Candles That Smell Just Like Summer
If we could, we’d all bottle the scent of summer: sand mixed with sunscreen. The salt of the ocean paired with a fruity cocktail. The freshness of crisp, bright produce from the farmers’ market and the allure of fresh-squeezed lemonade. While these aromas are refreshing, they also transport us back to a season long ago. After all, scents are the strongest sensations associated with memory – part of the reason we enjoy familiar scents is that they remind us of the What. Your grandparents’ lake house. That first summer love – or that gorgeous day in May when you said “I do”.
Since, sadly, this romance that sinks in for a time of year can’t last forever, consider buying these candles. Each strike will give off your favorite aroma.
Maison Louis Marie No.02 Le Long Fond, $34.
You like woody perfumes – but on a different spectrum than patchouli. You also tend to keep your windows open with air conditioning, because the summer breeze is cool enough for your style. That’s why you’ll melt on this candle, which is crisp, fresh and green – just like that fresh air outside.
Wildwood Candle Co. rose garden, $26
Still looking for vacation inspiration for those lingering PTO days? Consider visiting Portland, home to the International Rose Test Garden. Here, new blooms are cultivated and grown each year, creating an Instagram-worthy Points of interest. If you can’t make it to this part of the country before fall arrives, this candle is the next best thing. Its three-part creation is made from botanical roses, freshly cut grass and garden soil…. And it’s easier to keep alive than those indoor plants you adopted when you were drunk on jelly a week ago.
Feya Dreamsicle Candle, $21.99.
When you’re a kid, liberated from the school bell, there’s nothing like your mom* to say “yes” to ice cream. The moment is even more exciting. When posing for endless flavors, did you choose the orange dream bar? If so, this candle will make you feel all kinds of nostalgic. Just don’t try to eat it!
Otherland The Beach Club Collection Stone Fruit. 36 USD.
Abigail Cook Stone, founder of Otherland, had put Nantucket Wild Beach Jam brought it back as a souvenir of her holiday at Sconset Beach. To recreate this childhood treasure, she collaborated with renowned perfumer Clément Gavarry to create this plum , peaches and brown sugar candles. Just a sniff will make you wish you could turn back time to simpler days.
Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Scented Soy Candle , $9.99.
Yes, we’re talking about that Mrs. Meyer! Believe it or not, this soap company makes a pretty impressive line of candles – and this one exudes rustic love for the day. Believe it or not, this soap company makes a pretty impressive line of candles – and this one exudes summer love for the countryside! Day. Made from botanical soy wax and poured into a lovely jelly jar, this sweet scent will take you on a walk covered in honeysuckle shrubs and wildflowers. On gravel roads.
True Grace Village Classic Candle by the Sea, $85.
Okay, so maybe you can’t afford a beach house – yet. But you can use this British candle company to invite you to the beach. The smell of geraniums, cedarwood and moss will make you think of nautical adventures and the second home life at sea you’re saving up for.
Bath & Body Works Salty Ocean Air 3-Wick Candle, $24.50.
Bath & Body Works has a scent for everything – and this one is effortless with salt and sea. We like the relaxed aroma of this selection, not overpowering like other varieties. You’ll feel a bit of musk, some crisp spices, and essential oils to give off that vacation-mode vibe.
Wen’s Summer Tropical Paradise Deluxe Candle, $75.
In the summer, a fruit-filled breakfast is the perfect way to start your day. You can’t get enough juice and produce, and this candle will get your healthy mind soaring right into fall. The deluxe size makes it a great garnish – and the notes of coconut, pineapple, and melon will help you feel like you’re in the middle of The Caribbean, even if you’re far, far away.
Mer-Sea Sun Kisses Boxed Candle and Onyx Coaster, $48.
When vitamin D is shining brilliantly, you’ll greet the day with gusto. That’s why most people stay out late, say “yes” to a run in the park, and enjoy the last of summer One Minute. A playful fragrance inspired by orange groves and featuring lemony cardamom, woody juniper, flowers, cedar and sandalwood. Making it an uplifting aroma. It also comes with a polished onyx coaster that gives it an upscale feel.
Good Housekeeping. Candle Beach Day, $25
If you’ve been looking for Mother Nature, you’ll appreciate this collection’s choice to use soy wax and cotton wicks to create a clean burn! Experience, no smoking. Fresh and simple, this named “Beach Day” candle brings a gentle scent to any room. Expect a long burn – and lots of “ahhs” from visiting guests.
Fragrant Jewels Tahitian Fantasy Gem Candle, $27.95.
Maybe you didn’t meet the love of your life this summer (bummer)-but you can win yourself a beautiful ring! In the true spirit of being an independent woman, pretend you’re taking a trip to Tahiti by burning this candle that has a sweet tropical scent. In the true spirit of being an independent woman, pretend that you are taking a trip to Tahiti by burning this candle that has a sweet tropical scent Flowers. Inside each wax is a ring, and a raffle code that could win you a ring worth between $100 and $10,000. Who needs a man?
Melted Element Cote d’Azur Soy Candle, $40.
So, maybe you haven’t been to the French Riviera yet…. But you can mimic the allure of this five-star experience with this luxurious candle. It’s inspired by St. Tropez and Monaco, and it gives off a chic scent every time you light it. Look for notes of grapefruit, iris, amber, cedar and coriander to create a clean and slightly sweet experience in your home.
Taja Palm Print Candle in Pina Princess ( Tropical Pineapple) Fragrance, $80.
If pineapples are your all-time favorite fruit, you’ll be in awe of this gorgeous candle, with its outside and jar of Engraving all over the top. Custom and unique, you’ll feel equally tropical and serene when you light this beautiful candle. Even if you can’t jet off to paradise and eat freshly picked pineapple every day, you can at least fill your room with a scent that is close to the real thing.
Vancouver Candle Company Novo Restore, $39
This Canadian company has created a myriad of scents based on different destinations across the country…. Until now! The founder traveled to India where he learned about the power of fragrance to heal and create balance through Ayurvedic medicine. The founder traveled to India where he learned about the power of fragrance to heal and create balance through Ayurvedic medicine. To this end, he created a new collection with many scents including Novo. It will take you straight to the sticky Thai summer with notes of lemongrass, jasmine and citrus.
Field + Fleur Botanical Garden 2 Wick Handwoven Candle, $39.95.
Want a candle that will – maybe – last until next summer? You can try it with this floral beauty, which has an impressive 85-hour burn time. It highlights the subtle scents of geranium and ylang-ylang, and the earthy warmth of vetiver and patchouli, creating a scent that transcends your return to your grandmother! The fragrance of the rose garden.