The Best Seasonal Home Scents For Autumn and Winter 2018

My favourite thing about autumn is how life seems to slow down again and we begin to enjoy the simple things once more. Summer is usually hectic and full of adventures, long days out, barbequed food and ice cold ciders. All those things are amazing when we’re lounging about in the summer sunshine, but as the days become shorter, I find myself cherishing autumn sunsets, cosy blankets, comforting food and warm hot chocolates a bit more. To me, nothing marks the season of cosiness quite like filling my home with warm, welcoming scents that delight the senses.

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Shopping for seasonal home scents is one of my favourite things to do once the leaves start to fall. I adore pulling the curtains, snuggling down under a blanket and lighting a gorgeous scented candle. There’s something so comforting about it! It’s been proven that certain smells can affect your mood and even your productivity, so it’s no wonder that filling my home with glorious seasonal scents is something I look forward to; it’s good for the soul.

This year, I’ve found a few gorgeous home scents which make me feel really happy and cosy, especially after a long day running about after two kids! So if you’re feeling the need to curl up in front of gorgeous rug (there are some lovely cheap rugs over here) and a roaring fire and embrace autumn and winter, keep reading.

The Best Seasonal Home Scents For Autumn and Winter 2018

Cranberry Spiced Frosted Candle Jar from The Range – £4.99

I spend far too much of my time (and money) in The Range, but it really is a great place to stock up on home and lifestyle pieces, especially if you like to change up your living space seasonally. The Cranberry Spiced Frosted Candle costs less than a fiver and is, in my opinion, an absolute bargain. It’s a good chunky candle which comes in a gorgeous wine red frosted jar, featuring a stylish gilded label. The jar’s interior is mirrored, creating a warming effect that adds charm to any style of home decor. Most importantly, the cranberry spiced scent is divine and perfect from both autumn and winter. This one is a definite ‘must have’, especially as you’re getting such a big candle for such a small price.

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Frosty Gingerbread by Yankee Candle

Is it even winter if you don’t have a giant seasonal Yankee Candle in your home? Over the years I have tried most of Yankee Candle’s seasonal scents. Yankee have quite the collection of autumnal and wintery scents to choose from, but Frosty Gingerbread is definitely my favourite. This candle smells just like Christmas. Everything I associate with a traditional Christmas: freshly baked gingerbread, cosiness, spiced coffee and warmth is brought to life through this enchanting scented candle. If you want to fill your home with a scent that makes your feel immediately happy and forget all your worries in life, the Frosty Gingerbread Yankee Candle is definitely the scent for you. As with all Yankee Candles, it comes in a variety of sizes so there’s bound to be a size that fits around your budget.

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Red Tartan Winter Spice Oil Burner Gift Set from The Range – £2.99

When I think back to my childhood, I remember that scented candles, wax melts and reed diffusers weren’t really a ‘thing’. Instead, we usually had an oil burner on the go and I remember unscrewing all the little glass bottles of oil and choosing the evening’s scent. When I came across this cute winter spice oil burner gift set in The Range, I knew I had to have it. At an absolutely amazing price of £2.99, you get the oil burner and three bottles of ‘winter spice’ oil. Obviously in the shop, I couldn’t unscrew the bottles and give them a sniff as it was all packaged up, so I was curious as to how it would smell. What I ended up with was a warming seasonal scent for my home which cost very little, yet fills the house with a glorious winter spice scent. For the oil burner to work, you do need to make sure you also have a good supply of tea lights. I picked up a huge bag from here for just over a fiver.

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Wax Melts by Anaphase Store – £1.50

One of my favourite things about social media is that it enables you to find wonderfully charming independent stores that you’d otherwise miss. I came across Anaphase Store on Twitter and was drawn in by their cute little wax melt pots. At £1.50 per pot, it means you don’t need to break that bank in order to enjoy a good seasonal scent. I’ve got Mulled Wine, Gingerbread and Cinnamon and use them in a burner that I’ve had for years. One of the best things about opting for wax melts to help complete your seasonal living space vibe is that they’re cheap to buy and last for ages. Again, to use them you do need to also have tea lights, but they are cheap as chips to pick up! These wax melts from Anaphase are currently on offer, meaning you can pay £1.50 each or buy 4 for £5.

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Aside from these home scent products, there are also some unmistakably homely and comforting smells that can lift even the grumpiest of moods during autumn and winter. For example, the smell of mulled wine or cider on the oven top is one of my absolute favourites. My first mulled cider of the year is always marked by Blackmoor Estate’s Apple Tasting event and from then on, mulled ciders and wines become the occasional warming treat throughout the chillier months. The smell of the alcohol simmering away with all those spices really brings me so much joy!

