These candles will have your whole house smelling like fresh pumpkin pie.
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I’ve been burning fall candles since August, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert on all things fall-scented. Pumpkin is arguably the best fall scent because it’s so versatile. If you like a good sweet-smelling candle, pumpkin vanilla is the way to go. And if you’re in the market for more of a warm, masculine scent, you can find tons of pumpkin spice-scented options. Or if you’re anything like me, you stock up on as many as you can find and try them all.

With literally hundreds of pumpkin-scented candles on the market, it can be hard to know what’s good and what’s not. To help you decide, I’ve rounded up my favorite tried-and-true scents as well as a few I’ve had endorsed to me this season. Here are my best recommendations.

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Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove

For the past several years, I’ve seen people raving about this Capri Blue pumpkin clove scent, so this year I splurged and tried it out. I promise you, it’s as good as everyone says. It blends the scents of buttery pumpkin, orange zest, and cinnamon for a smell so good you’d think a fresh pie was coming out of the oven. The 32-ounce option doesn’t ship until October 24, but it’s well worth the wait. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle ($32, Anthropologie)

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Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

Another scent that’ll have you craving pumpkin baked goods is pumpkin pecan waffles. This 7-ounce candle has a burn time of 45 minutes, so the pumpkin scent will last much longer than your homemade pumpkin waffles

Buy It: Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle ($14, Bath & Body Works)

Farm Apple Pumpkin

This gorgeous candle blends the scents of two of my favorite fall activities: Apple picking and a trip to the pumpkin patch. The 18-ounce candle apple and pumpkin-scented candle comes in a red glass jar with a pretty wood lid. One five-star reviewer says “This smells absolutely incredible, and it has such a cute look! One regret—I only bought one!”

Buy It: Apple Pumpkin 2-Wick Candle ($12, Walmart)

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Whipped Pumpkin Spice

Yankee Candle has been a go-to seasonal candle retailer for years, and this year’s fall line totally delivers. My favorite? The whipped pumpkin spice scent that smells as good as a real-life PSL. It’s a creamy pumpkin scent with undertones of vanilla and butterscotch. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Spice Jar Candle ($29, Yankee Candle

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Pumpkin Dulce Glam

Another popular fall scent from Capri Blue is pumpkin dulce glam. While the pumpkin clove candle is all spice, this one is definitely sweet. The 32-ounce candle smells of pumpkin, gingersnap, and whipped vanilla and comes in a fun sparkly jar. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Dulce Glam Candle ($27, Capri Blue)

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White Pumpkin

I wait patiently all year for Bath & Body Works to release their fall collection, so you know I stocked up as soon as they came out. Their white pumpkin scent smells just like fall: It’s mostly spicy and a little bit sweet, with notes of ground cinnamon and autumn spices. One five-star reviewer says this is the “perfect blend of pumpkin but mostly spice...totally digging it!”

Buy It: White Pumpkin 3-Wick Candle ($24, Bath & Body Works)

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Pumpkin Picking

I love Homesick candles because they have a unique way of capturing a specific location or memory, and with notes of pumpkin, clove, and nutmeg, their pumpkin picking scent is no exception. Light this one anytime you need a hefty dose of fall; it has a burn time of up to 80 hours, so you can enjoy this one all season long. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Picking Candle ($34, Homesick)

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Pumpkin Dulce de Leche

Of all the pumpkin candles I’ve burned this year, this one might be my favorite. Normally I go for the spicy scents over sweet, so I wasn’t quite sure about this one—but it smells like heaven in a jar. It blends the scents of pumpkin, caramel, and browned butter for a smell so good you’ll be craving pumpkin treats all day long. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Dulce de Leche 3-Wick Candle ($24, Bath & Body Works)

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Pumpkin Spice

This natural soy candle will make you feel like you’re frolicking through freshly-fallen leaves. It combines the traditional pumpkin with vanilla, nutmeg, clove and allspice for a slightly spicy scent. Plus, it comes in a gorgeous jujube wood vessel, so it doubles as a fall decor piece. 

Buy It: Pumpkin Spice Wood Candle ($25, Vim + Vigor


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