“When you’re stuck inside at work during a glorious summer day, it can be such a therapeutic thing to have a candle burning that takes you to a happy summer memory or cherished place,” says Han.
The mood-boosting benefits of scent is what makes such candles a popular self-care purchase. So grab a matchbook and bring vacation vibes inside with the best scented candles for summer.
The best summer candles with light and refreshing scents
Venus et Fleur Nue Tuberose — $129.00
This soothing, floral-scented candle is made with soy and coconut blend wax for a long, clean burn. It comes in a beautiful handcrafted reusable porcelain vessel. The scent profile features its namesake, tuberose, combined with touches of orange blossom, bergamot, freesia, and lotus.
Homesick Wildflowers — $34.00
“Whether hosting a candlelit twilight dinner in your backyard, or lounging on a lazy summer day with a good book, candles add an unbeatable ambiance and air of sophistication to your summer,” says Lauren Lamagna, director of product development and merchandising at Homesick. This wildflower scent with notes of jasmine, lavender, peony, rose and geranium is complex, but also has the “calm, carefree vibes of summer and can freshen up your home year-round.”
Otherland Matchpoint Candle — $36.00
Nothing says summer like the smell of fresh tennis balls. Well, maybe if you combine it with the scent of freshly cut grass and cucumber. This Otherland candle comes in a beautiful, colorful, art deco jar, and smells like ever summer adventure you can’t wait to have.
The Black Home Aphrodite Candle — $40.00
Made with a 100 percent renewable, eco-friendly soy coconut wax blend and hand-poured in NYC, this 60+ hour burning candle channels its namesake, Aphrodite. As the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and passion, this scent is meant to evoke all of those attributes and bring a passionate intensity to any room with a mix of tuberose, Ylang Ylang, and sandalwood.
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