These Summer Candles Will Make Your Home Smell Like a Luxurious Beachside Resort

I know what you're thinking, aren't candles more of a winter thing? I used to think this as well, until I went round to my friend's house one day and spotted her & Other Stories Perle De Coco candle burning in the hallway. Trust me when I saw that her home smelt like a luxury beachside resort. As we moved into her garden, I then got a whiff of Diptyque's Citronnelle candle and immediately made a mental note to pop to the shops the next day so I could buy the exact same one.

Although I always like to switch up my home for the new season with brightly-coloured cushions and fun tableware, I didn't realise just how much of a difference a summer-scented candle could make. These escapist scents have a way of making you feel like you're on holiday, even if (like me) you are sat on your balcony listening to the sound of London traffic below.

Trust me, even if it's pouring with rain (which isn't a rare occurrence in the UK), a candle is an easy way to elevate your space and help you pretend that it's bright sunshine outside. So, whether you're entertaining friends this summer or having a chilled one in the garden by yourself, I highly recommend checking out my edit of the chicest summer candles that not only look great, but smell great, too...

@emmahoareau fireplace with candles and flowers

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The Best Candles to Try This Summer

  1. Best candle for outdoors: Diptyque Citronelle
  2. Best candle for days at home: Byredo Summer Rain
  3. Best candle for dinner parties: Carrière Frères Tomato
  4. Best high street candle: & Other Stories Perle de Coco
  5. Best candle for summer drinks: Phlur Tangerine Boy
  6. Best candle for the garden: Maison Margiela Replica From The Garden
  7. Best candle overall: Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia
  8. Best escapist candle: Space NK Mykonos Blue
  9. Best candle for any occasion: Malin + Goetz Strawberry
  10. Best candle for a hot day: Floral Street X Van Gogh Museum Sunflower Pop
  11. Best White Company candle: The White Company Summer
  12. Best candle for endless compliments: Granado Bossa

Shop My Edit of Summer Candles

1. Diptyque Citronnelle

2. Byredo Summer Rain

3. Carrière Frères Tomato

5. Phlur Tangerine Boy

6. Maison Margiela Replica From The Garden

7. Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia

8. Space NK Mykonos Blue

9. Malin + Goetz Strawberry

10. Floral Street X Van Gogh Museum Sunflower Pop

11. The White Company Summer

12. Granado Bossa

Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.