15 Goods That Will Fill Your Home With The (Subtle) Scent Of Fall

From apple-picking to fleece-wearing and pumpkin-spice everything, autumn is filled with oversaturated festivities — but, that doesn't mean your home needs to follow overwhelming pursuit in the scent department. There are, in fact, ways to fill your space with the fragrance of fall that won't overpower the senses. Many of this crisp-and-cozy season's candles, essential oils, and diffuser sticks can er on the side of cloyingly sweet. Luckily, we wrangled up every single subtly bottled whiff of fall we could find — you know, the ones without the heavy-handed dousing of cinnamon-pie essence.

All of the home-fragrance blends ahead include palatable notes of sultry spice, come-hither amber, toasty chai, chill patchouli, and fiery chopped-wood in the forms of everything from reed diffusers to soy candles, essential oils, and room sprays. Click on to shop your way to a seasonal space that smells inviting in a sophisticated way — and not like your suffocating in a PSL's fever dream.

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Sweet Water Decor Hello Fall Candle


Fall Scent Notes: Apple Cinnamon

This gorgeous, hand-poured soy candle evokes all the autumnal vibes without drowning your senses.

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SweetWaterDecor Hello Fall Candle Scented Candle, $20.00 Buy

Homesick Candles Pumpkin Picking Reed Diffuser


Fall Scent Notes: Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Ginger, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Tonka Bean

Imagine a crisp fall day with apple cider and a latte; that's what this reed diffuser smells like. Can you say, fall perfection?

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Homesick Candles Pumpkin Picking Reed Diffuser, $39.00 Buy

Otherland Rattan Candle


Fall Scent Notes: Warm Musk, Sandalwood, Golden Amber

Developed with master perfumers, Otherland's coconut soy-wax candles smell as subtly good as they look.

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Otherland Rattan Scented Candle, $36.00 Buy

P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Reed Diffuser


Fall Scent Notes: Sage, Moss, Amber

Think of traveling to the mountains or a rustic glamping escape captured in a rich glass bottle and softly diffused out into the air via soft reeds.

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PF Candle Co. Amber & Moss Reed Diffuser, $24.00 Buy
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Catherine Rising Incense Sticks


Fall Scent Notes: spice, sandalwood, patchouli

Use these incense sticks in your bedroom, home office space, or dedicated yoga space for a calming, purifying scent.

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Catherine Rising Catherine Rising Incense Sticks, $28.00 Buy

Dried Floral Reed Diffuser


Fall Scent Notes: Chrysanthemum, Bergamot, Rose, Vanilla, Citrus, Patchouli, Amber

These gorgeous dried flowers will smell autumnally divine while also looking simply stunning on your coffee table.

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Urban Outfitters Dried Floral Reed Diffuser, $24.00 Buy

Heirlūm Pumpkin Home Fragrance Mist


Fall Scent Notes: Warm vanilla, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg

Transform any room with this subtle pumpkin fragrance mist; a true essence of the new season.

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Thymes Heirlūm Pumpkin Home Fragrance Mist, $19.00 Buy

Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray


Fall Scent Notes: Woody, Opulent, Spicy, Patchouli

Spritz this luxurious Aesop room spray for some effortless fall atmosphere on-demand; it's brimming with spicy, woody notes that we all crave come October.

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Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray, $55.00 Buy

Vitruvi Cedarwood Essential Oil


Fall Scent Notes: Cedarwood

Add a few tiny drops of this to your favorite diffuser and watch as the autumn wafts fill your home (and your stuffy sinuses) with sophisticated warmth.

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Vitruvi Cedarwood Essential Oil, $10.20 Buy
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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Soy Candle


Fall Scent Notes: Acorn Spice

Mrs. Meyer's is a home-fragrance classic — and this delightful acorn-spice-scented candle takes the autumn cake. It burns for 25 hours meaning you'll get a long-lasting fall flavor.

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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Clean Day Soy Candle, $7.99 Buy

Perry Apothecary Fall Room Linen Spray


Fall Scent Notes: Harvest Spice, Clove, Ginger

Linen sprays are great for misting everything from throw blankets to comforters and sheets for an added boost of fresh-baked fall deliciousness.

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PerryApothecary Fall Room Linen Spray, $12.00 Buy

Archipelago Botanicals Diffuser


Fall Scent Notes: Tobacco, Patchouli, Red Cedar

Housed in a chunky amber-colored jar, the Archipelago diffuser ignites notes of sophisticated fall, giving a nod to Havana.

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Archipelago Botanicals Archipelago Botanicals Diffuser, $46.00 $34.50 Buy

Uncommon Goods Chai Spice Candle


Fall Scent Notes: Chai, Spice

The description for this candle is all you need to know: "The scene; you’re leaf-peeping in your coziest pajamas with a steaming chai tea latte on your lap. Picturing it? Okay, now imagine that in candle form."

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Sarah Jane Smith Chai Spice Candle, $20.00 Buy

Febreze Air Odor-Eliminating Air Freshener


Fall Scent Notes: Wood

Affordable, light, and does the trick — Febreze's wood-scented freshener can be sprayed all-around your home for a pop of fall without the overpowering (just be careful around your pets!).

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Febreze Febreze Air Odor-Eliminating Air Freshener, $3.99 Buy
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Mulled Cider Scented Potpourri


Fall Scent Notes: Ceylon Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Clove, Allspice

An elegant take on fall fragrances, Pottery Barn's potpourri will ignite your autumnal nose. Fill a few empty mason jars or unused kitchen containers and pop them around everywhere from your bathroom to your living room for an instant festive air.

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Pottery Barn Mulled Cider Scented Potpourri, $39.50 Buy
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