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4 min read / 19 September 2022 / yasmin sharp

10 Most Popular Autumn Scents

Get in the autumnal mood with our top seasonal fragrances.

Nothing makes the autumn season quite like the comforting variety of aromas.

From indulgent, cinnamon-dusted pastries to warm, smoky fireplaces and cult-classic beverages, autumn is renowned for its sweet and soothing scents that welcome in the festive season.

With the cooler weather also comes the desire to craft, light candles, and fill your home with only the best autumn scents.

So, no matter how you decide to scent your home this season, we're here with our list of top autumnal oils to help you along the way.

View of a forest in autumn

Top 10 Best Autumn Scents

Autumn Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are considered to be the best for candle making, soap making, and other scent-related crafts due to their long-lasting, pungent scents.

As they are synthetically made, fragrance oils can also depict certain aromas that may not otherwise be naturally replicated.

Here are some of our favourites.

1. Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil

A coffee-shop classic, the smell of pumpkin spice fragrance oil is one that many of us immediately long for as the leaves start to turn brown.

This fragrance oil is a toasty blend of seasonal spices combining cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and classic pumpkin to make your home feel like the epitome of autumnal joy.

2. Apple & Cinnamon Fine Fragrance Oil 

Apple & cinnamon fragrance oil is the perfect transitional scent from autumn to winter due to its inviting sweetness combined with its classic spicy warmth.

Designed to resemble the scent profile of a homemade apple pie, this fragrance oil will have you reminiscing chilly family mornings at home.

3. Baked Cinnamon Bun Fine Fragrance Oil

Traditional to the autumn time, the scent of cinnamon bun fragrance oil will leave your home feeling sweet and inviting, with a familiarity that will certainly be appreciated in the colder weather.

If you don't feel like making rows and rows of baked goods, this oil can help achieve their vibe for you.

4. Hot Chocolate & Macaroon Fine Fragrance Oil

For some of us, the perfect autumn involves travelling to new, hidden spots for relaxation and comfort.

Hot chocolate and macaroon fragrance oil provides just that feeling, resembling the scents of a small French patisserie surrounded by falling leaves.

Rosemary Plant Stem

Autumn Essential Oil Blends

Some of us may prefer for our homes to be filled with autumn smells, while also simultaneously providing us with aromatherapy benefits for our minds, bodies and souls.

These essential oil blends have been specially formulated by our in-house experts to create the perfect autumn scents with revitalising benefits to match.

5. Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

Appearing for the second time in this list, this pumpkin spice essential oil blend differs slightly from our previous addition.

Combining Cinnamon, Clove Leaf and Nutmeg, this blend released the same feelings of warmth and comfort while also protecting our bodies from harmful bacteria and naturally boosting our moods.

6. Chai Spice Essential Oil Blend

Another classic autumnal coffee shop favourite, this chai spice essential oil blend is a great alternative if you prefer slightly spicier aromas in your home.

A robust combination of Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Ginger, Nutmeg and Star Anise, this blend helps to protect your immune system - in preparation for cold and flu season - as well as lower stress.

7. Smokey Essential Oil Blend

If you're favourite part of the season is standing by and watching the fireworks gleam on Bonfire Night, this scent is exactly what you need to keep those feelings going.

Our smokey essential oil blend is a fiery combination of Cade, Cedarwood, Cypress and Nutmeg, designed to ground and comfort the mind as well as bring emotional balance.

Many pumpkins

Autumn Essential Oils

No list of scents could possibly be complete without these classic autumnal scent essential oil bases - naturally made for your wellness.

8. Cinnamon Essential Oil

Considered one of the oldest spices in human history, it's no wonder this warm and comforting scent is a favourite amongst autumnal fragrances, foods and decorations.

Cinnamon essential oils sweet aroma can be used to help guard the body against harmful bacteria, as well as benefiting heart health and reducing stress.

9. Patchouli Essential Oil

A slightly different addition to this list, patchouli essential oil is perhaps most famous for its associations with Hippie culture in the 1960s.

Its calming, earthy scent makes for a great out-of-the-box autumn pick, while its regenerative properties can help to balance out your hormones as well as cleanse the skin.

10. Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove oil, either in leaf or bud form, is another common base for seasonal aromas due to its strong spicy notes that help to generate a warming atmosphere.

In general, clove essential oil is used to help promote general health, fight infections and aid digestion, making it a great choice for maintaining your physical health during the autumn.

Illustration of an autumn leaf

No matter what scent, oil type, or purpose you choose to use for your oils the autumn, you can be sure to make the most out of all this delightfully colourful season has to offer.

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