Buying and burning summer candles is really fun for me because summer candle scents come in a such a vast range- from coconut to peach to lemon, candle scents for summer can be sweet, fruity, beachy, fresh, and a mix of all of those! I have a few favorites that I burn every year and I have a few new ones I purchased recently that I want to share!
My number one favorite summer candle is Tiki Beach. This candle is one of my top three favorites EVER. It smells SO flipping good. The main notes consist of Warm Vanilla Musk, Orchids, and Toasted Coconut. The mix of vanilla and coconut doesn't make a vanilla coconut scent- it makes a whole new sweet and fresh scent, moreso sweet but not in a candy way. It's not too sweet or powerful of a scent and I honestly think anyone would love this candle. I always have a few on hand and can't wait to burn it. Although I think it is more of a summer scent, I do start burning this in spring! I like to burn this one in my master bedroom and living room. Such an amazing scent!!
Other scents I love to burn in summer are any lemon, citrus scents. I especially burn a citrus candle in my kitchen all year round but with spring and summer, I'll burn that scent anywhere in my home. My favorite lemon candle is Sugared Lemon Zest. This citrus scent also has sugar so it balances the citrus and makes it more sweet. This smells just like lemon cookies (my fav!) because while I love lemon scents, I don't like to burn straight up lemon- I like to add a little more fragrance so the sugar compliments the notes really well! Highly recommend this candle.
Lastly, two new candles I bought this year are Orange Cream Soda and Pool Party. Orange Cream Soda was a candle I could not wait to burn. I burn this one in my office. It has tangerine and vanilla which smells so sweet and delicious! I knew this one would smell delightful. The second candle I have is Pool Party. The main notes are Cool Blue Waters, Coconut Suntan Lotion & Sun-Softened Musk. This candle smells very fresh- honestly a bit like an all purpose cleaner, it's not as great as I imagined it would be but I like to burn it in my hallway bathroom just to add a nice fresh scent. It still smells good but is not one I would repurchase just because I like something more sweet or fruity- not a purely, strong fresh scent.