Fill Your Home with the Scents of Fall

lit candle among pumpkins and gourdsAt Speculator Department Store, we love the autumn season. There is just something particularly comforting about the change of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, the decorations of pumpkins and gourds, and of course the warm, inviting scents. The spiced scents of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and more take us back to our grandmother’s kitchen.

In today’s world, we don’t always have time to whip up an apple pie or bake cookies, but – fortunately – scented soaps, candles, and more can take us back in time without so much work. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the scents of fall (without spending hours in the kitchen).

Scented Candles

Scented candles are a great way to fill your home with the inviting aromas of fall. At Speculator Department Store, we carry an extensive line of local handmade candles – as well as Yankee Candles – in an assortment of different fall scents. While we are particularly fond of candles with notes of pumpkin pie spice, candles with notes of lavender, oak or rosemary can add an autumnal scent to your home.

Essential Oils

Struggle with artificial scents? One of our dear friends has a slight allergy to artificial scents, but still enjoys filling his home with seasonal scents, especially in the fall and winter when he spends more time at home. To scent his home, without triggering his allergies, our friend likes to use essential oils in a diffuser. Our friend shared with us his favorite “recipe” for an essential oil blend that will fill your home with the comforting scents of autumn while staying a little more allergy-friendly.


  • 10 drops of clove oil
  • 10 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 10 drops of geranium or tea rose oil
  • 10 drops of orange oil
  • 10 drops of patchouli oil
  • 5 drops of marjoram oil
  • 1 small glass or plastic vial with a lid


  • Add oils to the vial
  • Add 2-3 drops of oil to the essential oil diffuser along with water as per the machine’s instructions


If you live in a shared living space or are often on the go, candles or essential oil diffusers may not be the most practical way for you to enjoy the scents of fall. A great way for you to take in the nostalgic aromas of autumn all the time is with a fall-scented soap. At Speculator Department Store, we carry a variety of soaps, handcrafted by local artisans that you are sure to enjoy. For a comforting fall scent, look for soaps scented with cinnamon, ginger, orange, patchouli, sandalwood, and/or lavender.

However you relish in the scents of autumn, let Speculator Department Store help. Come visit us today at 2901 NY-8, Speculator, NY. Speculator Department Store is open Monday-Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at (518) 548.6123 for additional information.

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