8 summer-scented candles to burn as the weather warms up
Relaxation is just a light away
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 25 2021
During summer, we spend so much time outdoors immersing ourselves in all that nature has to offer that often we forget about a crucial element for indoor living – scent.
But why limit your experience of olfactory delights to one setting when you could bring all things summer inside with a single candle?
That’s why we’ve rounded up this stable of fire-starters to heat things up (in a good way) – here are eight must-have candles to light this summer.
Vue Tulum Coconut & Lime Candle Scented Candle
Coconut and lime is a quintessential fragrance for summer as far as we’re concerned. Escape to the exotic landscape of Mexico with this Tulum-inspired candle that’s like a wax-anchored vacay in your own home.
was $24.95 now $10 at MYER
Palm Beach Collection Sunshine Standard Candle
If the scent of sunshine could be encapsulated in a single candle then we think it would smell like this vibrant offering. Fresh, citrusy, floral, and with a dash of briny sea salt for good measure, you might as well be at the beach with this pick burning.
$44.95 at MYER
CIRCA Oceanique Scented Soy Candle
A truly refined summer scent (and can we talk about the stunning glass vessel this candle is housed in?), this ocean-centric burner takes reviving notes of orange blossom and bergamot and crashes them into a woody, earthy blend of patchouli and sandalwood, revealing a simultaneously refreshing and grounding experience.
$39.95 at MYER
Sohum Eco Cedarwick Candle Tahitian Gardenia
A holiday to Tahiti sounds like heaven right about now, but if you’re confined to the hearth of your happy home then why not invite some of French Polynesia over for an at-home vacay? Notes of calla lily, white gardenia, tiare flower, osmanthus and tuberose will greet you when you light this wooden-wicked burner.
$34.95 at MYER
Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle
Renowned for creating classic scents, this is undoubtedly one of Jo Malone’s more relaxed fragrances in its repertoire. Nevertheless, we’ll never say no to a healthy dose of a woody fragrance, especially when it’s underpinned by delicate touches of sea salt. Delicious.
$98 at MYER
Heritage Oriental Jasmine & Lotus Scented Candle
Let the fruity and floral blend of melon, jasmine and sandalwood notes embrace you with this candle inspired by exotic white florals. Calming and elegance embodied.
was $24.95 now $17.46 at MYER
Acqua di Parma Buongiorno Candle
Nothing says candle aficionado quite like owning an Acqua di Parma scent, say hello (or “Buongiorno” if you’re trying to embrace the culture of it all) to this Italian countryside inspired fragrance. Think notes of fresh grass, linen, wood and moss.
$116 at MYER
MAISON MARGIELA Beach Vibes Candle
Trust Maison Margiela to create a vibey candle that embraces the relaxing sensation of laying out at the beach. This comforting scent blends together notes of pink pepper, citrus, ylang ylang, coconut milk, musk, and cedarwood.
$95 at MECCA
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.