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5 October 2023 | 0 min read

Embracing the fragrance of autumn

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As the golden hues of autumn sweep across the UK, there’s a distinct, almost magical change in the air. The season transitions from the warmth of summer to a cooler, more reflective period, and with it a palette of earthy and iconic scents.

For those of us who deeply appreciate the sweet smell that autumn brings, there’s no better time to surround ourselves with the signature scents that encapsulate this beautiful season.

So, as the days grow shorter and the nights longer, let the iconic scent of autumn carry you through these mesmerizing months ahead.

Unearthing the woody palette of autumn

The very heart of autumn exudes a range of scents, one of which stands out the most: the woody scent.

As the trees prepare to shed their leaves and the natural world gears up for the colder months ahead, the very essence of forests and woods becomes more pronounced.

The seasonal scent of woody fragrances can often transport us to serene forest trails blanketed with crunchy leaves, evoking a sense of calm and belonging.

Woody scent profiles, integral to autumnal fragrances, connect deeply with the very soul of this season. Rich, robust, and rooted in nature, they encapsulate the earthy smell of bark, dried twigs, and aged timber.

It’s this very earthy scent that adds depth and warmth to autumnal scents, making them great companions for those chilly evenings by the fireside.

Unravelling autumn’s spicy undertones

Among some other celebrated autumn scents are its spicy notes. These distinctive fragrances evoke feelings of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia, taking us on a journey back to cherished memories of cosy nights and festive gatherings.

The spicy notes prevalent in autumn scents often remind us of our favourite autumn drinks and treats. Think of the aromatic allure of cinnamon in a steaming cup of mulled apple cider or the invigorating punch of cloves in a spiced pumpkin pie. These fragrances serve as the season’s signature, synonymous with its comforting embrace.

Incorporating spicy notes in our homes through scented candles or reed diffusers can effortlessly transform our living space into cosy retreats. So, as you delve deeper into the aromatic tapestry of fall, let the spicy notes take centre stage.

Deciphering autumn’s fresh fragrances

With the cooler months, the delicate and rejuvenating aromas of autumn often go unnoticed amidst the bolder scents of the season.

Yet, the fresh notes capture these subtle nuances with grace. The essence of a floral fragrance, reminiscent of the final blossoms clinging to their petals before the first frost, lingers delicately in the morning air.

These fleeting floral notes serve as a gentle reminder of the summer gone by, and herald the arrival of a more introspective time of year.

Whether it’s the fresh dew-kissed meadows or the last lingering traces of summer flowers, the season brings with it an array of understated scents that tend to go unappreciated.

Embracing these aromas allows us to fully immerse ourselves in autumn’s serenity.

Take autumn home with you this year with Charles Farris

While we can’t hold onto the fleeting moments of autumn forever, we can certainly capture its essence to relive it anytime we wish.

Our hand-poured candles are the perfect companion for those cool, cosy nights. Rubus echoes the brambly whispers of forest trails, with rich undercurrents of wild berries and crisp woods.

British Expedition pays homage to the adventurous spirit of autumn, taking you on a sensory journey with its spicy, warm undertones and a hint of aged leather.

These candles offer more than just fragrances; they are stories, memories, and moods, captured in wax. So, as the season unfolds before us, why not take a piece of it home?


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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