From Zara to Diptyque, These Cosy Autumn Candles Are Editor Approved


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With Halloween knocking, 2022 has officially reached peak autumn. The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy and the knits are out. And while we all love to have a little moan about the weather, the truth is, I sort of love autumn and all that comes with it—most notably snuggling up in front of Netflix and lighting a cosy candle.

Yep, I revel in the self-care and personal indulgence that take place during the short period of time between now and the moment I have to start thinking seriously about Christmas shopping. Instead of spending my money on going-out makeup and evening perfumes, I like to use this time to invest in my own headspace by treating myself to a particularly cosy candle—the sort that makes you want to snuggle up in a blanket and stay indoors forever. And after liaising with team Who What Wear over the matter, I can confirm I am not alone, with many of my fellow editors agreeing that this time of year calls for a cosy candle or two. If you can relate even a little bit, keep scrolling for the 15 best cosy candles that come Who What Wear approved.

1. Jo Loves Log Fires

2. Jo Malone London White Moss & Snowdrop

3. Zara Ebony Wood Candle

4. Evermore London Moon Candle

5. Nest Holiday Three-Wick Candle

6. Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Candle

7. La Montaña Cloudburst

8. Beauty Pie Chocolat

9. Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning

10. Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme

11. Trudon Cire Classic

12. Diptyque Figuier

13. To the Fairest Élan Vital

15. Carrière Frères Cupressus

Next Up: Trust Me—These 15 Perfumes Do the Most Come Autumn

Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous.

Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics.

While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best.

When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.