It’s not always easy to cope with the changing of seasons. Each season brings on a set of different demands and challenges, which I often find hard to adapt to. Luckily, the weather often helps ease the transitions by forcing us to adapt to change. A series of rituals take place as the leaves begin to fall: I neatly fold my crop tops and swap them for blazers. I order yet another pair of fuzzy earmuffs that I will never actually wear. I drink a PSL while scrolling through a news feed that is flooded with think pieces about how pumpkin spice lattes are ruining the economy. Most importantly, I swap my ocean breeze summer candles for spicy autumnal ones. The crisp, earthy scents of autumn help trigger the emotional switch in my brain, which is why the swapping of candles is such a sacred experience. Keep reading for a roundup of my top five fall candles.