orange. Elemi is a tree resin that almost smells like lemon balsamic dressing.  The heart of Blue Twilight Storm is clove, nutmeg, and blue spruce. Bottom notes include black sesame, patchouli, and balsam. 

This is a fruity, spicy, resinous fragrance that is a nice alternative to more traditional fall scents.

Pros

  • Unique fall fragrance 
  • Long lasting
  • Strong throw but not overwhelming
  • Dark blue wax

Con

  • You’ll either love or hate the fragrance

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6. Crisp Fall Night Signature Large Tumbler Yankee Candle

Burn time: 60 – 90 hours

Weight: 20 oz (567 g)

Wax: Soy blend 

Wick: Cotton double wicks

Dimensions: 6” high x 4” diameter

Get ready for a more complex fall scent, Crisp Fall Night. Top notes are bergamot, black peppercorns, and grapefruit. You’ll mostly smell lavender and maple leaf. And the bottom notes include vetiver and oak. 

Vetiver is an earthy, woody, leathery fragrance. Oak has almost a creamy wood scent. It’s nice to have these grounding base notes lingering around to balance out the floral, citrus, and sweet notes from the top and middle. I like the extra kick of freshly cracked peppercorns. It’s a bit more pungent, but it works.

I think that Crisp Fall Night is the perfect candle for those who can do away with typical sweet and fruity fall candles. Although this one has both of those elements included, the fruity sweetness is mellowed out a bit by all of the other fragrances. It’s an interesting combination that I think is worth a try. 

Signature large tumblers have a more modern shape than the traditional apothecary jars. You can also more easily remove its label for container upcycling. It comes with a modern brushed tin lid that can help retain the fragrance over time.

Pros

  • Nontraditional fall fragrance
  • Complex but still sweet and fruity
  • Strong throw
  • Soy wax blend
  • Unisex fragrance

Cons

  • Not for those looking for traditional fall scents

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7. Home Sweet Home Signature Large Tumbler Yankee Candle

Burn time: 60 – 90 hours

Weight: 20 oz (567 g)

Wax: Soy blend 

Wick: Cotton double wicks

Dimensions: 6” high x 4” diameter

This is another double-wick signature candle that’s made with a soy wax blend. Some say it smells like a warm cup of tea. 

Initially, you’ll smell apple cinnamon spice. Nutmeg, cherry, and juniper berry are the middle notes. Coumarin and musk make up the bottom notes. 

Juniper berries can smell like sap and fresh pine. Coumarin has a nutty and sweet vanilla-like fragrance, but it also smells like freshly cut grass. It’s a nice balance of sweet and earthy scents. I think Home Sweet Home is close enough to more traditional fall scents but also different enough to hold its own and be used throughout the year. 

This scent is perfect for those looking for a traditional fall scent that isn’t too sweet or spicy. The fact that it’s a soy wax blend might make some people feel more comfortable about buying this candle.

Pros

  • Common scents but still untypical for fall
  • Soy wax blend
  • Fills the house quickly
  • Nice comforting unisex scent

Con

  • Shorter burn time than large apothecary jars

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8. Macintosh Medium Pillar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 80 – 110 hours

Weight: 12 oz (340 g)

Wax: Soy blend 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 5.5” high x 3.2” diameter

This is one of Yankee Candle’s most popular fall fragrances. Sometimes the larger candles can be overwhelming. In the medium pillar size, you can feel comfortable burning this candle in rooms that are smaller or even medium-sized. 

Although Macintosh and grapefruit rinds make up the primary fragrance, there is a bit more complexity. Top notes include crisp greens and apple peels. Sheer musk and clove buds make up the bottom notes. So there’s a little spice and powder but ultimately, it’s a fruity candle fragrance.

This is the modern jar that you can easily make into your own by peeling the easy-to-remove label. For a medium-sized candle, it has a pretty long potential burn time of up to 110 hours. This is longer than the larger signature candles. The fact that it’s a single wick candle could make the difference.

Pros

  • Best selling fall fragrance
  • Label is easy to remove
  • Best for small to medium sized rooms

Con

  • Not for those who dislike fruity scents

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9. Sugar & Spice Small Tumbler Jar Yankee Candle

Burn time: 35 – 55 hours

Weight: 7 oz (198 g)

Wax: Soy blend 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 3.5” high x 3.4” diameter

Smaller candles are ideal for bathrooms and other smaller spaces within your home. They’re also a great way to try out a new scent before investing in a larger candle.

