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Every season has a signature scent. Winter brings fresh baked goods and basalm. Come spring, it’s florals and fresh linens. Summertime brings coconut sunscreen, ocean water and fresh-cut grass. However, fall scents are some of the most popular for their warming notes. Yes, that includes the scents of pumpkin spice, apple cider, fallen leaves and leather.
However, no one does fall candles better than Anthropologie. Walk into any of its stores this time of year and the smell of its candles will instantly fill your nose with something sweet and spicy.
Nonetheless, while there are so many different Anthropologie candles to choose from, not all of them are winners.
Before you shop, check out this ranking of six signature fall Anthropologie candle scents, listed from best to worst.
If you’re looking for the perfect sweet, spicy and cozy fall candle scent, Pumpkin Clove is it. More specifically, the scent offers buttery pumpkin notes with a touch of orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon. Light it up after dinner to give your nose something sweet to smell. It’s incredibly good! Also a nice decor touch — it comes in a pumpkin-inspired metallic jar.
2. Spiced Cider
If pumpkin isn’t your favorite autumn treat, go for the Spiced Cider scent. It’s not as sweet, but it will still make your nose happy. It includes notes of sparkling berries and grapes mixed with fresh apple, cinnamon, vanilla and Canadian fir tree to balance it out.
Burn the scent of Fir & Firewood in the late autumn, when the leaves have nearly all fallen off the trees, you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers and you can’t look at another piece of pumpkin pie. Sure, fir trees may be more of a winter scent, but this one is for the people who prefer a woodsy smell to baked goods. This scent is a mix of clove, fir, pine needle, white birch, cedar, vetiver, musk and a bit of fresh apple to lighten it up.
A hearthside is the area around a fireplace, so you already know that this scent is going to have some smoky notes. Hearthside mixes notes of smoky cedarwood, pine needles, clove, vanilla, raspberry and amber. Think of it as the smell of drinking champagne around a fire. It makes a great housewarming or hostess gift when you’re not sure if the receiver prefers woodsy or sweet smells.
You already know that Anthropologie’s ultimate pumpkin scent is Pumpkin Clove. The Pumpkin & Sweet Vanilla is pretty much a toned-down version of that with less spice. It isn’t a bad scent at all, it’s just very, very light. Pumpkin & Sweet Vanilla may work for someone who has a very high sense of smell and doesn’t like the intensity of Pumpkin Clove. You could also burn it when you have guests over as a sort of an understated background scent that won’t totally take over your senses during dinner.
6. Fig Tree
Fig Tree is Anthropologie’s newest fall scent; however, it’s also the most polarizing. According to the product description, it includes notes of dark fig nectar, peppered cassis, leafy green vines and warm woods. It’s meant to be a fresh scent. However, it smells more like spicy jalapeño margarita, bell peppers and figs mixed with leaves. There’s a lot going on here and it may make you want to plug your nose rather than light it up at home.
On the other hand, one reviewer on the retailer’s site said that they thought it smelled exactly like Diptyque’s Figuier room spray. So, purchase at your own risk.
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