Vanilla and cinnamon; honey, plum and pumpkin — warm, sweet and distinct, the aromas of fall are comforting and evocative. Even if you live in year-round tropical climes, just a hint of scent can create a feeling of autumnal bliss. A well-placed candle will lift your spirit as the season rolls in.  Ranging from earthy to exotic, here are our top choices for autumnal aromatics.

Clockwise from the top left:

Bond No. 9 New York Amber, $140;  The pricey pick of the bunch, Bond No.9 is a true diva choice. A musky, spicey scent, this version boasts a “self-assured, highly seductive, highly persuasive metro-perfume candle.” Like the woman who burns it, this wick knows its value and won’t accept a penny less.

Nest Black Fig and Honey, $32; An exotic blend of fig, honey, cognac and Madagascar vanilla, this aroma is both voluptuous and haunting. A scent for those who understand that comfort is all about subtlety.

Thymes Brandied Pumpkim & Chestnut, $32; You can’t go wrong with classic fall favorites like pumpkin and chestnut. With this candle, Thymes has created a rich and scrumptious fragrance profile that burns cleanly and casts a welcoming aura even when unlit.

 Diptyque  Feu de Bois “Gris” Firewood; $90; The perfect marriage of wistfulness and sophistication, Feu du Bois “Gris” recalls crisp fall days and ancient woody aromas. Clean and refreshing, this candle draws forth imagery of freshly fallen leaves and smoke in the night.

Voluspa Coeur de Cassis, $16. Made with creamy coconut wax and delightful, yet potent, frangrance, this Voluspa offering is a luxurious and vintagy scent of tart plum and earthy twig — the perfect blend of a sweet savory scent.

What scents scream fall to you?