Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good scented candle? From bath-side mood lighting to a romantic meal for two, candles inject cosiness and luxury into any space. With the evenings growing darker, the weather growing more miserable by the day, and our social plans starting to revolve around sessions on the sofa, there’s no better time to invest – especially in one with an autumnal-inspired scent. Afterall, what goes better with hot chocolate and a roaring fire than soft, flickering light and the festive smells of nutmeg and gingerbread? 

With autumn and all its best bits firmly on our minds (chilly forest walks, spices and autumnal fruits, mulled wine) we’ve rounded up the very best scented candles to usher in autumn. There’s something here for everyone and every type of home; from clean, simple scents for the musk-adverse (fragrances inspired by autumn rain and coastal walks), to rich, spicy, smoky scents. Take your pick, light it up and prepare for the ultimate bliss – whether you have that fireplace or not.