Fall Fragrance Trends & Inspiration For Candles & More

Fall Fragrance Trends & Inspiration For Candles & More

As the vibrant hues of summer give way to the earth tones of autumn, there's a tangible shift in the air, beckoning us to cozy up and embrace the scents of the fall season. 

To get immersed in the essence of autumn, we’ve put together some fall inspiration to get you thinking about all the new products you’ll create this season. 

Keep reading for recommendations for vessels, fragrance oils, packaging, and even designs for your product labels. Get ideas for all your fall products from candles and diffusers to wax melts and soaps.

By the end of this blog post, you'll be ready to pour yourself a cup of hot cider and step into your studio thinking nothing but fall!


what makes a fragrance feel like fall?

Fall evokes a sense of nostalgia, invoking memories of crackling fires, crisp leaves underfoot, and the comforting embrace of a cozy sweater. 

Capturing this essence is key to creating candles, diffusers, soaps, and wax melts that truly embody the spirit of the season.

Get ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of fall making, where warm, spicy scents and beautifully crafted accents combine to create an atmosphere that perfectly complements the changing seasons!


scent-sational fall fragrances

Our 2023 fall fragrance collection includes some of the most unique scents we’ve ever released. Makers have been asking for pistachio and cranberry fragrances. We included both in this collection plus numerous others that evoke all the warm, sweet, and spicy notes of the season.


chocolate oud caramelized sugar fragrance oil
brandied cherries &
exotic woods
chocolate oud &
caramelized sugar
pistachio kulfi
& whipped saffron
sultry blossoms &
vanilla woods
black walnut glazed maple fragrance oil
cranberry &
Mediterranean fig
emberwoods &
sweet resin
natural white cardamom &
sweet clove
black walnut &
glazed maple
mulled spices toffee vanilla fragrance oil
charcoal rose frankincense fragrance oil
mulled spices &
toffee vanilla
charcoal rose & 


Sample all 10 fall scents in our fall fragrance discovery kit that includes a 10ml sample size of each. 


fall candle inspiration

fall candle inspiration

Our 8oz aura vessel & lid (shown here in white) also comes in beautiful fall colors like matte umber, clay & olive. We paired it with our fall fragrance, sultry blossoms & vanilla woods.

This fragrance oil is warm and cozy. You’ll smell fresh bouquets of orange blossom and neroli wrapped in warm and sultry sandalwood and musk layered on a bed of vanilla and amber.


Sultry blossoms & vanilla woods fragrance notes: 

  • Top: orange flower, bergamot, neroli
  • Heart: pistachio, freesia, petitgrain, rose
  • Base: sandalwood, amber, musk, vanilla


We also love these vessels for fall candles: 17oz ory in brushed bronze, 8oz aura vessel in matte khaki, and 7oz posh vessel in translucent citrine.



autumn diffusers & room sprays

 For a chic, modern fall diffuser, start with our 5oz mod diffuser set in matte black and add natural rattan reeds. Fill with our all natural reed diffuser base and brandied cherries & exotic woods fragrance oil. Notes of sweet and sour cherries blended with aged brandy and cinnamon are layered on a base of warm vanilla and white birch.

 Brandied cherry & exotic woods fragrance notes:

  • Top: cherries, lemon juice, cinnamon
  • Heart: aged brandy, rose, geranium, sugared syrup
  • Base: patchouli, labdanum, spiced cedar, vanilla extract


Our vella diffuser is another vessel option that is sleek and sophisticated. You could also use this rich fragrance oil in a room spray using our 4oz matte black spray bottle or our 4oz amber spray bottle. Nothing says fall like walking into a space filled with hints of vanilla and cinnamon!


wax melt fall inspiration

warm & cozy wax melts

When the temperature starts to dip, it’s time to bring out wax melts and warmer! Wax melts are great because they’re a flame-free option for bringing in a beautiful aroma. Low maintenance and long-lasting, they also make a great upsell for your candle products. 

In this inspiration, we used our recycled plastic 6 cavity square clamshell paired with mulled spices & toffee vanilla fragrance oil. This scent has citrus notes with effervescent ginger merged with sticky toffee notes and sweet buttercream. It will remind you of delectable fall treats and bring back memories of trips to the sweets store.

Mulled spices & toffee vanilla fragrance notes:

  • Top: valencia orange, date puree
  • Heart: buttercream, sticky toffee, panettone
  • Bottom: vanilla creme, clove leaves, cacao blanc


If you prefer the ease of silicone molds you can make a similar style wax melt in our square 9 cavity mold. Or go for a creative shape with either our silicone diamond 8 cavity mold, or silicone heart 55 cavity mold


seasonal fall soap inspiration

seasonal soap inspiration

If you’re looking for a captivating soap fragrance that truly stands out, try pistachio kulfi & whipped saffron.

It’s a sweet pistachio ice cream fragrance with the spicy warmth of cinnamon and clove tempered by the silky sweetness of vanilla, musk, and saffron.

 Add a bit of our french green clay to bring in the natural pistachio hue.

Pistachio kulfi & whipped saffron fragrance notes:

  • Top: cinnamon, clove
  • Heart: pistachio, caramel
  • Base: vanilla, musk, saffron


If you don't love a sweet fragrance in your soap, we also recommend emberwood & sweet resin and charcoal rose & frankincense.



Get more inspiration for your candle, soap, and home fragrance products in our #makesymade photo gallery. Thousands of makers have posted their finished products and each image is tagged with the products featured so you can instantly shop the look!

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