Summer candle scents to help you soak up the best season of the year

From 'Beach Escape' to 'Lanai,' these summer candle scents will make you reach for a piña colada

Summer candle scents on a beach background
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There are plenty of summer candle scents to help you ring in the best time of the year. 

Whether you're craving sand and surf or something fruity, our picks are welcomed additions to your collection of best scented candles. Plus, we spoke to the experts about how to make candles last longer, so you can keep the beachside vibe going well into the holiday season if you so choose. 

Now all you need is a watermelon margarita!

Summer candle scents to add to your collection

Classic selections and new picks, the best candle scents for summer just scream "add to cart." Happy shopping, friends!

1. Yankee Candle Beach Escape
RRP
: $31, $18.60, £16.99

With notes of green palm and jasmine with a hint of wood, among other assortments, Beach Escape will transport you to your favorite seaside locale. With a burn time of anywhere from 110 to 115 hours, this selection will keep you in a summer state of mind for quite some time. 


2. Bath & Body Works Summer Boardwalk
RRP:
$24.50

You'll reminisce about carnivals on the pier with Bath & Body Works' new three-wick candle that combines the sweetness of caramel-glazed popcorn, warm taffy apples and salty-sweet cream. All that's left is a ride on the Ferris wheel and winning a teddy bear after a round of Whack-A-Mole. 


3. Diptyque Baies/Berries
RRP:
$70, £51

Pick your own season is fast approaching, but if you can't make it to the fields or farm stands for fresh fruit, take in the notes of blackcurrant berries with one of Diptyque shoppers' favorite selections. 


4. Homesick The Bahamas Candle
RRP:
$42

What better place to ring in the summer season than the Bahamas? Clear waters, bright skies, fruity drinks—you can find it all in Homesick's new product, which is a mix of juicy pineapple and coconut. No passport needed!


5. Boy Smells Lanai
RRP:
$36, £42

Described as "exotic, playful and dangerous," this sexy, summertime musk will transport you to your favorite tropical getaway thanks to hints of Spicy clove, cinnamon combine, coconut and orange blossom.


6. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle
RRP:
$70, £50

You'll feel like you're on the English Coast with the sea salt and the mineral scent of rugged cliffs. Perfect for a cozy summer night in, perhaps while a thunderstorm is brewing!


7. Ani + co Passion Grapefruit
RRP:
$40, $25

Get a taste for citrus with this paraben-free, phthalate-free selection from Ani+co. Plus, the candles are made with natural cotton wicks that are lead and zinc free. 


8. Sunday Forever Coconut Milk and Cream
RRP:
$38

Who doesn't go crazy for coconuts during the summer? The lightly-fragranced creamy coconut milk pairs perfectly with a balance of woods.


9. Otherland Melonspell

Summers call for a melon medley! This is a mixture of Ruby Watermelon, Cucumber Dew and Palo Santo. Yes, please!



10. Blomus Sea Salt + Sage
RRP:
$26.99, £16

Described as a "refreshing herbal fruit mix with lavender and wood notes," this selection is a perfect choice for those calming evenings after you've had a little too much sun.


Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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