Summer may not officially end until Sep. 23, but that doesn’t mean all of us are lucky enough to get another couple months of summer vacation.
Whether you missed the season vacay all together or are going back way sooner than you’d like, there are still little things you can do to keep the summer fun going. In addition to sweet beach days and fun in the sun, the right scents are also just the thing for setting the mood. Recently, we’ve loved burning great summer-scented candles that feel like a vacation in a jar, so keep reading to discover our recent faves.
The right combination of fruity scents can whisk us away to a tropical paradise, and that’s precisely what we get from Good Chemistry’s Pomelo + Peace Out Reusable Glass Candle. Not only is this candle made with the best, cleanest vegan candle ingredients, but it’s scented with grapefruit, pineapple, coconut and apple to replicate the ultimate vacation smoothie. Once the candle burns out, you can even buy refills!
If you’re hunting for a scent that captures both the breeziness and heat of the summer, look no further than Remedium’s Guava & Ginger candle. It’s an aromatherapeutic candle designed to energize the mind and body, with summery notes of coconut and guava, base notes of musk and lots of spicy ginger for a hint of fieriness.
There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset at the beach and staying long after dark, and we think that emotion is captured beautifully in this Lavender Driftwood Luxe Cream Soy Candle from ROAM Homegrown. The notes of cedar, amber and marine smell like a moonlit beach, while the calming lavender further accentuates the nighttime vibes.
We can always count on Bath & Body Works to have countless delicious scents for every season and event we can dream up—and now that summer is winding down, you can get their summer candles at a discount. We especially love the Endless Sea candle, with a crisp seaside scent that blends bergamot, driftwood and saltwater lily.
LOHN’s candles are just some of the prettiest we’ve seen—they’re also some of the most fabulously scented. Their beachy Sand candle smells of tree resin and palo santo, combining herby, salty and woodsy scents to transport you beachside, no matter where in the world you might be.
Why take a scent vacation just anywhere when you can evoke the scent of a trip to an Italian island paradise? Apollo Candles’s Brezza di Capri candle translates to “Capri breeze,” scented so smell like fash cliffside air with a blend of Italian bergamot, jasmine, magnolia, tonka bean and musk.
When you’re trying to call up memories of vacations past, you truly can’t go wrong with anything from Hotel Collections’ lineup of hotel-inspired scents. However, our current favorite just might be Scott Disick’s Talentless Candle, designed to replicate the scent of The Setai Miami Beach with citrus and neroli. Even if you’ve never been to Miami, this lovely candle will make you feel like you’re there.
Nothing screams “vacation” quite like the actual Vacation sunscreen brand, and this candle from Arquiste is scented to smell identical to “the world’s best-smelling sunscreen” they’re renowned for. This signature fragrance is the ultimate nostalgia trip, blending the scents of coconut, banana and pool water to transport you back to your all-time favorite trip.
Why settle for just one vacation-scented candle when you can get this adorable and lusciously scented trio from Anecdote Candles? While Lake Life replicates a lakeside day at the cabin with bright citrus, sparkling water and cedar, Ocean Escape has notes of salty marine water, sandstone and vanilla and Pool Party is a splashy, fruity combo of mandarin, coconut, lemon and freesia. Every last one will make you feel like it’s still the middle of summertime.
Also trying to keep out of the sun this summer? Click HERE for a roundup of our favorite cute and protective hats.