You may associate candles with winter, watching the flicker of light while cosied under a blanket on a cold night in. But you don’t have to forget about them come summer – tropical scents are just as welcome in warmer temperatures.
Summer scented candles are also surefire way to transport you back to your holidays and reminisce about lounging on a beach, cocktail in hand. And, if you choose to light them outside, you can get rid of the lingering smell of BBQ in your garden, with more enticing zesty scents.
Our summery picks are refreshing and uplifting – from affordable high street options to luxurious finds – but all equally as special.
This sweetly scented candle is infused with green ivy, lily of the valley and cassis – and it also contributes to a good cause. With every purchase, 75% of the retail price will be donated by Jo Malone to support families and individuals affected by mental health problems.
Forget dark drab candle holders and up the ante with this iridescent number – that will be pride of place in your living room or garden table. Plus, once it’s finished, clean it out and use as a makeup brush holder.
Add a dash of luxury to your humble abode with this fragrant candle that will keep guests (and yourself) happy. It’s has the subtle scent of peppered citrus and cedar with Norma Jean rose – a refreshing burst of sweetness.
If you don’t have a garden, bring the outside inside with this candle from heritage brand, True Grace. Light the wick and enjoy aromas of orange blossom floating through the air.
This soy wax candle is as close as you can get to an ocean breeze without being near a beach. Scented with sea salt and sage, it’ll also make a pretty decoration in your home.
The rattan trend is here to stay, so get on board with this candleholder wrapped around a glass vessel with a fruity candle inside. It smells like a tropical paradise: there’s Balinese starfruit, agave nectar and coconut for you to enjoy.
We can’t get enough of palm print. Bedding, cushions, cutlery, you name it. Get your fix with this candle from H&M home, which has an impressive range of candles to shop from – all of which you can get for under a tenner.
This blend of lavender, rosemary and basil layered over white amber and juniper berries make it a comforting yet refreshing candle – a treat for yourself or the perfect gift. We’ll let you decide.
The inspiration behind the rose scent of this candle comes from the Dreamland amusement park in Margate which grows roses in the garden dating back to the Victorian times. It gives off a soft, subtle fragrance that will fill your home and garden. Plus, the new packaging is made from mycelium and seed paper, which is 100% biodegradable and when it biodegrades, encourages new plant life to grow by adding nutrients back into the earth. It’s a win-win.
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