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09/25/2014 03:52 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2014

We Tested 16 Pumpkin Spice Candles And Rated Them For You

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattés everything, so it's fitting that there are also now pumpkin-spice-scented candles. Because nothing says fall more than a pungent, seasonally-specific candle.

We'll be the first to say it: A lot of these autumn-themed candles smell like a bit much. But we still want to get in the spirit and burn one of these babies all season long.

But which one? How do you find the perfect autumn candle? We took it upon ourselves to test 16 different candles. We lit each candle, put it in a room and had innocent victims come in and rate each on its "pumpkin spice" factor, the strength of its scent and the look of the actual candle. The scale ran from 1 to 10 -- 1 being absolutely horrible; 10 being the best thing they've ever experienced. We then averaged the three scores for each candle.

Here are the results ranked from best to worst:

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Pumpkin Candles, Ranked
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