Scented candles with holiday vibes
Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.
Ah, the heady Ibizan sundown; all tanned limbs, laidback beats and the excitement of the night ahead. Not feeling it in your living room come Friday night? Well, open up the French doors, pour yourself a long G&T and burn this baby infused with coconut and white floral notes. Let the Balearics come to you.
The Italian Job
Dreamy landscapes, olive groves, a lick of sea salt on the air and roads so treacherous it’s a wonder anyone drives at all. That’s the Amalfi coast – and this candle, enriched with the scent of fig, lemon thyme and olive leaf will take you there in a flash.
The weather's unreliable but, for pure coastal drama, you can't beat a bit of Blighty beach action. Grab your bucket and spade – this candle's blend of sea salt, drying driftwood and fragrant hyacinths is what staycay memories are made of. It's also made right here in Berkshire by luxury candlemaker Literati & Light.
If you’ve never been to the mountains in the summer, you’ve missed a trick. Trust us, Heidi was onto something. Capture a touch of the stunning verdancy with this mix of mountain flora after a summer storm – bergamot, wild mountain fennel and rockrose. Lush.
Summer In the City
August in Seville and the baking streets are awash with orange blossom and jasmine. So while it may be 18 degrees and overcast here, don’t let that stop you indulging in a Spanish summer. Get this candle on the go, pil pil your prawns, pour yourself a cold sherry, and you’re away.
Few of us will be kicking our feet through the white sands of the Seychelles anytime soon but don’t let that stop you from the odd daydream. Take yourself there with this exotic mix of coconut, vanilla, amber and orange.
Ancient streets, spice markets and burning sun and shade are conjured up with this evocative Egyptian amber candle, with notes of jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli. Old school – in a good way.
Did you know that Paris confectioners and curators of all things chic Ladurée made candles? You do now. Part of their ‘Les Capitales’ range, this Tokyo candle not only looks good enough to eat, but is delicately scented with floral yellow tea to evoke the calm of a Japanese tea house. We feel more zen already