Candles With Fresh Summer Scents

Beach House Ambiance

candle with seashells
Bright idea for a midsummer display: surround with a bed of seashells and beach pebbles, still dusted with a bit of white sand. A wide glass dish or bowl holds it all together.

Refreshing, Light Fragrance, Soft Colors Give Scented Candles A Summer Glow

I like different kinds of scents for different seasons, don’t you? In spring I am ready for something fresher and sweeter, in fall something that smells like baked desserts or spices, in winter the Christmas scents of fresh fir and balsam, baked apple or cinnamon, and in summer? Well the scents of summer candles are what this is all about.

Maybe you will love the scents that I think are just right for summer evenings.

Some favorite smelling candles will become perennial, but Candle companies change their formulations every season and year. Identify notes that you prefer and look for their inclusion in the newest fragrances that are being offered.

I have more than one company that I regularly buy candles from, but look for a number of them when out shopping: Woodwick, Yankee, Chesapeake, and will give others a try after a sniff test! Look for the ingredients as well… soy and beeswax are both premium quality and burn nicely.

Browse through some of the samplings here and pick up some summer decor ideas from the following examples.

Imagine Your Summer Retreat – With fresh scented candles and a tall, cool drink

A Summer retreat any time, any day.

That sounds heavenly to me.

They say summer is relaxing and time for vacations, but there is a lot of summer that is busy and demanding. That is when I want a place to regroup and unwind. If you have the same idea, here are elements of what makes such a retreat for me:

  • A comfortable chair that stays cool to the touch. It can be an Adirondack on the screened porch, or a leather chair inside, or just a cool cotton slipcover on just about any chair that feels comfy to sit in.
  • A small table to set the tall, cool drink on, and of course a tall glass of something refreshing with lots of ice. This year a fruit smoothie that my son makes will do nicely.
  • Maybe your tall cool drink is a lemonade or Tahitian Limeade.
  • Two elements to complete the atmosphere of quiet and relaxation…
  • A book of choice: In the morning, a bible for a devotional start to the day. Later on, a garden book for when I like to think about pretty garden, but want to take a break from actually tending one. Light reading for whenever!
  • A scented candle: The ideal aroma for me would be the grapefruit scents or a soft, ocean-inspired scent as first choice, but I do like to vary home fragrance candles.

Can you picture such a space for yourself? Is it in a special garden shed retreat? Or perhaps on the patio, maybe a corner of your bedroom, but have you a place that is just yours?

How Does That Smell?

Descriptions of Summertime Fragrance:

  • Light, Clean, Pure.
  • Sweet, but not overwhelming or cloying.
  • Verdant, Crisp.
  • Fruits and Dessert, but not heavy. Fresh.

Choices Just For The Summer Season

ivy leaves
Leafy, and green

My Favorite Brands In Summer Fresh Scents

Woodwick Candles

The sound of a crackling bonfire lighting up the summer night, that is what you envision when burning Woodwick candles. The highly fragranced candles give the room a pleasant aroma for a perfectly relaxed atmosphere.

 

Review of Fresh Water and Sea Salt

Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candle 14.5 Oz White Barn Fresh Water & SEA Salt
Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candle 14.5 Oz White Barn Fresh Water & SEA Salt

I love these fresh scents, and for summer you want something light, yet pervasive. Excellent review of this one in the video.

Green Garden Ivy infused with the scent of ripe tomatoes, thick ivy, and hints of orange rind; there’s nothing more summery.

NEST Moss and Mint

A premium candle with superior wax, a 50 hour burn time, and fresh summer scent.

Moss and Mint scented candle by one of my favorite companies

Moss and Mint scented candle by one of my favorite companies

Moss and Mint are Fresh

The aromas of garden mint, apple blossom and muguet des bois, with a touch of oakmoss and vetiver create a complex, delightful perfume that makes you think of garden parties, evening breezes, and romance.

Fragrant Candle Recommendations

Summer in Tuscany

It’s a feeling, not just a place.

Fruits, Sunny Yellow, combine to make this scented candle something that will be one of your summer fragrance favorites.

Mambino Organics Summer In Tuscany Organic Soy Candle (50 hr burn time)
Mambino Organics Summer In Tuscany Organic Soy Candle (50 hr burn time)

Fresh fruits like grapefruit, pomegranate, and berries, notes of wildflowers will transport you to one of the most romantic, delicious places possible: Tuscany.

Banana Split Candle

Banana Split Candle

Sweet, fun, or fresh… candles come in not just the scents, but cute sculptural effects. I have to confess that I can’t bring myself to burn some of the candles I buy and keep them as decorative accents. The scented ones still give off some of their aroma, whether or not I burn them.

Tuscany: Basil, Cilantro, Rosemary Archipelago Soy Wax Candle
Tuscany: Basil, Cilantro, Rosemary Archipelago Soy Wax Candle

 

white lantern on the table
by George Hodan

When The Weather Heats Up

We still like some candlelight in our home décor

White Lantern On The Table

Even though the temperatures are registering high, the comfort of candlelight is no less welcoming. I like to take the summer candles out on the screened-in porch. If purchased in their own glass jars, there are many things, like large glass bowls or lanterns, that will keep the candle flames protected from breezy summer nights .

