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Some of The Most Popular Summer Candle Scents

10 of the Most Popular Summer Candle Scents

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Summer is here and with that, comes many changes in our lives. We change our wardrobe, schedules, and the food we eat. We plan for vacations, child care, and family events. With so much change happening, we should look at changing out the scented candles we burn in our home. This will help match the feelings and emotions that summer brings. To help with your choice in deciding which scented candles are for you, MR Candle scoured the internet looking for the most popular summer candle scents. We looked through forums, candle websites, fragrance/essential oil vendor websites, and the comment sections of all. The below 10 candle scents are the most popular for the summer.

Why do we want the popular this or that?

Have you ever wondered why we want what others like or have? What is it about our nature that leads us down the same roads as everyone else? We see it everywhere and with so many things. Your child asks for a toy for Christmas, that you have never even heard of. When you ask them where they heard about it, most of the time it will be “so and so has one”. 

It doesn’t stop with our children though, we do the same thing. I mean you are here now, reading a blog post about the most popular summer candle scents.

According to Psychology Today we lean toward the popular, because as individuals we do not have the time to research and learn the ins and outs of every item we would want, Therefore if everyone else is buying it, the item must be worth our time.

10. Woodsy

Woodsy fragrances are musky scents that would include wood, moss, earth, and leaves. Listing it out like that doesn’t sound like they would make good candles. However, woodsy scented candles can inspire you to take a moment and clear your head. These candles can remind us of walking in a fresh and fragrant forest. Scents that would fall in this category:

  • Sandlewood
  • Cedar
  • Balsam
  • Frankincense
  •  Patchouli
  • Sage
  • Ginger

9. Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey

This is a great scent to sit back and relax on those warm summer nights. The soothing scent of oatmeal, creamy french vanilla, rich warm milk, nutty almond, and sweet honey.

8. Orange

Orange or any citrus for that matter. The sweet and fresh scent of citrus is a great contrast to the hot summer days. Try some of these citrus scents:

  • Orange Blossom
  •  Grapefruit
  • Lemon and Lavender
  • Strawberry Lemonade

7. Apple Cinnamon

This one was a shocker to me. I would have figured apple cinnamon would have been a fall candle. I guess nothing beats the sweet scent of apples and the spicy fragrance of cinnamon.

6. Clean Cotton

An intoxicatingly fresh and floral aroma that brings to mind clothes hanging on a line in the warm summer breeze.

5. Fruity (Melons and Berries)

Not much else quite says summer like fresh ripened fruit. While all fruit was mentioned, melon and berry fragrances was some of the most mentioned. The cool, clean scent of melons and the luscious sweet scent of berries. 

4. Dessert

Bakery inspired dessert scented candles are highly sought after. The sweet and warm fragrance of our favorite desserts makes a home feel cozy. Nowadays you can find just about any of your favorites.

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Hot Apple Pie
  • Maple Butterscotch
  • Lemon Pound Cake

3. Flowers

Placing bouquets around the house brings color and a soft fragrance of your favorite flowers. However, these bouquets cannot do what a floral scented candle of your favorite flower can. One scented candle can fill your room with the floral scent. There are many floral scents to choose from, but these are some of the most popular:

  1. Lavender
  2. Roses
  3. Jasmine
  4. Magnolia
  5. Orchid
  6. Honeysuckle

2. Tropical

These light and breezy tropical scents evoke lazy days at the beach and warm sunshine. They are perfect for the days stuck at home or the office, dreaming of being on a paradise island. Listening to the waves crash against the beach, feeling the warm breeze against your skin, and smelling the sweet scents of tropical fruit intermingled with the salt of the ocean.

1. Vanilla

The sweet, cozy, and comforting fragrance of vanilla is not just a summer favorite, but a year round favorite. Vanilla produces the feeling of happiness and reminds us of food. We often find comfort in food and therefore the scent of vanilla can bring comfort. Some studies have also shown that vanilla can be a successful aphrodisiac. Next time you need to set the mood, light a scented candle that has a soft scent and is mixed with vanilla.

As I have stated here and here , a good smelling candle is subjective and we like what we like. Hopefully this list will give you a place to start to find that perfect summer candle scent.


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