The best Autumn Candles and giveaway: WIN one of 3 ‘Apple Pumpkin’ Yankee Candles!

Whilst writing this I am holed up in my kitchen, sipping hot tea and peering out of the window at the biblical rain that has befallen us here in South-East London. I would put a LOT of money on the fact that summer has well and truly said “so long”, and that Autumn is here. Which to be honest, apart from the rain, is fine by me, as Autumn is definitely my favourite seasonAlong with the joys of leaf kicking, wrapping up warm and comfort dinner dishes, I love that fact that come evening, you can draw those curtains, snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate with dimmed lighting and an appropriate candle on the go.

Which brings me to a favourite thing of mine when it comes to home blogging: research! The last month or so I have testing out a few different scented candles myself (and enlisting a few friends too) – some old favourites, and others new discoveries. I definitely think that smell is the sense of ours that evokes most memories, by taking us back to a certain time in our lives/time of year. By choosing an autumnal scent you love, it means you’ll be able to get it out, or re-purchase year after year and create that familiar, cosy feel. 

I have to admit, that although possibly a bit cliche, some of my favourite candles are Yankee Candles– the scents are beautifully blended and they actually keep their smell. You only need to burn them for a short while to fill the house with the most beautiful fragrance. ‘Apple Pumpkin’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ are just delightful! I also became the welcome recipient of some gorgeous natural soy candles by ‘LollyRocket’, which were bought for Adam and I as a wedding present. I adore the ‘Brown Sugar and Fig’ candle in their range, and this is definitely ‘up there’ when it comes to scented beauties that I think fit the Autumn candles brief.

Here are some of my favourite Autumn/Fall candles around right now… please scroll down to the bottom to enter my giveaway to win one of 3 Apple Pumpkin Yankee Candles! 

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  1. Yankee Candle – Autumn Leaves
  2. Diptyque – Feu de Bois
  3. Lollyrocket – Brown Sugar and Fig
  4. Jo Malone – Incense and Embers
  5. Yankee Candle – Apple Pumpkin
  6. Emma Bridgewater at M&S – Tea and Oranges
  7. Can to Candle – Fig and Orange

To get you and your home in the Autumnal swing of things, I have 3 large (623g) Yankee Candles in ‘Apple Pumpkin’ to giveaway! 

All you have to do is answer the following question:

“What is your favourite thing about Autumn?”

Leave me your answer in the comment box below, and confirm you have done this using the Rafflecopter widget. You can also gain extra entries by following me on Twitter and Pintrest!

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Good luck!

 

Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 12.00am (midnight) GMT on Friday 23rd October 2015. Entries received after this time and date will not be valid. UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 and over. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter after the closing date and will be notified within 3 days of competition end. Only entrants received via the Rafflecopter widget will be considered valid. Winners will receive one of 3 ‘Apple Pumpkin’ Yankee Candles. This giveway is not in association with Yankee Candle- I just love them and am feeling generous in the run up to my second blog birthday!

316 thoughts on “The best Autumn Candles and giveaway: WIN one of 3 ‘Apple Pumpkin’ Yankee Candles!”

  1. Walking my dog in the crisp evening air through colourful crunchy leaves and then cosying up back at home with a nice cup of hot chocolate. 🙂

  2. The darker evenings so I can feel cosy in our home! I also love seeing the yellow, orange and red leaves on the trees and taking my kids conker hunting!

  3. I can’t choose one thing! There’s so many things I love in Autumn. For me it marks the run up to Christmas. The cooler weather, the gorgeous colours on the trees, the fashion changes, the cosy nights in, slow cooker meals and everything else. Looooove it!

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  4. I love the unexpected bright, sunny days. I also love going to the park and jumping in piles of crunchy leaves with my little one.

  5. I love the beautiful colours – there are quite a few trees round where we live. I also enjoy the lower humidity and the build up to Christmas :o)

  6. The smells: the first hint of wood fires in the crisp air, crumbles and casseroles bubbling in the oven, sniffing the leather of new winter boots, even the drifting residue of sparklers once they’ve gone out!

  7. I love autumn fashion, being able to wrap up warm and get cuddley! But I do also love all the new seasons veg I can cook with…mmm

  8. My favourite thing about Autumn is Apple and Blackberry picking on a nice walk with the family and then coming home and baking apple and blackberry pies!

  9. I like the cold dark nights snuggled up in front on the fire watching a Christmas film with my husband and 3 children x

  10. Hmmmm, golden leaves, frosty mornings, being acceptable to be in pjs at 7pm, big bowls of casserole & mash, Halloween, Bonfire night, plaid shirts, lighting the fire, cinnamon scented candles & the lead-up to the main event, Christmas!!

  11. I like the fact that the weather is never too hot nor too cold (although this isn’t always guaranteed what with England’s temperamental weather!). You can wear snuggly jumpers but you don’t have to put about 5 more layers on top of them. I also like taking walks in the park where the leaves have fallen and hearing them crunch beneath my feet. It’s really satisfying and pretty.

  12. I love the nursery walk with my daughter. All her questions about why the leaves are changing and falling etc.

  13. I love everything about Autumn from collecting Conkers, walking through the leaves, warm jumpers, Halloween and Fireworks Night 🙂

  14. I love being able to get warm and comfy on the sofa with a blanket and hot chocolate. Plus this year it’s meant the start of a new series of Doctor Who!

  15. My favourite thing about Autumn is the food! Rich, warming stews; hearty cottage pies and beautiful roast dinners!

  16. I love walking in the evening light and getting to wear a cosy jumper or two. Also homemade soups are back in the menu, yummy x

  17. I love the pretty colours all around. I love the crisp, clear mornings and taking my dog for a walk, crunching through leaves.