Keep the scents light, fruit, and fresh, or allow for sweeter aromas than you might be comfortable with in cooler seasons. Do go ahead and burn some candles during the summer months. It might even come in handy when those thunderstorms knock out electricity on occasion.

Decorate with the same concerns for safety that you would use in winter.

  • Flameproof containers and no flammable decorations too close to the candles
  • Keep them away from curtains and don’t burn candles when you are absent
  • Just common sense rules like that will keep your candle burning in a safe and happy way.

Root Scented Seeking Balance Relax Candle, Geranium Lavender
Root Scented Seeking Balance Relax Candle, Geranium Lavender

Feel your emotions balance when inhaling this relaxing aromatherapy combination of scents.

Aromatherapy

Spa fresh scents can work as aromatherapy using some of the same oils that other home fragrance carriers employ.

Root Company Makes A Relaxing Geranium Lavender Blend – Summer for relaxing, balance, energizing

Aromatherapy is welcome in any season. The scent of geranium oil gives an uplifting feeling to mood. It is feminine and floral.

Lavender is well known for inspiring a feeling of calm. The two combine in a relaxing balance of scent.

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Summer Wish breezes in with smell of soft floral and green grass

Summer Scoop is like a strawberry ice cream delight

Cool Pops

These delicious fragranced candles come in cute tumbler glass containers with the cutest scalloped tops. Creamsicle colors, too.

 

 

 

 

Yankee Candle MELON MARGARITA 22 oz Large Cool Pops Limited Edition Tumbler Candle
Yankee Candle MELON MARGARITA 22 oz Large Cool Pops Limited Edition Tumbler Candle

Melon Margarita

Triple Berry

More mouth watering aromas that just say summer vacation and good times. These are like your favorite sweet treats.

Peaches and Berries, since we are speaking of seasonally delicious aromas. Try some! They are one of Yankee Candles new scents. Delish.

Lafco Candles

A highly recommended brand that is contained in a beautiful jar, has the highest quality materials and scents on the market.

People who know, buy this brand and ask for it in shops. If you try one, you will not regret it, and though costing a bit more it yields longer burn times and much greater satisfaction.

LAFCO House & Home Chamomile Lavender Candle - Bedroom-16 oz.

LAFCO House & Home Chamomile Lavender Candle – Bedroom-16 oz.

 

 

3 Bottles Set, 1 Fireside, 1 Toasted Marshmallow, 1 Campfire 1/2 Fl Oz Each (15ml) Premium Grade Scented Fragrance Oils By Crazy Candles
3 Bottles Set, 1 Fireside, 1 Toasted Marshmallow, 1 Campfire 1/2 Fl Oz Each (15ml) Premium Grade Scented Fragrance Oils By Crazy Candles

Around the campfire on a cool summer eventing

Campfire Treat is an open campfire with yummy marshmallows.

Nothing more pleasing to the nose than the June treat of Fresh Cut Roses, but this time in a perfumed candle by Yankee Candle Co. in their jar candle container. Boasting cotton wicks and safe for burning inside and outside.

Mom Gives The Best Candles

My kids say that because I like to get good smelling, high quality candles to give as gifts.

Brands help me choose well when foraging through discounters like ‘Tuesday Morning’ or online.

Up On The Boardwalk – Summertime Memories Caught In A Fragrance

1 X Slatkin & Co. 14.5 Oz. 3-wick Candle Summer Boardwalk
1 X Slatkin & Co. 14.5 Oz. 3-wick Candle Summer Boardwalk

Spiced Orange

Orange is one of those scents that take on a different personality with additions of spice. It always brings its citrus notes, but mixed with vanilla or other blends brings out its different sides, whether becoming more sensual, brighter and more playful, or with a sweet, cozy feeling. Adding spices is a way to make simple orange more exotic.

A pomander is an age-old way to bring sweet aromas into a room, but it is genius to make it into a candle.

WoodWick® Candles Pomander 10 oz
WoodWick® Candles Pomander 10 oz

Orange with clove and cinnamon spice with the sound of crackling fire, like having a miniature chimnea on a summer night.

Clementine Oranges For Summery Scent – Citrus is always a part of the season

Dayna Decker Botanika Chandel Candle, Clementine, 3 Ounce
Dayna Decker Botanika Chandel Candle, Clementine, 3 Ounce

Fresh orange scent is refreshing and sweet at the same time.

Do you have a favorite summer scent or favorite way to relax on a summer’s eve?

Spa still life
Spa still life

Create an Atmosphere

Soak up the peaceful feelings of a restful summer vacation with spa scents, candlelight, and some relaxing music. If you have a hammock or a screened in back porch, what could be better to enjoy an evening at home?

Luscious Fruit

Voluspa Goji & Tarocco Orange Large Glass Jar Candle 100 Hour 16 oz
Voluspa Goji & Tarocco Orange Large Glass Jar Candle 100 Hour 16 oz

Tarocco orange is so refreshing and Goji fruit adds an exotic touch. This is another variation on fresh citrus scent of orange, giving it more complexity.

 

I hope you liked this collection of representative Summertime scents.