The Pilates studio I frequent is all white and inviting, and after a few visits, I noticed they were burning a candle. Throughout my class, the lightest notes of a wood-burning fireplace powered me through every plank and bridge, all while keeping me calm and engaged. The experience was so pleasant that I had to run to the front and ask about their candle of choice.
The Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle ($34) sounds fancy and costly, but at $34, it's about half the price of most designer candles. The design is minimal, so it can comfortably live anywhere in your home or office. Plus, it's certified clean at Sephora, so it's cruelty-free and formulated without sulfates and other nasty ingredients. And it smells perfect.
Full disclosure: I normally hate the smell of sandalwood, which is this fragrance's top note. It feels too heavy and overwhelming for me; I'd rather smell like roses all year long. This sandalwood, though, is warm and inviting, just like a real fireplace. There's just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that sweetens the woody notes, so those who prefer a heavier scent will feel right at home, and even those like me, who prefer florals, might have just found their new Fall candle.