When you think of candles, there’s a very good chance you associate them with all things cozy and comfortable. I mean, how could you not? They have the potential to transform a space, not just with a flicker of light, but also with smells that remind us of places, memories and feelings. With that being said, there’s absolutely no reason why candles have to be reserved for colder weather, namely the holiday season. In fact, we’re here to celebrate all of the summer-inspired candles that are trending right now, from Maison Margiela’s Beach Walk to Bath and Body Works’ Watermelon Lemonade. Ahead, figure out which summer-scented candle is the perfect fit for you.
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The “It” Fragrance of the Summer
Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk
All of Maison Margiela’s REPLICA fragrances transport you to favorite moments. In this case, it’s a sandy beach in Calvi, France in 1972.
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The Vibrant Citrus Candle
Atelier Cologne Clémentine Hollywood Candle
First of all, can we take a moment to talk about how pretty this candle’s packaging is? The candle celebrates Hollywood — the vibrant energy of its people and the blue of the ocean. It’s a fresh, fruity scent with a hint of woody notes that you’ll want to light on repeat.
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The Super-Affordable Option
Bath & Body Works Endless Weekend 3-Wick Candle
We can’t take a trip to Bath & Body Works without splurging on at least one new candle. This one smells like a subtle floral mix of coconuts and mandarin. Be warned: you will want the body lotion and home fragrance, too.
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The Luxe Candle
Diptyque Lys/Lily Candle
There’s something about a Diptyque candle that instantly gives any space an upgrade (see every shelfie ever). Lys/Lily is the newest launch from the brand, and it’s a green, fresh-smelling scent that will remind you of taking a trip to your nearest bodega for lilies.
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The Nostalgic Candle
Homesick Candles Summer Camp Candle
For a candle that will take you right back to long days spent with your fellow campers, meet the Homesick Summer Camp Candle. It’s a mix of fragrances, including grass, sunscreen, smoke and sandalwood. This is truly your camp experience in candle form.
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The Calming Candle
Vancouver Candle Co. Novo (Restore) Candle
First of all, all Vancouver Candle Co. candles are seriously chic thanks to the signature sleek black packaging. These soy candles are made of essential oils and fine fragrances with the purpose of providing aromatherapy benefits. This one’s meant to help you “restore,” a.k.a. find your calm and serenity, with notes of lemongrass, jasmine and mandarin.
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The Sweet-and-Fruity Candle
Wax Buffalo in Lemon Tonic
This is the type of candle that you’ll sniff approximately 100 times before giving it its first light. It’s one of Waax Buffalo’s newest scents for summer and smells like a mix of sweet lemon-lime goodness.