What are you favourite home scents for the colder months? Are you like me, with a small addiction to scented candles? Or do you prefer something that emits scents 24/7, like reed diffusers or plug-in air fresheners? Let me know your favourite autumn and winter scents are in the comments.

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  1. November 8, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    There is nothing like a good seasonal scent. I have to admit I think Yankee do them do well. I have Christmas Tree on at the moment already whoops! LOL.
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  2. November 9, 2018 / 8:40 am

    I love anything gingerbread scented, that’s always what I have burning at this time of the year x

  3. November 9, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I love a scented candle, especially seasonal ones, anything with an orangy scent makes me feel festive. TK Maxx have some great candles at the moment.
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  4. November 9, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Anything with cranberry in is a winner in my books! I love the sound of the one from The Range and it’s pretty cheap too!

  5. November 9, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Ooo I really do love the autumnal scents at this time of year! The Frosty Gingerbread sounds perfect 🙂

  6. November 9, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Oh my goodness I love a festive scent – these all sounds amazing! I am always a fan of Yankee Candles and theirs sounds like Christmas in a jar!

  7. November 9, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I love autumnal smells filling the house! I have some spiced candles from M&S that I love – especially during yoga practice!
    C x

  8. November 9, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Yankee Candles have to be one of my favourite things about the autumn and winter seasons!

  9. November 9, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Ohhh we are peas in a pod! I love the slowness of this time of year and the do nothing days spent warm at home. Those melts are a bargain I’ll have to check them out as we are running low!!

  10. November 9, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I love winter scents! Anything with cinnamon in is a winner with me!

  11. November 9, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Oh I do love a good candle. A candle really makes me feel cosy. I had a yankee candles before. I agree with you about social media, it is a big enabler. I found Ava May Aromas, she does wonderful candles and scents too. Do look her up. I’ll take a look at your recommendations, as they sound wonderful.
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  12. Danielle
    November 10, 2018 / 7:07 am

    I am all about the seasonal candles at the moment. I love anything with cranberry and vanilla.

  13. November 10, 2018 / 7:26 am

    You can’t beat a nice seasonal candle can you! You’ve inspired me to do a little shopping today.

  14. November 10, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Ooo now you have got me feeling all festive. The gingerbread is one of my fav Christmas scents xx

  15. November 10, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I do love the scents that remind me of Autumn and Christmas, think there is nothing better than the smells of Cinnamon, Clove and Orange at this time of year x

  16. wendy
    November 11, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I absolutely love a scented candle, in fact, this post has inspired me to treat myself to one when I go shopping later! Autumn is the best for getting cozy, I’m all about snuggling up on the sofa in a blanket too!xx

  17. November 11, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I’m all about candles at this time of year, and for me it doesn’t get any better than sweet, festive scents at this time of year x

  18. November 11, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    The frosty gingerbread is my favourite and actually started burning it at the beginning of the month.

  19. November 11, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I love changing my candles and wax melts to the Christmas scents too. Gingerbread is one of my favourites at this time of year. Anaphase store is a new brand to me so will have to go have a look now, the price of their wax melts is brilliant!

  20. November 12, 2018 / 5:40 am

    Its always felt as though it was America that had the great scents for this time of the year but your post has proved otherwise! xxx

  21. November 12, 2018 / 9:28 am

    This has just reminded me I need to get some new wax tarts for my burner. I love the autumn/winter smells that are made. I especially love cranberry. Going to go and have a look at the Anaphase Store as they really appeal to me x
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  22. November 12, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Oh I love seasonal scents! Right now we have lots of apple and cinnamon scents on the go and it gets me in the mood for christmas! I need to try some other scents though!

  23. November 12, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    These all sound absolutely incredible, but I think my faves would be the Gingerbread and the Cranberry ones. They sound right up my street. Yum!!

    Louise x

  24. November 12, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    I love scented candles but must remember to burn them lower as have a soot mark on the wall

  25. November 15, 2018 / 8:06 am

    I usually go for all the cake and cookies ones like Christmas cookie but people buy me them and I end up with a wide variety of scents

  26. November 16, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Frosty Gingerbread is my favourite candle of the Yankee Candle Christmas collection this year, I have it burning right now infact! Makes me want to eat all of the gingerbread though! x
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  27. December 8, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    I never thought that there can be various candles available for all season. I am buying this today and I am planning to use some of this for Christmas. I love the colors and I think it will look awesome on my desk. I love candles on my desk while working. It helps me keep focused on my work. Thanks for this. Xoxo.

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      December 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. 🙂

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