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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