A freshly baked pumpkin pie, a stroll through an apple orchard, a warm cup of chai — these are all smells that remind us of fall. Chalk it up to the return of baking season and food-centric family events, but autumn is undoubtedly the season of scents, making it one of the biggest times of the year for candles.
Ask most people, and they'll tell you that fall is when they stock up to fill up their homes with the scents of the season, and for good reason: Scent is the sense that is most closely tied to our memories, which goes hand-in-hand with holidays that are typically spent with family and friends.
According to psychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist Rachel S. Hertz out of Brown University Medical School, reveling in the connections we have with certain scents not only helps us recall memories, it's also vital to our overall mental health. "The uniquely emotional nature of odor-evoked memories brings our past back to us more viscerally and transformatively than any other type of memory experience," she wrote in a 2016 piece for Brain Sciences. "From numerous perspectives, it is evident that the autobiographical memories and emotional associations that are triggered by odors are essential to our psychological and physiological health."
With scent playing such an important role in our well-being, it's essential to choose the right ones for your home. Those looking to stock up on the sweetest aromas of the season will find all they need and more at everyone's favorite one-stop candle shop: Yankee Candle.
Beloved the world over, Yankee's fall candles, which come in a range of sizes from tea lights to 22-ounce jars, are made from the brand's signature premium-grade paraffin wax, which delivers a clean, consistent burn — the classic jar candles can last from 110 to 150 hours! They also come in a bevy of delectable scents that are sure to help you savor some of your best fall memories yet.
Best Fall Candle Scents
From classic seasonal scents such as Autumn Wreath and Macintosh to warm, homey blends like Harvest and Sweet Maple Chai, Yankee Candle has you covered in the aroma department. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST's picks for the best fall candles from Yankee that you'll be burning well into winter!
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