Here are the best French scented candles for the fall season! Fall is all about crunchy leaves, chunky sweaters, mulled wine, freshly baked pies, cozy nights in by the fire, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. And it’s never too early to start thinking about autumn candles!
With the arrival soon of autumn, I wanted to share with you a list of the best French scented candles to fill your home with cozy autumn vibes. Whether you like woody essences and smells of burnt wood —reminiscent of the crackle of a chimney fire—, delicious cozy aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, and hazelnuts —which make you want to curl up with a good book and watch the leaves drift—, or fresh woody notes of cedarwood, moss, fir and oak trees —which evokes the great outdoors and autumn’s changing leaves—, in my selection below, there are truly a wide variety of scent profiles and preferences.
Inject your home with warm, soothing scents that cast an amber glow amid your space. Whether you’re looking for an inviting home fragrance to welcome guests with, or a soothing scent to warm up to, shop my edit of fall scented candles that will delight your senses.
The 10 Best French Scented Candles To Burn This Fall
1. Diptyque Feu de Bois (Wood Fire)
Diptyque Feu de Bois candle is a sophisticated combination of rare, woody essences reminiscent of the flickering light and crackle of a chimney fire. A warm and friendly candle during the fall and winter days.
- Head notes: birch, cade woodheart.
- Notes: burned wood, green notes, woody.
- Notesbase notes: cedar, smoke, smoked wood.
2. Cire Trudon Gabriel
Cire Trudon Gabriel candle evokes the smell of burnt wood mingles with the scents of home cooking. With notes of cedar, cashmere wood, and chestnuts, this fragrance weaves happy, cozy memories.
- Head notes : birch, bitter orange, chestnut, cinnamon, fir balsamheart.
- Notes: cashmere wood, moss.
- Base notes : cedar, musk, patchouli, vetiver.
3. Carrière Frères Bois Brûlés Titio (Firebrand)
Carrière Frères Firebrand candle evokes the smell of the burning wood —the Latin word Titio designates burnt or burning wood. Reassuring and strengthening, its ancient scent is reminiscent of wood fires, a mixture of dry herbs, and exotic woods. Ideal for the arrival of colder days, its scent brings warmth.
- Head notes : grass.
- Heart notes : burned wood.
- Base notes : leather, smoked wood, woody notes.
4. Diptyque Mousse (Moss)
Diptyque Mousse candle is the perfume of the forest. The moistness of soil hidden beneath the undergrowth, the wooded depth of centuries-old trees, and the familiar plant accents of fungi growing in the humus.
You can pair Diptyque Mousse with the Noisetier candle: it’s the perfect duo that evokes a walk in the forest undergrowth. The woody and green scent of hazelnuts mingles with the wet, earthy fragrance of the moss.
5. Diptyque Noisetier (Hazel Tree)
Diptyque Noisetier candle evokes the hazelnut tree at the heart of a forest, the fruits still on the tree, its hazelnut shells nestled in their pericarp. Its fragrance has retained the freshness of green leaves and the delicately crunchy, praline notes of hazelnuts on the cusp of ripening.
- Head notes: aldehyde, hazelnut.
- heart notes: amber.
- Base notes: capsicum, cedar, clove, incense, musk.
6. Frederic Malle Café Society
Frederic Malle Café Society candle evokes a Parisian dinner that just ended. It still floats in the air a warm smell, a blend of mixed perfumes. A sweet nostalgia that carries in it the expectation and promises of future evenings under the sign of friendship, sweet and scented.
- Head notes: cinnamon, lavender, spice.
- Heart notes: amber, coco, coffee, lactone.
- Base notes: heliotropine, musk, patchouli.
7. Diptyque Coing (Quince)
Diptyque Coing candle fragrance has a hint of apple and pear, a fruity note familiar to those who have already tasted its preserves and fruit pastes. This is one wonderful candle! I love the smell of fresh quinces, one of my favorite fruits in autumn —and the scent of the burning candle reminds me of peeling the fresh fruit for compote juicy, tart, not too sweet.
You can pair Diptyque Coing with the Oak Tree candle: it’s the perfect duo for this fall. The powerful smoky, woody accents of the oak tree add spice to the suave, fruity scent of quince.
8. Diptyque Chêne (Oak Tree)
Diptyque Chêne candle is a scented candle that fills the room with a wonderfully woody fragrance. The dense, comforting scent of great oak trees from which were hewed the hulls of galleys, heavy furniture, and solid beams that spanned the centuries. Feel the power of their trunks and the scent of the bark’s tannin with its dry, resinous accents.
9. Astier De Villatte Opéra
Astier de Villatte Opéra candle is fragranced with a symphony of beeswax absolute, sandalwood, and styrax resin. It evokes the splendor of the Opéra Garnier. Bees hives on the roofs of the Opera leave behind a honeyed perfume, coated with a hint of sandalwood and benzoin. Vegetable origin, this candle contains no paraben or petrochemical derivatives and has a cotton wick.
- Head notes: beeswax, tonka.
- Heart notes: honey.
- Base notes: benzoin, sandalwood, vanilla.
10. Cire Trudon Solis Rex
Cire Trudon’s Solis Rex candle is inspired by the scent of Chateau de Versailles’s Hall of Mirrors. Opening to refreshing citrus notes of eucalyptus and orange, this heady scent has a heart of fir’s bark that radiates warmth and aromatic base notes of cedarwood and incense that linger long after the flame has burned out.
- Head notes: eucalyptus, green notes, orange.
- Heart notes: fir tree.
- Base notes: cedar, incense, resin.
Et voilà! I hope this guide to the best French candles for fall will help you choose your favorite candles to fill your home with cozy autumn vibes. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.
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