I'm ready for fall. I just replenished my candle supply, lots and lots of tea lights, and lots of tapers. When the temperatures drop fast during the magic hour and it gets dark earlier and earlier the fall air heralds indoor candle time. I always light candles when we entertain, adding sparkle and fire to the ambiance. The warm glow of candles softens the electric light and basks the room in festiveness and shimmer. If you have a fireplace it's time to inaugurate it for the season and enjoy the mesmerizing flickering of wood fire flames you can meditatively stare into forever (gas fire places are just not the same with their tamed almost predictable flame pattern).
A note on wax. Most candles nowadays are made from paraffin wax, an odorless petroleum product. In the past candles were made from tallow (if you're into experimenting give it a try making them yourself, but their smell is not so pleasant). The other traditional candle material is bees' wax which has a beautiful scent. You can still get bees' wax candles, but they are quite expensive. The best renewable candle material is soy wax made from soy bean oil.