Nordstrom is my secret weapon for fall candles – here’s what’s on my list for the season

The department store carries fall candle scents from NEST, Voluspa, Homesick, and more.

A three-panel image of fall candles. From left to right: a NEST Autumn Plum Votive Candle; Homesick Autumn Hayride candle; and a Skylar Vanilla Sky Scented Candle
(Image credit: Nordstrom)

With temperatures dropping and the outside air getting crispier, it’s the best time of year to cozy up inside with a seasonal candle. I’m not someone who burns candles year-round, but when it comes to fall, I love setting the scene with a flickering flame and invigorating aroma. 

Every year, I stock up on autumn candles at Nordstrom, which features some of the best fall candle scents ranging from pumpkin spice to crispy cashmere from top candle brands, including Voluspa, NEST, Homesick, and more. 

I scoured Nordstrom to find some of the best candles to set the scene this season. 

The Best Fall Candles at Nordstrom 2024

Nordstrom is a great place to find candles because they tend to be under $80. Lots of the best candle scents can really stretch a budget. They might be luxurious, but more than $150 on a candle will always feel a little overindulgent. At Nordstrom, however, I found quality scents at much more reasonable prices. The candle designs are also a lot more modern, too, and will suit a much bigger range of homes, from modern-farmhouse mansions to chic condos in the city.


Who has the best fall candles?

I love shopping for fall candles at Nordstrom because the department store features curated options from various top candle brands, including NEST, ILLUME, Homesick, and Voluspa. Additionally, the department store carries a good range of scents, including spicy, sweet, and smokey aromas, so there’s something for everyone. 

Who makes the strongest smelling candles?

If you’re looking for the best candle brand with the strongest-smelling candles, I recommend NEST. This candle brand has some amazing aromas for sale at Nordstrom—including the NEST Autumn Plum Votive Candle—and features stronger fragrance blends that fill a room with seasonal scents. 

Fall scents are gorgeous and cosy but they're limited to a few months of the year. For more year-round scents, our in-house perfume expert Laura has worked her way through dozens to find the best best candles on the market. If you're renting and open flames might break your renter's agreement, Laura's also used her skills as a former master perfumer to take on the best reed diffusers.

Jessie Quinn
Contributing editor

Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.