Best Campfire Spray: 7 of the Top Smelling Outdoor Scents

In this guide, we review a selection of the best campfire-smelling colognes and sprays on the market. In an instant, they can transport you to a cozy campsite where you can enjoy the unique scent of a roaring campfire without having to leave your home!

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In most cases, the room sprays or colognes available online or in stores these days are a little too tame, sterile, samey, or plain lacking in pizazz and character.

When campfire-scented options first hit the market, then, we were excited. At long last, we could have on-demand, unique, gritty, wholesome scents for our homes and bodies that radiated our love of the great outdoors.

Since that time, we’ve tried dozens upon dozens of the best on the market in a bid to find the cream of the crop. In this post, we reveal our top 7 picks and provide all the info you need to find the ideal option for you when buying online.

Editor’s Choice

Candeo Campfire Smoke Room Spray

Campfire Smoke Room Spray by Candeo Candle, 3.5 oz, Perfect for Home, Car or Travel!

Let’s get straight to the bottom line: After just a few sprays of Candeo’s formula, we legit thought that the best campfires we’ve ever set ablaze had been lifted and transported into our living room. It is, without doubt, the most authentic-smelling campfire spray we’ve had the pleasure of using.

Unlike other sprays we tried, this one is lasting without being overwhelming. It also doesn’t blend in too many nicey-nicey fruity ingredients that detract from the oomph and awesomeness of its raw fiery fragrance.

The superlativeness of its scent aside, the best bit is that you get a lot of product for a modest outlay of $, so you can be as liberal as you like in applying it without breaking the bank.

Bottom Line: The closest to the real thing we’ve come across on our search!

At a Glance: Quick Recommendations

Best Campfire-Scented Sprays to Remind You of the Good Ol’ Outdoors

Candeo Campfire Smoke Room Spray

Editor’s Choice

In our search for the best campfire spray, we sought real-life scents that delivered us straight to the wilds with just one whiff and boasted the ability to instantly refresh any room in the house. This, folks, is precisely what Candeo Candle Spray offers.

This spray is the most authentic of any we tried and also impressed us with its ability to linger for hours after spraying without being overpowering.

When first receiving our bottle, we were a little put off that this product isn’t made with natural ingredients, but when it comes to the smell test, it can’t be beaten!

  • PROs

    • Great value for money
    • Really authentic!
    • Comes in a durable black plastic bottle
  • CONs

    • Some synthetic ingredients (SD alcohol, polysorbate 20, glycerine, preservatives)

Bottom-Line: So authentic your family members will be rushing for the fire extinguisher! 

Pinrose Perfumes Campfire Rebel

Best Perfume

Looking for a campfire-inspired perfume or cologne that’s a little more upmarket? If so, pencil Pinrose’s Rebel perfume in at the top of your shortlist.

This unisex perfume is a little on the pricey side, and not quite as gritty and gutsy as some of the options listed below. Instead, its blend of burning wood, whiskey, bourbon, vanilla, and vetiver provides a slightly more sophisticated and luxe take on things.

The ingredients used in this perfume are all hypoallergenic, vegan, and phthalate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free.

  • PROs

    • Unisex
    • Blend of burning wood, whiskey, vanilla, raspberry, vetiver, and bourbon scents
    • Sophisticated scent
  • CONs

    • Small bottle (and expensive for the size)
    • Not a campfirey a scent as others

Bottom-Line: A unisex perfume/cologne with a downright delicious scent.

Outlaw Fire in the Hole Campfire Cologne

Best Cologne

If you’re looking for something with a little more attitude and kick than standard musky colognes designed by jazzy Milanese and Parisiennes, Outlaw’s Fire in the Hole Cologne is well worth a try.

This small-batch cologne has so much personality that you feel the bottle might get up, go for a walk, and regale you with tales of the old wild west.

These attributes come courtesy of its combo of gunpowder, campfire, sagebrush, and whiskey scents, which together produce a scent that’s simultaneously warm and welcoming and bold and brooding – kinda like all our favorite characters from any old-school western!

Outlaw dubs its products as colognes for “not cologne people”, and it’s easy to see why – after just a few sprays you probably won’t want to wear anything else, no matter how averse you are to the idea of colognes.

  • PROs

    • Unique scent with a fiery kick
    • The star of the show in Outlaw’s lineup
    • Grittier than all the colognes we tried
    • Return policy comes with a no-risk satisfaction guarantee
    • One skoosh does the job
    • Attractive glass bottle inside a durable box
  • CONs

    • Pricey

Bottom-Line: A rugged, robust, and joy-inspiring scent.

Yankee Candle Crisp Campfire Apples Spray

Best Budget

At just 1.5 oz, Yankee Candle’s room fragrance spray might be a little on the small side, but the brand delivers on its promise that just two sprays from the bottle will give you 4 hours of awesome aroma.

And awesome is the word. This scent combines the deep, musky notes of burning wood and the sweetness of apples to imbue your room with a warm, cozy, fragrance. Each bottle gives you around 300 sprays, so that equates to a lot of bang for your buck!

  • PROs

    • Sweet and smoky scent
    • Highly concentrated formula makes any room fresh and fragrant
    • Affordable
  • CONs

    • Scent might be a little too sweet for some

Bottom-Line: A highly concentrated and long-lasting spray produced by a world leader in scented products.

