7 Candles to burn now it's Autumn

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As autumnal chilly nights start to draw in, our desire to hibernate and embrace all-things cosy kick in. What better way to get out of the cold than with a luxurious candle, a good book and a blanket?

There is something inherently comforting about lighting a fresh candle – from the glowing warmth it emits to the range of glorious fragrances they envelope a room with. So whether you’re running a hot bath, catching up on your favourite Netflix box-set, or simply want to add some fragrant ambiance to your home, a candle is the perfect autumn accompaniment. Discover our top picks below, from iconic French fragrance houses Diptyque and Cire Trudon to British brands Bella Freud and Jo Malone London. 


Miller Harris Cassis en Feuille Scented Candle, £45

Bring the outside in with Cassis en Feuille; an explosion of fresh leaves and vines, reminiscent of a stroll round a fragrant forest. Formulated with with a blend of natural and mineral waxes, the candle's fragrance is bursting with tomato leaf, geranium and green leaves that are cut with a gentle sweetness of blackcurrant and pear, and a woody hint of cedar and musk. 

Available at Fenwick Canterbury, Kingston, Tunbridge Wells, York

Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle, £45

This cult candle from French perfume house Diptyque is a must-have for all fragrance fans. Figuier is an ode to the beautiful fig tree, blending the warmth of the tree's bark with fresh fig leaves and the milky sap of its fruit for a gloriously comforting scent that fills the room. Plus, the Parisian-chic monochrome packaging looks just as good as it smells (well, almost.)

Available at Fenwick Newcastle 

Bella Freud Signature Candle (Incense & Oud), £45

Bella Freud’s candle range is as stylish and playful as her iconic jumpers, merging the brand’s signature slogans with quirky fragrance combinations.. Bella’s Signature Candle heroes Moroccan smoked incense with rich resins of Amber and Myrrh for a woody, exotic, warming fragrance that envelopes the room. The hand-poured natural wax burns for 40 hours, but you’ll be more than happy to keep the chic glassware on your coffee table once finished.

Available at Fenwick of Bond Street

Sisley Rose CANDLE, £53

Sisley’s new Rose candle is the latest addition to the 3-piece collection, championing the elegant rose with citrus top notes for a floral, fruity fragrance that smells like freshly picked flowers. Once lit, the candle's burgundy lacquered glass reveals a sunshine yellow paraffin wax that evokes the heart of its iconic rose flower, while base notes of amber, musk and sandalwood add a sensual depth to the scent.

Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Colchester and Kingston from October 20th. 

Cire Trudon Joséphine Candle, £70

 Established in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world with a heritage collection of scented candles that embody French luxury. Their Josephine scent is like stepping into a fragrant garden with its bouquet of floral notes rose, camellia, iris and jasmine that sit alongside bergamot and lime for a fizzy, citrus twist. Plus, the beautifully hand-crafted glass jar can so easily be imagined lighting up French cathedrals and churches over the brand's rich history.

Available at Fenwick of Bond Street

Jo Malone London Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Scented Candle, £55

 Jo Malone London’s Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Candle is a rich, sensual blend of amber and black orchid that will add an air of luxurious elegance to any room. Paired with black cardamom, water lily and ginger, the warming spicy scent is the perfect antidote to chilly autumn evenings.  

Available at Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells

Voluspa Baltic Amber Embossed Glass Chawan Bowl Candle  £33

California-based Volupsa's paraben, sulfate and animal testing-free candle range is a Fenwick favourite – this elegant Japonica pattern embossed glass bowl and matching lid can be reused for storing flowers or trinkets after the candle is gone (albeit the candle does burn for an impressive 100 hours). Their Baltic Amber fragrance blends amber resin, vanilla orchid and sandalwood for an oriental, spicy mix of scents that light up the room.

Available at Fenwick Brent CrossCanterbury, Colchester, Kinsgton, Tunbridge Wells

By Grace Gargini