Sugar & Spice is a buttery, sugary fragrance and reminds me of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Initially you’ll smell melted sugar, then all the spices – clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Last notes are butter and vanilla. Your home will smell like comfort food without all the calories. 

Easily remove the product label and reuse this little jar for cosmetic supplies, candies, or little what-nots.

Pros

  • Nice introduction to a new scent
  • Decent burn time for a small candle
  • Soy wax blend
  • Warming fragrance

Con

  • Too sugary sweet for some people

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10. Honeycrisp Apple Cider Small Tumbler Yankee Candle

Burn time: 35 – 55 hours

Weight: 7 oz (198 g)

Wax: Soy blend 

Wick: Cotton

Dimensions: 3.5” high x 3.4” diameter

Another fall favorite, you’ll be reminiscing about apple bobbing contests at local fall festivals in no time. Some customers describe it as smelling like a warm cup of cider from the farmer’s market. Since this is a small, single wick tumbler, you can try it for yourself and then decide whether or not to get the larger version.

The top note is a honeycrisp apple. Apple cider and golden honey are the heart of this candle fragrance. Musk is the powdery bottom note that subtly mellows out the fruitiness.

Small candles can also be combined with larger ones in order to combine fragrances and create your own scents. 

Pros

  • Crisp, sweet fall scent
  • Modern container and lid
  • Easily remove label for personal use
  • Authentic, accurate fragrance

Cons

  • Not for those who dislike fruity scents
  • Scent is not as strong as some would prefer

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Why Choose Yankee Candles for Fall?

Fall and winter are two of the best times of the year to burn candles. Personally, I burn them year ‘round but during the cooler and cold months, burning candles is just a bit more special.

Yankee Candle Uses Colored Wax

Something that helps Yankee Candles make the season more festive is their colored wax. Some people even focus less on the fragrance and instead buy fall candles that coordinate well with their decor.

Warm reds and oranges, golden yellows, deep blues, and warm browns can complement wreaths, leaves, dried flowers, and more fall decor items.

You can add them to your mantel, table spread, or rear deck decor. Using various sizes and colors on stands or alone can add more visual elements throughout your home.

You Can Combine Their Scents

One of the benefits of Yankee Candle offering so many fragrances is that you can mix and match your favorites. For instance, you can combine scents like Autumn Wreath with Spiced Pumpkin. 

You can even combine scents that you consider to have a weaker throw. Burning them together can make for a stronger, customized fragrance.

Mixing up sizes is also an option. You can purchase a smaller version of a candle that might be too strong for you and burn it at the same time as a larger one with moderate fragrance intensity. 

A scent like Crisp Fall Night can be sweetened up with Salted Caramel. Some people feel that Salted Caramel is too sweet, so combining it with the peppery, balsamy Crisp Fall Night can make Salted Caramel more tolerable, and vice versa. 

They Add Warmth and Calm to the Home

This can apply to any candle brand you choose to burn during the fall. But Yankee Candle has long-burning candles, so I think it applies even more so to them. Not many candle brands boast 110 plus hours of burn time for their largest candles. Even their smaller candles burn for hours on end.

Because they’re so long-lasting, you can burn the same candle over and over for weeks or even months depending on their size and how often you light them. 

Candles do add a bit of warmth to your space, so if you burn multiple candles at once, your home will begin to feel cozier. 

Given that candles are a low light source, they can also cause your home to feel calmer. This is perfect for fall because it’s a time to slow down, sink into fluffy pillows, and cuddle under throw blankets. 

In Conclusion

It’s hard to choose only one fall Yankee Candle scent. But I like the earthy fruitiness of Autumn Wreath, and I think it pairs well with Blue Twilight Storm.

Honeycrisp Apple Cider smells even better than Macintosh, so I would be sure to refill on that scent before fall.

Best of luck to you in choosing Yankee Candle scents for fall!

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Grace Young

I love candles! I have personally tried over 100 brands of candles. The total burn time of these candles is over 5000 hours. I also talk about essential oil diffusers and reed diffusers. Essential oil diffusers and diffusers are also an important part of the scent in my home.

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