CAMP FIRE No. 13 Linen Spray

Best for Linen/Upholstery

Looking to liven up your living space and neutralize pet or other odors with a fresh and fabulously fragrant, outdoor-inspired scent? If so, the CAMP FIRE No. 13 Linen Spray is just what you need.

This 4 oz. spray is like a forest in a bottle, combining the scent of cedar, sandalwood, birch, and lemongrass-like vetiver to bring some of the best of nature’s scents into your home. The result? A hearty, wholesome dose of nostalgia and childhood memories of camping trips every time you open the door!

The only downside to this product is that the 4-ounce bottle is a little on the small side. The formula isn’t as concentrated as some of the others on our list, so you’ll have to use a little more to get the same effect.

  • PROs

    • Available in spray and roll-on format
    • Notes of cedar, sandalwood, birch, and vetiver
    • Custom-made
    • Blend of natural and synthetic scents
  • CONs

    • 4 oz. size is small for an entire house

Bottom-Line: Lets you imbue your entire home with the cozy scent of campfires!

TasteOfBison Campfire Caramel Room Spray

Best for Your Home

Want to spice up the scent of your entire home, office, or car with something redolent of the great outdoors? If so, grab yourself a bottle or two of TasteOfBison’s Campfire Caramel Room Spray.

This spray’s combination of smoky and creamy caramel scents creates a warm and inviting aroma, perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere in any room of the house or masking suboptimal odors in your car.

This one’s a little sweeter than most of the other options on our list, but we found the caramel tones were the perfect complement to the more prominent fiery muskiness.

This is a concentrated formula, so just a few sprays go a long way and will leave your home smelling great for hours, if not days. It is also non-toxic and free of phthalates, parabens, petroleum, alcohol, and dyes.

  • PROs

    • Affordable
    • Delightful sweet-and-smoky aroma
    • Can be used on pillows, bedsheets, sofas, and car upholstery
    • Handmade
  • CONs

    • Maybe a little too sweet-smelling for some

Bottom-Line: Will instantly freshen any space and continue exuding its sweet and smoky scent for hours, if not days!

Alt Fragrances Fireside Marshmallow

Premium Pick

Alt Fragrances Fireside Marshmallow perfume manages to encapsulate both the smell of roasting marshmallows and the musky scent of campfire. On paper, this maybe shouldn’t deliver a smell you’d like to wear. In reality, it’s simply gorgeous.

Mingling with those top notes of campfire and marshmallow, you’ll catch undertones of orange blossom, vanilla, chestnut, Peru balsam, and juniper. Combined, this palate provides a slightly fancier take on things than most other campfire perfumes and colognes, but it’s sufficiently subtle not to make you blush in a crowded elevator.

This perfume spray is vegan, sustainably made, and comes in a recyclable glass bottle.

  • PROs

    • Sophisticated scent
    • Just a few sprays last all-day
    • Unique blend delivers an authentic campfire smell with a touch of sweetness
    • Superior quality to other colognes we tried
  • CONs

    • Pricey for the size

Bottom-Line: This natural cologne/perfume provides a sweeter take on the options above.

Other Campfire-Scented Products for Your Home 

  • Fragrance Oils: Put a few drops on your pillow, in the dryer, or on a diffuser to give your home and clothing a great campfire scent. We recommend P&J Trading Campfire Fragrance Oils – Vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free essential oils packing the unmistakable scent of a hearty campfire or wood-burning stove. 

How to Choose a Campfire Cologne, Perfume, or Spray

Choosing the best campfire-smelling spray for you comes down to two things: personal preference and whether you want a room spray, scented body mist or a perfume/cologne.

Scent is, of course, a highly subjective thing. However, we can steer you in the right direction. If you’re looking for a robust, gritty, and warm scent for your home, it’s hard to beat Candeo’s remarkably authentic campfire room spray.

For cologne, we recommend Outlaw’s Fire in the Hole, a natural cologne inspired by quintessential and classic scents like gunpowder and burning wood, with a healthy dose of whiskey for good measure.

If you’re looking for a mellower, more subtle kind of scent that evokes childhood memories of an open fire, then the CAMP FIRE No. 13 Linen Spray is the ideal choice. 

Marshmallow on a stick roasting over a campfire
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Campfire Spray Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking for a cologne, perfume, candle, or a room or linen spray, there’s sure to be something on our list of the best campfire sprays to suit your tastes and bring a dose of the great outdoors into your everyday life!

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Last update on 2024-05-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Kieran James Cunningham is a climber, mountaineer, and author who divides his time between the Italian Alps, the US, and his native Scotland.

He has climbed a handful of 6000ers in the Himalayas, 4000ers in the Alps, 14ers in the US, and loves nothing more than a good long-distance wander in the wilderness. He climbs when he should be writing, writes when he should be sleeping, has fun always.

Kieran has taught mountaineering, ice climbing, and single-pitch and multi-pitch rock climbing in a variety of contexts over the years and has led trekking and mountaineering expeditions in the Alps, Rockies, and UK. He is currently working towards qualifying as a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and International Mountain Leader.

Kieran’s book Climbing the Walls—an exploration of the mental health benefits of climbing, mountaineering, and the great outdoors—is scheduled for release by Simon & Schuster in April 2021.

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