Harpersbazaar.com recently released its list of “10 Candles That Smell Like Summer”. A number of high end candle brands like Jo Malone & Diptyque were featured in this summer collection. In addition, a few under the radar candles were also listed. Below are details on select candles that made the list.
Jo Malone’s website describes this candle as “The delightful scent of an early summer garden”, while fragrantica.com called this candle “a feminine and romantic fragrance”. It combines a tart rhubarb scent with powdery white lilac and subtle notes of rose. It retails for $70 and can be purchased at stores such as Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Bloomingdales.
Diptyque is an upscale fragrance company that has been producing candles, personal care items & perfumes since 1961. They have created a limited edition candle to celebrate the opening of its new store in Los Angles. This “Beverly Hills” candle combines notes of lemons, mint, orchid and freesia to create a fresh & clean scent.
Nest Fragrances Ocean Mist Candle
Dreaming of spending a warm summer day on the shores of a tropical beach? The Ocean Mist Candle from Nest Fragrances can help take you there. Combining sea salt, white tea and coconut, this candle is fresh & vibrant. Amazon reviews rate this candle at 4.5 out of 5 stars with many reviews noting it will mask strong odors. They also claim its has a grapefruit scent, although not advertised. This 8oz candle should burn for 60 hours and retails for $38 at Saks, Nordstroms & Bloomingdales.
L’Occitane began in 1976, producing a line of hand & bath soaps. Since then, they have expanded their product line to include skincare items, perfumes & candles. Their Arlesienne Perfumed Candle is a bold, floral candle combining notes of rose, sweet violet and saffron.
Calypso St. Barth Figue Scented Candle
Calypso St. Barth is a clothing manufacturer with upscale retail boutiques that can be found across the United States. They’ve recently expanded their product line to include candles & fragrances. Their Figure Scented Candle is a Mediterranean inspired candle which combines fig, violet petals, vanilla and musk. An 8oz jar candle retails for $55 and can be purchased on the companies website.
SkinnySkinny is an New York based skin care company that makes a line of products that are free of toxic, unnatural and unsafe ingredients. They’ve now launched a 100% eco-friendly line of candles. Their Vetiver & Bitter Orange Candle consists of earthy wood notes of vetiver with the sweet, tangy orange scents. You can order a 7oz jar candle on their website for $34.
As the name suggests, this is a candle which is reminiscent of a day at the beach combining distinct marine sand notes with driftwood and a salty sweet musk. A 10oz jar candle can be purchased online for $45.