All the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Candles, Ranked

Yep, we sniffed all 22 of 'em!

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August 23, 2018

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

It’s not officially pumpkin spice season until Bath & Body Works releases their pumpkin candle collection. Luckily, for those of us who can’t wait for fall (or the official pumpkin spice latte release rumored for later this month), the collection is here and it’s bigger than ever before. With 22 pumpkin candles and counting, there’s truly something for everyone. We took a whiff of every Bath and Body Works pumpkin candle on the market right now to bring you an unofficial ranking of all the scents. But before we begin, remember: Scents are personal, so we've got no judgment here if you’re Pumpkin Peanut Brittle’s Number One Fan. Promise.

This scent comes in a few different varieties and we honestly love them all. The White Barn candle is heavy on the clove so it could also work throughout the winter if you want to stock up. The others don't even a specifiy a pumpkin scent on the label ingredients, but honestly, does that really matter? Plus, they have an adorable, spooky version for Halloween!

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As far as pumpkin candles go, this one smells the most like pumpkin, in our opinion. Maybe it's the "Bright Orange Pumpkin" scent listed on the label, or maybe it's all in our head. We'll go with the first option.

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Frankly, this scent doesn't smell like pumpkin at all, but it does smell like fall. You can almost feel the autumn leaves crunching under your feet at your first whiff. These candles smell like apple picking to us.

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Yes, you can judge this candle by its label. The simple combination of white pumpkin, autumn spice blend and ground cinnamon creates the perfect spicy-pumpkin scent that even the too-cool-for-PSL people will love.

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Honestly, we first judged this scent as something we'd have loved in our tween years, but to our surprise, it's totally pleasant. Truthfully it's hard to find the pumpkin in this candle, but the combination of homemade marshmallow and caramel drizzle is something we can get behind. (The White Barn version gets fancy with the addition of Tahitian Vanilla.)

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This brand-new scent is super simple and smells like pumpkin pie. Maybe it's the combo of sweet vanilla cream, spiced pumpkin and cinnamon sugar or maybe we're just really craving pumpin pie. Either way, we're on board.

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Color us surprised again. Usually campfire candles smell completely like smoke — and not much else. This one is pleasantly smoky with hints of caramel and vanilla so it's not overpowering. Plus, it's sort of pumpkin-y, which is a win.

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Some candles just have that waxy vanilla smell that's instantly recognizable — and that's this scent. If you like that sugary-sweet scent, this candle's for you.

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We thought this would smell like a tropical vacation, but the toasted coconut and vanilla scents made it warming and cozy. It's perfect for sweater weather.

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Close your eyes and sniff this three-wick candle and you'll picture that caramel apple kit from your childhood. This isn't our winner of the bunch, but anyone who's a true caramel fan will be pleased with this purchase.

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If you like the smell of bourbon and a freshly baked cookie, this candle is for you. There's not a whole lot of pumpkin scent going on, but it's worth picking up if you prefer a not-too-sweet pumpkin spice candle.

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Light this candle and you'll feel like you're in a doughnut shop within minutes. If you love crazy-sweet scents, this one's for you, but if you want something more tempered with spices and pumpkin scent, skip it.

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Sorry, but pumpkins and peanuts just don't make a happy marriage. Pass.

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Waffles? No. Pecan? Nope. Pumpkin? Zilch. Maybe there was a mix-up in the candle factory, but the vision of warm pumpkin pecan waffles wafting through the house on a Saturday morning doesn't come to mind when we sniff this.

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