Sometimes, pumpkin spice just isn’t the move.
BY AMANDA ROSS
Fall is in the air in more ways than one — especially if you’re into candles. As fresh and invigorating as a summertime home scent can be, nothing compares to their calming, cozy autumn counterparts as the leaves change and temperatures cool. The tranquility felt by lighting an autumn candle as the sun sets is practically clinical, made even better by some chic home decorations and a scary movie playing in the background. Every year, candle quality — both the actual wax formulation and scent — improves, and plenty of high-profile lines are releasing some of the best new fall candles in recent memory.
Harlem Candle Company
Josephine Luxury Candle, $45
Celebrating the vibrant heyday of the Harlem Renaissance, this new scent from Harlem Candle Co. features a label (and mesmerizing ruby-red glass) that also hints at medieval renaissance — and the combination is too perfect to forgo. Lose yourself in Josephine Baker’s namesake candle, built from lush Moroccan rose, warm amber, sweet tonka bean, and vanilla. It’s as sensual, inviting, and multifaceted as the Bronze Venus herself.
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