While a beach holiday feels like a distant dream and the constant thunderstorms are ruining many of our social plans, we’re determined to make summer 2021 a good one, especially after a pandemic that’s wreaked havoc. One way to instantly transport yourself to a tropical island is through scent, which is exactly why a summer candle is a perfect pick-me-up.
They can also come in handy at masking lingering scents from a BBQ garden party or add an ambiance to dinner parties and get-togethers, now we can finally socialise indoors.
We handpicked the best money can buy, from refreshing, zingy citrus notes to jasmine, bergamot, and pomelo that will fill the room with the fragrance of a fresh floral bouquet.
From the bougie to the budget-friendly, our roundup features some of our favourite candle brands including Jo Malone London, Byredo, The White Company, Oliver Bonas, Anthropologie, and many more so you’re truly spoilt for choice.
If you love the smell of something sweet, this Pastel Macaroons Scented Candle from Jo Malone London is to die for, while the Tree House Candle by Byredo is our go-to for a woody fragrance, thanks to notes of sandalwood and leather. However, if you’re obsessed as we are with fresh flowers, but don’t have a garden of your own, The White Company’s Flowers Signature Candle, fragranced with jasmine, rose, neroli, lavender and geranium is the next best thing.
Looking for more home fragrance recommendations? Head this way for the best scented candles for year-round burning, in this direction for essential oil diffusers and over here for the best reed diffusers.
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