  18. walking home from school in that low sun light, hunting for crispy leaves to tread on and squishing the red berries that have fallen from the trees. Kids (and me!) love the crunch sounds of the leaves and the pop of the berries…. Bugger to clean your shoes though when we get home 🙁

  19. I love being able to wrap up in warm jumpers thick coats and knee high boots then go out and kick around in the autumn leaves ! love the colour of autumn

  20. The weather – not too warm, not too cold, not much rain, no snow. Perfect for long walks. All my favourite wardrobe staples come out to play in Autumn 🙂 .

  21. Getting my Ugg boots out and going for a walk on a slightly chilly but sunny day. Crackling fires and hot drinks with cinnamon spice. As well as the beautiful colours on the trees and bushes.

  22. What I love about Autumn is the whole atmosphere that comes with it, it crunchy leaves, comforting foods, the smell of candles and the cool breeze in the air.

  23. I love the colours, the darker nights and being able to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a cup of tea!

  24. My favourite thing about Autumn is the smell of the air with a chill in it. The smell and the crunch of the leaves when we are out walking.

  25. Autumn is my favourite season. I love Autumn sunshine, the leaves changing and falling and when it starts to get a bit chilly putting on the heating and snuggling on the sofa with my candles lit.

  26. autumn is a truly colouful season just love the shorter evening spending quality time with my partner and burning lovely fragranced candles

  27. I love the changing colours, it makes everything look so pretty. My son loves stomping in the leaves too 🙂 x

  28. I love the cold nights and being able to get all snuggly on the sofa with a nice hot drink. Cooking dinner is so much easier aswell full of yummy stews and other great slow cooker foods.

  29. collecting & kicking leaves with my girls, collecting acorns & whatever other autumn treasures they want to collect

  30. I like going for late afternoon walks while the sun is setting wearing a nice warm coat and leaves crunching underfoot

  31. my favourite colour is orange so Autumn is definatley my favourite time of year,I love getting the house cosy for winter.

  32. I love the change of colour on the trees and all the exciting things that are around the corner, halloween, fireworks and Christmas

  33. I love the fact that we have different seasons, walking in the rain, drawing the curtains early in the evening, my birthday, Trick or Treating and digging out my Uggs and warm gloves.

  34. Foraging for wild foods & harvesting food the family has grown…Also watching the squirrels hiding their nuts, & Halloween celebrations.

  35. I love the colour of the leaves as they start to fall from the trees, I like that we can cosy up after a nice chilly walk 🙂

  36. I love going out into the woods with my son with our wellie boots and snug coats and forage for sweet chestnuts and hazel nuts and then roast the chestnuts in our woodburner…bliss

  37. Love the colours of autumn and snuggling in front of a slushy DVD on a sunday afternoon after a long walk kicking leaves. Autumn is my favourite season!

  38. Love the colours of autumn and snuggling up with a slushy dvd on a sunday afternoon after a long walk kicking leaves. Autumn is my favourite season!

  39. I absolutely love Halloween, my friends come around with their kids and we all get dressed up and go out trick or treating. The house gets a spooky make over too and we come back with rosy cheeks and bags full of goodies to play a whole load of games (Mummy wrap, duck apple etc.) So good seeing the kids big and small have so much fun. Then when that fun is over you know it wont be long before Santa comes!!

  40. Autumn walks with my family, crunching in leaves and finding conkers then I like coming home and getting snug by the fire!

  41. The dark evenings. The sound of the wind and rain outside, whilst cuddled up with the log burner roaring and of course the colours.

  42. I love foraging in the. Woods for walnuts hazelnuts and mushrooms walking over the crisp colourful leaves and enjoying seeing the shapes of the trees without their leaves

  43. Love all the beautiful colours. Seeing all the leaves fallen off the trees, esp when there in huge piles and me and the children will have fun with them

  44. Being able to spend nights at home in front of the fire in my dressing gown with my family watching films and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallow and cream!

  45. Snuggling up in front of the log fire, listening to the crackling of the wood and watching the flames dancing.

  46. Getting wrapped up and going on a family through our local forest and look foward to snuggling up with Hot chocolate when we get back

  47. I love the change colours of the leaves and the sounds they make under foot. I love Cody nights in wrapped in my fleece blanket watching movies with friends and how Autumn is the build up to Christmas which is the most magical time of year

  48. Every autumn I fall in love again with the magnificent Liquidambar tree. I wish I had a garden big enough to plant one as their beautiful autumn leaf colour is unsurpassed by any other tree.

  49. the crisp leaves walking over them as they crunch n dog hides in piles of thm just so much fun come bk to nice mug of hot chocolate

  50. The leaves going rusty orange, kicking the mounds of fallen leaves, hunting for conkers (to ward off spiders) and getting all cosy and warm

  51. I love being able to go out for a walk and feeling the leaves crunch under your feet. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful in Autumn too x

  52. I love walking my dogs in the morning while the sun has not yet burnt of the morning dew and there’s still a slight mist lying over the fields.The reds,golds,scarlets and plum shades of the leaves on the treas and the crunching sound as my dogs run through the fallen leaves.The sunsets silhouetting the trees at night.I can honestly say Autumn is my favourite season x

  53. I love taking my twins & my basset hounds out walking down the valley… I don’t know who enjoys leaves & twigs the most!!

  54. I love getting home in the colder, darker evenings, wrapping up warm on the sofa under a blanket with the kids, a nice hot drink and some candles burning. We also love walking through and kicing up the fallen leaves.

  55. My favourite thing about Autumn is the beautiful colours in the woods by me and able to put the heating on during the dark evenings

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