After I moved into my new apartment, the first thing I bought was a candle. The place smelled like the previous tenant — and he didn’t exactly smell like Chanel No. 5 — and I felt that a candle was my way to claim the space, to make it feel like home. Over my time there, I’ve burned one every season to evoke a different mood, but there’s no better time to buy a candle than now to make your home feel instantly more cozy. I tested a handful and found some that were spicy, and others crisp, and many that were perfect for fall. Click through the slideshow for my picks.