We’re firmly settled into the fall season here in Chicago. The kids are back in school, the leaves are beginning to change color, and those memories of lounging out by the lake are a thing of the past. Now? Finally, after months of sweltering heat, it’s the season of frolicking through the leaves, visiting local farms for hayrides with the family, carving out adorable jack-o-lanterns, and letting your freshly baked pies cool on the windowsill.
There’s a lot to love about fall here in Chicago. It’s the season when you can finally put on that favorite sweater and enjoy brisk evenings outside. Only in the fall do you get the chance to see all of the trick-or-treaters stop by on Halloween night, or relax in front of a football game with family and friends. The autumn season also brings a chance to completely redecorate your home with pumpkins and gourds, harvest wreaths, warm seasonal colors, and maybe even Halloween decorations – the creepier the better!
One of the best ways to make it truly feel like fall around the house? This season, embrace all that autumn has to offer by making your home not only look the part, but smell it too! The cool fall months are a perfect time to transition from bright, fruity summer fragrances to warm, inviting aromas.
Here are five warming, homey scents that are perfect for the cool, crisp days of autumn. What are your favorites?
Pumpkin is a true fall favorite – and we’re enjoying it more than ever this year! Whether you were the first person in line for a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, or you’re just starting to warm up to this natural, wholesome scent, there are many different ways to bring the sweet, earthy smell of pumpkins into your home. For fans of candles, the Pottery Barn Pumpkin Spice candle gives off a perfect pumpkin scent while making a shimmery statement with its silver design. The White Pumpkin Reed Diffuser from Pier 1 also produces a sweet, mild scent without the flame, which one reviewer calls “perfect and refreshing for this time of year!” If you’d rather have just a few pumpkin accents here and there, try potpourri, such as the Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Potpourri, which offers rich pumpkin and brown sugar fragrances, with a touch of vanilla.
Who doesn’t love that feeling of being in the great outdoors, huddled around a fire with family and friends? This fall, there are plenty of ways to bring that elusive feeling of toasting marshmallows on a cool fall evening right into your home. Try a woodsy scent, like the D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace scented candle, which promises notes of cedar, oak, and birch. The Brick & Mortar Campfire candle definitely lives up to its name with a warm, smoky, outdoorsy aroma. Similarly, the Amber & Moss incense from P.F. Candle Co. creates a weekend-in-the-woods feel, with notes of sage, lavender, and moss. Better yet? The gentle burn of your favorite incense can create the perfect campfire vibe – even if you’re just cozying up indoors with your favorite Halloween movie!
The classic, calming scent of vanilla is a welcome addition to the home at any time of year – but this aroma really comes to life alongside those cool, gray days of fall. This reed diffuser in “Piñon” scent from P.F. Candle Co. fills the room with an intriguing blend of piñon logs and vanilla, without overdoing it on the sweetness. Likewise, the all-natural, hand-poured Boulangerie Jar in Vanilla & Fig offers up a perfect pairing of sweet and spicy smells – with one reviewer raving about its ability to “keep the house scented for the whole day!” (Bonus: it also looks pretty dang cute, too).
How fun is it to wander around a beautiful orchard and pick fresh, crisp apples with the family? Even if you live in the city, there are many orchards and farms just a short drive away, perfect for bringing a bushel of fresh, juicy, aromatic apples back home. Or, why not embrace the apple-picking spirit with the smells of cider and fresh fruit. Try the Capri Blue Spiced Cider Candle or the hand-poured version in Apple Cinnamon. You can also give your space a flame-free scent with Yankee Candle Macintosh Room Spray, or Air Wick Plug-in Scented Oils, which can help spice up your room with the smells of apple and cinnamon… no treks out to the farm required!
5.) Autumnal Spice
The fall season is perfect for embracing spicy, savory aromas. The beautifully fall-colored Baltic Amber candle from Voluspa provides a spicy, woodsy scent with slow-burning coconut wax to keep your home smelling great for up to 100 hours. In addition to their popular, summery Volcano scent, Capri Blue also offers fall-forward diffuser oils in aromas like spiced cider and pumpkin clove, so you can get all of the fragrance in a flame-free package. Looking for cleaning supplies that capture the fall spirit? Why not spice up your next deep clean with Mrs. Meyers Acorn Spice products?
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