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10 best scented candles for summer

Fill your house with scents of the summer: florals, zesty fruits and err, freshly mown grass 

Burning a delicately fragranced candle is easily the most luxurious way to fill your home with scent. Adding instant romantic light, warmth and fragrance, it can help set a mood and help you to unwind.

But while there’s certainly no shortage of summer scented candles available this season, it can be hard to ensure you’re getting a good quality, nice smelling one, particularly if you are shopping online.  Indeed, a poorly made candle might smell gorgeous when brought to the nose, but lighting it may not produce any scent whatsoever.

Whether you want something fresh and uplifting or more sensuous and moody, here’s our pick of the best ones that will help bring the outdoors into your home during the season ahead.

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Cire Trudon’s Giambattista Valli Rose Poivrée Candle is as self-indulgent and lavish as it gets in the world of candles and we think it is definitely the best of the bunch for this summer. For a budget option, our vote goes to the Wax Lyrical Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle.

Buy now

1. White Company English Garden, from £16

2. Wax Lyrical Japanese Cherry Blossom, from £3.99

3. Cire Trudon Giambattista Valli Rose Poivrée, £65

4. Osprey Cut Grass, £24

5. Yankee Candle Orange Splash, from £6.81

6. VOYA Signature Candle, from £10

7. Timothy Dunn Grecian Lime, £55

8. Urban Apothecary Strawberries and Cream, £30

9. Jo Malone White Silk Blossom, £42

10.  Sophie Conran for Portmeirion “Laughter”, £19.99